Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Wheeler County Records Inventory
Series documents the written interest in land providing security for the performance of a duty or payment of a debt. Records include mortgages; trustee's deeds of reconveyance; indexes, both by mortgagor and mortgagee name; and satisfactions. Information includes mortgagor and mortgagee names, property descriptions, mortgage terms, witness names, certifications, recording and satisfaction dates, volume and page numbers where recorded, and recorder's signature. Series also includes executor/executrix information when mortgages were transferred through wills and mortgages of land to individuals under the provisions of the Donation Land Act of 1850.
Since 1993 mortgages have been recorded in the clerk's Microfilm Records-Book of Records (Clerk and Recorder Official Filings).
Records at the Wheeler County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Index to Mortgages Mortgagee [A-L and M-Z], 1871-present (2 volumes);
Index to Mortgages Mortgagor [A-L and M-Z], 1871-present (2 volumes);
Mortgage Record [title varies], vol. 1-23, 1871-1973 (23 volumes);
[Mortgages], vol. 24-25, 1973-1993 (4 inches of microfilm jackets).
Records at the Wheeler County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault, Oak Trifold File Cabinet:
[Real Estate Mortgages], 1899-1914 (.15 cu.ft.).
Records at the Wheeler County Courthouse, Clerk's Office Oak File Cabinet:
[Miscellaneous Deeds and Mortgages], ca.1917-ca.1930 (.10 cu.ft.);
Unfinished [includes miscellaneous deeds, mortgages, and marks and brands], ca.1909-1919 (.05 cu.ft.).