Declarations and Naturalizations
District Court
Matagorda County, Texas

Transcribed by Kathleen Tatum
 


Declaration of Intention # 72

State of Texas - County of Matagorda
In Dist. Court of Matagorda

I, Fred John Rehak, aged 27 years, occupation Ranch employee, do declare an oath that my personal description is: Color - white, Complexion - dark, Height - 5 ft. 8 1/2 ins., Weight - 175 pounds, Color of hair - dark brown, Color of eyes - brown.

I was born in Zlin, Moravia, Austria on 6th day of Nov., 1885. I now reside on a ranch 5 miles north of Matagorda, Texas. I emigrated to the United States of America from Hamburg, Germany on vessel Marzlien; my last foreign residence was Ong Hardisch, Austria; I am married the name of my wife is Clara Belle Rehak; she was born in Texas and now resides at Matagorda, 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 the Republic of Austria.  I arrived at the port of New York,  in the State of New York  on or about the 1st day of May, 1893.

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.

Fred John Rehak

Subscribed and sworn to before me in the office of the clerk of said court this 14th day of November, 1922.    Wm. C. Faulks  Dist. Ct.

We are the parents of two children:
Walter Scott Rehak, born Oct. 24, 1921, near Matagorda, Texas
John K. Rehak, born Dec. 4, 1922, near Matagorda, Texas
 


Declaration of Intention # 74

State of Texas - County of Harris
In the Dist. Ct. of Houston, Texas

I, Michael O'Regan, aged 25 years, occupation Catholic Priest, do declare on oath that my personal description is: Color - white, Complexion - fair, Height 6 ft., Weight 200 pounds, Color of hair - black, Color of eyes, gray.

I was born in Ardfert, Ireland on the 24th day of November, 1896; I now reside at 1111 Pierce Ave., Houston, Texas.

I emigrated to the United States of America from Liverpool, England on the vessel Baltic; My last foreign residence was Ardfert, Ireland; I am not married.

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 subject.  I arrived at the port of New York, in the State of New York  on or about the 9th day of Nov., 1919.

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.

Michael O'Regan

Subscribed and sworn to before me in the office of the clerk of said court this 16th day of Jan., 1922.    L. C. Masterson,   Dist. Ct.
 


Declaration of Intention # 75

State of Texas - County of Wharton
In the Dist. Court of Wharton

I, Joe Denn, aged 26 years, occupation laborer, do declare on oath that my personal description is: Color - white, Complexion - dark, Height 5 ft. 2 ins., Weight 110 pounds, Color of hair - black, Color of eyes, black. I was born in Karezyno, Poland on the 3rd day of May, 1895; I now reside at Wharton, Texas. I emigrated to the United States of America from Poland on the vessel Olympic; my last foreign residence was Karenzyno, Poland. I am married; the name of my wife is Bertha; she was born at Austria, Hungary, and now resides in Wharton.

It is my bona fide intention to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state or sovereignty and particularly to the Austria Hungarian Empire 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 25th day of Nov., 1920.

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.

Joe Denn

Subscribed and sworn to before me in the office of the clerk of said court this 31 day of May, 1921.

H. E. Morre, Dist. Ct.

We are the parents of three children:
Abraham Denn, born June 18, 1922
Sidney Denn, born Feb. 6, 1924
Manuel Denn, born Sept. 12, 1926
 


Declaration of Intention # 76

State of Texas - County of Matagorda
In the Dist. Court of Matagorda

I, Hershel Alexander, aged 41 years, occupation, clerk, do declare on oath that my personal description is: Color - white, Complexion - dark, Height 5 ft. 6 ins., Weight 147 pounds, Color of hair - black-gray, Color of eyes - brown.

I was born in Knyshin, Poland on the 15th day of March, 1881. I now reside at Bay City, Texas.

I emigrated to the United States of America from Poland on the vessel Berengaria; my last foreign residence was Knyshin, Poland. I am married; the name of my wife is Pearl Alexander; she was born in Khyshin, Poland and now resides at 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 the Republic of Poland 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 18th day of Oct., 1921.

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.

Hershel Alexandrowitz or Aleksandrowitz
I am now Hershel Alexander

Subscribed and sworn to before me in the office of the clerk of said court this 15th day of December, 1922.    Wm. C. Faulks, Dist. Clerk
 


Declaration of Intention # 77

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

I, Sandor Horvath, aged 37 years, occupation farmer, do declare on oath that my personal description is: Color - white, Complexion - dark, Height - 5 feet 4 inches, Weight - 145 pounds, Color of hair - black, Color of eyes - brown.

I was born in Austria, Hungaria on the 24th day of Sept. 1882; I now reside in Iago, Wharton Co., Tx. I emigrated to the United States of America from Austria, Hungaria on the vessel (do not remember); my last foreign residence was Austria, Hungaria; I am married; the name of my wife is Bertha; she was born July 30, 1888 and now resides at Iago, Wharton Co., 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 the King of Hungaria, 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 24th day of Sept, 1899.

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.

Sandor Horvath

Subscribed and sword to before me in the office of the Clerk of said Court this 7th day of March, 1922.     H. E. Moore, Clerk of the Dist. Court

We are the parents of four children:
John Horvath, born Dec. 3, 1906, Richville, Oklahoma
Edward Horvath, born Jan. 30, 1909, Wilburton, Oklahoma
Louise Horvath, born Oct. 30, 1914, Westfield, Texas
Eva Horvath, born Oct. 21, 1917, Westfield, Texas
 


Declaration of Intention # 78

State of Texas - County of Victoria
In the Dist. Court of Southern Dist. of Texas

I, Charlie Jurchek, aged 36 years, occupation farmer, do declare on oath that my personal description is: Color - white; Complexion - light, Height - 5 ft 11 1/2 inches, Weight - 164 pounds, Color of hair - light brown, Color of eyes - blue.

I was born in Maravska, Ostrava, Czecho-Slovakia on the 28th day of Jan. 1886. I now reside at 6 miles south of Francitas, Jackson Co., Texas. I emigrated to the United States of America from Bremen, Germany on the vessel Hanover; my last foreign residence was Maravska, Ostrava, Czecho-Slovakia; I am not married.

It is my bona fide intention to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state or sovereignty and particularly to the Czecho-Slovakia Republic of  whom I am now a subject.  I arrived at the port of Galveston in the state of Texas on or about the 9th day of Oct., 1908.

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.

Charlie Jurchek

Subscribed and sworn to before me in the office of the Clerk of said Court this 15 day of Dec. 1922.    L. C. Masterson, Clerk of the District Court
 


Declaration of Intention # 79

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

I, Mrs. Perla Alexandrowitz or Aleksandrowitz, age 36 years, occupation housewife, do declare on oath that my personal description is: Color - white, Complexion - ___, etc.

I was born in Knyszyn, Poland on the 21st day of June, 1892. I now reside at Bay City, Texas. I emigrated to the United States of America from Cherbourg, France; I am married; the name of my husband is Hershel Alexander; he was born Mar. 15, 1881, Poland and now resides at Bay City, Texas; married Aug. 27, 1913.

It is my bona fide intention to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state or sovereignty and particularly to the Republic of Poland of whom I am now a subject.  I arrived at the port of New York,  in the state of State of New York  on or about the 17th day of Oct., 1921.

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.

Perla Aleksandrowitz or Alexandrowitz
Now is Mrs. Perla Alexander

Subscribed and sworn to before me in the office of the Clerk of said Court this 25th day of June, 1928.    H. D. Hensley, Clerk of Dist. Ct.
 


Declaration of Intention # 81

State of Texas - County of Trinity
In the Dist. Ct. of Trinity

I, Vaclav Cepak, aged 51 years, occupation farmer, do declare on oath that my personal description is: Color - white, Complexion - dark, Height 5 feet 6 inches, Weight 145 pounds, Color of hair - dark brown, Color of eyes - brown.

I was born in Hamr, Co. of Trebon in Bohemia on the 3rd day of June, 1871; I now reside at Groveton, 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 the Pres. Masaryk of Bohemia of whom I am now a subject.  I arrived at the port of Galveston in the state of Texas on or about the 20th day of Nov., 1906.

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.

Vaclav Cepak

Subscribed and sworn to before me in the office of the Clerk of said Court this 10th day of June, 1922.   J. L. Dawson   Dist. Clerk

We now reside at Blessing, Texas. We have five children:
Marie Cepak born June 3, 1907, West, Texas
John Cepak born May 29, 1909, West, Texas
Frank Cepak born Nov 14, 1915, Groveton, Texas
Lillie Cepak born Aug 1, 1920, Groveton, Texas
Bessie Cepak born Sept. 2, 1922, Groveton, Texas

 


 

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