Wright County, Minnesota

 

 Chatham Township Land Records 1857 - 1877

Township 120, Range 26
Sections 19 to 36, inclusive

The following transcriptions from the land office records gives the original owners of all the land pre-empted and homesteaded in Wright County. This is the roll of honor of those who dared the rigors of a pioneer country and started the first developments. The list is in the main accurate, though, through carelessness of the land office registers and their clerks, the original entries are often misspelled, and transcriptions of more or less illegible handwriting since that date have distorted some of the names in various ways. But especial efforts have been made to insure accuracy in this printed list, and the names of thousands of old pioneers will be recognized.

The first claims in the Congressional township

1857

John F. Foster, filed on the northwest quarter of section 20, October 22

1858

20-J. F. Foster, October 22
11-S. P. Lowell, October 12
13-Sarah Murphy, October 21
Timothy Lowell, August 22

1859

24-M. S. Calkins, January 3
19-Allen D. Libby, September 26
30-J. B. Archambault, October 26

1860

23-D. L. Calkins, October 19
24-Heirs of William Blakely, October 6
25-M. U. Tubbs, October 19
34-B. Ambler, November 8

1861

A. Boreman, October 22
24-S. Varner, October 22
26-William Sullivan, November 5

1862

22-A. Erath, Jr., February 7

1864

35-.J. Armstrong, November 1

1865

24-P. L. Dudley, July 15

1868

25-William Mann, April 21
26-A. Munding, October 26
W. Rettick, December 27
28 - J. Mara, July 15
James Clary, July 15
D. Murphy, December 17
S. Chamberlain, December 17
J. Moore, July 15

1869

20-J. E. Elsonpeter, December 7
22-I. H. Elsonpeter, December 7
32-James Nugent, December 7
33-G. Hong, August 28

1870

30-W. P. Jewette, October 20
J. B. Archambault, October 20
34-W. W. Washburne, October 1
Francis Berthiaume, October 3

1871

F. Leak, February 1
22-L. Lappin. December 1
32-A. H. Heaton, February 27
J. G. Nugent, April 11
John C. Nugent, April 11
34-H. Erath, April 11

1872

34-T. Sobie, August 14
27-W. Rettesch, June 22
22-W. H. Cochrane, March 22

1873

32-B. Peltier, May 27

1875

27-James Mara, June 5

1876

21-John Sullivan, February 24.
33-J. C. Nugent, May 12
I. Gutzweller, September 2
36-E. F. Drake, June 27

1877

35-Joseph Armstrong, April 27

  Wright County |Minnesota AHGP 

Source: History of Wright County, Minnesota, by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge, Volume I, 1915

 

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