Family Record (Familienregister) [blank]

Family Record (Familienregister) [blank]

Item Info

Item No: frk00059
Title: Family Record (Familienregister) [blank]
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; German script
Language: German
Weiser Number: 536
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink

Familien Verzeichnisz. \ Herr [blank ist gebohren den [blank] Tag [blank] im Jahr unsers \ Herrn, 18 [blank]; und verheiratet den [blank] ten Tag [blank] im Jahr Christi 18 [blank] mit \ [blank]. Sie ist gebohren den [blank] ten Tag [blank] im Jahr 18 [blank]. Diese beiden \ Ehegatten sind wohnhaft in [blank] Caunty im Staat Pennsylvanian in Nord=Amerika \ und sind ihnen Kinder zur Welt gebohren wie ein geschrieben in folgen thut.

[headings for five columns]
Namen der Kinder
Geburts Tag
Getauft von Pfarrer
Tauf Zeugen


Family register
Mister [blank] was born the [blank] day [blank] in the year of our Lord 18 [blank]; and was married on the [blank] day in the year of Christ 18 [blank] to [blank]. She was born on the [blank] day [blank] in the year 18 [blank]. These two married people reside in [blank] County, in the state of Pennsylvania, in North America, and to them were born into the world the children as inscribed below.

[headings for five columns]
Names of the children
Baptized by pastor

Category: Family Record (Familienregister)
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: Rare Book Department

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered; on lined paper. The family register is arranged in five columns, with the note about the parents on top. The table is flanked by leafy vines of flowers and hearts, with a bird perched on top on each side. Two tulips and flowering vines are above the table. In the top center is a spread-winged eagle bearing a shield striped in red and blue.

Associated Names: Wuertz, Adam
Provenance: Henry S. Borneman


“Adam Wuertz” 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, p. 824.

June Burk Lloyd, Faith and Family: Pennsylvania German Heritage in York County Fraktur (York, Pa.: York County Heritage Trust, 2001).

Creation Place County: Creation Place Note:Based on design characteristics and artist’s location

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1830
Image Dimensions Width: 32.5 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 59
Creator Name: [Adam Wuertz] - Decorator
Anonymous - Scrivener

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