Declarations and Naturalizations
District Court
Matagorda County, Texas

Transcribed by Kathleen Tatum
 


Volume 2 - #948
State of Arizona - County of Cochise
In the Superior Court of Cochise County, Arizona
Desborough Hanson, age 44 years, occupation minor [sic], do declare an oath that my personal description is: Color - White; Complexion - Dark; Height - 5 ft 10 inches, Weight 142 lbs, Color of hair - dark, color of eyes gray. I was born in Tiverton, England, on the 22nd day of November 1872. I now reside at Pearce, Arizona. I emigrated to the United States of America from Liverpool, England on the vessel City of Paris; my last foreign residence was Tiverton, England. It is my bona fide intention to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, and particularly to George V, King of Great Britain and Ireland, of whom I am now a subject; I arrived at the port of New York, in the state of New York, on or about the 20th day of May, 1890. I am not an anarchist, I am not a polygamist nor a believer in the practice of polygamy; and it is my intention in good faith to become a citizen of the United States of America and to permanently reside therein; SO HELP ME GOD.
Desborough Hanson
Subscribed and sworn to before me in the office of the Clerk of said Court this 4th day of January 1917.

J. E. James
Clerk of the Superior Court
by H. P. Johnson, Deputy Clerk

#51 - Page 1
PETITION OF NATURALIZATION
DISTRICT COURT OF MATAGORDA COUNTY, BAY CITY, TEXAS

Desborough Hanson, occupation Chemist, born November 22, 1872 in Tiveton, England, arrived at the Port of New York, N. Y. January 4, 1917. He took the Oath January 27, 1920 and became a UNITED STATES OF AMERICA CITIZEN.
 


#52 - Page 2
STATE OF TEXAS
COUNTY OF MATAGORDA

Henry Rolen, age 44 years, occupation farmer, do declare on oath that my personal description is: Color - White, Complexion - Light, Height - 5 ft 8 inches, weight 155 pounds, Color of Hair Sandy Gray, Color of eyes Gray. I was born in Gulesle, Sweden, January 5, 1871. I now reside at Collegeport, Matagorda County, Texas. I emigrated to the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA from Canada on the S. C. P. Railroad. My last foreign residence was Marchwell, Sask., Canada. It is my bona fide intention to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty and particularly to George V, King of Great Britain and Ireland, of whom I am now a subject; I arrived at the port of Ambition in the State of Minnesota on the 28th day of March 1913.

Subscribed and sworn to July 25, 1915 - Dist. Court of Matagorda Co., Texas

I have four children as listed below:
Jennie Rolen born Sept 1, 1898, Wilkelmuia, Sweden
George Rolen born Feb. 29, 1905, Rose, Minnesota
Viola Rolen born Nov. 19, 1908, Sask., Canada
Ernest Rolen born Oct. 14, 1913, Lyford (state not listed)*

I have resided in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA SINCE March 28, 1913.

*[NOTE: There is a Lyford, Indiana and a Lyford, Texas and Ernest was probably born in Lyford, Texas as the following statement appeared in the Collegeport Column of The Daily Tribune on December 28, 1914. H. Rolen, of Lyford, arrived last week and is living in rooms at the old Savoy hotel at present. Mr. Rolen expects to farm near here the coming season.]
 


Page 4 #41
State of Texas
County of Matagorda

Martin Vidlar, age 26, occupation farmer, do declare on oath that my personal description is: Color - White, Complexion - Dark, Height - 5 ft. 5 inches, weight 130 lbs., Color of hair Black, Color of eyes Dark Brown. I was born in Movaria, Austria on the 11th day November, 1886. I now reside at Sargent, Texas. I emigrated to the United States of America from Movaria, Austria, on vessel Frankfort. My wife's name is Emma Vidlar. It is my bona fide intention to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, and particularly to Frances Joseph, Emperor of Austria and Apostolic King of Hungary. I arrived at the port of Galveston on the 30th day of April 1904.

Sworn to this 20th day of July, 1916 - John G. Perdy
Martin Vidlar

Children are:
Sophia Vidlar born Nov. 20, 1910
Rosie Vidlar born Apr. 14, 1911
Mary Vidlar born Sept. 23, 1913
Robert Vidlar born Mar. 24,1916
Albina Vidlar born Nov. 12, 1919
 


Page 5 #2299
State of Texas
County of Galveston

Raphael Shtumer, age 18, occupation - tailor, do declare on oath that my personal description is: Color - White, Complexion - Dark, Height 5 ft. 5 inches, Weight - 133 lbs, Color of hair - Brown, Color of eyes Brown. I was born in Biyalostock, Russia, Nov. 23, 1894. I now reside at #2016 Avenue J, Galveston, Texas. I emigrated to the United States of America from Bremen, Germany; my last foreign residence was Biyalostock, Russia. It is my bona fide intention to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state or sovereignty and particularly to Nicholas II, Emperor of all of Russia. I arrived at the port of Galveston, Texas on the vessel Cosil.

I am now married to Bessie Shtumer; she was born Mar. 5, 1895 at New York, New York and now resides at 2015 Rease Avenue, Houston, Texas.

Received Naturalization in District Court, Matagorda County, Texas, Feb. 27, 1920.
 


Page 6 #56
State of Texas
County of Matagorda

Frank Butter, age 63, occupation farmer, do declare on oath that my personal description is: Color - White, Complexion - Dark, Height 5 ft. 10 inches, Weight 165 lbs, Color of hair Gray, Color of eyes Blue. I was born in Skrzydlowitz, Poland Germany, Oct. 1, 1854. I now reside at Wadsworth, Texas, Matagorda County. I am now married to Flora B. Butter, she was born in Inez, Texas. I emigrated to the United States of America from Hamburg, Germany. It is my bona fide intention to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state or sovereignty, and particularly to William II, Emperor of Germany, of whom I am now a subject. I arrived at the port of New Orleans in Louisiana, day unknown in September of 1868. I am not an anarchist, I am not a polygamist nor a believer in the practice of polygamy; and it is my intention in good faith to become a citizen of the United States of America and to permanently reside therein; so help me God.

Frank Butter
April 27, 1918

Children listed:
Mattie Butter, born Feb. 12, 1884
Frank Butter, born Sept. 22, 1885
Wylie Butter, born Jan. 12, 1887
Fannie Butter, born March 6, 1889
Agnes Butter, born Feb. 24, 1891
Wilie Butter, born June 15, 1893
Kate Butter, born March 3, 1896
George Butter, born June 15, 1898
John Butter, born Dec. 3, 1900
Mary Butter, born Nov. 8, 1903
 


Declaration of Intention No. 124033

State of New York - County of New York
In the District Court of New York

I, Adolph Wischmann, aged 25 years, occupation clerk, do declare on oath that my personal description is: Color - White, complexion - Fair, height 5 ft. 11 inches, weight 165 pounds, color of hair - brown, color of eyes - brown.

I was born in Bremen, Germany on the 3rd day of May 1890; I now reside at 43 Whitehall St., New York, N. Y.

I emigrated to the United States of America from Bremen, Germany on the vessel Grosser Kurfurst; my last foreign residence was Bremen, Germany.

It is my bona fide intention to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state or sovereignty, and particularly to William II, German Emperor of whom I am now a subject. I arrived at the port of New York in the State of New York, on or about the 3rd day of June, 1908. I am not an anarchist; I am not a polygamist or a believer in the practice of polygamy; and it is my intention in good faith to become a citizen of the United States of America and to permanently reside therein: so help me God.

Signed Adolph Wischmann
[Filed by the Clerk of the District Court of Matagorda County, Texas, but no date given.]
 

Declaration of Intention No. 43
State of Texas - County of Matagorda
In the District Court of Matagorda Co., Texas

I, Zeflick Butter, aged 53 years, occupation farmer, do declare on oath that my personal description is: Color - white, complexion - Dark, height 5 ft 10 inches, weight 155 pounds, color of hair - gray, color of eyes - blue.

I was born in Skrzydlowitz, Poland Germany on the 1st of October 1868. I now reside at Wadsworth, Texas

I emigrated to the United States of America from Hamburg, Germany; my last foreign residence was Skrzydlowitz, Poland Germany. I am married; the name of my wife is Nellie Butter; she was born in Baxtersprings, Kansas and now resides at Wadsworth, Texas.

Is is my bona fide intention to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty and particularly to William II, German Emperor of whom I am now a subject; I arrived at the port of New Orleans state of Louisiana, on or about the unknown day of September 1868. I am not an anarchist. I am not a polygamist nor a believer in the practice of polygamy; and it is my intention in good faith to become a citizen of the United States of America and to permanently reside therein; so help me God.

Signed Zeflick Butter

Subscribed and sworn to before in the office of the clerk of said Court this 9th day of April 1918
John F. Perry - Clerk of the District Court.

I am the father of two children:
Nellie Butter, born Dec. 7, 1913 near Wadsworth, Texas and
Joe Bailey Butter, born Aug. 13, 1919 near Wadsworth, Texas
 

Declaration of Intention No. 61

State of Texas - County of Matagorda
In the District Court of Matagorda

I, Mike Kadebsky, aged 27 years, occupation Farmer, do declare on oath that my personal description is: Color - white, complexion - light, height 5 ft 4 1/2 inches, weight 160 pounds, color of hair - dark, color of eyes - grey.

I was born in Neswizh, Minsch, Russia on the 15th day of December, 1886. I now reside at Bay City, Texas.

I emigrated to the United States of America from Bremen, Germany on the vessel Hanover or Breslan; my last foreign residence was Neswizh, Minsch, Russia; I am married, the name of my wife is Elizabeth Kadebsky. She was born at Neswizh, Russia and now resides in Bay City, Texas.

It is my bona fide intention to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state or sovereignty and particularly to present Russian government of whom I am now a subject; I arrived at the port of Galveston in the state of Texas on or about the 25 day of November 1913.

I am not an anarchist. I am not a polygamist nor a believer in the practice of polygamy; and it is my intention in good faith to become a citizen of the United States of America and permanently reside therein; so help me God.

Signed Mike Kadebsky

Subscribed and sworn to before me in the office of the Clerk of said Court this 18 day of July 1919.    Wm. C. Faulk, Clerk

Our child, Luba Kadebsky was born May 1914 at Neswizh, Minsk, Russia and still resides there.
 


 

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