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1600's Onward | Citizenship Certificate
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Chapter A - Heinrich "August" Julius Brennecke
Chapter B - Heinrich (Henry) Ludwig Brennecke
Chapter C - Georg August Friedrich Brennecke
Chapter D - Carl August Friedrich (Fred) Brennecke
Chapter E - Georg Friedrich Wilhelm (William) Brennecke
Chapter F - Hanna Justine Louisa (Louise) Brennecke
Chapter G - Johann Heinrich Christian Carl (Charles) Brennecke (our line)
Chapter H - Johanna Caroline Friedrike Brennecke
Chapter I - George (Schoose) H. Brennecke
Chapter J - Johann Franklin (Frank) Brennecke
Chapter K - Johann Jacob (Jake) Brennecke
August applied for citizenship February 28, 1845, just three months after he arrived in America. Naturalization laws provided that a person must live in America five years. The official date on the Citizenship Certificate is December 18, 1850, only 74 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The original copy of August's citizenship papers was found among the personal papers of his son Jacob in the possession of Herb Schaper.
The second photo below is a copy of what is written on the reverse side of the quad-fold certificate. If folded, it would appear on the front as the title of the certificate. The certificate measurers approximately 12 1/2" x 7 1/2"