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BY I. 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. Benedictus, Benedict, blessedAdam, earthly man, red.
occurs abbreviated Beni. Adolph, a noble helper.
Bernhard, Bernard, a strong, Albertus, nobly born, of noble robust child.
birth-usually written Albert, Berthold or Berchtold, stately or occasionally Albrecht.
grand age-sometimes written Alexander, one who assists men, Berdolf, Berdolt. a male helper.
Bertram, magnificent hero, or Anastasius, one who is recover grand hero. ing, a convalescent.
Benjamin, son of the right hand, Andreas, Andrew, strong, one son of fortune. who is stout, manly.
Blasius, Blase, royal one, splenAnton, Anthony, inestimable, did and magnificent. priceless.
Burchard, one who is strong, one Arnoldus, Arnold, a hero of that is energetic.
honor, an honorable hero. Clement, one who is benign, inAugustus, noble, high, lofty, ele- dulgent, kind, benevolentvated, sublime, exalted.
occurs several times, variously Bartholomaeus, Bartholomew, a spelled Clemin, Clemenz.
son who suspends the waters, Christian, a follower of Christ, a martial, valiant son-some- sometimes written Christel, times written Bartel.
Christly. Balthasar, council of war, court- Christopher, a bearer of Christ martial-variously abbreviat. -of various orthography, ed, Balthos, Baltzer, Baldis. Christoffel, Christoph, Stoffel.
Constantinus, Constantine, one Gerhard, Gerhart, a man of who is steadfast, firm, stable, strength, one strong, mighty, faithful, resolute—sometimes energetic.
written Constant, Cong. Gideon, one that bruises or Cornelius, home-like, one that is breaks, or one that cuts off strong.
iniquity. Daniel, judgment of God, à Gottfried, Gotfrey, Geoffry, Jefrighteous judge.
fery, Jeffry, peace of God. Darius, he that informs himself. Gottleib, Theophilus, friend of Dietrich, Derrick, a patriot, a God.
friend of the people-variously Gregorius, Gregor, Gregory, one written Dieter, Ditrich, Tie- that is cheerful, wakeful, terich.
“wide-a-wake." Dionysius, divinely touched. Gustavus, lofty, exalted. Dominicus, belonging to the Heinrich, Henrich, Henry, a Lord.
courageous, spirited hero. Eberhard, Everard, a man of Herrmann, Herman, a war-man, strength.
one that is gallant, brave, Egbert, faithful and kind.
valiant. Eginhard, one faithfully tried, Hieronymus, Jerome, one conseproved true.
crated to the service of the Erhard, one that is magnani- church. mous—sometimes it occurs Ignatius, fiery, ardent, glowing. Ehrhart, Erhat.
Irenacus, one that is peaceable. Edward, a noble watchman. Isaac, laughter, son of joy. Edmund, a generous protector Jacob, one that supplants, or or shield.
undermines. Elias, God the Lord, the mighty Jeremias, Jeremiah, exaltation Lord.
of the Lord. Emanuel, God-man, God with us. Jonas, one that oppresses. Erasmus, love-worthy.
Jonathan, given to God, a faithErnst, Ernest, serious, grave, ful friend.
sober, stern, austere, earnest. Johannes, John, the grace or Felix, one who is fortunate, hap- mercy of the Lord, a child of pily blessed.
favor, one that is gracious, Ferdinand, well-deserving, meri benevolent—differently spelt torious, full of merit.
Johann, Johan, Hannes, Hans. Filbert, Fillibert, renowned, most This seems to be a sort of a illustrious.
Lieblings-Namen with the GerFriederich, Frederick, one that mans. In a list of 21,315
is peaceable-written differ names, Johannes, Johann, ently Friedrich, Fridrick; ab Johan, Hannes and Hans ocbreviated Fritz, Fred.
curs 7,612 times, singly and Gabriel, God is my strength, connected, as Johan Jacob, man of God.
Hans Peter, Han Nicklaus, Georg, George, farmer, husband with another baptismal name.
man, one that tills the earth.
Justice, Just, Yost Jocelin, Joce-'occasionally Nicklas, Nickel, lyn, upright, or just.
as in Han Nickel; i. e., JoJulius, à pubescent young, a hannes Nicalaus Spannseiler.
downy or soft-haired young Onesimus, one that proves useman.
ful, profitable. Joseph, increase or addition. Oswald, a steward, administraKarl, Charles, one that is strong. tor, manager. Kaspar, Casper, Jasper, a royal Otto, Otho, father of a family, treasurer.
an economist. Konrad, Conrad, a counsellor- Paulin, Paul, small, little, di
sometimes written Konrath, minutive, a worker. Conrat.
Petrus, Peter, one that is enLazarus, assistance of God. duringly faithful, immovable, Lebrecht, live right.
firm, a rock. Leonhard, lion's heart, lion- Phillippus, Philipus, Philip, a
hearted, undaunted-. different lover of horses, a warlike ly written Leonard, Lenhardt, knight. Lenhard, Lennerr.
Reuben, the vision of the son, Lorentz, Laurentia, Lawrence, who sees the son.
one that is crowned or lau- Rudolph, a counsellor, an advi
reated by way of distinction ser, abbreviated Rudy. Ludwig, Louis, Lewis, one that Samuel, heard of God, asked of.
is illustrious, renowned, cele- God. brated or famous-sometimes Sebastian, elevated, sublime, ex
written Ludewig, Ludwick. alted — written occasionally Luther, reverend, venerable, re- Bastian, Bast. spectable.
Schem, Shem, renown, a name. Marcus, Mark, one who contends, Seth, one who puts. a champion, a combatant, war- Simon, Simeon, one that is heard.
Salomo, Solomon, peaceable. Martin, a hero.
Stanislaus, gloriously, stability, Mattheus, Matthew, one that is constancy. given.
Stephanus, Stephen, crowned, Matthias, Mathias, the gift of one who crowns—occasionally
the Lord—sometimes spelt Ma written Stefar, Steffy, Steffe.
theis, Matteis, Matheis. Theobald, one that is valiant, Maximilian, the greatest.
also written Debald, Dewalt. Melanchton, black earth. Theodor, Theodore, gift of God. Melchoir, a royal person.
Thomas, a twin. Michael, Michel, one who is per- Tobias, the goodness of God, the fect.
Lord is good. Moritz, Maurice, auburn, one Traugott, trust God.
that is dark-colored or brown. Ulrich, Ulric, richly endowed; Moses, taken out of the water. abbreviated Uli. Nicolaus, Nikalaus, Nicholas, Urban, one that is polite, cour
victory of the people-written teous, urbane.
Valentine, one who is passionate, Witfried, one who defends wis
affectionate, or vehement; ab- dom. breviated Felty.
Wilhelm, William, a powerful Vincent, one who conquers or rock, a potent shield or proovercomes.
tector. Walther, one who governs, rules, Wolfgang, a helper, an assistant. or reigns.
Zacharias, Zachariab, memory
of the Lord.
On hill and valley lay,
A blessing on the day.
Its chime upon the air,
The worshippers for prayer.
Fell on the listening ear,
The feeling-God is near.
Took his theme-'twas Jesus' love;
There stood a snow-white dove.
It paused, then soared away ;
In vain we bid it stay.
Till not a speck was seen,
Its graceful form had been.
But it hath seemed to me
That gentle bird might be,
Our days on earth are given,
And tako our flight to Heaven.
That quiet sunset scene-
From which this truth I glean:
To show some moral plan;
No line is writ in vain.
at that "omain an
a fine softly it
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 won. 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.