Guide to the John HyattCollection 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.
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.
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.
This collection is organized into two series:
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This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1537, John Hyatt Collection, The New Jersey Historical Society.
Bequest of John Hyatt, 2001.