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).  Yhe 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
Salisbury A. J. 34 M 11 Bassettville
Salisbury A. M. 24 F 2 Garfield
Salisbury Calvin 8 M 2 Garfield
Salisbury E. W. 26 M 2 Garfield
Salisbury Ellen 9 F 11 Bassettville
Salisbury Emma 25 F 11 Garfield
Salisbury F. O. 28 M 2 Garfield
Salisbury G. M. 7 F 2 Garfield
Salisbury Geo 28 M 11 Garfield
Salisbury J. S. 55 M 2 Garfield
Salisbury L. 2 F 2 Garfield
Salisbury M. 41 M 2 Garfield
Salisbury M. C. 5 M 2 Garfield
Salisbury Mary 33 F 11 Bassettville
Salisbury Minnie 5 F 11 Bassettville
Salisbury R. A. 24 F 2 Garfield
Salisbury Ray 2 M 11 Bassettville
Salisbury Rebecca 11 F 11 Bassettville
Salisbury S. E. 47 F 2 Garfield
Salisbury S. S. 88 M 2 Garfield
Salisbury Tommy 2 M 11 Garfield
Salisbury William 7 M 11 Bassettville
Sangrins A. 44 M 5 Garfield
Sangrins A. Y. 8 M 5 Garfield
Sangrins Anna 1 F 5 Garfield
Sangrins Augusta 31 F 5 Garfield
Sangrins F. E. 3 M 5 Garfield
Sangrins H. M. 12 F 5 Garfield
Sangrins Jesse 6 F 5 Garfield
Sawyer C. C. 47 M 2 Custer
Sawyer E. A. 15 M 2 Custer
Sawyer J. B. 12 M 2 Custer
Sawyer J. M. 11 M 2 Custer
Sawyer L. E. 42 F 2 Custer
Saxton J. R. 31 M 5 Center
Saxton Mandie 11 F 5 Center
Saxton Martha   34 F 5 Center
Saxton Roy E. 6 M 5 Center
Schell Ethelyn 6 M 6 Center
Schell Jennie M. 27 F 6 Center
Schell John H. 37 M 6 Center
Schell L. E. 4 M 6 Center
Schimek (Shimek) Albert 5 M 1 Jennings
Schimek (Shimek) Charles   15 M 1 Jennings
Schimek (Shimek) Frank 17 M 1 Jennings
Schimek (Shimek) John 13 M 1 Jennings
Schimek (Shimek) John 45 M 1 Jennings
Schimek (Shimek) Joseph 11 M 1 Jennings
Schimek (Shimek) Julia 7 F 1 Jennings
Schimek (Shimek) Lucy 9 F 1 Jennings
Schimek (Shimek) Mary 42 F 1 Jennings
Schimek (Shimek) Miney 3 F 1 Jennings
Schreiber Anna 50 F 2 Beaver
Schreiber August 20 M 2 Beaver
Schreiber Geo A. 48 M 2 Beaver
Schreiber Henry 15 M 2 Beaver
Schruber Simon 22 M 1 Beaver
Schultz Caroline 72 F 8 Bassettville
Scott J. R. 30 M 19 Grant
Scott J. R. 5 M 19 Grant
Scott M. J. 29 F 19 Grant
Sears J. G. 29 M 4 Beaver
Sears Julia 27 F 4 Beaver
Sears Lucretia 6 F 4 Beaver
Sears Robert 3 M 4 Beaver
Sederstene Agie 3 F 6 Bassettville
Sederstene Elizabeth 29 F 6 Bassettville
Sederstene Fredie 2 F 6 Bassettville
Sederstene Hannah E. 6 F 6 Bassettville
Sederstene Mary 8 F 6 Bassettville
Sederstene Netta 4 F 6 Bassettville
Sederstene Oscar 41 M 6 Bassettville
Seloff Charles 17 M 12 Jennings
Seloff Gusta 15 F 12 Jennings
Seloff Hannah 19 F 12 Jennings
Seloff M. 55 F 12 Jennings
Shafer A. 4 F 10 Jennings
Shafer B. 9 F 10 Jennings
Shafer F. 11 F 10 Jennings
Shafer Frank 1 M 10 Jennings
Shafer Irvin 7 M 10 Jennings
Shafer J. 42 F 10 Jennings
Shafer J. J. 60 M 10 Jennings
Shafer Jesse 15 M 10 Jennings
Shafer M. 13 F 10 Jennings
Sherlock John B. 34 M 3 Center
Sherlock M. L. 30 F 3 Center
Sherlock Mary J. 5 F 3 Center
Sherlock Wallace E. 11 M 3 Center
Sherrard D. H. 34 M 24 Grant
Sherrard E. O. 1 1/2 F 24 Grant
Sherrard M. S. 20 F 24 Grant
Sherrard V. S. 32 M 24 Grant
Shick H. H. 1 F 11 Grant
Shick J. A. 30 M 11 Grant
Shick M. E. 26 F 11 Grant
Shick Mary 51 F 27 Grant
Shipman Clyde 15 M 1 Olive
Shipman Fannie Unknown F 1 Olive
Shipman James 47 M 1 Olive
Shipman Laura 17 F 1 Olive
Shipman Myra 6 F 1 Olive
Shockley Hattie 3 F 10 Beaver
Shockley Wm 43 M 10 Beaver
Short E. J. 35 F 8 Jennings
Short J. W. 43 M 8 Jennings
Short N. J. 40 F 8 Grant
Short W. H. 28 M 8 Grant
Shum Adella 9 F 6 Bassettville
Shum Bell 7 F 6 Bassettville
Shum Bertha 3 F 6 Bassettville
Shum Dave 5 M 6 Bassettville
Shum Emma 11 F 6 Bassettville
Shum Francis   49 M 6 Bassettville
Shum Mercy 13 F 6 Bassettville
Shum Rachel   20 F 6 Bassettville
Shum Robert 25 M 6 Bassettville
Shum Safina 15 F 6 Bassettville
Shum Victor 17 M 6 Bassettville
Shum Vina 43 F 6 Bassettville
Shum William 21 M 6 Bassettville
Shunn A. 55 F 6 Jennings
Shunn Ida 16 F 6 Jennings
Shunn Thos 56 M 6 Jennings
Shurtliff Anna   33 F 6 Center
Sieglin J. 34 M 5 Oberlin
Silvers August 16 M 2 Beaver
Silvers F. M. 43 M 2 Beaver
Silvers Katherine 37 F 2 Beaver
Silvers Thomas 17 M 2 Beaver
Silvers V. 5 F 2 Beaver
Simmons A. E. 13 F 7 Oberlin
Simmons B. E. 7 F 7 Oberlin
Simmons G. W. 49 M 7 Oberlin
Simmons L. H. 38 F 7 Oberlin
Simmons O.   8m M 7 Oberlin
Simmons P. E. 4 F 7 Oberlin
Simonson Loren 29 M 5 Grant
Simonson Nettie 19 F 5 Grant
Simpson A. J. 24 F 8 Bassettville
Simpson Anna G. 24 F 3 Olive
Simpson Charlie 11m M 3 Olive
Simpson F. 11 M 12 Oberlin
Simpson H. A. 29 M 8 Bassettville
Simpson H. E. 36 M 12 Oberlin
Simpson Huldah 19 F 8 Bassettville
Simpson Ida 17 F 3 Olive
Simpson J. W. 44 M 3 Olive
Simpson James   55 M 3 Center
Simpson Jane 53 F 3 Center
Simpson Laura 20 F 3 Center
Simpson Lucinda 13 F 3 Olive
Simpson N. E. 32 M 3 Oberlin
Simpson Rosa Bell 6 F 3 Olive
Simpson S.  38 F 12 Oberlin
Simpson Sarah   14 F 3 Olive
Simpson William 4 M 3 Olive
Sims D. P. 11 M 9 Jennings
Sims J. R. W. 55 M 9 Jennings
Sims Mattie 18 F 9 Jennings
Sims S. E. 49 F 9 Jennings
Singelton J. 11 F 13 Oberlin
Singleton N. 9 F 14 Oberlin
Skipton Sarah 62 F 17 Grant
Slayter E. D. 35 M 4 Garfield
Small Jane E. 10 F 2 Bassettville
Smallwood Mary 56 F 4 Center
Smallwood Wm B. 60 M 4 Center
Smick R. W. 22 M 2 Custer
Smith A. A. 27 M 7 Bassettville
Smith A. G. 12 F 3 Custer
Smith C. B. 15 F 3 Custer
Smith C. M. 19 F 10 Oberlin
Smith Clara 15 F 2 Olive
Smith Cora   14 F 10 Bassettville
Smith D. 1 F 15 Oberlin
Smith E. 25 F 15 Oberlin
Smith E. P. 4 M 17 Grant
Smith Elisabeth 45 F 10 Bassettville
Smith Elizabeth 53 F 5 Olive
Smith F. M. 10 F 3 Custer
Smith Frank D. 33 M 6 Beaver
Smith Fredrica 48 F 12 Beaver
Smith G. Sen 48 M 5 Olive
Smith G. T. 13 M 3 Custer
Smith Greener Jr 14 M 5 Olive
Smith Henry 54 M 12 Beaver
Smith J. A.     49 M 3 Custer
Smith J. G. 3m M 10 Oberlin
Smith J. L. 46 M 10 Bassettville
Smith J. N. 25 M 9 Beaver
Smith J. W. 38 M 15 Oberlin
Smith Jasper 6 M 10 Bassettville
Smith Josieh 61 M 13 Grant
Smith M. D. 55 M 2 Olive
Smith Martha 10 F 2 Olive
Smith Mary 42 F 2 Olive
Smith N. C. 50 F 3 Custer
Smith N. J. 27 F 17 Grant
Smith N. S. 2 F 17 Grant
Smith Newton 16 M 10 Bassettville
Smith Oscar 11 M 10 Bassettville
Smith R. 1m M 15 Oberlin
Smith Sherman 9 M 10 Bassettville
Smith Thomas 25 M 6 Grant
Smith W. 31 M 10 Oberlin
Smith W. D. 3 M 15 Oberlin
Smith W. P. 30 M 17 Grant
Smith Wm 21 M 12 Beaver
Snyder H. T. 23 M 20 Grant
Snyder S. M. 25 F 20 Grant
Sparks N. 16 F 13 Oberlin
Speakman A. 22 F 9 Garfield
Speakman A. E. 25 M 9 Garfield
Speakman J. 2 M 9 Garfield
Speakman M. M. 4 F 9 Garfield
Speaks B. E. 10 F 20 Grant
Speaks B. G. 56 M 20 Grant
Speaks Buren 17 M 20 Grant
Speaks C. J. 14 F 20 Grant
Speaks G. A. 8 F 20 Grant
Speaks H. B. 5 M 20 Grant
Speaks L. C. 3 F 20 Grant
Speaks L. F. 12 M 20 Grant
Speaks L. J. 43 F 20 Grant
Spears Alonzo 2 M 6 Grant
Spears Emaline 39 F 5 Grant
Spears G. M. 21 M 5 Grant
Spears H. 45 M 5 Grant
Spears Hiram 6 M 5 Grant
Spears J. A. 16 M 5 Grant
Spears Jaky (?) 11 M 5 Grant
Spears John 26 M 26 Grant
Spears M. A. 51 F 6 Grant
Spears Martha 13 F 6 Grant
Spears Mary 21 F 26 Grant
Spears Sarah 7 F 6 Grant
Spears Silas 52 M 6 Grant
Spears Thomas 10 M 6 Grant
Spears W. F. 19 M 6 Grant
Spears William 23 M 5 Grant
Speckman Unknown 24 M 7 Grant
Stanberg U. 22 M 5 Oberlin
Starling Arthur 1 M 1 Garfield
Starling M.   26 M 1 Garfield
Starling Robin 4 M 1 Garfield
Starling Unknown 23 F 1 Garfield
Steffin August  45 M 7 Garfield
Steffin Eliza  34 F 7 Garfield
Steffin Ermina 12 F 7 Garfield
Steffin Henry 11 M 7 Garfield
Steffin Lindy 7 F 7 Garfield
Stephenson M. 20 M 17 Oberlin
Sterling Clara 7m F 2 Custer
Sterling Geo. W. 34 M 2 Custer
Sterling L. F. 31 F 2 Custer
Sterling Mary D. 2 F 2 Custer
Stevens S. E. 45 Unknown 24 Grant
Stewart Blanch 17 F 13 Oberlin
Stewart C. S. 12 M 26 Grant
Stewart E. E. 24 M 13 Oberlin
Stewart J. 15 F 26 Grant
Stewart Mary   60 F 3 Garfield
Stiles Angeline 4 F 9 Beaver
Stiles Anna 9 F 8 Beaver
Stiles Hester 9m F 9 Beaver
Stiles John 12 M 8 Beaver
Stiles John 71 M 8 Beaver
Stiles Lucinda 7 F 9 Beaver
Stiles Mary 37 F 8 Beaver
Stiles Preston 15 M 8 Beaver
Stiles Rosa 10 F 8 Beaver
Stiles Sol 13 M 8 Beaver
Still Carrie 5 F 8 Bassettville
Still Charles 8 M 8 Bassettville
Still Fanny 2 F 8 Bassettville
Still Hannah  32 F 8 Bassettville
Still Henry 33 M 8 Bassettville
Still Nelly 10 F 8 Bassettville
Still Susan 2 F 8 Bassettville
Stiner Alfred 2 M 6 Olive
Stiner Charlie 10 M 6 Olive
Stiner Edith 5 F 6 Olive
Stiner John K. 35 M 6 Olive
Stiner L. Belle 12 F 6 Olive
Stiner Robert 1m M 6 Olive
Stiner Sarah E. 33 F 6 Olive
Stock Grace 2 F 1 Center
Stock M. E. 24 F 1 Center
Stock Mellissa 10m F 1 Center
Stock Richard 42 M 1 Center
Stohr Jordan 27 M 2 Custer
Strap J. E. 30 M 15 Jennings
Strap J. M. 21 F 15 Jennings
Stratton A. D. 24 M 1 Oberlin
Stratton J. D. 16 M 1 Oberlin
Stratton Mary A. 24 F 2 Center
Stratton O. H. 52 M 1 Oberlin
Stratton Ollie E. 3 M 2 Center
Stratton R. H. 47 F 1 Oberlin
Stratton W. D. 27 M 2 Center
Street G. B. 38 M 2 Bassettville
Street George 2 M 4 Bassettville
Street Lemuel 7 M 2 Bassettville
Street Lilly 9 F 2 Bassettville
Street M. A. 26 F 2 Bassettville
Street Manda 1m F 4 Bassettville
Street Thomas 4 M 4 Bassettville
Strong B. V. L. 9 M 6 Garfield
Strong C. A. 26 M 1 Custer
Strong D. B. N. 17 M 6 Garfield
Strong E. B. N.  (Dr.) 56 M 6 Garfield
Strong F. M. H. 7 M 6 Garfield
Strong G. B. F. 14 M 6 Garfield
Strong H. C. 29 M 1 Custer
Strong H. E. 54 F 1 Custer
Strong M. E. 41 F 6 Garfield
Strong N. E. A. 19 F 6 Garfield
Strong N. W. 54 M 1 Custer
Strong S. M. E. 5 F 6 Garfield
Summit B. Y. 12 M 11 Grant
Summit G. C. 22 M 11 Grant
Summit J. H. 10 M 11 Grant
Summit John 47 M 11 Grant
Summit M. M. 7 M 11 Grant
Summit R. E. 44 F 11 Grant
Summit R. F. 18 F 11 Grant
Sutton Harry 3 M 5 Bassettville
Sutton Irving 1 M 5 Bassettville
Sutton Lois 23 F 5 Bassettville
Sutton Roy 4 M 5 Bassettville
Sutton S. B. 27 M 5 Bassettville
Swayne C. A. 11 F 29 Grant
Swayne C. F. 3 F 29 Grant
Swayne C. W. 9m F 29 Grant
Swayne E. S. 34 M 29 Grant
Swayne Elizabeth 35 F 29 Grant
Swayne M. E. 5 F 29 Grant
Switzer E. E. 3 M 4 Garfield
Switzer F. J. 7m F 4 Garfield
Switzer L. C. 25 F 4 Garfield
Switzer M. 4 F 4 Garfield
Switzer M. E. 6 F 4 Garfield
Switzer W. G. 31 M 4 Garfield
Sylvester A. P. 1 M 1 Custer
Sylvester C. P. 9 M 1 Custer
Sylvester Emily A. 49 F 1 Custer
Sylvester Estella 29 F 1 Custer
Sylvester L.   54 M 1 Custer
Sylvester M. M. 7 F 1 Custer

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