Sunday, February 27, 2011

Church Record Sunday: Hannah Bruhns' 1888 Baptismal Certificate

Hannah as a young girl
My cousin, Vikki, sent a few scans of our family documents to me awhile back. Below is the baptismal record for our great grandmother, Johanna Bruhns (Madsen). She was our moms' maternal grandmother, and was married to our great grandfather, Lars Hansen Madsen.

The certificate is a little hard to read -- partly because the writing is a bit faded with age, but also because it's written in German (the type is too small for me to make out, so Google Translate isn't helping me much with this one...).

The certificate does show that Johanna was born in Tracy, San Joaquin County, California, on November 9, 1886, to Johann Bruhns and Christina Margaretha Schlichtmann. She was baptized in Tracy on August 26, 1888.

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