Declarations of Intent for Clatsop County, Oregon to 1888: Finns and Russians


Compiled by Liisa Penner

(In Name Order, same In Date Order)

These are people who filled out their first papers for U.S. citizenship. They were listed as being citizens of Russia, but most of them were actually Finnish. The declaration of intent forms can be ordered from the Clatsop County Clerk, 749 Commercial, Astoria, OR 97103. They have been microfilmed by members of the L.D.S. Church. Unfortunately, the papers before 1906 have little useful information.

One page of the original records had dates that were out of order (1880 & 1881). The reason for this is unknown. Many of the names appear to be misspelled, but I tried to keep them as they appeared in the original indexes.

The main reason the Finns became naturalized, I believe, was so they could get homestead land. Many of the names here are also in the homestead indexes. A book on the Clatsop County homesteads is available through the Clatsop County Genealogy Society, c/o the Astoria Public Library, 450 Exchange, Astoria OR 97103. Homestead records are also available through the L.D.S. Church.

Abramson, Alex February 20, 1888
Abramson, Frank G. October 13, 1887
Abramson, Stephen August 11, 1887
Aho, Paul December 10, 1887
Akalahti, Erik May 20, 1884
Anderson, Alex February 20, 1882
Anderson, Alfred December 1, 1887
Anderson, Andrew October 15, 1880
Anderson, Andrew March 12, 1888
Anderson, Charles November 21, 1887
Anderson, Charles E. December 5, 1887
Anderson, E. G. November 8, 1877
Anderson, Jacob July 21, 1883
Anderson, John February 20, 1888
Anderson, Leander March 6, 1888
Anderson, M. K. November 1, 1884
Anderson, Matt May 2, 1887
Anderson, Peter March 30, 1872
Anet, Antti August 9, 1882
Anet, Eljas August 9, 1882
Annala, Alexander August 6, 1887
Annala, John February 14, 1888
Autiosaara, Johan P. August 19, 1881
Baker, Jakob E. November 21, 1887
Bakka, Andrew January 5, 1886
Balo, Matt November 7, 1887
Batru, Henrik January 5, 1887
Beasley, John February 14, 1888
Bell, Henry March 12, 1887
Bentilla, Andrew August 26, 1884
Berilla, Andrew February 21, 1879
Berkman, Albert January 16, 1884
Bighill, Lee November 6, 1884
Birch, Anton October 12, 1880
Black, John August 26, 1884
Bommalla, John August March 16, 1885
Booti, John October 29, 1887
Bork, William January 3, 1888
Bostrom, John July 12, 1880
Brown, Leander December 1, 1887
Brown, Louis January 10, 1883
Buotinen, Alexander April 30, 1888
Carland, Axel November 21, 1887
Carlson, Albert P. December 6, 1887
Carlson, Andrew August 5, 1886
Carlson, Fred August 6, 1887
Carman, Henry August 3, 1880
Carson, Charles E. December 17, 1886
Cary, Peter January 31, 1888
Chilstrom, John October 29, 1886
Christiansen, John August 8, 1885
Dall, Carl November 24, 1883
Danson, H. October 11, 1877
Empo, Martin October 18, 1880
Enquest, Alfred May 8, 1886
Erickson, Henry B. January 3, 1888
Erickson, Thomas October 29, 1887
Erikson, H. November 20, 1883
Eskola, Henrik January 11, 1886
Fall, Frederick July 28, 1879
Fargerlund, Gustaf Adolf July 21, 1888
Flink, Carl M. January 12, 1887
Forsman, John F. July 24, 1886
Forsman, Matt January 3, 1888
Fox, Adam October 22, 1877
Fraser, Charles July 17, 1871
Frazier, Alexander May 8, 1886
Frazier, Thomas May 8, 1886
Fredrickson, Alex January 19, 1886
Fredrig, Andrew Y. Y. [?] October 10, 1887
Frohnert, Rudolph December 15, 1886
Gammelgard, John February 6, 1892
Gangas, Alli October 19, 1885
Grairala, Lars August 9, 1883
Granlund, Joseph September 1, 1879
Greenbloome, August September 5, 1888
Gustafson, Charlie October 2, 1885
Gustafson, Fredrick October 11, 1886
Gustafson, Gustaf September 29, 1884
Gustafson, Jacob August 19, 1879
Gustafson, John January 30, 1888
Gustafson, John November 11, 1878
Habaganus, John June 4, 1888
Haggblom, Martin November 3, 1887
Haglund, Matts May 16, 1884
Hakala, John March 6, 1883
Hannila, Ferdinand March 18, 1885
Hannuksela, Jacob February 14, 1888
Hansen, Charles March 21, 1888
Hansen, Fred February 20, 1886
Hansen, Jacob February 13, 1888
Hansen, Leander September 3, 1888
Hanson, Andrus January 3, 1888
Hanssen, John April 24, 1885
Harbed, Martin August 4, 1884
Haukela, Jacob August 23, 1886
Hedman, Herman January 11, 1886
Heiklin, Thomas November 21, 1885
Heikoreinen, John E. April 26, 1880
Heitonen, Erik August 14, 1888
Hendricksen, Fred March 3, 1885
Hendricksen, Olof February 2, 1886
Hendrickson, Andrew December 16, 1887
Hendrickson, Gustaf October 24, 1884
Hendrickson, Jacob December 16, 1887
Hendrickson, John May 27, 1859
Hendrickson, Matts January 19, 1885
Hendrickson, Sam November 21, 1887
Henrickson, August August 4, 1888
Henrikson, Henri August 2, 1888
Henrikson, Peter October 22, 1880
Hill, Harvey August 3, 1888
Hillback, John December 1, 1887
Hillberg, Sophie August 23, 1883
Hillstrom, Axel November 8, 1883
Hillstrom, John P. February 20, 1879
Hilstrom, August April 9, 1879
Hilstrom, Charles A. August 11, 1886
Hirvas, Mik August 2, 1882
Holman, Alexander December 3, 1887
Holmstrom, John W. September 2, 1886
Hossa, Jacob December 24, 1885
Hostrom, Nikolas August 2, 1888
Howini [?], Johan July 1, 1884
Huhtala, Abraham August 2, 1882
Huhtala, John August 2, 1882
Isaksen, J. H. April 9, 1886
Isolo, Herman August 3, 1888
Itkanen, Erick August 18, 1888
Jackson, Jacob December 10, 1887
Jackson, Martin July 21, 1883
Jackson, Martin August 22, 1885
Jacobson, Gustaf August 7, 1882
Jacobson, Jacob November 11, 1884
Jacobson, Otto April 10, 1888
Jansen, Andro August 22, 1882
Jansen, Benjamin August 15, 1885
Jarvie, Olof August 3, 1888
Johanson, Matt April 17, 1886
Johnson, Alexander October 29, 1887
Johnson, Alexander December 5, 1885
Johnson, Andrew January 3, 1888
Johnson, Andrew April 10, 1882
Johnson, Antone September 9, 1885
Johnson, Antone September 9, 1885
Johnson, Charles November 1, 1876
Johnson, Charley September 16, 1884
Johnson, Fred October 30, 1886
Johnson, Gus June 5, 1886
Johnson, John August 18, 1886
Johnson, John January 19, 1888
Johnson, John O. January 3, 1888
Johnson, Nels August 12, 1887
Johnson, Olof August 7, 1886
Johnson, Peter August 3, 1888
Jonson, Johan O. September 26, 1887
Juntilla, Jacob March 6, 1888
Juntti, Gustaf November 7, 1887
Kaimber, Andrew April 10, 1882
Kangas, Andrew February 20, 1880
Kangas, Henri November 11, 1887
Kantola, Andrew April 12, 1888
Kari, Andrew January 30, 1886
Karki, Hendrik August 2, 1888
Karlson, Arvid December 6, 1887
Karlson, John April 5, 1888
Karlson, Karl November 8, 1886
Karlson, Wiktor September 1, 1888
Kartola, Mattias August 12, 1884
Karvonen, Joseph August 8, 1884
Kaski, Gustaf December 15, 1883
Kaurela, Johan H. August 2, 1888
Keko, Simon August 9, 1879
Kelli, Matti August 29, 1883
Killi, Daniel November 3, 1884
Kilpela, Johan Abraham November 3, 1884
Koistinen, Matti February 8, 1888
Kola, Alfred April 3, 1886
Kola, Andrew July 29, 1887
Korpela, Charles August 19, 1884
Korvelin, Charles April 3, 1876
Koski, Andrew November 3, 1887
Koski, John Otto November 3, 1887
Kynsijarvi, Olof August 19, 1881
Laesy [?], William August 2, 1883
Langila, Alberd August 2, 1888
Lanto, Aron March 15, 1884
Lanto, Gustaf March 15, 1884
Larsen, August January 19, 1888
Latti, David August 4, 1888
Lauri, Fred August 2, 1888
Laurila, John Adolf September 1, 1879
Lebeck, Leander March 9, 1888
Leis, John L. July 19, 1877
Lewitz, C. P. August 19, 1882
Lillas, Daniel February 14, 1888
Lindberg, John May 24, 1887
Lindholm, A. M. October 17, 1883
Lindholm, Chas A. February 19, 1887
Lindi, Erik October 29, 1887
Linquist, John August 26, 1886
Long, Abraham January 18, 1884
Longi, Mats November 5, 1884
Lowery, Jacob July 14, 1880
Lugas, August November 3, 1884
Maila, Jacob August 22, 1885
Makela, John October 20, 1884
Markela, John October 20, 1880
Mathlin, Klas J. May 13, 1886
Matson, Albert May 10, 1886
Matson, Jonas November 19, 1883
Matson, Nils November 5, 1884
Mattson, Abram August 6, 1888
Mattson, Andrdew November 20, 1884
Mattson, Andrew August 4, 1888
Mattson, August March 27, 1885
Mattson, John August 4, 1888
Mattson, John December 6, 1887
Mattson, Matts August 9, 1884
Maunula, A. September 2, 1886
Maunula, Emanuel October 25, 1880
Maunula, Erik May 5, 1880
Melin, Charles March 11, 1884
Micklison, Victor December 3, 1887
Mikkelson, August May 10, 1886
Miller, Axel May 10, 1886
Miller, Victor May 11, 1886
Mokka, Thomas November 3, 1884
Moore, Jacob January 16, 1884
Myllyaia, Andrew December 5, 1887
Myllyoja, Jacob August 4, 1884
Navanpira, Jacob May 2, 1878
Nelsen, F. E. July 7, 1886
Nelson, Herman October 22, 1885
Nelson, John November 5, 1884
Nelsson, Olaf December 27, 1884
Newman, Charles May 27, 1859
Newman, Charlie August 27, 1884
Newman, Robert May 19, 1877
Niemala, John August 2, 1888
Niemi, John March 22, 1887
Niemi, Joseph September 8, 1886
Nikander, Gustaf July 17, 1888
Nordling, Jacob January 9, 1885
Nordling, John E. June 3, 1886
Nordstrom, C. November 8, 1886
Nordstrom, Mathias February 5, 1884
Nudlin [?], Charles A. October 22, 1860
Nuquisti, Charles January 17, 1883
Nusslar [?], Johan Erick July 28, 1879
Nylund, John September 7, 1878
Nylund, Matt October 18, 1886
Ohls, Alexander March 28, 1885
Olila, Andrew November 3, 1884
Olin, Emil July 28, 1888
Ollila, Isak August 9, 1883
Oman, Oskar April 29, 1886
Ostrom, Joseph December 5, 1879
Oya, Abel November 7, 1887
Palm, John H. September 12, 1882
Palmer, John December 30, 1885
Paulson, Charles August 2, 1888
Paulson, Paul October 29, 1887
Paulsson, Jakob September 14, 1883
Pekala, Andrew Alex August 6, 1888
Pekkala, Peter Abram June 8, 1880
Penttila, Finell October 1, 1886
Pesanen, Joseph April 22, 1886
Petersen, Isak April 2, 1887
Peterson, Alexander July 27, 1888
Peterson, Gust May 10, 1886
Peterson, Henry Sept 30, 1878
Peterson, John K. January 10, 1888
Peterson, John P. August 2, 1886
Petreff, Nick August 13, 1888
Petterson, Enok November 21, 1883
Petterson, Jacob September 3, 1883
Petterson, K. G. October 17, 1883
Pietola, Andrew August 13, 1885
Pisila, Andrew September 2, 1886
Poysky, Johan March 26, 1888
Pungar, Jacob March 6, 1883
Puumala, Matts January 7, 1886
Rahekainen, Samuel June 3, 1886
Raistakka, Matti September 29, 1884
Randa, Carl October 26, 1885
Randell, John August 1, 1884
Rauma, Leander February 20, 1888
Rautio, Eli February 20, 1888
Renell, Andrew February 27, 1884
Renell, Matti June 14, 1884
Rian, John January 7, 1888
Riippa, Herman May 31, 1884
Rinell, Charles March 13, 1885
Rinell, Matt June 29, 1888
Roberts, John August 2, 1888
Roike, Herman December 16, 1887
Rothstrom, John September 14, 1883
Rull, John E. August 5, 1879
Runell, Leander January 14, 1888
Ruonaksky, Andrew August 9, 1882
Saigan, Gust January 16, 1882
Saikka, Albert December 5, 1887
Saikka, John February 10, 1879
Saily, Andrew December 9, 1886
Sakrison, Johan February 13, 1888
Salmela, Paul August 11, 1884
Salmi, John August 11, 1879
Salyan, Maik August 5, 1881
Sandstrom, John E. March 31, 1884
Sari, Jacob December 19, 1887
Scheel, Henry November 6, 1884
Schmith, George July 10, 1882
Scoval, Charles Erick December 14, 1886
Seidel, Frank Wm. February 5, 1885
Semppi, Jaakub February 21, 1888
Sigfridson, Karle January 9, 1888
Silstrom, martin February 13, 1888
Simeson, John H. August 10, 1882
Sipila, Henry August 3, 1888
Sipila, Wilhelm August 3, 1888
Sipola, George August 25, 1888
Siprison, Siprio August 19, 1881
Slipping, John August 24, 1878
Smith, John November 6, 1884
Snellstrom, A. A. August 10, 1877
Soderman, Alfred September 1, 1888
Sotka, Abraham September 19, 1885
Stark, Fred May 10, 1886
Stephenson, Stephen July 28, 1884
Strom, Charles H. November 26, 1887
Stromberg, Frederick F. October 8, 1883
Sture, Jacob April 3, 1876
Sundstrom, Chas. G. March 25, 1879
Suomela, Peter October 24, 1884
Suomila, Pili January 12, 1887
Sutela, John August 2, 1882
Svahn, A. John August 19, 1879
Svahn, K. W. January 18, 1888
Tabell, Zachariah January 30, 1886
Tagg, Alexander August 6, 1887 [may be an error]
Tenhunen, Fredrik August 11, 1882
Thompson, August October 29, 1887
Thompson, Erik November 9, 1886
Thompson, Thomas September 9, 1885
Thomson, J. W. November 3, 1884
Timonen, Henry November 3, 1884
Timonen, Jacob August 31, 1887
Timonen, John August 10, 1883
Tolva, John July 27, 1888
Turppa, Matts February 14, 1888
Tuukari, Johan February 20, 1888
Tyne, Mats August 8, 1884
Untinen, Jonas August 31, 1888
W?aiander, Victor November 20, 1884
Wainijo, Andrew May 8, 1886
Wakken, John August 2, 1888
Walin, Simon September 30, 1887
Wall, Emil August 25, 1888
Walma, Charles G. December 19, 1887
Waranka, Daniel August 9, 1884
Waranka, Paul August 9, 1884
Waren, Johan April 22, 1886
Warila, Andrew November 23, 1885
Wegren, Frans March 26, 1888
West, Charles F. January 3, 1887
West, Gust August 17, 1883
Westala, Matts February 20, 1888
Westerlund, Charles A. August 10, 1887
Wick, John October 1, 1884
Wikau, John December 16, 1887
William, Charles December 10, 1884
Wilson, Alexander January 19, 1883
Wilson, Charles August 3, 1887
Wilson, Gustaf June 3, 1886
Wilson, John August 4, 1884
Wilson, Thomas June 19, 1888
Wilson, Victor November 11, 1884
Wilson, William April 10, 1884
Winter, Charlie August 24, 1885
Winttura, Matti February 20, 1888
Wirkkala, Constance [?] August 2, 1884
Wirkkala, John November 23, 1885
Wuopio, John May 12, 1886
Yrell, Alex January 5, 1887
Ytterberg, Carl November 5, 1884
Zitterman, Alfred August 14, 1879