Decatur County Kansas
1885 Census

The census was transcribed by Luanne Henthorn from the microfilm located at the Decatur County Last Indian Raid Museum.   For copies of this information you can email the Museum.  They  have a small fee for research time and copies. 

The Kansas State Board of Agriculture conducted a census of the state in 1885.  The census lists all members of household by name, including age, sex, race or color, and state or country of birth. Also listed: where from to Kansas (state or country) and military record (condition of discharge, state of enlistment, letter or name of company or command, number of regiment or other organization to which attached, arm of the service, and name of military prison if confined in one).  The Agricultural section lists such information as number of acres in farm, number of acres under cultivation, irrigation, fencing, machinery, crops planted, dairy products produced or made, livestock, orchards, number of dogs, and much more. 

These were all hand written and very hard to read.  There are questionable spellings along with names that can not be deciphered.  Luanne has worked hard to transcribe them as accurately as possible and  transcribed them as they are in the census so be sure to check for alternative spellings.  

A    B    C    D    E-F    G    H    I-J    K    L    M    N-O-P     Q-R    S    T    U-V    W-X-Z

Last Name First Name Age Gender Page Township

Babcock

A. S.

       11

M

7

Oberlin

Babcock C. A. 17 F 7 Oberlin
Babcock D. H. 1 M 7 Oberlin
Babcock E. C. 2 M 7 Oberlin
Babcock E. D. 40 M 3 Oberlin
Babcock E. M. 8 M 7 Oberlin
Babcock J. 13 M 3 Oberlin
Babcock L. J. 42 F 3 Oberlin
Babcock M. 44 F 7 Oberlin
Babcock M. L. 12 F 7 Oberlin
Babcock S. J. 45 M 7 Oberlin
Babcock T. 4 M 3 Oberlin
Baker A. C. 1 M 17 Grant
Baker A. W. 26 M 17 Grant
Baker C. 30 M 22 Grant
Baker E. J. 6 F 23 Grant
Baker Elizabeth 53 F 23 Grant
Baker Harly 13 M 23 Grant
Baker J. C. 54 M 23 Grant
Baker J. M. 28 F 22 Grant
Baker J. M. 15 F 23 Grant
Baker L. L. 6 F 22 Grant
Baker M. E. 7 F 22 Grant
Baker M. R. 21 F 17 Grant
Baker N. D. 2 F 22 Grant
Baldwin Bird 1 F 3 Custer
Baldwin E. C. 3 M 4 Jennings
Baldwin F. M. 10 F 3 Custer
Baldwin F. S. 6 M 4 Jennings
Baldwin H. 38 F 4 Jennings
Baldwin I. B. 40 M 3 Custer
Baldwin J. C. 4 M 3 Custer
Baldwin L. S. 12 F 3 Custer
Baldwin Mary 15 F 4 Jennings
Baldwin S. E. 8 F 3 Custer
Baldwin S. J. 36 F 3 Custer
Baldwin W. J. 11 M 4 Jennings
Baldwin W. S. 40 M 4 Jennings
Ballard A. E. 1 M 4 Garfield
Ballard C. A. 28 F 4 Garfield
Ballard H. A. 29 M 4 Garfield
Ballard V. L. 5 M 4 Garfield
Banks Alice M. 3 F 4 Center
Banks Florence A. 24 F 4 Center
Banks Hiram K. 28 M 4 Center
Banks Minnie M. 1 F 4 Center
Bariteau A. 42 F 18 Oberlin
Bariteau A. W.  (Dr. ) 47 M 18 Oberlin
Bariteau E. L. 16 M 18 Oberlin
Barley Burt 4 M 13 Jennings
Barley C. 40 F 13 Jennings
Barley Charles 17 M 13 Jennings
Barley Elmer 15 M 13 Jennings
Barley James 19 M 13 Jennings
Barley Maud 2 F 13 Jennings
Barley Thomas 6 M 13 Jennings
Barley Wm 44 M 13 Jennings
Barnard J. A. 49 M 11 Oberlin
Barnard Janie 15 F 11 Oberlin
Barnard Mary L. 46 F 11 Oberlin
Barnard Viola 10 F 11 Oberlin
Barnes A. E. 7 F 17 Oberlin
Barnes Anna   10 F 9 Olive
Barnes C. L. 20 F 5 Olive
Barnes E. 59 M 5 Olive
Barnes J. H. 38 M 17 Oberlin
Barnes L. 42 F 17 Oberlin
Barnes L. H. 9 M 17 Oberlin
Barnes L. N. 16 F 9 Olive
Barnes M. J. 49 F 5 Olive
Barnes R. B. 14 M 9 Olive
Barnett D. J. 42 M 7 Jennings
Barnett Hulbert 4 M 7 Jennings
Barnett J. C. 14 M 7 Jennings
Barnett L. D. 17 F 7 Jennings
Barnett M. A. 37 F 7 Jennings
Barnett Maud 9 F 7 Jennings
Barnett Wm 6 M 7 Jennings
Barr Chas W. 4 M 3 Bassettville
Barr Geo 1 M 3 Bassettville
Barr Hattie   27 F 3 Bassettville
Barr Joe 2 F 3 Bassettville
Barr Len 36 M 6 Beaver
Barr P. T. 39 F 6 Beaver
Barr Wilna 6 F 3 Bassettville
Barr Wm L. 29 M 3 Bassettville
Barrett Emma L. 22 F 1 Center
Barrett J. D. 11 M 1 Center
Barrett Lucinda W. 49 F 1 Center
Barrett Matty A. 14 F 1 Center
Barrett Thomas 55 M 1 Center
Barrett Wm F. 19 M 1 Center
Barry N. 22 M 16 Grant
Bartholemew B. 5 F 9 Oberlin
Bartholemew C. D. 11 M 9 Oberlin
Bartholemew M. 8 F 9 Oberlin
Bartholemew P. W. 7 M 9 Oberlin
Bartlett B. 6 F 11 Jennings
Bartlett B. D. 3 F 11 Jennings
Bartlett C. 29 F 11 Jennings
Bartlett W. 34 M 11 Jennings
Bartlow A. W. 43 M 27 Grant
Bartlow Charlie 12 M 27 Grant
Bartlow D. G. 7 F. 27 Grant
Bartlow J. M. 9 F 27 Grant
Bartlow M. C. 30 F 27 Grant
Bartos E. A. 3 F 8 Garfield
Bartos J. C. 23 F 8 Garfield
Bartos J. E. 1 M 8 Garfield
Bartos P. V. 28 M 8 Garfield
Bates Caroline 50 F 4 Grant
Bates Harv 21 M 4 Grant
Baumgarten Anna 12 F 15 Beaver
Baumgarten Chas 26 M 15 Beaver
Baumgarten H.   54 M 15 Beaver
Baumgarten Henry 17 M 15 Beaver
Baumgarten Herman 3 M 15 Beaver
Baumgarten Katie 8 F 15 Beaver
Baumgarten Sarah 48 F 15 Beaver
Baumgarten Selia 5 F 15 Beaver
Beal A. H. 27 M 4 Olive
Beal E. L. 56 F 6 Grant
Beal G. R. 57 M 6 Grant
Beal Harnie (?) 22 F 6 Grant
Beal Jessie 15 F 6 Grant
Beal Laura 20 F 4 Olive
Beal Maggie 20 F 6 Grant
Beaman A. L. 12 M 4 Jennings
Beaman E. E. 5 M 4 Jennings
Beaman J. D. 10 F 4 Jennings
Beaman J. L. 14 M 4 Jennings
Beaman M. J. 15 F 4 Jennings
Beaman P. W. 3 M 4 Jennings
Beaman R. A. 40 F 4 Jennings
Beaman T. E. 8 M 4 Jennings
Beaman W. C. 38 M 4 Jennings
Beaman W. S. 17 M 4 Jennings
Beardsley Ann 33 F 6 Grant
Beardsley Henry 45 M 6 Grant
Beaver E. C. 10 M 14 Grant
Beaver J. D. 8 M 14 Grant
Beaver J. L. 34 M 14 Grant
Beaver L. M. 2m F 14 Grant
Beaver Leonard 2 M 14 Grant
Beaver M. A. 30 F 14 Grant
Beaver W. G. 12 M 14 Grant
Bebb A. C. 3 M 25 Grant
Bebb A. W. 19 M 25 Grant
Bebb B. T. 29 M 25 Grant
Bebb C. A. 5 F 25 Grant
Bebb C. R. 12 F 25 Grant
Bebb Elnora 15 F 25 Grant
Bebb F. R. 8m M 25 Grant
Bebb H. C. 27 M 25 Grant
Bebb J. E. 8 F 25 Grant
Bebb L. F. 20 F 25 Grant
Bebb M. E. 17 F 25 Grant
Bebb M. L. 1 F 25 Grant
Bebb Mildred 10 F 25 Grant
Bebb R. A. 28 F 25 Grant
Bebb Sarah 43 F 25 Grant
Bebb T. D. 43 M 25 Grant
Beckwith A. M. 28 F 3 Oberlin
Beckwith C. W. 2 M 3 Oberlin
Beckwith E. T. 37 M 3 Oberlin
Beers B. 9 F 10 Jennings
Beers Ed 6 M 10 Jennings
Beers Frank 13 M 10 Jennings
Beers Geo 2 M 10 Jennings
Beers L. 11 F 10 Jennings
Beers Pauline 2m F 10 Jennings
Beers S. 40 F 10 Jennings
Beers S. A. 46 M 10 Jennings
Beers W. 4 M 10 Jennings
Bell B. B. 13 M 12 Grant
Bell C. E. 13 M 12 Grant
Bell C. G. 8 M 12 Grant
Bell Catharine 33 F 9 Garfield
Bell Catharine 64 F 9 Garfield
Bell D. M. 9 F 12 Grant
Bell E. J. 17 M 12 Grant
Bell Eva 2 F 9 Garfield
Bell Geo 4m M 9 Garfield
Bell H. J. 20 M 9 Garfield
Bell Hugh 39 M 9 Garfield
Bell J. A. 34 M 12 Grant
Bell J. E. 15 F 12 Grant
Bell J. R. 12 F 12 Grant
Bell J. S. 4m M 12 Grant
Bell J. W. 15 M 12 Grant
Bell John H. 67 M 9 Garfield
Bell Kate 30 F 9 Garfield
Bell M. E. 36 F 12 Grant
Bell M. P. 4 F 12 Grant
Bell S. C. 32 F 12 Grant
Bell S. J. 2 F 12 Grant
Bell W. J. 40 M 12 Grant
Bennitt Ellen 30 F 1 Custer
Bennitt Jason   32 M 1 Custer
Bennitt Jason A. 3 M 1 Custer
Bennitt John W. 35 M 1 Custer
Bennitt Laura 26 F 1 Custer
Bennitt Lulu M. 2m F 1 Custer
Bennitt M.C.  2m   1 Custer
Bennitt Mary M. 4 F 1 Custer
Bennitt Nevada A. 7 F 1 Custer
Benson E. S. 23 F 6 Grant
Benson P. C. 26 M 6 Grant
Benson R. C. 4 M 6 Grant
Benson W. A. 6 M 6 Grant
Bentley Geo J. 27 M 5 Center
Bentley Lillian 27 F 5 Center
Bertram G Webb 38 M 3 Oberlin
Bertram John 7 M 3 Oberlin
Bertram Julia M. 31 F 3 Oberlin
Betty Wm Chas 29 M 10 Beaver
Bingham Elizabeth 69 F 6 Center
Bishop C. A. 27 M 4 Oberlin
Bishop C. E. 31 F 7 Oberlin
Bishop Earl 3 M 5 Center
Bishop Edison 5 M 5 Center
Bishop J. 1 F 4 Oberlin
Bishop J. C. 29 M 7 Oberlin
Bishop Julie 15 F 5 Center
Bishop L. K. 22 F 4 Oberlin
Bishop Lauren 10 M 5 Center
Bishop Maggie   41 F 5 Center
Bishop Vernon 8 M 5 Center
Bishop W. H. 40 M 5 Center
Bivans E. M. 7 F 4 Oberlin
Bivans J. 35 M 4 Oberlin
Bivans J. W. 3 M 4 Oberlin
Bivans M. E. 1 F 4 Oberlin
Bivans S. A. 5 M 4 Oberlin
Bivans S. E. 25 F 4 Oberlin
Blake G. B. 33 M 5 Garfield
Blake J. M. 1 F 5 Garfield
Blake L. C. 12 M 5 Garfield
Blake Reatha 5 F 5 Garfield
Blake S. A. 30 F 5 Garfield
Blake S. A. 9 M 5 Garfield
Blake W. U. G. 11 M 5 Garfield
Bliss F. F. 28 M 2 Center
Bliss Fannie 27 F 2 Center
Bly C. 33 F 5 Jennings
Bly Geo 40 M 5 Jennings
Bly H. 9 M 5 Jennings
Bly Marshal 14 M 5 Jennings
Bogrie C. 29 F 13 Oberlin
Bogrie G. 2 F 13 Oberlin
Bogrie G. F. 32 M 13 Oberlin
Bogrie V. N. 7 M 13 Oberlin
Boiles P. 26 M 13 Oberlin
Booth A. A. 36 F 29 Grant
Booth A. L. 17 M 8 Beaver
Booth Chas 73 M 8 Beaver
Booth Dick 7 M 29 Grant
Booth E. J. 1 F 29 Grant
Booth Elizabeth 43 F 25 Grant
Booth Elizabeth 3 F 29 Grant
Booth Franklin 50 M 8 Beaver
Booth G. S. 10 M 25 Grant
Booth George 60 M 25 Grant
Booth J. C. 14 M 29 Grant
Booth L. E. 8 F 25 Grant
Booth L. V. 3 F 25 Grant
Booth May 5 F 29 Grant
Booth R. L. 42 M 29 Grant
Booth R. O. 10 M 29 Grant
Booth Rebecca 5 F 25 Grant
Booth W. T. 12 M 29 Grant
Boring Annie 13 F 4 Bassettville
Boring C. B. 2 M 4 Bassettville
Boring Frank 5 M 4 Bassettville
Boring George 37 M 4 Bassettville
Boring Letha 34 F 4 Bassettville
Boring Wm 11 M 4 Bassettville
Bosworth C. G. 27 M 11 Beaver
Boteman Cora A. 18 F 9 Bassettville
Boteman Eli M. 63 M 9 Bassettville
Boteman Mary C. 61 F 9 Bassettville
Bounty A. 2 M 11 Jennings
Bounty A. 43 M 13 Jennings
Bounty Anna 7 F 11 Jennings
Bounty Casper 16 M 13 Jennings
Bounty E. 21 F 11 Jennings
Bounty F. 32 M 11 Jennings
Bounty F. J. 19 M 11 Jennings
Bounty Frank 8 M 13 Jennings
Bounty H. 42 F 13 Jennings
Bounty John 3 M 13 Jennings
Bounty Joseph 11 M 13 Jennings
Bounty L. A. 1 F 11 Jennings
Bounty M. 5 M 13 Jennings
Bounty Sol 2 M 13 Jennings
Bowcliff Jessie 13 F 13 Beaver
Bowen Isaac 34 M 9 Beaver
Boyce Charlie 47 M 2 Grant
Boyer Alta 1 F 13 Beaver
Boyer Benj 4 M 13 Beaver
Boyer Benj  38 M 13 Beaver
Boyer Lily 12 F 13 Beaver
Boyer Mary 10 F 13 Beaver
Boyer Mertie 14 F 13 Beaver
Boyer Susan 34 F 13 Beaver
Boyer Susan 6 F 13 Beaver
Boyer Willie 8 M 13 Beaver
Boyles A. M. 17 F 1 Oberlin
Boyles E.   12 M 1 Oberlin
Boyles H. D. 6 M 2 Oberlin
Boyles J. E. 35 F 1 Oberlin
Boyles M. F. 36 M 1 Oberlin
Boze Ben 25 M 7 Garfield
Boze Charles 27 M 7 Garfield
Bradbury A. E. 3 F 24 Grant
Bradbury Arville 3 M 28 Grant
Bradbury C. J. 28 M 24 Grant
Bradbury Cora 3m F 28 Grant
Bradbury E. L. 10 F 28 Grant
Bradbury H. A. 77 F 28 Grant
Bradbury J. T. 52 M 28 Grant
Bradbury Lizzie 48 F 28 Grant
Bradbury M. A. 12 F 28 Grant
Bradbury M. E. 7 F 28 Grant
Bradbury M. M. 23 F 28 Grant
Bradbury Marcus 26 M 28 Grant
Bradbury N. E. 27 F 24 Grant
Bradbury Nora 1 F 28 Grant
Bradbury O. L. 3 M 28 Grant
Bradbury Wm 48 M 28 Grant
Bradley Eliza 57 F 3 Bassettville
Bradley Katie 3 F 9 Olive
Bradley L. A. 26 F 8 Olive
Bradley May 6 F 9 Olive
Bradley N. J. 33 M 8 Olive
Bradley Noah 58 M 3 Bassettville
Bradley Ruben 34 M 3 Bassettville
Bradley Wallace M. 18 M 3 Bassettville
Bradley Wm 28 M 3 Bassettville
Branson L. C. 6m M 14 Grant
Branson L. E. 20 F 14 Grant
Branson W. P. 28 M 14 Grant
Breece A. O. 4 M 16 Grant
Breece E. E. 29 M 16 Grant
Breece F. M. 5m F 16 Grant
Breece Hattie 30 F 16 Grant
Bridel A. 37 F 13 Oberlin
Bridel C. 16 F 13 Oberlin
Bridel May 18 F 13 Oberlin
Bridel P. 8 F 13 Oberlin
Bridel R. 41 M 13 Oberlin
Brothers C. E. 4 F 17 Grant
Brothers E. C. 38 F 17 Grant
Brothers F. A. 13 F 17 Grant
Brothers J. A. 43 M 17 Grant
Brothers J. B. 12 F 17 Grant
Brothers L. M. 15 F 17 Grant
Brothers M. E. 7 F 17 Grant
Brothers R. F. 5m F 17 Grant
Brown aaron 26 M 20 Grant
Brown Agnes 19 F 1 Center
Brown Anna 1m F 6 Garfield
Brown B. A. 4 F 21 Grant
Brown C. F. 6 F 21 Grant
Brown C. J. 9 M 21 Grant
Brown C. M. 46 F 21 Grant
Brown C. S. 36 M 2 Beaver
Brown Caroline 49 F 9 Bassettville
Brown Charles 13 M 9 Bassettville
Brown Charles   18 M 5 Bassettville
Brown Charlie 17 M 21 Grant
Brown Clara 15 F 9 Bassettville
Brown David 4 M 6 Garfield
Brown Dora 11 F 5 Bassettville
Brown Edward 8 M 6 Garfield
Brown Elizabeth 6 F 6 Garfield
Brown Ellen   14 F 5 Bassettville
Brown Elmer E. 21 M 9 Bassettville
Brown G. L. 7 M 21 Grant
Brown G. S. 36 M 6 Garfield
Brown Geo 46 M 1 Bassettville
Brown Gilbert 9 M 6 Garfield
Brown Isaac 84 M 20 Grant
Brown J. C. 15 M 21 Grant
Brown J. D. 11 M 21 Grant
Brown J. H. 57 M 1 Center
Brown J. M. 34 M 3 Beaver
Brown James W. 22 M 1 Center
Brown Jane 56 F 1 Center
Brown Joseph 20 M 9 Bassettville
Brown Larvia 17 F 9 Bassettville
Brown Ludia 2 F 2 Beaver
Brown Luther 65 M 4 Custer
Brown Lytle 2 M 2 Beaver
Brown M. A. 21 F 3 Beaver
Brown M. A. 29 F 5 Bassettville
Brown M. E. 20 F 20 Grant
Brown Margret 1 F 2 Beaver
Brown Mary   15 F 5 Bassettville
Brown Mary E. 24 F 2 Beaver
Brown Minnie 3 F 5 Bassettville
Brown Oscar 1 M 6 Garfield
Brown R. L. 2 F 21 Grant
Brown Rosana 6 F 5 Bassettville
Brown Rozanna 13 F 21 Grant
Brown Thea 44 F 6 Garfield
Brown W. A. 54 M 21 Grant
Brown W. C. 57 M 9 Bassettville
Brown W. M. T. 20 M 21 Grant
Brown Wm A. 41 M 5 Bassettville
Brown Wm M. 1 M 5 Bassettville
Brown Wm M. 27 M 9 Bassettville
Bruce Arthur 4 M 7 Grant
Bruce Eliza  23 F 26 Grant
Bruce Fanny 10 F 7 Grant
Bruce Freddie 6 M 7 Grant
Bruce Garrett 34 M 26 Grant
Bruce L. A. 34 F 7 Grant
Bruce Lewis 42 M 7 Grant
Bruce Lolly 8 F 7 Grant
Bryson C. D. 5 M 10 Grant
Bryson E. A. 24 F 10 Grant
Bryson E. J. 7 M 18 Grant
Bryson Effie 2m F 18 Grant
Bryson Frank 3 M 10 Grant
Bryson George 5 M 18 Grant
Bryson J. E. 8 M 18 Grant
Bryson J. G. 3 M 18 Grant
Bryson J. S. 28 M 10 Grant
Bryson L. A. 29 F 18 Grant
Bryson W. G. 31 M 18 Grant
Bunce Ada 6 F 13 Grant
Bunce Ava 6 M 13 Grant
Bunce Charlotte R. 36 F 13 Grant
Bunce Geo 47 M 13 Grant
Bunce J. M. 14 F 13 Grant
Bunce T. L. 16 M 13 Grant
Bunch J. W. 28 M 15 Grant
Bundy E. A. 62 F 4 Custer
Bundy E. N. 20 M 4 Custer
Bundy F. C. 31 M 4 Custer
Bundy F. G. 26 M 4 Custer
Bundy Frank C. 31 M 3 Custer
Bundy K. F. 27 F 4 Custer
Bundy Maud 8 F 4 Custer
Bunn Chas 4 M 16 Beaver
Bunn Hettie 28 F 16 Beaver
Bunn Jacob 34 M 16 Beaver
Bunn John 1 M 16 Beaver
Bunn Mary 6 F 16 Beaver
Burger C. W. 44 M 14 Oberlin
Burger L. 11 F 14 Oberlin
Burger R. 37 F 14 Oberlin
Burger R. 8 F 14 Oberlin
Burm Adella 3 F 7 Bassettville
Burm George 36 M 7 Bassettville
Burm Henry 5 M 7 Bassettville
Burm Mary 25 F 7 Bassettville
Burm Silas 1 M 7 Bassettville
Butters J. M. 32 M 3 Garfield

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