Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Maria Anna Lucas

Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Maria Anna Lucas

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Item No: frk00306
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Maria Anna Lucas
Scripts/Text: Fraktur; German script; Roman script
Language: German
Weiser Number: 67
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink

Diesen \ Beiden Ehegatten Als Abraham \ Lucas und seine Ehefrau Rebecka \ eine Geborne Anthonis ist ein Tochter zur \ welt Geboren im Jahr unsers Herrn 1837 den 20 \ ten Septemb. in Towamensing Taunschip, Northampt \ Caunty Staat Pennselvanien und \ Erhielt durch die heilige Tauf den Namen \ Maria Anna, die Taufzeigen waren Joseph \ Braun + deßen Ehefrau Maria


To these two married people, namely Abraham Lucas and his wife Rebecka, a born Anthonis, a daughter was born into the world in the year of our Lord 1837, the 20th September, in Towamensing Township, Northampton County, state Pennsylvania, and received through the Holy Baptism the name Maria Anna. The sponsors were Joseph Braun and his wife Maria.

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

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The main text in Fraktur with blanks infilled variously in German and Roman script, is within a rectangular frame with arched top in the center of the document. It is flanked by two vases with flowers. In the upper corners are two stars, and above the text are two leafy vines of flowers. The entire document is within a decorative border.

Associated Names: Lucas, Rebecka
Provenance: Henry S. Borneman


“Northampton County 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. 2, pp. 575-576.

Creation Place Town/Township: Creation Place Note:Based on location of birth
Region/County:Northampton [now Carbon]
City/Town/Township:Towamensing Township

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1840
Image Dimensions Width: 20.2 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 306
Creator Name: Northampton County Artist (active c. 1816-1837) - Decorator
Northampton County Artist (active c. 1816-1837) - Scrivener

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