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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.

Index:ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTVWYZ
Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
WACHTER, AndreasBavaria1855/1861Intention, St. Louis, Mo. 2nd Papers, Vol. A, p. 27
WACHTER, HenryGermany1870/1884Intention. Book B, p. 29; Book D, p. 37
WADE, Benjamin P.Great Britain1857/1860Intention. 2nd Papers, Vol. A, p. 8
WAGENBLAST, JacobGermany1881/1886Intention. Book B, p. 42. Final papers, not recorded
WAGENBLAST, MelchoirGermany1879/1882Intention. Book B, p. 30. Final papers, not recorded
WAGGONBLAST, MattiseGermany1873/18791st Papers, Vol. A, p. 33; Book B, p. 33 & 190
WAGNER, CharlesBaden1888Book C, p. 178
WAGNER, Frank X.Germany1888Final papers, not recorded
WAGNER, GustaveBaden1876Book C, p. 25
WAHL, JohnGreat Britain & Ireland1876Book C, p. 72; Book B, p. 170
WAHLE, JosephPrussia1876Book B, p. 167; Book C, p. 27
WAHLE, JosephPrussia1875/1878Intention. Book B, p. 10; Book C, p. 114
WAHLSTROM, John EngelbertSweden1905Intention, New York. Book F, p. 1
WAHLSTROM, Knut VictorSweden1906Intention, New Jersey. Book F, p. 2
WALL, AmbroseGreat Britain & Ireland1854/1865Intention. 2nd Papers, Vol. A, p. 78
WALL, JamesGreat Britain & Ireland18682nd Papers, Vol. A, p. 203
WALL, JohnGreat Britain & Ireland18662nd Papers, Vol. A, p. 80
WALL, RobertIreland1868/18701st Papers, Vol. A, p. 23; 2nd Papers, Vol. A, p. 212
WALLACE, NicholasGreat Britain & Ireland1860/1873Intention. Book B, p. 157
WALLER, John M.Germany1872/1884Intention, Missouri. Book D, p. 25
WALPOLE, JoshuaGreat Britain & Ireland1860/18641st Papers, Vol. B, p. 14; 2nd Papers, Vol. A, p. 43
WALSH (WELSH), HenryGreat Britain & Ireland1866/1868Intention, Sangamon County. 2nd Papers, Vol. A, p. 162
WALSH, JamesGreat Britain & Ireland18662nd Papers, Vol. A, p. 86
WALSH, JamesGreat Britain & Ireland1882/1884Intention. Book B, p. 41; Book D, p. 40
WALSH, JohnGreat Britain & Ireland18682nd Papers, Vol. A, p. 118
WALSH, MartinGreat Britain & Ireland18682nd Papers, Vol. A, p. 119
WALSH, MichaelGreat Britain & Ireland1884Intention. Book B, p. 52
WALSH, MichaelGreat Britain & Ireland1894/1896Intention. Book B, p. 71; Book D, p. 86
WALSH (WELSH), PatrickQueen Victoria18702nd Papers, Vol. A, p. 214
WALSH, PatrickIreland1860/1868Intention, Missouri. 2nd Papers, Vol. A, p. 118
WALSH, ThomasGreat Britain1876Book C, p. 107
WALTER, GeorgeGermany1889/1892Intention. Book B, p. 64; 2nd Papers, Vol. B, p. 74
WALZ, ChristianWurtemburg1878/1880Intention. Book B, p. 27; Book D, p. 15
WALZ, Jacob GustavWurtemburg1880/1886Intention. Book B, p. 37; Book D, p. 56
WANLY, JohnPrussia18702nd Papers, Vol. A, p. 215
WARD, MichaelGreat Britain & Ireland18682nd Papers, Vol. A, p. 196
WARDEIN, VincentGermany1888Order Book I, p. 554. Circuit Clerk Office. Book C, p. 171
WARDINE, LawrenceAustria1876/1878Intention, Book B, p. 15; Book B, p. 184 & 177
WARNURA, WenzelAustria1876Intention. Book B, p. 19
WATERS, JosephGreat Britain & Ireland18642nd Papers, Vol. A, p. 55
WATERS, PatrickGreat Britain & Ireland18642nd Papers, Vol. B, p. 54
WATSKER, JohnAustria1876Book C, p. 94
WEAVER, AdamGermany1886Book C, p. 119 & 162
WEBER, BenedictSwitzerland18722nd Papers, Vol. A, p. 237
WEBER, JohnPrussia1874Intention. Book B, p. 7
WEBER, PaulBavaria1903Intention. Book B, p. 77
WEEDERMANN, HenryPrussia1873Book B, p. 6
WEHMANN, Frederick (Fritz)Prussia1858/1860Intention. 2nd Papers, Vol. A, p. 10
WEIDNER, John G.Saxe Weimar1860/18641st Papers, Vol. A, p. 1; 2nd Papers, Vol. A, p. 63
WEIGL, Franz J.Austria1893/18951st Papers, Vol. B, p. 40. Final Papers, not recorded
WEISER, Frank LouisGermany1879Book B, p. 187; Book C, p. 120
WEISLER, WilliamGermany1879/1882Intention. Book B, p. 29; Book D, p. 19
WEISNER, Charles F.Germany1866Book A, p. 2
WELCH, JohnIreland1859/18621st Papers, Vol. A, p. 1; 2nd Papers, Vol. A, p. 32
WELCH, WilliamGreat Britain & Ireland18602nd Papers, Vol. A, p. 15
WELLER, GeorgeWertemburg18682nd Papers, Vol. B, p. 62
WELLER, GottleibGermany1858/1860Intention, Pennsylvania. 2nd Papers, Vol. A, p. 8
WELLER, JacobHamburg1874/1876Intention, Greene County, Il. Book C, p. 76
WELLHAUSEN, FrederickHanover1871/1876Intention, Greene County, Il. Book C, p. 75
WELSH, BartholomewIreland1874Book A, p. 233
WELSH, DanielGreat Britain1876Intention. Book B, p. 22
WELSH, EdwardEngland18682nd Papers, Vol. A, p. 126
WELSH, Jamessee James Walsh
WELSH, JamesGreat Britain & Ireland1853/1860Intention. 2nd Papers, Vol. A, p. 8
WELSH, JohnGreat Britain & Ireland18591st Papers, Vol. B, p. 5
WELSH, John P.Great Britain & Ireland18662nd Papers, Vol. A, p. 95
WELSH, MartinGreat Britain18562nd Papers, Vol. B, p. 8
WELSH, Martin Sr.Great Britain & Ireland18592nd Papers, Vol. B, p. 31
WELSH, MichaelGreat Britain & Ireland1880Book D, p. 1
WELSH, MichaelIreland1860Intention, Indiana
WELSH, MichaelIreland18701st Papers, Vol. A, p. 28
WELSH, PatrickIreland1866/1868Intention. 2nd Papers, Vol. A, p. 113
WELSH, ThomasGreat Britain & Ireland1876Book A, p. 237; Book C, p. 107
WELSH, WalterGreat Britain & Ireland18562nd Papers, Vol. B, p. 9
WELTSCH, GottfriedAustria18701st Papers, Vol. B, p. 27
WENDEL, GeorgeGermany1886Book D, p. 55
WENDLE, GeorgeGermany1883/1884Intention. Book B, p. 48; Book D, p. 42
WENDLE, NikolausGermany1890Book A, p. 244
WENGER, JohnWurtemburg18622nd Papers, Vol. A, p. 30
WEST, BernardWirtemberg18602nd Papers, Vol. B, p. 44
WERNER, Nicholassee Nicholas Verner
WHARTON, WilliamGreat Britain & Ireland18881st Papers, Vol. B, p. 38
WHEELAN, CorneliusGreat Britain & Ireland18642nd Papers, Vol. A, p. 66
WHEELER, Richard R.England1880Final oath, not recorded
WHELAN, DennisGreat Britain & Ireland1862/1868Intention, New York. 2nd Papers, Vol. A, p. 164
WHELAN, EdwardGreat Britain & Ireland18662nd Papers, Vol. A, p. 103
WHELAN, JohnGreat Britian & Ireland1855/1864Intention, New York. 2nd Papers, Vol. A, p. 50
WHITE, JamesGreat Britain18682nd Papers, Vol. A, p. 171
WHITFIELD, JohnGreat Britain & Ireland1902Book C, p. 217
WHITMAN, Sigmondsee Sigmond Wittman
WICK, John B.Germany1880Book D, p. 6
WICKHAM, JamesGreat Britain18682nd Papers, Vol. A, p. 173
WIDMANN, Gottlob F.Germany1884/1885Intention. Book B, p. 51; Book C, p. 151
WIEGAND, OscarGermany18962nd Papers, Vol. B, p. 77
WIEGHARD, HenryHanover1855/1864Intention, Madison County, Il. 2nd Papers, Vol. A, p. 45
WIEGHARD, Wilhelm C.Germany1905Intention. Book B, p. 77
WIELAND, FritzGermany1876/18801st Papers, Vol. B, p. 34; Book D, p. 4
WIERING, EdwardHolland1880/1883Intention. Book B, p. 37; Book D, p. 23
WIESAR, Charles FrederickBaden18621st Papers, Vol. A, p. 8
WIESENER, FrederickPrussia18661st Papers, Vol. A, p. 16
WIESENER, WilliamPrussia1866/1870Intention. 2nd Papers, Vol. A, p. 209
WIESER, JosephBavaria18582nd Papers, Vol. B, p. 21
WIEST, PaulGermany1899Book C, p. 212
WILCOX, SamuelGreat Britain & Ireland18682nd Papers, Vol. A, p. 165
WILCOX, WilliamGreat Britain & Ireland18682nd Papers, Vol. A, p. 167
WILLIAMS, JacobGermany1884Book D, p. 36
WILLIAMSON, AndrewGreat Britain & Irealnd1864/18681st Papers, Vol. B, p. 19; 2nd Papers, Vol. B, p. 58
WILLMANN, JacobGermany1884Book D, p. 36
WILSON, JamesIreland18702nd Papers, Vol. A, p. 209
WILSON, JamesIreland1866/18681st Papers, Vol. A, p. 17; 2nd Papers, Vol. B, p. 59
WILSON, RobertIreland1890Book C, p. 188
WILSON, Robert L.Great Britain & Ireland18682nd Papers, Vol. B, p. 58
WILTON, John A.England1880Book C, p. 128
WINEGARTNER, GustavBaden18701st Papers, Vol. B, p. 26
WINGER, FrederickGermany1874Book A, p. 232
WINGER, JohnWurtemburg1862Final papers, not recorded
WINKLEMAN, AugustPrussia18601st Papers, Vol. A, p. 2
WINNE, John—-18682nd Papers, Vol. A, p. 129
WIRTH, ChristopherPrussia18702nd Papers, Vol. A, p. 215
WISCHHAUS, JohnGermany1876/1880Intention. Book B, p. 23. Final papers, not recorded
WITTMAN, SigmondBaden1880/1884Intention. Book B, p. 31; Book D, p. 42
WOLF, Frank A.Germany1904Book E, p. 149
WOOD, JohnGreat Britian & Ireland18621st Papers, Vol. B, p. 17
WORTH, Michaelsee Michael Wurth
WORTH, Vincent (Wincent)Baden1860/18631st Papers, Vol. A, p. 1; 2nd Papers, Vol. A, p. 39
WREN, HumphreyIreland1896Book C, p. 203
WRIGHT, James C.—-1882/1886Intention. Book B, p. 48; Book D, p. 52
WRONKER, Josephsee Joseph Monker
WUDZERISHLER, HenrySaxony18602nd Papers, Vol. B, p. 44
WUNDER, JohnBavaria/Germany1908Intention. Book I, p. 1
WUNDERLICH, ChristopherGermany1880/1884Intention. Book B, p. 32; Book D, p. 34
WURTH, FrankGermany1876Book C, p. 108
WURTH, MichaelBaden18641st Papers, Vol. A, p. 12
WURTH, MichaelBaden1876Book B(?), p. 164
WURTH, Vincentsee Vincent Worth
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