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Van Giesen Family papers

Van Giesen Family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Van Giesen Family papers
Creator: Van Giesen family
Inclusive Dates: 1796-1926
Language: English
Extent: 0.4 Linear Feet 1 document box
Collection Number: ms2816
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Uriah Van Giesen (1833-1894) was born in Paterson, New Jersey and was a resident of Savannah, Georgia. He married Eupemia Theresa Holzendorf (d. 1884) and became a dentist, a profession which he resumed in Savannah after the Civil War. His son, Frank Van Giesen (1872-1914), served as magistrate in Savannah and also worked at a brokerage firm. He married Carrie Ancker (1875-1896) of Philadelphia.

Scope and Content

The Van Giesen Family Collection contains the manuscript materials of the Uriah Van Giesen family of Savannah. The collection includes correspondence, legal documents, clippings, etc. of the extended family, but the bulk of the collection relates to Van Giesen's service to the Confederacy in Company B, 2nd Georgia Battalion. His diary, correspondence and military papers detail his service until 1864 when he was discharged because of chronic hepatitis. Also included are some materials of Van Giesen's son Frank S. Van Giesen, a broker and magistrate also of Savannah. Some materials in the collection relate to the Ancker family (the family of F.S. Van Giesen's wife, Carrie).


Administrative Information

Custodial History

Permanent deposit by Eddie Van Giesen, 1992.

Preferred Citation

Van Geisen family papers, ms2816, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Processing Information

All manuscript materials have been photocopied for preservation and are placed with the originals.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Ancker family
Brokers -- Georgia -- Savannah.
Brokers -- Georgia.
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Battalion, 2nd. Company B
Dentistry -- Georgia.
Dentists.
Diaries.
Family papers.
Judges -- Georgia.
Soldiers -- Confederate States of America.
Soldiers -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11Autograph book
 
12Baby shoe (leather)
 
13Business cards
 
14Cash voucher, 1866
 
15Clippings
 
16Confirmation books
 
17Correspondence, 1818
 
18Correspondence, 1855
 
19Correspondence, 1858
 
110Correspondence, 1859
 
111Correspondence, 1860
 
112Correspondence, 1861
 
113Correspondence, 1862
 
114Correspondence, 1863
 
115Correspondence, 1864
 
116Correspondence, 1865
 
117Correspondence, 1866
 
118Correspondence, 1868
 
119Correspondence, 1872
 
120Correspondence, 1881
 
121Correspondence, 1882
 
122Correspondence, 1884
 
123Correspondence, 1909
 
124Correspondence, 1913
 
125Correspondence, 1915
 
126Correspondence, 1919
 
127Correspondence, 1920
 
128Correspondence - undated
 
129Desoto Lodge Digest, 1926
 
130Diary, 1860
 
131Disability certificate
 
132Envelopes
 
133Estate account, 1796
 
134Furlough, 1861
 
135Furlough, 1864
 
136Macon Volunteers
 
137Marriage license (Ancker)
 
138Marriage license (Van Giesen)
 
139Masonic certificate
 
140Obituaries
 
141Orders, 1863
 
142Photographs
 
143Poem
 
144Tax receipt, 1869
 
145Uriah Van Giesen 2nd Georgia Battalion papers
 
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1Large Masonic certificate, 1864