Stanislaw Markiewicz filed a Declaration of Intention to become a citizen of the United States on May 11, 1936. This was the first step to becoming a citizen. Under the laws in effect at that time, Stanislaw would have to wait at least three and no more than seven more years before he could file a Petition for Naturalization.
The Declaration of Intention of Stanislaw Markiewicz – Front
The Declaration of Intention of Stanislaw Markiewicz – Back
Click on the link for a PDF copy of Stanislaw’s Declaration of Intention. The Declaration States:
- Stanislaw Markiewicz filed his Declaration of Intention No. 46155 in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, County of Worcester in the Superior Court of Massachusetts at Worcester, Mass.
- Stanislaw resided at 320 Millbury St., Worcester, Worcester Co., Mass.
- His occupation was Moulder
- He was 45 years old, a white male, of medium complexion, blue eyes, dark brown-grey hair, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 192 pounds, with a scar on his left index finger
- His race and nationality were Polish; he was born in Lublin, Poland on April 20, 1891
- He was married to Antonina Lejwoda on Feb. 2, 1913 in South Framingham, Mass.
- Antonina was born in Lublin, Poland on April 23, 1891, entered the United States at New York, N.Y. on Oct. 20, 1912
- Stanislaw had seven children: Stefan born Jan. 22, 1914, Bronislawa born Oct. [?], 1915 (Oct. 7, 1915), Waclaw born Aug. 13, 1917, Edwart born Dec. 17, 1919, Helena born Mar. 15, 1922, [?]iena (Janiena) born June 4, 1925, and Ryszard born Feb. 24, 1928, all born and living at the time in [?]rcester, Mass.
- He had previously made a declaration of intention Number 24764 on Dec. 16, 1921 in the Superior Court of Worcester, Mass.
- His last foreign residence was Braciawicze (Braciejowice), Poland
- He immigrated to the United States from Antwerp, Belgium at New York, N.Y. under the name Stanislaw Markiewicz on May 29, 1912 on the SS Zeeland
- Stanislaw signed the declaration in Worcester, Mass. on May 11, 1936
- The Declaration of Intention cross-references Stanislaw’s Certificate of Arrival No. 1-177793
- The reverse of the declaration includes a stamp indicating that the U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service on Nov 9, 1938
Stanislaw gave all of his children Polish first names. Those names in English are:
- Stefan = Stephen
- Bronislawa = Bernice
- Waclaw = Walter
- Edwart (apparently misspelled – should be Edward) = Edward
- Helena = Helen
- Janiena = Jane
- Ryszard = Richard
Tomorrow: Stanislaw’s Petition for Naturalization