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Christian Strenge's Fraktur - David R. Johnson

Christian Strenge's Fraktur

David R. Johnson

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Full-color illustrations of "Vorschrifts," "tauf-scheins," family records, "liebebriefs," religious texts, bookplates, etc., showing his work. Christian Strenge was born in Germany in 1757 and by the late 1780s was living in Hempfield Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. He was a schoolmaster, scrivener, and justice of the peace before his death in 1828. Strenge's fraktur is one of the finest examples of Pa. German folk art. (24pp. color illus. East Petersburg Hist. Soc., 1995.)