This is a blog prompt
stolen borrowed from Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings, who credits Geneablogger John Newmark (TransylvanianDutch blog) with starting this blog theme years ago. John offers this definition for “amanuensis:”
“A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another.”
(And, let’s be honest, this is probably the only way I’m going to remember to transcribe all my documents, right?)
This is a scanned image of an extracted Dutch baptism record for my 4th great grandmother, Phenenna Catherine Eva van Castrop. She was born on December 21, 1797 in Groenlo, Gelderland, Netherlands to Herman and Joanna van Castrop.
Extract üit het Doopboek
der R. C. Gemeente
Een duizend zeven honderd. zeven en negentig
den vier en twintig sten December is gedoopt
Phenenna Catharina Eva wiens ouders zijn
Hermannus van Castrop en Joanna Bernardina van Castrop
Voor Extract Conform
Groenlollen De Burgemeester ambtenaar
5 february 1829 van den burgerlijken stand voor
City of Groenlo
Extract from the baptism book of the Roman Catholic parish
One thousand seven hundred ninety-seven
the twenty-fourth day of December was baptized
Phenenna Eva Catharina whose parents are
Hermannus van Castrop and Joanna Bernardina van Castrop
Extract according to
Mayor and Registrar
5 february 1829
This record was likely created for use when Catherine married John Bernard Heerdink, since the extract is dated February 5, 1829 and they were married on February 26, 1829.
The original Latin baptism record is here:
Die 24 Decembris baptizata est Phenenna Catharina Eva, cujus parentes sunt Hermannus van Castrop et Joanna Bernardina van Castrop; patrina erat Christina Winterinck condicta van Castrop
On 24 December was baptized Phenenna Catherine Eva, whose parents were Herman van Castrop and Joanna Bernardina van Castrop; Christina Winterinck van Castrop was her godparent.
How’s that for three languages in one blog post?
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