pg 422         Saturday, July 31st 1858    

John Kuntz a native of Germany this day personally appeared before Court & exhibited to the Court the record of having declared his intention to become a citizen of the United States of America in this Court on the 29th day of March 1852.  And the Court was satisfied from the testimony of H. J. Basker a citizen of the United States of America, that said Kuntz has resided in the United States of America for five year last past and in the State of Kentucky for six year last past, that he is a man of good natured character attached to the principles of the Constitution ?f??? of government of the United States of America and well disposed to the good ???? Happiness of the same.  And thereafter said Kuntz declared an oath in open court that he would well and truly support the Constitution of the United States of America and that he did forever absolutely & entirely renounce ?fully? in ally allegiances of fidelity to another foreign power, Potentate State or Sovereignty whatever, particularly to the Grand Duke of Baden to whom he has hitherto owed allegiance.


From Louisville Police Court Order Books, 1836-1897 Volume 27-28 1858-1859, microfilmed by LDS Film Order Number 963911