Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Maria Anna Elisabeth Fischburn

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Item No: frk01230
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Maria Anna Elisabeth Fischburn
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; Roman print
Language: German
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; ink
Transcription:

Im Jahr Christi 1835 d. 20t. May um 7 Uhr \ Morgens wurde Maria Anna Elisabeth geboren und d. 19t \ July 1835 vom Pfarrer P. S. Fischer, getauft. Die El= \ tern heissen Jacob Fischburn u. dessen weib A. Maria geborne \ Mayerin. Die Taufzeugen waren die Eltern. \ Der Geburtsort war Center Caunty \ Staat Pennsyl=vania Nordamerica

[around halo]
GEHET HIN IN ALLE WELT LEHRET ALLE VÖLKER UND \ TAUFET SIE IM NAMEN DES VATERS DES SOHNES \ UND DES HEILIGEN GEISTES.

[in right seal]
L. S.

[in lower left]
Pr. 37 ½ C

[in lower right]
GABRIEL MIESSE Sc.
 


Translation:

In the year of Christ, the 20th of May, at 7 o’clock in the morning, Maria Anna Elisabeth was born, and on the 19th of July 1835, she was baptized by Pastor P. S. Fischer. The parents are named Jacob Fischburn and his wife A. Maria, born Mayerin. The sponsors were the parents. The place of birth was Center County, state of Pennsylvania, North America.

[around halo]
Go forth in all the world, teach the people and baptize them in the name of the father, the son and the holy ghost.

[in right seal]
L[ocos] S[igillin].

[in lower left]
Pr[ice] 37 ½ C[ent]

[in lower right]
Gabriel Miesse Sc[ulpsit]
 


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

Hand-lettered; printed form. The main text in Fraktur and Roman print is in the center of the document. Beneath it on the left is the seal of the United States with various agricultural tools. To the right is a seal with the letters L. S. (Locus Sigilli, place of the seal) and various barrels, boxes, scrolls and bushels of grain. The text and seals are framed by two columns on the sides and a garland on top. The garland is held by two angels with trumpets. In the lower corners are two pedestals with urns. From them protrude fire and billowing smoke. Below the text is Jesus preaching to his disciples, who are sitting at his feet. Above the text is John the Baptist administering the baptism to Jesus. Both are in the water. Above Jesus’ head is a dove with a ray of light ascending toward heaven. See FLP 1139 for another version of this form.


Associated Names: Miesse, Gabriel
Bibliography:

Klaus Stopp, The Printed Birth and Baptismal Certificates of the German Americans (East Berlin, Pa.: Russell D. Earnest Associates, 1998) vol. 4, p. 295.



Secondary Place County: Geographic Coverage Region/County:Centre
Geographic Coverage Note:Based on location of birth
Geographic Coverage State/Province:Pennsylvania

Creation Place Town/Township: Region/County:Berks
City/Town/Township:Reading
State/Province:Pennsylvania
Creation Place Note:Based on location of printshop

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1827
Image Dimensions Width: 30.5 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 1230
Creator Name: Gabriel Miesse (1807-1886) - Printer/Publisher
Anonymous - Scrivener

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