March 20, 2014

Traces of Laurel: Naturalized Citizens 1886-1906

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — As promised, here are the names and native countries of those who became naturalized citizens in Laurel County from 1886-1906.  Spelling is as recorded by the transcriber of the list on file at the Laurel County Historical Society.

From Austria:  Joseph Ebner.

From Belgium:  Hugo Haake. 

From England:  J. E. Cornell; Jacob Halfenny; John Jeffrey; James Watson; John Watson.

From Germany:  Fred Arnold; William Binder; Louis Deschler; John T. Hanser; Herman Hess; Henry Hesse; Rudolph Hanser; Charles Hoake; Henry Jericho; Anton Ruesch; John A. Warneke.

From Ireland:  Mark Caniff.

From Italy:  Autonis Vagatti.

From Scotland:  Allen W. McIlquham; Robert McNeil; William McNeil; Micheal Shuty; Rudolph Sugnthales; Fred Synthaler; Arnold Shuback; Anabeas Schaer; Edward Shalk; Christian Schalne; Alexander Synthales.

From Sweden:  Charles Walstrum.

From Switzerland:  Samuel Abbuhl; Abraham Aeschelman; Samuel Balsinger; Fred Barn; Gadfred Begler;  Bergn; John Bernhardt; Albert L. Blunchi; John Blunchi; Leanz Martin Blunchi; Joseph Bucher; Frederick Burkhart; Fred Burn; John Chaney; John Durst; Robert Eschmeanee, Jr.; George Falzer; Albrecht Fiechter; Samuel Fischer; Albert Fisher; Earnest Geiser; Adolph Graff; Godfred Grinm; Jacob Hafer; Casper Hancgger; Solomon Hanser; Emile Hauser; Albert Herlzig; Fred Hertizig; Henry Hesse; Jacob Hofer; Adolph Hollen; Ed Hoor; Herman Huber; Martin R. Ibeck; Jacob Ingold; Simon Keller; Andrew Kessler; John Kessler; Jacob Kirby; Rudolph Klunert; Jacob Konizer; Jacob Koppler; Fred Krahenbuhl; John Krahenbuhl; Frederick Kumer; Alex Letterman; Fred Leuenberger; Ulrich Leuenberger; Frederick Liefer; Fred Lutzunger; J. H. Lutz; Jacob Mathis; Adolph Meyer; Fred Meyer; Henry Meyer; Samuel Meyer; John Muller; Emil Myer; John Opplinger; Rudolf  Planta; Arnold Pliss; Albert Probst; Fredolin Reymann; Jacob Rollie; Golbih Ryser; Alfred Ruegsegger; Charles Reugsegger; John Scheeburger; Albert Schaffhaser; John Schafroth; Justin Seman; Christian Smoker; Charles Stauffer; William Staub (or Straub); Henry Templin; Fred Trasch; John Tscanz; Robert Ueltschi; John Uhlman; Nicholas Walther; Robert Wetter; Fred Unoilder; Fred Wiedner; Jacob Wittenback.

From Syria:  Albert Aslam Abdoney; Charles Assod; M. C. Burkett; M. L. Jody; William Michall.

From Wales:  Lewis Baxter; W. S. Baxter; Benjamin Hughes; Joseph Hughes.

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The Laurel County Historical Society is located at 310 W. 3rd St., London, (formerly the Laurel County Health Department).  The library is open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 12 noon.    Call 606-864-0607 during those hours.  Visit the historical society’s website at 

Contact Jan Sparkman at 

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