18 August 2012
Could It Have Been McKee?
I was using these declarations to pick up signatures for Daily Genealogy Transcriber and I originally thought that the man's last name was McKee and thought it odd that a "McKee" was giving up allegiance to the King of Prussia.
Upon further reading and a little thought, I realized that the clerk had written John Mikel as the name and that the declarant has signed Johan Michael.
This image comes from volume 4 of Declarations of Intent to Naturalize in Hancock County, Illinois.