Russell County Declarations of Intentions 1937 - 1941


                          DECLARATION OF INTENTION


State of Virginia                                            Circuit Court
County of Russell                                            County of Russell


I (1)_______now residing at (2)______occupation (3)_____ age (4)_____years do 
declare on oath that my personal description is (5)Sex______ (6)color_____ 
(7)complexion_____ (8) color of eyes_____ (9) color of hair _____ (10) height ___ft.
___inches (11) weight _____pounds (12) visible distinctive marks _____ 
(13) race_____ (14) nationality_____  I was born in  (15) _____ on (16)_____.  I am 
(17) ____ married.  The name of my wife or husband is (18) _____.  We were married on 
(19)_____ at (20) _____.  She or he was born at (21) _____ on (22) _____, entered the 
United States at (23) _____ on (24) _____ for permanent residence therein and now 
resides at (25) _____.  I have (26) _____ children, and the name, date and place of birth 
and place of residence of each of said children are as follows:  (27) _____.  I have 
(28) ____ heretofore made a delcaration of intention:  Number (28) _____ on (30) _____
at (31) _____.  My last foreign residence was (32) _____.  I emigrated to the United 
States of America from (33) _____.  My lawful entry for permanent residence in the 
United States was at (34) _____ under the name of (35) _____ on (36)_____ on the 
vessel (37) _____.

I will, before being admitted to citizenship, renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity 
to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, and particularly, by name, to the 
prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of which I may be at the time of admission a citizen 
or subject:  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 reside permanently therein:  and I certify that the photograph affixed to 
the duplicate and triplicate hereof is a likeness of me.  So Help Me God.

(38) Original Signature______

Subscribed and sworn to before me in the office of the Clerk of said Court, at (39) _____ 
this (40) _____ day of (41) _____ anno Domini (42) _____.  Certification No. (43) _____ 
from the Commissioner of Naturalization showing the lawful entry of the declarant for 
permanent residence on the date stated above, has been received by me.  The photograph 
affixed to the duplicate and triplicate hereof is a likeness of the declarant.
(44) _______ Clerk of the Circuit Court
by (45) ______ Deputy Clerk


Entry No. 1

 1.  Steve Matda(Stefen) Matda
 2.  Dante, Virginia
 3.  Coal Miner
 4.  51
 5.  Male
 6.  White
 7.  Light
 8.  Blue
 9.  Brown
10.  5' 7"
11.  140
12.  Scar above left ear
13.  White
14.  Polish
15.  Tarnof, Poland
16.  Februard 5, 1816
17.  Yes
18.  Anna Matda
19.  February 20, 1910
20.  Budapest, Hungary
21.  Felso, Isakor, Hungary
22.  June 1, 1891
23.  New York, new York
24.  May 2, 1921
25.  Dante, Virginia
26.  Five
27.  Anna Matda (Wilfinger) b. February 8, 1910 Budapest, Hungary--now lives at Stonega, VA:   
Frank Matda, b. October 1, 1911 Budapest, Hungary--now lives at Dante, VA.:  
Richard Matda b. May 24, 1914 Budapest, Hungary--now lives at Dante, VA:  
Ellen Matda b. July 18, 1926 Dante, VA--now lives at Dante, VA:   
Mary Matda b. September 3, 1928 Dante, VA.-- now lives at Dante, VA.

(28)  Not
(29)  145
(30)  May 19, 1923
(31)  Lebanon, Virginia Circuit Court, Russell County
(32)  Budapest, Hungary
(33)  Budapest, Hungary
(34)  New York, New York
(35)  Stefan Matda
(36)  May 3, 1921
(37)  SS Mount Clay
(38)  Signature Steve Matda
(39)  Lebanon, Virginia
(40)  9th.
(41)  August
(42)  1937
(43)  415210
(44)  E. F. Harger
(45)  ______



Entry No. 2

 1.  Anna Matda
 2.  Box 382 Dante, Virginia
 3.  Housewife
 4.  46
 5.  Female
 6.  White
 7.  Light
 8.  Gray
 9.  Brown
10.  5'8"
11.  159
12.  wart right side chin
13.  White
14.  Hungarian
15.  Felso, Isakor, Hungary
16.  June 1, 1891
17.  Yes
18.  Steve Matda
19.  February 20, 1910
20.  Budapest, Hungary
21.  Tarnof, Poland
22.  Febraury 5, 1816
23.  New York, New York
24.  May 3, 1921
25.  Dante, Virginia
26.  Five
27.  Named in entry number 1
28.  Not
29. ___30. ___ 31.___
32.  Budapest, Hungary
33.  Scherbourg, France
34.  New York, New York
35.  Anna Matda
36.  12-18-1923
37.  SS Berengaria
38. Signature  Anna Matda
39.  Lebanon, Virginia
40.  11th.
41.  October
42.  1937
43.  4-15212
44.  E. F. Harger
45.  ____


Entry No. 3

 1.  Desider Matda (Richard Matda)
 2.  Dante, Virginia
 3.  Coal Miner
 4.  23
 5.  Male
 6.  White
 7.  Light
 8.  Blue
 9.  Blond
10. 5'8"
11.  145
12.  None
13.  White
14.  Hungarian
15.  Budapest, Hungary
16.  May 24, 1914
17.  Not
18-30__
31.  Budapest, Hungary
32.  Lebanon Circuit Court, Russell County, VA
33.  Scherbourg, France
34.  New York, New York
35.  Desider Madta
36.  December 18, 1923
37.  SS Beregaria
38.  Signature
39.  Lebanon, VA
40.  11th
41.  October
42.  1937
43.  4-15211


Entry No. 4

 1.  George Labritz
 2.  Box 305 Dante, Virginia
 3.  Coal Miner
 4.  55
 5. Male
 6. White
 7.  Dark
 8.  Gray
 9.  Brown/Gray mix
10.  5'5"
11.  135
12.  None
13.  Magyar
14.  Hungarian
15.  Felso "Szolnok" Hungary
16.  April 18, 1883
17.  Not 
18-30 ____
31.  Lebanon Circuit Court Russell County Virginia
32.  Munich, Germany
33.  Andverpen, Belguim
34.  New York, New York
35.  George Labritz
36.  May 21, 1912
37.  SS Kroonland
38.  Signature
39.  Lebanon, Virginia
40.  1st.
41.  December
42.  1938
43.  4-17615
44.  E. F. Harger


Entry No. 5

 1.  Gabrol Bordor
 2.  Dante, Virginia
 3.  Coal Miner
 4.  65
 5.  Male
 6.  White
 7.  Dark
 8.  Blue
 9.  Brown
10.  5'5"
11.  145
12.  Powder mark left cheek, crooked index finger, left hand.
13.  Magyar
14.  Hungarian
15.  Detk, Hungary
16.  April 17, 1873
17.  Divorced
18.  Was Holla Eusi
19.  1897
20.  Hungary
21.  Hungary
22.  _______
23.  New York, New York
24.  April, 1906
25.  Dante, Virginia
26.  No children
27-30.  ____
31.  Lebanon Circuit Court Russell County Virginia
32.  Detk, Hungary
33.  Bremen, Germany
34.  New York, New York
35.  Gabrol Bodor
36.  April 6, 1906
37.  SS Chemmitz
38.  Signature
39.  Lebanon, Virginia
40.  14th.
41.  March
42.  1939
43.  _____
44.  E. F. Harger
45.  ____


Entry No. 6 

 1.  Joe (Joseph) Dobosh
 2.  Dante, Virginia
 3.  Coal Miner
 4.  32
 5.  Male
 6.  White
 7.  Dark 
 8.  Brown
 9.  Dark Brown
10.  5'7"
11.  135
12.  None
13.  Magyar
14.  Hungarian
15.  Nayrrd, Hungary
16.  August 29, 1907
17.  Not
18-30 ___
31.  Lebanon Circuit Court Russell County Virginia
32.  Nayrrd, Hungary
33.  Budapest, Hungary
34.  New York, New York
35.  Jozsef Dobos
36.  December 7, 1921
37.  SS Roussillon
38.Signature
39.  Lebanon, Virginia
40.  18th
41.  May
42.  1940
43.  4-21349
44.  E. F. Harger
45.  _____


Entry No. 7

 1.  Gaetano Schillaci
 2.  Cleveland, Virginia
 3.  Farmer & merchant
 4.  64
 5.  Male
 6.  White
 7.  Dark
 8.  Light Brown 
 9.  Gray
10.  5'5"
11.  140
12.  None
13.  Italian-white
14.  Italian
15.  Castrogeovanni, Italy
16.  December 10, 1876
17.  Yes
18.  Marie Schillaci
19.  June 10, 1911
20.  Castrogeovanni, Italy
21.  November 16, 1886
22. Castrogeovanni, Italy
23.  New York, New York
24.  November 20-23, 1912
25.  Cleveland, Virginia
26.  Seven
27.  Eli male  b. Castrogeovanni, Italy September 10, 1912
       Frank  male  b. Wilder, Virginia  January 24, 1915 (Now at Ft. Meyer, VA)
       Mike  male  b. Wilder, Virginia  November 16, 1915
       Rosa  female  b. Clinchfield, Virginia  November 3, 1919
       Josephine  female  b. Clinchfield, Virginia  September 13, 1922
       Mary  female  b.  Clinchfield, Virginia  April 5, 1926
       Paul  male  b. Clinchfield, Virginia  July 22, 1924
28.  Not
29.-30 ___
31.  Lebanon Circuit Court Russell County Virginia
32.  Castrogeovanni, Italy
33.  Palenio, Italy
34.  New York, New York
35.  Gaetano Schillaci
36.  May 18, 1917
37.  SS Prinzess Irene
38.  Signature
39.  Lebanon, Virginia
40.  21st.
41.  October
42.  1941
43.  4-27656
44.  E. F. Harger
45.  ____


Entry No. 8

 1.  Domenico Borrelli
 2.  Dante, Virginia
 3.  Coal Miner
 4.  50
 5.  Male
 6.  White
 7.  Swarthy
 8.  Brown
 9.  Black
10.  5'3"
11.  135
12.  None
13.  Italian
14.  Italian
15.  Dibari, Italy
16.  June 22, 1890
17.  Not
18-30__
31.  Lebanon Circuit Court Russell County Virginia
32.  Dibari, Province, Italy
33.  Naples, Italy
34.  New York, New York
35.  Domenico Borrelli
36.  June 28, 1913
37.  SS Luisiana
38.  Signature
39.  Lebanon, Virginia
40.  10th
41.  November
42.  1941
43.  4-28589
44.  E. F. Harger


Entry No. 9

 1.  Janos Mizsik
 2.  Dante, Virginia
 3.  Coal Miner
 4.  65
 5.  Male
 6.  White
 7.  Dark
 8.  Blue
 9.  Brown
10.  5'11"
11.  162
12.  None
13.  White Magyar
14.  Hungarian
15.  Uyfeherto, Hungary
16.  April 28, 1875
17.  Yes
18.  Maria Pooovich
19.  January 10, 1904
20.  Uyfeherto, Hungary
21.  Uyfeherto, Hungary
22.  ?
23.  ___
24.  ___
25.  Uyfeherto, Hungary
26.  Two
27.  Janos  b. Uyfeherto, Hungary  1905  Resides--same
       Irene   b. Uyfeherto, Hungary   1907  Resides--same
28-30 ___
31.  Lebanon, Virginia
32.  Uyfeherto, Hungary
33.  Fiume, Hungary
34.  New York, New York
35.  Janos Mizsik
36.  March 5, 1914
37.  SS Pannonia
38.  Signature
39.  Lebanon, Virginia
40.  17th.
41.  November
42.  1941
43.  4-29215
44.  E. F. Harger

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