----Source: Publication Title: Investigative Case Files of the Bureau of Investigation 1908-1922
Series: Old German Files, 1909-21
Case Number: 357047
Suspect Name: Otto Steinberg
Roll Number: 790
Contact: Ken Wood
FBI Papers looking into any anti-American feeling of Joseph Stuchy of Neillsville, Wisconsin 1919
Office of the Clark County Clerk of Court
GEO. A. URE, clerk
Neillsville, Wisconsin Feb. 26, 1919
State of Wisconsin
I, Louis Olson and Laura Olson wife, hereby make the following statement that I have known Joseph Suchy to be a good honorable man and known him to be a good citizen in every way for the past five years. And I know he has bought six hundred ($600) dollars worth of Liberty Bonds and also, bought about forty ($40) dollars worth of War stamps and he has donated to the Red Cross, in fact any work pertaining the welfare of the War.
In all conversations we had with him, he always stood for the right and believed in defending our country.
We are no relations to this party, whatever.
Mrs. Lewis Olson
Sworn and subscribed before me on this 22nd day of April, 1919.
Herman Worth (?)
Notary Public Clark Co. Wisconsin
Application No. 5854172
APPLICATION FOR EXCEPTION FROM THE CLASSIFICATION OF ALIEN ENEMY
(Under Subdivision Eleven of the Act of Congress approved May 9, 1918, amending the Naturalization Laws of the United States)
To the President of the United States:
The undersigned hereby makes application to be excepted from the classification of "Alien enemy" for the purpose of obtaining the privilege of applying for naturalization as a citizen of the United States and says the following:
1. My name is Joseph Suchy
2 The following are other names used at any time by me. None
My reasons for using the forgoing names are ________________
3 I reside at City of Neillsville, Wisc.
4 I have resided at this place for the following length of time June 15, 1917
5 I have resided at the following places since January 1, 1914 Hillsboro, Wis. January 1, 1914 to June 15, 1917
6 I was born in Bohemia Austria Lhota Swetauorm
7 I am Married
7c The following are the names, ages, places of residence, and places of birth of all of my children under twenty-one:
Name Age Place of Birth Place of Residence
Mary Elenor NA Hillsboro, Wisc. City of Neillsville
The name of my wife is Elizabeth
She was born in Wisconsin
And now resides at City of Neillsville, Wis.
8 Have you a Father? Yes Mother? Yes Brother? Yes Sister? Yes
9 Give name, relationship, age, and present place of residence of father, mother, brother, sister, and
John Suchy Father 70 New Lisbon, Wis
Barbara Suchy Mother 68 New Lisbon, Wis
Frank Suchy Brother 37 O’Neill, Neb
James Suchy Brother 26 O’Neill, Neb
Charles Suchy Brother 24 New Lisbon, Wis
Anton Suchy Brother 18 New Lisbon, Wis
Beatrice (?) Sister 20 New Lisbon, Wis
Mary Claire Daughter Na Neillsville, Wis
10 I arrived in the United States on Sept. 23, 1907
11 I arrived in the United States at New York, N.Y. on ? Prince Wilhelm
12 I made my Declaration of Intention to become a citizen of the United States on January 18, 1916 in Viroqua Circuit Court Vernon County Wisc Court, of Vernon Co. Wis. I resided at that time at Hillsboro, Wis
13 Did you ever declare your intention to become a citizen of the United States at any other time?
(a) If so, when and where? O'Neill Neb
14 My present occupation, my occupations since January 1, 1914, together with the places, dates, names of my employer, and nature of my employment are as follows :
Cigar maker from January 1, 1914 to Feb. 14, 1918 on my farm since to date
15 The names, places of residence, sand nationality of my parents (if living) are : John Suchy New Lisbon, Wis Bohemian Barbara Suchy New Lisbon Wis Bohemian
16 I applied for second or final papers of naturalization in the United States on July 20 1918 at Neillsville, Wis in the Circuit Court.
17 Have you ever reported or registered with a consul or representative of any country for any purpose
Whatever? No State when, where, to whom, what country, and for what purpose you reported or
18 Have you ever been naturalized, or attempted to be naturalized, partly or wholly, in any country other Than the United States? No
State when and where, and if so naturalized or not: Never
19 From what country have you received a release or discharge from nationality? No
20 I emigrated from the country on my birth on Sept 12 1901, and since have resided in the following
Countries for the length of time stated:
Was in Canada three times for a short time at a time, worked at cigar trader in 1906 & 1907 & 1908
21 State details of any naval or military service or employment of any kind by any government of any
22 Have you ever been arrested or detained on any charge? No
23 Have you nor or have you previously had any relatives in the military, naval, or other service of any
Country ? Father when young Give name, age, relationship, place of residence, and nature of
Service of such relatives.
John Suchy 70 Father Was in Austrian Army when young
24 Have you a permit to enter prohibited areas in the United States? No Give number of permit No
25 Have you received permission from any country or State to apply for naturalization? No State
26 Have you registered as an "Alien enemy?" No
27 Have you filed your petition for final papers of naturalization in the United States? Yes
State when and where Neillsville Circuit Court July 20 1918
28 The following are languages which I speak, read, or write:
Spoken Bohemian English
Written Bohemian English
Read Bohemian English
I attach hereto a statement for the purpose of establishing my loyalty to the United States and of my reasons for making this application, and the affidavits of two reputable citizens of the United States in support thereof, who are not related to me and have known me for a period of at least five years, which are marked Exhibits "A," "B," and "C," and are made a part hereof.
Joseph Stuchy (Signature)
United States of America
State of WisconsinCounty of Clark, Joseph Stuchy being first duly sworn, deposes and says that he is the applicant in the foregoing application and that each and every statement therein is true.
Joseph Stuchy (Signature)
Sworn before me and subscribed in my presence at Neillsville, Clark County, Wisconsin, by the foregoing applicant, who is to me personally known, on this 28 day of Feb, 1914
George A. Ure (Signature)
Clerk Circuit Court
Clark County, Wis
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Office of Clerk of Circuit Court
Clark County, Wisconsin Exhibit A
Geo A. Ure, Clerk
I Joseph Suchy herby make the following statements that I bot (bought) $600 of Liberty Bonds & I am ready to buy more next time.
I bot (bought) about $40 of War Stamps.
I have donated to the Red Cross and have always done what I could when called on for war activities.
I have always worked & talked for the United States. I have never favored Austria & did not before she entered the war. I came here when I was 17 years old and have always made this country my country & my home, and the reason I did not take out my papers sooner when I was young I did not know any better and after I was 21 years old I never have been long enough in one place to get my full citizen papers for no fault of mine.
I fully believe this war with Germany & Austria was justified and would have willingly went & defended this country if I had been called on with other married men with families.
Signed & dated this 28 day of Beby (Feby)1919.
Joseph Suchy (Signature)
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