1885 Lincoln County Kansas Census

compiled by Diana and William R. Sowers
copyright 1998

Township: Valley

Post Office: Pleasant Valley

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Surname
Leinhard
Leinhard
Leinhard
Leinhard
Leinhard
Leinhard
Leinhard
Meili
Meili
Meili
Welker
Welker
Welker
Welker
Welker
Kirby
Kirby
Moore
Moore
Moore
Noble
Noble
Noble
Noble
Moon
Moon
Moon
Sheldon
Sheldon
Sheldon
Kelly
Kelly

Given Name

A.
M.
Ana
Kate
Susan
Magalen
Wm
R.
B.
J. R.
H.
R.
Eddie
Matilda
Henry
Wm
James
H.
M. A.
W.
Wm
Mary
Alta
Effie
B. W.
Sarah
Charles
Frank
M.
Milton
Wm
Maggie

Age

60
62
31
25
22
20
16
26
32
1m
35
26
9
7
2
28
21
47
41
20
47
36
14
9
26
24
2
22
20
6m
43
30

Sex

m
f
f
f
f
f
m
m
f
m
m
f
m
f
m
m
m
m
f
f
m
f
f
f
m
f
m
m
f
m
m
f

M/W/S

m
m
s
s
s
s
s
m
m
s
m
m
s
s
s
s
s
m
m
s
m
m
s
s
m
m
s
m
m
s
m
m

Place of Birth

Swiss
Swiss
Swiss
Swiss
Swiss
Swiss
Swiss
Swiss
Swiss
KS
Germany
Germany
IL
IL
KS
OH
KY
MA
OH
IL
NY
IL
IL
IL
IL
IL
CO
IL
IL
IL
Ireland
Ireland

Where from

Swiss
Swiss
Swiss
Swiss
Swiss
Swiss
Swiss
Swiss
Swiss
KS
IL
IL
IL
IL
KS
OH
MO
MO
MO
MO
IL
IL
IL
IL
IL
IL
CO
IL
IL
IL
NY
NY

Note: The census taker began each page with number 1 for dwelling and family instead of numbering them consecutively throughout the township.

Township: Valley

Nearest Post Office:

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Surname
Walters
Walters
Walters
Walters
Walters
Walters
Walters
Thompson
Thompson
Thompson
Thompson
Thompson
Thompson
Eckhart
Eckhart
Eckhart
Eckhart
Eckhart
Price
Nelson
Nelson
Nelson
Nelson
Nelson
Nelson
Nelson
Olson
Olson
Olson
Olson
Olson
Olson
Olson
Olson

Given Name

C. W.
Mariah
Sarah J.
E.
Clara
Lottie
Fred
Chas.
Nellie
Henry
Nettie
Pearl
Emma
Fred
Mathilda
Cora
Lida
Will
Otto
Otto
Therisia
Angla
Elnena?
Adolf
Therisia
Albert
Otto
Mary
John
Oscar
Otto
Benia?*
Jennie
Berta

Age

47
49
17
15
13
8
5
37
28
8
5
3
11m
35
25
5
3
1
11
38
36
10
8
5
4
1
31
36
10
9
7
3
?
1

Sex

m
f
f
m
f
f
m
m
f
m
f
f
f
m
f
f
f
m
m
m
f
f
f
m
f
m
m
f
m
m
m
?
f
f

M/W/S

m
m
s
s
s
s
s
m
m
s
s
s
s
m
m
s
s
s
s
m
m
s
s
s
s
s
m
m
s
s
s
s
s
s

Place of Birth

MI
VT
IL
IL
IL
IL
KS
KY
IL
IL
IL
IL
KS
NY
Norway
KS
KS
KS
Norway
Sweden
Germany
KS
KS
KS
KS
KS
Norway
Norway
TN
TN
TN
KS
KS
KS

Where from

IL
IL
IL
IL
IL
IL
KS
IL
IL
IL
IL
IL
KS
IL
TN
KS
KS
KS
Norway
NY
NY
KS
KS
KS
KS
KS
TN
TN
TN
TN
TN
KS
KS
KS

* The census taker decided to squeeze two extra people at the bottom of this page making it difficult to read some of the information

Township: Valley

Nearest Post Office:

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Surname
McLouth
McLouth
McLouth
Ward
Ward
Ward
Ward
Ward
Ward
Ward
Ward
Ward
Ward
Ward
Lyne?
Lyne?
Lyne?
Lyne?
Lyne?
Lyne?
Thanke
Thanke
Thanke
Thanke
Bohning
Bohning
Bohning
Cooby
Cooby
Cooby
Cooby
Cooby

Given Name

A. J.
Cynthia
Louis
G. S. S.
Mary J.
Wm
Etta
Charles
Clara B.
Rose
Millie F.
Bertha M.
Lillian
Lucy? F.
J. M.
Sarah
Wm
Howard
Thomas
Ada
O. M.
Carrie
Clara
Rena
Henry
Dora
Henry
John
Antonia
Joseph
Ana
Olin?

Age

62
58
33
44
33
15
12
11
10
8
5
4
2
1
35
30
10
7
5
2
35
30
11
1
37
11
7
47
50
20
18
6

Sex

m
f
m
m
f
m
f
m
f
f
f
f
f
f
m
f
m
m
m
f
m
f
f
f
m
f
m
m
f
m
f
m

M/W/S

m
m
s
m
m
s
s
s
s
s
s
s
s
s
m
m
s
s
s
s
m
m
s
s
w
s
s
m
m
s
s
s

Place of Birth

NY
NY
MI
OH
IL
IA
IA
IA
MO
IA
KS
KS
KS
KS
OH
IA
IA
IA
KS
KS
Norway
Denmark
MN
KS
Germany
NY
NY
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany

Where from

MI
MI
MI
IA
IA
IA
IA
IA
IA
IA
KS
KS
KS
KS
IA
IA
IA
IA
KS
KS
MN
MN
MN
KS
NY
NY
NY
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany

Township: Valley

Nearest Post Office:

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Surname
Davis
Davis
Davis
Davis
Davis
Davis
Davis
Sheldon
Sheldon
Sheldon
Talbott
Talbott
Talbott
Hambliss?
Hambliss?
Markham
Kobbermann
Kobbermann
Kobbermann
Kobbermann
Kobbermann
Kobbermann
Baum?
Baum?
Baum?
Valuen
Gossett
Gossett
Gossett
Gossett
Walter

Given Name

Wm
Jane
Hattie
Lisa
Minerva
Wm
Josiphene
W. W.
Julia
Edward J.
Thomas
Emma
Edna
S. T.
Bertha G.
James
Henry
Carry
Raymond
Rosa
Frank
Emil
Nelson
Mariah
John
Fanny
W.? W.
Thirsa
Howard
Lorena
Louis

Age

47
37
13
11
7
4
3
26
23
3m
41
33
9
36
21
26
28
22
5
4
2
6m
64
63
21
83
43
42
21
17
55

Sex

m
f
f
f
f
m
f
m
f
m
m
f
f
m
f
m
m
f
m
f
m
m
m
f
m
f
m
f
m
f
m

M/W/S

m
m
s
s
s
s
s
m
m
s
m
m
s
m
m
s
m
m
s
s
s
s
m
m
s
w
m
m
m
m
s

Place of Birth

Canada
OH
IL
IL
IL
KS
KS
IL
IL
Dakota
MI
OH
MO
WI
PA
IA
Germany
Germany
KS
KS
KS
KS
NY
NY
IL
NY
OH
OH
OH
IL
Germany

Where from

IL
IL
IL
IL
IL
KS
KS
Dakota
Dakota
Dakota
MO
MO
MO
IA
NE
IA
IL
IL
KS
KS
KS
KS
IA
IA
IA
IL
OH
OH
OH
IL
WI

Township: Valley

Nearest Post Office:

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Surname
Schwerdtfeyr
Schwerdtfeyr
Schwerdtfeyr
Schwerdtfeyr
Geisler
Geisler
Geisler
Geisler
Anderson
Anderson
Aklund
Aklund
Markham
Markham
Markham
Markham
Markham
Markham
Frye
Frye
Frye
Frye
Frye
Frye
Seymour
Seymour
Seymour
Seymour
Seymour
Norelbol?
Norelbol?
Cushman
Cushman

Given Name

Henry
Maggie
Ada?
Herman
John
Julia
Kate
Henry
John
Hattie
Victor
Fredric
David
Fanny
Lenly?
Charles
Walter
Lola
Norm.
Mary
Hannah V.
Pearl
Mary B.
Baby
W. H.
E. P.
B. F.
H. K.
J. L.?
T. J.
Martha
Otto
Julius

Age

45
46
8
6
13
9
9
6
51
45
12
10
33
30
9
6
4
2
35
24
5
3
1
1m
65
55
21
19
17
59
50
7
5

Sex

m
f
f
m
m
f
f
m
m
f
m
m
m
f
f
m
m
f
m
f
f
f
f
f
m
f
m
f
m
m
f
m
m

M/W/S

m
m
s
s
s
s
s
s
m
m
s
s
m
m
s
s
s
s
m
m
s
s
s
s
m
m
s
s
s
m
m
s
s

Place of Birth

Germany
Germany
IL
IL
IL
IL
IL
KS
Sweden
Sweden
NY
NY
TN
IA
IA
KS
KS
KS
IL
IL
KS
KS
KS
KS
NY
NY
NY
IL
IL
Norway
Norway
KS
KS

Where from

IL
IL
IL
IL
IL
IL
IL
KS
CO
NY
NY
NY
IA
IA
IA
KS
KS
KS
IL
IL
KS
KS
KS
KS
NY
NY
NY
IL
IL
IL
IL
KS
KS


Township: Valley

Nearest Post Office:

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Surname
Prickett
Prickett
Prickett
Prickett
Prickett
Barber
Barber
Barber
Barber
Barber
Barber
Clark
Clark
Clark
Clark
Clark
Clark
Moreland
Walls
Walls
Walls
Walls
Walls
Walls
Walls
Walls
Fricker
Fricker
Fricker
Fricker
Fricker
Fricker
Fricker

Given Name

Edward
Mary
B. C.
E. M.
Minnie A.
B. J.
Eliza
Henry
Dell
May
Frank
M. G.
Rachel
Loris?
Elizabeth
Minnie
Della
J. T.
T. A.
E. A.
Bell
Julia M.
Sonia
Edith
Nolan
Uzilla
Henry
Ida
Henry
Caroline
Eliza
Charles
Edward

Age

48
35
17
15
11
56
54
25
22
16
20
56
45
18
16
15
5
27
43
33
17
15
12
10
6
4
47
37
19
17
14
12
9

Sex

m
f
m
m
f
m
f
m
f
f
m
m
f
m
f
f
f
m
m
f
f
f
f
f
m
f
m
f
m
f
f
m
m

M/W/S

m
m
s
s
s
m
m
s
s
s
s
m
m
s
s
s
s
s
m
m
s
s
s
s
s
s
m
m
s
s
s
s
s

Place of Birth

IN
OH
MO
MO
MO
NY
NY
IN
IL
IL
IL
IL
NY
IL
IL
IL
KS
KY
PA
Isle of Man
IA
MO
KS
KS
KS
KS
Germany
Germany
IL
IL
IL
IL
IL

Where from

MO
MO
MO
MO
MO
IL
IL
IL
IL
IL
IL
IA
IA
IA
IA
IA
KS
MO
IA
IA
IA
IA
KS
KS
KS
KS
IL
IL
IL
IL
IL
IL
IL

Township: Valley

Nearest Post Office:

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Surname
Murphy
Murphy
Murphy
Murphy
Murphy
Murphy
Cannon
Cannon
Cannon
Cannon
Cannon
Cannon
Cannon
Cannon
Cannon
Cannon
Sweeny
Sweeny
Geddis
Sweeny
Cahill
Herzel
Herzel
Herzel
Herzel
Herzel
Ratzsch
Ratzsch
Ratzsch
Ratzsch
Ratzsch
Ratzsch

Given Name

Aiden
Jane
Jennie
Kittie
Aiden
Edward
P.
Kate
Mary
Mike
Willie
Kate
Abbie
Pat
John
Sarah
John
Ellen
John
Mary A.
Wm
L.? C.
Lyda
N.
Clara
Lee
Charles
Maggie
Hans
Lena
Charles
Willie

Age

31
37
8
7
5
2
45
34
14
12
10
8
6
3
2m
66
58
49
28
16
57
27
25
35
1
4m
28
25
6
4
2
4m

Sex

m
f
f
f
m
m
m
f
f
m
m
f
f
m
m
f
m
f
m
f
m
m
f
m
f
m
m
f
m
f
m
m

M/W/S

m
m
s
s
s
s
m
m
s
s
s
s
s
s
s
w
m
m
s
s
s
m
m
s
s
s
m
m
s
s
s
s

Place of Birth

Ireland
Ireland
Jersy
Jersy
KS
KS
Ireland
Ireland
ME
MA
MA
MA
KS
KS
KS
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
NY
KS
Ireland
NY
KY
NY
KS
KS
Germany
Germany
Germany
Germany
KS
KS

Where from

Jersy
Jersy
Jersy
Jersy
KS
KS
MA
MA
MA
MA
MA
MA
KS
KS
KS
MA
OH
OH
OH
KS
IL
NY
NY
NY
KS
KS
MD
MD
MD
MD
KS
KS

Township: Valley

Nearest Post Office:

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Surname
Shaffer
Shaffer
Cavenaugh
Seymour
Seymour
Maher
Maher
Maher
Maher
Maher
Maher
Burris
Burris
Burris
Burris
Newton
Newton
Newton
Newton
Newton
Newton
Newton
Newton
Seymour
Seymour
Seymour
Seymour
Panzer
Panzer
Panzer
Panzer
Haywood
Haywood

Given Name

Samuel
Ellen
James
John
Wayne
Jerry
Thomas
Jerry
Richard
James
Wm
B. H.
Maryetta
Cromwell?
Emma
Goodman
Susan
E--?--*
Birdie
Tommie
Eddie
Robbie
Fredie
S.
Hattie
Erwin
Emma
Herman
Amelia
Julius
Albert
W. H.
D. M.

Age

60
60
20
2
35
46
23
21
19
15
13
52
49
18
16
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36
17
11
9
7
5
3
30
20
2
10m
28
25
3
1
36
30

Sex

m
f
m
m
m
m
m
m
m
m
m
m
f
m
f
m
f
m
f
m
m
m
m
m
f
m
f
m
f
m
m
f
m

M/W/S

m
m
s
s
w
w
s
s
s
s
s
m
m
s
m
m
s
s
s
s
s
s
s
m
m
s
s
m
m
s
s
m
m

Place of Birth

MD
Ireland
MO
KS
NY
Ireland
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
OH
Norway
IL
IL
KS
KS
KS
KS
KS
NY
IL
KS
KS
Germany
Germany
KS
KS
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* First name is illegible. At best it looks like Emma... but the person's sex is male.
** Age square is blank.

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