Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Jacob Ehrhart

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Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Jacob Ehrhart

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Item No: frk00042
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Jacob Ehrhart
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 102
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink
Transcription:

Jacob Ehrhart ist geboh= \ ren den 29 tag September Ihm Jahr unsers \ Herrn 1808 in Obermilford Taunschip Lecha \ Caunty von christlichen Ehe Leuten Jacob Ehrhart und seine Ehefrau Lowisa eine gebohrne \ Stählerin seine Taufzeichen sind Georg Schuler \ und seine Ehefrau Magdalena

[in heart]
Alles was ihr wollet, daß euch \ die Leute thun sollen, das thut ihr \ ihnen; das ist das Gesetz und \ die Propheten \ Matthäi. C. 7 \ v. 12.


Translation:

Jacob Ehrhart was born on the 29th day of September in the year of our lord 1808 in Upper Milford Township, Lehigh County, to the Christian married couple Jacob Ehrhart and his lawful wife Lowisa, a born Stählerin. His sponsors are Georg Schuler and his wife Magdalena.

[in heart]
In everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this is the Law and the Prophets. Matthew 7:12.


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

Hand-drawn, hand-colored; hand-lettered. The main text in Fraktur is within a frame in the center of the document, below it is the baptismal verse within a heart flanked by stemmed rosettes and tulips. There two birds on stemmed flowers on both sides and two birds on the top corners of the text frame. A tulip and small rosettes are in the top center, and a large rosette is in each upper corner. The item is framed by a diamond-motif border. Jacob Ehrhart, the owner of this certificate, was the son of the man for whom certificate FLP 41 was made and the brother of the woman for whom certificate FLP 40 was made; all three certificates were made by the same artist.


Associated Names: Stähler, Lowisa
Provenance: Henry S. Borneman

Creation Place Town/Township: Region/County:Lehigh
City/Town/Township:Upper Milford Township
State/Province:Pennsylvania
Creation Place Note:Based on location of birth

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1830
Image Dimensions Width: 40.5 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 42
Creator Name: Anonymous - Decorator
Anonymous - Scrivener

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