In the catalog of Christie's (New York) auction number 7936, which took place on 10 & 11 June 1994, there is an excellent decorated fraktur birth certificate (number 725 of the auction) of Jacob Appel, son of Samuel Appel and his wife Anna (born Kurtz), who was born 2 September 1822 in Pennsylvania, possibly Lancaster County.
I have scanned this certificate in case any of Jacob's descendants might like a copy. Someone in the Appel family ought to have it--it is too good to be missed by the family.
My email address may be found by clicking on my underlined name above. If you want a copy of this certificate, either by email or by postal mail, please email me directly because I may not see your request if it is posted on this board.
If it were a certificate of a member of the Pease family, I'd certainly want someone to do the same for me.
Bill Pease who also happens to be in Lancaster, PA