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
Pederson, Hans

8580

33

6/9

1890


Peifer, Michael Philip

9514

25

7/8

1891


Persson, Der Olof

5493

18

6/5

1884


Peterson, Andrew

6128

35

8/8

1885


Peterson, Charlie

6021

31

7/9

1885


Peterson, Ida A.

11064

8 & 9

4/7

1894


Peterson, John

10609

13

5/8

1893


Peterson, John W.

8325

12

7/8

1889


Peterson, Wm.

8549

1

8/7

1890


Petterson, Andrew

10121

24

5/10

1892


Phelps, Casper H.

7699

24

5/6

1889


Pickthorn, Fred L.

8079

13

6/10

1889


Pickthorn, Walter H.

8417

24

6/10

1890


Planting, Herman Julius

5664

34

8/10

1884


Platts, Elizabeth A.

8381

8

6/9

1889


Pollanz, Thos.

8898

17

5/6

1890


Poltersdorf, Richard

7234

28 & 29

5/10

1888


Porter, Wm.

5667

2

7/6

1884


Poucher, Wm. J.

10445

17 & 18

3/8

1892


Powell, Annie M.

10134

33

6/8

1892


Powell, Wm. C.

6013

4

7/9

1885


Price, Frank L.

10424

7 & 18

3/8

1892


Puter, T. A. D.

10084

19

6/7

1892 *


Quinn, Ellen

10138

21

5/8

1892


Raesentes, Joao

10829

11

4/7

1893


Randolph, Ezra W.

8084

24

6/10

1889


Rasmussen, Christ

10088

11

6/7

1892


Rasmussen, Rasmus J.

10096

12

6/7

1892


Ream, Chas.

9890

19 & 20

5/6

1892


Reckner, Albert F.

9426

12

6/9

1891


Reddaway, James

8081

13

6/10

1889


Reed, A. S.

10131

15

6/7

1892


Reicheveen, Geo.

10866

13

4/6

1893


Reichiosin, Geo. P.

10902

24

4/6

1893


Reid, John

10146

33

5/8

1892


Reid, Joseph A.

9461

9

5/7

1891


Reierson, Andrew

10833

5, 6, 7 & 8

4/7

1893


Reierson, Daniel

6008

29

5/7

1885


Reitz, Oscar

10877

6

4/6

1893


Rentz, Christian

6453

15

7/9

1886


Reske, Stoffer P.

6113

23

7/9

1885


Rian, John

10495

4

6/8

1893


Rice, Lula M.

10084

19

6/9

1892


Rich, Chester W.

5362

6

7/9

1883


Richtanger, Wm.

10386

10

6/8

1892 *


Richtmyer, Walter M.

10411

24

3/8

1892


Riddle, M. A.

6118

27

8/8

1885


Robbens, Chas. O.

6501

11

5/7

1886


Rober, Baptist

10046

3

6/10

1892


Roberts, Geo. H.

6084

35

7/10

1885


Roberts, John H.

7818

26

7/10

1889


Robertson, Donald A.

9493

2 & 3

6/9

1891


Robertson, John

11087

5 & 8

4/7

1894


Robitzech, Chas.

10979

31

4/9

1893


Rogers, James M.

8484

24

6/10

1890


Rolf, Oskar

6131

33

6/6

1885


Roomly [?], Landis

10413

26

3/8

1892


Ross, Albert V.

9346

3

5/10

1891


Ross, C. G.

10097

1

6/7

1892

(Cash. Bk. 832 ?)
Ross, Dan. M.

10914

6

4/6

1893


Ross, Dan. P.

8910

29 & 32

8/7

1890


Ross, Edwin

8129

35

5/7

1889


Ross, James P.

7606

19

8/6

1888


Ross, John G.

10196

1

6/7

1892


Rouslon, Edward

8268

7

6/9

1889


Rova, Edward

10477

11

5/8

1892


Rowan, John

6194

10

7/8

1885 *


Rowe, Geo. M.

8395

19

8/10

1889


Rowland, Daniel B.

5240

4

7/9

1883


Royal, Osmon

10824

8

4/10

1893 *


Ruble, Mattie

10889

11, 12, 13 & 14

4/6

1893


Russell, Samuel

8187

15

7/10

1889


Ryan, Matthew

6217

31

8/8

1885


Ryckman, J. G.

5969

19

8/7

1885


Rynn, Frank

5406

4

7/8

1884


Sager, G. N.

10877

6

4/6

1893 *


Sale, Milford M.

6015

4 & 5

7/9

1885


Salvatore, Peter

6086

11 & 12

5/7

1885


Sandvik, Kristoffer K.

9625

28

6/9

1891


Sarajarvi, Karle

10536

26

6/7

1893


Saterbo, Johan B.

7668

5

7/8

1889


Satter, Adam

5203

26

7/8

1883


Satter, Peter

7406

7

7/8

1888


Scales, James

10135

27

6/8

1892


Schell, Hans H.

10231

23

5/10

1892


Schmid, Jacob G.

9789

28

8/7

1892


Schoenebeck, Albert

9817

14

8/8

1892


Schoenebeck, August

6203

35

8/8

1885


Scoval, C. E.

6938

30

8/7

1887


Scovell, Ezra G.

10463

32

4/9

1892


Sculley, Wm. J.

5455

14

8/9

1884


Seaburg, Peter O.

5555

32

7/8

1884

(Hd. 4900)
Sexton, John

5388

24

7/9

1883


Shank, Weldon M.

10603

29

4/10

1893 *


Sharpstein, Ella

10078

22

6/7

1892 *


Sherbeck, John

6725

26 & 35

6/6

1886


Sherman, Thos. V.

10876

24

4/6

1893


Siferte, Albert

10571

21 & 28

5/10

1893


Sinclair, F.

7418

9

7/6

1888 *


Sinclair, Floyd F.

9531

9

7/6

1891


Sivenius, Karl

10580

35

6/7

1893


Siverson, Adolph

10469

25 & 26

4/9

1892


Sjostrom, Erik

10451

25

4/8

1892


Skoglar, Carl E.

8755

28

6/6

1890


Sloop, Clifton

10981

15

4/9

1893


Sloop, Grant

9061

31

8/7

1891


Smathers, Henry A.

10827

23

4/7

1893


Smith, Edward J.

10824

8

4/10

1893


Smith, James H.

10160

27

5/8

1892


Smith, Johan

10552

7

6/9

1893


Smith, John

5451

32

7/8

1884


Smith, John

6085

29 & 30

7/8

1885


Smith, John H.

10226

15

5/8

1892


Smith, John M.

10101

28

6/7

1892


Smith, Robert

10202

7 & 18

6/8

1892


Smith, Walter J.

8815

22

5/7

1890


Smith, Willard N.

8784

25

7/10

1890


Smith, W. D.

8246

22

5/7

1889 *


Smith, Wilson D.

8498

22

5/7

1890


Snedic, John

10323

26 & 27

6/9

1892


Snellman, John W.

10122

5

6/7

1892


Snow, Henry A.

7456

25

8/9

1888


Sold, George

6124

25

8/8

1885


Sold, Jacob

6992

35

8/8

1887


Sovey, Minnie F.

10408

27 & 34

6/7

1892


Sparks, Catherine

5000

6

6/5

1883


Spear, Henry O.

7741

17

8/6

1889


Spellmeier, Henry

5379

34

8/10

1883

(HD. 3477)
Springer, Fred

10828

31

4/7

1893


Staples, Norris

9381

12

7/9

1891 *


Steffensen, Hans E.

8562

28 & 29

6/9

1890


Steffensen, Niels

8560

20, 21, 28 & 29

6/9

1890


Stein, Frederic

8023

32

8/9

1889


Stewart, John C.

8246

22

5/7

1889


Stoddard, Wm.

10644

20

5/10

1893


Stoll, Chas.

10972

21 & 22

7/9

1893


Stone, A. H.

6019

9

8/7

1885

(Many purchases listed in Cash Book)
Stone, C. W.

8708

5

5/7

1890


Stoner, Bertha

10152

29

6/7

1892


Strain, Alexander

5462

12

7/8

1884


Strain, Wm. Y.

5461

12

7/8

1884


Strom, Jacob

9862

18

5/6

1892


Sture, Aug.

5966

29

8/7

1885


Sudel, Ernest

4719

4 & 5

5/6

1886

(This # is from early book; the claim was amended and was found between claim #'s 6593 & 6604)
Sullivan, Timothy

5320

28

5/7

1883


Sundin, Chas

10865

8

4/6

1893


Surprenant, F. H.

10421

31

6/7

1892


Sutherland, Daniel

6461

9

8/7

1886


Sutherland, Geo. D.

10861

10

4/6

1893


Svenson, Peter E.

10604

20

4/10

1893


Swanson, Erik M.

5230

12 & 13

7/9

1883


Swanson, Oscar

5630

32

7/8

1884


Takalo, Andrew

6017

29

8/7

1885


Taylor, C. O.

8097

13, 14, 23 & 24

5/7

1889


Taylor, Eber W.

7743

34

5/6

1889


Taylor, F. G.

10845

12 & 13

4/7

1893


Taylor [?], James W.

8080

24

6/10

1889


Taylor, Samuel

7892

33

7/8

1889


Tempest, David

10638

25

4/9

1893


Tew, Oren L.

7710

24

5/6

1889


Thomasson, Wm. C.

8635

26

5/7

1890


Thompson, Chas.

8073

14

6/10

1889


Thompson, Geo. C.

8206

25

5/7

1889


Thormahlen, John

8438

25

8/10

1890


Thrulson, Hans

6076

2

7/10

1885


Tidslevold, Ole S.

9501

28

6/9

1891


Tierney, Michael

6189

20

7/8

1885


Tiley, Amelia

8732

31 & 32

6/10

1890


Tiley, see Jilg




Tilg, see Jilg




Toivonen, Karlo

10560

34

6/7

1893


Tolva, John

7447

29

8/4

1888


Torgerson, Karl A.

10437

24

4/8

1892


Tournier, Gustave

9375

11

7/6

1891


Trenner, Arthur

10214

19 & 20

5/8

1892


Tronsen, Fred

7575

14

7/7

1888


Tucker, B. R.

6412

1

6/9

1885


Tugler [Taylor?], James W.

8080

24

6/10

1889


Tuttle, Jay

7740

26

6/10

1889


Tweedle, David

10085

27

6/8

1892


Ungefroren, Hugo

8680

6

5/10

1890


Vanderburg, Geo. D.

7967

7 & 18

6/6

1889


Vige, Ole

8541

6

6/7

1892


Von Carnap, Carliss P.

10918

8

4/6

1893

(aka James Winters)
Voss, George

10171

6

6/7

1892


Voss, John F.

9556

34 & 35

8/7

1891


Voss, see also Foss




Vriborg, Peter H.

10999

21

4/9

1893


Walker, James W.

9644

2

5/7

1891 *


Walker, John H.

10202

7 & 18

6/8

1892 *


Walsh, James H.

10078

22

6/7

1892


Walsh, Joseph

10598

30

4/10

1893


Walters, Wm. E.

10249

23 & 27

5/6

1892


Waltz, John J.

10915

6

4/6

1893


Ward, Benj. L.

5945

33 & 34

8/10

1885


Ward, Everet

10167

20

6/8

1892


Ward, Geo. B.

10416

7 & 18

3/8

1892


Warnock, J. M.

8078

19

6/9

1889


Warnstaff, Chas. W.

6139

22

7/9

1885


Warren, John F.

6713

29

8/7

1886


Warren, Wm. E.

8974

32

5/10

1891


Wass, F. W.

5266

4

7/9

1883


Waye, Walter

10199

18

6/8

1892


Weatherford, Mary S.

10384

26

6/10

1892


Weaver, Martin

6268

21

8/9

1885

(Hd. 1626, Cash Bk. 1482)
Wechin, Johan P.

7663

11

7/8

1889


Wedekind, Heinrich

10148

30

6/8

1892


Wedin, August

6281

2

7/8

1885


Weigand, John

6130

21

5/7

1885


Weiman, Peter

10145

13

6/8

1892


Welcome, Richard

8527

27 & 34

6/10

1890


Welsh, Chas. H.

10864

13

4/6

1893


West, David

5699

1

7/6

1884


Westbostad, Simon

8888

5

7/8

1890


Wheela [?], Wm. A.

10894

11, 14 & 15

4/6

1893 *


Wheeler, Coleman H.

10888

20 & 21

4/6

1893


Wheeler, Wm. A.

10921

27

4/6

1893 *


Wherry, A. J.

6020

31

5/7

1885


Wherry, W. A.

6247

32

5/7

1885


Whigan, L. E.

10205

4

6/8

1892 *


White, Henry P.

5958

1

7/6

1885


White, John M.

7780

32

6/10

1889


White, John N.

8815

22

5/7

1890


White, John N.

10541

22

5/7

1893


Wicks, John

10854

8

4/7

1893


Widie, Jakob

10322

27

6/9

1892


Wilberg, Olle

8526

31

9/6

1890


Williams, Chas.

6081

1

6/10

1885


Williamson, John

7653

34
3

6/10
5/10

1889


Wilson, David

10977

5

4/7

1893


Wilson, George J.

8754

32

5/7

1890


Wilson, Wm.

7131

21 & 22

7/9

1887


Wingard, Henrietta E.

8018

28

5/10

1889


Winters, James

10918

8

4/6

1893

(aka Carliss P. Von Carnap)
Wirsch, Joseph

9023

28

7/9

1891


Wismer, John

10176

31

6/7

1892


Wobke, Paul A.

9435

22

3/10

1891


Wolf, H.

8136

14

5/7

1889


Wolf, John

9229

31

6/10

1891 *


Wooden, R. M.

6381

10 & 11

5/17

1885


Wright, Edgar W.

8676

32

5/10

1890


Wright, S. N.

9462

11

7/9

1891


Yergin, Casius F.

7469

26 & 35

6/10

1888


Young, Andrew

10077

23

6/7

1892


Yrell, Alex

9863

7

6/9

1892