Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for George Gery

Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for George Gery

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Item No: frk00101
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for George Gery
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; German script
Language: German
Weiser Number: 24
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink

George Gery ist Gebohren \ Von Christlichen und Ehelichen Eltern \ in Oberhanover Taunschip, Montgomery Caunty, den 6ten Aprill 1794, und ist ihm der \ Christliche Name beygelegt worden, Von dem Ehrwürdigen Herrn Pfarren Johannes Fawer \ den 8ten Junius 1794, und seine Tauffzeigen sind Peter Gery und seine Eheliche Hauß= \ frau, Margaretha, des Kindes Vater ist Johannes Gery, ein Sohn des alten \ Jacob Gery, des Kindes Mutter ist eine Gebohrne Namens Susanna \ Wiegnerin eine Tochter des Alten Georg Wiegner \ 1796


George Gery was born to Christian and married parents in Upper Hanover Township, Montgomery County, on the 6th of April 1794, and the Christian name was given to him by the honorable mister pastor Johannes Fawer on the 8th of June 1794, and his sponsors are Peter Gery and his lawful wife Margaretha, the child’s father is Johannes Gery, a son of the old Jacob Gery, the child’s mother is a born named Susaanna Wiegnerin, daughter of the old Georg Wiegner, 1796.

Category: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein)
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: Rare Book Department

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text, with the first two lines in Fraktur and the body in German script, is within a rectangular frame, bordered by flowers and hearts. The frame is surrounded by flowers, rosettes, geometric shapes or diamonds, tulips and fans. The entire document is framed by a border of undulating vines, rosettes and hearts.

Associated Names: Wiegner, Susanna
Provenance: Henry S. Borneman


“Henrich Weiss” 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. 2, pp. 801-802.

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

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1796
Image Dimensions Width: 32.5 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 101
Creator Name: [Henrich Weiss (active c. 1776-1808)] - Decorator
[Henrich Weiss (active c. 1776-1808)] - Scrivener

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