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Affidavit of Witness
Affidavit of Witness
In 1913 when Johann Konrad Luft and family became naturalized citizens of the United States, Johann had to sign an oath of allegience to the USA. This is the document signed by the witnesses, Mr. Brueger and Mr. Waldow, Pauline Luft Waldow's father-in-law. 
 
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Amalia (Molly) Luft Kraft Swainson Funeral Program
Amalia (Molly) Luft Kraft Swainson Funeral Program
This is the program from Amalia's funeral. 
 
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Cabin Layout in SS Laurentian
Cabin Layout in SS Laurentian
The cabins in the SS Laurentian...the ship the Luft's came on. 
 
4
Certificate of Arrival
Certificate of Arrival
This is a certificate that records when the Luft family arrived in the USA from Canada. 
 
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Certificate of Death for Anna Christine Sinner Luft
Certificate of Death for Anna Christine Sinner Luft
This certificate shows the vital information for Anna Christine Sinner Luft. Her grave headstone has the wrong date of birth on it. 
 
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Daniel Kraft Birth and Baptism Information
Daniel Kraft Birth and Baptism Information
This is a copy of a document given to Roger Luft by Else Kraft Troger. This Daniel Kraft was Else's grandfather. 
 
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Daniel Tietz Statement
Daniel Tietz Statement
This is a great historical document by Daniel Tietz about his parents, Samuel and Rosina. There is no date on the document, nor is it clear for what occasion it was written. 
 
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David and Salome Luft 50th Anniversary Thank You
David and Salome Luft 50th Anniversary Thank You
This is the thank you that was used by David and Salome following their 50th wedding anniversary celebration at Trinity Lutheran Church in Culbertson, Montana, in December of 1974. 
 
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David Luft Birth Document
David Luft Birth Document
This is the birth document for David Luft that indicates that he was born in Wallace, Sask. (near Yorkton)in the North West Territories (Canada). 
 
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David Luft Obituary
David Luft Obituary
Newspaper obituary for David Luft. 
 
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Declaration of Intention for Naturalization-Johann Konrad Luft
Declaration of Intention for Naturalization-Johann Konrad Luft
In May of 1907, Johann Konrad (this is when his spelling became Conrad) filed his intention to become naturalized in the USA. His birth date is wrong on this document and this indicates that came from Canada to the USA on the Canadian Pacific Railroad. The petition for naturalization has his correct birth date but says the railroad was the Soo Line. 
 
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Elizabeth Catherine Luft Funeral Program
Elizabeth Catherine Luft Funeral Program
This is the funeral program for Elizabether (Lizzy) Luft Kaschube. 
 
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Friedens Gemeinde Cemetery
Friedens Gemeinde Cemetery
This document shows who is buried in the cemetary about 12 miles NW of Culbertson, Montana. It is where many of the Germans from Russia who lived in that area are buried. 
 
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Homestead Land Receipt
Homestead Land Receipt
This is the receipt for the homestead of 320 acres for the Luft family. 
 
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Interview with 'Aunt Lizzie'
Interview with "Aunt Lizzie"
In 1978 Vernon Luft conducted an oral interview with Elizabeth Catherine Luft Kaschube. The interview was later transcribed by Jerry Kraft (great nephew to Aunt Lizzie) and further edited by Roger Luft for accuracy of names and places. 
 
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Johann Konrad Luft Newspaper Article
Johann Konrad Luft Newspaper Article
Ths is a reprint of a newspaper article for Johann Conrad Luft. It is unknown from which newpaper it was taken. 
 
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Johann Konrad Luft Obituary
Johann Konrad Luft Obituary
This obituary for Johann Konrad Luft is in English and German. 
 
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Letters by Aunt Lizzie
Letters by Aunt Lizzie
These are letters between Elizabeth Catherine Luft Kaschube and Jerry Kraft. Jerry transcribed them as closely as they were written and shared them with Roger Luft in about 1998. Jerry is the grandson of Amalia Luft Kraft, sister to Aunt Lizzie. Thanks for sharing, Jerry. 
 
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Luft and Kraft Obituaries
Luft and Kraft Obituaries
This is a copy of a few of the Luft and Jacob Kraft obituaries. Jacob was the husband of Amalia Luft. 
 
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Luft Homestead Documents
Luft Homestead Documents
This is a two page document filed in Glasgow, Valley County, Montana, that specifies the exact location of the Luft homestead of 320 acres. 
 
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Luft Homestead Papers, Page 2
Luft Homestead Papers, Page 2
This is page 2 of the homestead document. 
 
22
Oath of Allegiance
Oath of Allegiance
This is the Oath of Allegiance signed by Johann Konrad Luft renouncing King George of Great Briton and Ireland. The Luft's were citizens of Canada before coming to the USA. 
 
23
Pauline Luft Waldow Funeral Program
Pauline Luft Waldow Funeral Program
This is a copy of the program from Pauline Luft Waldow's funeral. 
 
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Petition for Naturalization - Luft Family
Petition for Naturalization - Luft Family
This is the petition for naturalization to become citizens of the USA. It include Johann, Christine, Amalia, Alexander, Gottlieb, and David. The two oldest daughters who came to the USA, Katherine and Elizabeth, are not included.  
 
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Portion of Manifest with Luft Information Page 1
Portion of Manifest with Luft Information Page 1
Page 1 of Manifest 
 
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Portion of Manifest with Luft Information Page 2
Portion of Manifest with Luft Information Page 2
Page 2 of Luft Part of Manifest. 
 
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Portion of Manifest with Luft Information Page 3
Portion of Manifest with Luft Information Page 3
Luft ship manifest page 3 
 
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Portion of Manifest with Luft Information Page 4
Portion of Manifest with Luft Information Page 4
This is the page of the manifest that you will find Johann Konrad Luft and those who came with him on the ship. 
 
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Portion of Manifest with Luft Information Page 5
Portion of Manifest with Luft Information Page 5
Luft ship manifest page 5. 
 
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Portion of Manifest with Luft Information Page 6
Portion of Manifest with Luft Information Page 6
Luft ship manifest page 6. 
 
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Portion of Manifest with Luft Information Page 7
Portion of Manifest with Luft Information Page 7
Luft ship manifest page 7 
 
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Portion of Manifest with Luft Information Page 8
Portion of Manifest with Luft Information Page 8
Luft ship manifest page 8. 
 
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Portion of Manifest with Luft Information Page 9
Portion of Manifest with Luft Information Page 9
Luft ship manifest page 9. 
 
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Salome Tietz Luft Obituary and Funeral Progam
Salome Tietz Luft Obituary and Funeral Progam
This is the obituary and funeral program for Salome Tietz Luft. 
 
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SS Laurentian Information
SS Laurentian Information
This document gives some history of the SS Laurentian, which was first named Polynesian. 
 
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Tietz Obituaries
Tietz Obituaries
This is a collection of a few Tietz obituaries. 
 
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Tietz Ship Manifest Page 1
Tietz Ship Manifest Page 1
Tietz ship (SS Main) manifest page 1 
 
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Tietz Ship Manifest Page 2
Tietz Ship Manifest Page 2
Tietz ship (SS Main) manifest page 2 
 
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Tietz Ship Manifest Page 3
Tietz Ship Manifest Page 3
This is the page of the manifest where you will find the Tietz family and Jacob Kraft. However, the name is misspelled, so look for TITZ rather than Tietz. 
 
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Tietz Ship Manifest Page 4
Tietz Ship Manifest Page 4
Tietz ship (SS Main) manifest Page 4.