Birth Certificate (Geburtsschein) for Georg Huber

Birth Certificate (Geburtsschein) for Georg Huber

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Item No: frk00299
Title: Birth Certificate (Geburtsschein) for Georg Huber
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 362
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink

Georg Huber \ ist gebohren in Pennsylvanien, in Dauphin \ Caunty, im Jahr 1804 den 14ten September \ morgens zwischen 4 und 5 Uhr im Steinbock, im zunehmenden Mond \ Eltern sind Georg Huber und seine Frau \ Susanna geb Reuterin, ist getaufft beym \ Hr. Christian Hersche Tauffzeu= \ gen waren [blank]


Georg Huber was born in Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County, in the year 1804, the 14th of September in the morning between 4 and 5 o’clock in Capricorn in the increase of the moon. Parents are Georg Huber and his wife Susanna, born Reuterin. Was baptized by Mr. Christian Hersche. Sponsors were [blank]

Category: Birth Certificate (Geburtsschein)
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: Rare Book Department

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The main text in Fraktur is within a heart in the upper portion of the document, flanked by two birds. Above it are leafy stems of flowers. Beneath the heart is a pair of interlaced s-scrolls, surrounded by various plants, including flowers and grasses. Based on the lack of baptismal information and the surnames on the document, this certificate may have been prepared for a Mennonite child.

Associated Names: Reuter, Susanna
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.

Creation Place County: Creation Place Note:Based on design characteristics and family name

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1804
Image Dimensions Width: 33.8 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 299
Creator Name: [Ehre Vater Artist (active c. 1782-1828)] - Decorator
[Ehre Vater Artist (active c. 1782-1828)] - Scrivener

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