History and genealogy of the Knauss family in America: tracing back the records to Ludwig Knauss, to the year 1723

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Knauss Family Assoc., 1915 - 242 pages
 

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Page 39 - My native country! thee, Land of the noble free, Thy name I love; I love thy rocks and rills, Thy woods and templed hills; My heart with rapture thrills, .Like that above.
Page 39 - Oh, say, can you see by the dawn's early light. What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming? Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight. O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming? And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Page 39 - Who from our mothers' arms Hath blessed us on our way With countless gifts of love, And still is ours to-day. O, may this bounteous God Through all our life be near us, With ever joyful hearts And blessed peace to cheer us, And keep us in his grace, And guide us when...
Page 39 - What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming, Whose broad stripes and bright stars thro' the perilous fight, O'er the ramparts we watch'd, were so gallantly streaming? And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof thro' the night that our flag was still there.
Page 184 - I have examined and perused the said writing and have found, the same to be in proper form and within the purposes named in the first class specified in section 2 of the act of General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, entitled "An act to provide for the incorporation and regulation of certain corporations...
Page 183 - ... according to the Act of Assembly in such case made and provided. In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal this twentysecond day of November, AD 1915.
Page 191 - Lord's supper, they assemble expressly to listen to instrumental and vocal music, interspersed with hymns, in which the whole congregation joins, while they partake together of a cup of coffee, tea, or chocolate, and light cakes, in token of fellowship and brotherly union. This solemnity is called a love-feast, and is in imitation of the custom of the agapae in the primitive Christian churches.
Page 191 - ... of the community. Besides these regular means of edification, the festival days of the Christian church, such as Easter, Pentecost, Christmas, &c., are commemorated in a special manner, as well as some days of peculiar interest in the history of the society. A solemn church music constitutes a prominent feature of their means of edification, music in general being a favorite employment of the leisure of many. On particular occasions, and before the congregation meets to partake of the Lord's...
Page 191 - Easter morning is devoted to a solemnity of a peculiar kind. At sunrise, the congregation assembles in the graveyard ; a service, accompanied by music, is celebrated, expressive of the joyful hopes of immortality and resurrection, and a solemn commemoration is made of all who have, in the course of the last year, departed this life from 'among them, and " gone home to the Lord" — an expression they often use to designate death.
Page 32 - ... place from whence they came and shall be further examined touching their intentions in coming hither, and that a writing be drawn up for them to sign, declaring their allegiance and subjection to the King of Great Britain and fidelity to the Proprietary of this Province and that they will demean themselves peaceably towards all His Majestie's subjects, and observe and conform to the laws of England and of the Government of Pennsylvania.

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