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
Ladd Adie 24 F 3 Garfield
Ladd J. F. 27 M 3 Garfield
Lamb A. F. 22 M 18 Grant
Lamb Amy E. 36 F 3 Center
Lamb Clarence H. 12 M 3 Center
Lamb David H. 13 M 3 Center
Lamb James W. 48 M 3 Center
Lamb Jesse L. 5 M 3 Center
Lamb John M. 15 M 3 Center
Lamb Liddie May 1 F 3 Center
Lamb M. A. 48 F 18 Grant
Lamb M. A. 8 F 18 Grant
Lamb Martha H. 10 F 3 Center
Lamb Matilda J. 7 F 3 Center
Lamb S. A. 51 M 18 Grant
Lamb Verne 4 M 18 Grant
Lamb Wm Henry H. 1 M 3 Center
Landen C. B. 4 F 18 Grant
Landen E. J. 55 F 18 Grant
Landen J. B. 47 M 18 Grant
Landen J. F. 11 F 18 Grant
Landen J. F. 21 M 18 Grant
Landen M. E. 8 F 18 Grant
Landen Oliver 10 M 18 Grant
Lane M. A. 15 F 6 Olive
Langley F. A. 6 M 16 Jennings
Langley J. E. (Rev.) 59 M 16 Jennings
Langley L. J. 39 F 16 Jennings
Langley S. P. 9 M 16 Jennings
Langmaid Eugene 22 M 5 Bassettville
Langmaid F. K. 1 F 4 Bassettville
Langmaid Geo 28 M 4 Bassettville
Langmaid Jennie 27 F 4 Bassettville
Langmaid Wm S. 20 M 5 Bassettville
Large Annie 11 F 4 Custer
Large Celestra 41 F 4 Custer
Large L. C. 14 M 4 Custer
Large L. E. 13 F 4 Custer
Large Philip 44 M 4 Custer
Law Ben  4 M 9 Beaver
Law Coldra (?) 1 F 9 Beaver
Law J. 28 M 9 Beaver
Law Mary 27 F 9 Beaver
Law Misty 6 F 9 Beaver
Lawrence Amanda 29 F 6 Grant
Lawrence B. J. 35 M 6 Grant
Lawrence James 8m M 6 Grant
Lee Geo 26 M 3 Olive
Leek James 33 M 6 Center
Leib A. M. 29 F 6 Beaver
Leib Henry F. 46 M 6 Beaver
Lesley Abijah 20 M 26 Grant
Lesley E. J. 45 F 26 Grant
Lesley E. V. 26 F 26 Grant
Lesley Edith 16 F 26 Grant
Lesley James 7 M 26 Grant
Lesley Lillian 12 F 26 Grant
Lesley Melinda 18 F 26 Grant
Lesley S. H. 56 M 26 Grant
Lesley William 14 M 26 Grant
Lewis C. J. 41 M 2 Olive
Lincoln J. A. 55 F 4 Garfield
Lindsley D. D. 22 M 2 Custer
Livingston E. W. 2 F 2 Custer
Livingston Geo.   29 M 2 Custer
Livingston Lipney 8 M 2 Custer
Livingston Y. C. 25 F 2 Custer
Lockhart Clara 20 F 10 Grant
Lockhart Rosetta 25 F 10 Grant
Lockhart Weldie 15 M 10 Grant
Logan John 29 M 7 Olive
Long F. M. 45 M 10 Garfield
Long G. B. 20 M 10 Garfield
Long Lee 6 M 10 Garfield
Long Martha 45 F 10 Garfield
Long S. C. 12 M 10 Garfield
Long Smith 16 M 10 Garfield
Long Stacdon 9 M 10 Garfield
Long W. H. 14 M 10 Garfield
Loomis H. E. 53 F 3 Bassettville
Loomis J. J. 54 M 3 Bassettville
Loomis Wm A. 11 M 3 Bassettville
Love E. A. 51 F 2 Oberlin
Love E. M. 9 F 2 Oberlin
Love J. E. 27 M 2 Olive
Love M. E. 17 F 2 Oberlin
Love Wm 52 M 2 Oberlin
Love Wm R. 25 M 3 Olive
Ludlow Frank 26 M 3 Garfield
Lung E. M. 30 F 3 Garfield
Lung F. F. 59 M 3 Garfield
Lung F. H. 27 M 3 Garfield
Lung J. L. 32 M 3 Garfield
Lung V. E. 11 F 3 Garfield
Lung W. E. 20 M 3 Garfield
Lyon L. 9 F 7 Olive
Lyon Mary 36 F 7 Olive
Lyon S. 11 M 7 Olive
Lyon Thos 35 M 7 Olive
Lyon Walter   6 M 7 Olive

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