Nicholas Conrad & Catharine Emminger Marriage and my complete inability to decipher it

I was so excited to find the marriage record of my second great-grandparents Nicholas Conrad and Catharine Emminger in Ancestry’s Pennsylvania and New Jersey Church and Town Records database. Progress has been slow in the Conrad line, and I was happy to discover that they were married 3 Oct 1853 at the Saint Michael’s and Zion Church in Philadelphia.

They were indexed as Nicolaus Konrad and Catharine Emminger and however much Ancestry is paying people to index old German records it is not enough. I don’t even know how the indexer recognized Emminger.

When I opened the image I realized there was more information than what had been indexed, seemingly interesting and important information, but I could not read it. For those unfamiliar, letters are very different in old German handwriting and I have not yet mastered them.

Below are the pertinent sections for Nicholas and Catharine. Click on the images to see them full size. Click here to see the whole page for reference.

Entry for Nicolaus Conrad in marriage records
Nicolaus Conrad
from ?
in ?
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Entry for Catharine Emminger in marriage records
Catharine Emminger
from ?
in Württemberg?
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Below their names appears to be perhaps the town/region where Nicholas and Catharine were from, which would be a huge help to me. In the census, it was reported that Nicholas was from Bavaria and Catharine was from Württemberg.

For Nicholas, I see “aus” or from (a bunch of indecipherable German) and “in” (not looking like Bavaria/Bayern to me.) The first letter of the word after “in” looks the same as the first letter of the last name of the person below Nicholas and the indexer recorded that name as Rins.

For Catharine, the last line does look like it could be Württemberg.

I could be completely wrong in my interpretation of this being their hometowns, but whatever it is I think it would help my research. I found a German Script Tutorial to complete and will continue to study this record but I am hoping someone out there may offer some insight.

Joseph E. Carman & Annie M. Funston Marriage 1895

thumbnail image of Carman Funston marriage affidavitState of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia County, ss.

[Per]sonally appeared Joseph Elon Carman who hereby requests the Clerk of the Orphans’ Court, for the said County, to issue a License for the Marriage of himself to Annie May Funston and who being duly sworn according to law, doth depose and say:
that he was born in Phila. on the 6th day of April A.D. 1872; that he resides at no. 2521 Emlen St. Phila.; that he is by occupation bricklayer; that he is not related by blood or marriage to the person whom he desired to marry; that he has not been married before;
that Annie M. Funston whom he is about to marry, was born in Phila. on the 30th day of January A.D. 1876; that she resides at no. 2603 Hope St. Phila.; is by occupation in mill; that she has not been married before;
that he knows of no reason why the said reason may not be lawfully made.

Sworn and subscribed before me this 13th day of June 1895 (signed by Asst Clerk of Orphans’ Court)

[signed] Joseph E. Carman

thumbnail image of Joseph Funston consent to daughter's marriageConsent to the Marriage of a Child or Ward

I, Joseph Funston residing at no. 1910 Firth St. Phila. do hereby certify, that I am the father of Annie M. Funston residing at no. 2603 Hope St. Phila. who is now 19 years of age. That I have been informed of the intended marriage of my said daughter to Joseph E. Carman and hereby do consent to said marriage.

Given before me, this 13th of June A.D. 1895 (signed by Clerk of Orphans’ Court of Philadelphia County)

[signed] Joseph Funston

thumbnail image of Carman Funston marriage duplicate certificateDuplicate

I, Jno P. Bagley hereby certify that on the 19 day of June one thousand eight hundred and ninety five, at Philadelphia Joseph E. Carman and Annie M. Funston were by me united in marriage, in accordance with License issued by the Clerk of the Orphans’ Court of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, numbered 77493.

[signed]Jno P. Bagley

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Original Source Citation:
Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, marriage license no. 77493 (1895), Joseph Elon Carman & Annie May Funston; Clerk of the Orphan’s Court, City Hall, Philadelphia.

Conrad-Levens Marriage (1905)

Nicholas Conrad – Sophia Levens Marriage (1905)

Issued Mar 16 1905
No. 183838

Nicholas Conrad
AND
Sophie Levins

Affidavit of Applicant for Marriage License

State of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia County, ss.

Personally appeared Nicholas Conrad who hereby requests the Clerk of the Orphans’ Court, for the said County, to issue a License for the marriage of himself to Sophie Levins and who, being duly sworn according to law, doth depose and say: that he was born in Phila, Pa, on the 22nd day of Febry A.D. 1867; that he resides at 1729 N. 4th st., Phila; that he —– occupation Mill Hand; that he is not related by blood or marriage to the person whom he desires to marry; that he has never been married before; that Sophie Levins whom he is about to marry, was born in Centralia, Pa on the 26th day of Febry A.D. 1866, that she resides at 2035 E. Allegheny ave, Phila, —– occupation servant; that she has never been married before; that he knows of no reason why the said marriage may not be lawfully made.
[signed by] Nicholas Conrad
Sworn and subscribed before me this 16th day of Mch A.D. 1905
J—– Goebel, Clerk of Orphans’ Court

DUPLICATE
No. 183838
Filed Mar 23 1905

I, Rev. Martin S. Stockett hereby certify that on the sixteenth day of March one thousand nine hundred and five, at Philadelphia, Nicholas Conrad and Sophia Levins were by me united in marriage, in accordance with License issued by the Clerk of the Orphans’ Court of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, numbered 183838
[signed by] Martin S. Stockett

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Original Citation:
Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, marriage license no. 183838 (1905), Nicholas Conrad & Sophie Levins; Clerk of the Orphan’s Court, City Hall, Philadelphia.