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MS Am 2824

Ramberger and Herzog family birth certificates, 1789-1888: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


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Descriptive Summary

Location: pf
Call No.: MS Am 2824
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Ramberger and Herzog family birth certificates,
Date(s): 1789-1888.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in German and English.
Abstract: Illustrated birth and baptismal certificates from the German areas of Pennsylvania, especially concerning ancestors and relatives of donor Walter Sylvester Hertzog.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

56M-187. Gift of Dr. Walter Sylvester Hertzog; received: 1957 March 4.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Ramberger and Herzog Family Birth Certificates, 1789-1888 (MS Am 2824). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Jacob Ramberger (b. 1806) was the direct ancestor of American President Dwight David Eisenhower, Senator John Bricker, and Walter Sylvester Hertzog (b. 1881). Walter Sylvester Hertzog (b. 1881; Harvard AB 1905) was an educator, radio lecturer, and motion picture producer in California.


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Scope and Contents

Includes the baptismal and birth certificate of Jacob Ramberger (born June 19, 1806 in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania) which is said to be (by the donor) the earliest Eisenhower family document. This document was written and decorated by Karl Münch.
Also includes 8 other Pennsylvania German illustrated baptismal and birth certificates of the Hertzog family dating from 1789-1888. The verso of each document includes extensive manuscript annotations in English by Walter Sylvester Hertzog. Documents are for: Margaret Conrad (b. 1810), Sadie Roselle Dinger (b.1886), Adam Herb (b. 1789), Allen Isiah Hertzog (b. 1888), Fayetta von Schminkl Hertzog (b. 1852), Steven Hertzog (b. 1814), Nicolaus Herzog (b. 1789), and Magdalena Spatz (b. 1792).

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