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! 27 New Citizens From 12 Countries' Some Married GIs; Others Fled Tyranny Some escaped from the Russians, some sonic escaped married from U. S. the Nazis, servicemen and some came .seeking freedom .stationed abroad this country and security. There were 27 persons in Federal District Court Thursday to re eeive their U. S. citizenship before | J udg ,. Hcnry iy (JraVCll. They FC P EC. , ,„ . . ,, . , Tiiejresciiied J2 countries, the judge j noted With only luo hours warning,! j.she had to leave her home behind and flee from the Russians as they came into East Germany in J945 Adelheid Maria Rosenau, 909 Virginia S. E., told the judge in answer to a question. All his relatives were left bchinci when he fled from Latvia into Germany, John E. Stmtlergaard, Carolina N. E., told the judge. He now is the adopted son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sondergaard. Married Soldier Margarete Turner, JIG 7th N. E., met; her soldier husband iq her native Bavaria while he was stationed there, .she revealed. "Was your husband'also in the Army when you met him in the Philippines?" Judge Graven asked Gloria Diaz Smiley, Garrison. ,'•***** NEW CITIZENS—Loo McNcolcy, clerk of the U.S. Dis- Johnson, Walter Singleton, Mrs. Singleton and Miss In- trict Court, administered the oath of allegiance to a class of 27 Thursday. The new U.S. citizens (left to right) are: Back'row—John E. Sondergaard, Margarete Turner, Nels Olson, Adelheid Maria Roaehau, Sena Marie Simonsen, Elizabeth Ann Tjarien, Roelof Hopkes; third row—Peter Ohme, Andrew Askeland, Mrs. Askeland, Herbert Carl grid Dorothy Hart; second row—Lena Rieken, Elizabeth Gercles, Frances Mary Cuellar, the Rev. Elias Georges, Mrs. Georges, Harry Lee Felt and 'William Bender; front row—Lars Skjorestacl, Helen Emilia Diesburg, Dagmar Marie Prestholt, Gloria Diaz Smiley, Erika DeVilbiss and Franz Marian Naumyk. oioiie-cazettE photo

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  1. Globe-Gazette,
  2. 03 Dec 1954, Fri,
  3. Page 28

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