1905 Greeley County Kansas Census

compiled by Diana and William R. Sowers


The Kansas State Board of Agriculture conducted a statewide census during years ending in "5" beginning in 1865. There were also 1855, 1856, 1857, 1858, and 1859 territorial census. The Kansas State Historical Society has the state and territorial censuses, 1855-1925, on microfilm and has made them available through interlibrary loan. There are also microfilm indexes for the 1865 and 1875 censuses also available on interlibrary loan. "Interlibrary loan" means that you can borrow the film from the Kansas State Historical Society through your local library. For more information on borrowing Kansas state and federal censuses take a look at the Society's page on Interlibrary Loan policies for researchers.

The 1905 census of Greeley County

The 1905 Greeley County census transcription available here was begun on August 5, 2003, and is still a work in progress. This online census does NOT include all the information contained in the 1905 census. It is a summary of information transcribed from the original source. We have attempted to copy the information as written, but if you've ever looked at census material you know... it's easier said than done. When in doubt we have added a "?" after information. This includes instances such as a person named Angeline listed as male on the census. At times we've also been forced to guess at what a name might be and have listed other options at the bottom of the page in question. The complete census on microfilm is available from the Kansas State Historical Society and we encourage you to borrow it and take a look for yourself.

We have arranged the online 1905 Greeley County census as follows:

Appearing in large bold letters at the top of each page are:

Town or Townshipship
City (or nearest post office)
Page number.

Appearing in columns on each page are:

DW (Dwelling number--- i.e. the first, second, third, etc. dwelling the census taker visited on his

trip through the district.
FM (Family number-- i.e. the first, second, third, etc family the census taker visited on his trip
through the district. Note: Sometimes more than one family lived in the same dwelling.)
Given Name
Place of Birth
Where from (to Kansas) (i.e. in what state or country was the individual living before coming to

We did NOT include the following information available on the census on our online summary:
Color, Occupation or Profession, Value of Real Estate and Value of Personal Estate.

As stated above we have transcribed this census as we see it - misspellings, errors and all. The handwriting in places is less than desirable and our interpretation (and typing) may be inaccurate. Get the microfilmed original to recheck what we've done and get the added information we've left out. Good luck and on to the census:


Click on the township name to see the full census information we have online. Surnames found in each township are listed below to help you in your search. Often a surname appears more than once in one township.

Use your search/find keys to find names with the knowledge that names were often misspelled and that census takers were not always very literate folks. For example, the surname, Reed, might appear as Reid, Read, Rede, Ried, etc. This is especially true of German and Czech (i.e. Bohemian) names as well as Scandinavian surnames (Anderson vs Andersen or Meyer, Meier, Myer, etc.).





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This page was established by Bill & Diana Sowers on August 5, 2003
Last updated August 12, 2003.

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