Gender, John L.: Naturalization Record, Portsmouth City
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I, John L. Gender in order to become a citizen of the United States, make the following report of myself to the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth. I report that I was born in Bavaria on the 28th of June 1832 being now in the 43 year of my age; that I am a subject of William Emperor of United Germany - owing allegiance to that monarch, and none other; that I migrated from Germany to the United States in the year of 1857, and that I intend to settle myself in the City of Portsmouth, in the State of Virginia, one of the United States. Given under my hand this 18th day of February, 1875, John L. Gender.