Hand-drawn Taufscheine with floral-and-vine borders, angel with crossed legs at top center, flanked by two large parrots.
Dimensions in Inches
12 3/8 x 15 1/2
Dimensions in Centimeters
31 x 39
Watercolor and ink on laid paper
Drawn, Hand lettered
Heidelberg Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
angels, birds, flowers, parrots, floral, leaves
Andres Cap, Andres Kapp, Maria Eliesabeth, Johannes, Hendel, Adam Kehl
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Ursinus College Library Special Collections and the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art
Pennsylvania Folklife Society
Fraktur lettering, German script
diesen beÿ de ehgatten als Anders Lap und/seiner ehlichen Haus frau Maria Elisabeth ist ein Sohn/Johannes zur Welt gebohren als ist zur Welt gebo=/hren im Jahr unsers Herrn Jesu 1809 den 24 den November/ Tag um 11 Uhr Vormittag im Kreps zeichen de Tauf zeu=/gen war Adam Kohl /Mith in diese in den Gnaden bünd Gottes ein/ver leibet und von Herrn Hendel prediger und diener des/worts Gottes den 21 den Maÿ Tag getauft und/genennet worden wie oben gemeldet oben gemel/dete ist gebohren in America im Staat Pennselvani in Taphin Caunti in Heidelberg Taunschip
To both of these spouses, Anders Lap and his legal wife Maria Elisabeth is a son to the world born, is to the world born in the year of our Lord Jesus 1809 the 24th day of November at 11 o’clock in the morning in the Crabs [Cancer] sign. The Baptismal sponsors was Adam Kohl. Thereafter this one was incorporated in the merciful union of God and by Mister Hendel preacher and servant of the word of God the 21st May Day was baptized and named as above mentioned. Above-mentioned one was born in America, in the state of Pennsylvania in Dauphin County in Heidelberg Township.
Minardi, Lisa. Roots: Ursinus College and the Pennsylvania Germans (Trappe, Pa.: Historic Trappe, 2019). p. 84, fig. 3.58.
fraktur, Pennsylvania German, Pennsylvania Dutch, folk art, illuminated manuscript, taufschein
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