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George Geuth Petition for Naturalization

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To the Honorable, the Hudges of the court of Common Pleas, of the County of Lycoming, in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania:

The etition of George Geuth a native of Bombach, Kingdom of Bavaria humbly sheweth:--That your petitioner on the 16th day of May in the year 1851 filed a declaration in the Court of Common Pleas in the County of Lycoming stating on oath that he was born in the year 1818 in Bombach, Kingdom of Bavaria whence he migrated in the year 1846 and had selected the Commonwealth, and to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to every foreign Prince, Potentate, State or Sovereignty whatever, and particularly to Charles Ludwick, King of Bavaria of whom he was a subject.  That more than two years are elapsed wince the making and filing of the above declaration.  That your petitioner hath never borne any hereditary title or been of any of the orders of nobility, and if any such should by means unexpected descent to him, he doth absolutely and entirely renounce the same; that he hath never been heretofore proscribed by any state, or been legally convicted of having joined the army of Great Britain during the late war.  That he is now ready and desirous to take the necessary oaths required by the Act of Congress in such cases provided. Your petitioner therefore prays your honorable court to admit him to become a citizen of the United States and of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  And he will pray &c.

George Geuth


                           George Geuth                          being sworn in open court according to law, doth depose and say, that the facts stated in the above petition are true; and that he was a resident in the United States on the 16th day of May 1846-- and has continued to reside within the same, and for more than one year last past, has resided in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, that he will support the constitution of the United Stated, and that he doth absolutely and enterely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to every foreign prince, potentate, state or sovereignty whatever, and particularly to Charles Ludwick, King of Bavaria of who he was a subject.

Sworn and subscribed, this 27 day

of Aug 1853

I.M. Green Frethy


George Geuth

  Jacob Heisly  being duly affirmed according to law, doth declare and say that he hath known George Geuth the petitioner, above five years last past, during two years of which period he has resided within the commonwealth of Pennsylvania ? and has behaved as a man of good moral character, attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States, and well disposed to the good order ad happiness of the same.
Sworn and subscribed in open court, this

29th day of Aug 1853

I. M. Green Frethy


Jacob Heisly