Roane County Naturalizations 1810-1900
Compiled by Robert L. Bailey

JOHN ABBOTT ADAMS . . . 24 Jun 1845 . . . native of Devonshire in the Kingdom in Great Britton . . . emigrated to the U.S. in 1814 and resided in Roane County the last 21 years . . . resided previous to that in the neighborhood of Nathes . . . profession was of a farmer. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 6, page 228.

MAX HENRY ANDREAL (ANDNUE) . . . 3 Nov 1856 . . .native of Bavaria . . .resident of United States about nine years & nine months . . .resident of Roane County about eight & a half years. . . he is about twenty years of age. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 9, page 389, 390.

MARK BILZ (BIFZ?) . . . 28 Feb 1854 . . . native of Denmark . . . from the testimony of Hamilton GRAY, William LITTLETON & Jesse MATLOCK he has resided in Roane County for more than five years. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 8, page 486.

CHARLES BISPLINGHOFF . . . 7 Mar 1859 . . . declaration filed 3 Mar 1856 . . . native of Prussia . . . from testimony Samuel L. CHILDRESS and Hamilton GRAY that he had resided in the State of Tennessee for the last five years. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 9, page 289; Volume 10, page 249, 250.

HENRY BISPLINGHOFF . . .30 Jun 1857 . . .declaration filed 30 Oct 1851 . . . he was about 29 years of age in 1851 . . . native of Kingdom of Prussia . . . from the testimony of Hamilton GRAY & John B. WALLER that he had resided in Tennessee for the last five years. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 8, pages 235; Volume 9, page 530.

FREDERICK BOWERS . . . Declaration: 5 Mar 1860; Certificate: 10 Mar 1866 . . . native of Denmark . . . aged forty years . . . from testimony of Robert MARNEY and Richard BURNS he has resided in Roane County for more than fifteen years. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 10, page 463; Circuit Minutes, Volume 11, page 520.

GEORGE HENRY BUSH (FERGEN H. BUSCH) . . . 28 Feb 1854 . . . native of Holstein, Germany . . . from testimony of Hamilton GRAY, William LITTLETON & Jesse MATLOCK he has resided in Roane County for more than five years. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 8, page 291, 486.

WILLIAM CAJAN(?) . . . 7 Nov 1865 . . . native of Great Brittain . . . from testimony of William A. ELDRIDGE and John J. WEST he had resided in Roane County for more than five years. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 11, page 236.

WILLIAM CAJAN . . . 3 Mar 1860 . . . native of Ireland . . . resident of United States for more than nine years . . . resident of Tennessee for some six years . . .resident of Roane County for one year. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 10, page 462.

FREDERICK CAPPES . . . 8 Nov 1859 . . . native of Prussia . . . from testimony of David WEIR and David G. TAYLOR that he had resided in the State of Tennessee for more than three years and that at the time of his arrival in the United States he was a minor under the ages of twenty one years. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 10, page 450, 451.


JOHN P. CLOTWORTHY . . . 4 Nov 1868 . . . filed his declaration in the court of Common Pleas of Alleghaney Co., PA . . . from the testimony of Wm. McKINNEY and E.J. BROOKS he has been a resident of the United States for more than five years and more than one year in Tennessee. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 13, page 97.

JOHN DAHLSTRON . . . 18 Aug 1894 . . . along with him Wm. PIERCE and Jacob FRITTS who being duly sworn deposed and said that they were well acquainted in the United States for more than five years and resided in Tennessee for more than one year. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 23, page 343.

WILLIAM S. DAVIS . . .23 Aug 1870 . . . forty five years of age . . .native of Monmothshire(?) Wales . . .emigrated to the United States in April 1865 . . . resided in Tennessee for eighteen months last past. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 13, page 406.

LEONARD GILES DRESH . . . 27 Feb 1850 . . . native of Markt Steft Kingdom of Bavaria . . . resident of the U.S. about 10 months . . . resident of Roane about 9 months . . . age about 24 years. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 7, page 324.

HUGH DUNLAP . . . 11 Sep 1813 . . . native of Ireland . . . resident of Roane County . . . resided in U.S. previous to & since the year 1797. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 1, 11 Sep 1813, no page numbers.

GERHARD L. EBBIN . . . 27 Oct 1852 . . . native of Holland . . . resided in U.S. 5 years . . . resident of Tennessee about 3 years. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 8, page 315.

JOHN EBBEN . . . 5 July 1858 . . . native of Holland . . . resident of United States about the and a half years . . . resided in Roane County about eight years . . .he is about thirty seven years of age. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 10, page 114.

THOMAS R. EVANS . . . 4 Nov 1868 . . . he was born in Wales in the Kingdom of Great Brittain on the 14th day of March 1843 . . .he came to made his domicil in the United States on 2 Apr 1864 and he has resided ever since and in the state of Tennessee since 23 Mar 1868. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 13, page 93.

MICHAEL FLEMING . . . Declaration: 5 Mar 1860; Certificate: 9 Mar 1865. . . native of Ireland . . . resident of United States for some fifteen or sixteen years . . . resident of Tennessee for some six years . . . resident of Roane County for three years . . . from the testimony of John J. WEST and Wm. A. ELDRIDGE that he had resided in Roane County for more than five years. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 10, page 462; Circuit Minutes, Volume 11, page 275.

HENRY WILLIAM FRANKE . . . 5 July 1860 . . .native of Saxony . . .on 29 Mar 1855 he filed his declaration of intention to become a citizen . . . in the court of common pleas for the city & county of Philadelphia, PA . . . from the testimony of Alexander SMITH & Amos RAYBURN that he resided in Roane County for about five years. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 10, page 562.

CHARLES FREITAG . . . 3 Nov 1855 . . .declaration filed 16 Jan 1852 in the Court of Common Pleas for the city and county of New York . . . native of Saxe Attenberg . . . from the testimony of Ferdinand GUETTNER and Charles Julin GERTH resided in Tennessee and United States last five years. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 9, page 285.

CHARLES F. GERTH. . . 26 Oct 1853 . . . native of Attenburg, Dukedom of Sax (sic) Attenburg . . . resident of U.S. about 3 years 2 months . . . resident of Roane County about 3 years . . . Age about 45 years. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 8, page 438.

CHARLES JULIN GERTH . . . 1 Nov 1855 . . .declaration filed 26 Oct 1853 . . . native of Saxe Attenberg . . . from testimony of Freemorton YOUNG and A.H. CROWDER he had resided in Roane County for the last five years . . . his is about forty five years of age. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 8, page 438; Volume 9, page 268.

EDWARD GOETZ . . . 31 Oct 1851 . . . native of Baden . . . resident of Tennessee 5 years. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 8, page 236.

LOUIS GOLDMAN . . .14 Aug 1889 . . . he was born in Russia on 1 July 1868 . . .he resided there until 15 Jan 1887 when he came to the United States . . . he has been living un Roane County since April 1889. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 20, page 420.

ROSA GOTTINES(?) . . . 24 Oct 1849 . . . native of Munich, Kingdom of Bavaria . . . resident of U.S. about four months and a half . . . She is about 48 years old. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 7, page 258.

THOMAS GRIFFITHS, JR. . . . 23 Aug 1870 . . . he is twenty six years old . . . native of the part of the Kingdom of Great Britain called Pembrokshire in Wales . . . he emigrated to the United States in June 1869. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 13, page 405.

THOMAS GRIFFITHS, SR. . . . 23 Aug 1870 . . . fifty six years of age . . . native of Pembrokshire Co. Wales . . .emigrated to the United States in June 1869 . . . resident of Tennessee fourteen months. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 13, page 407.

FREDERIC CHARLES GROSS . . . 28 Oct 1850 . . . native of the Kingdom of Saxony in Europe . . . resident of the U.S. six months. . . resident of Roane County five months . . . age about 21. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 8, page 52.

ALBERT GUENTHER . . . 24 Oct 1853 . . . native of Saxony . . . resident of U.S. about 5 years. . . resident of Roane County about 5 years. . . Age about 28 years. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 8, page 415.

AUGUST BERNHARD HACKER . . . 28 Feb 1854 . . . native of Saxony . . . testimony of George L. GILLESPIE & Constentine BONZE he has resided in Roane County for more than five years. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 8, page 487.

WILLIAM HARRIS . . . 4 Nov 1868 . . . he was born in Wales in the Kingdom of Great Brittain on the 5th day of March 1846 and he is now twenty two years of age . . . he came to and made his domicil in the United States on the 2d day of April 1864 and has resided in the United States and in the state of Tennessee since 23 Mar 1868. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 13, page 92.

JAMES HOWE . . . 1 Jul 1856 . . .declaration filed 26 Jun 1854 . . .native of Great Briain . . . from testimony of William LENOIR & Spencer HANN the he had resided in Roane County for the last five years . . . he is about thity two years of age. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 9, page 347.

CALEB JAMES . . . 4 Nov 1868 . . . he was born in Wales in the Kingdom of Great Britain of which Victoria is now Queen on the 17th day of December 1836 and is now thirty one years of age . . . removed and made his domicil in the United States on 2 Apr 1864 and has resided in the United States ever since and in the State of Tennessee since 23 Mar 1868. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 13, page 92.

W.C. JONES . . . 14 Apr 1892 . . . native of Great Britain . . .resided in the United States since 22 May 1887 . . .resident of Tennessee since 18 Dec 1890. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 22, page 101, 102.

JOHN JOSEPH . . . 16 Apr 1894 . . . native of Great Britain . . . resided in the United States for more than five years . . . resided in Tennessee all that time. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 23, page 125, 126.

CHARLES FREDRICK KRAMER . . . 25 Oct 1844 . . . of Morgan County . . . native of Great Britton . . . resided in U.S. for five years. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 7, page 155.

JOHN S. LAWLER . . . 14 Mar 1821 . . . 25 years old . . . native of Ireland . . . emigrated from the County of Filkiny(?) parish of Finney & Town of Feinny in Ireland . . . landed on Eastport in 1815. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 2, page 127.

JULIUS CAESAR LEFFLER . . . 24 Oct 1849 . . . native of the free city of Hamburg . . . resident of the U.S. about five months and 22 days. . . he is about 28 years old. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 7, page 259.

JOSHUA LOHDEN . . . 5 Mar 1855 . . .native of Great Brittain . . . resident of the United States . . . resided in Roane County about two years. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 9, page 112.

MARK LUMBURG . . . 28 Feb 1854 . . . native of Denmark . . . from testimony of Hamilton GRAY, William LITTLETON & Jesse MATLOCK he has resided in Roane County for more than five years. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 8, page 485

CHARLES W. LUMLER (LUMBERY) . . . 28 Oct 1850 . . . aghe 20 years . . .native of Saxony in Europe . . .Resident of U.S. 3 years 3 months . . . resident of Roane 13 months. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 8, page 53.

C.G. MARTIN . . . 6 Jul 1858 . . . native of Saxony . . . resisdent of the United States about ten years . . . resident of Roane about eight years . . . he is about fifty six years old. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 10, page 134.

SAMUEL MARTIN . . . 15 Sep 1813 . . . native of Ireland . . . resident of Roane County . . . resided in U.S. previous to & since the year 1797. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 1, 15 Sep 1813, no page numbers.

SAMUEL McCONLE . . . 15 Sep 1813 . . . native of Ireland . . . resident of Roane County . . . resided in U.S. previous to & since the year 1797. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 1, 15 Sep 1813, no page numbers.

JAMES MOORE . . . 14 Sep 1813 . . . native of Ireland . . . resident of Roane County . . . resided in U.S. previous to & since the year 1797. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 1, 14 Sep 1813, no page numbers.

WILLIAM MOORE . . . 3 Mar 1843 . . . native of Ireland . . . resided in Roane County since 1812 . . . resided previously in Knox Co., TN. . . profession was a farmer. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 5, page 557.

JOSEPH MUECKE . . . 24 Oct 1849 . . . native of Hellersdorf, Kingdom of Selesia . . . resident of the U.S. about 4 months . . . resident of Roane about 3 months . . . he is about 33 years old. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 7, page 258.

JOSEPH MUECKE . . . 31 Oct 1854 (Certificate) . . . native of Austria . . . from testimony of Henry LIGGETT and Saml. L. CHILDRESS that said Joseph Muecke has resided in Roane County for the last five years. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 9, page 65, 66.

WILLIAM FREDERICK MUECKE . . .10 Apr 1889 . . .native of Germany . . . had resided in the United States for more than five years. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 20, page 311.

WILLIAM RANDOLPH MUIR . . . 27 Apr 1897 . . . native of Great Britain . . . resided in the United States for more than five years . . . resided in Roane County and State of Tennessee for a period of five and a half years. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 22, page 64, 65.

HENRY MYLIUS . . . 24 Oct 1853 . . . native of Saxony (Mimign?) . . . resident of U.S. about 3 years . . . resident of Roane County about 3 years. . . age about 28 years. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 8, page 414.

THEODORE NEERGUARD . . . 26 Oct 1853 . . . native of Denmark . . . from the testimony of William S. McEWEN and George L. GILLESPIE that Neergaard has resided in Roane Couty for the last four years. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 8, page 438, 439.

W.L. NELSON . . . Certificate: 20 Apr 1894 . . . Declaration 20 Dec 1893 . . .resided in the United States for more than five years . . . resided in Tennessee for more than one year. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 23, page 49, 50, 197.

MICHAEL O'BRIEN . . . 1 Mar 1844 . . . native of county of Cork in the Kingdom of Ireland . . . emigrated to the U.S. in 1837. . . resided in Roane County 3 years . . . previously resided in New York, Massachusetts . . . profession was a blacksmith. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 6, page 67.

JOSEPH OEHLER (OCHLER). . . 15 Aug 1893 . . .declaration filed 10 Aug 1891 . . . former allegiance to Francis Joseph Emperor of Austria and Hungary . . .resided in Roane & Anderson Counties for the last eight years. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 21, page 421; Volume 22, page 428.

THOMAS PASCO . . . 1 Aug 1900 . . . native of Great Britain . . .resided in the United States for more than five years . . .resided in Tennessee for more than three years. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 22, page 211, 212.

MORRIS H. PHILLIPS . . . 1 Sep 1896 . . . native of Great Britain . . . resided in the United States for more than two years . . . resided in the State of Tennessee for more than a year. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 26, page 217.

JAMES FREDERICK RUOFF . . . 2 Jul 1855 . . .declaration filed 26 Feb 1850 . . . native of Munich of Kingdom of Bavaria . . . from testimony of George L. GILLESPIE and Wm. S. PATTON that he has resided in Tennessee for the last five years. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 7, page 318; Volume 9, page 177.

FREDERICK MORITZ SCHEIBNOR . . . 5 Mar 1860 . . . native of Saxony . . . on 29 Mar 1855 he filed his declaration in the court of common pleas for the city and county of Philadelphia, PA . . . from testimony of Alexander SMITH and Abner MILLER he has resided in Roane County for more than one year. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 10, page 463.

ADOLPH SCHOLZ . . . Certificate: 15 Aug 1893 . . .Declaration: 10 Aug 1891 . . .resided in the United States since Jan 1884 and has resided within Roane County since that time . . . H.H. HANNAH, John MASSENGILL & J.M. McCOY testify as to his character. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 21, page 421, Volume 22, page 427.

BENJAMIN SHOPIRA . . .14 Apr 1889 . . .he was born 15 Aug 1868 in Germany and resided there until 7 July 1888 when he came to Roane County last April. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 20, page 421.

PHILIP SOLBRIG . . . 27 Feb 1854 . . . who heretofore on the 19th day of March 1849 having filed his petition in the circuit court of Morgan County . . . native of Bavaria . . . from testimony of John J. ROBERTS and Albert WINTON he has resided in Roane County for the last five years. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 8, page 477, 478.

ELIZA SOLLING . . . 24 Feb 1851 . . . wife of Philip A. Solling . . . native of Munich of Bavaria . . . resident of U.S. eighteen months . . . resident of Roane about seventeen months. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 8, page 93.

WILLIAM H. STARK . . . 5 Mar 1855 . . .native of Great Brittain (England) from testimony of Harmon GRIFFIN and N.A. PATTERSON that he had resided in Tennessee for the last five years . . . he is about twenty nine years of age.
SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 8, pages 290; Volume 9, page 110.

OSCAR BENNS CARL STEINWEHR . . .25 Oct 1852 . . . native of Prussia . . . resident of the U.S. 5 years . . . resident of Tennessee 5 years. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 8, page 290.

JOHN STEPHENSON . . . 14 Sep 1813 . . . native of Ireland . . . resident of Roane County . . . resided in U.S. previous to & since the year 1797. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 1, 14 Sep 1813, no page numbers.

FREDERICK CHRISTIAN E. SWICKER . . . . . . native of Saxony . . . resident of U.S. 3 years . . . resident of Roane County about 10 months . . . age 48 years. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 8, page 39?.

FREDERICK CHRISTIAN E. SWICKER . . . 1 Mar 1858 . . . native of Saxony . . . from testimony of John EBLEN and James T. RUOFF he has resided in the state of Tennessee for the last six years. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 10, page 76.

JOHN C. SYMPSON . . . 8 Mar 1859 . . .native of England . . . resident of United States about ten years and eight months . . . resident of Roane County for about five years. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 10, page 258.

JOHN H. THOMAS . . . 23 Apr 1870 . . . he is thirty one years old . . . native of Cormorthershire(?), South Wales . . .emigrated to the United States about July 1867 . . resided in Tennessee for past eighteen months. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 13, page 406.

HENRY WATKINS . . .23 Aug 1870 . . . age twenty six years . . .native of Monmonthershire, Wales . . .emigrated to the United States in August 1868 . . .resident of Tennessee for six months. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 13, page 408.

ANDREW WEAR . . . 15 Sep 1813 . . . native of Ireland . . . resident of Roane County . . . resided in U.S. previous to & since the year 1797. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 1, 15 Sep 1813, no page numbers.

ADOLPHUS FERDINANDUS WIELAND . . . 27 Feb 1850 . . . native of Kemtan, Kingdom of Saxony . . . Resident of the U.S. 1 year 8 months. . . Resident of Morgan County 1 year 7 months . . . Age about 38 years. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 7, page 324.

JACOB WORK . . . 15 Sep 1813 . . . native of Ireland . . . resident of Roane County . . . resided in U.S. previous to & since the year 1797. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 1, 15 Sep 1813, no page numbers.

WILLIAM YEBERTON (YELVERTON?) . . . 7 Mar 1859 . . .on 26 Nov 1856 filing declaration in the Circuit Court of Hamilton County Tennessee . . . native of Great Britain . . . from testimony of Wade H. NARRIMORE and Michael BAKER he had resided in the State of Tennessee for the last five years. SOURCE: Circuit Minutes, Volume 10, page 250.