|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||Knorr, Louis, 1825-1903.|
|Title:||Louis Knorr family papers|
|Extent:||0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)|
Louis Knorr (1825-1903) was a physician who came to Savannah from Munich, Germany, with his wife, Juliana Anna (Bischoff) Knorr in 1850. In addition to his medical practice, he was the librarian of the Georgia Historical Society, 1851-1853, editor of the Georgia Statts Zeitung, professor of Chemistry at the Oglethorpe medical College, 1861-1862 and at Savannah Medical College, 1871. William C. Boischoff, father of Mrs. Knorr, was a well-known landscape gardener and was Royal Court Gardener at the Nymphenburg Palace. He came to Savannah to visit his daughter in the 1850s and while he submitted a plan for the design of Forsyth Park. He returned to Savannah in 1857 and lived here until 1861, when he returned to Bavaria.
This collection contains genealogical materials on the family of Louis Knorr. Included are a photocopy of the marriage certificate (in German) for Juliana Bischoff and Louis Knorr, 1850; a photocopy of the marriage license for Anna Knorr and Simon Jones, 1872; Louis Knorr's obituary, 1903; a photocopy of the genealogy of the Knorr family (in German), Die Familie Knorr von Dacha bei Munchen und Alle ihre Nachtommon vom Jabre 1783 bis 1883; and other genealogical notes and materials.
Material was acquired from the granddaughters of the creator.
[item identification], Louis Knorr family papers, MS 467, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Gift of Mrs. Milo B. Strain and Mrs. Ravenel Cain, 1961, 1968, 1975.
Collection is open for research.
Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
|Item 1: Marriage certificate (in German) of Juliana Anna Bischoff and Louis Knorr, Munich, 1850 May 25 ( 1.0 p. )|
|Item 2: Marriage license of Alice Knorr and Simon Jones, Savannah, Chatham County, 1872 September 25 ( 1.0 p. )|
|Item 3: Obituary of Dr. Louis Knorr, from Savannah Morning News, 1903 May 13 ( 1.0 p. )|
|Positive photocopy of a clipping.|
|Item 4: Resolutions of Ancient Landmark Lodge, No. 231, F. and A.M., on the death of Dr. Louis Knorr ( 1.0 p. )|
|Positive photocopy of typed MS.|
|Item 5: Die Familie Knorr von Dachau bei Munchen und Alle ihre Nachtommon vom Jabre 1783 bis 1883, by Joseph von Knorr. Munchen, Germany, undated ( 46.0 p. )|
|Note on the Georgia family by Mrs. Strain stapled in. Negative photocopy.|
|Item 6: Five pages from Die Familie Knorr von Dachau bei Munchen und Alle ihre Nachtommon vom Jabre 1783 bis 1883|
|With typed copy of naturalization of Louis Knorr, 1855, and typed addenda to the book extracts. Positive photocopies.|
|Items 7-9: Typed notes|
|Regarding Dr. Louis Knorr and William C. Bischoff.|