I don’t think I’ve ever truly appreciated the questions asked by the census taker as much as I do now. Before I embarked on learning my family’s history, I thought the census takers were just nosy. Now I wish they would ask more questions!
And this brings me to the Kansas state census of 1895. Enumerated March 1, 1895 the census provides all the normal details: name, age, sex, race, place of birth, occupation, education level and military service. The one tidbit I really like that was asked: where the person lived prior to coming to Kansas. How great is that! If you’ve been tracking an elusive relative, this piece of information would be priceless.
The records are free at Family Search. Happy Hunting.