Fayette County Courthouse, La Grange, Texas
The State of Texas, District Court, County of Fayette
Vacation TERM. A.D. 188_
JOHN MATZ a native of PRUSSIA in the EMPIRE OF GERMANYaged 50 years, and bearing allegiance to the EMPEROR OF GERMANY who emigrated from the
port of BREMEN on or about the 24 day of SEPTEMBER A.D. 1883, and arriving at the port of GALVESTON in the United States, on or about the 15 day of OCTOBER A.D. 1883 makes report of himself for NATURALIZATION,
and upon oath, solemnly declares that it is his bona fide intention to become a citizen of the United States of America, and to reside within the Government and under the jurisdiction of the same, and to renounce and abjur all allegiance
to every Foreign Prince, Potentate, State or Sovereignty whatsoever, and particularly hhis allegiance to the EMPEROR of GERMANY of whom he was before a subject.
Signed: JOHANN MATZ
Sworn and subscribed to before me, this the 22 day of JULY A.D. 1887.
Signed: Jno. B. Halloway, Clerk Dist. Court, F.C. Texas