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
Ireland E. A. 28 F 14 Oberlin
Ireland S. J. 1 F 14 Oberlin
Ireland Wm 33 M 14 Oberlin
Jackson B. 11m F 6 Oberlin
Jackson E. M. 16 F 6 Oberlin
Jackson J. W. E. 3 F 6 Oberlin
Jackson M. 13 F 6 Oberlin
Jackson S. (?) 41 F 6 Oberlin
Jackson W. S. 49 M 6 Oberlin
Jameson A. E. 51 F 15 Jennings
Jameson E. 55 M 15 Jennings
Jameson F. E. 21 M 15 Jennings
Janack A. 12 F 2 Jennings
Janack Albert 8 M 2 Jennings
Janack Andrew 60 M 2 Jennings
Janack Anna 40 F 2 Jennings
Janack Eliza  3 F 2 Jennings
Janack Joseph 1 M 2 Jennings
Janack Mary 10 F 2 Jennings
Janack May 6 F 2 Jennings
Janack Peter 15 M 2 Jennings
Janosek Agnes 19 F 5 Garfield
Janosek James 30 M 5 Garfield
Janosek Mary 1 F 5 Garfield
Jenkins B. F. 28 M 9 Beaver
Jenkins Mable 20 F 9 Beaver
Jenkins Nellie 2 F 9 Beaver
Jennings Anna 18 (?) F 7 Jennings
Jennings E. 2 M 7 Jennings
Jennings H. L. 59 F 7 Jennings
Jennings J. B. 27 M 7 Jennings
Jennings M. 21 F 7 Jennings
Jennings W. 62 M 7 Jennings
Jeppes Fred 64 M 3 Bassettville
Johnson Alice O. 47 F 6 Grant
Johnson B. Leona 11 F 3 Grant
Johnson C. 46 F 19 Oberlin
Johnson C. C. 46 F 6 Beaver
Johnson Charles 51 M 6 Grant
Johnson Chas 7 M 6 Beaver
Johnson Dora 10 F 6 Beaver
Johnson E. 43 F 4 Garfield
Johnson E. 19 F 19 Oberlin
Johnson E. 8 F 19 Oberlin
Johnson Ellie 9 F 3 Grant
Johnson F. 12 M 19 Oberlin
Johnson George 12 M 6 Beaver
Johnson H. 49 M 3 Grant
Johnson Ida 14 F 3 Grant
Johnson J. 17 M 19 Oberlin
Johnson J. 24 F 19 Oberlin
Johnson J. F. 67 M 13 Oberlin
Johnson L. C. 38 M 4 Garfield
Johnson Mary 38 F 3 Grant
Johnson Mary 17 F 6 Beaver
Johnson Matilda 55 F 8 Bassettville
Johnson Myrtle 3 F 8 Beaver
Johnson N. 22 M 19 Oberlin
Johnson R .M. 29 M 14 Oberlin
Johnson Samuel 3 M 8 Bassettville
Johnson Wm N. 15 M 6 Beaver
Johnson Wm N. 42 M 6 Beaver
Jolly E. L. 4 F 13 Grant
Jolly J. R. 2 M 10 Grant
Jolly J. W. 33 M 13 Grant
Jolly M. J. 22 F 10 Grant
Jolly Martha 29 F 13 Grant
Jolly S. R. 27 M 10 Grant
Jolly Thomas 8 M 13 Grant
Jones Allie 10 F 1 Beaver
Jones Drusila Unknown F 1 Beaver
Jones J. A. 48 M 27 Grant
Jones James H. 45 M 1 Beaver
Jones Mary 4 F 1 Beaver
Jones Mary E. 43 F 1 Beaver
Jones Robert 2 M 1 Beaver
Jones Sylvia 8 F 1 Beaver
Jordan J. L. 44 M 6 Jennings
Jordan L. A. 26 F 6 Jennings

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