Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Elisabeth Nagel

Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Elisabeth Nagel

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Item No: frk00074
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Elisabeth Nagel
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; German script; Roman script
Language: German; English
Weiser Number: 395
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink

Diesen beyden Eh=gatten als Peter \ Nagel und seine Eheliche Haus Frau Sussanna eine gebohrne \ Geiselmansin ist eine Tochter zur Welt gebohren als Elisabeth Nagel ist zur Welt \ Gebohren im Jahr unsers Herrn Jesu 1845 den 16ten Tag May im Zeichen Jungfrau \ Ist: weil alle menschen in Sünden empfangen und gebohren: laut Christi lehre all \ Kindlein zu Jesus sollen gebracht warden: wie der Evangelist Marcus 10. v. 15. A. beschreibet \ Daß: wer das reich Gottes nicht emphählet als ein Kindlein der wird nicht hinein kommen \ Mithin durch die heilige Taufe in den Gnaden=bund Gottes einverleibet, und von Herrn \ Heilich Pfarrer den [blank] ten Tag [ blank] getauft und genennet wie oben gemeldet \ Tauf=zeigen sind Vatter und Mutter selbest oben gemeldete Elisabeth Hagel ist geboh \ ren und getauft worden: in America im Staat Pennsylvania in Yorck \ County in Paradies Taunship Peter Marcle his hand 1850

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Made by Henry Gise Paradise Township York County pa in the year of our Lord 1846


To these two married people, namely Peter Nagel and his lawful wife Sussanna Nagel, a born Geiselmansin, a daughter was born into the world, named Elisabeth Nagel, was born into the world in the year of our Lord 1845, the 16th day of May, in the sign of Virgo. Because all people are conceived and born in sin, according to Christ’s teachings, all children shall be brought to Jesus, as the Evangelist Mark 10:15 explains, that, who does not receive the kingdom of God as a child shall not be able to enter, she was incorporated into the covenant of grace through the holy baptism, and on [blank] day [blank] was baptized and named as mentioned above by Mister Heilich, preacher. Sponsors are father and mother themselves. Above mentioned Elisabeth Nagel was born and baptized in America, in the state of Pennsylvania, in York County, in Paradise Township. Peter Marcle, his hand, 1850. 

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Made by Henry Gise, Paradise Township, York County, PA, in the year of or Lord 1846.

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

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The main text in Fraktur is within large heart in center, flanked by two female figures holding flowering vines and standing on clouds, in the style of artist Daniel Peterman. Two parrots sit on the vines in the top corners. Above and below the heart are rosettes, tulips, and other flowers.
The scrivener’s name was added at the bottom of the heart, and the decorator’s name at the bottom of the document, both in English in Roman script. The drawing dates to 1846, and the infill to 1850.

Associated Names: Peterman, Daniel
Provenance: Henry S. Borneman


June Burk Lloyd, Faith and Family: Pennsylvania German Heritage in York County Area Fraktur (York, Pa.: York County Heritage Trust, 2001), published as fig. 64.

Creation Place Town/Township: Region/County:York
City/Town/Township:Paradise Township
Creation Place Note:Based on location of birth

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1850
Image Dimensions Width: 32.5 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 74
Creator Name: Henry Gise (?-?) - Decorator
Peter Marcle (1789-1850) - Scrivener

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