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|Abstract||Members of the Beggs and Janssen families of New Orleans, La. Materials, 1859-1962, including genealogy, family records, correspondence, and photographs. Nineteenth-century letters include those from John Thomas Beggs, C.S.A., in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Georgia, to his family, and others from various family members to one another discussing life during and after the Civil War. The 20th-century letters recount family events and are primarily focused on collecting and reconstructing family history.|
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Hermann Janssen, a New Orleans, La., restaurateur, descends from the Janssen family of Germany and New Orleans and from the Beggs family of New Orleans.Back to Top
Genealogy, family records, correspondence, and photographs of the Beggs and Janssen families. Included are Civil War letters of John Thomas Beggs, C.S.A.Back to Top
Arrangement: by material type.
Extensive genealogy collected by Hermann Janssen of both the Beggs and Janssen families includes family trees, brief biographies of many ancestors, birth and marriage certificates, newspaper and photograph photocopies, land grants, and last wills and testaments.
Correspondence of the Beggs and Janssen families. Nineteenth-century letters include those from John Thomas Beggs, C. S. A., to his family, mostly to his father E. W. Beggs and his sister, Rebecca Virginia (Ginnie) Beggs. Beggs wrote from Corinth, Miss., and Chattanooga, Tenn., in 1862; from Jackson, Miss., in 1863; and from Atlanta, Ga., where he was wounded and died, in 1864. There are also letters from various family members to one another discussing life during and after the Civil War.
The twentieth-century letters recount family events and are primarily focused on collecting and reconstructing family history. Most early letters are attached to transcriptions. The Civil War letters are preceded by a volume of bound transcriptions. The folder of miscellaneous material contains identification cards and ration books.
Photographs of Beggs and Janssen family members, mostly identified.
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