Birth and Marriage Certificate (Geburts und Trauschein) for Andreas Lindemuth

Birth and Marriage Certificate (Geburts und Trauschein) for Andreas Lindemuth

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Item No: frk00055
Title: Birth and Marriage Certificate (Geburts und Trauschein) for Andreas Lindemuth
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 403
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink

Andreas \ Lindemuth \ ist, geboren, in, virginien \ Schenandoah Caunty den Ersten January Anno 1786. Seine Eltern \ sind Andreas Lindemuth und seine ehe [def.] Christina, seine Taufzeugen sind seine \ eltern. Er tratt in den stand der H. ehestand Mit Rosin[def.] en 11ten Tag May 1809 sie ist geboren in \ virginien Schenandoah Caunty den 14ten November [def.] Ihre Eltern sind Josua Foltz und seine ehe= \ Dorothea Ihr Taufzeuge ist Rosina Foltz eine Toch [def.] er Folzens Wie ihr eigener Tauffschein noch \ deutlicher [def.] et.


Andreas Lindemuth was born in Virginia, Shenandoah County, on the First of January in the year 1786. His parents are Andreas Lindemuth and his wife Christina, his sponsors are his parents. He entered into the holy state of matrimony with Rosin [def.] on the 11th day of May 1809. She was born in Virginia, Shenandoah County, on the 14th of November [def.]. Her parents are Josua Foltz and his [wife] Dorothea. Her sponsor is Rosina Foltz, a dau[ghter of] the Folz’s as her own baptismal certificate [def.] even more clearly.

Category: Birth and Marriage Record (Geburts und Trauschein)
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: Rare Book Department

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur, which extends across the entire document, is framed by a border adorned with undulating vines and tulips. Small rosettes, flowering vines and clusters of grapes fill the spaces between the words and letters in the upper portion of the text.

The Stony Creek Artist made fraktur for numerous members of the Lindemuth family, including FLP 379 and 380 for the daughters of Andreas and Rosina Lindemuth, for whom this certificate was made.  This fraktur has repairs made with fragments of another Lindemuth family fraktur.

Associated Names: Lindemuth, Rosina
Provenance: Henry S. Borneman


“Stony Creek Artist” 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. 2, pp. 738-740.

Klaus Wust, Virginia Fraktur: Penmanship as Folk Art(Edinburg, Va.: Shenandoah History Publishers, 1972); published as fig. 26.

Creation Place County: Creation Place Note:Based on location of birth

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1810
Image Dimensions Width: 35 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 55
Creator Name: [Stony Creek Artist (active c. 1786-1824)] - Decorator
[Stony Creek Artist (active c. 1786-1824)] - Scrivener

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