Adoption by Mr. and Mrs WILLIAM D. MUMME of the minor child, DOROTHY HOPE ALEXANDER.
Mr. WILLIAM DIETRICH MUMME, of the full age of majority, and MRS. AMELIA MARGUERITE MUMME (born BRENCKLE) his wife, also of the age of majority, by her said husband herein duly aided, authorized and assisted; both residents of New Orleans. Wish said appearers declared that, by reason of the affection which they bear unto Dorothy Hope Alexander, the female child of Mrs. MARIE ANTOINETTE STOCKFELT, which child they desire to adopt, and by virtue of the authority and power granted to persons above the age of twenty one years to adopt children under that age, agreeably to an act of the General Assembly of this State, entitled:"An Act providing the manner of adopting children"; being Act No. 31 of the Session of the 1872, approved on the 23rd day of April 1872. They, said parties, now appear before me, the undersigned notary, under the said authority and do, by these presents, ADOPT the said minor child, DOROTHY HOPE ALEXANDER, born on the 29th day of March 1907, said appearers declaring that they execute the present act of adoption for the purpose of securing to the said child, DOROTHY HOPE ALEXANDER, to hereafter bear the name of MUMME, all the rights and privileges to which she is or may be entitled, according to law, in her quality of the duly adopted child of the said appearers. And now, to these presents, personally appeared and intervened:Mrs. MARIE ANTOINETTE STOCKFELT, the mother and natural tutrix of the said Minor herein adopted, who declared that she has taken full cognizance of the above and foregoing act of adoptionof her said minor child; that she fully concurs therein and does, by those presents, surrender the entire parental authority over said child, unto the said Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAM DIETRICH MUMME. Thus done and passed, in my office in New Orleans, aforesaid, the day, month and year first above written, in the presence of Messieurs THOMAS H. AGNEW and JAMES J. McLOUGHLIN. blah blah blah