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His True and Facile Pen: C. H. Balsbaugh and Swatara Brethren Fraktur - Corinne Earnest, Russell Earnest, and Patricia Earnest Suter

His True and Facile Pen: C. H. Balsbaugh and Swatara Brethren Fraktur

Corinne Earnest, Russell Earnest, and Patricia Earnest Suter

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This book illustrates a group of fraktur made by Christian-Hervey “C.H.” Balsbaugh (1831-1909) and others who worked along Swatara Creek in the Hummelstown area of Dauphin Co., Pa. These fraktur were made for Brethren of the Big and Little Swatara Brethren Churches during the mid-1800s to early 1900s. Includes genealogical background about the Balsbaugh family, plus excerpts from C. H. Balsbaugh’s autobiography. Features 19 birth records, bible records, and other examples from this previously unrecognized group of fraktur. Frequent surnames: Balsbaugh, Longenecker, Miller, etc. (52pp. color illus. index. Russell D. Earnest Assoc., 2015.)


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