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Elmer Samuel Bassett from Iowa

Elmer S. Bassett is my GGrandfather. My mother gave me his "original" Certificate of Naturalization. It shows that his former nationality was British. I applied through the Freedom of Information act and received his application. (Copies very hard to read). He states that he was born near Sandyville, Iowa. His father was born in Ohio and his mother was born in Indiana. I have his delayed birth certificate where he states that he was born in Iowa.

My question is why would he have to apply for citizenship in the United States if he was born here and already a U.S. citizen?

Any help is appreciated. :)

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Looking for BEITZELL of Pennsylvania

Hi, my name is Dolly and I am looking for my GGGrandfather's George Charles Beitzell parents. I have the census of 1880 that shows his parents were born in Pennsylvania but that is the only information I have.
Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you.

4 comment(s), latest 5 months, 2 weeks ago