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
Nance Lewis V. 28 M 3 Center
Nance Louisa 22 F 3 Center
Nazer L. C. 29 M 9 Bassettville
Neal A. C. 12 M 14 Grant
Neal E. A. 34 F 14 Grant
Neal G. B. 5m F 14 Grant
Neal J. C. 28 M 14 Grant
Neal M. F. 35 F 14 Grant
Neal P. T. 40 M 14 Grant
Neal Ruberthe 8 F 14 Grant
Neal V. E. 23 F 14 Grant
Neal Vella 2 F 14 Grant
Negus Z. 2 Unknown 14 Oberlin
Nelson A. J. 27 F 1 Garfield
Nelson J. R. 4m M 1 Garfield
Nelson John 31 M 1 Garfield
Nelson N. G. 24 F 3 Olive
Nelson S. S. 27 M 3 Olive
Nelson V. G. 2 M 1 Garfield
Nelson W. P. 5 M 1 Garfield
Nerdeigh L. T. 29 M 6 Oberlin
Netch Mary 4 F 16 Beaver
Netch Paul 36 M 16 Beaver
Netch Paul A. 6m M 16 Beaver
Netch Susan 9 F 16 Beaver
Netch Teresia 30 F 16 Beaver
Nettleton G. D. 30 M 4 Garfield
Nettleton J. 62 M 4 Garfield
Nettleton M. J. 23 F 4 Garfield
Nettleton M. S. 59 F 4 Garfield
New A. G. 23 F 11 Grant
New B. E. 3 F 11 Grant
New B. M. 8 F 11 Grant
New J. F. 11 M 11 Grant
New J. W. 32 M 11 Grant
New L. J. 29 F 11 Grant
New M. B. 6 F 11 Grant
New S. C. 7m M 11 Grant
New S. E. 2 M 11 Grant
New S. W. 25 M 11 Grant
New W. A. 5 M 11 Grant
New W. E. 4 M 11 Grant
Nicholson Georgia 1 F 8 Olive
Nicholson J. W. 32 M 8 Olive
Nicholson M. C. 30 F 8 Olive
Nickerson F. 28 M 6 Oberlin
Norman Almira 49 F 15 Beaver
Norman John 16 M 15 Beaver
Norman Rosa 12 F 15 Beaver
Norman Thos 61 M 15 Beaver
Nulton (?) Eddie 16 M 5 Grant
Nulton (?) Mattie 37 F 5 Grant
Nulton (?) Mella 11 F 5 Grant
Nulton (?) S. 46 M 5 Grant
Orben Charles 30 M 9 Garfield
Otis Clarisa 57 F 1 Custer
Otis Ida M. 25 F 1 Custer
Otis L. V. 56 M 1 Custer
Otis W. H. 22 M 1 Custer
Otis Zda M. 25 F 1 Custer
Painter C. O. 5 M 23 Grant
Painter Cornelia 44 F 23 Grant
Painter David 18 M 23 Grant
Painter H. W. 3 M 23 Grant
Painter J. 48 M 23 Grant
Painter Katie 7 F 23 Grant
Painter L. M. 1 F 23 Grant
Painter Lucy 11 F 23 Grant
Painter Lula 14 F 23 Grant
Painter Maggie 15 F 23 Grant
Painter Melinda 18 F 23 Grant
Palmer C. B. 52 M 3 Olive
Palmer Clara 54 F 3 Olive
Palmer Mrs. P. 85 F 3 Olive
Palmer Sophia 40 F 3 Olive
Park Annie 25 F 2 Olive
Park E. N. 2 M 2 Olive
Park Eliza 63 F 2 Olive
Park J. M. 67 M 2 Olive
Park J. N. Jr 30 M 1 Olive
Park R. E. 1 M 2 Olive
Park Sarah E. 20 F 2 Olive
Park T. W. 26 M 2 Olive
Park Vida L. 2 F 2 Olive
Parker Ada M. 37 F 6 Center
Parker Clyde B. 8 M 6 Center
Parker E. M. 5 F 6 Center
Parker L. G. 39 M 6 Center
Parks A. V. 21 M 7 Grant
Parkson C. 1 M 16 Oberlin
Parkson H. 56 M 16 Oberlin
Parkson L. 39 F 16 Oberlin
Parkson W. F. 2 M 16 Oberlin
Patten C. H. 10 M 4 Oberlin
Patten C. L. 3 F 4 Oberlin
Patten E. 1 M 4 Oberlin
Patten E. J. 36 F 4 Oberlin
Patten F. R. 5 M 4 Oberlin
Patten G. E. 14 M 4 Oberlin
Patten Henry 43 M 4 Oberlin
Patten M. C. 16 M 4 Oberlin
Patten M. E. 13 F 4 Oberlin
Patterson Arthur 3 M 5 Grant
Patterson Cora B. 2 F 5 Grant
Patterson Emily 24 F 5 Grant
Patterson J. 34 M 5 Grant
Patterson Waitman 6 M 5 Grant
Payne Cora 4 F 5 Olive
Payne Ethel 1 F 5 Olive
Payne Isabelle 23 F 5 Olive
Payne W. R. 27 M 5 Olive
Pelton W. R. 23 M 6 Oberlin
Penn A. 4m M 5 Oberlin
Penn C. 5 F 5 Oberlin
Penn F. 34 M 5 Oberlin
Penn J. L. 35 F 5 Oberlin
Penn R. 8 F 5 Oberlin
Penn W. 1 M 5 Oberlin
Penn W. L. 64 M 5 Oberlin
Penny C. T. 19 M 12 Oberlin
Penny C. W. 55 M 12 Oberlin
Penny L. M. 7 F 12 Oberlin
Penny M. 45 F 12 Oberlin
Penny W. J. 14 M 12 Oberlin
Penny W. M. 10 M 12 Oberlin
Penson G. 46 M 18 Oberlin
Penson G. G. 14 M 18 Oberlin
Penson H. P. 12 F 18 Oberlin
Penson L. A. 43 F 18 Oberlin
Penson M. M. 8 F 18 Oberlin
Peterson Effie 2 F 4A Beaver
Peterson Francis (Frances) 4m F 4A Beaver
Peterson Peter 30 M 4A Beaver
Peterson Susan 22 F 4A Beaver
Petracek Anna 18 F 2 Jennings
Petracek B. 18 F 2 Jennings
Petracek James 22 M 2 Jennings
Petracek John 55 M 2 Jennings
Petracek Joseph 26 M 2 Jennings
Petracek T. 50 F 2 Jennings
Pettey Fredrica 21 M 13 Beaver
Pettey Giford 12 M 13 Beaver
Pettey John 8 M 13 Beaver
Pettey M. J. 36 F 13 Beaver
Pettey S. P. 43 M 13 Beaver
Pettibone H. E. 24 M 7 Grant
Peyton J. F. 36 M 6 Jennings
Philips C. W. 3 M 15 Jennings
Philips F. E. 27 F 15 Jennings
Philips F. h. 7 M 15 Jennings
Philips G. F. 28 M 15 Jennings
Phillips Halla 4 M 14 Beaver
Phillips Malin 26 F 14 Beaver
Phillips Rola 1 M 14 Beaver
Phillips W. S. 30 M 14 Beaver
Pickett A. M. 1 F 4 Jennings
Pickett Annie May 9 F 4 Jennings
Pickett E. E. 7 M 4 Jennings
Pickett M. A. 5 F 4 Jennings
Pickett R. A. 3 M 4 Jennings
Pickett W. J. 33 F 4 Jennings
Pickett W. T. 34 M 4 Jennings
Pierce S. M. 34 M 4A Beaver
Pilcher J. P. 9m F 20 Grant
Pilcher L. A. 20 F 20 Grant
Pilcher W. E. 29 M 20 Grant
Pope Floyd 31 M 8 Garfield
Pope Syrena 22 F 8 Garfield
Porter B. E. 2 F 21 Grant
Porter Charlotte 60 F 3 Grant
Porter D.   60 M 3 Grant
Porter E. H. 12 M 21 Grant
Porter F. H. 12 M 21 Grant
Porter J. F. 35 M 21 Grant
Porter J. J. 10 M 21 Grant
Porter M. R. 30 F 21 Grant
Porter V. H. 4 F 21 Grant
Powell J. A. 14 M 3 Grant
Powell J. B. 8 M 3 Grant
Powell M. E. 11 F 3 Grant
Powell M. E. 13 F 3 Grant
Powell M. P. 49 F 3 Grant
Powell S. H. 61 M 3 Grant
Powell W. P. 16 M 3 Grant
Pratt A. C. 45 M 6 Oberlin
Pratt E. 32 F 6 Oberlin
Presler J. 58 M 2 Oberlin
Presler L. 10 F 2 Oberlin
Presler M. 12 F 2 Oberlin
Presler M. 15 F 2 Oberlin
Presler Mary 3 F 2 Oberlin
Presler R. 27 F 2 Oberlin
Presler R. H. 8 M 2 Oberlin
Presler S. E. 15 F 2 Oberlin
Pricer Baby 3m F 28 Grant
Pricer Bertie 3 M 28 Grant
Pricer Florence 25 F 28 Grant
Pricer Lewis 35 M 28 Grant
Prisinger George 55 M 1 Beaver
Prisinger George 9 M 1 Beaver
Prisinger Mary 7 F 1 Beaver
Prisinger Paul 2 M 1 Beaver
Prisinger Resena 6 F 1 Beaver
Prisinger Rose 51 F 1 Beaver
Pyle Amanda 40 F 10 Bassettville
Pyle Anna J. 13 F 10 Bassettville
Pyle Arvilla 10 F 10 Bassettville
Pyle Cheyne 20 M 10 Bassettville
Pyle George P. 45 M 10 Bassettville
Pyle Lenna 6m F 10 Bassettville
Pyle Lewis H. 17 M 10 Bassettville
Pyle Wm A. 2 M 10 Bassettville

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