Now Available: Manuscript Collection #112, The George W. Van Syckel Collection

George W. Van Syckel II, in 1893

Collection 112. The George W. Van Syckel Collection.  Consists of George W. Van
Syckel’s research on the Van Syckel family of Alexandria Township. It includes
cemetery records, deeds, other family documents, news clippings, and photographs.
The collection provides information on both the Van Syckel family and the Alexandria
Township area, and would prove useful to anyone researching Hunterdon families in
Alexandria Township.

Some of the interesting documents in the collection include 5 folders of original records of the Mount Pleasant Cemetery Association from 1845 to 1950. There are also 13 original deeds from 1817-1891 to real property owned by the Van Syckel and other families in Alexandria Township. There is a unique county militia commission from 1805, a teaching diploma from 1874, and family genealogy notes from 1881. There are also 10 photographs and some of George Van Syckel’s modern genealogical research. To aid in the use of the collection, there is an every name index located last in the finding aid.