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Re: Charles Rayfield
Posted by: Robert Jerin (ID *****9128) Date: November 10, 2012 at 02:43:41
In Reply to: Charles Rayfield by Manuel Herron of 7537

That would be Naturalized Citizen not Nationalized.

Naturalization papers do not give a specific date, they will read that the prospective Citizen arrived "on or about such and such a date" So your search is much too narrow. Also it is not uncommon for the wrong ship and port of entry to be incorrect, after all Charles would have been age 16 or less, so he simply may have been mistaken. And in those years there was no verification of entry into the US when one was Naturalized.

Doing a search allowing a variation of +/- 2 years for the birthdate and 5 years for year of arrival finds

Name:       Carl Rehfeldt
Arrival Date:       18 Nov 1856
Birth Date:       abt 1841
Age:       15
Gender:       Male
Nationality:       German
Place of Origin:       Mecklenburg
Port of Departure:       Hamburg, Germany
Destination:       United States of America
Port of Arrival:       New York
Port Arrival State:       New York
Port Arrival Country:       United States
Ship Name:       N Coopelk
Accpmpanied by
Johann age 50
Johanna age 51 Wife
Johanna age 18 Daughter
Maria age 15 Daughter
Carl age 14 Son

The following couple are found in the 1880 Newton, Manitowoc, Wisconsin census
John REHFELDT age 76
Jane REHFELDT age 74
Living next door are Chas REHFELDT age 31 with wife Charlotte and 7 children


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