Immigrants to Canada

UWInfo | Young Immigrants | Genealogy | Local History | 19th Century Immigration

Extracts From the Immigration Report of 1887 Pretaining to Settlement in the West

In the Sessional Papers of 51 Victoria (4) 1888 pp. 162-165 from the annual Immigration Report from the various Agents. These are extractions from that report of the Icelandic Settlers.

Icelandic Colony

# Name Family on Land Land Taken Description of House Description of Stable Stock Implements Acres Fenced Tons Hay Acres of Land in Crop Breaking Total Land Prepared Remarks
  Township Range Section Horses Bulls Working Oxen Cows Young Stock Poultry Pigs Waggons Ploughs Harrows Buckboards Sleighs Mowers Rakes Harvesters Wheat Barley Oats Potatoes Garden Total
1 Helgi Sigurdsson Yes N E 24 22 32 Logs, 16x18 - - - 2 6 14 Yes 20 2 2 - - - 1 1 - - 50 - - - - - - 3 3 Good well
2 Sigurdur Johnson - N W 24 22 32 Logs out for house - - - 2 3 10 - 8 2 2 - - - 1 1 - - 50 - - - - - - 3 3 Good stable built
3 Ch. Helgason - S W 30 22 31 Logs out for house - - - 2 2 12 - 26 2 2 - - - 1 1 - - 50 - - - - - - 3 3 -
4 John Maxson - E ½ 36 22 32 Pole shanty - - - - 3 17 - 19 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
5 Byron Olson Yes S W 36 22 32 Burnt in Sept - - - - 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - 15 - - - - - - - - -
6 Paul Sigurdsson Yes N W 36 22 32 Building - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 Elinor Johnson Yes S E 34 22 32 Logs - - - - 1 1 Yes 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 1 -
8 Thordur Thordurson - S W 34 22 32 Logs Will build - - 2 2 2 Yes - 1 - - - - - - - 2 25 - - - - - - - - -
9 John Johnson - N W 34 22 32 - - - - - 3 1 Yes - - - - - - - - - - 10 - - - - - - - - -
10 Magnus Sigurdsson Yes S E 32 22 32 Will build - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Bjarni Stevenson Yes S W 32 22 32 Building - - - - 2 1 Yes - - - - - - - - - - 20 - - - - - - - - -
12 Freirstein Jonsson Yes N E 32 22 32 Will build - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 15 - - - - - - - - -
13 Vigfus Thorsteinson - N E 28 22 32 Will build Building - - - 2 2 Yes 2 - - - - - - - - - 30 - - - - - - 3 3 -
14 Gudbrandur Narfson - N W 22 22 33 Will build - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ½ ½ -
15 Narfi Haldorsson - N E 22 22 32 Logs Building - - - 2 2 Yes 1 - - - - - - - - - 15 - - - - - - 1 1 -
16 Bern Jonsson - S W 22 22 32 Will build - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Tomas Ingrimundsson Yes N W 14 22 33 Will build - - - 2 2 1 - - 1 - - - - - - - - 20 - - - - - - - - -
18 Thidrek Eivandson Yes N E 14 22 32 Building - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - 24 - - - - - - - - -
19 Olafur Gudmundsson - S E 14 22 32 Logs Building - - 4 3 6 - 1 1 1 - - 1 - - - - 50 - - - - - - -
20 Elinar Einarsson - N E 18 22 31 Will build - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Icelandic Colony - Concluded

# Name Family on Land Land Taken Description of House Description of Stable Stock Implements Acres Fenced Tons Hay Acres of Land in Crop Breaking Total Land Prepared Remarks
Horses Bulls Working Oxen Cows Young Stock Poultry Pigs Waggons Ploughs Harrows Buckboards Sleighs Mowers Rakes Harvesters Wheat Barley Oats Potatoes Garden Total
1 Helgi Sigurdsson Yes N E 24 22 32 Logs and turf, 16x16 Logs and turf - - 2 6 14 15 13 1 - - - - - - - 6 45 - - - - - - 6 6 -
2 Sigurdur Jonson Yes N W 24 22 32 Logs, shingled, 1½ strs., 21x24 Logs and turf - - 2 3 7 12 13 1 - - 1 - - - - 6 40 2 - - 1 ½ 6 -
3 C. Helgasson Yes S W 30 22 31 Logs, shingled, 1½ strs., 18x24 Logs and turf - 1 2 3 6 25 50 1 1 - - 1 1 1 - 6 50 - 2 ¾ - 2 Good well
4 John Maxon - E ½ 36 22 32 Logs, 8x10 Logs and turf - - 3 3 7 - 55 - - - - - - - - - 30 - - - - - - 5 5 -
5 Byron Olson Yes S W 36 22 32 Logs, 15x20 Logs and turf - - 2 2 1 12 - 1 1 1 - 1 - - - 20 - - - - - - 5 5 Good well
7 Elinor Jonsson Yes S E 34 22 32 Logs, turfed, 15x18 Logs and turf - 1 - 2 2 5 - - - - - - - - - 2 15 - - - - - - 2 2 -
8 Thordur Thordurson Yes S W 34 22 32 Logs, 15x12 Logs and turf - - 1 3 4 - - 1 1 - - - - - - 18 - - - - - - -
9 John Johnson Yes N W 34 22 32 Logs, 24x16 Logs and turf - - 1 3 4 - - - - - - - - - - ½ 20 - - - - ½ ½ 2 -
10 Magnus Sigurdsson Yes S E 32 22 32 Logs in bank, 12x16 Logs and turf - - - 2 2 - 1 - - - - - - - - - 10 - - - - - - - - Good well
11 Bjarni Stevenson Yes S W 32 22 32 Logs, 12x10 Logs and turf - - 1 2 2 - - - - - - - - - - 2 15 - - - ½ - ½ 2 Good well
12 Freirstein Jonsson Yes N E 32 22 32 Logs, 12x16, shanty Logs and turf - - - 1 1 - - - - - - - - - - 1 10 - - - - - - 1 1 -
13 Vigfus Thorsteinson Yes N E 28 22 32 Building house Log and turf - - - 2 3 - - - - - - - - - - 1 15 - - - - - - 2 2 -
14 Gudbrandur Narfson - N W 22 22 33 - Log and turf - - 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 7 1 - - - - 1 - 1 -
15 Narfi Haldorson Yes N E 22 22 32 Logs, 15x10 Logs and turf - - - 2 5 4 3 - - - - - - - - 1 30 - - - ½ ½ 1 - 1 Good well
16 Bern Jonsson - S W 22 22 32 Logs, 12x12 - - - - 1 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 1 -
17 Tomas Ingrimundsson Yes N W 14 22 33 Logs, 12x10 Logs and turf - - 2 2 3 - - 1 - - - - - - - 2 40 - - - 2 - 2 - 2 -
18 Thidrek Eivandson Yes N E 14 22 32 Logs, 18x12 Logs and turf - - - 2 1 - - - - - - - - - - ¼ 10 - - - - ¼ ¼ ½ ¾ -
19 Olafur Johnson Yes S E 14 22 32 Logs, 12x15 Logs and turf - - 2 5 13 25 9 1 1 - - 1 1 1 - 60 ½ - - 1 ¼ ½ Good well
20 Einar Einarsson - N E 18 22 31 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5 5 -
21 Olafur Arnesson Yes S W 4 23 32 Logs, 12x16 Logs and turf - - - 2 2 - - - - - - - - - - - 10 - - - - - - - - Good well
22 Bjorn Jonsson Yes S E 4 23 32 Logs, 12x16 Logs and turf - - - 2 1 - - - - - - - - - - - 10 - - - - - - - - Good well
24 Bjarni Ingrimundson - S E 28 22 32 Logs, 12x16 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
25 Mrs. Todur Thorsteinson - N W 28 22 32 - - - - - 1 1 - - - - - - - - - - - 7 - - - - - - - - -
26 Asmund'r Thorsteinson - S W 28 22 32 Logs, 15x13 Logs and turf - - - 1 1 - - - - - - - - - - - 10 - - - - - - - - Good well
27 Johannes Bjarnasson Yes N W 30 22 31 - - - - - 4 5 - 5 - - - - - - - - - 35 - - - - - - 1 1 -
28 Helgi Arnesson Yes S W 14 22 32 Logs, 12x15 - - - - 1 1 - - - - 1 - - - - - 16 - - - - - -
29 Gr. Gudmundson Yes S E 6 23 32 Logs, 12x16 Logs and turf - - 2 2 2 - - - - - - - - - - 1 20 - - - - - - 1 1 Good well
31 B.D. Westman - N E 12 22 31 Lumber - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4 4 -
35 Mrs Bodvan Jonsson - S W 24 22 32 Logs, 16x16 Logs and turf - - - 2 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Johan Johanson Yes - - - - - - - - - -2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Return to 1887 report


UWInfo | Young Immigrants | Genealogy | Local History | 19th Century Immigration

© Marjorie P. Kohli, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 1999
Last updated: June 1999
Maintained by marj@ist.uwaterloo.ca