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  • 9k41zv486?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Gloria Dei Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
    Date: 1750/1878
    Contributing Institution: Gloria Dei Church, Philadelphia, PA
    Description: Record of persons buried by Gloria Dei from 1750 to 1878. Entries are listed chronologically and vary over time, but include at minimum the name of the deceased and the date they were buried, and often more extensive information such as the date and place they died, age at time of death, cause of death, whether they were a church member, names of family members, cost of burial, and, during the time multiple cemeteries were in use, the name of the cemetery where they were buried.
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    Creator: Congregation Mikveh Israel (Philadelphia, Pa.)
    Date: 1843/1866
    Contributing Institution: Congregation Mikveh Israel, Philadelphia, PA
    Description: Marriage contracts between members of Congregation Mikveh Israel, from 1843 to 1866. The names of bride and groom and the date of their wedding have been penciled in at the top of the page for most entries. The Jewish marriage contract is called a ketubah, and is traditionally written in Aramaic. Ketubot (plural) are fairly standardized and usually read like this: In Good Augury On the... [day] in the week, in the... month, the year... from the creation of the world, according to the count that we are counting here... , ... the son of... said to this... the daughter of..., "Be my wife, according to the law of Moses and Israel. And I will work to honor , feed, and support you, according to the laws of Jewish men, who faithfully work to honor, feed and support their wives. And I will give you... silver zuz... , which is due to you...; and your food, clothing and needs and to live with you in the manner of the whole world." And Miss ... here agreed and became his wife. And this dowry that she brought in to him from the house of... - whether in silver, in gold, in jewelry, in clothing apparel, in houseware or in bedclothes - our groom has assumed upon himself for... pieces of refined silver. And our groom... agreed and added another... pieces of refined silver from his own corresponding to them - all in all... pieces of refined silver. And our groom... said as follows, "I accept responsibility upon myself and upon my inheritors after me for this marriage contract, for this dowry and for this addition (to the dowry), to be paid from all the best of my properties and possessions under all the skies, that I have acquired or that I will acquire in the future. Whether they are properties that are liened or are not liened, they are all liable and guarantee payment of this marriage contract, this dowry and this addition from me - and even from the cloak on my shoulder. [This holds] during my lifetime and after my lifetime, from today and forever." And our groom... has accepted responsibility and the stringencies of this marriage contract, this dowry and this addition, in accordance with the stringencies of all marriage contracts, dowries and additions customary with regards to the daughters of Israel that are made according to the ordinance of our Sages, may their memory be blessed. This is not like a conjectural agreement nor like a contract template. And it has been validated by our groom... the son of... towards... the daughter of... here about everything that is written and specified above with an object fit to make such a validation (kinyan). It is all binding and established.
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  • 9s161m71p?file=thumbnail
    Creator: Congregation Mikveh Israel (Philadelphia, Pa.)
    Date: 1813/1843
    Contributing Institution: Congregation Mikveh Israel, Philadelphia, PA
    Description: Marriage contracts between members of Congregation Mikveh Israel, from 1813 to 1843. The names of bride and groom have been penciled in at the top of the page for most entries. The Jewish marriage contract is called a ketubah, and is traditionally written in Aramaic. Ketubot (plural) are fairly standardized and usually read like this: In Good Augury On the... [day] in the week, in the... month, the year... from the creation of the world, according to the count that we are counting here... , ... the son of... said to this... the daughter of..., "Be my wife, according to the law of Moses and Israel. And I will work to honor , feed, and support you, according to the laws of Jewish men, who faithfully work to honor, feed and support their wives. And I will give you... silver zuz... , which is due to you...; and your food, clothing and needs and to live with you in the manner of the whole world." And Miss ... here agreed and became his wife. And this dowry that she brought in to him from the house of... - whether in silver, in gold, in jewelry, in clothing apparel, in houseware or in bedclothes - our groom has assumed upon himself for... pieces of refined silver. And our groom... agreed and added another... pieces of refined silver from his own corresponding to them - all in all... pieces of refined silver. And our groom... said as follows, "I accept responsibility upon myself and upon my inheritors after me for this marriage contract, for this dowry and for this addition (to the dowry), to be paid from all the best of my properties and possessions under all the skies, that I have acquired or that I will acquire in the future. Whether they are properties that are liened or are not liened, they are all liable and guarantee payment of this marriage contract, this dowry and this addition from me - and even from the cloak on my shoulder. [This holds] during my lifetime and after my lifetime, from today and forever." And our groom... has accepted responsibility and the stringencies of this marriage contract, this dowry and this addition, in accordance with the stringencies of all marriage contracts, dowries and additions customary with regards to the daughters of Israel that are made according to the ordinance of our Sages, may their memory be blessed. This is not like a conjectural agreement nor like a contract template. And it has been validated by our groom... the son of... towards... the daughter of... here about everything that is written and specified above with an object fit to make such a validation (kinyan). It is all binding and established.
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  • 47429q88b?file=thumbnail
    Creator: First Moravian Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
    Date: 1849/1853
    Contributing Institution: Moravian Archives
    Description: Titled in English on front cover, "Church Book." Members are listed in groups, with communicants listed first, followed by society members, and both groups further subdivided by sex and marital status. Next children are listed, also divided by sex. Entries include individual's names and dates of birth; some entries also include dates of baptism and confirmation. The manuscript begins with an index that covers the first and largest grouping of entries. Several updated catalogs are recorded throughout the manuscript, and friends of the congregation who were not members are listed on pages 120-121.
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  • P26779773?file=thumbnail
    Creator: First Moravian Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
    Date: 1836/1843
    Contributing Institution: Moravian Archives
    Description: Titled in English, "Catalogue of Members belonging to the Congregation in Philadelphia : Nov. 13, 1836." Members are listed in groups, with communicants listed first, followed by society members, and both groups further subdivided by sex and marital status. Next children are listed, also divided by sex. Entries include individual's names and dates of birth. Many of the pages of this catalog were not used; a few additional entries are scattered through later pages.
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  • P8419343r?file=thumbnail
    Creator: First Moravian Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
    Date: 1766
    Contributing Institution: Moravian Archives
    Description: Titled in German, "Verzeichniß derer zum Brüder-Gemeinlein in Philadelphia Befindenden, bey Bruder David Nitschmanns Visitation vom 24 30. Januar. 1766," which translates to "List of those in the Brethren congregation in Philadelphia, at Brother David Nitschmann's visitation from January 24-30, 1766." This catalog includes detailed information about individuals belonging to the First Moravian Church of Philadelphia, written in German. Translations of column headings are as follows: Beginning with page 2, the column headings are "Namen" (names), "geboren" (born/date of birth), "Wo?" (where born), "Religion" (faith traditions), "in die Ehe getreten" (entered into marriage), "ins Land gekommen" (arrived in the country), "aufgenommen" (received as a member), and "zur Heiligen Communion" (admitted to Holy Communion). Beginning with p. 21, the column headings are "Namen" (names), "geboren" (born/date of birth), "wo" (where born), and "Religion" (faith traditions).
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  • 3x817247f?file=thumbnail
    Creator: First Moravian Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
    Date: 1760
    Contributing Institution: Moravian Archives
    Description: Titled in English, "A List of the Children under the Care of the Brethren in Philadelphia." The date of August 13, 1760 is noted in A. G. Spangenberg's handwriting at the top of page 1. The list was handwritten by Jacob Rogers, then pastor of the Philadelphia congregation, and it includes the children's names and dates of birth.
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  • 6w924s94x?file=thumbnail
    Creator: First Moravian Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
    Date: 1745/1755
    Contributing Institution: Moravian Archives
    Description: Titled in English, "A Catalogue of the Congregation members, Communicants, & not-communicants, & Society People, belonging to the little Flock of United Brethren in Phiadelphia." Names are listed for each category, along with short testimonies about the character or general mood of individuals, for example, "A good heart," or "Goes on as usual," or "Happier than ever." The list is likely not complete, as A. G. Spangenberg noted on page 4, "wo sind aber die übrigen?" (but where are the rest of them?).
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  • 3r075887z?file=thumbnail
    Creator: First Moravian Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
    Date: 1744/1768
    Contributing Institution: Moravian Archives
    Description: Record of Philadelphia Moravians, their children and friends who died during the years 1744 to 1768. Many of the column headings in the catalog are in German, for which translations are provided: "No." (number), "Nahmen der Verschiedenen" (names of the deceased), "Nahmen der Eltern, der Eheleute oder Meisters" (name of parents, spouse, or master), "wie alt" (how old), "wenn verschieden" (when deceased), "wenn begraben" (when buried), "wo begraben" (where buried), and "durch wen begraben" (buried by whom). Several notes about individuals buried at Potter's Field in Philadelphia are included on the final page. This manuscript was likely sent or intended to be sent to church leadership in Bethlehem, PA.
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  • P2677976t?file=thumbnail
    Creator: First Moravian Church (Philadelphia, Pa.)
    Date: 1742/1783
    Contributing Institution: Moravian Archives
    Description: Membership catalog of the First Moravian Church of Philadelphia, with entries dating from 1742 to 1783; likely handwritten by Jacob Friis or Johann Daniel Sydrich, who were both pastors of the Philadelphia congregation. Most of the column headings are in German, for which translations have been provided: "No." (number), "Namen" (names), "geboren" (born/date of birth), "woher" (where born), "Religion" (faith traditions), "in die Ehe getreten" (entered into marriage), "ins Land kommen" (arrival in the country), "Aufgenommen" (received as a member), "zur Communion" (admitted to communion), "Ihre Kinder" (their children), "geboren" (born/dates of birth of children), and "getauft, von wem" (date child baptized, by whom). Contains an incomplete index that was never used.
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