Color-printed Taufschein with religious scenes on sides, block border.
Dimensions in Inches
16 x 12 1/2
Dimensions in Centimeters
41 x 32
Ink on paper
Hand colored, Hand lettered
Print Shop Location
Monroe Township, Snyder County, Pennsylvania
Birth and baptismal certificate (Geburts-und-Taufschein)
Michael Hehn, Elizabeth, V. Loudenslager, Emy Moria, Emmy Maria, Hottenstine
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Pennsylvania Folklife Society
Behold what condescending love/Jesus on earth displays!/To babes and sucklings he extends/The riches of his grace!
He still the ancient promise keeps,/To our forefathers giv’n:/Young children in his arms he takes,/And calls them heirs of heav’n.
“Permit them to approach,” he cries,/“Nor scorn their humble name;/For ‘twas to bless such souls as these,/The Lord of angels came.”
We bring them, Lord, with thankful [hearts]/And yield them up to thee;/Joyful that we ourselves are thine,/Thine may our offspring be.
Record of Birth & Baptism.
TO THESE TWO PARENTS: AS Michael Stehn and his Wife/Elizebeth a daughter of V. Loudenschlager/was born a Daughter on the 22d day of/September in the year of our Lord 1862/This child was born in Monroe Township in/Snyder county, in the State of/Pennsylvania in North America; was/baptized by the Rev’d. Hottenstine and/received the name of Emy Moria/WITNESSES: It’s own Parents
When life’s tempestuous storms are o’er,/How calm he meets the friendly shore,/Who liv’d averse from sin! Such peace on virtue’s path attends,/That, where sinner’s pleasure ends/The Christian’s joys begin.
No sorrow drowns his lifted eyes;/No horror wrests the struggling sighs,/As from the sinner’s breast:/His God, the God of peace and love,/Pours kindly solace from above,/And fills his soul with rest.
O grant my Saviour, and my friend!/Such joy may gild my peaceful end./So calm my ev’ning close,/While loos’d from ev’ry earthly tie,/With steady confidence I fly,/To thee from whom I rose!
Kindly receive this tender branch,/And form his soul for God;/Baptize him with thy Spirit, Lord,/And wash him with thy blood.
Thus to their parents and their seed,/Let thy salvation come;/And num’rous households meet at/In one eternal home. [last,
PRINTED AND FOR SALE BY THEO. F. SCHEFFER-HARRISBURG, PENN’A
[bottom center] EMMY
Stopp, Klaus. The Printed Birth and Baptismal Certificates of the German Americans. 6 vols. (Mainz, Germany, and East Berlin, Pa.: privately published, 1997–99). vol. 3, p. 104.
fraktur, Pennsylvania German, Pennsylvania Dutch, folk art, illuminated manuscript, taufschein
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