Amanuensis Monday: Declaration of Naturalization for Adam Schimpf

Here are another 'non-family' transcriptions of naturalization records that I found while searching for Franklin County, Ohio. Records. I hope someone might find their relative amongst my research.

Adam Schimpf is a forebearer of Marie A Schimpf (1880 - 1949) who married the son (Spencer Columbus Ranck) of my great-grandaunt Eliza Jane Brown Ranck (1850 - 1900).

Declaration of Intention.
Court of Common Pleas, Franklin County Ohio.

The State of Ohio, Franklin County, SS

Be it remembered that on the 14th day of February of the year eighteen hundred and ____, PERSONALLY APPEARED before me ALBERT B BUTTLES, Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas, within and for said County and State, Adam Schimpf an Alien, a native of Heissen-Darmstadt who being duly sworn according to law, on his oath doth declare and say that it is bona fide his intention to become a citizen of the United States, and to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign Prince, Potentate, State, or Sovereignty, whatever and more particularly all allegiance and fidelity to the Grand Duke of Heissen Darmstadt whose subject he is.

Attest: A B Buttles, Clerk


  1. Thank you so much for sharing this record for Adam Shimpf! I am a descendant of Adam via his son Adam (m. Catharine Thaler), via their daughter Mary A. Schimpf (m. Spencer Columbus Ranck) via their son Orville Dixon Ranck (m. Margaret Kaimburg) via their daughter, my grandmother, Charlene Mae Ranck (m. William Wycinski).
    I can't wait to look into your site further to see what else you've found!

    I don't have much to offer as to family "stories" for these lines but I do have sourced ancestor/descendant material, as well as a few old photos of Spencer Ranck's son, Orville Ranck and his wife Margaret, along with other members of that line.
    So, feel free to contact me if you would like to share/trade info. The photos may only be in-directly related to you but you never know, an 'identified' photo of someone's might help you one day to identify people in your OWN old family photos!

    Thanks again and keep up the great work!
    lhalbig at yahoo dot com
    Kingston, Ohio


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