Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for [blank]

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Item No: frk01251
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for [blank]
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; Roman print
Language: German; English
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink
Transcription:

Geburts- und Taufschein.
Den beiden Ehegatten, als: [blank] \ und seiner ehelichen Hausfrau \ [blank] eine geborne [blank] \ ist ein [blank] zur Welt geboren, den [blank] \ 18 [blank] im Jahre unsers Herrn [blank] Diese [blank] \ wurde geboren in [blank] \ County, im Staate [blank] in Nordamerika, \ und wurde getauft und erhielt den Namen [blank] \ am [blank] im Jahre unsers \ Herrn 18 [blank] \ Die Taufzeugen waren: [blank]

[upper left corner]
Darum gehet hin, und lehret alle \ Völker, und taufet sie im namen des \ vaters, und des Sohnes, und des hei= \ ligen Geistes. \ Und lehret sie halten alles, was ich \ euch befohlen habe. Und siehe, ich bin \ bei euch alle tage, bis an der Welt \ Ende. \ Matthäus 28, 19, 20.

[upper right corner]
Und da Jesus getauft war, stieg er \ alsbald heraus aus em Wasser; und \ siehe da that sich der Himmel auf über \ ihn. Und Johannes sah den geist Gottes \ sich als eine Taube, herabführen, und \ über ihn kommen. Matthäus 3, 16.

[lower left corner]
Ich bin getauft auf Dei \ nen Namen, \ Gott Vater Sohn und heil= \ ger Geist! \ Ich bin gezählt zu Deiem \ Saamen, \ Zum Volk, daß Dir geheiligt \ heißt. \ Ich bin in Christum einge= \ senkt, \ Ich bin mit seinem Geist be= \ schenkt

[lower right corner]
Durch dieses Siegel Deiner \ Gnade \ Wird jedes Recht der Christen \ sein. \ Weih’ Du uns in dem Was= \ bade \ zu Deinem Kind und Erben \ ein. \ O selig, kennt es einst den \ Werth, \ Des Glücks, daß es Dir an= \ gehört.

[lower center]
Du hast zu Deinem Kind und Erben, \ Mein lieber Vater mich erklärt; \ Du hast die Frucht von Deinem Sterben \ Mein treuer Heiland, mir gewährt; \ Du willst, mein Leben Gott zu weih’n, \ Geist Gottes, selbst mein Beistand sein

Gott, dir sei dieses Kind empfohlen, \ Du nimmst es auf, Dein Wort ist wahr, \ Wir bringen’s, wie Du selbst befohlen \ Dir in der heil’gen Taufe dar. \ Ach segn’ es, Vater, Sohn und Geist, \ Wie uns Dein theures Wort verheißt.


[along lower border]
For Sale by Aug. Kollner corner of Second & Dock Str Phil.a \ Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1849, by Augt Köllner in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the Eastern District of P.
 


Translation:

Birth and Baptismal Certificate
To these two married people namely [blank] and his lawful wife [blank] a born [blank] a [blank] was born into the world on the [blank] 18 [blank] in the year of our Lord [blank] This [blank] was born in [blank] County, in the state of [blank] in North America, and was baptized and received the name [blank] on the [blank] in the year of our Lord 18 [blank]. The sponsors were [blank].

[upper left corner]
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Matthew 28: 19,20.

[upper right corner]
And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and John saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him. Matthew 3:16.

[lower left corner]
I am baptized in your name, God, Father, Son and Holy Ghost. I am counted as one of your seeds, to a people that you blessed. I am embraced by Christ, I have been granted your Spririt.

[lower right corner]
Through the seal of your mercy every right will be for Christians. Initiate us in the bath of water to be your child and heir. O how blessed once it knows the value of the fortune that it belongs to you.

[lower center]
You have declared me to be your child and heir, my dear father. You have granted me the fruit of your death, my loyal savior. You want me to dedicate my life to God, God’s spirit himself be my comfort.

God, this child may be recommended to you. You accept it, your word is true. We are offering it to you in the holy baptism, as you have commanded. O, bless it, father, son and ghost, as your dear word promises.

[along lower border]
For Sale by Aug. Kollner corner of Second & Dock Str Philadelphia. Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1849, by August Köllner in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the Eastern District of P[ennsylvania].
 


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

Hand-colored; printed form. The main text in Fraktur within a decorative frame is in the center of the document. The frame is topped by two angels and two urns with flowers. Above the main text is an image of Jesus in the manger. He is surrounded by several individuals who are praying to him. On the left side of the document is an image of John the Baptist. On the right side is a women dressed in long robes. In the lower center is Jesus receiving his baptism from John the Baptist. Six verses in Fraktur are in the four corners and in the lower center.


Associated Names: Köllner, Augustus
Bibliography:

Klaus Stopp, The Printed Birth and Baptismal Certificates of the German Americans (East Berlin, Pa.: Russell D. Earnest Associates, 1998) vol. 3, p. 268.



Creation Place Town/Township: City/Town/Township:Philadelphia
State/Province:Pennsylvania
Creation Place Note:Based on location of printshop

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1850
Image Dimensions Width: 42.3 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 1251
Creator Name: Augustus Köllner (1813-1906) - Printer/Publisher

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