John Van der Heiden
Declaration of intent to become a citizen.
The document reads:
STATE OF WISCONSIN
Oconto COUNTY, 88.
John Vanderhyden personally came before the subscriber, the
Clerk of the Circuit Court of the County of Oconto, being a Court of Record, and made oath
that he was born in Holland, on or about the year Eighteen hundred
and Twenty one, that he immigrated to the United States and landed in the port of
New York, on or about the month of June, in the year
Eighteen hundred and fifty; that is is bona fide his intention to become a
Citizen of the United States, and to ________ (sever?) forever all allegiance and fidelity to any Foreign
Prince, Potentate, State or Soverignity whatever, and particularly to William
King of Holland, whomof he is a subject,
____bscribed & Sworn to, the Twenty sixth
(of) October, A.D. 1858 John Vanderhyden [John's signature.]
(Joseph Hall?) [clerk's signature] CLERK
I, (Joseph Hall?), clerk of
the Circuit Court in and for the County of Oconto, do hereby
certify that the foregoing is a true copy of a record now in my Office.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed
the Seal of said Court, this twenty sixth day of
October, A.D. 1858.
(Joseph Hall?) CLERK
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