This Auswanderungsschein (Emigration Permit) granted Julius Kirmse permission to emigrate to America and released him from all obligations to the Duchy of Altenburg. From Julius Kirmse’s emigration permit, we know his ancestral home, his destination and the approximate date of his emigration.
The following is an English translation of the above document.
Following the decision by the ducal state government here to grant
Julius Kirmse of Fichtenhainichen
his request to emigrate to America, released from all duties of a subject of the Duchy of Altenburg, the approval of the petition is hereby certified.
Altenburg, 3 February 1853
Duchy of Saxony State Government
[SEAL:] DUCHY OF SAXONY STATE GOVERNMENT AT ALTENBURG [signature]
Reg. Dep. C no: 42 Febr. 1853
- Julius Kirmse is from the village of Fichtenhainichen in the Duchy of Saxe-Altenburg.
- The date appears on a crease of the document making it difficult to read. When magnified, the date is 3 February 1853.
- Julius Kirmse, born 6 February 1835, obtained his permission to emigrate to America 3 days before his 18th birthday.