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NATURALIZATIONS

Mahler-535, August Mahler

NameAugust Mahler
Event TypeNaturalization
Event Date9 June 1909
Event PlacePennsylvania, United States
Age31
Birth Date24 November 1877
BirthplaceWittenberg, Germany
Certificate Number5981
Declaration of Intention
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Department of Commerce and Labor

Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization

Division of Naturalization

Declaration of Intention

I, August Mahler, aged 31 years, occupation Farmer, do declare on oath that my personal description is: Color white, complexion light, height 5 feet 9 inches, weight 155 pounds, color of hair brown, color of eyes brown, other visible distinctive marks none; I was born in Wittenberg, Germany, on the 24 day of November, anno Domini 1877; I now reside at Holmesburg, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I emigrated to the United States of America from Bremen, Germany on the vessel Kaiser Wilhelm; my last foreign residence was Wittenberg, Germany. It is my bona fide intention to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, and particuarly to William II, Emporer of Germany, of which I am now a subject; I arrived at the port of New York, in the State of New York, on or about the 25 day of December, anno Domini 1891; 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 permanently reside therein: SO HELP ME GOD.

Signed August Mahler, Subscribed and sworn to before me this 9 day of June, anno Domini 1909, Henry B Robb Clerk of the Circuit Court. By Henry G Liberton, Clerk.

Source"Pennsylvania, Eastern District Petitions for Naturalization, 1795-1931," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGB1-Y6KT : 27 March 2018), August Mahler, 9 Jun 1909; citing Naturalization, Pennsylvania, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1522 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,522,034.


Mahler-535, August Mahler

Petition for NaturalizationTo the Honorable the District Court of United States Eastern District of Pennsylvania
The petition of August Mahler hereby files, respectfuly showeth:

First. My Place of residence is Holmesburg
Second. My occupation is Farmer
Third. I was born on the 24 day of November anno Domini 1877, at Wittenberg, Germany
Fourth. I emigrated to the United States from Bremen, Germany, on or about the 11 day of December anno Domini 1891, and arrived in the United States, at the port of New York on the 25 day of December anno Domini 1891 on the vessel Kaiser Wilhelm
Fifth. I declared by intention to become a citizen of the United States on the 9 day of June anno Domini 1909 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the Circuit Court of the United States
Sixth. I am married. My wife's name is Hannah, she was born in Manchester, England, and now resides with me. I have 3 children, and the name, date and place of birth, and place of residence of each said children is as follows: Marion, 10 March 1902; Florence, 8 January 1903; James, 5 June 1906 born at Holmesburg, lives with me
Seventh. I am not a disbeliever in or opposed to organized government or a member of or affiliated with any organization or body of persons teaching disbelief in or opposed to organized government. I am not a polygamist nor a believer in the practice of polygamy. I am attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States, and it is my intention to become a citizen of the United States and to renounce absolutely and forever all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, and particularly to William II, German Emporer of which at this time I am subject, and it is my intention to reside permanently in the United States.
Eighth. I am able to speak the English language.
Ninth. I have resided continuously in the United States of America for the term of five years at least, immediately preceding the date of this petition, to wit, since the 25 day of December, anno Domini 1891, and in the State of Pennsylvania, continuously next preceding the date of this petition, since the 25 day of December, anno Domini 1891, being a residence within this State of at least one year next preceding the date of this petition.
Signed August Mahler
Declaration of Intention filed this 26 day of March, 1912

AFFIDAVITS OF PETITIONER AND WITNESSES

The aforesaid petitioner being duly sworn, deposes and says the he is the petitioner in the above-entitled proceedings; that he has read the foregoing petition and knows the contents thereof; that the said petition is signed with his full, true name: that the same is true of his own knowledge except as to matters therein stated to be alleged upon information and belief, and that as to those matters he believes to be true. Signed August Mahler
George W Batezel Sr, occupation Farmer, residing at Holmesburg and Albert E Young, occupation plumber, residing at 1629 Foulkrod Street each being severally, duly, and respectively sworn, deposes and says that he is a citizen of the United States of America; that he has personally known August Mahler, the petitioner above mentioned, to have resided in the United States continually immediately preceding the date of filing his petition, since the 1 day of March, anno Domini 1907; and that he has personal knowledge that the said petitioner is a person of good moral character, attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States, and that the petitioner is in every way qualified, in his opinion, to be admitted a citizen of the United States.
Signed George W Batezel
Signed Albert E Young
Subscribed and sworn to before me by the above-named petitioner and witnesses this 16 day of May anno Domini 1912
William W Craig, Clerk,
By Henry E Liberton, Deputy Clerk.
Page 2IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF
August Mahler
TO BE ADMITTED A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Filed 26 March 1912
MEMORANDUM OF CONTINUANCES

Continued from 27 June 1912, Examination deficient
to 27 September 1912, vouchers OK
OATH OF ALLEGIANCE

I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or soveignty, and particularly to William II German Emporer</b> of which I have heretofore been a subject, and that I will support and defend the Consitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; and that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same.
Signed August Mahler, Subscribed and sworn to before me, in open Court, and the seal of the Court affixed this 24 day of September, A. D. <b>1912
Signed Henry B Rook Deputy Clerk

ORDER OF COURT ADMITTING PETITIONER

Upon consideration of the petition of August Mahler, and affidavits in support of the further testimony taken in open Court, it is ordered that the said petitioner, who has taken the oath required by law, be, and hereby is, approved to become a citizen of the United States of America, this 24 day of September, A. D. 1912

Certificate of Naturalization No. 320905, issued on the 24 day of September, A. D. 1912

Source"Pennsylvania, Eastern District Petitions for Naturalization, 1795-1931," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGB1-B7G8 : 27 March 2018), August Mahler, 24 Sep 1912; citing Naturalization, Pennsylvania, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1522 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,522,034.




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