Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Peter George

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Item No: frk01304
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Peter George
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink
Transcription:

Peter George \ wurde diesen beyden Ehegatten, als dem ehrsamen \ Peter George und seiner geliebten Ehegat= \ tin Magdalena eine geborne Nelig \ den 5ten April im Jahr unseres Herrn und Hey= \ landes 1834 zur Welt geboren, und den 27ten July \ darnach durch das Bad der heiligen Taufe gereiniget \ und der christlichen Gemeine einverleibet, und den \ ehrw: Hn N. P. Hacke reformirter Prediger. Taufzeugen waren seine geliebte Mutter selbst. \ In Pennsylvanien Westmoreland Caunty \ Fränklin Taunschip.

[in left heart]
Herr lenke meines Geistesblick \ Von dieser Welt-Getümmel, auf Dich \ auf meiner Seelen Glück, auf Ewig= \ keit und Himmel. Die Welt mit \ ihrer Herrlichkeit, vergeht und \ währe nur kurze Zeit, im \ Himmel sey mein \ Wandel

[in right heart]
Zu diesem Glück bin ich getauft O \ Herr durch deine Leiden. Auf Deine \ Tod bin ich getauft, Wer will mich \ von Dir scheiden? Du zeichnest mich \ in Deine hand, Herr! Du bist mir \ ich Dir bekannt, mein \ sind des Himmels \ Freuden
 


Translation:

Peter George was born into the world to these two married people namely the honorable Peter George and his beloved wife Magdalena, a born Nelig, on the 5th of April in the year of our Lord and Savior 1834, and on the 27th of July was cleansed through the holy bath of baptism and incorporated into the Christian community by the honorable Mr. N. P. Hacke, Reformed preacher. Sponsors were his beloved mother herself. In Pennsylvania, Westmoreland County, Franklin Township.

[in left heart]
Lord, guide my spirit’s gaze from this turmoil of the world toward you, toward my soul’s happiness, toward eternity and heaven. The world with its splendor decays and lasts only a short time; my life shall be in heaven.

[in right heart]
I am baptized to this fortune, O Lord, through your suffering. I am baptized on your death, who wants to separate me from you? You are inscribing me into your hand, Lord! I know you, you know me, mine are the joys of heaven.
 


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

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The main text in Fraktur within a square frame is in the center of the document. It is flanked by two angels. Two verses in Fraktur in hearts are in the upper corners. In the upper center is a bird with a wreath that is enclosing the initials PC. In the lower corners are two pedestals with small hearts on them. Next to them and in the lower center are flowers.

See FLP 1100 for another example by Burger.


Associated Names: Hacke, N. P.
Bibliography:

"George Gottfried Ephraim Burger"  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. 140-141.


Lynn A. Brocklebank, "Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, Fraktur: An Initial Survey," The Magazine Antiques 129, no. 1 (January 1986): 258-267.



Creation Place Town/Township: Region/County:Westmoreland
City/Town/Township:Franklin Township
State/Province:Pennsylvania
Creation Place Note:Based on artist's location and location of birth

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1835
Image Dimensions Width: 38.2 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 1304
Creator Name: [George Burger (1790-1861)] - Decorator
[George Burger (1790-1861)] - Scrivener

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