County of Shelby   SS

          Be it Known, that on the third day of April A.D., 1854, personally appeared in the Shelby Circuit Court, before the Clerk thereof,  Konrad Schrader  an alien, and reports himself for Naturalization, and being duly sworn on oath declares that he is a native of Germany aged about thirty two years, and owes allegiance to the Gros Harzog of Hessen Dormstadt that he emigrated thence, embarked at Harve De grace and arrived at New York in the United States, on the 31st day of April A.D., 1852 and that it is bona fide his intention to reside in and become A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES, and to renounce forever All Allegiance and Fidelity to every Foreign Prince, Potentate, State or Sovereignty whatever; and particularly to Ludwig Gros Harzog of Hessen Dormstadt.
Konrad Schroeder

          Sworn and subscribed the 3d day of April 1854.

          In Testimony Whereof, I Jacob Vernon Clerk of the Shelby Circuit Court, hereunto set my name and seal of said Court the above date.

( LS )     J. Vernon      

Transcribed by Barb Huff

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