Schuyler County's
Naturalization & Citizenship

Partial List of Applications for Citizenship and Declaration of Intention
to Become a Citizen in Schuyler County, Illinois 1828 - 1890


Transcribed from notes by Sara Hemp, Originals at the Schuyler County Courthouse

Spellings are as in the application; Note is info added by Laviana Walton and links to other info online.

Name Date Application Data Note
Ahlstrom, Olof July 26, 1873 Subject of Charles XV of Norway and Sweden.
Anderson, John November 16, 1869 Age 57. Subject of Charles XV, King of Sweden.
Anderson, John Philip May 3, 1870 Age 24. Subject of Charles XV, King of Sweden.
Arens, Francis August 12, 1829 Owe allegiance to the King of Prussia. Born in the city of Blankenberg, Province of Lower Rhine, October 30, 1802. 31 years of age. Emigrated from the pot of Antwerpen in the Kingdom of Netherlands in April 1827, landed New York City about May 20, 1827. Located Jo Daviess County, Illinois. Declaration of intention in Schuyler County, Illinois May 21, 1833.
Arneson, Lars May 3, 1870 Age 24. Subject of Charles XV, King of Sweden and Sweden.
Atcheson, James January 22, 1870 Age 30. Subject of Queen Victoria of Great Britain.
Atcheson, William December 31, 1859 Age 24. Subject of Queen of Great Britain. Final oath May 3, 1864.
Bachofen, Jacob May 25, 1886 Age 25. Subject of Republic of Switzerland.
Badenbinder (Bedenbender), August October 21, 1856 Subject of Duke of Nassau, Germany. Came United States June 1851 at 16 years of age. Resided in Illinois ever since.
Baret (Barret), Owen October 19, 1854 Subject of Victoria, Queen of Great Britain. Affidavit of James Preston and Barnard Preston.
Barret, Owen
See Baret (Barret), Owen
Barney, Joseph May 11, 1869 Subject of Queen Victoria of Great Britain.
Bedenbender, August
See Badenbinder (Bedenbender), August
Bellchamber, Jonathan April 2, 1855 Subject of Victoria, Queen of England. Born about December 12, 1814 city of London, Kingdom of Great Britain. Emigrated from port of Liverpool about February 2, 1850, arriving New Orleans May 1850. Resided in Illinois since May 12, 1850.
Bendroth, John August 10, 1878 Age 47. Subject of William, Emperor of Prussia.
Berkinhead, Samuel H. July 23, 1857 Age 45. Subject of Queen of England and Ireland.
Bentley, Joseph June 21, 1886 Age 43. Subject of Queen of England.
Bishop, Ebenezer March 28, 1840 Owe allegiance to Queen of Great Britain, Ireland and Scotland.
Bolte, John D. G. March 4, 1870 Age 26. Subject of William of Prussia.
Bonser, Thomas June 18, 1838 Subject of King of Great Britain and Ireland. Born Bridgestock in North Hamptonshire in Kingdom of Great Britain March 5, 1808. Migrated from Liverpool in Kingdom of Great Britain March 2, 1832, landed New York April 29, 1832.
Boyd, William May 1, 1871 Age 25. Subject of Queen of England.
Bradley, Robert October 28, 1869 Age 21. Subject of Queen of Great Britain.
Breen, John August 15, 1863 Age 47. Subject of Queen of England and Ireland.
Brodde, Nils May 5, 1875 Subject of Charles XV of Sweden.
Brown, William
October 31, 1856 Subject of King of Wirtemberg. Native of Wirtemberg, age 30 years. Emigrated from Havre March 1, 1854, arrived New York April 10, 1854. Butler County, Ohio.
Burk, Dennis October 13, 1858 Subject of Queen of Great Britain. McDonough County, Illinois
Burmood, Mitchell September 28, 1866 Age 58. Subject of King of Germany.
Burmood, Peter October 21, 1868 Age 23 years. Resided in Illinois Nine years. September 1, 1862 enlisted in service in Captain N. Heite's Company A, 78th Reg. Illinois Infantry Volunteers for 3 years. Honorably discharged June 7, 1865.
Burmood, Phillip October 23, 1868 Age 56. Subject of Frederick William, King of Prussia.
Calley, James October 25, 1861 Age 35. Subject of Queen of Great Britain and Ireland.
Callister, Thomas October 22, 1867 Subject of Queen Victoria of Great Britain.
Carstens, Johann E. August 20, 1872 Subject of George V, King of Hanover.
Chadwick, Samuel March 31, 1862 Age 28. Subject of Queen of Great Britain and Ireland.
Christiphersen, Peder (Peter) November 6, 1860 Age 24. Subject of Charles XV, King of Sweden and Sweden.
Coates, John October 18, 1866 Subject of Queen Great Britain and Ireland. Age 55 years.
Copes, James April 8, 1876 Age 33. Subject of Queen Victoria of England.
Crook, Robert October 23, 1879 Subject of Queen Victoria of Great Britain.
Crostensen, John April 29, 1871 Subject of Christian, King of Denmark. Age 27 years.
Croxton, Elijah March 30, 1852 Subject of Victoria, Queen of Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Born on or about July 18, 1822 County of Staffordshire, Kingdom of Great Britain. Emigrated from port of Liverpool about March 8, 1844, arrived New Orleans in April 1844. Residing in Illinois since about March 13, 1846.
Croxton, Thomas March 30, 1852 Subject of Victoria, Queen of Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Born on or about February 12, 1817 County of Staffordshire, Kingdom of Great Britain. Emigrated from port of Liverpool about October 27, 1842, arrived New Orleans in November 1842. Residing in Illinois since about January 29, 1845.
Croxton, Walter March 30, 1852 Subject of Victoria, Queen of Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Born on or about November 29, 1792 County of Staffordshire, Kingdom of Great Britain. Emigrated from port of Liverpool about September 18, 1844, arrived New Orleans in October 1844. Residing in Illinois since about February 7, 1846.
Cunningham, Roger October 1858 Subject of Queen of Great Britain. Age 29 years.
Dailey, Michael October 18, 1864 Born Ireland, now over 21 years old. Enlisted August 2, 1861 Company A, 10th Reg., Missouri Infantry in County of Schuyler, in that service three years, honorably discharges St. Louis, Missouri August 24, 1864.
Dailey, Owen October 8, 1855 Owe allegiance to Queen of Great Britain and Ireland. Born County of Cary, Ireland, age 40 years. Emigrated from Cork 1850, arrived Oswego, New York 1850. Montgomery County, Indiana.
Daley, John November 1, 1869 Age 29. Subject of Queen Victoria of England.
Deane, Thomas October 28, 1872 Subject of Queen Victoria of Great Britain.
Deane, William May 4, 1864 Subject of Victoria, Queen of Great Britain.
Deaves, Thomas August 29, 1848 Owe allegiance to King of Great Britain. Born County of Cork, Kingdom of Great Britain, belong to the Irish Nation. Migrated from port of Cork, Great Britain March 6, 1828, landed New York City on or about May 4, 1828. Born April 20, 1805.
Deveroude, Frank March 27, 1886 Age 36. Subject of Leopold II, King of Belgium.
Dimond (Diamond?), James May 18, 1860 Age 26. Subject of Queen of Great Britain.
Doerfler, Conrad March 28, 1856 Subject of the government of Bayern. Born Raudefeld, County Forchien, state of Bayern about March 26, 1807. Left there about the beginning of May 1839, landed Philadelphia beginning of August 1839.
Dowling, Owen October 23, 1854 Subject of Victoria, Queen of Great Britain and Ireland. Born March 1, 1815 County of Westmeath, Kingdom of Great Britain. Emigrated from port of Liverpool about November 15, 1849, arrived New Orleans in January 1849. Residing in Illinois since about June 1, 1850.
Dron, William June 8, 1846 Subject of Queen of Great Britain.
Dunovan, Michael
August 21, 1860 Age 31. Subject of Queen of Great Britain.
Dyck, Carl Frederick August May 11, 1878
Age 28. Subject of William, Emperor of Prussia.
Eaton, George April 29, 1856 Subject of Queen of England. Born June 29, 1826 Yorkshire, England. Emigrated from port of Liverpool July 22, 1850, arrived New York City in September 1850. Resided in Illinois since August 1855.
Eifert, Edward October 24, 1878 Subject of William, King of Prussia.
Eifert, George Henry December 8, 1854 Subject of Prince of Hesse Darmstadt. Native of Germany. Emigrated from Bremen April 20, 1853, arrived Baltimore June 5, 1853. Intends to reside in Preble County, Ohio.
Eifert, Ludwig March 12, 1872 Subject of Grand Duke of Hessen Darmstadt. Age 47 years.
Eiiler (Eiller?), Peter October 16, 1866 Subject Grand Duke of Hesse Cassel, Germany. Born Hesse Cassel, Germany. Emigrated to United States July 1860, to Illinois March 1861. Entered military service January 2, 1863 Company H, 50th Reg. Illinois Volunteers until May 18, 1865, honorably discharged on account of wounds received in battle.
Elliott, John October 29, 1868 Subject of Queen of Great Britain and Ireland. Age 31 years.
Engel, N. Nicholas October 28, 1878 Subject of William, King of Prussia.
Enniss, William April 29, 1856 Subject of Victoria, Queen of England, Ireland and Scotland. Born November 21, 1819 Lenerickshire, Kingdom of Scotland. Emigrated from Liverpool about March 28, 1849, arrived city of Philadelphia in month of May 1849. Resided in Illinois since September 25, 1853.
Fagan, Patrick April 26, 1853 Subject of Queen of Great Britain and Ireland.
Feinberg, Lewis W. February 17, 1890 Age 37. Subject of Russian Poland, Empire of Russia.
Fetch, William October 20, 1858 Age 38. Subject of Queen of Great Britain.
Fey, John Peter August 22, 1840 Owe allegiance to Duke of Nassau, belong to the German nation. Born Duchy of Nassau, Germany March 5, 1809. Migrated from port of Bremen, Germany April 16, 1837, landed New York City June 15, 1841. Affidavit of A. Dunlap and J. O. Jones.
Fleck, Jacob Henry October 11, 1858 Age 38. Subject of Duke of Nassau.
Flindt, Adolphus Theodor April 27, 1853 Subject of Duke of Nassau.
Fox, Patrick March 19, 1858 Age 39. Subject of Queen of Great Britain.
Fraser, James
October 23, 1856 Subject of government of England. Born Lancanshire, England September 27, 1820. Left there September 17, 1850, landed New York City about the last of October 1850. Resided in Illinois since that time.
Gary (Lary), Dennis November 15, 1860 Subject of Queen of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Born County of Kerry, Ireland, age 30 years. Emigrated from Cork 1849, arrived New York September 1849. Cass County, Indiana.
Geyer, Joseph August 23, 1847 Owe allegiance to Grand Duke of Baden.
Godlove, Moses August 14, 1855 Subject of King of Bavaria. native of Germany, age 22 years.
Gorgus, Charles William October 27, 1874 Subject of Christian IX, King of Denmark.
Granger, Robert October 29, 1875 Subject of Queen Victoria of England.
Greer, James August 25, 1847 Born County of Tyrone, Ireland May 15, 1816. Migrated from port of Liverpool, England last day of April or 1st day of May 1836, landed New York City on or about June 1, 1836.
Greer, John September 3, 1840 Subject of King of Great Britain, belonged to the Irish Nation. Born In County of Tyrone in the Kingdom of Ireland November 12, 1814. Emigrated from Londonderry, Ireland June 1835, landed New York July 12, 1835.
Grosclaude, James F. September 9, 1854 Subject of government of France. Born village of Vians, Department of Haute Saone, France July 29, 1804. Left there Spring 1832, landed New York about July 1832. Final oath taken October 22, 1856.
Haas, John October 24, 1870 Subject of government of France.
Harrison, Edward September 27, 1878 Subject of Queen of Great Britain. McDonough County, Illinois.
Harrison, George April 7, 1842 Subject of Great Britain. Born County of Yorkshire, Kingdom of Great Britain, 23 to 24 years of age. Migrated from Kingdom in 1832, landed New York City. Came to Schuyler County 1835. Affidavit of Peter Popham.
Hays, Homer October 13, 1854 Subject of Kingdom of Holland. Born town of Molkwerem, County of West Vrialand, Kingdom of Holland January 28, 1819. Left there about September 1851, landed New York about January 1852.
Heitz, John October 28, 1872 Subject of Arch Duke of Baden, Germany.
Henderson, John October 27, 1874 Subject of Charles XV, King of Norway and Sweden.
Herren, David October 16, 1860 minor.
Herren, Hugh October 16, 1860 minor.
Herren, William October 16, 1860 minor.
Hill, Edmond B. July 18, 1865 Subject of Queen Victoria of Great Britain.
Hill, John October 18, 1864 Born Montreal, Province of Lower Canada, is over 21 years old. Resided Schuyler County for more than 10 years. Enlisted August 12, 1861 Company H, 2nd Reg. Illinois, commanded by Capt. James Walker for three years, honorably discharges at Baton Rouge, Louisiana August 11, 1864.
Hinrich, Ludwich Veit May 21, 1833 Owe allegiance to the King of Bavaria. Born Great Bockenhein in the Kingdom of Bavaria on ???? 4, 1798; about 34 years of age. Migrated from port of Havre in the Kingdom of France February 21, 1831, landed New York City March 13, 1831. Located for the present in Morgan County, Illinois.
Hitzeman, Henry October 29, 1872 Subject of William of Prussia.
Hoadley, Thomas September 7, 1842 Owe allegiance to King of Great Britain. Born County Kent, Kingdom of Great Britain February 20, 1811. Landed New York City 1830.
Horton, Mathias November 3, 1854 Subject of Kingdom of England. Born village of Welford, North Hamptonshire, Kingdom of England March 8, 1828. Left there May 21, 1850, landed New York July 4, 1850.
Horton, Thomas February 12, 1855 Subject of government of Great Britain and Ireland. Born in town of Welford, County of North Hampton, England June 2, 1832. Left there May 21, 1850, landed New York middle of June 1850. Enlisted Illinois Infantry Volunteers August 5, 1862, discharged June 12, 1865.
Hunter, James October 15, 1858 Subject of Queen of Great Britain.
Jaap, Charles December 1, 1858 Subject of King of Prussia. Cook County, Illinois.
Jaap, Charles May 4, 1868 Subject of Frederick, King of Prussia.
Jaap, Ferdinand October 17, 1866 Subject of King of Prussia. Age 41 years.
Johnson, August May 4, 1876 Subject of Charles XV, King of Norway and Sweden.
Keil, Joseph W. December 19, 1859 Subject of Emperor of Austria. In the Court of Common Pleas for the City and County of New York.
Kerchner, Gotleib May 5, 1876 Subject of William, Emperor of Prussia.
Kerr, James April 26, 1854 Subject of Queen of Great Britain.
Klauberg, William Subject of King of Prussia. Came to United States about 1826, 14 years old. Resided Illinois last 16 years.

Kresselmann, Henry July 24, 1854 Subject of King of Prussia. Age about 32 years.
Kruse, Luntke Mienders November 19, 1849 Subject of Earnest Augustus, King of Hanover, one of the German states.
Lary, Dennis
See Gary (Lary), Dennis
Lester, Richard Albert August 30, 1848 Owe allegiance to Queen of Great Britain and Ireland. Native or London County of Middlesex, England.
Lewis, George May 8, 1866 Subject of Queen of Great Britain and Ireland. Age 41 years.
Little, William May 9, 1867 Subject of Queen Victoria of Great Britain and Ireland.
Littleson, James October 13, 1858 Subject of Queen of Great Britain. McDonough County, Illinois.
Luggett, John April 23, 1857 Subject of Queen Victoria, kingdom of England and Ireland.
Luthy, Frank A. October 22, 1858 Owe allegiance to government of Switzerland. Born in Republic of Berne, Switzerland February 15, 1836. Came to United States 1852.
Luthy, William Robert November 11, 1852 Subject of government of Switzerland. Born in village of Rengson in the Canton of Berne and Republic of Switzerland July 17, 1830. Left there August 16, 1849, landed New York September 28, 1849.
Lyons, Joseph October 16, 1866 Subject of Maximillian, King of Bavaria.
Mitcheltree, John August 13, 1828 Native of Ireland, subject of the King of Great Britain and Ireland. Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
McCan, James June 27, 1856 Subject of Great Britain and Ireland. Native of Ireland, age 30 years. Emigrated from Dublin, arrived New York November 7, 1851. Huntington County, Indiana
McCreery, Hugh and Family June 1829 Owe allegiance to King of Great Britain. Landed at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 24, 1827. Hugh McCreery, age 51 years; Sera McCreery, age 53 years; Mathew McCreery, age 19 years; John McCreery, age 14 years; James McCreery, age 12 years. All owe allegiance to King of Great Britain and Ireland. All from County of Tyrone in Ireland.
McCreery, James G. August 22, 1840 Subject of Great Britain.
McKanna, Peter September 28, 1866 Subject of Queen of Great Britain and Ireland. Age 60 years.
McKee, William March 1853 Owe allegiance to Queen of Great Britain and Ireland. Of the Irish Nation, born Ireland, age 55 years, Migrated from Belfast, Ireland November 3, 1850, arrived United States February 17, 1851.
Miller, John Henry August 11, 1850 Subject of Duke of Hanover in Germany.
Miltenberger, John May 17, 1860 Subject of Frederick William, King of Prussia. Age 26 years.
Monk, Christian E. December 26, 1867 Subject of King of Norway and Sweden.
Mossberg, Nils M. 
October 3, 1871 Subject of Charles XV of Norway and Sweden.
Muller, August October 17, 1866 Subject of Frederick William, King of Prussia. Age 38 years.
Murtrich, Eugene May 6, 1861 Spelling of surname questionable. Subject of Napoleon, Prince of France. Age 30 years.
Nahm, Samuel June 15, 1855 Subject of King of Bavaria. Born Bavaria town of Grunstadt, Germany July 28, 1832. Left there on or about August 10, 1851, landed New Orleans on or about October 1851.
Ollivent, Thomas March 30, 1852 Subject of Victoria, Queen of Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Born May 3, 1816 County of Staffordshire, Kingdom of Great Britain. Emigrated from port of Liverpool about May 10, 1843, arrived New York City in June 1843. Residing in Illinois since about July 15, 1843.
Parks, Thomas October 22, 1856 Subject of reigning Queen of Great Britain and Ireland. Came United States 1849 in his 14th year. Resided since 5 years Illinois and two years Missouri.
Peter, Philip William October 20, 1856 Subject of Duke of Nassau. Came to United States in 1846 in his 16 year and resided in Illinois since.
Peter, August Charles Philip April 27, 1853 Subject of Duke of Nassau.
Peter, August Charles Philip April 26, 1855

Peter, William August 24, 1847 Owe allegiance to Duke of Nassau, belong to the German nation. Born Duchy of Nassau, Germany February 8, 1821. Migrated from port of Bremen, Germany April 25, 1841, landed New York City June 15, 1841. Affidavit of A. Dunlap and J. O. Jones.
Peters, William September 16, 1865 Subject of William, King of Pnipice (?). Age 34 years.
Pridmore, George October 16, 1866 Subject of Great Britain. Over 21 years old, born North Hamptonshire, England. Came America Spring 1856, to Illinois Fall 1856. Enlisted Army as private, Company C, 28 Reg. Illinois Infantry Volunteers August 5, 1861, served until March 15, 1866 when honorably discharged.
Rahilly, John June 24, 1857 Subject of Queen of Great Britain. Native of Ireland, age 30 years. Knox County, Illinois.
Rang, Michael October 20, 1866 Subject of King of Bavaria. Age 45 years. Brown County, Illinois.
Rodewald, Charles October 8, 1853 Subject of the reining prince of Lippe and King of Prussia to which it is attached.
Sargent, James ???? 30, 1848 Subject of Victoria, Queen of Great Britain and Ireland.
Sargent, John May 18, 1866 Subject of Queen of Great Britain and Ireland. Age 50 years.
Schramm, Henry October 16, 1854 Subject of Dutchey of Nassau. Born Manderbech, Dutchey of Nassau, Germany February 5, 1816. Left there April 8, 1851, Landed New York May 21, 1851.
Schultz, Charles July 3, 1862 Subject of King of Prussia. Age 30 years.
Shafer, Peter October 22, 1879 Subject of William, Emperor of Germany. Age 59 years.
Smith, Utten April 8, 1843 Subject of King or Queen of Great Britain.
Stadler, Matthew March 8, 1864 Subject of King of Bavaria. Native of Germany. Van Buren County, Iowa.
Stephenson, William May 7, 1872 Subject of Queen of Great Britain. Age 58 years.
Suess, Henry
April 26, 1853 Subject of Grand Duchey of Baden.
Swissle, John April 29, 1856 Subject of King of Wertemberg. Born February 4, 1828 Alm, Kingdom of Wertemberg, Germany. Emigrated from port of Braman about November 14, 1848, arrived New York City February 1849. Resided in Illinois since September 25, 1853.
Taylor, Duncan July 2, 1860 Subject of Victoria, Queen of Great Britain.
Todhunter, John June 11, 1838 Subject of King of Great Britain and Ireland.
Tremlett, John March 30, 1852 Subject of Victoria, Queen of Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Born on or about March 8, 1824 County of Devonshire, Kingdom of Great Britain. Emigrated from port of London about May 22, 1849, arrived New York City July 1849. Resided in Illinois since about September 20, 1850.
Walker, Stephen November 24, 1854 Subject of Great Britain and Ireland. Born County of Suffolk, England October 17, 1810. Left there February 20, 1850, landed New Orleans April 10, 1850.
Watts, Isaac February 28, 1860 Subject of Victoria, Queen of Great Britain.
Weightman, John February 18, 1854 Subject of government of England. Born March 4, 1822 village of Serlby County of Nottinghamshire, England. Left there September 4, 1848, landed New York October 14, 1848.
Weightman, Thomas October 18, 1852 Subject of Victoria, Queen of Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Born on or about July 26, 1820 County of Nottingham, Kingdom of Great Britain. Emigrated from port of Liverpool about April 14, 1849, arrived New York City in May 1849. Residing in Illinois since October 3, 1850.
Westlake, William May 21, 1860 Subject of Queen Victoria of England.
Wilke, John (Johan) D. November 19, 1849 Belong to German Nation, owe allegiance to Kong of Hanover. Born Kingdom of Hanover on or about February 15, 1799. Migrated from port of Bremen, Kingdom of Prussia on or about April 1, 1832, landed New York City sometime in 1832.
Winter, John March 12, 1850 Owe allegiance to King of Prussia, belong to Prussian Nation. Born Wiesell, Kingdom of Prussia February 23, 1825. Migrate from port of Ress, Kingdom of Prussia on last day of September 1847, landed New Orleans on or about December 1, 1847.
Winterbottom, John April 30, 1857 Subject of Great Britain and Ireland. Born County of Lancashire, England February 4, 1804. Left there August 31, 1849, landed New York September 25, 1849.
Zander, William October 30, 1872 Subject of William of Prussia.





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