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
Eagen, Malachi

10081

28 & 33

6/7

1892


Eberman, John P.

7006

4

5/10

1887


Eberman, Richard L.

8793

29

5/10

1890 *


Eccles, Thomas

5967

33

6/6

1885


Eccles, Thomas

6131

33

6/6

1885 *


Edie, Marion

10824

8

4/10

1893 *


Edwards, Wm. H.

7190

33

8/7

1887


Eilertsen, Edward

7208

33

8/5

1888


Ekoos, Sam.

9190

30

5/7

1891


Ekoos, Thomas

8292

19

5/7

1889


Elander, John

8261

1 & 2

6/10

1889


Elandt, Chas.

6014

19

7/9

1885


Eleson, Samuel

5791

26

7/7

1885


Elliott, Frank B.

10886

3

4/6

1893


Elliott, Oscar E.

10885

3

4/6

1893


Enquist, Louis

10480

23 & 26

4/8

1893


Ericksen, Erik

10869

10

4/6

1893


Ericksen, Jacob

10120

24

5/8

1892


Erickson, A.

5072

18

6/5

1883


Ericksson, Johan

7662

1

7/8

1889


Eriksen, Julius

10111

24

5/8

1892


Estoos, Ole

8902

8

7/9

1890


Evans, Edgar A.

10382

8

8/7

1892


Evans, Harold

6939

3

5/7

1887


Evans, Walter

6149

1

6/10

1885


Evenson, Christopher

10198

34

5/8

1892


Feely, Daniel W.

10150

29

6/8

1892


Feely, J. M.

10136

32

6/8

1892


Ferrell, Ferdinand

10944

5

4/7

1893


Fiebiger, Franz

8655

5

5/10

1890


Field, Arthur B.

10414

30

3/8

1892 *


Finlay, Geo.

10209

9

6/7

1892 *


Finlay, Geo.

10579

26

6/7

1893 *


Finlay, James

11069

12

5/8

1894


Finley, John

10197

24

6/8

1892


Fisher, Gustavus W.

7107

28

7/8

1887


Flippen, Thos. J.

10867

10

4/6

1893


Floyd, Thos.

8419

11

7/10

1890


Flynn, Miles M.

5461

12

7/8

1884 *


Forrest, Chas.

6868

3

7/6

1886


Forrest, Chas.

8103

23

7/6

1889


Foss, Levi R.

10082

23

6/8

1892


Foss, Thos. H.

6175

29

8/8

1885


Foss, see Voss




Foster, Chas E.

10095

4

5/8

1892


Foster, Gardner T.

5047

26

6/6

1883


Fox, Peter H.

5603

26

7/9

1884


France, Alfred W.

8100

32

6/10

1889


France, Betsy H.

8099

14

6/10

1889


France, Fannie H.

8098

14

6/10

1889


Fraser, Hugh

10447

27, 34 & 35

4/8

1892


Fraser, William

10895

4

4/6

1893


Frazier, Alexander

7319

25

7/9

1888


Fredricksen, Peter

7951

12

7/7

1889


Fredrickson, Christopher

7574

14

7/7

1888


Freeman, D. W.

10175

31 & 32

6/7

1892 *


Freeman, Geo. W.

10175

31 & 32

6/7

1892


Friend, A. L.

10400

27 & 28

5/8

1892 *


Fritz, Reuben

10862

7

4/6

1893


Furrer, Jacob

10495

19

5/8

1893


Furrer, Victor

10238

32

5/8

1892


Furtado, Joaquin S.

5353

2

7/10

1883


Gable, Henry N.

5247

6

8/6

1883


Gales, Albert W.

9608

1

3/10

1891


Gallagher, James

8146

32

5/7

1889


Gallaher, W. T.

10007

8

5/10

1892


Galloway, Willard H.

10840

34

4/7

1893 *


Gardner, James

5353

2

7/10

1883 *


Garther, Goodmon S.

10276

17

6/7

1892


Gaskell, Frederick

9363

10

7/6

1891


Geddes, Edward L.

10510

23

6/7

1893 *


Geddes, Wm.

10103

24

6/7

1892


Geddes, Wm. H.

9676

19

6/6

1891 *


Gibbons, Clara M.

10914

6

4/6

1893 *


Girard, Frank M.

10894

11, 14 & 15

4/6

1893


Glaser, Elizabeth

7379

25

7/8

1889


Glaser, John

8186

25

7/8

1889


Gleason, Wilbur F.

10995

35

4/10

1893


Glg, Valentin

10468

14 & 15

5/10

1892


Glg, see Jilg




Glover, Frank

8366

29 & 32

7/7

1889


Gorman, M.

10112

24

6/7

1892


Gormanly, Edward

7588

23

6/6

1888


Goshen, Harry

10921

27

4/6

1893


Goularte, Jose S.

10996

10

4/9

1893


Graessel, Annie

9749

21

7/9

1892


Gragg, Geo. G.

10098

9

5/8

1892


Gragg, H. C.

6010

33

5/7

1885


Gray, Erastus S.

8717

22

5/6

1890


Gray, Harry

10087

22

6/8

1892


Gray, Luther E.

9265

7

5/6

1891


Greene, Wm. K.

8767

12

5/11

1890


Gregory, John

5940

3

7/8

1885


Gregory, Thos. D.

10824

8

4/10

1893 *


Grether, Adolph

10444

16

3/7

1892


Grether, Fred G.

10443

36

3/7

1890


Griffin, John N.

8745

3

5/10

1890


Griffin, John N.

10595

7

4/10

1893


Gronnel, Bertha

10855

4 & 9

4/7

1893


Gronnel, Ida

10856

4

4/7

1893


Gronnel, Sophia

10852

9

4/7

1893


Gross, W. L.

8618

18

5/10

1890 *


Grove, Albert S.

10438

27

4/8

1892


Grunnell, Gustave

10922

4 & 8

4/7

1893


Grunwald, Fannie E.

10080

11

6/7

1892


Guilliume, Chas.

6245

21

7/8

1885 *

(Hd. 4888)
Gustavsen, John

10115

24

5/8

1892


Gustavson, Isak

10850

10

4/7

1893


Haaven, Lewis G.

5102

4

7/9

1883


Hackney, James

9948

23

5/7

1892


Hagala, John

5388

24

7/9

1883 *

(See Hakala)
Hagglund, John

8135

1

7/8

1889


Hagglund, Erik A.

10207

6

7/7

1892


Hakala, John

7910

24

7/9

1889

(See Hagala)
Hald, Andrew P. C.

8425

21

5/7

1890


Hall, Henry

7913

30

5/7

1889


Hamblin, C. W.

6328

23

8/8

1885


Hamilton, Daniel W.

5232

22

6/6

1883


Hamlin, Jackson G.

10076

30

5/8

1892


Hanberg, John

9874

21

6/6

1885


Hanberg, Ole

5959

3 & 4

5/6

1892


Handwright, Patrick

10327

6

5/8

1892


Hang, Albert A.

8382

8

6/9

1889


Hanks, Andreas

5369

14

8/8

1883


Hannberg, Olof

5157

28

6/6

1883


Hansel, Ferdinand

10075

14

5/10

1892


Hansen, Chas.

10156

28

5/8

1892


Hansen, Christen

18098

1

4/6

1893


Hansen, Mrs. G.

10159

26

6/7

1893


Hansen, Isak

10579

26

6/7

1893


Hanson, Carl A.

8747

5

5/10

1890


Hanson, Chas.

10279

11 & 14

5/10

1892


Hanson, Hans

6078

32 & 33

5/7

1885 *


Hanson, Iver

6215

2

7/6

1885


Hanson, Otto

7418

9

7/6

1888


Hanson, Victor

10279

11 & 14

5/10

1892


Hanswirth, Barbara

10400

27 & 28

5/8

1892


Harder, August

5783

30

7/9

1885


Harrell, James E. R.

9034

28 & 33

5/10

1891


Harrison, Henry C.

7496

21

6/9

1888


Harrison, Samuel T.

5317

20

6/9

1883


Hatch, Ole

10385

9

6/8

1892


Havird, Perry

6593

27

8/8

1886


Hawkins, Chas.

6411

35

7/9

1885


Hawkins, John E.

10072

23

5/8

1892


Hawkins, Marion

5443

22

7/10

1884

(Hd. 3707)
Hayberg, John G.

8712

5

5/10

1890


Hayden, Laura

10884

11

4/6

1893 *


Hayden, Wm. C.

10881

5

4/6

1893 *


Heald, George W.

8722

5

5/10

1890


Heckard, Joseph A.

10615

2

8/7

1893


Heiden, August

8388

25

8/9

1889


Heim, Fred

11001

30 & 31

4/9

1893


Heinonen, Henrig G.

10559

34

6/7

1893


Helding, Selma M.

10074

31 & 32

5/8

1892


Hendersh[?], Wm.

9364

15

7/6

1891


Herrick, Wm. E.

7162

21

5/7

1887


Hewett, Fred E.

11026

31

4/7

1893


Hillman, Andrew

6773

26 & 35

6/6

1886


Hills, Aaron Bailey

6181

27

8/8

1885


Hills, Geo. L.

9491

29 & 32

8/7

1891


Hillstrom, August

6116

11

8/7

1885


Hirsch, Benj. F.

10386

10

6/8

1892


Hirschfeld, Herman

8352

2

7/10

1889


Hobson, John W.

6092

33

5/7

1885


Hofheing, Louis

10108

6

5/8

1892


Hogan, David

7050

34

7/9

1887 (Hd. 4599)


Horner, Silas R.

10102

35

6/8

1892


Hough, Chas.

10851

19

4/7

1893


Houghton, Clara

5248

26 & 27

7/10

1883


Hovey, Mary

10574

26

4/8

1893


Hovgaard, Jesper

11040

23 & 26

4/9

1893


Hovrud, Engebrit Olsen

10832

11

4/7

1893 *


Howard, Wm.

8111

26

5/7

1889


Howatson, Geo. M.

10891

15

4/6

1893


Howell, W. G.

9434

17

5/10

1891 *


Howell, W. G.

10406

17

3/7

1892 *


Howell, W. G.

10414

30

3/8

1892 *


Howell, W. G.

10995

35

4/10

1893 *


Hughes, Edward

10892

5

4/6

1893


Hughes, James M.

10916

30

4/10

1893


Hultkrans, Gustaf

8591

7

7/7

1890


Hunter, Geo.

6117

3

7/6

1885


Hursh, James M.

10426

24

3/8

1892


Hutchings, Chas. E.

9263

6
1

5/6
5/7

1891


Huxley, Harry B.

8793

29

5/10

1890


Iilg [?], Anna

9506

31

6/10

1891


Iilg, see Jilg & Tiley




Irons, Frank M.

9608

1

3/10

1891 *


Isaksan, Axel

10089

32

6/7

1892


Iversen, Gustav

10912

14 & 23

4/7

1893


Iverson, Chas.

10288

28

7/9

1892


Jackens, Chas. E.

10341

11

5/10

1892

(Hd. 2215)
Jackson, Chas

10461

27

4/9

1892


Jacobs, Wm. W.

10985

11

4/9

1893


Jacobson, Ole M.

6012

31

5/7

1885


Jacobson, Ole M.

10849

4 & 5

4/7

1893


Jacobson, Oscar F.

10853

12

4/7

1893 *


Jakopson, H.

10535

35

6/7

1893


James, Francis

10204

17

6/9

1892


Jamieson, James

10441

32

4/8

1892


Jeffers, E. C.

6214

25

8/10

1885

(Hd. 1838)
Jenkins, Edward L.

10406

17

3/7

1892


Jensen, James A.

10845

12 & 13

4/7

1893 *


Jensen, Margido S.

8387

32

8/9

1889


Jilg [?], Amelia

8732

31 & 32

6/10

1890


Jilg [?], Anna

9506

31

6/9

1891


Jilg, see Tiley, Glg & Iilg




Johanesen, Alexander

6150

2

7/8

1885


Johannes, Edwin

10118

24 & 25

5/10

1892


Johannesen, Asbjorn

7160

28

7/9

1887


Johansen, Bearnard A.

10726

9

5/7

1893


Johanson, Anton E.

6210

13 & 24

5/7

1885


Johanson, Carl

7324

25

7/10

1888


Johanson, Otto

10193

18

6/8

1892


Johanson, W.

5232

22

6/6

1883 *


Johnson, August

11036

31 & 32

4/9

1893


Johnson, Charlie

10109

23 & 24

5/10

1892


Johnson, Chas.

9440

3

5/7

1891


Johnson, Chas. A.

10207

9

6/7

1892


Johnson, Chas. G.

6738

2

6/10

1886


Johnson, Edward

10219

13

5/10

1892


Johnson, Ernst V.

6380

12

7/9

1885


Johnson, G. W.

6080

25

8/8

1885


Johnson, Geo. W.

9907

28

5/6

1892


Johnson, Henry C.

10679

17

5/6

1893


Johnson, Iver

10415

15

3/8

1892


Johnson, J. O.

11006

18

4/7

1893


Johnson, James

6465

13

7/10

1886


Johnson, John

10172

1 & 2

6/8

1892


Johnson, John

8210

25

7/8

1889


Johnson, O. P.

6011

23

6/6

1885


Johnson, Peter

7950

13

7/7

1889


Johnson, Peter J.

8048

6

6/6

1889


Johnson, Robert

9050

34

6/10

1891


Johnson, Robert F.

10871

5

4/6

1893


Johnson, Salom

10110

6

6/8

1892


Johnson, Wm. A.

10389

9

6/8

1892 *

(Hd. 3862)
Johnston, Joseph B.

10099

29 & 30

6/7

1892


Johnston, Nettie

10078

22

6/7

1892 *


Johnston, Spencer N.

9725

11

7/9

1891