Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Maria Elisabeth Schneider

Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Maria Elisabeth Schneider

Item Info

Item No: frk00087
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Maria Elisabeth Schneider
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 327
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink

Maria Elisabeth Ist \ gebohren Im iahr unsers Herrn \ 1784 Denn 18ten September in lintaun \ schip norfampton County in Dem Staat pennsylvany, \ Die Dauf [def.] eugen Wahren Der casper baldaf \ und Dorthea Schö [def.] beyde ledigen standes. Die haben ihr \ den nahmen beygelegt wie oben geneld ist getauft \ worden von Herrn Parree Herzel als reformierter \ prediger in der argel=kirch in lintaun Der vater ist Der \ Ehrsame iohan georg Schneider Die Mutter \ regina beytde sind der lutherischen gemeinen \ zugethan.

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


Maria Elisabeth was born in the year of our Lord 1784, on the 18th September in Lynn Township, Northampton County, in the state of Pennsylvania. The sponsors were casper Baldaf and Dorthea Schö [def.], both single. They gave her the name as mentioned above, was baptized by Mister Pastor Herzel, namely Reformed preacher in the Organ church in Lynn Town. The father is the honorable Iohan Georg Schneider the mother Regina, both are members of the Lutheran congregation.

[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 a scalloped border and rosettes, flanked by two 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 is a flower within a circle.

According to Frederick S. Weiser, Organ Church was another name for the Ebenezer Church in New Tripoli.

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


Associated Names: Schö [def.], Dorthea
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:Lynn Township

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1800
Image Dimensions Width: 33.5 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 87
Creator Name: [Flying Angel Artist (active c. 1780-1811)] - Decorator
Anonymous - Scrivener

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