Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Maria Margreda Frey

Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Maria Margreda Frey

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Item No: frk00758
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Maria Margreda Frey
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 336
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink

Maria Margreda Freien \ hat Daß licht dieser Welt erblickt in America \ In Der steet von Penselvany in Albany: Daunschip \ In: berks Caunty im Jahr des herrn und heilandes Jesu Christy \ 1791 Den 27den Tag augusty: und ist Getauft worden Den [blank] ten \ [blank] 17 [blank] dieses kind ist auf und angenommen worden als bey \ Pfahren Mieller: ein lutärischer Prediger und Diener deß worts \ Nach christy befell. mathä. am. 28. ten. ca. v. 19. Taufzeigen wahren \ Johanneß Deerr und Seine eliche Haußfrau Margreda \ Der Vatter ist der ersame Henrich Frey und die Mutter eine Gebohrne \ bohlichen Der vornamen ist wie oben \ Gemelt ist als Margreda


Maria Margreda Freien saw the light of this world in America in the state of Pennsylvania, in Albany Township in berks County, in the year of the Lord and Redeemer Jesus Christ 1791, the 27th day of August; and was baptized on the [blank] th [blank] 17 [blank]. This child was taken and received by pastor Mieller, a Lutheran preacher and servant of God’s word, according to Christ’s command, Matthew 28:19. Sponsors were Johanness Deer and his lawful wife Margreda. The father is the honorable Henrich Frey and the mother a born Bohlichen. The first name is as mentioned above, namely Margreda.

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 on the sides and top by leafy vines of flowers. The entire document is enclosed in a decorative border. Additional text in Fraktur is on the reverse. For the record of the reverse, see FLP 758v.
Conrad Gilbert was formerly known as the Bern Township Artist; occasionally his work has also been attributed to the Reading-Berks Artist and Berks County Artist.

Associated Names: Schefer
Provenance: Scott Francis Brenner


“Johann Conrad Gilbert” 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. 309-311. 

Frederick S. Weiser, “His Deeds Followed Him: The Fraktur of John Conrad Gilbert,” in Der Reggeboge 16, no. 2 (1982): 33-45.

Creation Place Town/Township: Creation Place Note:Based on location of birth
City/Town/Township:Albany Township

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1810
Image Dimensions Width: 19.5 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 758
Creator Name: [Gilbert, Johann Conrad (1734-1812) school of] - Decorator
[Gilbert, Johann Conrad (1734-1812) school of] - Scrivener

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