Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Ledia Heninger

Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Ledia Heninger

Item Info

Item No: frk00081
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Ledia Heninger
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 326
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink

Diese beide Ehe Gatten als Christian Heni= \ nger und sein Leiblige Haußfrau Eva Catharina \ eine Geborne Gebhardin Luterische Religion ist eine \ Tochter zur welt geboren als Ledia ist Geboren \ im Jahr Unsers HERRN Jesu Christi 1790 den 27 Mertz \ um 5 Uhr Abends in Makunschi Taunschip Northamton \ Caunti im Staat Pensilvanie und wurde darauf den 29 Aprill \ zur Heilige Tauffe gebragt, und von Herr Buskirg \ Diener des Göttligen worts getauffet. Die dazu gebeten \ Tauffzeugen waren Daniel Gebhard und \ Anna Catharina Heningerin und haben \ ihr den Namen beigelegt als \ Ledia

[in heart]
Gedenke an deinen Schöpfer \ in deiner Jugend ehe dan die böse \ Tage komen und die Jahre her \ zu treten dan du wirst \ sagen sie gefallen \ mir nicht


To these two married people, namely Christian Heninger and his bodily wife Eva Catharina, a born Gebhardin, Lutheran religion, a daughter was born into the world, named Ledia, was born in the year of our Lord Jesus Christ 1790, the 27 March at 5 o’clock in the evening in Macungie Township, Northampton County, in the state of Pennsylvania, and was subsequently on the 29 April brought to the holy baptism, and baptized by Mister Buskirg, servant of God’s Word. The requested sponsors were Daniel Gebhard and Anna Catharina Heningerin and gave her the name Ledia.

[in heart]
Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come and the years approach when you will say, "I find no pleasure in 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 decorated with scalloped borders and leafy vines, 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 Flying Angel Artist is also known as the Blowsy Angel Artist.  For related examples see also FLP 80 and 82-87; see also frkr00002, a carved woodblock with imagery to the work fo the Flying Angel Artist.

Associated Names: van Buskirk, Jacob
Provenance: Levi E. Yoder


“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: Region/County:Northampton [now Lehigh]
City/Town/Township:Macungie Township
Creation Place Note:Based on location of birth

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1800
Image Dimensions Width: 34 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 81
Creator Name: [Flying Angel Artist (active c. 1780-1811)] - Decorator
[Flying Angel Artist (active c. 1780-1811)] - Scrivener

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