Emigration

11 Permission to Emigrate

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.

 

Julius Kirmse - Permission to Emigrate Bill.  Source: Helen (kirmse) Hacker shared this document 2005.
Julius Kirmse – Permission to Emigrate Bill.  Source: Helen (kirmse) Hacker shared this document 2005.

The following is an English translation of the above document.

Emigration Bill

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]

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Reg. Dep. C no: 42 Febr. 1853

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C. Roemer

Notes

  1. Julius Kirmse is from the village of Fichtenhainichen in the Duchy of Saxe-Altenburg.  
  2. The date appears on a crease of the document making it difficult to read. When magnified, the date is 3 February 1853.
    Emigration Permission - Date - Enlarged
    Emigration Permission – Date Enlarged
  3. Julius Kirmse, born 6 February 1835, obtained his permission to emigrate to America 3 days before his 18th birthday.

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