Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Catharina Witmer

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Item No: frk01216
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Catharina Witmer
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; Roman script
Language: German
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink
Transcription:

Geburts= und Tauf=Schein.
Catharina, \ Tochter von Peter und Elisabeth Witmer, \ geboren am 25ten Juny 1833 in Mountjoye Tsp. Lancaster \ Caunty, Staat Pennsylvanien, Nord America.
Selig sind, die Gottes Wort \ hören, bewahren und befolgen! \ Chistus bleibt Dein treuer Hort \ Er wird für Dich dann sorgen!

[in lower center]
Befolge stets die Schrift, sie sei Dein Glück auf Erden, \ Sie führt Dich auf den Weg das Himmelreich zu erben.

[in lower right corner]
Fr. Mittelmann [illegible]
 


Translation:

Birth and Baptismal Certificate.
Catharina, daughter of Peter and Elisabeth Witmer, born on the 25th of June, 1833, in Mount Joy Township, Lancaster County, state of Pennsylvania, North America.
Blessed are those who hear, keep and follow God’s word! Christ remains your faithful refuge, he will then care for you!

[in lower center]
Always follow the scripture; it shall be your happiness on earth. It leads you on the way to inherit the kingdom of heaven.

[in lower right corner]
Fr. Mittelmann [illegible]
 


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

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The main text in Fraktur and Roman script within a heart is in the center of the document. The heart is topped by a ribbon, and surrounded by roses. A verse in Fraktur within a rectangular frame is in the lower center.


Associated Names: Witmer, Peter
Bibliography:

"Fr. Mittelmann"  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. 2, p. 557.



Creation Place Town/Township: Region/County:Lancaster
City/Town/Township:Mount Joy Township
State/Province:Pennsylvania
Creation Place Note:Based on location of birth

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1833
Image Dimensions Width: 27.8 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 1216
Creator Name: Fr. Mittelmann (active c. 1828-1851) - Decorator
Fr. Mittelmann (active c. 1828-1851) - Scrivener

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