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Baptismal Certificate for Emma Sutorius, 1890

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Baptismal Certificate for Emma Sutorius, 1890

Description

This is a baptismal certificate for Emma Elise Sutorius, Bill Dean's maternal grandmother, born in 1889 in Humboldt, Nebraska, the first child of Dirk and Maria Sutorius. They probably gave their daughter second name Elise in memory of Maria's elder sister, who died at the age of twelve.

A granddaughter of Gottlieb and Anna Schuetz, Emma married a recent emigrant from Germany (1908) Edo F. Harms in 1914. All three generations lived in Humboldt, Nebraska in close proximity with various relatives (Emma Sutorius's uncle John Schuetz lived right next door to her family according to the 1930 census).

This baptismal certificate most probably served as a birth certificate, identifying parents, Godparents (Taufpatern), date, and place of birth. The baptismal certificate German blank was published in New York, probably on the order of multiple German churches in the United States.

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Source

Family of Bill Dean, Nebraska City History Harvest, 2010

Date

1890

Rights

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Format

document

Language

German

Type

image

Coverage

Humboldt (Neb.)

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baptismal certificate