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


Compiled by Liisa Penner

(In Date Order, same In Name 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.

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