With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Show and Tell Friday ~ Baptismal Certificate

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Show and Tell Friday ~ Baptismal Certificate

His name and this 123 year old Baptismal Certificate were passed down to my husband from his grandfather. This beautiful document is still in the original frame with a yellowed strip of masking tape on the back that reads,
'This belongs to Johnnie'.
John Henry Sr. was baptized in a Lutheran church in Philadelphia in 1887 by Pastor Charles Philipbar.

Some vintage photos of John and his ancestors...
John Henry III in a photo with his grandparents
Henrietta (Etta) & John Henry Sr. (on his fathers side)
and in a photo with his mother, Hazel and grandfather, JHH Sr.
John III and his brother, Wesley with their grandfather.
John III and brother, Wesley with their dad and Grandpop in Mays Landing, New Jersey
Earlier photos of John Sr. and his parents and siblings
above photo ~ John Sr. standing top right.
John (Johann)H
Born in Germany about1821.
Married Catharina Barbara G March 24, 1856 in Philadelphia
Unknown date of immigration but we know he was mustered into service on the 12th day of September 1861with the 75th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers of predominately young men from Germany.  He was wounded in the 2nd Battle of Bull Run. He died in 1863 as his regiment moved into Tennessee and is buried in the Nashville National Cemetery.
Henry (Heinrich) H
John Henry H Sr.
John Henry H Jr.
John Henry H III
In our genealogy research, I have been able to gather extensive information back to Johann H.  We learned from his Civil War records and a marriage record that he came from a place called
Leutkirch Baden-Wurttemberg in Germany.
 I am excite to continue research but now need to learn how to proceed as it is different from the resources we used for our American research.
Love to hear if anyone has looked for ancestors in Germany or other European Countries!
Linking to Cindy @My Romantic Home for Show & Tell Friday!


Adrienne said...

What a treasure! Thank you for sharing it with us.

Ann said...

what a beautiful baptismal certificate that is. You have some great photos there too. It must be so much fun finding out all the information

moreofhim said...

What an amazing heirloom and treasure!! Thank you for sharing it! I love all your pictures of your family...so wonderful. Have fun with your research. I'm doing the same thing and it can be very addicting and time consuming! :)

God bless you - Julie

Step inside my home said...

Your baptismal certificate is truly an heirloom. I also am fascinated by vintage photographs and little pieces of history! Thanks for your lovely comments.

Sue said...

I love to read about family history, and what a great heritage. I would love to have more old photos of our ancestors.
great post!
Thanks for sharing the fish recipe, I will have to try it. You always share such great recipes.

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Wonderful family treasure. I love the old photo's you have to go with it. ~~Sherry~~

Life In a Little House said...

Beautiful family heirlooms and pictures...Goodluck with your continued search for your families history ~Love Heather

lvroftiques said...

Your baptismal certificate is wonderful!...The family photos are so special!...But knowing your family history....Priceless! *winks* Vanna

Regina said...

Its well preserved baptismal. Such a wonderful family tree LDH.
Genealogy is very interesting.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Sandy said...

What a precious treasure. The
photos are wonderful, too.

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

What a beautiful treasure! And the photo's are wonderful! Good luck in your research, it's all so interesting!

Kathleen said...

I find family history interesting too. The Baptismal certificate is beautiful.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

That is just awesome...what treasures! Look at the spiritual heritage.

Susan said...

Wow, LDH, that is a family heirloom to be sure. Aren't family histories fabulous? Susan

BECKY said...

How cool is that? I was just talking about all of this kind of stuff last night with my friend who is moving. It is so fascinating, isn't it?

Thanks so much for popping by to say hi! I have been so out of it when it comes to blogging, but will be launching my new Junk to Joy blog in a few days, and will have a regular blogging schedule, so I can keep up with my special friends!

You're such a dear! Have a delightful weekend!!

hip-chick said...

What a lovely memento for you to have. It's so interesting to know about your ancestors.

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

What a beautiful and treasured heirloom. These are the things that add meaning to our lives and better us. I'm so glad you shared this with us. It is a joy to read about John's grandfather.

Beth said...

This is wonderful. I love old family photos! You have priceless keepsakes.

Paula {Salad in a Jar} said...

What a wonderful heritage you have to pass on to your children and grandchildren! The certificate inspired a conversation between me and my husband regarding our own experience. I have a certificate myself (very plain) but he was not given one and had never seen one before.

Beverly said...

What a treasure.. thank you for sharing your family history. The certificate is in gorgeous conditon .

angelfitch said...

That is simply BEAUTIFUL!!

I'm "bouncing" back to you after you left a lovely note on my site. I'm now an avid follower! Thank you so much!

Maggie Ann said...

How interesting, and how much information you have gathered! I've enjoyed reading it

Clara said...

How very wonderful and it has so much meaning and information too. Isn't it fun searching?

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Wonderful photos! I love to see old photos and the stories behind them (even if they are not of my own...I could look at old photos all day...I love to see them when we are "antiquing", but wish that they had the stories of those in them.) What a wonderful treasure for your family, for sure!

Blessings & Aloha!
(Goodness! I am trying to reply to those that have left comments on my post, but I have spent most of my time here at your blog :o) I better get going!

Oh one last question...do you have a bread maker? If so, what kind and how do you like it? pros and cons? Thank you :o)


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