U.S. Naturalization certificate for Johann Lipke and family
issued in Syracuse on 22 April 1916
[Text transcript of the certificate:]
To be given to the person Naturalized.
States of America
CERTIFICATE OF NATURALIZATION
[form issued by] Department of
Petition, Volume 7, Number 1431
Description of holder:
Age, 48 years; height 5 feet, 5 inches; color, white; complexion, Light;
color of eyes, Gray; color of hair, Brown; visible distinguishing marks, None.
Name, age and place of residence of wife,
Elizabeth, 41 yrs, Syracuse,
Names, ages, and places of residence of minor children,
Helen, 19 yrs., Anna, 18 yrs., John, 17 yrs., Anthony, 9 yrs., Leonard, 3 yrs.,
State of New York )
) ss. [signed] Johann Lipke
Onondaga County. ) (Signature of holder.)
Be it remembered, that Johan Lipke [sic], then residing at
number [blank] Street, Town of Dewitt, State of New York, who previous to his
naturalization was a subject of Germany, having applied to be admitted, a
citizen of the United States of America pursuant to law, and, at a SPECIAL term
of the SUPREME Court of ONONDAGA COUNTY, held at Syracuse, on the 22 day of
April, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and sixteen, the court having
found that the petitioner had resided continuously within the United States for
at least five years, and in this state for at least one year immediately
preceding the date of the filing of his petition, and that said petitioner
intends to reside permanently in the United States, had in all respects
complied with the law in relation thereto, and that he was entitled to be so
admitted, it was thereupon ordered by the said court that he be admitted as a
citizen of the United States of America.
In testimony whereof the seal of said
court is hereunto affixed on the 22 day of April in the year of our Lord
nineteen hundred and sixteen and, of our Independence,
the one hundred and fortieth.
[signed] Charles J. Clarke.
(Official character of attestor.)