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Object Name BOOKPLATE
Other Name FRAGMENT
Catalog Number 2015.06.04
Accession number 2015.06.01-
Artist Kolb, Andreas, 1749-1811 (attributed to)
Place of Origin Upper Saucon Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania
Date 1804
Material Laid paper, watercolor, ink
Dimensions H-6.5 W-3.75 inches
Height (ft) 0.542
Height (in) 6.5
Width (ft) 0.313
Width (in) 3.75
Description Bookplate (fragment) for Anna Geissinger of Upper Saucon, dated February 28, 1804, unsigned, loose in the front of a copy of the 1803 edition of the Mennonite hymnbook Kleine Geistliche Harfe der Kinder Zions (Germantown: Michael Billmeyer). The ownership text is fraktur lettering, filled with pink-red, yellow and blue, followed by an possessive verse and the date in German script. The text is in a decorative multicolored frame and surrounded by multicolored leaves and flowers in a basically symmetrical pattern. The bottom quarter of the plate is missing. The book also contains the name "George" inside the front cover (in English script) [this was Anna's husband, George Clemmer], and birth records for the children of Anna & George Clemmer on two front flyleaves, in German script, dated 1810-1828. The surname is included with each entry. A slip of paper with three prayers or hymns in German script, dated 1824, is loose in the book.
Condition Poor
Condition date 2015-05-21
Condition Notes Bookplate detached from book; bottom section of plate is completely missing. The book and other inscriptions are in excellent condition.
Provenance Made for Anna Geissinger (Clemmer) (1787-1872), daughter of John & Anna (Landis) Geissinger of Upper Saucon Township, Northampton County. In adulthood she married George Clemmer (1786-1864) and they moved to Hereford Township, Berks County.

The SLHC also holds Anna's manuscript tunebook, dated 1798, and catechism bookplate, dated 1803, both by Andreas Kolb (items #1922.30.01 and #2015.09.29).
People Kolb, Andreas, 1749-1811
Clemmer, Anna Geissinger, 1787-1872
Clemmer, George, 1786-1864
Clemmer, John G., 1810-1894
Clemmer, Christian G., 1813-1883
Clemmer, David G., 1815-1893
Hiestand, Catherine G. Clemmer, 1818-1866
Clemmer, Samuel G., 1821-1870
Bechtel, Anna G. Clemmer, 1824-1901
Clemmer, Abraham G., 1828-1902
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Notes on Related Objects Bookplates for Anna Geissinger by Andreas Kolb