Re: Naturalization petition denied - now what? #general

Helene Carson <carsonmh@...>


I have the same problem with my grandfather. I have his petition that
clearly states that he was denied 4 times, up until 1919 because my
grandfather did not show up for his hearing. Yet in the 1920 census it
shows he was naturalized in 1919. I have looked everywhere written to NARA
etc, and I find no indication that he was naturalized, so I am now going
under the assumption that my grandfather did not tell the truth to the
census taker and he never was naturalized.

I thought I heard at one time that Aliens were suppose to check in with the
INS on a yearly basis, but I have no proof to back that up, I cannot find
the original email where I was told that. If anyone has such information I
would greatly appreciate hearing about it.

Helene Rose-Carson
Crossville, TN
Researching Rosen, Schwartz, Nurock Philadelphia
England, Russia, Philiadelphia PA, NYC

----- Original Message -----
From: Dorothy Kohanski <>
To: JewishGen Discussion Group <>
Sent: Friday, October 11, 2002 12:25 PM
Subject: Naturalization petition denied - now what?
I received a petition for naturalization for a
relative, dated 1912. At the end of it, there was a
statement denying the petition and the reason given
was that one of the witnesses (brother in law) was
not a US citizen. It said the petition was denied
"without prejudice". But in the 1920 census it
indicates that he was a citizen. Would there have
been other papers involved?

The "Intention" had been filed in Bismarck, ND in
1889.And the petition in Portland, OR. 1912.

Dorothy Dellar Kohanski
Laguna Woods, CA

Searching DELLAR, DILLER (and variations)
Russia and Ukraine > Oregon, Washington, California

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