Another record of interest to me, that's not fully available online, is naturalization records. I'll admit that I seriously need to learn more about the process but I figured to take my first step.
In looking at my immigrants who became naturalized, the majority of them arrived in Franklin County, Ohio between the years of 1850-1860. With that in mind, I ordered the Declarations of intention 1850-1855 and the Declarations ofintention 1855-1860.
When the films came in, I set off to investigate the following persons. I actually had some notations as to when I suspected they were in Franklin County based on Census records and life events.
|Heinrich Ludwig Mack||1842-1910|
|Karl Friedirch Puesecker||1808-1886|
|Johanna Macke (Puesecker)||1810-1856|
|Karl 'Charles' Puesecker||1835-1915|
|Christian Christopher Hoppe||1818-1881|
|Anna Margareta Karlsberger||1824-1911|
|George Paul Karlsberger||1825-1912|
Upon viewing the first film (years 1850-1855), I noticed that there were no female names. As I posted before, I wonder why that is so. In any case, my list of fourteen suddenly became eleven.
|Declaration for Henry Mack dated 1 Oct 1856|
Declaration of Intention 1850-1855; Ohio. Court of Common Pleas (Franklin County)
Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1962, 1980, 1992
After viewing the second film, I was once again frustrated by what was supposed to be on the film but was not. The final film said it was for the years 1855-1860. They stopped in 1856! Ugh. So many of my individuals come between 1856 and 1860!
In researching this record, I came across only one name that I was looking for (Henry Mack). I found one collateral line name (Strungenburg) on the first film but the rest were on the second film.The individuals I did find are listed as follows:
|Charles||Strungenburg||7 Nov 1852||Hanover|
|Jacob||Fladt||10 Feb 1855||Baden|
|Adam||Schimpf||14 Feb 1855||Hessen Darnistadt|
|William||Gessner||9 Apr 1855||Prussia|
|George||Gessler||5 Aug 1855||Baden|
|William||Webb||11 Apr 1856||England|
|Charles||Boesecker||9 Aug 1856||Hannover|
|Henry||Mack||1 Oct 1856||Hannover|
|Michael||Geisler||11 Oct 1856||Bavaria|
So the next step? Well, that's what I have to figure out. There are not a lot of records available through FamilySearch for the 1850-1860 time period in Franklin County, Ohio. So I could use some suggestions. And for those missing years of 1856-1860, what gives?