Wright County, Minnesota


 Monticello Township Land Records 1855 - 1874

Township 121, Range 24,
Fractional Township

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


4 -Benjamin Bursley in 1855


7-James C. Beekman, August 29
Richard Allen, July 25
Abnor St. Cyr
17-Thomas O. Nevers, July 25
18 Janes C. Beckman. August 29
19-Samuel W. Fuller, June 10
Alonzo Peck, December 27
Henry W. Fuller, October 7
John W. Copeland, June 10
20-Thomas O. Nevers. July 25
Samuel W. Fuller. June 10
Thomas Elsworth, August 5
Simon Fobes, June 10


7-H. F. Ellis, June 21
J. N. Riggs, June 19
14  Pursley, August 4
11  Crawford, January 10
18-C. Davis and W. Davis, August 20
D. Rosenburg, March 10
19-E. H. Lord, March 17
20-John Crawford, January 10


7-T. Snow, October


30-C. C. Chase, November 16


32-C. Orth, October 26
John Arnold, February 17


28-Charles Shallifoo, November 14


Mrs. Joseph File, November 4

  Wright County |Minnesota AHGP 

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


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