26 April 2013
Was Cornelia Albers Under-aged When Her Father Naturalized?
I'm betting her father actually is the one who naturalized, probably having done so in Illinois before the family moved to Nebraska. If Cornelia was under age when her father naturalized before 1883, she would have automatically become a citizen upon his naturalization.
My time is best spent looking for the naturalization of Lubbe Albers, her father, and determining how old Cornelia would have been at that point in time.
We'll be discussing Cornelia in an upcoming issue of Casefile Clues.