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BAPTISMAL NAMES OF GERMANS, WITH THEIR
BY 1. D. Rupp.
THE following, if presented to your numerous young readers, may prove to them both interesting and instructive. Allow me to say to them, that I have copied from the original in the archives of the State upwards of twenty thousand names of German immigrants who landed at Philadelphia prior to 1776. These names, with the names of ships in which they sailed, the names of the captains of vessels, whence they sailed, and the time of arrival in America, with other interesting notices, will form part of the appendix to the History of German Immigrants. It is confidently hoped, that thousands of the descendants of those immigrants will be gratified, when the history appears in print, to be able more readily to trace their genealogy, and ascertain with certainty the time when their ancestors arrived at Philadelphia.
The names in italics exhibit the German orthography; the others, in Roman, the English; then follows the meaning or signification of names, and usual abbreviations.
Abraham, father of many nations.
Anastasius, one who is recover-
Arnoldus, Arnold, a hero of honor, an honorable hero. Augustus, noble, high, lofty, ele
vated, sublime, exalted. Bartholomaeus, Bartholomew, a son who suspends the waters, a martial, valiant son-sometimes written Bartel. Balthasar, council of war, courtmartial-variously abbreviated, Balthos, Baltzer, Baldis.
Benedictus, Benedict, blessedoccurs abbreviated Beni. Bernhard, Bernard, a strong, robust child.
Berthold or Berchtold, stately or
Benjamin, son of the right hand,
asius, Blase, royal one, splendid and magnificent. Burchard, one who is strong, one that is energetic. Clement, one who is benign, indulgent, kind, benevolentoccurs several times, variously spelled Clemin, Clemenz. Christian, a follower of Christsometimes written Christel, Christly.
Christopher, a bearer of Christ - of various orthography, Christoffel, Christoph, Stoffel.
Dionysius, divinely touched. Dominicus, belonging to the Lord.
Eberhard, Everard, a man of strength.
Egbert, faithful and kind. Eginhard, one faithfully tried, proved true.
Erhard, one that is magnanimous-sometimes it occurs Ehrhart, Erhat. Edward, a noble watchman. Edmund, a generous protector or shield.
Elias, God the Lord, the mighty Lord.
Emanuel, God-man, God with us. Erasmus, love-worthy. Ernst, Ernest, serious, grave, sober, stern, austere, earnest. Felix, one who is fortunate, happily blessed.
Ferdinand, well-deserving, meritorious, full of merit. Filbert, Fillibert, renowned, most illustrious. Friederich, Frederick, one that is peaceable-written differently Friedrich, Fridrick; abbreviated Fritz, Fred. Gabriel, God is my strength, man of God.
Georg, George, farmer, husbandman, one that tills the earth.
Jonas, one that oppresses. Jonathan, given to God, a faithful friend. Johannes, John, the grace or mercy of the Lord, a child of favor, one that is gracious, benevolent-differently spelt Johann, Johan, Hannes, Hans. This seems to be a sort of a Lieblings-namen with the GerIn a list of 21,315 names, Johannes, Johann, Johan, Hannes and Hans occurs 7,612 times, singly and connected, as Johan Jacob, Hans Peter, Han Nicklaus, with another baptismal name.
occasionally Nicklas, Nickel, as in Han Nickel; i. e., Johannes Nicalaus Spannseiler. Onesimus, one that proves useful, profitable.
Oswald, a steward, administra
Otto, Otho, father of a family, an economist.
Paulin, Paul, small, little, diminutive, a worker.
Petrus, Peter, one that is enduringly faithful, immovable, firm, a rock.
Phillippus, Philipus, Philip, a lover of horses, a warlike knight.
SOMETHING FOR A YOUNG WIFE.
BY MARGARET DERENZY,
AFTER marriage, a man generally takes his wife to his home, perhaps to the seat of his ancestors, where every object is endeared to him by local attachment and interesting remembrances. With pride and pleasure does he walk out with his fair bride, to exhibit to her the beauties of his domain and the scenes of his youth. "Look," says he, "at that noble view down the river; see that boat, how softly it glides, and that little temple on the hill, where on a fine evening I used to sit with my excellent mother, and say my tasks by her side: she was, in truth, my Emily, an excellent mother; several years have elapsed since I lost her, and yet I cannot think of her but with the strongest feelings of affection and regret." Endeavor, gentle lady, to enter into his feelings, and to admire, and to feel pleased with every thing with which he is pleased. In those bridal moments, your smiles and approbation are delightful to him: and although alterations and improvements may occur to you, let him see it is for the sake of those improvements, not for the sake of finding fault, you point out the defect.
Study your husband's temper and character; and be it your pride and pleasure to conform to his wishes. Check at once the first advances to contradiction, even of the most trivial nature. I repeat the word trivial, for it is really inconceivable the power which the veriest trifles have, at times, over the mind, either in irritating or pleasing. And the woman who after a few years are gone by can say, "My husband and I have never yet had a loud or angry debate," is, in my opinion, better entitled to a chaplet of laurels, than the hero who has fought on the plains of Waterloo.
"There is one simple direction, which, if carefully regarded, might long preserve the tranquillity of the married life, and insure no inconsiderable portion of connubial happiness to the observers of it: it is, to beware of the FIRST dispute.
An admired writer says, "Let it never be forgotten, that, during the whole of life, beauty must suffer no diminution from inelegance, but every charm must contribute to keep the heart which it has Whatever would have been concealed as a defect from the lover, must, with greater diligence, be concealed from the husband. The most intimate and tender familiarity cannot surely be supposed to exclude decorum; and there is naturally a delicacy in every mind, which is disgusted at the breach of it, though every mind is not sufficiently attentive to avoid at all times that mode of conduct which it has often itself found offensive. That unwearied solicitude to please, which was once the effect of choice, is now become a duty, and should be considered as a pleasure.