Blough Family Bible

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Blough Family Bible

Contents

Date of Bible[edit | edit source]

1813

Dimensions of Bible[edit | edit source]

12.5 inches tall

9.75 inches wide

2.75 inches thick

Researchers Name and Dates[edit | edit source]

Maggie Rose, Librarian Laurel Bear, Librarian Emily Gammons, volunteer

Wayne County Public Library Researched compiled between November, 2016 and February, 2017.

Cover[edit | edit source]

Blough Family Bible, Cover

Notes on the Blough Family Bible, Cover[edit | edit source]

The Blough Family Bible is a German Language Bible dating from the early 19th Century. The Bible cover was reinforced after publication with metal plates formed around corners and secured with rivets. Leather straps held in place by the metal plates and rivets were presumably added to protect the spine. The Bible once had leather straps securing the book while closed and are missing. The Binding of the Blough Family Bible is intact, in fair shape with only the first few pages loosened from the binding.

Title Page[edit | edit source]

Blough Family Bible Title Page


Accompanying Paperwork Associated with Bible[edit | edit source]

None Present


Items Associated with Bible[edit | edit source]

Blough Family Bible Chemical Embrocation Advertisement[edit | edit source]

Notes on the Blough Family Bible Chemical Embrocation Advertisement[edit | edit source]

This advertisement was found inside the front cover of the Blough Family Bible. It measures 9 inches by 5.5 inches.

Blough Family Bible faux peacock Feather[edit | edit source]

Notes on the Blough Family Bible, Peacock Feather[edit | edit source]

Measuring approximately 5 inches long and 3 inches at the widest point this faux feather was discovered marking pages 164-165 of the New Testament.

Blough Family Bible, fabric scrap bookmark[edit | edit source]

Notes on the Blough Family Bible, fabric scrap bookmark[edit | edit source]

Marking the top of pages 494-495 in the Old Testament this scrap of fabric is about 6 inches long and .5 inch at the widest point. the fabric is of an undetermined strong and coarse material.

Blough Family Bible, Tag[edit | edit source]
Notes on the Blough Family Bible, Tag[edit | edit source]

This tag, "For sale of bulk fabric" was found being used as a bookmark between pages 514-515 in the Old Testament. It measures 2.75 inches by 3 inches.

Blough Family Bible, Religious Print Broadside[edit | edit source]

Notes on the Blough Family Bible, Religious Print Broadside[edit | edit source]

Measuring 16 inches by 11.5 inches, this German language piece was found folded inside the front cover of the Blough Family Bible. According to Citizens in a Strange Land: A Study of German-American Broadsides and their Meaning For Germans in North America, 1730-1830, by Hermann Wellenreuther (2013), this piece was most likely published in Reading, Pennsylvania around 1816 and possibly was used as an aid to reading and remembering helpful religious advice.

Transcription/Translation[edit | edit source]

The Golden ABC

Trust in God alone

On people's help you shall not build

God is the only faith holds

Otherwise there is no faith in this world.

Blough Family Bible, German Hymn[edit | edit source]

Notes on the Blough Family Bible, German Hymn[edit | edit source]

Measuring 9 inches by 7.5 inches this piece was found placed inside the front cover of the Blough Family Bible. According to Citizens in a Strange Land: A Study of German-American Broadsides and their Meaning For Germans in North America, 1730-1830, by Hermann Wellenreuther (2013), it was not uncommon for Pennsylvania Dutch communities to print hymns as broadsides and distribute in this manner.

Transcription/Translation[edit | edit source]

Ein schön Jesus-Lied (A beautiful Jesus song)

Original of first stanza:

Wo ist Jesus mein Verlangen? Mein geliebter Herr und Freund!

Wo ist er dann hingegangen?

Wo mag er zu finden seyn?

Meine Seel ist sehr betrübet,

Mir viel Sünden abgematt,

Wo ist Jesus den sie liebet?

Den begehrt sie Tag und Nacht.


Translation:

Where is Jesus my desire?

My beloved master and friend!

Where did he go then?

Where can he be found?

My soul is very sad,

I shed a lot of sins,

Where is Jesus whom she loves?

She covets day and night.

Blough Family Bible, 1815 Broadside[edit | edit source]

Notes on the Blough Family Bible, 1815 Broadside[edit | edit source]

Measuring 16 inches by 11.5 inches this piece was found folded inside the front cover of the Blough Family Bible. According to Citizens in a Strange Land: A Study of German-American Broadsides and their Meaning For Germans in North America, 1730-1830, by Hermann Wellenreuther (2013) it was not uncommon for Pennsylvania Dutch communities to print such broadsides and distribute in this manner.

Blough Family Bible, Map[edit | edit source]

Notes on the Blough Family Bible, Map[edit | edit source]

Measuring 16.5 inches by 13.5 inches this item was found twice-folded inside the front cover of the Blough Family Bible. It is double-sided in German text.

Marriage Records associated with Bible[edit | edit source]

None Present


Birth Records associated with Bible[edit | edit source]

None Present


Death Records associated with Bible[edit | edit source]

None Present


Handwritten Notations inside Bible[edit | edit source]

Blough Family Bible First FlyLeaf[edit | edit source]

Notes on the Blough Family Bible First Flyleaf[edit | edit source]

Measuring 9 x 12 inches and written on the front flyleaf in German, a transcription/translation is not yet available.

Blough Family Bible Second FlyLeaf[edit | edit source]

Notes on the Blough Family Bible Second Flyleaf[edit | edit source]

Measuring 9 x 12 inches and written on the front flyleaf in German, a transcription/translation is not yet available.

Blough Family Bible Inside Front Cover[edit | edit source]

Notes on the Blough Family Bible Inside Front Cover[edit | edit source]

The document measures 12 inches by 8 inches. A transcription of the text of this document is not yet available. However it appears that a later entry can be read as:

7. I Christian Blough hat a son Born his name is David Blough

Other Items of Interest[edit | edit source]

None Present