2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 22, 2019 8:36 PM by Joseph Pentheroudakis

    Seeking record of an 1894 Dept. of Interior dismissal of contest against a homestead certificate

    Joseph Pentheroudakis Wayfarer

      I recently got the land entry files for a homestead I've been researching (link: https://ws.onehub.com/files/3gvdv7bs). (thank you!)

      A note on p. 5 of the file indicates that issuing the certificate was delayed because there was a pending contest against the entry by a William Schaeffer, which was eventually disposed of by a March 17, 1894 decision by the Secretary (of the Interior, I imagine).

      Are the texts of the contest and the decision available?

      Thank you!