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Decorator

Friederich Kuster (active circa 1811-22)

Accession Number

PAG1998.177

Creation Date

1822

Description

Plate 12. Horizontally-oriented Taufschein with central text section flanked by yellow and blue flowers, each with a yellow bird with blue wings sitting on top of the flower.

Dimensions in Inches

7 3/8 x 12

Materials

Watercolor and ink on laid paper

Technique

Drawn, Hand lettered

Associated Places

Upper Mahanoy Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania

Motifs

birds, flowers, floral

Associated Names

Benjamin Merckel, Efa Schneider, Eva Schneider, Christina, Knowel, Samuel Wiest, Christina Merkel, Henry Herman Knoebel

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

Fraktur lettering, German script

Language

German

Transcription

Geburths und Taufschein! Denen beÿden Ehegatten als Benjamin/Merckel und seiner Ehefrau namens/Efa eine gebohrne Schneidern ist/eine Tochter zur Welt gebohren den 6ten Tag/Mertz um Uhr in Jahr/1822 nach der Geburth unsers Herrn Jesu/in Staate Pennsÿlvanien, Northumberland/Cauntÿ, obmachonoÿ Taunschip, und ist den/ ten Tag in Jahr von dem Herrn/Pfarrer Knowel getauft, und genannt Christina Merckel/Taufzeugen s ind Samuel Wiest und seine frau [ ]

Translation

Birth and Baptismal Certificate! To both of these spouses, Benjamin Merckel and his legal wife named Eva a born Schneider is a daughter to the world born the 6th day of March at o’clock in the year 1822 after the birth of our Lord Jesus in the state of Pennsylvania in Northumberland County in Upper Maconey Township, and was baptized the day in the year by the Mister Pastor Knowel, and named Christina Merckel. Baptismal sponsors are Samuel Wiest and his wife [ ]

Condition

Good

Published

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

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