Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Judith Wetzel

Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Judith Wetzel

Item Info

Item No: frk00082
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Judith Wetzel
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 321
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink

Diese beide Ehe Gatten als Johan Wetzel \ und sein Leiblige Hausfrau Catharina eine Geborne \ Schmidtin Lutherischer Religion ist eine Tochter \ zur welt geboren als Judith ist Geboren Im \ Jahr Unsers HERRN Jesu Christi 1794 den 27 Juny \ um 12 Uhr Nachts in Makunschi Taunschip Northamton \ Caunti im Staat Pensilvanie und wurde darauf den 17 August \ zur Heilige Taufe gebragt, und von Herr Buskirg \ Diener des Götligen Worts getaufet. Die dazu gebetene \ Taufzeugen waren Michel Sterner und seine \ Hausfrau Catharina \ und haben \ ihr den Namen beigelegt als \ Judith 

[in heart]
Herr Lehre mich Thun \ nach deinen Wohlgefallen \ dan du bist mein GOTT \ dein gutter Geist führe \ mich auf ebener \ bahn.  


To these two married people, namely Johan Wetzel and his bodily wife Catharina, a born Schmidtin, Lutheran religion, a daughter was born into the world, named Judith, was born in the year of our Lord Jesus Christ 1794, the 27 June at 12 o’clock in the night in Macungie Township, Northampton County, in the state of Pennsylvania, and was subsequently on the 17 April brought to the holy baptism, and baptized by Mister Buskirg, servant of God’s Word. The requested sponsors were Michel Sterner and his wife Catharina and gave her the name Judith.

[in heart]
Lord, teach me to do according to your pleasure, for you are my God. Your good spirit guides me on an even way.

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 rosettes, flanked by two small birds and flowering vines. Additional verse 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 80-81, 83-87; see also frkr00002, a carved woodblock with imagery to the work of the Flying Angel Artist.

Associated Names: Wetzel, Judith

“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: 34.5 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 82
Creator Name: [Flying Angel Artist (active c. 1780-1811)] - Decorator
[Flying Angel Artist (active c. 1780-1811)] - Scrivener

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