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Abraham Brubaker (1760-1831)

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Abraham Brubaker (1760-1831)

Accession Number

PAG1998.167

Creation Date

1801

Description

Plate 3. Large heart with red and yellow tulips and other flowers at bottom and sides, border of alternating red and yellow ellipses with black dots in between.

Dimensions in Inches

11 3/4 x 14 7/8

Materials

Watercolor and ink on laid paper

Technique

Drawn

Associated Places

Salisbury, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Motifs

heart, flowers, floral

Associated Names

Jacob Maust, Sophia Devine, Mary, John Faber, Barbara Stephan

Rights

Please contact the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College for permissions which fall outside of educational fair use.

Source

Ursinus College Library Special Collections and the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art

Provenance

Pennsylvania Folklife Society

Script/Text

English lettering

Language

English

Translation

Certificate of Birth and Christening Mary Maust Was Born on the 25th Day of January/in the Year of our Lord 1801. And this Child is a Daughter of these/two Parents Jacob Maust and Sophia his Wife; before/marriage Miss Devine This Child was Born in Salsbury Township/in the County of Lancaster and State of Pennsylvania And was Baptised/by Reverend John Faber on the Day of in the Year of our/Lord. Witness present to the holy act of Baptism Barbara Stephan. An inward Baptism of pure fire, Where with to be Baptized i have;/,Tis all my longing Soul’s desire This, only this, my soul can save.

Comment

Abraham Brubacher was a schoolmaster who worked in Lancaster county and was from a Mennonite family. Despite his Anabaptist background, he made Taufscheine that included baptismal information. Brubacher also used some printed forms and wrote both English and German certificates, sometimes combining the two on the same form. The name Maust or Mast in Lancaster County is an Amish name, although Devine, the maiden name of the mother, is not. This could be a case of the father marrying out of the Amish faith and adopting his wife’s religious practice of infant baptism.

Condition

Good

Published

Minardi, Lisa. Roots: Ursinus College and the Pennsylvania Germans (Trappe, Pa.: Historic Trappe, 2019), pp. 43-114.

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