Declarations and Naturalizations
District Court
Matagorda County, Texas

Transcribed by Kathleen Tatum
 


#49

I, John Carrick, born November 19, 1879 in Kingsmeaburn, Westmorland, England. I came to the United States of America from Canada on the Great Northern Railroad at the port of St. John, North Dakota, December 26, 1909. My last foreign residence was Saskatoon, Canada. I renounce forever all allegiance to George V, King of Great Britain and Ireland. I now reside at Collegeport, Texas.

Sworn to April 21, 1917

John Carrick
 


#11
I, Valariano Perez, a fisherman, born April 15, 1867 in Monterey, Mexico, emigrated to the United States of American from Monterey, Mexico, July 16, 1875 and arrived at the port of Rancho Davis, now Rio Grande City, Texas by wagon. I signed a declaration to become a citizen, April 2, 1895 at Rockport, Texas in District of Aransas County, Texas.
Valariano Perez
 


#12
I, Manuel Perez, a resident of Matagorda, Texas, occupation - a fisherman, born December 1, 1865 at Monterey, Mexico. On or about July 16, 1875 I arrived at the port of Rio Grande City, Texas by wagon. I declared it was my intention to become a citizen October 29, 1886 at Rio Grande City, Texas, county of Starr. My wife's name if Fabian Zapata Perez; she was born in San Diego, Texas.

I have four children as follows:
Severa Perez born November 7, 1892
Louis Perez born August 25, 1895
Olegario Perez born March 6, 1898
Marselina Perez born November 1, 1901
All born at Rockport, Texas, and they all now reside in Matagorda, Texas.

Sworn to January 22, 1912
Manuel Perez
 


#13
I, Chriss Ringe Schoirring, a resident of Markham, Texas, occupation farmer, born April 29, 1883 at Edslev Molle, Koelsogn, Denmark. I came from Esbjerg, Denmark, March 22, 1903 and arrived at the port of New York, New York on Vessel S. S. Cyruric. I made a declaration to become a citizen, February 13, 1904 at Blair, Nebraska in the county of Washington. My wife is Eleanora Frederickson Schiorring. She was born Over Hullof, Marslev, Denmark. I renounce all allegiance to Frederick VIII, King of Denmark.
Sworn to April 8, 1903
Chriss RInge Schiorring
 


#14
I, Herman Gustave Kiehr, reside near Bay City, Texas, county of Matagorda. I am a farmer, born February 23, 1862 at Neudorf, Kreis Grandenz, West Prussen, German. I emigrated from Hamburg, Germany July 1, 1905 and arrived at New York, New York on Vessel Pennsylvania H.A.P.A.G. I applied for a declaration to become a citizen April 2, 1906 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. My wife is named Mathilda Kiehr born Langensalzer, Provence Saxony, Germany.

My children are:
Max Kiehr born March 25, 1885 at Langensaezer, Germany, now resides at Davenport, Iowa
Arthur Kiehr born April 25, 1887 at Langensaezer, Germany, now resides at Davenport, Iowa
Hermann Kiehr born March 18, 1889 at Langensaezer, Germany, now resides at Davenport, Iowa
Erich Kiehr born March 14, 1891 at Langensaezer, Germany, now resides at Davenport, Iowa
Mary Kiehr born April 14, 1893 at Gross Kauslangensolzer, Vargula, Germany, now resides near Bay City.

Sworn to July 13, 1912
Hermann Gustave Kiehr
 


#15 (Cancelled) - See #21
I, Vincenso Marchetti, occupation, fisherman, born January 9, 1876 at Pelestrino, Italy. I came to Galveston, Texas on the Ship Campanis. I applied for a declaration to become a citizen, July 6, 1911
Vencenso Marchetti

[NOTE: Pelestrino spelled with one l here.]
 


#17
I, Aaron H. Simon, occupation, merchant, born December 24, 1882 at Knyschin, Russia. Emigrated from Bremen, Germany, July 15, 1904 and arrived at Galveston, Texas on Vessel Hanover. I renounce all allegiance from Nicholas II, Emperor of all Russia.
April 21, 1905
Aaron H. Simon
 


#18
I, Joe Zaro, occupation, boatman, born October 19, 1881, at Delmarigo, Austria. Came from San Pedro Island, Delmarigo, Austria, February 15, 1908 and arrived at the port of New Orleans. I now reside at Port Lavaca, Texas. My last residence was Delmarigo, Austria. I have a son, Joe Zaro born December 18, 1912 at Matagorda, Texas. I renounce all allegiance forever from Francis Joseph, Emperor of Austria.
Joe Zaro
 


#19
I, Jacob Bobunovick, a resident of Morgan City, Parish of St. Mary's, Louisiana. I was born in Dalmatia County of Austria, December 18, 1851. I emigrated October 20, 1868 to New Orleans, Louisiana on Vessel Araldo. I applied for a declaration to become a citizen October 24, 1892 at Franklin, Louisiana. I pray to become a United States citizen.
Sworn to June 27, 1913
Jacob Bogunovick
 


#20
I, Lazan Fragule, occupation fisherman, born May 2, 1873 in Armone, Greece. I emigrated to America August 1, 1900 and arrived at Galveston, Texas on Ship Roberka. My wife is named Sofia Fragule, born in El Campo, Texas.

My children are
Theodora Fragule born November 14, 1910 at Palacios
Antonio Fragule born March 14, 1913 at Palacios.

I renounce all allegiance to George I, King of Greece.
Sworn to June 27, 1913
Lazan Fragule
 


#21
I, Vincenso Marchetti, occupation fisherman, born Pellestrino, Italy, January 19, 1876. I now reside at Port Lavaca, Texas. I emigrated from Pellestrino, Italy on Vessel Campania to Galveston, Texas, September 21, 1901. I renounce all allegiance to Victor Emmanuel III, King of Italy.
Sworn to July 18, 1913
Vincenso Marchetti

[NOTE: Pellestrino spelled with two ls in this state]
 


#22
I, Herman Steinmeyer, occupation farmer, born August 20, 1866 in Berstel, Verden, Germany. I emigrated from Germany June 1, 1881 and arrived at the port of Baltimore, Maryland on Vessel Hohenzollern. I declared my intentions to become a United States Citizen May 27, 1892 at Matagorda, Texas. I am a widow; my wife died about five years ago.

My children are
Mary, born August 15, 1894
Helen, born October 11, 1895
Willie, born August 7, 1898
Anna, born October 7, 1905; all born at Bay City, Texas

I renounce all allegiance to William II, German Emperor.
Sworn to September 26, 1913
Herman Steinmeyer
 


#23
I, Lewis Martino, occupation boatman, born September 14, 1874, in Savona, Italy, now a resident of Palacios, Texas. I emigrated from Savona, Italy, August 2, 1898 to Galveston, Texas on Ship Caze William. I renounce all allegiance to Victor Emmanuel III, King of Italy.
Sworn to September 29, 1913
Lewis Martino
 


#24
I, Arthur Harris Yerxa, occupation, rancher manager at Buckeye, Texas, born January 21, 1871 at St. John N. B., Canada. I emigrated to Boston, Massachusetts. My wife, Katherine Elizabeth Yerxa, was born San Clair, Wisconsin.

My children:
Leon, born March 17, 1893 at Fargo, North Dakota
Lucy Elizabeth, born October 3, 1892 at Minneapolis, Minnesota
Arthur Harris, Jr., born February 9, 1907 at Buckeye, Texas

I renounce all allegiance from George V, King of Great Britain.
Sworn to February 27, 1914
Arthur Harris Yerxa
 


#28
I, Juan Montelongo, occupation, fisherman, born July 24, 1886 at Matamoras, Mexico. I emigrated from Mexico, September 15, 1901 at the port of Brownsville with my mother on a skiff. My declaration to become a citizen of the United States was applied for at Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas, August 23, 1906. My wife, Refugio Perez, was born at Rockport, Texas.

My children:
Pedro Montelongo, born January 30, 1911
Medda Montelongo, born May 1912
Paula Montelongo, born February 1914, were all born at Matagorda, Texas

Sworn to February 5, 1915
Juan Montelongo
 


 

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