|Declaration of Intention for Simche Siegel|
|Petition for Naturalization for Simche Siegel, page 1|
On this day, Simche Siegel petitioned to become a citizen, with Frederick Schmidt of Woodbine as his witness. At the bottom of the page is a signature, but above and below the signed "Simche Siegel," note that it says "his mark" indicating that he did not know how to sign his name.
|Petition for Naturalization for Simche Siegel, page 2|
At the same time, Simche Siegel had to "renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to every foreign prince, potentate, state or sovereignty whatever, and particularly to the Czar of Russia of whom he was heretofore a subject."
At the bottom, on January 29, 1900, Simche Siegel is declared to be a citizen of the United States.
I thank Robert, a second cousin once removed of my husband's, for providing me with this information.