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FYI: Maria Messner daughter of Christian and Catherina
Posted by: Laura Keating (ID *****3136) Date: April 21, 2012 at 20:44:54
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I was going through images in the digital collection of the Free Library of Philidelphia and came across the birth/baptismal certificate for Maria Messner, born 10 seot, 1800. daughter of Christian and Catherina (nee Schnederin)

there is aphotograph and the translation reads:


Jesus let the dear angels be my shepherds and guards.
Birth- and Baptismal Certificate
To these two married people, namely Christian Messner and his lawful wife Catharina born Schnederin a daughter was born into the world, on the 10th day of September in the year of the Lord 1800. This daughter was born in Brecknock Township, Lancaster County, in the state of Pennsylvania in North America; and she received through the Holy Baptism the name Maria Messner from Mr. Peter Williams, Reformed preacher. The sponsors were Christian Lessle and his wife Maria. M[ade] by David Bixler 1842.


Henry S. Borneman

"David Bixler" in Russell D. and Corinne P. Earnest, Papers for Birth Dayes: Guide to the Fraktur Artists and Scriveners (East Berlin, Pa.: Russell D. Earnest Associates, 1997), 2nd ed., vol. 1, pp. 106-107.


Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The main text in Fraktur is enclosed in a frame. Two putti on a cloud are in the top center. Two angels with lyres, one holding a wreath and one holding a bird flank the text. Two birds holding a flowering vine in their beaks are in the bottom corners. The image is framed by a decorated band.

Creation Place:
Town/Township: Brecknock Township
County: Lancaster
State/Province: Pennsylvania
Note: Based on location of birth

Creation Year:

Physical Description:

Image Dimensions:
33 cm x 42.5 cm

Wove paper; watercolor; ink

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