Johann Adam Eyer (1755-1837)
Printed Taufschein with scene of the baptism of Christ at top, Christ speaking to disciples at bottom.
Dimensions in Inches
12 x 10
Dimensions in Centimeters
30 x 25
Ink on paper
Drawn, Hand lettered
Print Shop Location
Annville, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania
Birth and baptismal certificate (Geburts-und-Taufschein)
clouds, water, angels, religious
Michael Meyer, Elisabeth Dorstein, Anna Maria, Hiester, Adam Korber, Magdalene Korber
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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
Im Jahr Christ 1802 den 5ten Mai um 3 Uhr/wurde Anna Maria ehelich geboren, und den 12ten Juni vom Pfarrer Hiester getauft. Die El=/tern heissen Michael Meÿer seine Frau Elisabeth geborne/Dörstein. Die Taufzeugen waren Adam Körber und/Frau Magdalene. Der Geburtsort war Annville Taunschip im/Staat Pennsylvanien Nordamerica
GEHET HIN IN ALLE WELT LEHRET ALLE VÖLKER UND TAU=/FET SIE IM NAMEN DES VATERS DES SOHNES/UND DES HEILIGEN GEISTES
[Left circle] E. PLURIBUS UNUM
[Right circle] L.S.
[bottom right] Gezeichnet und gestochen von C. F. Egelmann
[bottom center] Libanon Caunty
June by Pastor Hiester baptized. The parents are called Michael Meyer [and] his wife Elisabeth born Dörstein. The baptismal sponsors were Adam Körber and wife Magdalene. The place of birth was Annville Township in the State of Pennsylvania North America.
Go hence into all the world[,] teach all people and baptize them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
[bottom right] Drawn and etched by C.F. Egelmann.
[Location] Lebanon County
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. 4, pp. 277-278.
fraktur, Pennsylvania German, Pennsylvania Dutch, folk art, illuminated manuscript, taufschein
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