Birth, Baptismal and Marriage Certificate (Geburts, Tauf, und Trauschein) for Elisabeth Krauss


Item Info

Item No: frk01213
Title: Birth, Baptismal and Marriage Certificate (Geburts, Tauf, und Trauschein) for Elisabeth Krauss
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink

[in heart]
Elisabeth Groffin \ Kraußin \ 1823

[central text]
Tauf und Geburts Sche \ Diesen beyden Ehegatten [word blocked out] Krauß \ und seiner Ehelichen Hausfrau Elisabeth eine gebohrne \ Krauß ist eine Tochter zur Welt geboren den 25ten Abrill im \ Jahr unsers Herrn Jesu 1793 und ist getauft worden \ den 2ten Sontag im May vom Ehrw: H: Herrn G. \ Räller Prediger und Diener des Worts Gottes \ nach Christi Math 28c: 19. Wobey ihr der Nahmen \ Elisabeth gegeben ward. Die Taufzeugen sind die \ Eltern selbst \ Diese Tochter ist gebohren und getauft worden in \ [blank] Taunschip Montgomery County in Nord \ America. \ Elisabeth Kraußin ist mit dem Ehr und Tugendsamen Abraham \ Groff Vermählt worden im Jahr 1816 den 27ten October vom E: W: \ Eltern Georg Räller


[in heart]
Elisabeth Groffin Kraussin, 1823

[central text]
Baptismal and Birth Certificate.
To these two married people [word blocked out] Krauss and his lawful wife Elisabeth, a born Krauss, a daughter was born into the world on the 25th of April in the year of our Lord Jesus 1793, and was baptized on the 2nd Sunday in May by the honorable Mister G. Räller, preacher and servant of God’s word according to Christ, Mathew 28:19, when the name Elisabeth was given to her. The sponsors were the parents themselves. This daughter was born and baptized in [blank] Township, Montgomery County, in North America. Elisabeth Kraussin was married to the honorable and virtuous Abraham Groff in the year 1816, the 27nd of October, by the honorable elder Georg Räller.

Category: Birth, Baptismal and Marriage Certificate (Geburts, Tauf, und Trauschein)
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: Rare Book Department

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-centered. The main text in Fraktur is within a frame that is topped by two arches. From its top protrude two tulips and four star-shaped flowers. On each side are an undulating tulip and a bird. In the lower corners are stars, and in the lower center are two birds with flowers. Additional text in Fraktur within a heart is in the upper center of the document.


Possibly Schwenkfelder in origin.

Associated Names: Räller, Georg

Dennis K. Moyer, Fraktur Writings and Folk Art Drawings of the Schwenkfelder Library Collection (Kutztown, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Society, 1997).

Creation Place County: Region/County:Montgomery
Creation Place Note:Based on location of birth

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1823
Image Dimensions Width: 24.4 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 1213
Creator Name: Anonymous - Decorator
Anonymous - Scrivener

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