"Native of Palestine" written on U.S. naturalization? #general

Kathy Lorber

I was surprised to see my ancestor, Moses GOLDMAN, listed as a native
of Palestine on his Declaration Record. The record is dated 1890 and
continues to say that he will renounce allegiance to the Sultan of
Turkey. I have found him previously listed in Marijampole, Lithuania

Has anyone seen this before? Does it imply he actually spent time in
Palestine before coming to the United States, or is it possible he is
listed as a native of Palestine just because he is Jewish?

I would appreciate the groups thoughts.

Thank you in advance for your help.

Kathy Lorber
Montville, NJ

LORBER: Poughkeepsie, NY, Poland, Austria-Hungary; FELDMAN: NYC,
Varifalu, Stulany; LIVINGSTON/LEVENSTEIN: Chicago, Davenport, IA,
Marijampole, Lithuania; GOLDMAN: Davenport, IA, Marijampole, Lithuania;
DAVIS: Chicago, Wales, UK; HERTZBERG: Chicago, Lithuania

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