A search of the "Nebraska, Homestead, Records, 1861-1936," located four completed homestead applications for section 12 in 11 North Range 25 West in Dawson County, Nebraska as shown below and as mentioned in a previous blog post:
As these results were created from the database Ancestry.com has for these records, there's always the possibility that something was coded incorrectly.
So I went to the Bureau of Land Management tract books for Nebraska to see what entries there were for section 12.
The BLM tract book agreed with Ancestry.com. Actually I should say that Ancestry.com agreed with the tract books as the tract books are the authoritative source, not Ancestry.com.
The tract books indicated that the only homesteaders in section 12 to complete their homestead were:
|General Land Office Tract Book, Nebraska, Volume 22, page 28; |
digital image from FamilySearch, 25 November 2014.
My Genealogy Search Tip of the Day contained links to the tract books and the tract book guide on FamilySearch ("Guide to the BLM Tract Books"). There is more about my webinar on using the BLM tract books here.
Note: this image was taken from "Nebraska, Homestead, Records, 1861-1936."