Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Johann Christoph Ewin

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Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Johann Christoph Ewin

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Item No: frk00759
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Johann Christoph Ewin
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 357
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink
Transcription:

Johann Christoph \ Ewin.
Ist geboren: \ den 29ten May, im jahr 1817. \ in Susquehanah Township, Dauphin \ County, im Staat Pennsylvania. \ Die Eltern sind: John Ewin und Elisabeth, \ geborne Schupp. Die Taufzeugen waren: Johannes \ Feltey und seine Ehefrau Catharina. Er wurde getauft \ vom reformirten Prediger Rahhauser. \ John Christopher Ewin wurde \ [blank]


Translation:

Johann Christoph Ewin was born the 29th May, in the year 1817, in Susquehannah Township, Dauphin County, in the state of Pennsylvania. The parents are: John Ewin and Elisabeth, born Schupp. The sponsors were: Johannes Feltey and his wife Catharina. He was baptized by the Reformed preacher Rahhauser. John Christopher Ewin was [blank]


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

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text within a wreath is in the center of the document. The name is enclosed in a banner-like frame. Along the lower border are two different kinds of leafy branches, one with yellow fruit and one with acorns. In the upper corners are two cornucopias of fruit. The entire document is within a decorative border.


Associated Names: Münch, Karl E.
Provenance: Scott Francis Brenner

Bibliography:

"Karl E. Münch" 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. 566-568.



Creation Place Town/Township: Region/County:Dauphin
City/Town/Township:Susquehannah Township
State/Province:Pennsylvania
Creation Place Note:Based on location of birth

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1830
Image Dimensions Width: 18.8 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 759
Creator Name: [Karl E. Münch (1769-1833)] - Decorator
[Karl E. Münch (1769-1833)] - Scrivener

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