Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Levi Wagner

Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Levi Wagner

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Item No: frk01132
Title: Birth and Baptismal Certificate (Geburts und Taufschein) for Levi Wagner
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 406
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Wove paper; watercolor; ink

Diesen beyden Ehegatten als \ Benjamin Wagner und seiner frau Lidia \ geborne Beier ist ein Sohn geboren den 10tag August im \ Jahr 1838 in Ober Bern Taunschip, Berks Caunty \ Staat Pennsylvanien in Nord America und erhielt \ durch die Heil taufe den Namen Levi den 16tag \ September anno 1838 von dem Pfarrer Herbel die \ Tauf Zeugen waren Georg Zechman und \ seiner frau Sarah


To these two married people namely Benjamin Wagner and his wife Lidia, born Beier, a son was born on the 10th day of August in the year 1838 in Upper Bern Township, berks County, state of Pennsylvania in North America and received the name Levi through the holy baptism on the 16th of September anno 1838 from Pastor Herbel. The sponsors were Georg Zechman and his wife Sarah.

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

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur within an oval wreath of leafy flower stems is in the upper center of the document. In the lower center is a heart with two leafy vines and two birds. On each side is a cluster of four tulips and leaves. In the upper corner are two flowers, and in the lower area are two roses.

Associated Names: Zechman, Sarah
Provenance: Garbisch


"Late Berks 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. 501-502.

Sotheby's auction catalogue, 1/23/1974, lot 189.

Creation Place Town/Township: Creation Place Note:Based on location of birth
City/Town/Township:Upper Bern Township

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1840
Image Dimensions Width: 28 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 1132
Creator Name: [Late Berks County Artist (active c. 1830-1865)] - Decorator
[Late Berks County Artist (active c. 1830-1865)] - Scrivener

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