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1853-1859

o Original Land Entrees 1853-1859 (below)
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This is the start of the Original Entrees index of US Lands in Pottawattamie Co., Iowa, 1853-1859. LDS microfilm #1468498.  The original records are found in the Pottawattamie County Courthouse, Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Recordings of first purchases of public lands, showing date and amount of purchase, number of acres, price per acre, location and legal description, date and to whom patented, and reference to deed records. Entered by section, township, and range numbers."

Notes: Not all of the above data is included here. "To Whom Patented" is the same as "Purchaser" in every case. Land description has not been included because of poor hand writing on many of the numbers.


A

Purchaser Sec-Twp-Range Acres Date of Entry
APPLEGET, William 35-74-38 80 Jun 6, 1855
ARMSTRONG, Jame 20-76-38 160 Mar 9, 1858
AMICK, Jacob 34-76-38 160 Mar 3, 1858
ALLEN, John 2-74-39 320 Oct 30, 1855
ALLEN, John G. 4-74-39 80 Nov 14, 1855
ALLEN, John G. 5-74-39 40 Nov 14, 1855
ANDERSEN, Jacob 17-74-39 160 July 4, 1853
ANDERSEN, Jacob 17-74-39 160 April 27, 1853
      June 20, 1853
ANDERSEN, Jacob 20-74-39 160 June 20, 1853
ANDERSEN, Jacob 20-74-39 120 April 27, 1853
      June 20, 1853
ANDERSEN, Jacob 21-74-39 80 June 20, 1853
ALLEN, John 23-74-39 320 Oct 31, 1855
ANDRUS, Abraham P. Jr. 27-74-39 40 April 24, 1854
ANDRUS, Abraham P. Jr. 28-74-39 80 April 24, 1854
ANDRUS, Abraham P. Jr. 28-74-39 80 April 24, 1854
ANDRUS, Julius C. 17-75-39 40 Sept 6, 1857
ANDRUS, Julius C. 17-75-39 120 Sept 8, 1857
ANDRUS, Stephen 34-75-39 160 Aug 8, 1857
ANNSPAUGH, John 34-75-39 160 April 8, 1857
ANDRUS, Henry N. 35-75-39 160 April 8, 1857
ALLEN, John G. 30-76-39 80 Nov 21, 1855
ALLEN, John G. 31-76-39 40 Nov 21, 1855
ANDRUS, Edmund 10-75-40 80 June 11, 1855
ANDRUS, Sophia 10-75-40 40 Oct 31, 1855
ALEXANDER, James 12-75-40 40 Feb 10, 1854
ALEXANDER, James 13-75-40 120 July 4, 1853
      July 25, 1855
ANDRUS, Edmund 15-75-40 80 June 11, 1855
ATUATER, William C. 21-75-40 240 April 22, 1856
ATUATER, William C. 22-75-40 80 April 22, 1856
ANDRUS, Henry 22-75-40 80 June 11, 1855
ALLEN, Lucius C. 28-75-40 120 Feb 26, 1858
AVERDIER, David 34-76-40 120 April 23, 1856
AGROW, John 13-77-40 80 April 23, 1856
AGROW, John 23-77-40 160 April 23, 1856
AKERS, Joshua B. 6-75-41 35, 45 100ths June 10, 1857
ALLEN, William 9-75-41 120 May 2, 1856
ATKINSON, Robert J. 15-75-41 240 May 2, 1856
ATKINSON, Robert J. 21-75-41 80 May 2, 1856
ALLEN, Charles 18-76-41 160 Nov 6, 1854
ALLEN, Charles 20-76-41 40 Nov 6, 1854
AKERS, Joshua B. 31-76-41 105, 78 100ths June 10, 1857
ABBOTT, Norman 19-77-41 59, 03 100ths Feb 21, 1856
ASPINWALL, Charles L. 19-77-41 120 May 3, 1856
AGNEW, John 24-77-41 120 May 3, 1856
ANDRUS, William C. 4-74-42 160 Sept 18, 1855
ANDRUS, William C. 29-74-42 120 Sept 18, 1855
ANDRUS, William C. 33-74-42 160 Sept 18, 1855
AYERS, Augustus 2-75-42 77, 58 100ths July 23, 1855
ANDRUS, William C. 10-75-42 80 Sept 20, 1855
ANDRUS, William C. 11-75-42 160 Sept 20, 1855
AYERS, Augustus 15-75-42 160 July 20, 1855
ADAMS, Thomas 21-75-42 240 Oct 16, 1855
ADAMS, Thomas 22-75-42 80 Oct 16, 1855
ANDERSEN, Leroy H. 34-75-42 40 Feb 26, 1858
AGNOW, John 35-76-42 240 May 9, 1856
AGNOW, John 18-77-42 120 May 10, 1856
APPENHEIMER, Wm. 25-74-43 160 Mar 22, 1853
ABLE, Cynes 7-75-43 40 Feb 28, 1855
ALLEN, Charles 23-75-43 120 Oct 6, 1855
ALLEN, Charles 24-75-43 80 July 21 & 30 1855
ALLEN, Charles 25-75-43 40 July 30, 1855
ALEXANDER, Stewart 32-75-43 40 Sept 6, 1853
ADAMS, Fitch 35-75-43 40 Feb 26,1855
ANDREWS, Chester N. 1-76-43 120 May 16, 1856
ANDREWS, Chester N. 24-76-43 120 May 16, 1856
ABBEY, Moses A. 25-76-43 80 Oct 20, 1855
ANDERSON, Andrew 31-76-43 160 July 5, 1853
AUSTIN, Edward G. 2-77-43 80 May 17, 1856
AUSTIN, Edward G. 3-77-43 40 May 17, 1856
ALANDGE, Mary E. 19-77-43 80 Jun 7, 1855
ALLEN, Andrew 19-77-43 50, 35 100ths Apr 15, 1854
ALANDGE, Hardin 19-77-43 80 Feb 13, 1855
ARBUCKLE, Jackson S. 11-74-44 160 May 26, 1853
ALLEN, James B. 13-75-44 38, 63 100ths Sept 10, 1853
ALLEN, James B. 23-75-44 70, 43 100ths June 2, 1853
ALLEN, James B. 26-75-44 80 June 2, 1853
ATHEY, Lawrence & Harrison 15-76-44 120 June 8, 1854
AVERY, Arrin A. 35-76-44 160 Aug 7, 1857
AHER, Simpson 14-77-44 40 Feb 14, 1855
ALLEN, Andrew 24-77-44 160 July 14, 1853
ALLEN, Richard 26-77-44 80 Aug 1, 1859


E

Purchaser Sec-Twp-Range Acres Date of Entry
EASLEY, James S. 3-74-40 80 November 12, 1855
EASLEY, James S. 4-74-40 40 August 10, 1855
EASLEY, James S. 10-74-40 120 April 21, 1856
ELMON, Charles 9-74-40 240 November 1, 1856
ELMON, Charles 9-74-40 80 November 1, 1856
EASLEY, James S. 14-74-40 80 July 18, 1855
EASLEY, James S. 15-74-40 120 October 8, 1855
EASLEY, James S. 25-74-40 40 July 18, 1855
EASLEY, James S. 1-75-40 40 June 22, 1854
EVERETT, Horace 2-75-40 200 April 21, 1856
      June 22, 1855
EVERETT, Horace 2-75-40 37/48 February 23, 1858
EASLEY, James S. 6-75-40 38/10 December 12, 1855
EASLEY, James S. 10-75-40 120 July 18, 1855
EASLEY, James S. 11-75-40 40 June 22, 1854
EASLEY, James S. 12-75-40 80 February 10, 1854
EASLEY, James S. 24-75-40 80 April 22, 1856
EASLEY, James S. 25-75-40 80 March 20, 1858
EASLEY, James S. 26-75-40 80 April 22, 1856
EASLEY, James S. 35-75-40 80 April 22, 1856
EASLEY, James S. 25-76-40 40 January 24, 1854
EDRIS, Edwards 31-76-40 40 April 21, 1855
EVERETT, Horace 3-77-40 165/16 September 25, 1855
EARNEST, Benjamin W. 2-74-41 80 April 30, 1856
ELLIOTT, William H. 18-74-41 120 February 27, 1858
EVANS, John 8-75-41 160 May 2, 1856
EARLE, Henretta 14-75-41 120 February 25, 1858
EARLE, Henretta 14-75-41 120 February 25, 1858
EDRIS, Edwards 19-75-41 80 April 26, 1855
EDRIS, Edwards 20-75-41 200 April 21, 1855


F

Purchaser Sec-Twp-Range Acres Date of Entry
FRAZIER, William D 8-76-43 40 May 5, 1857
FOLSOM, Jermiah 9-76-43 200 October 9, 1854
FOLSOM, Jermiah     November 15, 1856
FOSTER, Caleb 13-76-43 80 May 16, 1856
FOUTS, William R. 6-77-43 80 December 15 1855
FOSTER, Isaac G. 17-76-43 40 January 11, 1854
FOUTS, Abner 20-77-43 40 January 3, 1854
FOUTS, Abner 29-77-43 80 July 29, 1853
      March 14, 1854
FOUTS, William N. 29-77-43 80 December 6, 1853
      June 6, 1854
FOUTS, William M. 29-77-43 40 November 14, 1854
FARGO, John C. 3-74-44 301/16 December 6, 1853
FULKERSEN, Emmet B. 34-75-44 80 July 14, 1853
FRIEND, Nicholas 34-75-44 80 July 14, 1853
FULKERSEN, Emmet B. 35-75-44 80 July 14, 1853
FORMAN, Alex M. 12-77-44 120 March 22, 1859
FOX, Basel 14-77-44 80 April 12, 1854
      May 21, 1855
FOX, Basel 24-77-44 160 April 20, 1854


G

Purchaser Sec-Twp-Range Acres Date of Entry
GARNER, William 10-75-43 240 May 2, & Nov 4, 1854
GARNER, William 10-75-43   May 2 & July 24, 1854
GARNER, William 11-75-43 80 Nov 4 & 7, 1854
GRAYBILL, George W. 10-75-43 40 May 31, 1854
GRAYBILL, George W. 11-75-43 40 Nov 13, 1856
GATROST, Philip 12-75-43 40 Oct 3, 1853
GROSSNER, Alvin S. 12-75-43 40 Sept 17, 1855
GROSSNER, Alvin S. 13-75-43 40 Aug 7, 1855
GRAYBILL, Michael 13-75-43 40 Oct 14, 1854
GRAYBILL, George W. 15-75-43 40 Feb 13, 1854
GARNER, William 15-75-43 80 Dec 5, 1852
      Aug 10, 1855
GARNER, Henry 21-75-43 40 May 14, 1853
GARNER, Henry 22-75-43 120 May 14, 1853
GRAYBILL, William L. 26-75-43 40 May 3, 1854
GARDNER, George H. 29-75-43 80 June 3, 1853
GARDNER, George H. 30-75-43 80 June 3, 1853
Transcriber's Note: A few entries were so badly written and faded that they could not be transcriped.
They have been left off of this list.


S

Purchaser Sec-Twp-Range Acres Date of Entry
SHIELS, Charles 5-74-39 129/20 March 31, 1858
STONE, William 9-74-39 160 November 8, 1855
SEXTON, James 21-74-39 40 April 4, 1855
SHAFFER, Emanuel 26-74-39 160 March 4, 1858
SHAFFER, Emanuel 26-74-39 40 March 4, 1858
SHOEMAKER, Elisha 26-74-39 160 November 2, 1855
SMITH, John 29-74-39 80 September 7, 1853
SMITH, John 31-74-39 145/84 February 12, 1855
SMITH, Stephen 32-74-39 160 Fenruary 5, 1859
SEXTON, James 29-74-39 40 July 1, 1854
SEXTON, James 29-74-39 40 July 29, 1855
SEXTON, James 32-74-39 40 June 2, 1854
SLACK, Elijah 4-75-39 80 April 12, 1856
SHINN, Moses F. 6-75-39 59/44 March 23, 1854
STUBB, William 7-75-39 120 November 12, 1855
STUBB, William 7-75-39 40 November 12, 1855
STUBB, William 8-75-39 120 November 12, 1855
STUBB, William 8-75-39 40 November 12, 1855
SHATTUCK, Stephen A. & DENNEY, George 15-75-39 80 April 12 1856
STONE, William 17-75-39 120 December 10, 1855
STONE, William 17-75-39 120 December 10, 1855
STONE, William 18-75-39 80 December 10, 1855
STONE, William 18-75-39 120 December 10, 1855
STIDHAM, John 20-75-39 40 October 17, 1855
SHATTUCK, Stephen A. & DENNEY, George 21-75-39 40 April 12, 1856
SINKS, Mary 23-75-39 80 February 24, 1858
SHONER, Jacob 26-75-39 80 March 22, 1858
SHONER, Jacob 27-75-39 80 March 22, 1858

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