Guide to the John Hyatt Collection1837-1887MG 1537

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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Restrictions

Access Points

Administrative Information

Series Descriptions and Container List

Series 1: Henry Lewis Rottger Documents, 1837-1862

Series 2: John Mueller Documents, 1864-1887

Guide to the John Hyatt Collection1837-1887MG 1537Inventory prepared by Jeanette Cafaro.

Guide to the John Hyatt Collection
1837-1887

MG 1537



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Inventory prepared by Jeanette Cafaro.

Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. February 2005. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Finding aid written in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: John Hyatt
Title: John Hyatt Collection
Dates:1837-1887
Abstract: This collection consists of the Civil War military documents of two soldiers, Henry Lewis Rottger and John Mueller, ancestors of John Hyatt.
Quantity: 0.02 linear feet
Collection Number: MG 1537

Biographical Note

Henry Lewis Rottger and John Mueller, great-grandfather and grandfather of John Hyatt, both served in the Union Army during the Civil War. Henry Lewis Rottger, born in 1818 in Hanover, Germany, was a boot maker. He became a citizen of the Unites States on April 19, 1837, and enrolled in the army in April of 1861. He served two years, but was later discharged by the Surgeons Certificate of Disability in April of 1862. Henry Lewis Rottger re-enlisted on September 18, 1862 to serve for three more years in the Commanding 5th Regiment N.Y.S.V. John Mueller was born in 1842 in Nassau, Germany. He enrolled in the army on July 24, 1861 and served three years as a Private. After serving the maximum three years as a volunteer, he was discharged from the army in Maryland on July 25, 1864. He re-enlisted and was paid for his duties beginning in August 1864 and continuing through October 1867. John Mueller became a citizen of the Unites States on September 21, 1885 at the age of 43. At the time of his death, he was a colonel in the New Jersey National Guard and a member of the staff of New Jersey governor, Robert S. Green.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection documents the Civil War service of Henry Lewis Rottger and John Mueller, both ancestors of John Hyatt, and consists of enrollment and discharge papers, a furlough pass, and a naturalization certificate. The collection also documents the military service of John Mueller in the Grand Army of the Republic, Department of New Jersey.

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Arrangement

This collection is organized into two series:

Series 1: Henry Lewis Rottger Documents, 1837-1862

Series 2: John Mueller Documents, 1864-1887

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Photocopying of materials is limited and no materials may be photocopied without permission from library staff.

Use Restrictions

Researchers wishing to publish, reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission.

The New Jersey Historical Society complies with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code), which governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, and forms documented in this collection.
Subject Names:
Mueller, John.
Rottger, Henry Lewis.
Subject Organizations:
New Jersey. National Guard.
Subject Topics:
America--Emigration and immigration.
German-Americans.
Military service, Voluntary--United States.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Document Types:
Certificates.
Military passes.
Naturalization records.
Subject Occupations
Soldiers.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1537, John Hyatt Collection, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

Bequest of John Hyatt, 2001.

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Series Descriptions and Container List

 

Series 1: Henry Lewis Rottger Documents, 1837-1862

Scope and Content:

This series consists of the naturalization and military documents of Henry Lewis Rottger.

BoxFolderTitleDate
11 Naturalization certificate 1837 Apr. 13
11Discharge from Company D, 5th Regiment, New York Volunteers 1861 Apr. 2
11Furlough pass 1862 Jan. 23
11Volunteer enlistment 1862 Sept.

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Series 2: John Mueller Documents, 1864-1887

Scope and Content:

This series consists of the military documents of John Mueller.

BoxFolderTitleDate
12 Discharge from Captain Bernhard Wevers, 29th Independent Battery N.Y.S. Volunteers 1864 July 25
12Pass signed by Secretary of State J. F. Bayard 1885 Sept. 21
Box TitleDate
OS Testimonial certificate signed1879 Aug. 30
OS Appointment as Aide-de-Camp to Robert S. Green of the N.J. National Guard 1887 May 16

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