Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Lea Ruth

Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Lea Ruth

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Item No: frk00091
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Lea Ruth
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; German script
Language: German
Weiser Number: 39
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink
Watermark: Truman’s and Co. with plough design

Lea Ruthin \ geboren in Pennsylvanien, in Berks Caunty, in Cumru Tauns. im Jahr nach \ der gnadenreichen Geburt unsers Herrn und Heylandes Jesus Chri \ sti 1792 den 5 August; ihre Eltern waren: Michael Ruth und \ seine Frau Elisabetha Ruthin; und ist zur heiligen Taufe ge= \ bracht worden: bey dem Herrn Wilhelm Boos, refomirter Prediger \ in Reading, ihre Taufzeugen waren: Michael Ruth \ und seine Frau Anna Maria Ruthin. \ Ihr Kinder seyd gehoram euren Eltern in dem Herrn, denn das ist billich. \ Ehre Vater und Mutter, das ist das erste Gebot das Verheißung \ hat, auf daß dier wohl gehe und du lange lebest auf Erden.


Lea Ruthin, born in Pennsylvania, in Berks County, in Cumru Township in the year after the merciful birth of our Lord and redeemer Jesus Christ 1792, the 5 August; her parents were: Michael Ruth and his wife Elisabetha Ruthin; and was brought to the holy baptism: by Mister Wilhelm Boos, Reformed preacher in Reading, her sponsors were: Michael Ruth and his wife Anna Maria Ruthin. You children shall be obedient to your parents in the Lord, for this is good. Honor Father and Mother, this is the first commandment with a promise, so that you will be well and live a long live on earth.

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, with additional verse below from Ephesians 6:1-3 in German script, is within a rectangular frame. The text is surrounded by undulating flowering vines.

Associated Names: Ruth, Michael
Provenance: Henry S. Borneman


“Ehre Vater 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. 225-228.

John Bivins, Jr., “Fraktur in the South: An Itinerant Artist,” in Journal of Early Southern Decorative Arts 1, no. 2 (November 1975): 1-23.

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

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1800
Image Dimensions Width: 33 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 91
Creator Name: [Ehre Vater Artist (active c. 1782-1828)] - Decorator
[Ehre Vater Artist (active c. 1782-1828)] - Scrivener

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