County of Shelby:   SS.

          BE  IT  KNOWN, That on the tenth day of October A.D., 1854, personally appeared in the Shelby Circuit Court before the Clerk thereof,  Frederic Shoepel  an alien, and reports himself for Naturalization, and being duly sworn on oath declares that he is a native of Bacaria in Germany aged about twenty one years, and owes allegiance to the King of Bavaria, that he emigrated thence, embarked at Harve degrace and arrived at New Orleans in the United States, on the 9th day of March A. D., 1851 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 Maxmillian King of Bavaria in Germany.
          Sworn and subscribed the 10th day of October 1854

          (SS)       IN  TESTIMONY  WHEREOF, I  Jacob Vernon Clerk of the Shelby Circuit Court, hereunto set my name and official seal the above date.

J. Vernon CK
Transcribed by Barb Huff

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