PIONEERS AND IMMIGRANTS
Certificate of Citizenship for John Beardmore

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Admin/Biog History John B. Beardmore was born in Staffordshire, England in 1827. He was the second of five sons of Francis Beardmore, Sr. and Deborah Malkin Beardmore. Francis was born in Staffordshire in 1790 and Deborah in 1788. In 1850 the entire family immigrated to the United States and settled on a farm in Vinland Township, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. In 1855, John formally applied for United States citizenship. In 1857, he purchased part of his father's farm, while his younger brother George purchased the remainder. John owned 80 acres in Section 15 and 40 acres in Section 10, Vinland Township. The farm was located north of the Village of Clementsville on what is now County T. He married Caroline "Carrie" Hull on January 22, 1860. The couple had two children: Francis "Frank" Beardmore, born circa 1861; and Carrie Beardmore, born circa 1862. John B. Beardmore died December 18, 1896 in Winnebago County.
Classification Archives
Collection Small Collections, People
Dates of Accumulation March 19, 1855
Abstract Certificate of Citizenship given to John Beardmore in Winnebago County, Wisconsin. The document states in part that:

"...he was born in England on or about 1827 that he emigrated to the United States, and landed at the port of New York on or about the month of April in the year 1850, that it is bona fide his intention to become a citizen of the United States and to renounce forever, all allegience and fidelity to any foreign Prince, Potentate, State or Sovereignty whatever, particularly to Victoria Queen of England whereof he is a subject.
(signed) John Beardmore
Subscribed and sworn to the 19th day of March A. D. 1855."
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Legal Status Oshkosh Public Museum
Object ID SC618.14.1
Object Name Certificate, Citizenship
People Beardmore, John B.
Subjects Immigrants
Emigration & immigration
Citizenship
Pioneers
Title Certificate of Citizenship for John Beardmore
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