Bracketed Dates Scrivener (active circa 1816-41)
Printed Taufschein with scene of the baptism of Christ at top, Christ preaching to disciples at bottom.
Dimensions in Inches
11 3/4 x 10
Dimensions in Centimeters
30 x 25
Ink on Paper
Drawn, Hand lettered
Print Shop Location
Adelboden, Canton Bern, Switzerland
Birth and baptismal certificate (Geburts-und-Taufschein)
columns, clouds, men, doves, angels, religious
Abraham Kuenzi, Abraham Kinsey, Margaretha Hager, F. Losenegger, Stephan Lauber, Susanna Hager
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Pennsylvania Folklife Society
Fraktur lettering, German script
Im Jahr Christ 1834 den 25 August um 9 Uhr/Abens wurde Margaretha ehelich geboren, und den 29ten/August vom Pfarrer F:Losenegger getauft. Die El=/tern heissen Abraham Kuenzi & Margaretha geborne/Hager Die Taufzeugen waren Stephan Lauber &/Susanna Hager Der Geburtsort war Adelboden im/S Canton Bern in N der Schweitz
GEHET HIN IN ALLE WELT LEHRET ALLER VOLKER UND TAU=/FET SIE IM NAMEN DES VATERS DES SOHNES/UND DES HEILIGEN GEISTES
[Left circle] E. PLURIBUS UNUM
[Right circle] L.S.
[lower right] Gezeichnet und gestochen von C. F. Egelmann
In the year of Christ 1834 the 25th of August at 9 o’clock in the evening was Margaretha legally born, and the 29th of August by Pastor F. Losenegger baptized. The parents are called Abraham Kuenzi and Margaretha born Hager. The baptismal sponsors were Stephan Lauber and Susanna Hager. The place of birth was Adelboden in the S[taat] Canton Bern in N[ord America] Switzerland.
Go hence into all the world[,] teach all people and baptize them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Drawn and etched by C.F. Egelmann.
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, p. 278, illustrated in type 754.2.
fraktur, Pennsylvania German, Pennsylvania Dutch, folk art, illuminated manuscript, taufschein
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