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Antoni's Homestead Claim Approved

By the end of June 1883, Antoni Tarnowski had applied for a land claim in Minnesota under the Homestead Act, had filed an affidavit that he was qualified to do so, had paid the initial fees, had lived on the land for six years and submitted proof thereof, had become an American citizen, and had provided the testimony of himself and two witnesses that he had acted in good faith. Only a few more details remained. Continue reading

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Antoni Proves His Claim

On January 15, 1884, Antoni Tarnowski received his Land Patent under the Homestead Act. Seven years earlier, he had prepared an Application for homesteading a specific piece of land. He also completed an Affidavit that he was over 21 years old and had submitted his Declaration of Intention to become a Citizen of the United States. In return for an application fee of $14, he received a Receipt. Continue reading

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The Homestead Act of 1862

A while ago, a friend asked me if I would look for the immigration records of his ancestor, Antoni Tarnowski. He knew a few details about Antoni, including the fact that he homesteaded in Minnesota. Continue reading

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