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					                      Naturalization Proceedings

Once again, thanks to wonderful helpful employees of the Walton Court House, we are able to
compile these for the website.

Prior to 1925, all non-citizens wishing to become naturalized citizens of the United States, processed
the paper work needed in the county Court House where they resided. It is not known if all these
applications were completed or if the State or Federal Government has copies of those before 1925.

“ In the Circuit Court for Walton County, De Funiak Springs, Florida,
    In the Matter of Naturalization Proceedings. ORDER

It appearing that there are but few aliens residing within the jurisdiction of this Court, and that the United
States District Court for this district is exerciding (sic) jurisdiction in naturalization proceedings
and has concurrent jurisdiction with this court over residents of Walton County, it is hereby,

  ORDERED that from and after the date hereof, the filing of declarationsof intention and petitions for
naturalization in this court shall be discontinued; it is further

  ORDERED, that the Clerk of the Court will enter this order of record in the Court minutes, and that
he will attach a duly certified copy hereof to the first blank unused page in the declaration of inten-
tion and petition for naturalization volumes, and forward a certified copy to the District Director of
Naturalization, U S Department of Labor, Washington, D C, and it is further

  ORDERED, that the Clerk of Court shall forward all naturalization forms and blanks, together
with the declaration of intention, petition for naturalization and certificate of naturalization dockets
to the Districk Director of Naturalization, U S Department of Labor, Washington, D C for cancell-
ation of the unused pages thereof and return of such dockets to the office of the Clerk of this
Court, for retention as permanent records.

Dated, March 23r 1925.
                         By the Court
                              A G CAMPBELL, Judge”
Some of these are done on forms, some typed out, most are handwritten. All are typed, mistakes
and all. Recorded in Minutes of Circuit Court.

ANDERSON, Charles Wallace, St Louis, Missouri, petition for Naturalization #3 file in above named
court on 25th day of July 1922, has been set for hearing approximately on Nov 6 th 1922. Witnesses say
he resided in US from 1 Mar 1917 to and including 26 June 1921. Charles Wallace Anderson residing
now on Crescent Street in De Funiak Springs, Florida. Walter Reinemer, 35 witnesses that petitioner
came as Minister to his church in St Louis abt Oct 1916 and that he left Missouri June 1921. William
R Gentry, 53, an attorney also witnessed that he knew petitioner from Oct 1916 as minister of church.
Dept. of Labor show Charles Wallace Anderson to be admitted a Citizen of the United States of
America, filed Oct 31 1922. (written on form)

ANDERSON, William, says he is a native of Norway and 50 yrs of age, that at age of 25 yrs. he
came to US and he has been resident of the state of Florida for over 16 yrs and it is his intention to
become a citizen of the USA according to the Acts of Congress on the subject of naturalization and
to renounce all allegiance and fidelity to every foreign Prince or Potentate, particularly to the King
of Norway & Sweden to whom he was a subject and defend the Constitution of the US and of the
State of Florida, being attached to the principles of the same. (signed 5 May 1908). Filed for record,
5 May 1906, recorded in Vol 4, pg 122, fee paid. (typed, no form)

ARRAS, George Wm do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the USA and that
I do absolutely and entirely renounce and adjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince,
potentate, State, or sovereigity whatever particularly to William the 1 st, Emperor of Germany of
whom I was a subject. (signed 30 Oct 1890) Daniel Campbell witnesses that said petitioner has
lived in US for 5 yrs at least last past and for one year last past in the State of Florida. (signed 30
October 1890) Filed this 30th day of Oct 1890. (all hand written)

ASTLEFORD, John, Certificate showing on 4th May 1897 John Astleford, late of Wexford County,
Ireland in the Kingdome of Great Britian at present of De Funiak Springs to be admitted to become a CITIZEN of
USA. Filed May 4 1897, recorded in Book 2, pg 258 (certificate form)

BORCHGREVISIK, Amalia, do declare on oath that it is bonafide my intention to become a citizen of
the US, and to renounce forever all alligience and fidelity to all and any foreign prince, potentate,
State and Sovereignty whatever and particularly to Oscar, the 2nd King of Norway and Sweden of
whom I was a subject. (signed 25th day January 1888.) Clerk signed as appears on file and of record
24th May 1893. (hand written)

BRAHANY, Augustine do declare on oath that it is bonafide my intention to become a citizen of the
US and to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to all and any foreign prince, potentate, State,
and sovereignty whatever and particularly to Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britian and
Ireland of whom I was a subject. (signed 22 Feb 1897) Filed Feb 22 1897 and recorded in Book 2,
page ____. (hand written)

DAHL, Per, do declare on oath that it is bonafide my intention to become a citizen of the US and to
renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to all and any foreign prince, potentate, state and Sovereignty
whatever and particularly to Oscar the 2nd King of Norway & Sweden of whom I was a subject. (signed
12 May 1891. Filed 12 May 1891. (hand written)

DARTIE, John do declare on oath that is bona fide my intention to become a citizen of the US and to
renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to all and any foreign prince, potentate, State and sover-
eignty whatever and particularly to Victoria Queen of United kingdom of Great Britain and Irland of
whom I was a subject. (signed Oct 18 1888). Filed and recorded in Vol 1, Cir Ct record this Oct 18,
1888. (hand written – also signed with X his mark)

ERIKSON, Charley W do declare on oath that it is bonafide my intention to become a citizen of the US
and to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to all and any foreign prince, potentate, State and sovereignty
whatever and particularly to the King of Sweeden to whom I was a subject. (signed 23
May 1888) filed May 23 1888. (hand written)

FARHS (FARKS?), L Van being duly sworn says he is a native of Germany and at 3 & 50 (53) yrs
of age. That at the age of 48 yrs he came to the US and that he has resided in State of Florida 3 yrs
last past and that it is a bona fide his intention to become a citizen of the USA according to the Acts
of Congress on the subject of Naturalization and to renounce all allegiance and fidelity to every
Foreign Prince or Potentate, particularly to Emperor William II. (name is illegible; signed 30 April
1904 – certificate says County of Escambia- crossed out, written over is Walton) Filed for record
30 April 1904, recorded Vol B at pg 286. (form)

FAYE, Anthon do declare on oath it is my boni fide intention to become citizen of USA and to renounce
forever all allegiance and fidelity to all and any forreign prince, potentate, state and sovereignty whatever
and particularly to Kalakaua, King of the Hawaian Islands of whom I was a subject. (signed 9 Mar 1887)
Filed 9 Mar 1887 recorded pg 56 (hand written)

FINLAYSON, D T do declare on oath that it is bonafide my intention to become a Citizen of the US and
to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to all and any foreign prince, potentate, state and sovereignty whatever
and particularly to Victoria Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Irland of whom
I was a subject. (signed 12 Sep 1888) Filed & recorded in Cir Ct record pg 164, Sep 12 1888. (hand written)

FISCHER, Gosef do declare on oath that it bona fide my intention to become a citizen of the US and to
renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to all and any foreign, Prince, Potentate, State and Sovereignty whatever
and particularly to the Emporer of Austria of whom I was a subject. (signed 10 Sep 1901)Filed
and recorded in Book 3, pg 48 Sep 20 1901. (typed)

GRAY, Andrew, who being duly sworn disposs and says that it is bona fide his intention to become a
citizen of US and to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to any prince(xout) foreign prince or
state and particularly to Victoria, Queen of Great Brittain and Ireland and Empress of India of whom
and which country I was formerly a subject. (signed May 5 1887) Filed 6 May 1887 (handwritten)

JOHNSON, Henry F do declare on oath that it is bona fide my intention to become a citizen of US and
to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to all and any foreign prince, potentate, State and
sovereignty whatever and particularly to Emperor William of Denmark to whom I was a subject. (signed
Aug 20 1887) Filed Aug 20 1887 (handwritten)

JOHNSON, Peter, sheriffs notice to summon J F Harrison and B H Hart, to appear in Walton CH at
9 am Oct 5 1909 on behalf of Peter Johnson, pertaining petition of Peter Johnson to become a citizen
of US. 9 Sept 1909. Subpoena file 30th Sept 1909; Sheriff’s costs: serve 2 subpoenas 40 cents, 2 copies
@ cost of 15cents each, return cost @ 5 cents each, 45 miles traveled @10 each, total of $5.20 (forms)

JOYCE, James who being duly sworn says that it is his bona fide intention to become a citizen of
US and to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to all and any foreign prince, potentate State
and sovereignty whatever and particularly to Victoria Queen of England. (signed 28 Oct 1884) filed
May 3 1887.(handwritten)

KNIGHT, John T do solemly swear that I will support the Constitution of the USA and that I do
absolutely and entirely renounce and adjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, poten-
tate, state, or sovereignty whatever, particularly to Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom of
Great Britain and Ireland, of who I was a subject. (signed 21 Oct 1901) filed 21 Oct 1901. (typed)

LAGERGVIST, Otto do declare on oath that it is bona fida my intention to become a citizen of
the US and to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to all and any foreign province potentate
state and sovereignty whatever and particularly to the King of Denmark of whom I was a sub-
ject. (signed 26 Oct 1886) filed Oct 26 1886 (handwritten)


LURIE, Israel S being duly sworn according to law, declares and says that he is a native of Russia and
subject of the Czar of Russia, that he is now residing in and has resided at said place since Sept 1897
De Funiak Springs, Walton Co, Florida USA, that he is 22 yrs of age and that it is bonafide his in-
tention to become a citizen of the US and to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to any
foreign prince, potentate, state or sovereignty whatever and particularly to the Czar of Russia of
whom he is now a subject. (signed 12 Oct 1903) filed for reocrd 11 April 1904, recorded in Vol 3,
page 285.

MCDONALD Chas. (heading is State of Florida, County of Escambia). Personally appeared before
me on this day who being duly sworn says that he is a native of Canada and 53 yrs of age. That at the
age of 30 yrs he came to the US; that he resided in the state of Florida for 11 years last past and that it
is bona fide his intentions to become a citizen of the USA according to the Acts of Congress upon the
subject of Naturalization and to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to every foreign prince
or potentate, particularly to Queen Victoria of whom he was a subject; and that he will support, pro-
tect and defend the Constitution and the Government of the USA and the Constitution and government
of the State of Florida, being well disposed and attached to the principles of the same. (signed 1 Nov
1884).(signed Pensacola 25 Oct 1995) (handwritten)

MACQUARRIE, Charles K on 18 day of May 1891 taken an oath of his intention to become a citizen of
the US and it now appearing satisfactory to the court by the sworn oral testimony of two credible wit-
nesses that the said Chas K MacQuarrie is a man of good and moral character and well disposed and
attached to the principles of the Constitution of the US and of the State of Florida and towards the free
institutions of same and that he has resided in US the length of time prescribed by law. It is ordered
that the requisite oath be administered to him, the said Chas K MacQuarrie by the Clerk of this Court.
Whereupon he was sworn to support, protect and defend the Constitution of US and State of Florida,
and to renounce & abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any and all and every foreign prince, state or
sovereignty whatever and particularly to Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain &
Irland of who he was heretofore a subject. And the said Chas K MacQuarrie being entitled to all the
rights, privaleges and immunities of an American citizen it is ordered that a certificate thereof and of
this order be issued to him by the Clerk of this court. W D Barnes, Judge. filed & recorded Bk 2,
page 143, Oct 28 1895. (typed)

MILLER, John do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the USA and that I do absolutly
and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, states
or soverinty whatever particularly to Victoria Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and
Ireland of whom I was a subject (any title or order of Nobility must be renounced). (signed 6 May 1890)
filed May 6 1890. Witnesses: R L Crawford & J J Davis, swears that for 5 yrs they have been acquainted
with petitioner and he has been in US 9 yrs last past and 9 yrs in State of Florida. (signed (his mark) 6
May 1890) filed 6 May 1890. (handwritten)

MOSS, W S H do declare on oath that it is bona fide my intention to become a citizen of the US and
to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to all and any foreign prince, potentate, state and
sovereignty whatever and particularly to Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and
Irland of whom I was a subject. (signed 11 Sep 1888) Filed & recorded pg 164, Sep 11 1888. (handwritten)

NELSON, Frank do declare on oath that it is a bona fide my intention to become a citizen of the US
and to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to all and any foreign prince potentate, state and
sovereignty whatever and particularly to the King of Sweden and Norway of whom I was a subject.
(signe 26 Oct 1886)filed 26 Oct 1886. (handwritten)

NORTHY, Thomas R do declare on oath that it is bona fide my intention to become a citizen of the US
and to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to all and any foreign prince, potentate, state and
sovereignty whatever and particularly to the Queen of Great Britain and Irland of whom I was a
subject. (signed 10 Nov 1896) Filed Nov 10 1896

RICHARDS, Jessie Mae – no paperwork – Inquest No 3 – stamped filed Sep 2 1929, and again on
Jan 18 1930 - (this being after all paperwork went to the Feds)

SHAPLEY, Thomas J do declare on oath that it is bona fide my intention to become a citizen of the USA
and to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to all and any foreign prince, potentate, state and
sovereignty whatever and particularly to Queen Victoria of England to whom I was a subject. (signed
3 Aug 1892) Filed & recorded pag 447 Aug 3 1892.(12 pages) The gist of these pages:: says abt year
1854, when he was but 7 yrs of age, he came from Great Britain with his parents and has lived in US
ever since. Renounces Queen of Great Britain. He is now 41 yrs and has lived in Florida for 7 yrs.
That on 28th day of Jan 1865 was duly enlisted in service as soldier, on 21 Jan 1866 was honorably
discharged. He was a Private of Captain A A Brown’s Co F, 145 th Reg of Indiana Inf Vols. He
was born in Devonshire in England, is 18 yrs of age (at time of CW), 5’5”, fiar complexion, blue
eyes, dark hair. One page of his honorable discharge. Sheriff John A McLeod witnesses that he
has known him for 5 yrs, and he has resided in Fl for 7 yrs. Several affidavits. Filed Oct 26 1892.
(all handwritten)

SKERMER, George H do declare on oath that it is my intention to become a citizen of the USA
and to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to all and any foreign prince, potentate, state
and sovereignty whatever, and particularly to kind EDWARD the VII, king of Great Britian and
Ireland, of whom I was a subject. (signed 4 June 1902) Filed 4 Jun 1902 and recorded in Vol 3
page 109. (typed)
SMITH, John R do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitutions of the USA and that I do
absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, pot-
entate, state or sovereignty whatever particularly to Victoria Queen of Great Britian and Ireland
of whom I was a subject. (signed 31 Oct 1890) also 13 Oct 1884 noted on page. Filed 31 Oct
1890. Witnesses Obediah Edge & D R Madden swear Smith has resided within the US for 5 yrs
at least last past and on yr in Florida. (handwritten)

UELTZEN, Carl do declare on oath that it is bona fide my intention to become a citizen of the US
and to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to all and nay foreign prince potentate state and
sovereignty whatever and particularly to the King of Prussia and Emperor of Germany to whom I
was a subject. (signed 17 Mar 1888) note: also names (another page) William 1 st Emperor of
Germany in 1886.

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