The United States of America,
District of Maryland, to wit:
At a district court of the United States, in and for the Maryland District, begun and held in the City of Baltimore on the first Tuesday in Septemberin the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety one
Present, The honorable THOS. J. MORRIS, Judge of Maryland District.
John J. Ensor Esq, Attorney
William F. Aurey Esq, Marshal.
James W. Chew, Clerk
Among other were the following proceedings, to wit:
Be it Remembered, That on the sixth day of October in the year 1891, Christian Koennig, a native of Germany and at present residing in the City of Baltimore, appeared in open Court here, and applied to be admitted to become a Citizen of the United States. And it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court here that the said Christian Koennig had declared on oath, taken in the Baltimore City Court on the 10th day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty eight, two years at least before his admission, that it was bona fide his intention to become a citizen of the United States. And it also appearing to the satisfaction of the Court here, upon the testimony of Charles Praeger, that the said Christian Koennig hath continued to reside within the limits under the jurisdiction of the United States five years at least, and one years at least immediately preceding this application in the State of Maryland; that during the said term of five years he hath conducted himself as a man of good moral character, attached to the principals of the Constitution of the United States, and well-disposed to the good order and happiness of the same. And the said Christian Koennig having declared on oath, taken in open Court here that he will support the Constitution of the United States, and that he doth absolutely and entirely renounce, and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to every foreign Prince, Potentate, State and Sovereignty whatever, and particularly all allegiance and fidelity to the Emperor of Germany.
The Court here thereupon admits the said Christian Koennig to become a Citizen of the United States.
In Testimony that the aforegoing is a true copy, taken from the Record and Proceedings of the District Court aforesaid, I hereunto subscribe my name and affix the Seal of the said District Court to this Certificate of Naturalization, this 6th day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety one.
James W. Chew
Clerk of the District Court