is a copy of Anton Henry Wittrock's original homestead application
No. 19722 that was filed on May 26, 1893. The land parcel is described
as the North East 1/4 of Section 26, in Township 15 N of Range 8
West, I.M. [Indian Meridian]. The 160 acre farm was located three
miles west of Okarche, Oklahoma.
paid a fee of $14.80 when he filed his claim.
document was filed by Henry Wittrock at the time that he made his
final claim on January 22, 1901. In it he states that is a naturalized
citizen, born in Germany and that he has lived on the land since
the Spring of 1893. He claims that he lives on the property with
his wife and four children and that he has never been absent.
describes the house and improvements made to the property: "House
- 14x26, Barn - 28x52, chicken house 14x16, smokehouse 7x12, well,
cave, orchard, all fenced, value $1000."
were also filed by two neighborsNick Weber and Bernard Hebrinkwho
swore that Henry had never been absent since initially filing his