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Kiesselbach, Family Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-0398

Scope and Contents

The Kiesselbach Family Papers document several generations of the Kiesselbach family, including Follett, Hyde, Aufenkamp, Meinsen, and Greene families from 1838-2012. Materials consist of family genealogies, a Civil War diary and correspondence, land grant and estate records, multiple generations of family correspondence, news articles, and. autobiographies. There are World War II letters and military records, and records related to the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis Lancaster County Chapter, Ashland Rural Fire Protection District, and Meinsen Sisters Farm. Also included are a substantial amount of family photographs, photo albums, and scrapbooks ranging from 1861-1985.

Significant materials include the Melville and John Follett Civil War diary, correspondence, and military records that document their experience as Union soldiers and involvement in the 1863 Battle of Chickamuga. Also incuded are postcard books between newlyweds Theodore and Hazel Hyde Kiesselbach from 1908-1910 that contain a wide variety of images. Among locations represented are the University of Nebraska, the Nebraska State Penitentiary, the Lancaster County Courthouse, the 1909 Omaha National Corn Exposition, Lincoln, and Omaha, Nebraska cityscapes, Capital Beach, and Nebraska Wesleyan University. Valentine's Day cards illustrate the developing relationship between the Kiesselbach's.


  • Majority of material found within 1868-1998



18 Boxes

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries Repository

Archives & Special Collections
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries
P.O. Box 884100
Lincoln NE 68588-4100 United States