PETITION FOR NATURALIZATION (front)
PETITION FOR NATURALIZATION (back, different scale)
(Petition without Previous written Declaration of Intention)
To the Honorable the Judges of the Court of Quarter Sessions of Luzerne County
The petition of (a) Fecko Szczur, an alien, hereby applying to be admitted to become a citizen of the United Stated, respectfully presents:-
1. That his present place of residence is (b) Cleveland St in the township of Plains, county of Luzerne and State of Pennsylvania; and that the names of his proposed witnesses in support of this application, are John Ripon who resides as Wilkes Barre in the County of Luzerne, 131 Coal St and state aforesaid, and Andrew Jacowski who resides as Cleveland St in Township of Plains, county of Luzerne and state aforesaid.
2. That the petitioner was born on the 1 day of July A.D. in the (c) village of Wola Cieklinska in (c) Province of (c) Galicia in the (c) Empire of (c) Austria hungry and is now over twenty-one years of age, to wit, of the age of 31 years.
3. That he arrived in the United States, to wit, at the Port of Philadelphia on the 28 day of Aug A.D. 1892, at which time he was a subject of the (d) Empire of (d) Austria Hungry UNDER the age of eighteen years, and that he has not since acquired citizenship under any other government.
4. That he has never born any hereditary title, or been of any of the orders of nobility of the kingdom or state from which he came, (e) He has not
5. That no court of the United States or of any of the States thereof, has ever refused, upon application of the petitioner, to admit him to become a citizen of the United States (f) They have not
6. That he has for the continued term of five years at least preceding the time of making this application, and ever since his arrival at age of twenty-one, actually resided within the United States of America and not elsewhere, and within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the continued term of one year at least: and the during all of the said continued term of five years, he has constantly 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 and happiness of the same.
7. That for the continued term of two years next preceding the date of making this application, it has been and now is the bona fide intention of the petitioner to become a citizen of the United States, and to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state or sovereignty, particularly to Empire of Austria Hungry of which he has been a subject.
8. That he does not believe in, nor is he opposed to all organized government, nor is he a member of or affiliated with any organization entertaining or teaching such beliefs; nor does he advocate or teach the duty, necessity, or propriety of the unlawful assaulting or killing of any office or officials; either specific individuals or officials generally, of the government of the United States or of any other organized government, because of their official character, and the said petitioner further declares that he has not violated any of the provisions of the Act of Congress, approved March 3, 1903, entitled "An Act to Regulate the Immigration of Aliens into the United States."
The Petitioner therefore prays that he may be admitted to become a citizen of the United States, and he will ever pray, & c.
James Shea (signed, not very legible)
x Fecko Szczur (signed)
Luzerne County, ss:
Fecko Szczur the petitioner above named, being duly sworn according to law, desposes and says, that the several facts set forth in the foregoing petition are true and correct.
Sworn and subscribed before me this 21 day of April A.D. 1906
Reese Lloyd Clerk DS (signed)
x Fecko Szczur (signed)
(Note:- The blanks on the following page are not to be filled up and signed nor are the affidavits in accordance therewith to to be taken, until the court hears the evidence and passes upon the petition, and when such affidavits are made the parties must be before the court.)