|Creator:||Van Giesen family|
|Creator:||Van Giesen, Frank S.|
|Creator:||Van Giesen, Uriah|
|Title:||Van Giesen Family papers|
|Quantity:||0.4 Linear feet (60 items in 1 document box)|
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.
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).
Arranged by record type.
Permanent deposit by Eddie Van Giesen, 1992.
Van Geisen family papers. MS 2816. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
All manuscript materials have been photocopied for preservation and are placed with the originals.