Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Elennora Berberich

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Item No: frk01190
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Elennora Berberich
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; German script; Roman script
Language: German; English
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink
Transcription:

Gott \ alleine die \ Ehre

Diese beyden Ehegatten als Philipp Berberich \ und seine Ehe Frau Margaretha Eine gebohrene Fuchsin \ ist eine Tochter zur Welt gebohren als Elennora \ ist gebohren im Jahr Christi 17 1802 den 11 Tag May \ um 8 Uhr Morgens im Zeichen des Stiers
Gebohren und Getauft im Staat Pensilvanien \ durch PfarrHerr Müller
Taufzeugen Catharina Berbrichen
Gebohren in Jahr 1801 \ in Dophin Caunty \ Hanover Taunschip

[added in the upper right, in English]
Ellener Pathmore \ died December 27th \ in the year 1842 \ Age 41 years 7 months \ 16 days
 


Translation:

God alone the honor

To these two married people, namely Philipp Berberich and his wife Margaretha, a born Fuchsin, a daughter was born into the world named Elennora, was born in the year of Christ 1801 on the 11th day of May at 8 o’clock in the morning in the sign of Taurus.
Born and baptized in the state of Pennsylvania by pastor Müller.
Sponsors: Catharina Berbrichen
Born in the year 1801 in Dauphin County, Hanover Township.

[added in the upper right, in English]
Ellener Pathmore \ died December 27th \ in the year 1842 \ Age 41 years 7 months \ 16 days
 


Category: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein)
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes:

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur and German script is in the center of the document. Above it are two angels holding a wreath. On the sides are two staffs that are topped by two box-shaped ornaments. In the lower left corner is Jesus on the cross. In the lower right corner is a female figure in a long dress. In the lower center is a pedestal.


Associated Names: Pathmore, Ellener
Bibliography:

"Arnold Hoevelmann" in Russell D. and Corinne P. Earnest, Papers for Birth Dayes: Guide to the Fraktur Artists and Scriveners (East Berlin, Pa.: Russell D. Earnest Associates, 1997), 2nd ed., vol. 1, pp. 399-401.


Antique Market Tabloid, 8/1983, p. 18.


Pennsylvania Folk Art (Allentown, Pa.: Allentown Art Museum, 1974), fig. 34.


Robert M. Kline and Frederick S. Weiser, “A Fraktur-Fest,” in Der Reggeboge 4, no. 3-4 (1970): 3-5.


Sotheby's, 6/9/1983, lot 138.



Creation Place Town/Township: Region/County:Dauphin
City/Town/Township:Hanover Township
State/Province:Pennsylvania
Creation Place Note:Based on location of birth

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1801
Image Dimensions Width: 34 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 1190
Creator Name: [Arnold Hoevelmann (1749-1804)] - Decorator
[Arnold Hoevelmann (1749-1804)] - Scrivener

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