Van Giesen Family papers

Van Giesen Family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Van Giesen family
Title: Van Giesen Family papers
Dates: 1796-1926
Quantity: 0.4 Linear feet 1 document box
Coll. Number: ms2816

Biographical/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 Note

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).

Index Terms

Ancker family
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Battalion, 2nd. Company B.
Family papers.
Soldiers--Confederate States of America.

Administrative Information

Custodial History note

Permanent deposit by Eddie Van Giesen, 1992.

Preferred Citation note

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

Processing Information note

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

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Autograph book
2Baby shoe (leather)
3Business cards
4Cash voucher, 1866
6Confirmation books
7Correspondence, 1818
8Correspondence, 1855
9Correspondence, 1858
10Correspondence, 1859
11Correspondence, 1860
12Correspondence, 1861
13Correspondence, 1862
14Correspondence, 1863
15Correspondence, 1864
16Correspondence, 1865
17Correspondence, 1866
18Correspondence, 1868
19Correspondence, 1872
20Correspondence, 1881
21Correspondence, 1882
22Correspondence, 1884
23Correspondence, 1909
24Correspondence, 1913
25Correspondence, 1915
26Correspondence, 1919
27Correspondence, 1920
28Correspondence - undated
29Desoto Lodge Digest, 1926
30Diary, 1860
31Disability certificate
33Estate account, 1796
34Furlough, 1861
35Furlough, 1864
36Macon Volunteers
37Marriage license (Ancker)
38Marriage license (Van Giesen)
39Masonic certificate
41Orders, 1863
44Tax receipt, 1869
45Uriah Van Giesen 2nd Georgia Battalion papers
OS Folder
1Large Masonic certificate, 1864