Dec. 31, 1842

Citizenship Law, issued by the government of Prussia [Present-day Germany]: “5. Adherents of the Jewish faith may only be naturalized with the permission of the Minister of the Interior.” [Researcher’s note: A Minister of the Interior is a government official combining most functions of what is known in the U.S. as the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Attorney General.]
Zander, C. (ed.). Handbuch, enthaltend die sämmtlichen Bestimmungen über die Verhältnisse der Juden im Preussischen Staate (Handbook Containing All Regulations of the Affairs of Jews in the State of Prussia). Scholtze: Leipzig, 1881. Page 21. Researched by Dominik Jacobs 3/27/2020