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
Jollife, John F.

8612

19

6/6

1890


Jones, C. C.

6250

25

6/6

1885


Jones, Edward S.

10086

9

6/8

1892


Jones, Henry

8083

19

6/9

1889


Jones, Joseph

8082

24

6/10

1889


Jones Willard M.

10426

24

3/8

1892 *


Jonsen, Apollonia

7681

30

7/7

1889


Jordan, Peter

10848

6

4/7

1893


Jorgensen, Peter

9984

6

6/9

1892


Juopperi, Mathias E.

11027

12

4/9

1893


Kaber, Christian

10903

23

4/6

1893


Kables, Herman

10533

20, 21 & 29

5/10

1893


Kaboth, Geo.

8466

27 & 34

8/7

1890


Kallio, Israel

5306

30

7/8

1883

(Hd. 3278)
Karell, Samuel

5384

31

7/8

1886


Karttune, David

10764

34

6/7

1893


Kearney, J. F.

8968

12

7/8

1890 *


Kearney, Pat

5415

10

7/8

1884 *


Kearny, James

5414

10

7/8

1884 *


Keith, Edmond M.

8046

18

6/6

1889


Keith, John M.

8035

19

6/6

1889


Keith, Mary M.

8986

19 & 20

6/6

1891


Kelleher, Denis F.

6134

27

5/7

1885


Kelleher, Samuel

6739

20

5/7

1886


Kelly, Frank H.

9889

28

5/5

1892


Kennedy, John

6232

29

8/6

1885


Kenny, ______

5421

4

7/8

1884 *


Kenney, Michael

7585

4

7/8

1888


Kenney, Patrick

5988

5

7/8

1885


Kiernan, Martin

5400

4

7/8

1884


Kilpatrick, _____

6008

20 & 29

5/7

1885 *


Kirkpatrick, Wm. H.

8124

21

5/7

1889


(Hd. 3027)
Knight, Robt. E.

9447

24

5/7

1891


Knott, Joseph L.

8036

28

5/10

1889


Knott, Wm. H.

8141

2 & 11

7/10

1889


Knudsen, C. H.

9936

28 & 29

6/9

1892


Knudson, Amund J.

10904

33 & 34

6/9

1893


Koberstein, Kaspar

10870

1

4/6

1893


Kock, John

10103

7

5/8

1892


Komulainen, G. H.

10572

7

5/6

1893 *


Koski, Andrew

10216

6

6/8

1892


Koski, John Otto

7738

31

7/8

1889


Kronholm, Alex

9446

9

5/10

1891


Kuhlman, A. P.

10982

12

4/9

1893 *


Kungler, Emil B.

10422

7 & 18

6/8

1892


Laabs, Emil

8697

31

6/10

1890


Labare Frank

10188

16

5/8

1892


Landers, Geo.

10151

6

5/8

1892


Larsen, Isaac

8732

31 & 32

6/10

1890 *


Larsen, John

6016

29 & 33

5/7

1885


Larsen, Nils

11042

24

4/6

1893


Larsen, Victor L.

10853

12

4/7

1893


Larson, L.

10938

14

4/7

1893


Larson, Nels Fred.

9985

8

6/9

1892


Larson, Olof A.

7844

27

6/9

1889


Larson, Wm.

6244

35

8/10

1885


Larsson, Per G.

10434

32 & 33

4/8

1892


Lawler, Michael

6043

1

7/9

1885

(Hd. 1618, Cash Bk. 821)
Laws, J. N.

10137

8

6/7

1892


Lawson, Ernest G.

9499

12

7/8

1891


Leabo, Josiah S.

6160

13

7/10

1885


Leahy, John

5971

17

7/8

1885


Leahy, Michael

5229

19

7/8

1883


Lean, Jeremiah

5273

34

8/8

1883


Leary, John

8968

12

7/8

1890


Ledwell, James C.

6076

2

7/10

1890 *


Lenaus, K. O. A.

10187

18

6/8

1892


Lent, Ward

10143

25

6/7

1892


Leut, F. E.

10194

25

6/7

1892


Leveson, I. L.

5812

12

6/10

1885


Lewis, John

5970

25

8/9

1885

(Hd. 2937)
Lidwell, James C.

6076

2

7/10

1885 *


Lillenas, Andrew P.

8963

8

7/8

1890


Lind, Jonas

6044

7

6/9

1885


Lindsley, Theron

10916

30

4/10

1893 *


Linley, Henry J.

9885

29 & 30

5/6

1892


Logan, Herbert F. L.

8618

18

5/10

1890


Logan, Thomas

10083

16

6/8

1892


Lonius, Chas.

8056

26

6/10

1889


Lorentsen, Hans M.

8561

28, 29, 32 & 33

6/9

1890


Louden, W. J.

5972

25

8/9

1885

(Hd. 3338, Cash Bk. 1512)
Loughery, C. W.

5995

27

8/7

1885


Lousignant, Frank

10910

16

4/7

1893 *

(Hd. 4450)
Lovett, Geo.

5604

26

7/9

1884


Lucey, Dennis

6184

33

5/7

1885


Lucey, James

6078

32 & 33

5/7

1885


Lukkarila, Matt

11007

7 & 18

4/7

1893


Lundberg, John

5272

24

6/6

1883


Lupold, Wm. F.

7168

11

7/10

1887


Lyman, Horace

5648

26

7/10

1884


Lynge, Soren A.

10079

11

6/7

1892


Machado, J. D.

6121

35

8/10

1885


Macomber, James

10133

35

5/8

1892


Magee, May

10082

23

6/8

1892 *


Magee, May C.

10276

17

6/7

1892 *


Magne, Antone

6009

19

7/8

1885


Magnusson, Peter

10435

19

3/8

1892


Maher, James

10602

6

4/10

1893


Mahoney, Tim D.

10831

35

4/7

1893


Malitzke, August J.

6245

21

7/8

1885


Mallett, H. G.

8141

2 & 11

7/10

1889 *


Mallett, Harry G.

9358

11

7/10

1891


Manary, James

10420

13 & 24

3/8

1892


Manary, Joseph

10418

13

3/8

1892


Manary, Robt. H.

10417

14

3/8

1892


Marion, Richard R.

5448

32

8/8

1884


Martin, Jacob Leon

6774

34

6/10

1886


Martin, Lewis

10629

22

7/9

1893


Martindale, Wm. O.

9644

2

5/7

1891


Marye, W. B.

8204

24

5/7

1889


Mathers, J. R.

7520

35

8/10

1888


Matson, Mat

7207

4

7/5

1888


Mattson, Henry

6132

27

6/10

1885


Mautz, Chas. W.

10385

9

6/8

1892


May, Daniel

7742

33

5/6

1889


McClarney, James

10832

11

4/7

1893


McClure, Wm. P.

10826

10 & 15

4/7

1893


McConnell, Edward J.

7702

24

5/6

1889


McCormick, Frank

10637

25

4/9

1893


McCormick, Laura S.

10385

9

6/8

1892 *


McCullough, Michael

10901

8

4/6

1893


McDermott, Wm. E.

10147

17

6/8

1892


McDonald, Alex.

10149

28

6/7

1892


McDonald, Chas.

10846

13

7/7

1893


McDonald, Chas. H.

10459

34

4/9

1892


McDonald, David

10859

3

4/6

1893


McDonald, James H.

10863

2

4/6

1893


McDonald, Peter

7688

8

6/6

1889


McDonald, R. F.

6738

2

6/10

1886 *


McDonald, R. F.

9031

3

6/10

1891


McDonald, Thomas

8714

32
5

6/6
5/6

1890


McDuffie, Allie M.

10679

17

5/6

1893 *


McDwan, Geo. B.

6968

28 & 33

6/10

1887


McGarvey, Lizzie

9388

14

7/6

1891


McGregor, Frank

9951

35

7/10

1891


McKay, Alex. M.

6342

27

5/7

1885

(Hd. 2667)
McKee, Leonard E.

9916

17

5/6

1892


McKee, Walter S.

9837

13

5/9

1892


McKeever, Wm.

4514

1

5/7

1887

(This # is from the early book & was used for an amendment; it was found between app. #'s 6939 & 6968)
McLoughlin, Samuel

10210

16

6/7

1892


McMillan, Nillus

10983

20

4/9

1893


McNulty, James

5414

10

7/8

1884


McQuillan, Nettie E.

9373

11

7/6

1891


Meany, Patrick J.

10468

14 & 15

5/10

1892 *


Medley, Wm.

10221

33

6/7

1892


Meeder, Christopher

7464

21

7/8

1888


Meesh[?], A. J.

8438

25

8/10

1890 *


Melson, James W.

10546

29 & 32

4/9

1893


Mency[?], Jacob L.

10210

16

6/7

1892 *


Menke, Emil J.

10879

1

4/6

1893


Merrifield, James P.

10358

10

5/10

1892


Merriman, James A.

8851

14, 15, & 22

6/6

1890


Merritt, Geo. A.

7957

2

6/9

1889


Metca[lf?], Theodore W.

10436

7 & 18

3/8

1892


Meyer, Fred. A.

10982

12

4/9

1893


Mikelson, John

7216

4

7/5

1888


Millard, George L.

7680

35

6/10

1889


Miller, Chas. H.

6604

1

7/6

1886


Miller, Eilert B.

10884

11

4/6

1893


Minier, Joel H.

7470

35

6/10

1888


Mitchell, Ernest L.

7521

28 & 29

8/7

1888


Mitchell, Thos.

10462

28

4/9

1892


Mitchell, Wm.

10410

17

3/8

1892


Moller, John

9230

5

8/6

1891


Moon, Geo. R.

10572

7

5/6

1893


Moore, Fred H.

10017

26

5/8

1892


Moore, John M.

6380

12

7/9

1885 *


Moore, John M.

9381

12

7/9

1891


Morgan, Marshall E.

6208

31

8/5

1885


Morgan, S. W.

10119

23

6/7

1892


Mortens[?], Chas.

10108

6

5/8

1892 *


Morton, Orlando F.

5100

14

8/9

1883


Morton, O. F.

5477

10

7/8

1884


Mudd, Frank H.

10687

28 & 33

6/7

1893


Mudge, Annie

10228

32

5/10

1892


Munroe, James M.

5956

31

8/8

1885


Murphy, Peter

5477

10

7/8

1884


Murphy, Richard

5421

4

7/8

1884


Murray, Wm. L.

10387

9

6/8

1892


Myers, Wm. F.

11085

21

4/6

1894


Neil, James

6110

2

7/8

1885


Nelson, C. P.

5584

6

7/7

1884 *


Nelson, Christian H.

6218

34

8/8

1885


Nelson, E. O.

6079

13

6/6

1885


Nelson, John

8714

32
5

6/6
5/6

1890 *


Nelson, John

11042

24

4/6

1893 *


Nelson, Nils J.

8491

6

7/7

1890

(Hd. 3247, Cash Bk. 1464, 1491)
Nelson, Otto

8493

7

7/7

1890


Nelson, Sven Eric

10205

4

6/8

1892


Nelson, Tapp N.

9576

27

6/6

1891


Neppach, Louis

7404

9

7/6

1888


Ness, Eiler

10144

21

6/7

1892


Newman, Chas. J.

5307

32

7/8

1883


Nichol, R. J.

8046

18

6/6

1889 *


Nicholson, Richard J.

10626

18

6/6

1893


Niemela, John

7832

25

7/9

1889


Niklarson, Carl A.

10603

29

4/10

1893


Nilsson, Nils

5953

27

6/6

1885


Nohling, Peter Olof

7136

7

8/6

1887


Noonan, Edmond

6182

17

7/8

1885


Nordlund, Mathias

9477

12

7/8

1891


Northrup, Joseph S.

6042

21

6/6

1885


Nordstrom, Andrew

6740

30

5/7

1886


Nordstrom, John

11002

22

4/9

1893


Nutter, Geo. W.

6657

15

7/9

1886


Nyman, John

10183

6

6/8

1892


Nymann, Hans N.

11000

22

4/9

1893


Nyquist, Chas.

10155

7

6/8

1892


Nystrom, Adolph

7566

12

6/6

1888


O'Donnell, Thos.

10569

27

4/8

1893


O'Hanlon, Terence

5415

10

7/8

1884


O'Leary, John

5462

12

7/8

1884 *


O'Leary, John

8968

12

7/8

1890


O'Connor, May H. O.

10860

9

4/6

1893


O'Connor, Mary

10948

13, 14, 23, 24

4/6

1893 *


O'Hare Neil

6194

10

7/8

1885


Oechsner, Chas.

5791

16

6/6

1885


Ohls, Alexander

5936

5

7/9

1885


Oliverson, Hans

6147

27

7/9

1885

(Cash Bk. 1448)
Olsen, Andrew

6463

29

5/7

1886


Olsen, Christian

6253

3

5/7

1885


Olsen, Nils B.

7205

3

7/5

1888


Olsen, Oscar

10853

12

4/7

1893 *


Olsen, Peter

6077

23

8/8

1885


Olson, Anders

8750

8

6/9

1890


Olson, Andrew

10953

7

4/7

1893


Olson, John

10840

34

4/7

1893


Olson, Nils

10389

9

6/8

1892


Olson, Olof

9863

7

6/9

1892 *


Olson, Wm.

9224

14

5/7

1891


Olsson, John H.

8386

3

6/9

1889


Olsson, Lynn

8385

2 & 4

6/9

1889


Orton, John

8313

20

5/6

1889


Orton, John Jr.

10768

20

5/8

1893


Oswald, Master

10847

3 & 4

4/7

1893


Overton, D. W.

7782

30

8/7

1889


Oxley, Geo. Edward

6362

5

5/6

1885


Paine, Wilson B.

8413

14 & 23

6/6

1890


Palmer, James C.

7384

33

6/6

1888


Palmer, John K.

10650

32

8/7

1893


Papmahl, John S.

10116

12

6/8

1892


Parker, Lincoln

6323

23

5/7

1885


Parker, Pitman W.

8709

5

5/10

1890


Parn?er, Henry

10978

9

4/9

1893


Patru, Henrik

7062

13

7/10

1887