John Donner

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John Donner was a pioneer who settled in Portland and made a Donation Land Claim on what would later become a part of the Homestead neighborhood on Marquam Hill.

John Donner was born in 1790 in North Carolina and migrated to Portland 1850. [1] In 1857, Donner sold his land claim to Philip Marquam, but remained living in Portland until his death in 1879.

  1. Snyder, Eugene E. We Claimed This Land: Portland's Pioneer Settlers. Portland: Binford & Mort, 1989. p. 77.