Index to Homesteads in Clatsop County, Oregon, 1883-1894


Abercrombie - Dunkin, Eagen - Johnston, Jollife - Patru, Pedersen - Yrell

Compiled by Liisa Penner

Would you like to know to the square mile where an old pioneer in Clatsop County lived? The index below will do this for all those who had applied for homestead claims in the years between April 3, 1883 and March 19, 1894. Also included are those who were mentioned in the applications, usually those who contested the homestead claim of someone else. These contestants have an asterisk (*) after the year. The number following the name is the number of the homestead application claim. The next number is the section number. The number divided by "/" is the township north number and the range west number. The last number is the year that the homestead application was filed. In parenthesis, are the other earlier homestead application claims, donation land claims and government cash sales of land from the Cash Book 1. All these claims were filed at the Oregon City office.

This list is a brief index to a more detailed index of application claims that I am in the process of typing up. It is not complete, because I had made a decision to delete some I thought were out of the county. I will go back and pick these up. There were not many. Some of the homesteads would now be in Columbia or Tillamook County as the county lines have changed (several times). Also, I have not yet proof-read the following and cannot vouch for its accuracy. If you find any errors, please let me know. The index below came from an index that the L.D.S. Church microfilmed. The films with Clatsop County homestead claims also contains claims from neighboring counties, Tillamook, Columbia and perhaps more.

Copies of the original files can be ordered from:

Suitland Reference Branch (NNRR)
Textual Reference Division
National Archives & Records Administration
Washington D.C. 20409

If you order copies of these applications, you must mention that the homesteads were filed at Oregon City, Oregon and give the application number, name of the person and date the application was filed, and the name of the county (and state) where the claim was located. The last time I ordered a copy of a homestead claim, the cost was only about $7.00, a real bargain, if you are interested in learning how many acres the farmer had cleared, how many he had planted to fruit trees, how many windows and doors were on the house, affidavits of neighbors and friends, date settled on the claim, and much more.

Not everyone who applied for a homestead managed to satisfy all the requirements. Many relinquished their claims voluntarily and moved on. Their homestead records may not be available from the National Archives. I haven't tried to order any of these. Some homesteaders applied again in a different place. Some died and their relatives continued the application process.

There is another index to the homestead applications from an earlier time, 1860s to 1883. It is available from the Clatsop County Genealogy Society, 450-10th Street, Astoria OR 97103. Contact me at the email above, or Patti Murray, president of the CCGS in 1997 and 1998.

There are more homestead indexes that date after 1894. They are also available through the L.D.S. Church. I haven't seen these yet.

About 4 percent of the applicants (and contestants?) were single women.

Identifying Towns & Features in the Townships in Clatsop County, Oregon

The following may help to locate the township and range if you have a map of Clatsop County. 1st number is the township number and the 2nd number is the range number.

9/8 Seining grounds in the Columbia River
9/7 Brownsmead
9/6 Tenasillihe Island
8/10 Warrenton
8/9 Astoria
8/8 Svensen
8/7 Knappa
8/6 Clifton & Westport
7/10 Cullaby Lake
7/9 Lewis & Clark, Youngs Rivers
7/8 Klaskanine River
7/7 Wickiup Lake
7/6 Nikolai Mt.
6/10 Seaside
6/9 Lewis & Clark mainline
6/8 Saddle Mt.
6/7 Fish Hawk Falls
6/6 Vesper
5/10 Cannon Beach
5/9 Necanicum River
5/8 Humbug Mt.
5/7 Jewell
5/6 Buster Creek
4/10 Arch Cape
4/9 Hwy. 53
4/8 Hamlet
4/7 Elsie
4/6 Rock Creek, Dog Thief, Look Out, this is the corner of Columbia, Tillamook and Clatsop Counties


The following is a sample of the indexes to the applications as they appear on the L.D.S. microfilm. One thing that I did not copy down out of these records was the fees that were charged to the homesteader.

Name: John Otto Koski
Application Number: 7738
Application Date: March 8, 1889
Location: the south of the southeast 1/4, and the southeast 1/4 of the southwest quarter of section 31, township 7 north, range 8 west, 120 acres in Clatsop County, Oregon.
He receives his mail at the post office at Olney. He settled on his claim on October 25, 1888. The homestead affidavit was executed before County Clerk Curtis J. Trenchard on January 11, 1889. His application to prove up was dated January 20, 1896. He received certificate number 4484.

 

Name

Appl. #

Section

T/R

Year

Comment
Abercrombie, L. R.

6477

11

7/10

1886


Adair, Laura P.

7474

27

6/10

1888


Adams, Andrew Jackson

10834

6

4/7

1893


Adams, Cory O.

9667

17

5/10

1891


Adams, Ed. C.

9668

20

5/10

1891


Adolph, Gus

10161

17

6/8

1892


Aho, Paul

10076

30

5/8

1892 *


Akerstedt, John

10290

9

5/8

1892


Albrecht, Cornelius T.

5584

6

7/7

1884


Alcaraz, J. E.

10224

33

5/10

1892


Allen, Fredinand E.

6122

25

8/8

1885


Allen, John

5846

14

8/9

1885


Allen, John

8229

7

7/8

1889


Almy, Edward B.

10466

33 & 34

4/9

1892


Anderson, A. C.

10092

31

6/8

1892


Anderson, Albert

10510

23

6/7

1893


Anderson, August

7209

4

7/5

1888


Anderson, Andrew

10844

2

4/7

1893


Anderson, Andrew W.

10162

17 & 20

6/8

1892


Anderson, Carl J.

10419

29

3/8

1892


Anderson, Carl O.

8756

28

6/6

1890


Anderson, Edward

6001

1

6/6

1885


Anderson, Ferdinand E.

6122

25

8/8

1885


Anderson, Florence L.

10014

22

6/7

1892


Anderson, Hans

10849

4 & 5

4/7

1893

(DLC & Cash Bk. 1871)
Anderson, James

10267

24

6/10

1892


Anderson, John

10091

14

5/8

1892


Anderson, Ole S.

6505

1

6/6

1886


Anderson, Peter

10028

32

5/10

1892


Anderson, Peter

10090

32

6/8

1892


Anderson, Thomas

7152

3

9/6

1887


Anderson, Thomas

7455

6

8/6

1888


Andrews, Ernest J.

10414

30

3/8

1892


Andrews, Miss Helen

10241

22

5/8

1892 *


Andrews, J. T. W.

6149

1

6/10

1885 *


Andrews, Richard E.

9915

19 & 20

6/9

1892


Andrews, Rich. S.

8897

20 & 29

6/9

1890


Ankeny, Alexander P.

6111

21

8/6

1885


Armstrong, Henry E.

10210

16

6/7

1892


Armstrong, James

10157

9

5/8

1892


Armstrong, Sam V.

10883

14

4/6

1893


Asplund, John E.

10959

13

6/6

1893


Austin, James P.

10597

19

4/10

1893


Avery, Frank M.

10910

16

4/7

1893


Bagolan, Pietro

8683

11 & 12

5/7

1890


Bailey, Aaron

6181

27

8/8

1885


Bailey, Geo. W. H.

11081

21

4/9

1894


Bailey, Wm.

8711

31

5/5

1890


Bain, James P.

8646

27

6/9

1890


Bain, Nathaniel D.

8628

26

6/9

1890


Baird, T. C.

10078

22

6/7

1892 *


Bakka, Andrew

9645

6

6/9

1891


Bam??, Huldah M.

10843

16 & 24

4/7

1893 *


Bang, Anton

10997

9

4/7

1893


Banger, John J.

10948

13, 14, 23, 24

4/6

1893


Barlow, Cassius U.

8364

9

6/10

1889


Barnett, Wm. F.

10439

26, 27 & 35

4/8

1892


Barr, Geo.

10875

7

4/6

1893


Barr, Louise

10995

35

4/10

1893 *


Barrow, A. K.

6123

25

8/8

1885

(Cash Bk. 1879)
Barth, Rudolph

6096

21

7/8

1885


Bartley, Geo.

10593

1 & 12

5/11

1893


Bates, Chas D.

10986

17

4/9

1893


Bean, Martin

6592

31

8/7

1886


Becker, Philip

7947

30

5/7

1889


Beckford, Hezzie

8323

19

6/6

1889


Beckman, John

10810

2 & 3

6/8

1893


Beckner, Walter E.

10545

32

4/9

1893


Beebe, Eric

6576

22

6/6

1886


Beer, Loreng

10881

5

4/6

1893


Bell, Geo. W.

8345

1

6/9

1889


Bell, Geo. W. Sr.

8276

5, 6 & 8

7/9

1889


Bell, Wm. B.

10186

4

5/8

1892


Bennett, Marvin

6816

5

7/9

1886


Bergman, Anders G.

10605

20

4/10

1893


Berge, J. K.

10113

25

5/8

1892


Biekkari, Daniel

10588

13

4/8

1893


Birchard, H. W.

6133

27

5/7

1885


Birchard, R. E.

6348

23

5/7

1885


Bishop, Wellington

7191

35

8/10

1887


Blaisdell, Isaac

8878

15

7/8

1890


Blakesley, Jessie M.

10237

20

5/10

1892


Bloom, Esther M.

7701

24

5/6

1889 *


Bloom, Henry A.

10830

11 & 14

4/7

1893


Boberg, John

10182

14

5/10

1892


Boe [Bue?], Ole A.

10727

35

4/10

1893


Boizel, R.

6120

27

7/9

1885


Bolding, Geo. C.

8623

4

5/7

1890


Bole, John E.

10266

24

6/7

1892


Bollen, Walter J.

8717

22

5/6

1890 *


Boren, Olof

10108

6

5/8

1892 *


Borgland, N. O.

5968

35

9/7

1885


Borglund, Nelson J.

10123

1

6/7

1892


Bostrom, John G.

5964

35

9/7

1885


Botkin, Amos W.

10878

2

4/6

1893


Bottner, Conrad

10073

32

5/8

1892


Bottom, Ada E.

9676

19

6/6

1891 *


Bottom, David F.

10530

22

5/6

1893


Bowlby, J. Q. A.

7538

22 & 23

7/6

1888 *


Bowles, John

8489

11

6/6

1890


Boyd, Daniel F.

10839

19 & 20

6/6

1893


Boyd, Wm. H.

9676

19

6/6

1891


Boyle, Hugh

10842

13 & 24

4/7

1893


Boyle, James

10842

13 & 24

4/7

1893 *


Boyle, Thos.

10843

13 & 24

4/7

1893 *


Boyskin, Dewitt S.

10980

31

4/9

1893


Bradbury, Edwin

6462

23

7/10

1886


Bradbury, John W.

10094

28

6/7

1892


Bradford, Edwin

10412

24

3/8

1892


Brady, Hugh J.

6480

33

8/8

1886


Brallier, Frank E.

10608

6

4/10

1893


Brallier, J. E.

10817

32
5

5/10
4/10

1893


Brauning, Henry

11061

12

7/8

1894


Brewer, Wm.

6231

21, 30 & 33

8/6

1885


Brezee, Freeman N.

10093

20 & 21

6/7

1892


Brower, Clarence C.

7473

3

7/7

1888


Brown, David

8593

14

5/7

1890


Brown, Hannah

9515

29

7/9

1891


Brown, James

6014

27

8/7

1885


Brown, James

7706

27

8/7

1889 *

(1307 Hd.)
Brown, Robert

10984

9

4/7

1893


Brown, Thomas J.

9549

20

6/6

1891


Bryant, Abbie L.

10873

14 & 15

4/6

1893


Bryant, Cora E.

10874

15, 21 & 22

4/6

1893


Bryant, Geo. A. P.

10128

3

5/8

1892


Bryant, Uriah

10872

15 & 22

4/6

1893


Bryant, Uriah S.

10901

8

4/6

1893 *


Buchanon, Marius

10989

13

4/9

1893


Buckley, John

8615

4

5/6

1890


Bue, Andrew J.

10820

31 & 32

6/9

1893


[Bue?], Ole A., see Boe




Bungary, Jacob

6585

25
25

7/8
7/9

1886


Burge, Ellen M.

8233

23

7/6

1889


Burk, James T.

9432

10

5/10

1891


Burke, Bartholomew

5323

10

5/10

1883


Burke, James

5453

10

5/10

1884


Burke, John

8158

34

7/8

1889


Burton, _____

6362

5

5/6

1885 *


Burton, E. R.

8849

5

5/6

1890


Burton, Mark V.

9987

19 & 30

6/9

1892


Bush, Thos.

9902

1

7/8

1892


Butt, Jacob

5470

20

7/8

1884


Buzick, Henry C.

7734

35

5/6

1889


Byrd, Dickie N.

11017

9

6/10

1893


Byrd, Lillie N.

8364

9

6/10

1889 *


Cagle, Elmer E.

8308

19

5/6

1889


Callsen, Theodore

7706

27

8/7

1889


Calmberg, Nils A.

5957

5

5/6

1885


Cameron, Hugh A.

10315

2

6/7

1892


Caplinger, Sol.

7787

7

7/6

1889


Carl, Geo.

6252

25

6/6

1885


Carl, Susannah

6254

19

6/5

1885


Carleton, Ella

10442

27, 28, 33 & 34

4/8

1892


Carlson, Andrew

6127

2

7/8

1885


Carlson, August

7087

1

7/8

1887


Carlson, John

6219

31

8/9

1885


Carlson, John L.

10100

5

5/8

1892


Carnahan, C. W.

6738

2

6/10

1886 *


Carnap, Carless P. Von

10918

8

4/6

1893


Carnine, Henry

6285

29

8/6

1885


Carr, Wm.

5401

4

7/8

1884


Carter, O. V.

5241

20

7/8

1883


Chamberlain, C. P.

10972

21, 22

7/9

1893 *


Chamberlain, J. C.

7509

21

6/8

1888


Chass, Wm.

7538

22 & 23

7/7

1888


Chilcote, Wm. N.

10890

5

4/6

1893


Chisholm, Alex

10868

4

4/6

1893


Chisholm, Alexander

10896

4

4/6

1893


Chisholm, Duncan

10897

4

4/6

1893


Chisholm, Wm. A.

10893

12

4/6

1893


Chitwood, John

6324

27

8/9

1885


Christensen, Hans

10265

30

6/8

1892


Christensen, Ludvig

9333

33

6/9

1891


Christiansen, Ludwig

10220

13

5/10

1892


Christiansen, Thos. P.

10987

21 & 22

4/9

1893


Cleeton, Thos J.

10887

17

4/6

1892


Cloutrie, Anthony J.

10596

31

4/10

1893


Coberth, Lenora F.

10407

17

3/7

1892


Coe, Benjamin F.

9746

18

7/7

1891


Coe, Reuben M.

6125

8

7/7

1885


Coffey, James N.

6185

27

8/8

1885


Coffey, John T.

6220

27

8/8

1885


Cole, Franklin F.

10381

22

5/8

1892


Cole, Orlando A.

7140

31

5/7

1887


Coleman, James

10467

36

4/8

1892


Collins, Thos

9480

34

7/9

1891


Compo, Oscar W.

9434

17

5/10

1891 *


Conner, James

7554

1

8/7

1888


Conway, John

10882

28

4/6

1892


Cook, Frank

10166

26 & 35

5/8

1892


Cook, Mary

9389

2 & 11

7/6

1891


Cook, William J.

10839

19 & 20

6/6

1893 *


Corbett, Timothy

5387

24

7/9

1883


Corcoran, Ellen J.

10440

34 & 35

4/8

1892


Corning[?], Leslie H.

10445

17 & 18

3/8

1892 *


Court, James L.

10399

1

5/7

1892


Cousins, David

6416

27

7/9

1885


Cox, James H.

10541

22

5/7

1893 *


Coyle, Lizzie

8205

25

5/7

1889


Crawford, Isaac

8765

1

5/7

1890


Cuseck, James

5274

34

8/8

1883


Daggett, Mary

10241

22

5/8

1892


Danielson, Peter A.

8766

8 & 17

6/6

1890


Dansfield, Chas. E.

10425

17

3/8

1892


Davidson, August

10998

29 & 32

4/9

1893


Davis, Charles

6286

29

8/6

1885


Davis, Ella M.

7067

13

6/10

1887


Davis, J. C.

6183

29

8/8

1885


Dawson, Matthew

8892

7

5/10

1890


Dealey, Richard

10129

15

6/8

1892

(Cash bk. 1488)
Deeds, Edith

10768

20

5/8

1893 *


Deeds, Wm. L.

8873

21 & 28

5/6

1890


Dench, Wm.

8061

31

5/7

1889


Denck, John

10122

5

6/7

1892 *


Denver, Wm. J.

6248

4

5/7

1885

(Hd. 3152 & Cash Bk. 1468)
Devereaux, M.

6018

19

7/8

1885


Dietrikkoch, Hans

9229

31

6/10

1891


Dillon, Jerome

9229

31

6/10

1891 *


Dillon, Martin

6251

27

7/8

1885


Dillon, Washington F. S.

10032

18

5/6

1892


Dixon, Frank

11039

1

4/9

1893


Dixon, Wm.

8887

9

5/10

1890


Dodson, Martin L.

6062

11

6/6

1885


Dodson, Thos. L.

6063

14 & 23

6/6

1885


Doerr, Henry

10880

1

4/6

1893


Donohue, Hugh

5990

33

8/8

1885


Donohue, Michael

5989

5

7/8

1885


Donohue, Owen

5991

33

8/8

1885


Donovan, John

6709

27

5/7

1886


Dooney, Andrew

7095

3

7/8

1887


Dooney, Anthony

7098

3

7/8

1887


Dooney, Michael

7097

3

7/8

1887


Dorner, Henry

9374

14

7/6

1891


Dougherty, Wm.

8156

31

7/7

1889


Douglas, Duncan

8493

26

6/10

1890


Douglas, Geo.

10466

36

4/8

1892


Driscoll, Dennis

6189

20

7/8

1885 *


Dugan, Dennis J.

8130

28

5/6

1889


Duggan, Daniel T.

5158

28

7/8

1883


Dunkin, J. B.

10554

35

5/8

1893


Dunkin, Rachel Ida

6159

17

7/8

1885