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

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Item No: frk01254
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for [blank] Heulein
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink
Transcription:

Geburt= und Tauf=Schein.
Diesen beyden Ehegatten, als: David \ Heulein und seiner ehelichen Haus= \ frau Catharina geborne Jörger \ ist eine Tochter zur Welt geboren, \ im Jahr unsers HErrn JEsu 1825 den \ 18 ten Tag May
Diese Tochter ist geboren in: Wood= \ beri Tn Schip in Huntingdon Caunty, in \ dem Freystaat Pensilvania in Nord= \ America; und ist getauft worden und erhielt \ den Namen [blank] den \ 14 ten Tag August im Jahr \ unsers HErrn JEsu 1825 von HErrn \ Pfarrer Joh. Diet. Aueran
Die Tauf=Zeugen waren: \ Vater u. Mutter selbst.

Ich bin getauft, ich steh im Bunde, \ Durch meine Tauf mit meinem Gott! \ So sprech ich stets mit frohem Munde, \ in Kreuz, in Trübsal, Angst und Noth. \ Ich bin getauft, des freu’ ich mich, \ Die Freude bleibt mir ewiglich.
Ich bin getauft, ob ich gleich sterbe, \ Was schadet mir das kühle Grab? \ Ich weiß mein Vaterland und Erbe, \ Das ich bey Gott im Himmel hab: \ Nach meinem Tod ist mir bereit, \ Des Himmels Freud und Feyerkleid.

Schellsburg, Bedford Caunty, Penns. \ Gedruckt und beständig zu finden bey Friedrich Goeb.

[in upper left]
Wann wir kaum gebohren werden, \ Ist vom ersten Lebenstritt \ Bis ins kühle Grab der Erden, \ Nur ein abgemeßner Schritt. \ Ach! mit jedem Augenblick \ Gehet unsre Kraft zurück, \ Und wir sind mit jedem Jahre, \ Allzureif zur Todtenbahre.

[in upper right]
Und wer weiß in welcher Stunde, \ Uns die letzte Stimme weckt, \ Denn Gott hat’s mit seinem Munde \ Keinem Menschen noch entdeckt. \ Wer sein Haus nun wohl bestellt, \ Geht mit Freuden aus der Welt, \ Da die Sicherheit hingegen, \ Ewig’s sterben kan erregen.
 


Translation:

Birth and Baptismal Certificate.
To these two married people, namely David Heulein and his lawful wife Catharina, born Jörger, a daughter was born into the world in the year of our Lord Jesus 1825, on the 18th day of May. This daughter was born in Woodbury Township, in Huntingdon County, in the free state of Pennsylvania in North America, and was baptized and received the name [blank] on the 14th day of August in the year of our Lord Jesus 1825 from Mister Pastor Joh. Diet. Aueran.
The sponsors were the father and mother themselves.

I am baptized, I stand united with my God through my baptism. I therefore always speak joyfully in hardship, sadness, fear and need. I am baptized, that’s a joy for me. The joy lasts eternally.
I am baptized, and when I die, how can the cool grave hurt me? I know my fatherland and legacy that I will have with God in Heaven. After death, Heaven’s garment of joy and celebration is prepared for me.

Schellsburg, Bedford County, Penns. Printed and always available from Friedrich Goeb.

[in upper left]
Scarcely born into the world, it is only a short measured pace from the first step to the cool grave in the earth. O with every moment! Our strength diminishes, and with every year we grow more ripe for the bier.

[in upper right]
And who knows in what hour the final voice will awaken us, because God has not revealed this to anybody yet. Who tends to his house will depart from the world with joy. Because surety, in contrast, can provoke eternal death.
 


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

Hand- colored; hand-lettered; printed form. The main text in Fraktur is within a rectangular frame in the center of the document. It is flanked by two angels holding wreaths. Two verses in Fraktur in rectangular frames are in the upper corners. In the upper center is an eagle with a shield, arrows in its claw, and a branch in its beak. In the lower center is a variety of fruit, including grapes, apples, pears, and a watermelon.


Associated Names: Heulein, David
Bibliography:

Klaus Stopp, The Printed Birth and Baptismal Certificates of the German Americans (East Berlin, Pa.: Russell D. Earnest Associates, 1999) vol. 5, p. 11.



Secondary Place Town/Township: Geographic Coverage Region/County:Huntingdon [now Blair]
Geographic Coverage City/Town/Township:Woodbury Township
Geographic Coverage Note:Based on location of birth
Geographic Coverage State/Province:Pennsylvania

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

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1828
Image Dimensions Width: 39 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 1254
Creator Name: Anonymous - Decorator
Anonymous - Scrivener
Friedrich Goeb (1782-1829) - Printer/Publisher

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