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MILLER APPLICATION # 1913

George Hilderbrand

Muskogee Co., Webbers Falls, Oklahoma

Admitted. Applicant enrolled by Drennen in 1851, Tahlequah # 294.

Commissioner of Indian Affairs

Washington, D. C.

Sir:

I hereby make application for such share as me be due me of the fund appropriated by the Act of Congress approved June 30, 1906, in accordance with the decrees of the Court of Claims of May 18, 1905, and May 28, 1906, in favor of the Eastern Cherokees. The evidence of identity is herewith subjoined.

1. State Full Name:

English Name- George Hilderbrand

Indian Name- Gu-na

2. Residence- Webbers Falls, Indian Territory, 6 miles West

3.. Town and Post Office- Webbers Falls

4.. County-

5.. State- Indian Territory

6.. Date and Place of Birth- about 1835 or 1840 near Tahlequah, Indian Territory

7.. By what right do you claim to share? If you claim through more than one relative living in 1851, set forth each claim

separately: Myself, my father, my mother, grandparents also by any other right rolls my show I am entitled to.

8.. Are you married? Widower

9.. Name and age of wife or husband-

10. Give names of your father and mother, and your mother's name before marriage-

Father- English name- Moses Hilderbrand

Indian name- Wase

Mother- English name- Katie Hilderbrand

Indian name- Tut-tee

Maiden name- Katie Hornet

11.. Where were they born? Both parents born in Cherokee Nation East

12.. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time Both parents residing near Tahlequah, Indian Territory

13.. Date of death of your father and mother? Father- 1877 Mother- about 1865

14.. Were they ever enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where- Think they got emigrant money each payment in Cherokee Nation after government moved them out here till their death.

15.. Name all your brothers and sisters, giving ages, and if not living, give date of death- Tom Hilderbrand b. Unknown d. about 1870

Dinah Hilderbrand b. Unknown d. about 1878 or 1880\

Nancy Hilderbrand b. Unknown d. Unknown

Sallie Hilderbrand b. Unknown d. Unknown

William Hilderbrand b. Unknown d. Unknown

16.. State English and Indian name of your grandparents on both father's and mother's side, if possible-

FATHER'S SIDE-

George Hilderbrand, Indian name Gu-na

Grandmother, unknown

MOTHER'S SIDE-

Hornet (grandfather)

Ollie Hornet (grandmother)

17.. Where were they born? UNKNOWN

18.. Where did they reside in 1851, if living at that time? Near Tahlequah, Indian Territory

19.. Give names of all their children, and residence, if living; if not living, give dates of deaths

1.. English name- Mike Hilderbrand; Indian name- Unknown; Residence- Unknown

2.. English name- George Hilderbrand; Indian name- Unknown; Residence- Unknown

3.. English name- Samuel Hilderbrand; Indian name- ; Residence-

4.. English name- Wilson Hornet; Indian name- Ge-du-naski; Residence-

5.. English name- Peter Hornet; Indian name- Wa-to-ule; Residence-

3.. Have you ever been enrolled for annuities, land, or other benefits? If so, state when and where- At Tahlequah in 1851 (I think) and for each payment in Cherokee Nation since to date final disposition of lands of Cherokee Nation.

21. To expedite identification, claimant should give the full English and Indian names, if possible, of their paternal and maternal ancestors back to 1835.

My father and mother were both living in 1835.

REMARKS

(Under this head the applicant may give additional information that he believes will assist in proving his claim).

The applicant is a full blood and there being no interpreter here give answers that best I could possibly get there. They keep no records so do not remember date.

Signed: C. W. Milligan, Notary Public

Note: Answers should be brief but explicit: the words 'yes' , 'no', and 'unknown' may be used in cases where applicable. Read the questions carefully.

I solemnly swear that the foregoing statements made by me are true to the best of my knowledge and belief.

Witness to Mark: M. J. Scott and J. H. Jackson

Signed: George 'X' Hilderbrand

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 22nd day of September 1906.

Signed: C. W. Milligan, Notary Public

AFFIDAVIT

(The following affidavit must be sworn to by two or more witnesses who are well acquainted with the applicant.)

Personally appeared before me M. J. Scott and J. H. Jackson, who being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with George Hilderbrand, who makes the foregoing application and statements, and have known him for 20 years and 10 years, respectively, and know him to be the identical person he represents himself to be, and that the statements made by him are true, to the best of their knowledge and belief, and they have no interest whatever in his claim.

Signature of Witnesses: M. J. Scott and J. H. Jackson

Subscribed and sworn to before me on this 22nd day of September 1906

C. W. Milligan, Notary Public

Supplemental Application for Minor Children

Special Commissioner of the Court of Claims,

601 Ouray Building, Washington, D. C.

Sirs,

I hereby make application for such share as may be due my minor children of the fund appropriated by the Act of Congress June 30, 1906, in accordance with the decree of the Court of Claims of May 18, 1905, and May 28, 1906, if favor of the Eastern Cherokee, and I ask that this be made part of my original application

No. 1913 and 10700 (duplicate)

1.. State you full name: George Hilderbrand

2.. Residence and post office: Webbers Falls

3.. County: District 10

4.. State: Indian Territory

5.. Date and place of birth: about 1850 in Indian Territory

6.. Are you married? Widower

7.. Name and age of wife or husband:

8.. To what tribe of Indians, if any, does he or she belong?

9.. Names of all your children who were living on May 28, 1906:

1. Emma Hilderbrand b. October 24, 1899

2. (also see MA # 28281, Mose Hilderbrand b. 1884)

10.. Where they ever enrolled for money, annuities, land, or other benefits? If so state when and were and with what tribe of Indians. In final roll of Cherokee Nation

REMARKS

(Under this head the applicant may give any additional facts which will assist in proving his claim.)

An Allottee in final disposal of lands of Cherokee Nation

I solemnly swear that the foregoing statements made by me are true to the best of my knowledge and belief.

Witness to Mark: J. W. Simpson and R. R. Jackson

signed: George 'X' Hilderbrand

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 3rd day of July, 1907.

Signed: C. W. Miligan, Notary Public

AFFIDAVIT

(The following affidavit must be sworn to by two or more witnesses who are well acquainted with the applicant)

Personally appeared before me J. W. Simpson and R. R. Jackson who, being duly sworn, on oath depose and say that they are well acquainted with George Hilderbrand , who makes the foregoing application and statement, and have known him for 20 years and 13 years, respectively, and know him to be the identical person he represents himself to be and that on May 28, 1906, he had the children living as above set forth, and that the statements made by him are true, and they have no interest whatever in claim.

Signature of Witnesses: J. W. Simpson and R. R. Jackson

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 3rd day of July 1907.

C. W. Milligan, Notary Public

Drennen Roll Group # 294-Tahlequah District

Caty Hilderbrand

Thomas Hilderbrand

Diannah Hilderbrand

George Hilderbrand

Drennen Roll Group # 293-Tahlequah District

Moses W. Hilderbrand

John Hilderbrand

Anne Hilderbrand

Jane Hilderbrand

Drennen Roll Group # 295-Tahlequah District

Nelson Hilderbrand

Drennen Roll Group # 297-Tahlequah District

Ah-lee Hornet

Peter Hornet

Drennen Roll Group # 297-Tahlequah District

Te-tah-nah-skee Hornet

Sally Hornet

George Hilderbrand, listed as Cherokee

Old Settlers payroll Pg. 419 as George Hilderbrand-40 yrs.(Widower)-Webbers Falls, IT

Dawes Roll # 4440, Census Card # 1666

 


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