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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

Brennecke Citizenship Papers

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"