Van Giesen Family papers

Van Giesen Family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Van Giesen family
Creator: Van Giesen, Frank S.
Creator: Van Giesen, Uriah
Title: Van Giesen Family papers
Dates: 1796-1926
Quantity: 0.4 Linear feet (60 items in 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).


Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


Index Terms

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

Administrative Information

Ownership and Custodial History

Permanent deposit by Eddie Van Giesen, 1992.

Preferred Citation note

Van Geisen family papers. MS 2816. 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

 
BoxFolder
11Autograph book
 
2Baby shoe (leather)
 
3Business cards
 
4Cash voucher, 1866
 
5Clippings
 
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
 
32Envelopes
 
33Estate account, 1796
 
34Furlough, 1861
 
35Furlough, 1864
 
36Macon Volunteers
 
37Marriage license (Ancker)
 
38Marriage license (Van Giesen)
 
39Masonic certificates
 
40Obituaries
 
41Orders, 1863
 
42Photographs
 
43Poem
 
44Tax receipt, 1869
 
45Uriah Van Giesen 2nd Georgia Battalion papers