Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Treasure Chest Tuesday -- 1880 Declaration of Intention for Elling Erikson Natvik in Dane County, Wisconsin

This week's Tuesday Treasure is the 1880 Declaration of Intention for the naturalization of Elling Erikson Natvik in Dane County, Wisconsin:

The transcription of this record is (handwritten entries in italics):

Circuit Court, Dane County  }S.C.T.

"                                        I, Elling Erikson Natvik
an alien, being a free white person, do hereby declare on oath, that it is, bona fide, my intention to become a
citizen of the United States of America, and to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign
Prince, Potentate, State or sovereignty whatever, and particularly to King Ocar II King 
of Norway and Sweden.
whereof I am now a subject.                                            his
                                                                    Elling Erikson X Natvik

SUBSCRIBED and sworn to before me, at the Clerk's office, in the City
of Madison, this 30th day of September
A.D. 1880.  
                                                           U.Z. Mul???en, Clerk

The source citation for this Declaration of Intention is:

"Wisconsin, County Naturalization Records, 1807-1992," digital image, FamilySearch (https://FamilySearch.org), Dane County > Declarations of Intention, 1880, image 144 of 226, Elling Erikson Natvik entry.

Elling Erikson Natvig is my wife's 2nd great-grandfather who was born on 12 October 1820 in Eskestrand, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, married Anna Ellingsdtr on 19 November 1845 in Sogndal, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, and died 15 March 1896 in Cottage Grove, Dane county, Wisconsin.  He and his family (four children) immigrated in 1862 to Dane County, and settled in Cottage Grove.  Their youngest child, Anna Ellingsdtr Natvig (1852-1911) married Torger Sjursen Leland (1850-1933) in 1876, who were my wife's great-grandparents.


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