Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Chatarina Latschar

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Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Chatarina Latschar

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Item No: frk00260
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Chatarina Latschar
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; Roman script
Language: German
Weiser Number: 450
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; ink
Watermark: C B
Transcription:

Diesen beyden Ehegatten, als Johannes Latschar und \ seiner Ehelichen Hausfrau Hanna geborne Meyerin ist ein \ Tochter zur Welt geboren, als Chartarina ist zur Welt geboren im Jahr un= \ sers HErrn JEsu, 1796 den 19ten Tag Hornung um [blank] Uhr [blank] \ im Zeichen de [blank] \ GOTT gebe Gnad, Kraft und Stärke, daß diese Chatarina in der Furcht zum Lob und Preiß des Herrn, möge aufwachsen und \ zunehmen in großer Begierde der vernünftigen lautern Milch, das urspringliche Heil der Seelen zu suchen, nach abgelegtem Glaubens=Bekäntniß und Er= \ käntniß der Sünde durch wahre Reu und Buße, vor der Christlichen Gemeinde, zur geistlichen Wiedergeburt der heiligen Taufe befördert, und von \ [blank] Prediger und Diener des Worts, nach Christi Befehl, Matth, 28, v. 19. getauft, und in den Gnaden Bund \ GOttes einverleibet worden. Diese [blank] ist, als ein Glied in die Gemeinschaft der Heiligen, durch das Bad der Wie= \ dergeburt und Erneuerung des Heiligen Geistes, wie St. Paulus lehret, Titum 3, v. 5, 6, 7. [blank] ist auf= und \ angenommen worden, den [blank] ten Tag [blank] und durch den wahren Glauben an unseren Erlöser JEsu Christo, des \ so theuer erworbenen Verdienstes, der himmlischen Freuden, und der ewigen Seeligkeit Erben eingesetzet. Mithien vergiß nicht wie der \ Apostel Paulus, Col. 1. v. 12, 14. die Pflicht beschreibet. Saget dank dem Vater der uns tüchtig gemacht hat zum Erbtheil \ der Heiligen im Licht, u. s. w. \ Tauf=Zeuge[blank] \ Diese Chatarina ist beboren und getauft \ im Staat Pennsylvanien \ Bercks Caunty. \ Herford \ Taunschip


[In heart on left]
Ich bin getauft, ich steh im Bunde, \ Durch meine Tauf mit meinem Gott, \ So sprech ich stets mit frohem Munde, \ In Creutz, in Trübsal, Angst und Noth. \ Ich bin getauft, des freu \ ich mich!
Die Freude \ bleibet ewig= \ lich.

[In heart on right]
Ich bin getauft, ob ich gleich sterbe, \ Was schadet mir das kühle Grab? \ Ich weiß mein Vaterland und Erbe, Das ich bey Gott im Himmel hab, \ Nach meinem Tod, ist mir \ bereit. Des Himmels \ Freud, das Feuer= \ Kleid. 
 


Translation:

To these two married people, namely Johannes Latschar and his lawful wife Hanna, born Meyerin, a daughter was born into the world, namely Chatarina was born into the world in the year of our Lord Jesus 1796, the 19th day February at [blank] o’clock [blank] in the sign of [blank].
May God give grace, power and strength so that this Chatarina may grow up in the spirit of praise and honor of the LORD, and eagerly consume the true milk, to search for the original salvation of the souls after her profession of faith and realization of sin through sincere repentance. Before the Christian congregation she was brought to the spiritual rebirth of the holy baptism, and she was baptized by [blank] preacher and servant of the Word, according to the command of Christ, Matthew 28:19, and she was included into God’s covenant of grace. This [blank] was, through the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost, as St. Paul teaches, Titus 3: 5, 6, 7, admitted as a member of the community of the holy. [blank] was admitted and accepted on the [blank] day [blank] and through the true faith in our savior Jesus Christ is taking part in the dearly bought rewards of heavenly joys and the eternal blessedness of the earth. Do not forget the way in which the apostle Paul, Colossians 1:12, 14, described the duty to give thanks to the Father, who has made you fit to share in the inheritance of the holy ones in light, etc. Witness [blank]. This Chatarina was born and baptized in the state of Pennsylvania, Berks County, Hereford Township. 

[In heart on left]
I am baptized, I stand united with my God through my baptism. I therefore always speak joyfully in hardship, sadness, fear and need. I am baptized, that’s a joy for me. The joy lasts eternally.

[in heart on right]
I am baptized, and when I die, how can the cool grave hurt me? I know my fatherland and legacy that I will have with God in Heaven. After death, Heaven’s garment of joy, the garment of celebration, is prepared for me.


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

Hand-lettered; printed form. The main text in fraktur is within a large heart in the center of the document. The blanks are infilled by hand in German script, with the exception of the place of birth, which is written by hand in Roman script. The two verses in fraktur are within smaller hearts in the lower corners. They are flanked by two inward-looking birds. Leafy flowers protrude from their tops. In the upper corners are two parrots perched on leafy stems of flowers. In the upper center are three stems of flowers, including a tulip.


Associated Names: Meyer, Hanna
Provenance: Henry S. Borneman

Bibliography:

Klaus Stopp, The Printed Birth and Baptismal Certificates of the German Americans (East Berlin, Pa.: Russell D. Earnest Associates, 1997) vol. 2, p. 196.



Secondary Place Town/Township: Geographic Coverage Region/County:Berks
Geographic Coverage City/Town/Township:Hereford Township
Geographic Coverage Note:Based on location of birth.
Geographic Coverage State/Province:Pennsylvania

Creation Place Town/Township: Region/County:Lancaster
City/Town/Township:Ephrata
State/Province:Pennsylvania
Creation Place Note:Based on location of printshop.

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1804
Image Dimensions Width: 35.5 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 260
Creator Name: Anonymous - Scrivener
[John Baumann (1765-1809)] - Printer/Publisher

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