Are you also a relative? I found his parents names, They are Michael and Julia
Sorry about my poor typing.
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I found the 1930 census which lists his birth place as Czechoslovakia. The link is below. My wife's freat grandmother was also born there. I believe at one time it may have been part of Austria. Anyway, it says he immigrated in 1911. You may have to check Pennsylvania records.
Below is his WW1 draft documenyt which lists he has declared his intention to naturalize.
Just a few pieces. I hope this helps.
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Dear Ms. Koons,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located Peter Solence in the 1940 Census Population Schedules for Dauphin County, PA. (Peter and his family are listed on page three of the census records.) We were unable to locate Peter Solence in the Population Schedules for the 1930 Census and the Population Schedules for the 1920 Census as digital images have not yet been added to the Catalog. Therefore, we searched for Peter Solence on Ancestry and located him on the 1930 census and the 1920 census in Pennsylvania.
We also located a 1918 marriage record on Ancestry for a Peter Solence and a Fay Pinkerton, married on June 8, 1918 in Pennsylvania. This record is also available for free via FamilySearch, if you have an account or you create one. We located a WWI draft card and a WWII draft card that may match up with your Peter Solence, via FamilySearch. Plus, we located a record for Peter Solence on Find A Grave. To view the records on Ancestry, there may be a user fee. Or you may view the records online at one NARA's facilities for free via ALIC. For the nearest NARA location, please consult our web page at https://www.archives.gov/locations/.
Regarding naturalization, the WWI draft card we located indicates that Peter “declared his intention” to become a citizen, which usually meant filing a declaration of intent. This draft card may have predated the 1918 marriage record since it lists Peter as 21 and the marriage record lists his age as 22. The information on the 1920 census indicates that Peter “submitted his papers” and on the 1930 census, it states that he had his “first papers”. After filing a declaration of intent, he should have been able to petition for naturalization three years later. On the 1940 census however, it lists Peter’s birthplace as PA so he may have been a naturalized citizen at this point.
We suggest that you review NARA’s webpage on Naturalization which will give you more information on the process. In the National Archives Catalog, we located a series titled Indexes for Declaration of Intention and Petitions for Naturalization, 1901 - 1992 that includes records from the Middle District of Pennsylvania, such as Dauphin County, and are located at the National Archives at Philadelphia (RE-PA). Please contact RE-PA via email at email@example.com and request a search for his Declaration and Petition records. For a copy of his naturalization certificate, please request an Index Search through the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Genealogy Program.
We hope this information is helpful. Best of luck on your family research!