Lot 381: Rare South Carolina Fraktur
December 2, 2016
Hillsborough, NC, USALive Auction
watercolor and ink on paper, the birth and baptismal record of Daniell Lohman, born in Lexington County, South Carolina on November 16, 1801, to George Lohrman and his wife Anna Catharina, painted with crown and flowers and with German text. The region of his birth is in the Dutch Fork area of South Carolina, where a large number of German immigrants settled in the mid 18th century, many migrating from Pennsylvania, who maintained the custom of birth recordation in the manner of the taufscheine.
SS 8 x 11.5 in.; DOA 11 x 14.5 in.
George Lohrman, possibly Daniell's father, is listed in the 1800 United States Federal Census living in Moyamensing, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A Georg Lohrman is also listed in Names of Foreigners Who Took the Oath of Allegiance to the Province and state of Pennsylvania 1727 -1775. Additional research shows a Daniel Lowman listed in the 1840 United States Federal Census living in Lexington, SC and in the South Carolina, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index living in Lexington, SC, and a Danl Lowman in the U.S. Selected Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1850 - 1880 for agriculture. A Daniel Rufus Lowman is buried in Saint Peters Lutheran Church Cemetery in Batesburg, Lexington County , SC, where his date of birth November 16, 1801 and death of March 8, 1873 is provided on his tombstone.
Condition Report: Colors vibrant; laid down; with foxing; some scattered loss.