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
Macfee D. 25 F 22 Grant
Macfee F. P. Unknown F 22 Grant
Macfee G. W. 28 M 22 Grant
Macfee M. A. 2 M 22 Grant
Machart Frank 2 M 6 Garfield
Machart Frank 30 M 6 Garfield
Machart L. 5 M 6 Garfield
Machart Mary 24 F 6 Garfield
Mack Anna 4 F 1 Jennings
Mack Job 30 M 1 Jennings
Mack John 12 M 1 Jennings
Mack Joseph 22 M 1 Jennings
Maddox Abigail 27 F 1 Oberlin
Maddox C. S. 29 M 1 Oberlin
Maddox Samuel 69 M 1 Oberlin
Maddox Wilburn 1 M 1 Oberlin
Marcellus A. S. A. 18 M 16 Jennings
Marcellus H. 14 M 16 Jennings
Marcellus S. 55 F 16 Jennings
Marek Andrew 8 M 2 Jennings
Marek Frank 20 M 2 Jennings
Marek Frank 46 M 2 Jennings
Marek Jamy 19 M 2 Jennings
Marek John 6 M 2 Jennings
Marek Joseph 10 M 2 Jennings
Marek Sopha 43 F 2 Jennings
Marek Walter 3 M 2 Jennings
Marks A. C. 9 F 16 Oberlin
Marks G. C. 5 M 16 Oberlin
Marks H. G. 1 M 16 Oberlin
Marks L. G.   30 F 16 Oberlin
Marks M. 10 F 16 Oberlin
Marks R. A. 33 M 16 Oberlin
Marks R. L. 4 M 16 Oberlin
Marks W. A. 5m M 16 Oberlin
Marr A. M. 3 F 4 Grant
Marr Ida 35 F 4 Grant
Marr J. M. 10m F 4 Grant
Marr John 35 M 4 Grant
Marr M. M. 8 F. 4 Grant
Marr Willie W. 6 M 4 Grant
Martin R. C. 57 F 12 Oberlin
Martin Wm   60 M 12 Oberlin
Mathews C. 7 M 3 Oberlin
Mathews M. J. 12 F 3 Oberlin
Mathews N.   36 F 3 Oberlin
Mathews N. A. 10 F 3 Oberlin
Mathews S. P. 14 M 3 Oberlin
Mathews W. R. 45 M 3 Oberlin
Matringer A. E. 17 M 2 Grant
Matringer C. H. 10 F 2 Grant
Matringer David 45 M 2 Grant
Matringer H. F. 2 M 2 Grant
Matringer M. C. 5 F 2 Grant
Matringer M. H. 21 M 2 Grant
Matringer M. M. 47 F 2 Grant
Matteson Fredrick B. 1 M 10 Bassettville
Matteson Hattie B. 3 F 10 Bassettville
Matteson Ida A. 28 F 10 Bassettville
Matteson John 34 M 10 Bassettville
Maxner Unknown 30 F 2 Beaver
Mayes M. F. 26 F 17 Grant
Mayes W. J. 30 M 17 Grant
Mazanek E. 8 F 1 Jennings
Mazanek Fanny 34 F 1 Jennings
Mazanek Frank 12 M 1 Jennings
Mazanek Frank 37 M 1 Jennings
Mazanek H. 3 M 1 Jennings
Mazanek John 7 M 1 Jennings
McCalla Bertha 2 F 16 Beaver
McCalla Florence 5 F 16 Beaver
McCalla Mary C. 25 F 16 Beaver
McCalla Wm R. 29 M 16 Beaver
McCartney B. E. 2m M 6 Beaver
McCartney B. E. 42 M 6 Beaver
McCartney Carlisle 19 M 6 Beaver
McCartney H. E. 39 F 6 Beaver
McCartney Oliver 13 M 6 Beaver
McCartney R. E. 9 F 6 Beaver
McCarty C. S. 32 M 8 Olive
McCarty J. H. 8m M 8 Olive
McCarty T. M. 19 F 8 Olive
McClury A. 22 M 13 Oberlin
McCord A. 8 M 13 Jennings
McCord Albert 6 M 13 Jennings
McCord M. 42 `F 13 Jennings
McCorm J. R. 32 M 1 Oberlin
McCorm M. M. M. 7 F 1 Oberlin
McCorm O. A. 25 F 1 Oberlin
McCoy Ester 27 F 17 Beaver
McCoy Linie 8 M 17 Beaver
McCoy Wm F. 34 M 17 Beaver
McCray M. J. 4 F 8 Garfield
McCurdy C. H. 22 M 5 Olive
McCurdy Cora 17 F 5 Olive
McCurdy G. A. 25 M 5 Olive
McDermot Katharine 18 F 6 Jennings
McDermot M. A. 5m F 6 Jennings
McDermot Wm E. 35 M 6 Jennings
McDonald A. R. 34 M 26 Grant
McDonald Anna 75 F 26 Grant
McDonald E. M. 6 F 4 Grant
McDonald E. M. 6 F 26 Grant
McDonald Emma 29 F 4 Grant
McDonald Esther 1 F 4 Grant
McDonald F. D. 10 M 4 Grant
McDonald F. L. 13 M 4 Grant
McDonald Floyd 3 M 4 Grant
McDonald George 30 M 26 Grant
McDonald Henry 6 M 4 Grant
McDonald Johiel 47 M 4 Grant
McDonald M. F. 12 M 26 Grant
McDonald W. A. 10 M 26 Grant
McDowall George 17 M 8 Bassettville
McDowall Gertrude 19 F 8 Bassettville
McDowall Melisa 47 F 8 Bassettville
McDowall Wm 49 M 8 Bassettville
McElroy F.   5 M 3 Oberlin
McElroy G. R. 3 M 3 Oberlin
McElroy L. B. 25 F 3 Oberlin
McElroy M. E. 1 F 3 Oberlin
McElroy S. W. 32 M 3 Oberlin
McFarlan C. A. 7 M 12 Grant
McFarlan C. M. 5 F 12 Grant
McFarlan G. C. 1 M 12 Grant
McFarlan G. W. 28 M 12 Grant
McFarlan J. R. 3 M 12 Grant
McFarlan M. E. 26 F 12 Grant
McFarlan N. M. 8 F 12 Grant
McFarlan S. E. 1m F 12 Grant
McGraw George 21 M 29 Grant
McGraw Wm H. 45 M 29 Grant
McIntyre A. 46 M 13 Jennings
McIntyre C. S. 13 F 13 Jennings
McIntyre E. 12 days M 13 Jennings
McIntyre Mary 35 F 13 Jennings
McIntyre Mary Ann 11 F 13 Jennings
McKague Jane 58 F 5 Olive
McKague Rachel 24 F 5 Olive
McKague Robert 58 M 5 Olive
McKague Samuel 26 M 5 Olive
McKay Artie 4 M 9 Beaver
McKay Chas 12 M 9 Beaver
McKay Ella 36 F 9 Beaver
McKay Jay 8 M 9 Beaver
McKay Jerry 6 M 9 Beaver
McKay Viola 6m F 9 Beaver
McKay Wm W. 42 M 9 Beaver
McKinna E. 35 M 15 Jennings
McKinna J. A. 2 F 15 Jennings
McKinna J. F. 4 M 15 Jennings
McKinna S. J. 24 F 15 Jennings
McKinney C. 52 F 5 Jennings
McKinney Thomas 53 M 5 Jennings
McKinzie Custer 2 M 4A Beaver
McKinzie Jennie 30 F 4A Beaver
McKinzie John 63 M 4 Beaver
McKinzie Moses 28 M 4A Beaver
McKinzie Nancy 60 F 4 Beaver
McKinzie Oscar 10 M 4A Beaver
McKinzie Paul 12 M 4 Beaver
McKinzie Rolla 41 M 4A Beaver
McLain B. R. 27 M 5 Bassettville
McLain Eva 1 F 6 Bassettville
McLain Mary 3 F 6 Bassettville
McLain Sarah C. 22 F 5 Bassettville
McLalin A. E. 29 M 6 Center
McManus J. L. 18 M 11 Grant
McManus L. J. 44 F 11 Grant
McManus O. A. 8 F 11 Grant
McManus W. S. 52 M 11 Grant
McNamara E. 56 M 24 Grant
McNamara Edward 17 M 24 Grant
McNamara Grant 15 M 24 Grant
McNamara Hanna 47 F 24 Grant
McNamara Jennie 22 F 24 Grant
McNamara Kate 11 F 24 Grant
McNamara Mary 13 F 24 Grant
McNeel D. B. 9m F 3 Garfield
McNeel F. E. 16 F 3 Garfield
McNeel Lena (?) 36 F 3 Garfield
McNeel Lenis (?) 10 F 3 Garfield
McNeel Taylor 38 M 3 Garfield
McNeel Taylor 8 M 3 Garfield
Mead Lula 2 F 11 Oberlin
Mead Maud 23 F 11 Oberlin
Mead Wm B. (Dr.) 34 M 11 Oberlin
Meeks A. P. 64 M 4 Beaver
Meeks Chas 22 M 4 Beaver
Meeks Susan 60 F 4 Beaver
Meixner John 40 M 1 Beaver
Melton J. J. 22 M 28 Grant
Melvin A. C. 17 F 3 Jennings
Melvin J. M. 24 M 3 Jennings
Melvin Salley 20 F 2 Custer
Melvin W. R. 1 M 2 Custer
Melvin W. R. 27 M 2 Custer
Merner Mellas 2 M 2 Beaver
Merrell Ada 11m F 3 Center
Merrell Cora 5 F 3 Center
Merrell Dudley 2 M 3 Center
Merrell Dudley 48 M 3 Center
Merrell John 8 M 3 Center
Merrell Lucinda A. 27 F 3 Center
Metcalf A. J. 29 M 5 Grant
Metcalf A. M. 2 F 5 Grant
Metcalf Carl 6 M 11 Oberlin
Metcalf Geo A. 31 M 11 Oberlin
Metcalf Grace 3 F 11 Oberlin
Metcalf H. A. 24 F 5 Grant
Metcalf Harry 1 M 11 Oberlin
Metcalf Lizzie A. 26 F 11 Oberlin
Metcalf May 7m F 5 Grant
Metcalf Ralph 7 M 11 Oberlin
Miles E.   54 F 1 Garfield
Miles M. J. 20 M 1 Garfield
Miller A. 10 F 1 Garfield
Miller Agnes Unknown F 1 Olive
Miller Alonzo 15 M 6 Olive
Miller Anna G. 8 F 8 Olive
Miller Arthur 4 M 8 Olive
Miller Bertha 13 F 8 Grant
Miller C. 27 M 13 Oberlin
Miller C. 27 F 13 Oberlin
Miller Cora 10 F 6 Olive
Miller Daisy 6 F 16 Jennings
Miller Deborah 50 F 8 Grant
Miller G. B. 20 M 1 Garfield
Miller Geo 14 M 16 Jennings
Miller Geo M. Unknown M 1 Olive
Miller Geo W. 42 M 2 Beaver
Miller H. C. 56 M 6 Olive
Miller H. F. 49 M 1 Garfield
Miller H. L. 45 M 16 Jennings
Miller Hattie 9 F 3 Beaver
Miller Jacob 4 M 3 Beaver
Miller James   43 M 3 Beaver
Miller James H. 7 M 3 Beaver
Miller John 12 M 3 Beaver
Miller John 13 M 16 Jennings
Miller L. 36 F 16 Jennings
Miller Lucinda 31 F 3 Beaver
Miller M. 36 F 3 Beaver
Miller M. 17 F 3 Beaver
Miller M. 60 M 8 Grant
Miller M. A. 21 F 1 Garfield
Miller Mary 49 F 6 Olive
Miller Mary J. 23 F 1 Garfield
Miller Milton 11 M 8 Grant
Miller Nettie 8 F 16 Jennings
Miller Robert 13 M 6 Olive
Miller Stephen 14 M 3 Beaver
Miller Vida   18 F 6 Olive
Miller W. L. 7 M 1 Garfield
Miller W. L. 26 M 2 Garfield
Miller Wm 38 M 5 Jennings
Milleson C. D. 23 M 9 Bassettville
Milleson J. W. 25 M 9 Bassettville
Milleson Laura E. 21 F 9 Bassettville
Milleson Margret   23 F 9 Bassettville
Mills B. 14 M 11 Oberlin
Mills E. 36 F 11 Oberlin
Mills L. E. 17 M 11 Oberlin
Mills S. E. 41 M 11 Oberlin
Mills W. L. 4 M 11 Oberlin
Miner Eliza 44 F 1 Grant
Miner H. C. 13 M 1 Grant
Miner Selden (Dr.) 49 M 1 Grant
Mines Chris 19 M 16 Beaver
Mines Ella 8 F 16 Beaver
Mines H. P. 61 M 16 Beaver
Mines Leppe 17 M 16 Beaver
Mines Mary 49 F 16 Beaver
Mitchell Arthur 3 M 2 Beaver
Mitchell Dora 5 F 2 Beaver
Mitchell Ellen 30 F 2 Beaver
Mitchell F. D. 33 M 2 Beaver
Mix A. A. 8 F 15 Oberlin
Mix M. E. 43 M 15 Oberlin
Mix M. M. 28 F 15 Oberlin
Montgomery B. F. 21 M 28 Grant
Montgomery E. 55 F 10 Oberlin
Montgomery J. H. 11 M 28 Grant
Montgomery M. 55 M 28 Grant
Montgomery T. A. 15 F 10 Oberlin
Montgomery T. W. 13 M 10 Oberlin
Moon A. 6 F 10 Oberlin
Moon A. P. 59 M 10 Oberlin
Moon D. 7 M 10 Oberlin
Moon H. 3 M 10 Oberlin
Moon R. 5 M 10 Oberlin
Moon V.   38 F 10 Oberlin
Moor Chloe B. 8 F 1 Olive
Moore Annie 69 F 18 Oberlin
Moore J. 71 M 18 Oberlin
Moore J. E. 21 M 5 Olive
Morgan Jane 47 F 6 Beaver
Morgan Jeanie 16 Unknown 6 Beaver
Morgan Jessie 24 F 6 Beaver
Morgan Robert 19 M 6 Beaver
Morgan Robert 46 M 6 Beaver
Morgan William 12 M 6 Beaver
Morris B. N. 8 M 4 Garfield
Morris M. J. 30 F 4 Garfield
Morris O. H. 7 F 4 Garfield
Morris R. A. 6m F 4 Garfield
Morris S. E. 3 F 4 Garfield
Morris Sylvester 33 M 4 Garfield
Morris W. F. 28 M 3 Olive
Morrison A. 35 M 5 Jennings
Morton E. 2 F 14 Oberlin
Morton Eva 12 F 1 Center
Morton G. 6m F 14 Oberlin
Morton H. S. 22 M 3 Olive
Morton H. W. 4 M 14 Oberlin
Morton M. G. 25 F 14 Oberlin
Morton Mary 47 F 1 Center
Morton Nettie 15 F 1 Center
Morton S. A. 28 M 14 Oberlin
Morton Wm 56 M 1 Center
Moser Anna 3 F 6 Jennings
Moser Anna 8 F 6 Jennings
Moser August 5 M 6 Jennings
Moser B. 29 F 18 Oberlin
Moser D. C. 29 M 18 Oberlin
Moser H. 15 F 6 Jennings
Moser John 12 M 6 Jennings
Moser Kate 35 F 6 Jennings
Moser N. 10 M 6 Jennings
Moser R. 1 F 18 Oberlin
Mott Alva  19 M 4 Center
Mott Amos 15 M 4 Center
Mott Carrie 11 F 4 Center
Mott James 48 M 4 Center
Mott Jane 13 F 4 Center
Mott Levi 17 M 4 Center
Mott Margarett 9 F 4 Center
Mott Prudence 52 F 4 Center
Mount W. A. 30 M 3 Olive
Moviow M. J. 47 F 3 Bassettville
Moviow M. M. 23 F 3 Bassettville
Moviow Olive 14 F 3 Bassettville
Moviow W. L. 16 M 3 Bassettville
Moviow W. W. 53 M 3 Bassettville
Mower C. 10 F 16 Grant
Mudgett K. C. 20 M 6 Oberlin
Mulford Lewis 38 M 4 Bassettville
Munson A. N. 1 F 7 Jennings
Munson B. E. 16 M 7 Jennings
Munson E. L. 8 F 7 Jennings
Munson H. L. 14 M 7 Jennings
Munson H. O. 3 M 7 Jennings
Munson N. E. 40 F 7 Jennings
Munson N. T. 11 M 7 Jennings
Munson O. E. 42 M 7 Jennings
Murphy B. F. 22 M 7 Olive
Murphy B. F. 33 M 9 Grant
Murphy Helen 42 F 7 Olive
Murphy Joseph  48 M 7 Olive
Murphy Laura 2 F 7 Olive
Murphy Nellie 11 F 7 Olive
Myer Frank 39 M 6 Center
Myer Frank 8m M 6 Center
Myer Henry 2 M 6 Center
Myer Joseph 5 M 6 Center
Myer Margaret 30 F 6 Center

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