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Johann Augustus Hempeler, 1859 naturalization document


Posted By: Audrey Haught (email)
Date: 3/11/2014 at 21:52:28

United States of America

State of Iowa - Clayton county

Be it Remembered, That at a term of the District Court, holden in and for said county, in Garnavillo therein, on the 19th day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine was present the Hon. E.H. William sole presiding judge, James Dans, Sheriff of said County, and T. Updegraff, Clerk of said Court, when the following among other proceedings were had, to wit: August Hempler a native of Germany and at present residing within said State, appeared in open Court and makes 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 a Court of Record having Common Law Jurisdiction, and using a Seal, two years at least before his admission, that it was bona fide his intention to become a CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES, and to renounce forever, all allegiance to every foreign Prince, Potentate, State or Sovereignity whatsoever, and particularly allegiance to The Duke of Oldenburgh 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 foreigh Prince, Potentate, State or Sovereignty whatever, and particularly to the Power above named. the Court being satisfied that siad 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 Court admitted the said applicant to become a citizen of the United States and ordered all proceedings aforesaid to be entered of Record, which was accordingly done by the Clerk of this Court.

In Testimony Whereof, I, T. Updegraff
have hereunto set my hand, and affixed the Seal of said Court, at office in Garnavillo in said County, this the 19th day of Sept. in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty nine.

Thos Updegraff, Clerk Dist. Court

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~transcription by S. Ferrall, Clayton co. coordinator


He is buried in the Garnavillo City cemetery, block 7, lot 31
Born in 1828. Died 01/29/1897

I'm also researching the families of Johann Augustus' sisters and daughters:
Beckmann, Stutheit, Jurgemeier, Schulte, Ihde and Ahntholz.


Clayton Documents maintained by Sharyl Ferrall.
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