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
Daniels Emily 37 F 9 Beaver
Daniels Esh (?) 3 M 4 Beaver
Daniels Eugene 31 M 4 Beaver
Daniels Flora 1 F 4 Beaver
Daniels L. C. 27 F 4 Beaver
Daniels Lemuel 43 M 9 Beaver
Daniels Mary N. 48 F 10 Beaver
Daniels O. J. 7 M 4 Beaver
Daniels S. A. 46 M 9 Beaver
Daniels Sarah 6 F 4 Beaver
Darlinson A. 22 F 13 Oberlin
Darlinson G. 30 M 13 Oberlin
Davis C. H. 4 M 16 Grant
Davis E. T. 31 M 22 Grant
Davis Elma 1 F 22 Grant
Davis J. E. 33 F 16 Grant
Davis M. E. 25 F 22 Grant
Davis Mattie 8 F 16 Grant
Davis Norah 6 F 16 Grant
Davis S. M. 3 F 22 Grant
Davis W. G. 33 M 16 Grant
Dayton Clara M. 25 F 2 Center
Dayton Fredy 2 M 2 Center
Dayton John 2m M 2 Center
Dayton L. R. 24 M 2 Center
Decker arthur E. 9 M 6 Center
Decker D. W. 27 M 3 Oberlin
Decker Ella 22 F 3 Oberlin
Decker Emma J. 11 F 6 Center
Decker S. D. 35 M 6 Center
Decker Vern 1 M 3 Oberlin
Decker Victor S. 2 M 6 Center
Dedrick Aubra 12 M 6 Beaver
DeHart Anna G. 4 F 2 Olive
DeHart E. P. 7 F 2 Olive
DeHart H. S. 34 M 2 Olive
DeHart J. L. 2 M 2 Olive
DeHart N. R. 35 F 2 Olive
DeHart Nettie 5 F 2 Olive
DeHart W. H. 8 M 2 Olive
Demmer Elizabeth 74 F 12 Beaver
Demmer Elizabeth 46 F 13 Beaver
Demmer George 11 M 12 Beaver
Demmer John 13 M 12 Beaver
Demmer John 41 M 12 Beaver
Demmer Lizzie 17 F 2 Beaver
Demmer Lizzie 4 F 12 Beaver
Demmer Mary 40 F 2 Beaver
Demmer Mary 6 F 2 Beaver
Demmer Mary 2 F 12 Beaver
Demmer Mary 41 F 12 Beaver
Demmer Math 14 M 2 Beaver
Demmer Math 58 M 2 Beaver
Demmer Mathias 45 M 13 Beaver
Demmer Matt 9 M 12 Beaver
Demmer Paul 6 M 12 Beaver
Demmer Rose 10 F 2 Beaver
Demmer Susan 15 F 12 Beaver
Derby D. C. 38 M 1 Bassettville
Derby Lydia M. 28 F 1 Bassettville
Derr C. D. 30 M 7 Grant
Derr John 5 M 7 Grant
Derr Lennel 1 M 7 Grant
Derr M. 22 F 7 Grant
Derr M. A. 3 F 7 Grant
Devee E. 9m M 22 Grant
Devee E. E. 28 M 22 Grant
Devee R. W. 3 M 22 Grant
Devee S. G. 29 F 22 Grant
Devee Viola 2 F 22 Grant
Devine J. L. 30 M 9 Garfield
Dibble Bird 9 M 4 Olive
Dibble Charles 21 M 5 Olive
Dibble D. K. 38 M 4 Olive
Dibble E. Jennett 13 F 6 Grant
Dibble Florence 7 F 4 Olive
Dibble G. E. 34 M 2 Olive
Dibble George 14 M 6 Olive
Dibble J. F. 2 M 2 Olive
Dibble J. N. Jr 4 M 2 Olive
Dibble Jennie 13 F 4 Olive
Dibble Josephine 4 F 4 Olive
Dibble M. J. 35 F 2 Olive
Dibble Minnie 15 F 4 Olive
Dibble Poeba 37 F 6 Olive
Dibble Rose 34 F 4 Olive
Dibble Ruby 2 F 4 Olive
Dibble Walla 7 M 6 Olive
Dibble Willie 11 M 6 Olive
Dibble Wm   48 M 6 Olive
Dietz A. M. 62 F 18 Grant
Dietz M. A. 18 F 18 Grant
Dietz N. 60 M 18 Grant
Dimmick Chas 14 M 10 Beaver
Dimmick Edna 5 F 10 Beaver
Dimmick Frank 16 M 10 Beaver
Dimmick John 45 M 10 Beaver
Dimmick Margrett 38 F 10 Beaver
Dimmick Olive 11 F 11 Beaver
Dimmick Orson 3 M 11 Beaver
Dixon James 58 M 6 Oberlin
Dixon John 19 M 6 Oberlin
Dixon Maggie 16 F 6 Oberlin
Donaldson William 53 M 6 Beaver
Doolittle H. 25 M 16 Oberlin
Doolittle L. E. 23 F 16 Oberlin
Doom Elizabeth 54 F 8 Garfield
Doom Emily 57 F 9 Garfield
Doom J. E. 54 M 9 Garfield
Doom James E. 17 M 8 Garfield
Doom Katie 23 F 8 Garfield
Doom M. A. 19 F 9 Garfield
Doom R. G. 60 M 8 Garfield
Doty Anne 4 F 7 Bassettville
Doty Artemas 1 M 7 Bassettville
Doty Arthur 8 M 7 Bassettville
Doty Charles 10 M 7 Bassettville
Doty E. P. 45 M 7 Bassettville
Doty Emerson 10 M 7 Bassettville
Doty Herbert 14 M 7 Bassettville
Doty Jane 34 F 7 Bassettville
Douglass F. A. 31 M 24 Grant
Douglass F. H. 27 M 9 Oberlin
Douglass F. J. 3 F 24 Grant
Douglass H. O. 29 M 6 Oberlin
Douglass L. 21 F 6 Oberlin
Douglass L. A. 26 F 24 Grant
Douglass M. 1 F 6 Oberlin
Douglass M. 21 F 9 Oberlin
Douglass Sarah 1 F 24 Grant
Drake A. 21 F 1 Oberlin
Drake M. 29 M 1 Oberlin
Drath U. 27 M 9 Oberlin
Drohen Ella 13 F 4 Bassettville
Drohen Kate   15 F 4 Bassettville
Drohen Patrick 53 M 4 Bassettville
Drum C. J. 13 M 19 Grant
Drum Charles 6 M 19 Grant
Drum D. J. 36 M 19 Grant
Drum Daisy 8 F 19 Grant
Drum Florence 11m F 19 Grant
Drum Fred 10 M 19 Grant
Drum N. J. 30 F 19 Grant
Drum Rosy 3 F 19 Grant
Duell Bertha 11 F 1 Bassettville
Duell Franklin 55 M 1 Bassettville
Duell N. A. 54 F 1 Bassettville
Dufford A. M. 14 F 13 Oberlin
Dufford C. D. 16 F 13 Oberlin
Dufford C. O. 28 M 13 Oberlin
Dufford E. L. 11 M 13 Oberlin
Dufford G. R. 17 M 13 Oberlin
Dufford H. C. 51 M 13 Oberlin
Dufford J. B. 51 F 13 Oberlin
Dugan J. L. 46 M 4 Olive
Dugan K. J. 30 F 4 Olive
Duncan A. M. 37 F 15 Grant
Duncan C. H. 15 M 15 Grant
Duncan C. V. 10 M 15 Grant
Duncan Cora   8 F 9 Grant
Duncan G. W. 9m M 9 Grant
Duncan Ida 9 F 9 Grant
Duncan J. C. 36 M 9 Grant
Duncan Lizzie   31 F 9 Grant
Duncan R. R. 6 M 15 Grant
Duncan Robert 67 M 28 Grant
Duncan W. N. 43 M 15 Grant

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