New Citizens News



Tuesday was naturalization day at the county clerk's office, and the following were given their final citizenship papers: Thomas Killoran of Downs, a native of Canada

Martin Grienig of Odessa, a native of Russia

Mary Nissen of Almira, a native of Germany

Gustaf Trankel of Reardan, a native of Russia.

( The Lincoln County Times, May 10, 1907) Submitted by Barbara Curtis


Chas. Stephanek, a native of Bohemia and John Haase of Russia, both residents of Odessa, have petitioned for naturalization papers. 

( Lincoln County Times, Nov 13, 1914) Submitted by Barbara Curtis


Emanuel Bartalamay and Pauline Borgens Libsack, Odessa, and Sigur Christian Nielsen, Wilbur, were admitted to citizenship in superior court on Wednesday.

 The petitions of Adam Bartalamay, Con S. Heimbigner and John Frank, all of Odessa, and Otto Robert Haupt, Creston, were continued to give them time for further study." (Odessa Record: 9-16-1937) 

"Mrs. Emma Jean Napier, Odessa; Adam Bartalamay, Odessa; Mrs. Mary Nichols, Wilbur; Jacob Fichtenberg, Rocklyn; Herman Meier, Creston, Mikkel G. N. Dissing, Wilbur, were admitted to United States citizenship at the spring naturalization hearings conducted by Edgar R. Bonsell, Spokane, naturalization examiner, in superior court. 

The petitions of Con S. Heimbigner and John Frank of Odessa were continued and the petition of Steve Reitner of Odessa was rejected."        ( Odessa Record: 3-24-1938)  Submitted by Marge Womach


CONSTANTINE ERICHHORN of Odessa First Discharge Soldier in County to be Naturalized.

The Creston News, June 4, 1920, By Jim Goodwin

Davenport, Wash., June 2.   Wednesday of last week was naturalization day in the Lincoln county superior court, JOHN SPEED SMITH, chief naturalization examiner for the northwest district, being present and five new citizens were granted final citizenship certificates.  These were:  CONSTANTINE ERICHHORN of Odessa, native of Russia.  Mr. Erichhorn is the first discharged soldier in the county to be naturalized under the new act permitting naturalization of discharged soldiers, sailors or marines without the necessity of filing declaration of intention and five years residence in the United States.  The next naturalization day is September 22,1920, when any honorably discharged service man not a citizen may appear and file his petition and after examination be naturalized. 

 Others naturalized were: JACOB LISE, Odessa, native of Germany;

 ROBERT A. E. BAHR, Wilbur, native of Germany; 

JOSEPH KUNO MUTTERER, north of Davenport, native of Austria; 

JOSEPH PAVLISKA, Odessa, native of Austria.  

 EDWARD DUTHWEILER of Peach was dismissed, the court having no jurisdiction of his case, he having a homestead in Ferry county.

The case of ALBERT FREDERICK REIMAN of Odessa was continued until September 22, his case being contested by the government and Mr. REIMAN will be permitted to produce evidence of his loyalty during the war. 

Submitted by Barbara Curtis.


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