Friday, December 09, 2005

Baptism Leinbach & Seibert 1846 Lebanon Pennsylvania

Geberts und tauf schein or Birth & Baptismal certificate. The Tauf Schein: a printed form Fraktur, hand-colored, with individual family names, places, and dates entered

This one “Printed and for sale by G.S. Peters, Harrisburg,Pa” (Pennsylvania)

Certificate of Birth and Baptism

To these two parents: as Thomas H. Leinbach, and his wife, Elizabeth, a daughter of
Michael & Catherine Seibert, was born a daughter on the 21st day of December, in the year of our Lord 1846.

This child was born in Jackson Town, Lebanon County Pennsylvania, in the aforesaid county, in the state of Pennsylvania, in North America; was baptized by the Rev. Thomas H. Leinbach, and received the name of Clara Ann.

Witness present at the act of baptism,sponsors Joseph & Magdalina Richard.

This Tauf Schein has a nice eight line Victorian death, or mourning style poem above the angels:

“Infinite joy or endless woe, attends our every breath; and yet how unconcern’d we go, upon the brink of death!.……our wasting lives grow shorter still, as days and months increase, and every beating pulse we tell, leaves but the numbers