Paul K. Graham

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Accredited Genealogist ®

Foreign-born Voters in Savannah and Chatham County, 1867 (Part 2) [H-L]

Originally published in the Georgia Genealogical Society Quarterly 45, no. 1 (Spring 2009), pps. 35-66.

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The Reconstruction Acts of 1867 required the commander of every military district in the Southern states to register all citizens who had signed a loyalty oath and were qualified to vote. Almost one thousand foreign-born men registered in Chatham County and the city of Savannah. All of them were required to present proof of naturalization, which was recorded in the voter registration books (Reconstruction Returns of Voters, Record Group 1-1-108, Georgia Archives).

The following list was extracted from the Returns of Voters for the City of Savannah and Chatham County and includes all individuals whose place of birth was foreign, including former slaves born in Africa. Most entries include the place, date, and court of naturalization. Almost all entries include an explanation of how the individual became a citizen. The phrase “No naturalization information recorded” was used to denote the lack of any naturalization information recorded in the book. The Returns of Voters are not alphabetized and the number associated with each entry should be used to find it in the original record.

Each record includes some or all of the following information:

  • Name
  • Race (White or Colored)
  • Residence (City of Savannah or Chatham County)
  • Entry Number (for locating entry in original book)
  • Country of Origin
  • Naturalization Court
  • Naturalization Date
  • Naturalization Place
  • Naturalization Explanation

These records are available on microfilm at the Georgia Archives and through the Family History Library (Film 1843918). For additional information about the returns and oath books, see Georgia’s 1867-1868 Returns of Qualified Voters and Registration Oath Books (White), compiled by Rita Brinkley Worthy and John David Brandenburg (1995). The full text of the Reconstruction Acts of 1867 can be found at the following website: http://www.legislature.state.al.us/misc/history/constitutions/1868/1868enablinginst.html.

Heagney, James, white, of City of Savannah (#1763), from Ireland; naturalized in Superior Court, 23 Jan 1854, Chatham County, Georgia [James Heagney]
Healy, John, white, of City of Savannah (#2151), from Ireland; naturalized in court, papers badly mutilated [John Healy]
Heck, Henry, white, of City of Savannah (#4801), from Germany; naturalized through 3 years service in U.S. Army [Henry Heck]
Heller, Adam, white, of City of Savannah (#2993), from Germany; naturalized in District Court, 10 Oct 1859, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [Adam Heller]
Helmboldt, George, white, of City of Savannah (#2602), from Germany; naturalized in U.S. District Court, 14 Aug 1855, Savannah, Georgia [George Helmboldt]
Henderson, Allan, white, of City of Savannah (#5091), from Scotland; naturalized in Court of Common Pleas, 4 Jan 1855, New York City [Allan Henderson]
Henderson, Thomas, white, of City of Savannah (#1937), from Ireland; naturalized in court, papers lost but citizenship proved [Thomas Henderson]
Hendrick, Patrick, white, of City of Savannah (#831), from Ireland; naturalized in County Court, 27 Aug 1866, Chatham County, Georgia [Patrick Hendrick]
Henges, Martin, white, of City of Savannah (#2544), from Prussia; came to U.S. at 15 years of age [Martin Henges]
Hennessy, Michael, white, of City of Savannah (#550), from Ireland; naturalized in City Court, 5 Jul 1855, Savannah, Georgia [Michael Hennessy]
Henry, William, white, of City of Savannah (#3062), from Ireland; naturalized in Court of Oyer and Terminer, 9 May 1843, Savannah, Georgia [William Henry]
Herrick, John P., white, of City of Savannah (#739), from Ireland; naturalized in court, papers lost but citizenship proved [John P. Herrick]
Herrmann, Philip, white, of City of Savannah (#2855), from Prussia; came to U.S. under 18 years of age [Philip Herrmann]
Hess, Nathan, white, of City of Savannah (#5364), from Germany; came to U.S. at 12 years of age [Nathan Hess]
Hickey, Thomas, white, of City of Savannah (#4992), from Ireland; naturalized in City Court, 18 Jul 1867, Savannah, Georgia [Thomas Hickey]
Hicks, William H., white, of City of Savannah (#4866), from England; naturalized in court, papers lost but citizenship proved [William H. Hicks]
Higgins, Patrick, white, of City of Savannah (#2809), from Ireland; naturalized in City Court, 11 Nov 1857, Savannah, Georgia [Patrick Higgins]
Hindle, Henry, white, of City of Savannah (#2498), from England; naturalized in Superior Court, 17 Feb 1857, Savannah, Georgia [Henry Hindle]
Hirsbach, Joseph, white, of City of Savannah (#1842), from Germany; naturalized in Inferior Court, 15 Apr 1866, Eastern District, Georgia [Joseph Hirsbach]
Hirsch, David, white, of City of Savannah (#3046), from Germany; naturalized in court, papers lost but citizenship proved [David Hirsch]
Hirsch, Hermann, white, of City of Savannah (#4963), from Prussia; naturalized in County Court, 18 Dec 1855, New Hanover County, North Carolina [Hermann Hirsch]
Hirt, Constantine, white, of City of Savannah (#4760), from Germany; naturalized in County Court, 21 Aug 1866, Chatham County, Georgia [Constantine Hirt]
Hogan, Mathew, white, of City of Savannah (#2927), from Ireland; naturalized in Superior Court, 16 Jan 1855, Chatham County, Georgia [Mathew Hogan]
Hohenstein, Adam, white, of City of Savannah (#888), from Germany; naturalized in City Court, 8 Jul 1858, Savannah, Georgia [Adam Hohenstein]
Hohenstein, Louis, white, of City of Savannah (#4821), from Prussia; naturalized in City Court, 7 Jul 1858, Savannah, Georgia [Louis Hohenstein]
Holiday, Andrew, white, of Chatham County (#1015), from Ireland; naturalized 1822, State of New York, certified by B. Cole, Sheriff [Andrew Holiday]
Holverson, Christopher, white, of Chatham County (#2086), from Sweden; naturalized by John C. Nichols, 8 Aug 1855, Savannah, Georgia, District Court [Christopher Holverson]
Honig, Adolph, white, of City of Savannah (#5001), from Germany; naturalized in County Court, 19 Jul 1867, Chatham County, Georgia [Adolph Honig]
Horan, Bernard J., white, of City of Savannah (#5079), from Ireland; naturalized in City Court, 19 Jul 1867, Savannah, Georgia [Bernard J. Horan]
Horrigan, Cornelius, white, of City of Savannah (#3491), from Ireland; naturalized in County Court, 16 Aug 1866, Chatham County, Georgia [Cornelius Horrigan]
Houlihan, Martin, white, of City of Savannah (#1020), from Ireland; naturalized in Court of Common Pleas, 18 Feb 1843, Savannah, Georgia [Martin Houlihan]
Houlihan, Thomas, white, of City of Savannah (#1315), from Ireland; naturalized in court, 4 Oct 1864, Albany, New York [Thomas Houlihan]
Houseman, Joseph, white, of City of Savannah (#1316), from Germany; naturalized in Circuit Court, 21 Oct 1858, Michigan [Joseph Houseman]
Houston, John, white, of City of Savannah (#2965), from Ireland; naturalized in court, papers lost but citizenship proved [John Houston]
Howe, William D., white, of City of Savannah (#3461), from Ireland; naturalized in Superior Court, 13 Jul 1852, Chatham County, Georgia [William D. Howe]
Humphries, James J., white, of City of Savannah (#4208), from England; naturalized in court, papers lost but citizenship proved [James J. Humphries]
Hussey, William, white, of City of Savannah (#1478), from Ireland; naturalized in City Court, 6 Nov 1856, Savannah, Georgia [William Hussey]
Immen, John, white, of City of Savannah (#3909), from Germany; naturalized in Court of Common Pleas, 2 Aug 1856, New York City [John Immen]
Innis, James, white, of City of Savannah (#2999), from Ireland; naturalized in County Court, 1 Sep 1866, Chatham County, Georgia [James Innis]
Irving, Alexander, white, of City of Savannah (#3849), from Scotland; naturalized in Superior Court, 25 Oct 1853, Richmond County, Georgia [Aleander Irving]
Iusti, J. A. W., white, of City of Savannah (#1453), from Germany; naturalized in Superior Court, 27 Oct 1849, Charleston, South Carolina [J. A. W. Iusti]
Ivers, Edward, white, of City of Savannah (#2375), from Canada; came to U.S. under 18 years of age [Edward Ivers]
Jacoby, Anthony, white, of City of Savannah (#3264), from Germany; naturalized in City Court, 12 Nov 1857, Savannah, Georgia [Anthony Jacoby]
James, William, white, of City of Savannah (#3650), from Wales; naturalized in Superior Court, 4 Dec 1854, Chatham County, Georgia [William James]
Jansen, George A., white, of City of Savannah (#3758), from Germany; no naturalization information recorded [George A. Jansen]
Jenkinson, James, white, of City of Savannah (#3763), from Ireland; naturalized in Court of Nisi Prius, 24 Sep 1860, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [James Jenkinson]
Jones, George J., white, of City of Savannah (#3170), from England; came to U.S. under 18 years of age [George J. Jones]
Jones, Thomas, white, of City of Savannah (#1919), from Ireland; naturalized in court, papers lost but citizenship proved [Thomas Jones]
Jordan, Edward, white, of City of Savannah (#2930), from Ireland; naturalized in City Court, 9 Jul 1867, Savannah, Georgia [Edward Jordan]
Joseph, Emanuel, white, of City of Savannah (#5356), from Isla Fagae; papers lost but citizenship proved [Emanuel Joseph]
Judge, James, white, of City of Savannah (#4803), from Ireland; naturalized in City Court, 7 May 1856, Savannah, Georgia [James Judge]
Judge, John, white, of City of Savannah (#3877), from Ireland; naturalized in U.S. District Court, 15 Aug 1859, Savannah, Georgia [John Judge]
Kain, Francis, white, of City of Savannah (#1643), from Ireland; naturalized in court, papers lost but citizenship proved [Francis Kain]
Kann, Edward, white, of City of Savannah (#2932), from Germany; naturalized in court, papers lost but citizenship proved [Edward Kann]
Kavanaugh, Patrick, white, of City of Savannah (#3355), from Ireland; naturalized in court, papers lost but citizenship proved [Patrick Kavanaugh]
Kean, Edward, white, of City of Savannah (#2858), from Ireland; naturalized in court, 6 Nov 1848, Savannah, Georgia [Edward Kean]
Keating, Andrew, white, of City of Savannah (#4904), from Ireland; naturalized in City Court, 4 Mar 1857, Savannah, Georgia [Andrew Keating]
Keating, John, white, of City of Savannah (#2308), from Ireland; excluded, alien [John Keating]
Kehoe, James, white, of City of Savannah (#3577), from Ireland; came to U.S. at 2 years of age [James Kehoe]
Kehoe, Patrick, white, of City of Savannah (#2971), from Ireland; naturalized in Superior Court, 14 May 1860, Chatham County, Georgia [Patrick Kehoe]
Kehoe, William, white, of City of Savannah (#4344), from Ireland; came to U.S. at 4 years of age [William Kehoe]
Keirns, Darby, white, of City of Savannah (#4366), from Ireland; naturalized in Superior Court, 25 Sep 1856, New York City [Darby Keirns]
Kelleher, Michael, white, of City of Savannah (#2908), from Ireland; naturalized in court, papers lost but citizenship proved [Michael Kelleher]
Kelly, James, white, of City of Savannah (#2550), from Ireland; naturalized in U.S. District Court, 1st Tuesday Sep 1856, Maryland [James Kelly]
Kelly, John, white, of City of Savannah (#1838), from Ireland; naturalized in Court of Common Pleas, 15 May 1857, New York City [John Kelly]
Kelly, Michael, white, of City of Savannah (#2034), from Ireland; came to U.S. at 12 years of age [Michael Kelly]
Kelsey, Louis J., colored, of City of Savannah (#1050), from Canada West; naturalized through service in U.S. Army [Louis J. Kelsey]
Kennedy, John, white, of City of Savannah (#3156), from Ireland; naturalized in court, papers lost but citizenship proved [John Kennedy]
Kennedy, William, white, of City of Savannah (#932), from Ireland; naturalized in court, papers lost but citizenship proved [William Kennedy]
Kenny, John, white, of City of Savannah (#2695), from Ireland; came to U.S. under 18 years of age [John Kenny]
Kenny, Lawrence, white, of City of Savannah (#5215), from Ireland; naturalized in court, proof of citizenship given [Lawrence Kenny]
Kenny, Michael, white, of City of Savannah (#5216), from Ireland; came to U.S. a minor, father a citizen [Michael Kenny]
Kerrigan, James, white, of City of Savannah (#4781), from Ireland; naturalized in court, papers in New York but citizenship proved [James Kerrigan]
Kiesling, Gustavus, white, of Chatham County (#1524), from Foreigner; no naturalization information recorded [Gustavus Kiesling]
Killorin, Patrick, white, of City of Savannah (#3432), from Ireland; naturalized in court, papers lost but citizenship proved [Patrick Killorin]
King, Benjamin, colored, of City of Savannah (#764), from Africa; sold into slavery in the U.S. in 1803 [Benjamin King]
Kirby, Michael, white, of City of Savannah (#3507), from Ireland; naturalized in court, papers lost but citizenship proved [Michael Kirby]
Kirby, Timothy, white, of City of Savannah (#2643), from Ireland; naturalized in City Court, 21 Dec 1860, Savannah, Georgia [Timothy Kirby]
Klug, Frederick, white, of City of Savannah (#3173), from Germany; naturalized in City Court, 8 May 1857, Savannah, Georgia [Frederick Klug]
Knorr, Louis, white, of City of Savannah (#4870), from Germany; naturalized in City Court, 11 Dec 1855, Savannah, Georgia [Louis Knorr]
Koch, John F., white, of City of Savannah (#3345), from Germany; naturalized in U.S. District Court, 15 Aug 1843, Savannah, Georgia [John F. Koch]
Kohler, August, white, of City of Savannah (#502), from Germany; naturalized in court, papers lost but citizenship proved [August Kohler]
Kohn, Jacob, white, of City of Savannah (#3172), from Germany; naturalized in City Court, 28 Feb 1859, Savannah, Georgia [Jacob Kohn]
Kolb, Ferdinand, white, of City of Savannah (#3089), from Germany; naturalized in court, papers lost but citizenship proved [Ferdinand Kolb]
Koox, J., white, of City of Savannah (#1405), from Germany; naturalized in court, papers lost [J. Koox]
Krauss, Moses, white, of City of Savannah (#2623), from Germany; came to U.S. under 18 years of age [Moses Krauss]
Krauss, Peter, white, of City of Savannah (#1352), from Germany; naturalized in Court of Oyer and Terminer, 19 Nov 1846, Savannah, Georgia [Peter Krauss]
Krewter, Daniel S., white, of City of Savannah (#3315), from Germany; came to U.S. under 18 years of age [Daniel S. Krewter]
Krouskoff, Solomon, white, of City of Savannah (#1785), from Prussia; excluded, alien [Solomon Krouskoff]
Kuck, Frederick, white, of City of Savannah (#2280), from Germany; naturalized in City Court, 14 Oct 1851, Charleston, South Carolina [Frederick Kuck]
Kuhlman, Christian, white, of City of Savannah (#5163), from Germany; came to U.S. under 18 years of age [Christian Kuhlman]
Lacey, Lawrence, white, of City of Savannah (#1203), from Ireland; naturalized in court, papers lost [Lawrence Lacey]
Lane, Patrick G., white, of City of Savannah (#1672), from Ireland; naturalized in City Court, 6 Nov 1856, Savannah, Georgia [Patrick G. Lane]
Lannahan, Thomas, white, of City of Savannah (#4973), from Ireland; naturalized in Court of Common Pleas, 7 Nov 1853, Savannah, Georgia [Thomas Lannahan]
Lannert, John, white, of City of Savannah (#5315), from Germany; came to U.S. under 18 years of age [John Lannert]
Laracy, Michael, white, of City of Savannah (#3209), from Ireland; naturalized in City and County Court, 23 Jan 1856, New York [Michael Laracy]
Latham, John T., white, of City of Savannah (#2155), from Ireland; papers lost [John T. Latham]
Laughlin, Patrick, white, of City of Savannah (#3391), from Ireland; naturalized in Superior Court, 6 Nov 1851, Chatham County, Georgia [Patrick Laughlin]
Laurens, Peter, white, of City of Savannah (#3289), from France; naturalized in court, papers lost but citizenship proved [Peter Laurens]
Lavin, Michael, white, of City of Savannah (#157), from Ireland; naturalized in Justice’s Court, 15 Jun 1849, Albany, New York [Michael Lavin]
Ledlie, Charles, white, of City of Savannah (#3807), from Ireland; came to U.S. under 18 years of age [Charles Ledlie]
Lee, Charles, white, of City of Savannah (#320), from Ireland; came to U.S. under 18 years of age [Charles Lee]
Lee, Daniel, white, of City of Savannah (#1894), from Ireland; naturalized in Superior Court, 23 Jan 1854, Chatham County, Georgia [Daniel Lee]
LeHardy, Julius C., white, of City of Savannah (#3886), from Belgium; came to U.S. under 18 years of age [Julius C. LeHardy]
Lenzer, Casper, white, of City of Savannah (#1522), from Germany; naturalized in Court of Common Pleas, 7 Nov 1844, Savannah, Georgia [Casper Lenzer]
Leonard, James, white, of City of Savannah (#1759), from Ireland; came to U.S. under 18 years of age [James Leonard]
Leonard, Thomas, white, of City of Savannah (#1130), from Ireland; excluded, citizenship not proved [Thomas Leonard]
Levi, Harris, white, of City of Savannah (#3430), from Poland; naturalized in Court of Common Pleas, 13 Nov 1858, New York City [Harris Levi]
Levi, Lewis, white, of City of Savannah (#2598), from Poland; naturalized in court, papers lost but citizenship proved [Lewis Levi]
Lichte, Henry F., white, of City of Savannah (#399), from Prussia; naturalized in City Court, Oct 1846, Charleston, South Carolina [Henry F. Lichte]
Lilienthal, L., white, of City of Savannah (#299), from Germany; naturalized in Court of Common Pleas, 5 Mar 1850, Columbia, South Carolina [L. Lilienthal]
Lilienthal, Moses, white, of City of Savannah (#1966), from Germany; naturalized in Court of Common Pleas, 4 Oct 1848, Richland District, South Carolina [Moses Lilienthal]
Lind, W. B., colored, of City of Savannah (#5394), from West Indies; naturalized through service in U.S. Army [W. B. Lind]
Lindenstruch, John, white, of City of Savannah (#4880), from Germany; naturalized in Superior Court, 30 Jan 1867, Chatham County, Georgia [John Lindenstruch]
Lindner, Henry W., white, of City of Savannah (#2879), from Germany; naturalized in court, papers lost but citizenship proved [Henry W. Lindner]
Loewenthal, Hartwig, white, of City of Savannah (#4463), from Prussia; naturalized in Superior Court, 19 Jun 1866, Chatham County, Georgia [Hartwig Loewenthal]
Loewenthal, Magnus, white, of City of Savannah (#3876), from Prussia; naturalized in City Court, 1 Dec 1854, Savannah, Georgia [Mangus Loewenthal]
Logan, Luke, white, of City of Savannah (#3211), from Ireland; naturalized in Inferior Court, 23 Aug 1856, Chatham County, Georgia [Luke Logan]
Long, James P., white, of City of Savannah (#3429), from Ireland; naturalized in court, papers lost but citizenship proved [James P. Long]
Lorch, John, white, of City of Savannah (#4948), from Germany; naturalized in City Court, 18 Jul 1867, Savannah, Georgia [John Lorch]
Lord, John, white, of City of Savannah (#5030), from England; naturalized in Superior Court, Nov 1860, Chatham County, Georgia [John Lord]
Louis, Lehman, white, of City of Savannah (#4889), from Germany; naturalized in U.S. District Court, 16 Aug 1866, Savannah, Georgia [Lehman Louis]
Love, James, white, of City of Savannah (#4391), from Ireland; came to U.S. at 2 years of age [James Love]
Lovett, Eugene, white, of City of Savannah (#5193), from Ireland; naturalized in Court of Common Pleas, 18 May 1865, New York City [Eugene Lovett]
Lovett, John, white, of City of Savannah (#2055), from Ireland; naturalized in Superior Court, 21 Jul 1856, New York City [John Lovett]
Lowe, John, white, of City of Savannah (#2361), from Ireland; naturalized in City Court, 9 Nov 1857, Savannah, Georgia [John Lowe]
Lynch, John, white, of City of Savannah (#4812), from Ireland; naturalized in City Court, 29 Feb 1860, Savannah, Georgia [John Lynch]
Lynskey, John, white, of City of Savannah (#4210), from Ireland; naturalized in Superior Court, 24 Oct 1851, New York City [John Lynskey]
Lyons, John, white, of City of Savannah (#2434), from Ireland; naturalized in U.S. District Court, 14 Aug 1856, Savannah, Georgia [John Lyons]

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