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Christian Giggy collection 1851.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S0511 (Text) 511001-100654 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.01 Cubic feet 1 folder

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General Note: Finding Aid by: Erica Sgroi, April 2013
Restrictions on Access Note: The collection is open for research use.
Summary, etc.: The collection consists of a detailed account of Christian Ziggy's trip across the ocean, when he immigrated to the United States.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note: Christian Giggy collection, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note: Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Biographical or Historical Data: Christian Giggy was born February 1, 1832 in Canton Berne, Switzerland. He began the process of immigrating to the United States on April 24, 1851. He arrived in New York harbor on June 15, 1851. He reached Cleveland on June 19th. August 20, 1851, he began working at a sawmill in Peninsula, Ohio. In August of 1851, Giggy married Ellen Burkhalter, who was also from Switzerland. The couple had five children: Mary, Rosanna, Charles, Oscar, and Sarah. The family was a member of the Lutheran Church. Giggy died on December 20, 1922.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note: No further additions are expected.
Subject: Transatlantic voyages > 19th century > Personal narratives.
Switzerland > Emigration and immigration > Personal narratives.

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