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
Wager A. A. 2 F 24 Grant
Wager C. E. 30 F 24 Grant
Wager D. 71 M 23 Grant
Wager E. A. 4 M 24 Grant
Wager E. B. 36 M 24 Grant
Wager N. D. 7 M 24 Grant
Walker Deamer 25 M 10 Garfield
Walker E. F. 29 F 1 Bassettville
Walker E. L. 1 M 1 Bassettville
Walker Jennie 22 F 10 Garfield
Walker Lilly 2 F 10 Garfield
Walker M. M. 33 M 1 Bassettville
Wallace E. L. 27 F 6 Jennings
Wallace Flora 23 F 4 Beaver
Wallace H. N. 4 F 6 Jennings
Wallace J. F. 25 M 4 Beaver
Wallace J. W. 6 M 6 Jennings
Wallace L. G. 23 M 4 Beaver
Wallace N. R. 2 F 6 Jennings
Wallace R. E. 25 M 6 Jennings
Walroth Amanda 28 F 26 Grant
Walroth Emma J. 7 F 26 Grant
Walroth George 10 M 26 Grant
Walroth John 5 M 26 Grant
Walroth Mabel 1 day F 26 Grant
Walroth Sanford 37 M 26 Grant
Walsh Chas D. 49 M 14 Beaver
Walsh Clifton 8 M 14 Beaver
Walsh Mary A. 36 F 14 Beaver
Walsh Orla 5 F 14 Beaver
Walsh Wade 12 M 14 Beaver
Wamsley M. E. 35 F 5 Olive
Wamsley R. B. 37 M 5 Olive
Wamsley S. E. 21 M 1 Center
Wamsley Sarah 60 F 5 Olive
Wangart Caroline 3 F 8 Bassettville
Wangart Elisabeth M. 18 F 8 Bassettville
Wangart John 51 M 8 Bassettville
Wangart John H. 10 M 8 Bassettville
Wangart Joseph E. 6 M 8 Bassettville
Wangart Louisa 3 F 8 Bassettville
Wangart Margret E. 13 F 8 Bassettville
Wangart Sarah   43 F 8 Bassettville
War E. 25 F 14 Oberlin
War I. O. 30 M 14 Oberlin
Warm [Wurm] Elizabeth 56 F 13 Beaver
Warm [Wurm] George 17 M 13 Beaver
Wasson D. 15 F 2 Bassettville
Wasson M. A. 5 F 2 Bassettville
Wasson Martha 32 F 2 Bassettville
Wasson Mina J. 3 F 2 Bassettville
Wasson Thomas 37 M 2 Bassettville
Waterman H. A. 26 M 4 Grant
Waterman M. E. 21 F 4 Grant
Watkins Wm 37 M 8 Bassettville
Watson J. J. 24 F 27 Grant
Watson M. F. 29 M 27 Grant
Way D. 5 M 13 Oberlin
Webb Bryson 12 M 2 Grant
Webb E. B. 57 M 2 Grant
Webb E. L. 33 M 2 Grant
Webb G. P. 6 F 2 Grant
Webb L. C. 54 F 2 Grant
Webb L. M. 1 F 2 Grant
Webb M. 16 M 2 Grant
Webb M. 32 F 2 Grant
Webb T. D. 9 F 2 Grant
Weinck Chas 33 M 9 Beaver
Welch Edward 3 M 5 Grant
Welch Edward 41 M 7 Grant
Welch G.   34 M 5 Grant
Welch James 7 M 5 Grant
Welch John 5 M 5 Grant
Welch M. A. 41 F 7 Grant
Welch Nancy 24 F 5 Grant
Welch Nathaniel 1 M 5 Grant
Wells A. J. 7 F 18 Grant
Wells Alice O. 32 F 15 Grant
Wells Amanda Unknown F 1 Olive
Wells C. A. 8 M 19 Grant
Wells C. J. 42 M 19 Grant
Wells E. B. 30 M 18 Grant
Wells F. H. 35 M 15 Grant
Wells H. E. 18 M 19 Grant
Wells J. E. 14 M 19 Grant
Wells Mary 36 F 19 Grant
Wells N. E. 26 F 18 Grant
Wells O. C. 5 M 19 Grant
Wells O. N. 3 M 19 Grant
Wells Omar 4 M 15 Grant
Wells R. A. 10 M 19 Grant
Wells T. G. 45 M 1 Olive
Welter A. 7 F 10 Jennings
Welter John 34 M 10 Jennings
Welter Kate 28 F 10 Jennings
Welter L. 4 F 10 Jennings
Welter M. 1 F 10 Jennings
Welter P. W. 5 M 10 Jennings
Wentz Frederick 48 M 8 Garfield
Wentz Lewis 12 M 8 Garfield
Wentz Paullena 17 F 8 Garfield
Wentz Philpena 14 F 8 Garfield
Wentz Philpena 47 F 8 Garfield
Wentz Sadie 8 F 8 Garfield
Westlind A. G. 36 M 5 Garfield
Weston S. M. 52 M 3 Bassettville
Wheeler Anna E. 22 F 5 Center
Wheeler David 25 M 5 Center
Wheeler Elizabeth 1 F 5 Center
Wheeler Elizabeth 47 F 5 Center
Wheeler Jerry 23 M 5 Center
Wheeler John 51 M 5 Center
Wheeler Rosa J. 12 F 5 Center
Wheelock Arthur M. 16 M 14 Jennings
Wheelock C. D. 52 M 14 Jennings
Wheelock Carrie L. 23 F 14 Jennings
Wheelock Frances M. 43 F 14 Jennings
Wheelock Geo H. 21 M 14 Jennings
Whelpley Hannah 27 F 1 Center
Whelpley J. E. 28 M 1 Center
Whelpley Minnie 7 F 1 Center
White A. L. 50 F 3 Custer
White Anna 23 F 22 Grant
White E. R. 44 F 3 Custer
White F. B. 16 F 3 Custer
White J. G. 61 M 3 Custer
White J. G. Jr. 23 M 3 Custer
White J. H. 22 M 3 Custer
White John   61 M 3 Custer
White Joseph 18 M 22 Grant
White Joseph 60 M 22 Grant
White L. B. 21 M 3 Custer
White Lewis 15 M 22 Grant
White Lola 3 F 22 Grant
White M. E. 18 F 3 Custer
White Mary 1 F 22 Grant
White Mary 56 F 22 Grant
White Miranda 34 F 19 Grant
White O. M. 13 F 19 Grant
White R. J. 32 M 19 Grant
White S. H. 8 F 3 Custer
White W. H. 26 M 22 Grant
White W. L. 12 M 3 Custer
Whitesell E. B. 17m F 20 Grant
Whitesell Fredy 5m M 20 Grant
Whitesell Henry 33 M 20 Grant
Whitesell Louise 22 F 20 Grant
Whiteside A. B. 25 F 7 Grant
Whiteside J. H. 25 M 2 Grant
Whiteside L. A. 3 F 2 Grant
Whiteside M. F. 24 F 2 Grant
Whiteside R. E. 1 M 2 Grant
Whiteside T. M. 28 M 7 Grant
Whiteside Willie   4 M 7 Grant
Whitmore Bertha M. 11 F 1 Olive
Whitmore J. M. 14 M 1 Olive
Whitmore Walter N. 8 M 1 Olive
Wickham A. L. 32 F 14 Grant
Wickham C. E. 9 M 14 Grant
Wickham J. D. 37 M 14 Grant
Wickham L. E. 5 F 14 Grant
Wickham M. L. 2 F 14 Grant
Wickham P. M. 7 M 14 Grant
Wiggins A. 20 M 1 Grant
Wiggins Edith 9 F 1 Grant
Wiggins Fanny 6 F 1 Grant
Wiggins Francis (Frances) 45 F 1 Grant
Wiggins Fred 18 M 1 Grant
Wiggins Louesie 11 F 1 Grant
Wiggins Lucy 14 F 1 Grant
Wiggins V. B. 48 M 1 Grant
Wiggins Wiran 16 M 1 Grant
Wilbur A. M. 29 F 10 Garfield
Wilbur Jesse 4 M 10 Garfield
Wilbur Molly 2 F 10 Garfield
Wilbur Myrtle 8 F 10 Garfield
Wilbur R. S. 40 M 10 Garfield
Wilbur Robert 6 M 10 Garfield
Wilcox A. C. 31 M 13 Grant
Wilcox A. N. 7 F 13 Grant
Wilcox C. J. 5 M 13 Grant
Wilcox E. 29 M 13 Grant
Wilcox E. W. 5 M 13 Grant
Wilcox Temperance 70 F 13 Grant
Wilkes Burt 14 M 9 Beaver
Wilkes Debbie 29 F 9 Beaver
Wilkes F. R. 45 M 9 Beaver
Wilkes Geo 3 M 9 Beaver
Wilkins L. C. Jr 24 M 8 Olive
Wilkins Martha 19 F 8 Olive
Willcoxon E. 12 F 19 Oberlin
Willcoxon E. 21 F 19 Oberlin
Willcoxon J. J. 25 M 18 Oberlin
Willcoxon M. 19 F 19 Oberlin
Willcoxon R. H. 23 M 16 Oberlin
Willcoxon S. 59 M 19 Oberlin
Willcoxon S. 59 F 19 Oberlin
Willcoxon W. 27 M 19 Oberlin
Williams C. P. 25 M 10 Garfield
Williams Gracie 5 F 13 Beaver
Williams Janey 25 F 10 Garfield
Williams Mary 41 F 13 Beaver
Williams Thos 41 M 13 Beaver
Williams W. M. 30 M 8 Grant
Wilson A. M. 23 F 16 Oberlin
Wilson B. F. 28 M 16 Oberlin
Wilson Charles 12 M 9 Bassettville
Wilson D. E. 40 M 9 Jennings
Wilson E. C. 14 F 9 Oberlin
Wilson Ella B. 17 F 1 Custer
Wilson Grant 19 M 9 Bassettville
Wilson J. 22 M 6 Grant
Wilson J. 42 M 9 Oberlin
Wilson J. B. 4 M 9 Jennings
Wilson J. C. 37 M 12 Oberlin
Wilson J. E. 16 M 9 Oberlin
Wilson J. E. 21 M 15 Oberlin
Wilson J. L. 47 M 9 Bassettville
Wilson J. R. 1 F 9 Oberlin
Wilson John   46 M 3 Olive
Wilson L. A. 8 M 13 Oberlin
Wilson L. G. 6 F 9 Jennings
Wilson L. M. 2 F 9 Jennings
Wilson L. S. 34 F 12 Oberlin
Wilson M. D. 6 F 9 Oberlin
Wilson M. E. 21 F 15 Oberlin
Wilson M. J. 13 F 15 Oberlin
Wilson Madeline 18 F 6 Bassettville
Wilson P. J. 52 F 15 Oberlin
Wilson R. E. 32 F 9 Jennings
Wilson R. M. 11 M 9 Oberlin
Wilson R. S. 35 F 9 Oberlin
Wilson S. H. 26 M 6 Bassettville
Wilson T. E. 28 M 1 Custer
Wilson W. A. 51 M 15 Oberlin
Wilson William 1 M 6 Bassettville
Wilson Z. W. 47 M 1 Custer
Wiltse (?) C. E. 29 F 4 Custer
Wiltse (?) F. 29 M 4 Custer
Wiltse (?) K. K. 4 M 4 Custer
Wiltsey A. L. 62 F 3 Jennings
Wiltsey J. B. 78 M 3 Jennings
Wiltsey J. M. 25 M 4 Jennings
Winslow Daniel 17 M 3 Beaver
Winslow E. V. 31 F 3 Beaver
Winslow Eddie 12 M 3 Beaver
Winslow George 9 M 3 Beaver
Winslow John 10 M 3 Beaver
Winslow W. W. 42 M 3 Beaver
Winslow Willie 6 M 3 Beaver
Winters Alfred 16 M 21 Grant
Winters C. 27 M 21 Grant
Winters Clara 22 F 22 Grant
Winters E. A. 49 F 21 Grant
Winters George 2 M 22 Grant
Winters Harvey 9m M 22 Grant
Winters Herbert 5 M 21 Grant
Winters Joe 7 M 21 Grant
Winters Mary 21 F 21 Grant
Winters N. O. 31 M 22 Grant
Winters Rosa 6m F 21 Grant
Wintzen Herman 26 M 26 Grant
Wisdom Aaron 15 M 2 Garfield
Wisdom Bert 6 M 2 Garfield
Wisdom Emma 5 F 2 Garfield
Wisdom F. M. 36 M 2 Garfield
Wisdom F. W. 1 F 2 Garfield
Wisdom G. W. 17 M 2 Garfield
Wisdom L. H. 35 F 2 Garfield
Wisdom Wm 12 M 2 Garfield
Witham Beasie 9m F 2 Grant
Witham D. 11 F 14 Oberlin
Witham D. 8 M 14 Oberlin
Witham E. E. Unknown M 17 Grant
Witham Ella 22 F 2 Grant
Witham J. E. 26 M 2 Grant
Witham J. H. 35 M 14 Oberlin
Witham L. 35 F 14 Oberlin
Witham O. 6 M 15 Oberlin
Witham W. 13 M 14 Oberlin
Woften Edgar 12 M 15 Beaver
Woften Jesse W. 40 M 15 Beaver
Woften Margaret 37 F 15 Beaver
Woften Maud 8 F 15 Beaver
Woften Mertie 6 F 15 Beaver
Woften Nellie 5m F 15 Beaver
Wolbach Alice 11 F 10 Beaver
Wolbach Attie 2 F 10 Beaver
Wolbach C. 39 M 10 Beaver
Wolbach David 44 M 10 Beaver
Wolbach Elizabeth 4 F 10 Beaver
Wolbach Elizabeth 43 F 10 Beaver
Wolbach Etna 16 F 10 Beaver
Wolbach Flora 2 F 10 Beaver
Wolbach G. S. 18 M 10 Beaver
Wolbach Infant 6m F 10 Beaver
Wolbach John 10 M 10 Beaver
Wolbach Lula 6 F 10 Beaver
Wolbach Mortid 4 F 10 Beaver
Wolbach Nellie 9 F 10 Beaver
Wolbach Rosina 37 F 10 Beaver
Wolbach Roy B. 12 M 10 Beaver
Wolbach Thankful 14 F 10 Beaver
Wolbach Uriah 15 F 10 Beaver
Wolf Recia 5 M 5 Grant
Wolf V. M. 46 F 5 Grant
Wolf W. W. 66 M 5 Grant
Wolfrin John 1 M 12 Beaver
Wolfrin Kate 27 F 12 Beaver
Wolfrin Martin 28 M 12 Beaver
Wood G. S. 12 days M 14 Jennings
Wood George 35 M 14 Jennings
Wood J. W. 6 M 14 Jennings
Wood M. J. 28 F 14 Jennings
Wood M. M. 9 F 14 Jennings
Wood S. H. 2 M 14 Jennings
Wood W. E. 4 M 14 Jennings
Woodward Esther 68 F 4 Custer
Wooster G. C. 26 M 7 Oberlin
Wooster M. E. 21 F 7 Oberlin
Worley C. B. 57 M 6 Olive
Worley Ellen 13 F 6 Olive
Worley George 13 M 6 Olive
Worley J. A. 2 M 6 Olive
Worley J. B. 16 M 6 Olive
Worley J. L. B. 47 M 6 Olive
Worley Lucinda 47 F 6 Olive
Worley Melinda 9 F 6 Olive
Worley Otta 12 F 6 Olive
Worley S. B. 76 F 6 Olive
Worley S. J. 58 F 6 Olive
Worrall Arthur 2 M 3 Garfield
Worrall C. A. 2 M 3 Garfield
Worrall C. C. 30 M 3 Garfield
Worrall E. A. 27 F 3 Garfield
Worrall E. B. 6 F 3 Garfield
Worrall E. J. 24 F 3 Garfield
Worrall F. C. 4 M 3 Garfield
Worrall F. M. 3 F 3 Garfield
Worrall M. R. 4 F 3 Garfield
Worrall P. J. 27 M 3 Garfield
Worthington A. M. 8 F 8 Jennings
Worthington J. C. 3 F 8 Jennings
Worthington M. 16 F 8 Jennings
Worthington O.   12 M 8 Jennings
Worthington R. L. 38 M 8 Jennings
Worthington Wm 20 M 8 Jennings
Wright A. W. 55 M 3 Jennings
Wright C. D. 10 F 12 Oberlin
Wright C. H. 20 M 3 Jennings
Wright E. 22 F 3 Jennings
Wright H. 56 F 3 Jennings
Wright L. A. 39 F 12 Oberlin
Wright S. 26 M 11 Garfield
Wright S. F. 40 M 12 Oberlin
Wright W. K. 19 M 3 Jennings
Wyatt E. J. 18 F 19 Grant
Wyatt George 27 M 19 Grant
Wyatt N. 25 M 6 Garfield
Wyman C. E. 23 M 6 Beaver
Yarnall Cora 25 F 10 Grant
Yarnall J. F. 5 M 10 Grant
Yarnall M. 28 M 10 Grant
Yarnall Mandie 1 F 10 Grant
Young A. M. 31 F 10 Grant
Young E. M. 13 F 10 Grant
Young H. A. 40 M 1 Olive
Young M. E. 9 F 10 Grant
Young M. M. 9 F 10 Grant
Young P. D. 39 M 10 Grant
Zarl Emma 18 F 12 Bassettville
Zarl George 1 M 12 Bassettville
Zarl Unknown 23 M 12 Bassettville

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