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[C. J. Nelin's Order of Final Naturalization]

Description: Order of Final Naturalization by the District Court of San Saba County, Texas, entered on 1891-12-12, admitting Carl John Nelin to citizenship after a determination by the court that he has satisfied all residence requirements, demonstrated good moral character and a dedication to the principles of the United States, has sworn to support the Constitution of the United States, and has renounced allegiance to the King of Sweeden (sic.) and all other foreign powers.
Date: 2000
Creator: Marcott, Ruth Nelin
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

[C. J. Nelin's Declaration of Intention]

Description: Photocopy of Carl John Nelin's declaration to become a citizen of the United States, his statement of birthplace to be Nenike, Sweden, and his renunciation of allegiance to a foreign power, in particular the King of Sweden, along with the district clerk's certification and official filing information.
Date: 2000
Creator: Marcott, Ruth Nelin
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

[Summary of Passenger Information for the S.S. ADRIATIC]

Description: A summary of all passenger information gleaned by Cecil R. Nelin during his search, showing that there were 549 passengers aboard the S.S. ADRIATIC, with 33 of them being lodged in saloons, or cabins, and the other 516 (including his father, Carl J. Nelin) in steerage.
Date: 2000
Creator: Marcott, Ruth Nelin
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

Biography of Nelin + Johnson Families

Description: Biographical accounts about Carl John Nelin and P. N. Johnson by Dalmer E. Nelin, Carl John Nelin's widow and P. N. Johnson's daughter, who, during her 83rd year, observes that both men had come to America expecting to find a "pot of gold" in a "land of milk and honey."
Date: [1958..2000]
Creator: Marcott, Ruth Nelin
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

[Request for Information about C. J. Nelin's Arrival in America]

Description: Cecil R. Nelin's notes regarding information he needs concerning Carl J. Nelin's arrival from Sweden into the United States, stapled to an Order for Copies of Ship Passenger Arrival Records, mailed 1989-06-12 by Cecil Ray Nelin to the National Archives Trust Fund to confirm Carl J. Nelin's arrival in New York, N. Y., on 1881-05-28.
Date: 1989~
Creator: Marcott, Ruth Nelin
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

[C. J. Nelin's Order of Final Naturalization]

Description: A partial list or Manifest for the S.S. ADRIATIC, signed by J. W. Jennings, Master, after the ship arrived at the Port of New York, N.Y., on 1881-05-28 lists 29-years-old Carl J. Nelin as a steerage passenger along with many other Swedish emigrants and shows his occupation as "Laborer."
Date: May 28, 1881
Creator: Marcott, Ruth Nelin
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

[August Young's Declaration of Intention, 1918]

Description: Photocopy of August Young's sworn Declaration of Intention (filed in the McCulloch County District Court) to become a United States citizen, containing his renunciation of loyalty to any foreign power, in particular the King of Sweden, and recitation of his arrival from Jonkaping, Sweden to the port of New York in the State of New York aboard a White Star Line vessel on 1889-02-16 and his present marriage to Annie Young, who was born in Sweden.
Date: August 1918
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

[August Young's Oath of Allegiance and Order Admitting to Citizenship, 1923]

Description: Photocopy of August Young's Oath of Allegiance presented to the McCulloch County District Court, in which he renounces allegiance to any foreign power, particularly to the King of Sweden, before swearing allegiance to the United States, together with the Order that admits him to citizenship.
Date: March 27, 1923
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

The Journey from Sweden to America

Description: Booklet discussing the history of the Blomstrom family from their time in Sweden to their arrival in America. It includes photographs and illustrations of the family, as well as the coat of arms for Laurentz Blomstom; also included are genealogy lists and family histories.
Date: 2005~
Creator: Blomstrom, Helen Spiers
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

"The History of East Sweden" - By Diane Johnson

Description: Copy of an essay written by Diane Johnson, depicting the journey of Swedish immigrants, Charles Conard and Mina (Gustafson) Johnson, to the East Sweden area in 1887, where they, and other Swedish immigrants, played important roles in the development of a thriving community.
Date: 1950
Creator: Johnson, Diane
Partner: McCulloch County Historical Commission

Travis County Naturalization Records: Naturalization Record

Description: Recorded copies of orders issued by county court granting citizenship to aliens from 1892-1893 and 1896-1902, showing case number, name of ex parte (alien), judgment of court granting citizenship, and signatures of clerk and presiding judge. Arranged chronologically by date recorded. Referenced in Index to Naturalization Records of Travis County.
Date: 1892/1902
Creator: Travis County (Tex.). Clerk's Office.
Partner: Travis County Clerk’s Office

Travis County Naturalization Records: Petition and Record

Description: Record of final action taken by county court on petitions for citizenship by aliens who have previously filed declaration of intention, including: a) Declarations of intention to become citizen, showing declaration number; court of jurisdiction; county; name, age, occupation, personal description, place of birth, date of birth, and present address of alien; country from which alien emigrated; name of vessel on which alien arrived or character of conveyance or name of transportation company if alien arrived by means other than vessel; alien's last foreign residence; name of foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty to which alien renouncing allegiance; port and date of arrival in United States; statement that alien not an anarchist or a polygamist or believer in practice of the latter; signature of alien making declaration; date sworn and subscribed; and signature of court clerk or deputy. b) Petitions for naturalization, showing petition number; court; date of petition; name, residence, occupation, date and place of birth of alien; place of departure; date of emigration; date and port of arrival in United States; name of ship in which arrival made (or mode of transportation, if not by ship); marital status of alien; name of spouse (if married); date and place of birth of spouse; name, date of birth, place of birth, and residence of each child; and signature of alien. c) Affidavits of two witnesses as to character of alien, showing name of affiant; name of alien; statement of number of years of acquaintance with alien, of alien's residence in United States for five years and in Texas for one year preceding date of application, and of alien's behavior as person of good moral character; signature of affiant; and clerk's attestation. d) oaths of allegiance, including statement of oath, date oath administered, and signature of alien. e) Orders of court ...
Date: 1904/1906
Creator: Travis County (Tex.). Clerk's Office.
Partner: Travis County Clerk’s Office

Travis County Naturalization Records: Petition and Record

Description: Record of final action taken by county court on petitions for citizenship by aliens who have previously filed declaration of intention, including: a) Petitions for naturalization, showing petition number; court; date of petition; name, residence, occupation, date and place of birth of alien; place of departure; date of emigration; date and port of arrival in United States; name of ship in which arrival made (or mode of transportation, if not by ship); marital status of alien; name of spouse (if married); date and place of birth of spouse; name, date of birth, place of birth, and residence of each child; and signature of alien. b) Oaths of allegiance, including statement of oath, date oath administered, and signature of alien. Arranged chronologically by date recorded; indexed in file. Referenced in Index to Naturalization Records of Travis County.
Date: 1906/1907
Creator: Travis County (Tex.). Clerk's Office.
Partner: Travis County Clerk’s Office

[Photograph of Ludwig Börne Statue Inscription]

Description: Photograph of an inscription, on the side of a bronze statue of Ludwig Börne, taken from an upward angle. Part of the inscription at the bottom is cut off at the edge of the photo. The first paragraph mentions that Mr. Börne inspired other Germans to come to Texas, and that Boerne, Texas is named after him. The base of the statue and a grassy lawn are partially visible to the left of the statue. There are handwritten notes about the photo on the back.
Date: 1995
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

Travis County Naturalization Records: Record of Declaration of Intention

Description: Notices filed by aliens from 1887 to 1902 in Travis County, declaring intention to become citizens of the United States, showing declaration number; court of jurisdiction; county; name, age, occupation, personal description, place of birth, date of birth, and present address of alien; country from which alien emigrated; name of vessel on which alien arrived or character of conveyance or name of transportation company if alien arrived by means other than vessel; alien's last foreign residence; name of foreign prince, potentate, state or sovereignty to which alien renouncing allegiance; port and date of arrival in United States; statement that alien not an anarchist or polygamist or believer in practice of latter; signature of alien making declaration; date sworn and subscribed; and signature of court clerk or deputy. Arranged chronologically by date filed. Referenced in Index to Naturalization Records of Travis County.
Date: 1887/1902
Creator: Travis County (Tex.). Clerk's Office.
Partner: Travis County Clerk’s Office

The Journey To Boerne, 4th Printing

Description: Booklet of the history of Boerne, Texas, including its founding members' immigration to the area and the development of Kendall County. The inside cover of the booklet has a road map of the area surrounding Boerne, Texas.
Date: 2007
Creator: Edmonds, Bettie
Partner: Patrick Heath Public Library

Interview with Josh and Doris Owusu, 1985

Description: A videorecording of an interview with Josh and Doris Owusu, from Ghana, West Africa, conducted by Dr. Gary McCaleb of Abilene Christian University in 1985. The couple discuss their time in Ghana and their move to the United States.
Date: 1985
Creator: Owusu, Josh; Owusu, Doris & McCaleb, Gary
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

Historic Plaque, Elise Waerekskjold

Description: Photograph of a historic plaque in Hamilton, Texas. It reads: "Elise Waerekskjold, (Home 3 blocks W; Grave 6 Blocks NW). Influential early promoter of Norwegian Emigration to Texas: Born Elise Tvede in 1815. In 1846, after John Reiersen migrated to Texas to found the first Norwegian settlement in the state, she became editor of his periodical "Norway and Texas". Through her articles, many were inspired to move here. In 1847 she, too, moved to Texas, and resided in both Van Zandt County and Hamilton County. She married Wilhelm Waerenskjold. Often they welcomed grateful newcomers into their home. Here she helped preserve the history of her people. Died 1895. (1968)"
Date: March 1, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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Partner: UNT Libraries

The Cabin Book; or, Sketches of Life in Texas.

Description: This is an English translation of the German text, which is a historical novel about the creation of the Republic of Texas. It consists of a series of sketches that depict the new Republic of Texas as a land of opportunity for immigrants.
Date: 1844
Creator: Sealsfield, Charles, 1793-1864
Partner: UNT Libraries

Andrew Jensen's Declaration of Intention

Description: Declaration of Intention given to Andrew Jensen from the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization. Signed in the county of Matagorda, the document declares Andrew's intention to become a natural citizen of the United States. It renounces his citizenship in Denmark and the King Frederick VIII. An embossed seal can be seen on the bottom left corner.
Date: May 27, 1910
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

Andrew Jensen's Naturalization Papers

Description: Certificate of naturalization provided to Andrew Jensen after he became a citizen of the United States. Some biographical information is provided as well as additional standard signatures and bureaucratic fine print. There are two stamps on the back of the certificate, both of which appear to be written in Danish.
Date: June 1, 1918
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Certificate of Naturalization]

Description: Certificate of naturalization given to Helvig Jensen Berndt by the United States Department of Commerce and Labor. A black and white illustration of an eagle emblem is at the very top, flanked by the title of the document. The text on the page gives the names of Helvig's children and wife as well as a short physical description of Helvig. There is hand-written text on the back of the document which reads, "H. J. Berndt is U. S. Citizen since May 4, 1908."
Date: May 4, 1908
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society