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Petitions and Naturalization for Citizenship
Oconto County, Wisconsin

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Area Research Center - Cofrin Library

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An ongoing project by the Oconto County WIGenWeb- probably forever!
Oconto County Circuit Court
Petitions for Naturalization

This was the first step in the old 2 step process of becoming a United States citizen. The immigrant petitioned the local court to indicate their interest in pursuing naturalization, and to relinquished allegiance to their emigrated land. 

Not all people who went through this first petitioning step actually continued to the second step of being granted citizenship. Thus the information found on these petitions may be the only first hand documentation of it's kind on an individual.
Although the vast majority of these petitions were initiated by males, there are occasional female petitioners. 

These petitions usually contain:

The full name of the immigrant (sometimes spelled more than one way).
The date and year of birth of the immigrant.
The emigrant country name and leadership.
The port and year of entrance into the United States.
The date of petition application.
The date and name of the county and state where the petition was submitted.
The signature or witnessed "mark" of the immigrant petitioning applicant.

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Volume 13  #2000 - 2299

Volume 13  #2300 - 2499

Volume 13  #2500 - 2796 1/2

Volume 14 #2000 - 2301 and 2558

Volume 14 #2302 - 2633

Volume 15 #2640 - 2717


Oconto County, Wisconsin
United States Citizenship List
The people listed had completed both steps in the old United States naturalization application process and had been granted United States citizenship.

Year of awarding and name of citizen are given.

Oconto County Citizenship List

This list was sent to all Townships in March 1913.
Researched and contributed by: Jilaine Hock , whose family preserved the original carbon pages.

Transcribed by: Janet

This project was begun by the late Irene Korotev and donated by her descendants.
If you can help in finishing this work, please contact RITA

Oconto County Naturalizations - A

Oconto County Naturalizations - B