Wright County, Minnesota

 

 Otsego Township Land Records 1856 - 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

1856

13-Caroline E. Buel, July 16
George W. Barnes, June 14
14-William B. Mabie, June 27
John S. Leyerly, December 11
Obodish Inscho, June 27
Nelson Demick, November 13
15-E. K. Harper, July 31
Andrew J. Hoyt, July 31
22-A. J. Hoyt, July 31
Leonard Choate, November 3
William Mathews, November 3
23-John M. Snow, July 31
24-George W. Barnes, June 14
27-L. W. Hamlin, September 26
34-O. H. Porter, December 8

1857

23-Theodore L. Page, March 27
C. C. Bicknell, March 21
24-John A. Combs, June 13
Richard Davis, April 27
L. D. Allen, July 20
25-William Wind, March 24
Alexander H. Morrison, May 28
John C. Morrison, August 26
John C. Flemming, March 24
26-Hudson A. Gaskill, Jr., March 25
Julius J. Brown, October 9
Arthur Douglas, June 26
John Peck, March 25
27-Henry D. Southard, October 27
Samuel M. Hammons, January 27
35-John N. Morris, April 23
Charles F. Scatney, August 3
Adam Steinberg, December 9

1859

10-Tileston Snow, October 6
15-Hiram Harper, October 6

1860

10-William Shelefoo, October 16
13-David L. Ingersoll, November 13
Andrew J. Hubbard, September 12
James McDermid, November 13
15-Dana Hamlet, November 20
22 - O. M. Washburne, November 23
23-John W. Washburne, November 20
24-James McDermid, November 23
35-Peter Jilles, September 28

1871

34-Peter Columbus, November 14

1874

22-Joseph K. Clark, March 2

  Wright County |Minnesota AHGP 

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

 

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