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


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


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


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


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


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


22-A. Erath, Jr., February 7


35-.J. Armstrong, November 1


24-P. L. Dudley, July 15


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


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


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


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


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


32-B. Peltier, May 27


27-James Mara, June 5


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


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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