The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments,
Philadelphia, William W. Harding, 1868.
This Bible is in fair condition. The binding has completely
separated from the text. The spine was overlaid with some
contact paper that looks like leather. The text appears to
be in one piece, except for the photograph section, which
The script is nicely done in calligraphy. I expected it to be
signed by an artist of the era, but it is not.
There are some items in this Bible -- a modern 23rd Psalm
woven bookmark, a tract, a piece of lavendar ribbon, and a
paper needlepoint bookmark that reads Eddie J. Wolf 187[?],
a bookmark that reads "Your Father Knoweth", and a dark
This family is found in the Lehigh County, Pennylvania 1880
Federal Census. Allen is a blacksmith. There is another child,
a daughter named Mary J. who is not listed in this Bible who was
born around 1870.
Transcribed by and in the possession of Tracy St. Claire,
[Page One -- Marriages]
Allen David Wolf of Allentown Lehigh County and Miss Ann Fink
the same plase [sic] and County of Lehigh were united in the Bonds
of holy Matrimony according to Law and the custums [sic] of the
Church on the 4th day of February in the year of our Lord One
Thousand eight hundred and sixty six by the Revd William Rath
Minister of the Gospel
Births of the Parents
Allen David Wolf
son of Lewis H. Wolf and his wife Juliann (a born Clewell) He was
born on the 18th day of October in the year of our Lord 1843 in
Allentown Lehigh County, Penna and was Baptized by the Revd W.C.
Reichel. The Sponsors: Henry Christ Levi Giering and his Wife
Walentin Wieder & his Wife
daughter of Jacob Fink and his Wife Louisa (a born Herwick). She
was born on the 23th day of Septbr in the year of our Lord 1844 in
Allentown Lehigh County Pa. and was Baptized by the Rev. Joseph
S. Dubs. The Sponsors: Jacob Ruhe and his Wife Hannah.
[Page Two -- Births]
Births of the Children
Edwin Jacob son of Allen David Wolf and his Wife Anna (a born
He was born on the 8th day of September in the year of our Lord 1866
in Allentown, Lehigh County, Penna and was Baptized by the Revd
William Rath. Sponsors The Parents of his [sic] Child themselve [sic].