Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Daniel Lantz

Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Daniel Lantz

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Item No: frk00080
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Daniel Lantz
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 89
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink

Diese beide Ehegatten als Henrich Lantz \ und seine Leiblige Haußfrau Margaretha eine \ Geborne Sigfriedin Reformirte Religion ist einen \ Sohn zur Welt geboren als Daniel ist Geboren \ im Jahr Unsers HERRN Jesu Christi 1782 den 10 February \ um 11 Uhr Abends in Maxitani Taunschip Bercks Caunti \ im Staat Pensilvanie und wurde darauf den [added in pencil:] (Starb Agust 10 1847) zur \ Heilige Tauffe gebragt, und vor Herrn Helffrig Diener \ des Gottligen Worts getauffet. Die dazu gebetene Tauff \ zeugen waren Daniel Levan und seine Hauß \ Frau Magdalena und haben \ ihn den Namen beigelegt als \ Daniel

[in heart]
Gedenke an deinen Schöpfer \ in deiner Jugend ehedann die \ böse tage kom?en und die Jahre \ herzu treten dann du \ wirst sagen sie ge= \ fallen mir \ nicht 


To these two married people, namely Henrich Lantz and his bodily wife Margaretha, a born Sigfriedin, Reformed religion, a son was born into the world, named Daniel, was born in the year of our Lord Jesus Christ 1782, the 10 February at 11 o’clock in the evening in Maxatawny Township, Berks County, in the state of Pennsylvania, and was subsequently [added in pencil:] (died August 10 1847) brought to the holy baptism, and baptized before Mister Helffrig, servant of God’s Word. The requested sponsors were Daniel Levan and his wife Magdalena and gave him the name Daniel.

[in heart]
Remember your Creator in your youth, before the evil days arrive and the years go by, then you will say, “I don’t like them.”

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

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The central text in Fraktur is enclosed within circular frame with scalloped borders, flanked by two flowering vines. Additional verse from Ecclesiastes 12:1 is in a small heart at the bottom center. Two angels holding flowers are in the upper corners and at the top center are two birds and a vine, all enclosed in a circle. The owner’s death date is penciled between the lines of the central text.

The Flying Angel Artist is also known as the Blowsy Angel Artist.  For related examples see also FLP 81-87; see also frkr00002, a carved woodblock with imagery to the work fo the Flying Angel Artist.

Associated Names: Sigfried, Margaretha
Provenance: Henry S. Borneman


“Flying Angel 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. 1, pp. 283-286.

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

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1790
Image Dimensions Width: 33 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 80
Creator Name: [Flying Angel Artist (active c. 1780-1811)] - Decorator
[Flying Angel Artist (active c. 1780-1811)] - Scrivener

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