Naturalization of Detrich Engelking
Posted By: Jacie Thomsen (email)
Date: 10/1/2010 at 08:16:34
Naturalization book held at the Clerk of Courts office, Cedar county, Iowa pg 87
Be it Remembered, That at a term of the District Court, holden in and for said County, in Tipton therein, on the 29th day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty four was present the Hon. J.D. Giffin sole presiding Judge, William Kelly Sheriff of said County, and Jesse James Clerk of said Court, when the following among other proceedings, were had, to-wit:
Detrich Engelking, a native of Germany and at present residing within said State, appeared in open court, and made application to be admitted to become a CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES, and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that he had declared on oath before the Clerk of the District Court of the State of Iowa in and for said County, a Court of record, having common law jurisdiction and using a seal, two years at least before his admission, that is was bona fide his intention to become a citizen of the United States, and to renounce forever all allegiance to any foreign Prince, Potentate, State or Sovereignty whatsoever, and particularly to the Emperor of Germany of whom he was heretofore a subject. And said applicant having declared on oath before this Court that he will support the Constitution of the United States, and that he doth absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to every foreign Prince, Potentate, State or Sovereignty whatsoever, and particularly to the Emperor of Germany of whom he was a subject.
The Court being satisfied that said applicant has resided within the United States for the term of five years next preceding his admission, without being at any time during the said five years out of the Territory of the United States, and within this State one year at least; and it further appearing to the satisfaction of this Court, that during that time he has behaved as a man of good moral character, attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States, and well disposed to the good order and happiness of the same.
THEREUPON the said applicant is, by the court, admitted, and herby declared to be a Citizen of the United States, and the Court orders all the proceedings aforesaid to be entered of record, which is accordingly done by the Clerk.
In Testimony Whereof, I, Jesse James, Clerk of the Court aforesaid, have hereto set my hand, and affixed the Seal of the said Court, at my office in Tipton, in said County, this 29th day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty four
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