Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) and Birth Record (Geburtsschein) for Catharina Nisley


Item Info

Item No: frkb00076
Title: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) and Birth Record (Geburtsschein) for Catharina Nisley
Creation Date: 2/6/1827
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 693
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink

Das Testament Gehört Mir \ Catharina \ Nisley
In Donnigal Taunschip, und ich bin diese \ mühsame welt Gebohren, im Jahr Christi \ anno 1809, den 8ten Tag Jenner, mein \ zeichen ist im Waag, Catharina Nisley \ du ich mich Schreiben, an Gottes wort \ hoffe ich zu bleiben, und davon nicht zu \ weichen ab, Biß man mich drägt in daß \ grab, Ach Gott mein Vatter, mich bewahr, \ das mir nichts übles widerfahr, behüte \ mich Herr Jesu Christ, vor allem das \ mir schädlich ist, Gott heiliger geist \ bleib stehts bey mir, bis ich in den \ Himmel komm zu dir amen.
Geschrieben den 6ten Tag Hornung 1827


This Testament belongs to me, Catharina Nisley.
In Donegal Township, and I was born into this troublesome world in the year of Christ 1809, on the 8th day of January. My sign is Libra. Catharina Nisley I write my name; in God’s Word I hope to stay and not to wander hence until I am carried to the grave. O God, my father, protect me so that nothing evil befalls me; preserve me, Lord Jesus Christ, from everything that is harmful. God, Holy Ghost, stay by me always until I come to you in heaven. Amen.
Written on the 6th day of February 1827.

Category: Bookplate (Bücherzeichen) and Birth Record (Geburtsschein)
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: Rare Book Department

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur extends across the entire document. The name is written in particularly prominent letters and flanked by two flowers. The entire item is framed by a decorative border. This bookplate is in Das Neue Testament (Carlisle, Pa.: Moser und Peters, 1826).   (PA GER Carlisle 1826 B471)

For related examples see also FLP B-28, B-72, and B-75.

Associated Names: Nisley, Catharina
Provenance: Henry S. Borneman


"Lancaster County Bookplate 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, p. 490. 

Creation Place Town/Township: Creation Place Note:Based on inscription on document
City/Town/Township:Donegal Township

Image Dimensions Width: 16.3 cm
ShelfMark: FLP B-76
Creator Name: [Lancaster County Bookplate Artist (active c. 1826-1828)] - Decorator
[Lancaster County Bookplate Artist (active c. 1826-1828)] - Scrivener


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