This week I discovered the court document for Peter Geib’s naturalization on 29 October 1838 in Mercer County, Ohio.  Previously I noted that Peter and his family arrived in New York from Germany on 19 July 1836.   16 months later he purchased land just east of New Bremen, Ohio (which was then in Mercer County).  Only 11 months later he became a US citizen. (see pdf of naturalization document)

This is one of many records that I have found using the vast storehouse of images that are not yet indexed but are available for free online at    If you have not yet taken advantage of this great resource, you may want to watch this brief video (about 4 minutes) that I made to show how I made this discovery.