From Clark County Pioneers:
After arriving in Clark County in 1852 Arthur Quigley settled on Sauvies Island with his wife and young son. He filed for a Donation Land Claim of 319.36 acres on Twp. 4 N., R. 1 W.& 1 E., Sec. 19 & 24, June 1, 1854. Arthur was born in 1826 in Scotland where he married Jane Thompson in January of 1846. Jane was born in 1826 in the town of Tyrone Carrican, Ireland.
Arthur was a farmer and registered his cattle mark A. Q., a crop and a slit in the right ear and a dulap with the Clark County Clerk. He filed his Declaration of Intent to become a United States Citizen on May 4, 1852, in the U. S. District Court, in Washington County, Oregon.
The Quigleys were members of the Catholic Church and records of the family's baptisms, weddings and funerals can be found in the church registers. Jane passed away on September 6, 1884, at the age of 59, and is buried in St. James Catholic Cemetery in Vancouver.
Children of Arthur Quigley and Jane Thompson:
John Arthur Quigley: b. 1847, Scotland (bapt. 14 Apr. 1852, res. Sauvies Island), m. Bertha Bradbury, 6 Feb. 1870, Oak Point, Columbia Co. (b. 1852, OR, dau. of Clement A. Bradbury and Anna Thompson), John worked as a logger in 1880
Thomas Quigley: b. 1852, OR
Isabel Quigley: b. 1853, WA, m. Louis Damphoffer, 5 June 1876, Clark Co., WA (b. ca. 1849, France, d. 18 Jan. 1900, bur. Old City Cemetery, Vancouver, WA, was a musician, Co. "C" OR Cavalry, later a Brewer)
James Quigley: b. 1855, WA, m.
Sarah Jane Quigley: b. 25 Nov. 1857, Lewis River, WA, m. Benjamin F. Neer (d. 13 Sept. 1888, age 38 years, bur. Masonic Cemetery, St. Helens, OR)
Margaret A. Quigley: b. 1859, WA
Hannah Quigley: b. 1860, WA
Ellen Quigley: b. 1862, WA, m. Peter Damphoffer, 5 Feb. 1877, Clark Co., WA (b. ca. 1858, OR, d. 31 Aug. 1904, bur. Old City Cemetery, Vancouver, WA, was a musician, 21st Infantry Band, Ft. Vancouver)
Andrew Quigley: b. 1865, WA
Michael Quigley: b. 1868, WA
Peter Quigley: b. 1871, WA
Children of John Arthur Quigley and Bertha Bradbury:
Lulu Quigley: b. 1872, OR
Walter Quigley: b. 1873, OR (retarded)
Francis Quigley: b. 1875, OR (male)
Edwin Quigley: b. 1877, OR (twin)
Edward Quigley: b. 1877, OR (twin)
Annie Quigley: b. 1879, OR
Michael Damphoffer Sr.
Born in Boran, France, on January 12, 1815, Michael Damphoffer came to Oregon with the military during the Indian Wars of 1856. He had served in the French Army from 1846 until 1852 and enlisted in the United States Army that same year, joining the First Oregon Cavalry. He arrived at Ft. Vancouver with the 9th Infantry on January 12, 1856, and participated in the Indian campaigns of that year. Not long after his arrival, Ft. Vancouver was beseiged by a band of about three hundred Yakima and Cascade Indians and, as almost all the soldiers were absent on campaigns, the situation was considered critical. The small force of regulars, volunteers and settlers succeeded in defending the Fort until the arrival of reinforcements, when the Indians beat a hasty retreat. He served under General George Wright in 1858 and, with his son Michael Jr., against the Indians in Southern Oregon in 1865.
He was discharged from the service in 1865 and took up residence on 6th Street in Vancouver where he became a saloon keeper. This home was lost in a fire that swept the city. As a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, he always proudly took part in 4th of July Parades and exercises. Michael was married to Christine Bemlinger who was born in France on December 31, 1819. She passed away in Vancouver on January 25, 1881. After the death of his son Michael Jr., Michael Sr. lived at the Blanchett Home. He was 101 years old, outliving all of his children, when he passed away on March 13, 1916. Funeral services were held at St. James Catholic Church and he was buried in the Old City Cemetery.
Children of Michael Damphoffer Sr. and Christine Bemingler:
Mary Ann Damphoffer: b. ca. 1845, France, m. George Washington Proebstel, 8 Oct. 1865, Vancouver, WA, d. 5 Apr. 1892, Weston, OR
Michael Damphoffer Jr.: b. 1846, France, d. 2July 1915, Old City Cemetery, Vancouver, WA (pulmonary tuberculosis)
Louis Damphoffer: b. 1849, Boran, France, m. Isabel Quigley, 5 June 1876, Vancouver, WA, at the Catholic Church, d. 18 Jan. 1900, Vancouver, WA (heart disease), had sons Louis E. Damphoffer (b. 1877, WA), George W. Damphoffer (b. 1878, WA)
Peter Damphoffer: b. ca. 1858, OR, m. Ellen Quigley, 5 Feb. 1877, Vancouver, WA, bur. 31 Aug. 1904, Old City Cemetery, Vancouver, WA (Enlisted in the Army in 1873, particpated in the Spanish War of 1898, died from Brights Disease)
Caroline Damphoffer: b. 1861, WA, m. Harris W. Harriman, 23 Nov. 1876, Vancouver, WA, by Rev. A. S. Nicholson, of St. Luke's Episcopal Church
Isabel Damphoffer: m. Albert Bateman, 8 Dec. 1883, Vancouver, WA
George Damphoffer: b. 1865, WA, d. 22 Apr. 1911, bur. Old City Cemetery, Vancouver, WA (consumption)
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