Kenosha County WI
Naturalization Records

Certificate of Naturalization for
Gustaf Arvid Hedlund
Contributed by Lance C. Anderson
Wisconsin naturalization records can be found in municipal, county, circuit, supreme, and United State territorial and district courts. Most naturalization records have been transferred from the Wisconsin court system to the State Historical Society.

Kenosha County Citizenship Records

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Last Update - 9/12/2004

NAME DATE PLACE NOTES CONTRIBUTOR
ANTUK, Mamie 17 Nov 1953 5412 32nd Ave., Kenosha Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: Poland
BLAZIEWSKI, Anton 17 Nov 1953 6827 25th Ave., Kenosha Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: Russia
BLOBAUM, Henriette 13 April 1953 Kenosha Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: Germany
BRAUN, Theresia (Sister M. Athanasia) 17 Nov 1953 920 61st St., Kenosha Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: Canada
CASE, Gerald A. 17 Nov 1953 6207 7th Ave., Kenosha Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: Canada
CHRISTIANSEN, Karl Edward 13 April 1953 Kenosha Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: Denmark
CHRISTIANSEN, Rosa 13 April 1953 Kenosha Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: Denmark
COGEN, Elizabeth Lilly 13 April 1953 Kenosha Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: Russia
CONLEY, Jennie 17 Nov 1953 5411 11th Ave., Kenosha Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: Italy
FOLLAND, Maria Monberg Nyboe 13 April 1953 Kenosha Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: Denmark
FREDERICKSON, Berndt 17 Nov 1953 6510 26h Ave. Kenosha Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: Sweden
GRENO, Eva 17 Nov 1953 4311 7th Ave., Kenosha Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: Czechoslovakia
GRINUS, Michaline 17 Nov 1953 6229 32nd Ave., Kenosha Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: Lithuania
HACKENBERG, Bertha 13 April 1953 Kenosha Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: Czechoslovakia
HANSEN, Hans Andersen 11 April 1933 Kenosha Vol. 40 Petition 5929
Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: Denmark
Born 8 May 1871 in Humble, Denmark emigrated to Wisconsin entering through New York on 23 May 1893 on the vessel "Norge"
Gina Gould
HARTNELL, John Cox 22 March 1892 Kenosha Petition 94
Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: England
Born May 21, 1834, Chalden, Dorsetshire, England. Emigrated to Wisconsin via Newfoundland, entering through Detroit June, 1873.
Sandi Hartnell
HEDLUND, Gustaf Arvid 25 Sep 1916 Kenosha Certificate no.: 677237 Petition Vol. 7, No. 969
Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: Sweden
Lance C. Anderson
HORN, Gisela Paula 13 April 1953 Kenosha Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: Germany
IGNJATOVIC, Momir 17 Nov 1953 6520 15th Ave., Kenosha Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: Jugoslavia
IORIO, Emilio 17 Nov 1953 4509 24th Ave., Kenosha Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: Italy
JACOBSEN, Regina 17 Nov 1953 5138 45th St., Kenosha Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: Poland
JANOTA, Barbara 13 April 1953 Kenosha Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: Czechoslovakia
JANUSONIS, Juze 17 Nov 1953 5318 Sheridan Rd., Kenosha Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: Lithuania
JANUSONIS, Povilas 17 Nov 1953 5318 Sheridan Rd., Kenosha Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: Lithuania
KJERRUMGAARD, Svend Otto 6 May 1929 Kenosha (Waukesha at the time of naturalization) Waukesha Co. Circuit Court (Lived in Kenosha most of his life)
Country of birth or allegiance: Denmark
Bob Kermgard
KOEHLER, August 24 Sep 1906 Kenosha Certificate no.: Vol. B. P-286
Country of birth or allegiance: Germany
Witness: A.J. Burg, Charles H. Pfennig
KOVACEV, Mary 13 April 1953 Kenosha Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: Yugoslavia
KOVINIC, Ilija 13 April 1953 Kenosha Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: Yugoslavia
LARSEN, Mauricette 13 April 1953 Kenosha Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: France
MAJERKO, Katherine 17 Nov 1953 3912 18th Ave., Kenosha Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: Czechoslovakia
MARACICINI, Leda 13 April 1953 Kenosha Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: Italy
MARSHALL, David 21 Feb 1916 Kenosha Declaration Vol.4 - #5817; Certificate no: 578475, Vol 6. P-906
Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: Canada
Port & date of arrival in US: 24 May 1898 Detroit
Address at time of naturalization: Tanck Ave., Rt #35, Box 224, Kenosha
Witnesses: George Dazy & Joseph F. Cassidy
Ruth Whetnall
MARSHALL, Robert Mason 21 Feb 1922 Kenosha Declaration Vol. 13 - #5302; Certificate no: 1620380, Vol. 12 P-2354
Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: Canada
Port & date of arrival in US: 28 Nov 1898 Detroit
Address at time of naturalization: 1061 Sheridan Rd., Kenosha, Wis.
Witnesses: Joseph F. Cassidy & Herman Bertog
Ruth Whetnall
MEYER, Ann Karoline 13 April 1953 Kenosha Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: Germany
ORZECHOWSKI, Stanley 17 Nov 1953 5713 37th Ave., Kenosha Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: Poland
PATRICK, Mary 17 Nov 1953 Salem, Kenosha Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: Ireland
PIZZICHINI, Josephine 17 Nov 1953 6351 23rd Ave., Kenosha Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: Switzerland
RANOUS, Vacelisa 17 Nov 1953 2023 73rd St., Kenosha Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: Russia
REISER, Adolph 19 Feb 1917 Kenosha Petition ,Vol. 7 Number 1002....Naturalization # 677269
Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: Ukraine
Address at the time of Naturaliztion: 580 Superior St., Kenosha, Wisc.
Pat Reiser
RICHARDS, Eleanor Lola 13 April 1953 Kenosha Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: Canada
RODRIGUEZ, A. Jose 13 April 1953 Kenosha Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: Cuba
RUBINSTEIN, Benjamin 17 Nov 1953 5036 6th Ave., Kenosha Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: Lithuania
RUBINSTEIN, Judith 13 April 1953 Kenosha Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: Lithuania
RUFFOLO, Francesco 13 April 1953 Kenosha Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: Italy
SCHMIDT, Elizabeth 13 April 1953 Kenosha Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: England
SCHMIDT, Iris Annie 17 Nov 1953 5711 18th Ave. Kenosha Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: Northern Ireland
SCHNEIDER, Doreen Eleanor 13 April 1953 Kenosha Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: Canada
SCHNEIDER, Otto Alfred Paul 13 April 1953 Kenosha Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: Germany
SESSA, Concetta 13 April 1953 Kenosha Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: Italy
SOBOTOWICZ, Maria 13 April 1953 Kenosha Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: Poland
SORENSEN, Martin Christian 30 Aug 1912 Kenosha Volume 4 Petition No. 377 Page 27
Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: Germany
Born on 7 Jan 1864 in Slesvig, Germany(of danish parents) emigrated in Oct. 1888 from Liverpool, England on the vessel "City of Rome"
Gina Gould
SPIZZIRRI, Valentino 17 Nov 1953 2005 56th St., Kenosha Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: Italy
STIKA, Alexander 18 Sept. 1911 Kenosha Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: Austro-Hungarian Empire which became Slovakia
Terrence W. Stika
THORPE, Eric 17 Nov 1953 375 2nd St., Kenosha Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: England
THORPE, Eric (Mrs.) 17 Nov 1953 375 2nd St., Kenosha Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: England
TRAVANTY, Adalgisa 17 Nov 1953 1505 56th St., Kenosha Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: Italy
WENNER, Elizabeth Munro 17 Nov 1953 2410 55th St., Kenosha Kenosha Co. Circuit Court
Country of birth or allegiance: Canada


NOTE: Flags may not be historically accurate for the time that naturalizations took place.

Citizenship Documents issued by INS since 1906

FILE NAME FILE DETAILS
"DERIV.A" and/or DA Files Certificates of Citizenship documenting derivative or "acquired" citizenship and/or subsequent to birth (i.e., through the naturalization of a parent). NOT A-Files.
"AA" Files Certificate of Citizenship documenting derivative or "acquired" citizenship by birth outside the United States or its possessions (i.e., child of US citizen born abroad).
"OM" Files Naturalization files related to persons naturalized overseas while members of the Armed Forces of the United States during World War H. All on microfilm.
"OS" Files Naturalization files created for persons naturalized outside the United States under the Act of June 30, 1953. A file of this series bears the same number that appears on the certificate issued to him.
"B" Files Certificates of Naturalization or repatriation issued to persons who regained US citizenship, prior to January 13, 1941, either by taking the prescribed oath of renunciation and allegiance before a naturalization court in the US or before a US diplomatic or consular officer abroad, following the loss of citizenship by reason of service in the armed forces of an allied foreign country in WW I or WW 11, or by voting in a foreign political election during WWII - Not duplicated in court records.
"D" Files Certificates of Naturalization or repatriation issued to persons who regained US citizenship, on or after January 13, 1941, either by taking the prescribed oath of renunciation and allegiance before a naturalization court in the US or before a US diplomatic or consular officer abroad, following the loss of citizenship by reason of service in the armed forces of an allied foreign country in WW I or WW II, or by voting in a foreign political election during WW II - Not duplicated in court records.
"3904/-" Files Containing applications to resume citizenship by persons who lost citizenship as described under "B" and "D" files above, but who never applied for a certificate and for whom no prior certificate file exists.
"OL" Files "Old Law" Naturalization Certificates issued by INS to replace naturalization certificates which were lost, destroyed, or mutilated, where the original naturalization certificate was granted under the procedure in effect prior to the Act of June 29, 1906 (which became effective September 27, 1906).
15/-" Files Files relating to persons expatriated prior to 1945. Files in National Archives (DC).
"24/-" Files Files relating to persons expatriated prior to 1945. Files in National Archives (DC).
"72/"' Files Files relating to persons expatriated prior to 1945. Files in National Archives (DC).
129/-" Files Files documenting the repatriation of women who lost US citizenship by marriage to an alien prior to 1922, and who resumed US citizenship under the Act of June 25, 1936. All on microfilm.


Naturalization Requirements Prior to 1906

Residence Requirements

March 26, 1790 - June 17, 1798 5 years in U. S., 1 in State
June 18, 1798 - April 13, 1802 14 years in U. S., 5 in State
April 14, 1802 to date 5 years in U. S., 1 in State
More was needed than an oath for proof of residence
March 3, 1813 - June 26, 1848 Continuous U. S. residence required

Race and Gender

March 26, 1790 - (1870) "free White persons" (i.e., white males 21 years of age and older)
1870 - White persons, and persons of African nativity or African descent
Prior to 1922, women generally did not naturalize because their nationality was insecure, in that it could be altered by the naturalization or expatriation of her current or future husband.

Declaration of Intention to become a Citizen

March 26, 1790 - January 12, 1795 None required
January 12, 1795 - Required (with some exceptions, such as those who arrived as minors)

Petition (Application) for Naturalization

March 26, 1790 - Required, and record of application and/or disposition of application required to be entered in court records

Witnesses

March 26, 1790 - March 21, 1816 None specifically required
March 22, 1816 - 2 required, must be U. S. citizens, must swear/affirm to the alien's 5 year residence in US, and must be named in court record

Certificate of Naturalization

March 26, 1790 - Document generally issued by the court to newly naturalized citizen (some on standard court forms, some as certifications of court order issued only at the request of the applicant)


Naturalization Links

Naturalization Records at Olive Tree Genealogy

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