County of Shelby   SS

          Be it Known, that on the third day of September A.D., 1853, personally appeared in the Shelby Circuit Court, before the Clerk thereof,  Henry Wolf  an alien, and reports himself for Naturalization, and being duly sworn on oath declares that he is a native of Germany aged about twenty four years, and owes allegiance to Ferdinand Grand Count of Hessen that he emigrated thence, embarked at London in England and arrived at New York in the United States, on the 23d day of August A.D., 1849 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 Ferdinand Grand Count of Hessen in Germany.

          Sworn and subscribed the 3d day of September 1853.

          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       Ck     S. C. C.          

Transcribed by Barb Huff

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