Item No: frk01252
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Mary Jannata Sunday
Roman print; Roman script
Wove paper; ink
These two parents, as George S. Sunday \ and his wife Anna W. Reeling, a born Charles G. Reehling was \ born a Daughter on the 24th day of September in \ the year of our Lord 1861. This Child was born in \ Jakson township, in York County, state of Pennsylvania. \ Through Baptism received the name of Mary Jannata on the 22th \ day of October in the year 1861 by the Rev. A. A. Deininger.
THE SPONSORS WHERE the Parents.
[open book in upper left]
VER \ BUM \ DEI
[in upper left]
Our souls he washes with his blood, \ As water makes the body clean, \ And the good spirit from our God, \ Descends like purifying rain.
This we engage ourselves to thee, \ And seal our covenant with the Lord, \ O may the great eternal three \ In heav’n our solemn vows record.
[in upper right]
‘Twas the commission of the Lord: \ Go teach the nations and baptize. \ The nations have received the word, \ Since he ascends to the skies.
Repent and be batized he saith, \ For the remission of your sins; \ And thus our sense assists our faith, \ And shews us what his gospel means.
[lower right corner]
V. C. S. Eckert, Printer, Hanover.
[added in script in lower right]
From Henry Heebner of York Pa.
Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein)
Rare Book Department
Hand-lettered; printed form. The main text in Roman print and script within a rectangular frame is in the center of the document. Two verses in Roman print are above it. On each side is a bird. The one on the left is holding fruit in its beak, and the one on the right is holding a feather. In the upper center is Jesus on the cross. In the upper left corner is an open bible (The Word of God) with a branch, a trumpet and a shawl. In the upper right is a person with a cross. An angel is holding the tablet with the commandments. In the lower left corner is an urn with flowers. In the lower right corner is a pedestal with an angel’s head and an urn with flowers. In the lower center is a richly adorned woman with a lyre. She is surrounded by several angels who are practicing a variety of arts, including writing, painting, and making music. The entire document is surrounded by a decorative border.
Sunday, Mary Jannata
Klaus Stopp, The Printed Birth and Baptismal Certificates of the German Americans (East Berlin, Pa.: Russell D. Earnest Associates, 1997) vol. 2, p. 270.
Secondary Place Town/Township:
Geographic Coverage State/Province:Pennsylvania
Geographic Coverage City/Town/Township:Jackson Township
Geographic Coverage Note:Based on location of birth
Geographic Coverage Region/County:York
Creation Place Town/Township:
Creation Place Note:Based on location of printshop
Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin):
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V. C. S. Eckert (active c. 1855) - Printer/Publisher
Anonymous - Scrivener