Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Elisabeth Miller


Item Info

Item No: frk01253
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Elisabeth Miller
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; Roman script
Language: German; English
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink

Geburt- und Tauf=Schein.
Diesen beyden Ehe=Gatten, als Georg Miller und Anna Catharina seiner \ geliebten Ehe=Frau ist ein Tochter lein zur Welt gebohren den 7te Tag Jenner im \ Jahr Christi 1834 und den October darauf in der Heiligen Taufe der Christli= \ che Nahme Elisabeth beyhelegt, durch den Ehrwürd. Herr Pfarrer Michael \ J. Steck In Caunty Westmoreland Staat von Pennsylvanien \ Taufseugen waren die ehrsame Eltern selbst

Konfirmirt [blank]

Nun laßt uns wünschen, daß dieß Kind sich immermehr mit Gott verbind \ und willige in keine Sünd Amen Herr Jesu Amen

Verheurathet [blank]

Made by I. G. Bushyaeger – 1839.


Birth and Baptismal Certificate.
To these two married people, namely Georg Miller and Anna Catharina, his beloved wife, a daughter was born into the world on the 7th day of January in the year of Christ 1834, and in the following October she was given the name Elisabeth in the Holy Baptism from the honorable Mister Pastor Michael J. Steck, in Westmoreland County, state of Pennsylvania. Sponsors were the honorable parents themselves.

Confirmed: [blank]

Now let us wish that this child may unite herself forever with God and does not commit any sins. Amen, Lord Jesus, Amen.

Married: [blank]

[in English]
Made by I. G. Bushyaeger, 1839.

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

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur is in the center of the document. It is surrounded by leafy stems with small fruit. In the bottom center is a tulip. IN the upper center is an urn. The entire document is surrounded by a decorative border.

Associated Names: Steck, Michael J.

"John George Busÿaeger"  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. 1, pp. 144-145.

Lynn A. Brocklebank, "Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, Fraktur: An Initial Survey," The Magazine Antiques 129, no. 1 (January 1986): 258-267.

Creation Place County: Region/County:Westmoreland
Creation Place Note:Based on artist's location and location of birth

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1839
Image Dimensions Width: 30.9 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 1253
Creator Name: John George Busÿaeger (1774-1843) - Decorator
John George Busÿaeger (1774-1843) - Scrivener

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