Transcribed from Declaration of Intention & Petitions for Naturalization 13th Judicial District, Elk County, Kansas, 1912-1924 by Kaye Watkins.


Declaration of Intention

and

Petitions for Naturalization


13th Judicial District
Elk County, Kansas
1912-1924

COMPILER'S NOTES

The Elk County Courthouse, Howard, Kansas, burned in 1906 destroying many records. It is not known how many Declaration of Intentions and Final Naturalization records were destroyed, but the following is all that remains in the offices of The Register of Deeds, Elk County Courthouse, Howard, KS.

Copies may be obtained by writing to The Register of Deeds office.

Neva Walter,
Register of Deeds
Elk County Kansas
P.O. Box 476
Howard, KS 67349

CODE
NAME: Name of Applicant
OCC: Occupation
AGE: Age at time of Declaration
PHY DESC: Physical description
MARKS: Any distinguishing marks
PLB: Place of birth
DOB: Date of birth
RES: Residence at time of Declaration
EF: Emigrated from
VES: Vessel
LFR: last Foreign residence
POA: Place of arrival
DATE: Date of arrival
WRITE: able to write
DOI: Date of Declaration of Intention
REMARKS: Statements that applicant might have made

DECLARATION OF INTENTION

1.
NAME: R. S. Gimia
OCC: Day Laborer
AGE: 23
PHY DESC: White; Light Complexion; 5'9", 180 lbs; Brown hair, Blue eyes
MARKS: none
PLB: Rusi, Bulgaria
DOB: December 25,1889
RES: Moline, Elk Co. KS
EF: Bulgaria
VES: not known, sailed from Bremen, Germany
LFR: Rusi, Bulgaria
POA: Philadelphia
DATE: June 1911
WRITE: signed name
DOI: November 1,1912
REMARKS: none listed on, Declaration

2.
NAME: Charles Vick (See No. 18 entry)
OCC: Fanner
AGE: 38
PHY DESC: White; Light Ccmplexion; 5'9", l50lbs; Brown hair, Blue eyes
MARKS: none
PLB: Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Germany
DOB: September 12, 1874
RES: Moline, Elk Co. Ks
EF: Mecklenburg-Schwerin Germany
VES: Passenger Steamer "Lessing"
LFR: Mecklenburg-Schwerin Germany
POA: New York
DATE: November 10,1884
WRITE: signed
DOI: November 26,1912
REMARKS: none listed on Declaration

3.
NAME: John William Vick (See No. 8 entry)
OCC: Farmer
AGE: 35
PHY DESC: White; Light Complexion; 5'9", 190lbs, Light hair, Blue eyes
MARKS: Heavy set
PLB: Mecklenburg-Schwerin Germany
DOB: March 19,1877
RES: Howard, Elk Co. Ks
EF: Mecklenburg-Schwerin Germany
VES: Passenger Steamer "Lessing"
LFR: Mecklenburg-Schwerin Germany
POA: New York
DATE: November 10,1884
WRITE: signed name
DOI: February 1,1913
REMARKS: none listed on Declaration

4.
NAME: Bernhardt H. Vick (See No.7 entry)
OCC: Painter
AGE: 33
PHY DESC: White; Fair Complexion; 5'7", 175lbs, Sandy hair, Grey eyes
MARKS: none
PLB: Mecklenburg-Schwerin Germany
DOB: February 27,1880
RES: Moline, Elk Co. KS
EF: Mecklenburg Schwerin Germany
VES: Passenger Steamer "Lessing"
LFR: Mecklenburg-Schwerin Germany
POA: New York
DATE: November 10,1884
WRITE: signed name
DOI: March 25,1913
REMARKS: none listed on Declaration

5.
NAME: Geroge Sumer Clark
OCC: Farmer
AGE: 35
PHY DESC: White; Light Complexion; 6', 210lbs, Black hair, Grey eyes
MARKS: Rather portly
PLB: Longton, Elk Co. KS
DOB: February 3,1879
RES: Longton, KS
EF: Therian(?), Alberta Canada
VES: Great Northern Railroad
LFR: Edson, Alberta Canada
POA: Minneapolis, M.
DATE: August 22,1914
WRITE: signed name
DOI: November 11,1914
REMARKS: Stated he was a Naturalized subject of Canada

6.
NAME: Charles Harry Clark
OCC: Brakeman-Railroad
AGE: 24
PHY DESC: White; Light Complexion; 5'10", 161bs, Black hair, Gray eyes
MARKS: none
PLB: Longton, Elk Co. KS
DOB: December 2,1889
RES: Chanute, KS
EF: Edson, Alberta Canada
VES: Great Northern Railroad
LFR: Edson, Alberta Canada
POA: Minneapolis, MN
DATE: August 22,1914
WRITE: signed name
DOI: November 11,1014
REMARKS: none listed

7.
NAME: Bernhardt H. Vick (See No.4 entry)
OCC: Painter
AGE: 35
PHY DESC: White; Fair Complexion; 5'7", l75lbs, Sandy hair, Gray eyes
MARKS: none
PLB: Mechlenburg-Schwerin Germany
DOB: February 27,1880
RES: Moline, Elk Co. KS
EF: Mechlenburg-Schwerin Germany
VES: Passenger Steamer "Lessing"
LFR: Mechlenburg-Schwerin Germany
POA: New York
DATE: November 10,1884
WRITE: signed name
DOI: February 20,1915
REMARKS: none listed on Declaration

8.
NAME: John William Vick (See No.3 entry)
OCC: Farmer
AGE: 39
PHY DESC: White; Light Complexion, 5'9", 1901bs; Light hair, Blue eyes
MARKS: heavy set
PLB: Mechlenburg-Schwerin Germany
DOB: March 19,1877
RES: Howard, Elk Co. KS
EF: Hamburg,, Germany
VES: Stearmer ship "Lessing"
LFR: Mechlenburg-Schwerin Germany
POA: New York
DATE: November 10,1884
WRITE: signed name
DOI: November 16,1916
REMARKS: none listed on Declaration

9.
NAME: Henry Bolz
OCC: Farmer
AGE: 40
PHY DESC: White; Med Dark Complex, 5'5", 162 lbs, Med Dark hair, Blue eyes
MARKS: heavy set
PLB: Barnstedt, Germany
DOB: March 5,1876
RES: Howard, Elk Co. KS
EF: Hamburg, Germany
VES: didn't reall name of ship
LFR: Barnstedt, Germany
POA: New York
DATE: May 30,1882
WRITE: signed name
DOI: February 19,1917
REMARKS: Wife's name: Florence Bolz, Native American

10.
NAME: Samuel George Luke (See No. 11 entry)
OCC: Fanner
AGE: 27
PHY DESC: White; Fair Complexion, 5'6", 148lbs, Black. hair, light brwn eyes
MARKS: none
PLB: County Enterim, Ireland
DOB: July 1,1889
RES: Severy, KS
EF: Belfast, Ireland
VES: Lake Erie
LFR: Ehoghill, Ireland
POA:
DATE:
WRITE:
DOI: June 8, 1917
REMARKS: SPOILED DOCUMENT (See No. 10 entry)

11.
NAME: Samuel George Luke (See No. 10 entry)
OCC: Farmer
AGE: 27
PHY DESC: White ;Fair Complexion, 5'6", 148lbs, Black hair, light brwn eyes
MARKS: none
PLB: County Enterim, Ireland
DOB: July 1,1889
RES: Severy, KS
EF: St Clair, Minitoba, Canada
VES: Soo Line Railroad
LFR: St. Clair, Manitoba, Canaday
POA: St. Paul, MN
DATE: November 22,1916
WRITE: signed his name
DOI: June 8,1917
REMARKS: Wife's name Bernice Luke

12.
NAME: John W. Gibbon
OCC: Lumber dealer
AGE: 60
PHY DESC: White; Dark Complexion, 5'6", 140lbs, Brown hair, Brown eyes
MARKS: large knuckle on 2nd finger of right hand
PLB: West Hartelpool, England
DOB: September 17,1857
RES: Howard, Elk Co. KS
EF: England
VES: Batavia
LFR: England
POA: New York
DATE: September 27,1870
WRITE: signed his name
DOI: August 28,1918
REMARKS: none listed on Declaration

13.
NAME: Edward Jacob Stauffer
OCC: Farmer
AGE: 34
PHY DESC: White; Light Complexion, 5'11 1/2", 150lbs, Light Brwn hair, Blue eyes
MARKS: Long fingers w/large knuckle @ 2nd joint, both hands
PLB: Cambridge, Kansas
DOB: September 15,1883
RES: RFD 1, Grenola, Ks
EF: Didsbury, Canada
VES: Railroad
LFR: Didsbury, Canada
POA: Port of North Dakota
DATE: December 17,1909
WRITE: signed name
DOI: September 6,1918
REMARKS: none listed on Declaration

14.
NAME: Oscar Julius Hollin (could be Hallin) (See No. 19 entry)
OCC: Farmer
AGE: 39
PHY DESC: White; Light Complexion, 5'4", l50lbs, Lt Brown hair, Blue eyes
MARKS: indented scar on left wrist
PLB: Hjalteby, Sweden
DOB: September 23,1879
RES: Paw Paw Twp. Elk Co. KS
EF: Gothenborg, Sweden
VES: Baltic
LFR: Hjalteby, Sweden
POA: New York
DATE: last day of Mrch 1906
WRITE: signed name
DOI: December 6, 1918
REMARKS: none listed on Declaration

15.
NAME: Minnie Sophia Henrietta Freas Vick
OCC: Housewife
AGE: 68
PHY DESC: White; Fair complexion, 5', 100lbs, Brown hair, Blue eyes
MARKS: Dimple scar under left side of chin
PLB: Meklenburg-Schwerin Germany
DOB: October 14,1859
RES: Moline, Elk Co. KS
EF: Germany
VES: Steamer, "Lessing"
LFR: Mecklenburg-Schwerin Germany
POA: New York
DATE: November 10,1884
WRITE: signed name
DOI: December 17,1918
REMARKS: none listed on Declaration

16.
NAME: Carl Erik Vilen
OCC: Student (intend teaching)
AGE: 20
PHY DESC: Qhite; Fair Complexion, 5'3", 121lbs, Brown hair, Blue eyes
MARKS: scar under hair 3' above left ear
PLB: Gothenburg, Sweden
DOB: April 10,1898
RES: Paw Paw twp. Severy, Ks (mailing address)
EF: Gothenburg, Sweden
VES: Oscar II
LFR: Gothenburg, Sweden
POA: Hoboken, New Jersey
DATE: January 28,1915
WRITE: signed name
DOI: January 21,1919
REMARKS: none listed on Declaration

17.
NAME: Gosta Harald Vilen
OCC: Cartoonist
AGE: 21
PHY DESC: White; Light complexion, 5'7", 149lbs, Light hair, Blue eyes
MARKS: forepart. of hair almost "hight balance hight"
PLB: Gothenborgh, Sweden
DOB: April 29,1899
RES: Severy, Kansas, rural district
EF: Copenhagen
VES: Oscar II
LFR: Gothenborgh, Sweden
POA: Port Hoboken, New Jersey
DATE: January 28, 1915
WRITE: signed name
DOI: January 28, 1915
REMARKS: "I am not married"

18.
NAME: Charles Vick (See No. 2 entry)
OCC: Farmer
AGE: 46
PHY DESC:White; Fair ccmplexion, 5'9", 146lbs, Light hair, Blue eyes
MARKS: none
PLB: Mechlenburg-Schwerin Germany
DOB: September 12, 1874
RES: near Moline, KS
EF:
VES: Lessing
LFR: Ribnitz, Mechlenburg-Schwerin Germany
POA: New York
DATE: November 10,1884
WRITE: signed name
DOI: February 15,1921
REMARKS: none listed on Declaration 19.

19.
NAME: Oscar Julius Johanson (See No. 14 entry)
OCC: Farmer
AGE: 41
PHY DESC: White; Light complexion, 5'4", 150lbs, Lt Brown hair, Blue eyes
MARKS: indented scar on left wrist
PLB: Hjalteby, Sweden
DOB: September 23, 1879
RES: Severy, Ks
EF: Gothenborg, Sweden
VES: Campania
LFR: Hjalteby,, Sweden
POA: New York
DATE: February 24, 1902
WRITE: signed name
DOI: May 7, 1921
REMARKS: none given on Declaration

20.
NAME: Mark Garnet McIntosh
OCC: Clergyman
AGE: 29
PHY DESC: White; Fair complexion, 5'7", 150lbs, Red hair, Brown eyes
MARKS: Scar on right eyebrow
PLB: Dresden, Ontario, Canada
DOB: December 12, 1892
RES: Moline,, Elk Co. KS
EF: Ontario, Canada
VES: Ferry to Port Huron, Michigan
LFR: Dresden, Ontario, Canada
POA: Port Huron, Michigan
DATE: January 1, 1894
WRITE: signed name
DOI: January 23, 1922
REMARKS: none given on Declaration

21.
NAME: Patrick Joseph Maloney
OCC: Clergyman
AGE: 46
PHY DESC: White; Fair complexion, 5'10", 180lbs, Grayish hair, Gray eyes
MARKS: none
PLB: Bodyke(sic), County Claire Ireland
DOB: April 20,1876
RES: Moline, Elk Co. KS
EF: Bodyke, County Claire Ireland
VES:
LFR: Bodyke, County Claire Ireland
POA: New York
DATE: September 15,1901
WRITE: signed name
DOI: January 10,1923
REMARKS: None given on Declaration

22.
NAME: Hilma Lovisa Johanson
OCC: Housewife
AGE: 45
PHY DESC: White; Light complexion, 5'5", 135lbs, Light hair, Blue eyes
MARKS: none
PLB: Elk County, KS
DOB: February 16,1878
RES: Paw Paw twp. Elk Co. KS near Severy, KS
EF: -
VES: -
LFR: -
POA: -
DATE: -
WRITE: signed name
DOI: June 15,1923
REMARKS: married Oscar J. Johanson March 4,1914, a subject of Sweden

23.
NAME: Axel Emanuel Anderson
OCC: locomotive Engineer
AGE: 32
PHY DESC: White; Light complexion,, 5'11", 196lbs, Light hair, Blue eyes
MARKS: none
PLB: Linkoping, Sweden
DOB: September 19,1891
RES: Moline, Elk Co. Ks
EF: Malmo, Sweden
VES: Canada
LFR: Linkoping, Sweden
POA: Port Huron, Michigan
DATE: February 11, 1911
WRITE: signed name
DOI: September 28, 1923
REMARKS:None given on Declaration

PETITIONS FOR NATURALIZATION

1. Spoiled 2. NAME: David Egan 3. NAME: Charles Vick 4. NAME: John Wm. Vick-Document spoiled 5. Spoiled document 6. NAME: John William Vick 7. NAME: Oscar Julius Hallin 8. Name: Minnie Sophia Henrietta Frease Vick 9. Spoiled

10. Name: Carl Erik Vilen

11. Spoiled

12. Name: John William Vick

13. Charles Vick 14. Name: Oscar Julius Johanson 15. Hilma Lovisa Hallin 16. Edward Jacob Stauffer 17. Name: Mark Garnet McIntosh

Transcribed from Declaration of Intention & Petitions for Naturalization 13th Judicial District, Elk County, Kansas, 1912-1924 by Kaye Watkins.


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