Jacob Engelbrecht s/o Conrad & Margaret b. 1797 MD
I know this is the Engbrecht forum but I don't know if the surname changed over time (mine did.) So, in case this can help someone... since there isn't an Engelbrecht forum:
Jacob Engelbrecht son of Conrad and Margaret Engelbrecht was born in Fredericktown, Maryland, Dec [11th?] 1797.
Elisabeth Ramsburgh, daughter of John & Rebecca Ramsburgh was born near Frederick-town, Maryland June 4th 1803.
Ann Rebecca Engelbrecht, dauther of Jacob & Elisabeth Engelbrecht was born in Frederick town Md on 27th of Feb. 1826, christened on the 4th of June following by Rev. D.F. Schaeffer - -
Philipp Melanethon Engelbrecht, son of Jacob & Elizabeth Engelbrecht was born in Frederick town MD August [page cut off] 1831. Christened in the [cut off] church by the Rev. D.F. Schaeffer, January 1 1832.
Mary Virginia Engelbrecht, daugher of P.M. & Selina V. Engelbrecht was born July 13th 1856.
Charles Ernest Engelbrecht, son of P.M. & Selina V. Engelbrecht was born Sept 7 1857.
Lewis William Engelbrecht son of P.M. & Selina V. Engelbrecht was born Friday at noon Oct 21st [1850???]. Was Baptized by Rev Jerry Diehl D.D. Wednesday evening, October 24 1860. [it looks like a five but it's probably a six]
Benjamin [--?--] Engelbrecht, son of P.M. & Selina V.... was born July 11 1862 and baptized by the Rev. Geo Diehl July [21 or 31] 1863.
Ernest Eugene Engelbrecht, son of P.M. & Selina....
was born March 16 1865 and was baptized May 2nd 1865 by Rev. B.H. [--?--], Chaplain of U..A General Hospital.
Abraham [--?--] Engelbrecht born yesterday, February 17 1867
[Hansell?] Eliza Engelbrecht born Friday June 11 1869 baptized by Rev [could be James Diehl? not George!] June [I can't read it, looks like 25th 1869]
Rita Estelle Engelbrecht born Sept 5th 1871 baptized by Rev. Geo Diehl died Sept 3rd 1875 aged 3y 11m d.
Jacob Leonard Engelbrecht, son of J.M. & Selina V.... born Saturday May 10 1873. Baptized by Rev Geo Diehl D.D. August 4 1874.
Selina Virginia Storm, daughter of Peter & Harriet Storm was born Sept 19th 18_3 [It really looks like 18o3... small o up high by top of 3 or 1893 but it doesn't follow the sequence of dates - Maybe it's 83?]
Daniel [looks like Stiener for middle name] Engelbrecht, born Sunday Aug 19th 1890 BaptizedChristmas day 1890 son of L.[okay, now I'm stressed out... It looks like son of L.M.G. & H.god.only.knows.what.]
Ann Rebecca Engelbrecht died Sept 14th 1832 aged 6y 6m [4d?] "May her ashes rest in peace, Recorded Sept 15 1832 [It's initialed, but it's a blur, looks like J.E.]
Mary Virginia Engelbrecht died August 6th 1856 aged 3 weeks and 3 days.
Charles [--?--] Engelbrecht died April 14 1861 aged 3y 7m 7d.
[His middle name looks a little like Garnet or Cornet]
Ernest Eugene Engelbrecht died Sunday morning August [date is cut off] 1865 at quarter after 10 o'clock, aged 11 months [?]days
*I know I'm right about his birth date March 16th, so this doesn't make sense. There is also another sentence, can't read it.
Eliza Engelbrecht, dau. of Jacob Engelbrecht died Monday evening, December 30 1872 at 69y 6m [?] days, buried on Mount Oli_____ Jan 1 1873. (page is cut off)
Also in this bible is a paragraph written by J.Engelbrecht, Frederick MD, Saturday, July 9 1864 at 5 1/2 o'clock pm.
The Rebel army or rather the wagon train and its Cavalry and Infantry Guards passed through Frederick this day - the wagons numbered 300 or 400 - they came first about 6 Ock am. From the west (from Hagerstown) and got through about one O'clock pm. - but still Squads of horsemen of 10.p of 20.b have been passing all the time - Where the main army is at this time, we cannot say - as we are completely isolated and can hear nothing from either point of the compass.Except what the Rebs tell us but on that we cannot depend - we had a small engagement at the west end of the town two days ago (July 7, 1864) - but the Union troops all left here last night. - a few days will let us breathe a little freer - at the same time, I would remark the union people of our own do not appear to be very much alarmed - as we had the whole Rebel Army in our town once before (Sept 6, 1862) - the present Army is Commanded they say by genl, Jubal Early.
This bible contains the following:
- Contains family history data of Engelbrecht and Ramsburg families
- Holy Matrimony: 8 Entries data 1825 through 1907
- Births: 15 Entries dated 1797 through 1896
- Deaths: 14 Entries dated 1867 through 1928Woven material is like a checkerboard design.
- Inside of front cover is inscribed John Ramsburg, Near Frederick Town Maryland 1816
- Pressed Flowers in Bible
- Paper Snowflake dated February 14th 1845 and signature of family member
I have no idea who this family is and it certainly isn't a surname of mine. I saw it for sale on Ebay and it killed me to see this family history go into a black hole, probably never to be seen again. My Uncle sold our family bible in the 1960s (300 years of recorded history), gone forever probably. So, I've tried to transcribe the best I can from photographs. Hope something here helps someone someday.