Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Salomon Zimmerman

Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Salomon Zimmerman

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Item No: frk00085
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Salomon Zimmerman
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 324
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink

Diese beide Ehegaten als Jacob Zimmmerman \ und seine Ehefrau Catharina eine Geborne \ Gnabenbergrin Lutherische Religion ist einen Sohn \ zur welt geboren als Salomon ist Geboren im \ Jahr Unsers HERRN Jesu 1811 d: 24 May \ um 8 Uhr nachts in Lohill Taunschip Northamton \ Caunti im Staat Pensilvanie u. wurd d: 4 August \ zur \ Heilige Taufe gebragt, u. von Herrn Haine \ Diener des Göttligen worts getaufet. Die \ Taufzeugen waren Henrich Gnadenberger \ und seine Ehefrau Margaretha \ und haben ihn den Namen beigeleg \ als \ Salomon

[in heart]
Dis Hertze Mein \ soll \ Dir allein O Lieber \ Jesu sein  


To these two married people, namely Jacob Zimmerman and his wife Catharina, a born Gnabenbergrin, Lutheran religion, a son was born into the world, named Salomon, was born in the year of our Lord Jesus Christ 1811, the 24 May at 8 o’clock at night in Lowhill Township, Northampton County, in the state of Pennsylvania, and on the 4 August was brought to the holy baptism, and baptized by Mister Haine, servant of God’s Word. The \ sponsors were Henrich Gnadenberger and his wife Margaretha and gave him the name Salomon.

[in heart]
This heart of mine shall be all yours, O dear Jesus.

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 birds and flowering vines. Additional verse is in a small heart in the bottom center. Two angels holding flowers are in the upper corners, and at the top center is a swan on water within a circle.

The Flying Angel Artist is also known as the Blowsy Angel Artist.  For related examples see also FLP 80-84, 86-87; see also frkr00002, a carved woodblock with imagery to the work fo the Flying Angel Artist.

Associated Names: Zimmermann, Salomon
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
Region/County:Northampton [now Lehigh]
City/Town/Township:Lowhill Township

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1811
Image Dimensions Width: 33 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 85
Creator Name: [Flying Angel Artist (active c. 1780-1811)] - Decorator
[Flying Angel Artist (active c. 1780-1811)] - Scrivener

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