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Call No.: MS Am 2824
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Ramberger and Herzog family birth certificates,
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.
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.
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).