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Updated Naturalization Index – V


This Index to Naturalization Records of Jersey County, Illinois was taken from the 1997 publication compiled by the Jersey County Clerk. Any and all requests for copies of any papers on Naturalization must be directed to that office. Jersey County Clerk, PO Box 216, Jerseyville, IL 62052. Thanks to Jersey County Historical Society, Tri County Newsletter and Marty Crull for this information.

Column 1 – Name of immigrant including variants in spelling or name. Names were difficult to read, interpret or were written in foreign script. Some names were changed completely. Some immigrants signed their documents with an “X” leaving the spelling to a registrar, who recorded the name as it sounded.

Column 2 – Place of birth or country to which immigrant owed allegiance.

Column 3 – Date of “Bona Fide Intention” to become a citizen. Date of 1st Papers, 2nd Papers, Final Papers, Oaths, or Naturaliztion.

Column 4 – Source of information, some in files, some recorded.

Definitions – Not recorded means a document exists but was not recorded. Intention (another county or state) means the “Bona Fide Intention” was registered in another county or state but recorded in Jersey County also. Wife, Husband, Child or Children recorded in this column means that the names of the wife, husband, child or children are listed in the documents.

Filed Documents – Immigrants whose surnames begin with A to E, Miscellaneous File, Drawer 6. Immigrants whose surnames begin with F to K, Miscellaneous File, Drawer 7. Immigrants whose surnames begin with L to Q, Miscellaneous File, Drawer 8. Immigrants whose surnames begin with R to Z, Miscellaneous File, Drawer 9.

Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4
VAHLE, John Prussia 1860/1864 1st Papers, Vol. B, p. 7; 2nd Papers, Vol. B, p. 55
VAHLE, John A. Germany 1876 Book B, p. 49; Book C, p. 49
VALERIUS, Jacob Germany 1878/1880 Intention. Book B, p. 28. Final papers. not recorded
VALERIUS, Nicholas Prussia 1863/1876 Intention, New York. Book C, p. 50
VANCE, Thomas C. Nova Scotia 1865/1867 1st Papers, Vol. A, p. 13; 2nd Papers, Vol. A, p. 108
VANI, John B. Germany 1874 1st Papers, Vol. B, p. 30
VAUGHE, Michiel Ireland 1872/1874 Intention. Book B, p. 196; Book C, p. 22
VAZIS, Fred Prussia 1871 2nd Papers, Vol. A, p. 223
VAZIS, Sebastian —- 1871 2nd Papers, Vol. A, p. 222
VEITCH, James Great Britain 1858 2nd Papers, Vol. B, p. 22
VERICKER, Richard Great Britain & Ireland 1861 2nd Papers, Vol. B, p. 50
VERNER, Nicholas Wurtemburgh 1855/1860 Intention, Ohio. 2nd Papers, Vol. A, p. 20
VERRICKER, Edward Great Britain & Ireland 1859 1st Papers, Vol. B, p. 2
VERRICKER, Richard Great Britain & Ireland 1859 1st Papers, Vol. B, p. 3
VETTER, John Baden 1864 2nd Papers, Vol. A, p. 71
VILLARS, Henry Great Britain & Ireland 1868 2nd Papers, Vol. A, p. 197
VONDERMARK, Frederick Gerdt Germany 1876 Book C, p. 29
VONGUNTEN, Jules Switzerland 1872 2nd Papers, Vol. A, p. 238
VOUNDERLCH, Christopher Germany 1880 Intention. Book B, p. 32; Book D, p. 34
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