Citizenship


John Gotlob Spieth

Declaration of intention - Medina Co., Ohio – 20 Feb 1838

John Gotlob Spieth, an alien and native of
Wirtumberg personally appeared and made
solemn oath that it is bona fide his intention
to become a citizen of the United States of
America and to renounce forever all allegiance
and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate,
state of sovereignty whatever, particularly to
Wilhelm 7th King of Wirtumberg.
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Citizenship - Medina Co., Ohio – 23 Jun 1840

Christian F Spieth
John G Spieth
Jacob Yetter
Charles F Schlentz
}Applicants for Naturalization

}

}This day came said applicants
}and proved to the satisfaction of
}the Court that they had resided
}within the United States for more
}than five years and within the State

of Ohio for more than one year, that during the time aforesaid
they had behaved as men of good moral character attached to
the principals of the Constitution of the United States and well
disposed to the good order and happiness of the same and it
appearing that they had declared that it was bona fide their in-
tention to become citizens of the United States for more than two
years previous to the present term of this Court. It is ordered
that said applicants be admitted to become citizens of the
United States and thereupon said applicants personally
appeared in open Court and made solemn oath that they
would support the Constitution of the United States of America
and that they do absolutely and entirely renounce and
adjure all allegiance and fidelity to every foreign prince, po-
tentate State or Sovereignty whatever particularly to Wilhelm
King of Wirtemberg.

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George N Troeger

Declaration of intention - Defiance Co., Ohio – 2 Jul 1851

The State of Ohio
Defiance County
I George N Troeger an alien and native
of Bavaria being duly sworn dispose and
say that I first arrived in the United

States in the month of July A. D. 1847 and that it is bona
fide my intention to become a citizen of the United States
and renounce all allegiance and fidelity to every foreign Prince,
Potentate, State and Sovereignty, whatever, and particularly
to Maximilian 2nd King of Bavaria whose subject I am

sworn and subscribed
before me July 2nd A. D. 1851
Orlando Evans, Clerk
by C V Roger, Deputy
George N Troeger

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THE STATE OF OHIO
Defiance County, ss.

} I, ORLANDO EVANS, Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas, within
} and for the county of Defiance, and State aforesaid, do hereby certify that
on the second day of July in the year of our
Lord, one thousand, eight hundred and fifty one
George N Troeger
personally appeared before the Clerk of said Court, and made solemn oath
that it is bona fide his intention to become a citizen of the United States,
and to renounce all allegiance and fidelity to all and every Prince. Poten-

Tate, State or Sovereignty whatsoever, and particularly to Maximilian 2nd King of
Bavaria.

In Testimony Whereof, I Hereunto subscribe my name and affix the seal of said Court at Defiance,
this second day of July A. D. 1851.

Orlando Evans, Clerk
By C. V. Roger, Deputy
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John E Troeger

Declaration of intention - Defiance Co., Ohio – 2 Jul 1851

The State of Ohio
Defiance County
I John E Troeger an alien and
native of Bavaria being duly sworn
dispose and say that I first arrived

in the United States in the month of August A. D. 1847
and that it is bona fide my intention to become a
citizen of the United States and renounce all allegiance
and fidelity to every foreign Prince, Potentate, State and
Sovereignty, whatever, and particularly to Maximilian
2nd King of Bavaria whose subject I am

sworn and subscribed
before me July 2nd A. D. 1851
Orlando Evans, Clerk
by C V Roger, Deputy
John Elias Troeger

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THE STATE OF OHIO
Defiance County, ss.

} I, ORLANDO EVANS, Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas, within
} and for the county of Defiance, and State aforesaid, do hereby certify that
on the second day of July in the year of our
Lord, one thousand, eight hundred and fifty one
John E Troeger
personally appeared before the Clerk of said Court, and made solemn oath
that it is bona fide his intention to become a citizen of the United States,
and to renounce all allegiance and fidelity to all and every Prince. Poten-

tate, State or Sovereignty whatsoever, and particularly to Maximilian 2nd King
of Bavaria.

In Testimony Whereof, I Hereunto subscribe my name and affix the seal of said Court at Defiance,
this second day of July A. D. 1851.

Orlando Evans, Clerk
By C. V. Roger, Deputy
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William Memmer

Declaration of intention - Defiance Co., Ohio – 30 Aug 1856

William Memmer, a native of Bavaria Germany

Certificate of intention 30th August 1856
Defiance County Ohio

Witnesses
Peter Shehr
Peter Kemmer


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The State of Ohio, Defiance County, ss.

William Memmer being duly sworn says that it is bona fide
his intention to become a Citizen of the United States and forever to renounce all Allegi-
ance and Fidelity to every foreign Prince, Potentate, State or Sovereignty whatsoever, and
particularly to The King of Bavaria.

Before me this 30th day of August
A. D. 1856
J. M Richards, Deputy Clerk
Wilhelm Memmer
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Peter Ricker

Citizenship - Henry Co., Ohio – 5 Dec. 1859

IN PROBATE COURT

Be it Remembered, That on the Fifth day of December
A. D. 1859, came Peter Ricker
an alien, native of the Kingdom of Prussia
a free white person, and proved, to the satifaction of the Court, that he made in the Court
of Common Pleas of Henry County Ohio

more than two years ago, the requisite declaration of his intention to become A Citizen of the
United States, and also
that he has resided for five years last past in the United States and he
has resided one year last past in the State of Ohio, and that during all 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.
And Therefore, the said Peter Ricker
made solemn oath that he will support the Constitution of the United States, and that he doth abso-
lutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to every Foreign Prince, Po-
tentate, State or Sovereignty, whatsoever, and particuly all allegiance and fidelity to Freder-
ick William King of Prussia

whose subject he was.

Whereupon it is ordered, by the Court, that a Certificate of Citizenship be issued to him in
payment of costs of this application.
H C Morrison Prob. Judge

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