Louis Knorr family papers
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Louis Knorr family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Knorr family.
Creator: Knorr, Louis, 1825-1903.
Title: Louis Knorr family papers
Dates: 1850-1903
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0467

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Scope and Content Note

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.

Index Terms

Genealogies (histories)
Knorr family.
Knorr, Louis, 1825-1903.
Marriage certificates.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from the granddaughters of the creator.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Louis Knorr family papers, MS 467, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Milo B. Strain and Mrs. Ravenel Cain, 1961, 1968, 1975.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

Item 1: Marriage certificate (in German) of Juliana Anna Bischoff and Louis Knorr, Munich, 1850 May 25 ( 1.0 p. )
Negative photocopy.
Item 2: Marriage license of Alice Knorr and Simon Jones, Savannah, Chatham County, 1872 September 25 ( 1.0 p. )
Negative photocopy.
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.