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August Tubbe paid his taxes every year until he was exempted by his age to pay the poll tax He also cheerfully performed every duty to the best of his ability of a citizen of the United States He served on juries voted in the various elections held in his county and held several positions of honor and trust August Tubbes name was placed by a large part of the people of Nacogdoches County on the ticket for County Judge Not wanting to serve the county in that capacity August Tubbe encouraged voters to select his opponent for the position However two years later in 1892 the people of the district placed August Tubbe name on the ticket for Representative in the Legislature of Texas He was defeated by only a very small plurality During the many years of residency in the United States August Tubbe citizenship and loyalty to the country of the United States was never questioned until 1917 after 62 years of his residency in the United States He considered himself a citizen and had evidence of a good record as a loyal citizen of the United States as well as any natural born citizen would have August Tubbe professed to have done at all times everything in his power to uplift the country and her people morally and religiously as God gave him light to see it The German Emperor nor the German Empire was not in existence until seven years after August Tubbe left his birth place Prussia August corresponded with his sister who remained in Europe for only his first twelve years in the United States because his sister died the twelth year that August lived in the United States August never participated in any correspondence with any German German agent or German sympathizer at any time August Tubbe had children grand children and great grand children all of whom married native born citizens of the United States
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