Baptismal Cards

Baptismal cards from the family of Bill Dean's second great-grandparents Gottlieb Schuetz and Anna Parli generation (1840s-1860s). The cards were probably used in combination or in lieu of the traditional baptismal notices from the sponsors. The godparents would buy a card, write in their name and date and present it to the family of the child on the day of the baptismal. The family kept the cards as a keepsake and valued so much that brought them with other documents to America.