Munsee Census of 1859

Posted By BrokenClaw on January 13, 2007

This list was adapted for the web from a photocopy of a two-page typed document provided by the family of Clio Caleb Church. Since it has no official heading or signature, the document seems to be someone’s transcription of an original report to the Office of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior. It appears to be a census of the Munsee who were moving from Leavenworth County to the new reservation in Franklin County, coinciding with the Treaty of 1859. It is not an enrollment list — it includes non-Indian spouses and there are no enrollment or allotment numbers. The document lists the person’s name, sex, and age, grouped by family unit. On this page, the last column gives the person’s name as it appears in my Genealogy Database.

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“Census embracing the names, sex, and ages of the individual members of the band of Munsee or Christian Indians of Kansas Territory as taken by David Crawford, Special Agent of the Department, September 1, 1859.”

Name Sex Age Genealogy Database
Naoma Kilbuck
Moses Kilbuck
Jeremiah Kilbuck
Joseph Kilbuck
Female
Male
Male
Male
43
18
13
7
Mathias, Naomah
Kilbuck, Moses
Kilbuck, Jeremiah
Kilbuck, Joseph
Yawell Samuel
Olivia Samuel
Joab Samuel
Female
Female
Male
50
10
6 mos
Samuel, Jahel
Samuel, Olivia
Samuel, Joab
Frederica Caleb
Ignatius Caleb
Female
Male
64
22
Caleb, Frederica
Caleb, Ignatius
Sabilla Nathan
James Elliott Nathan
Josephine Nathan
Palmira Nathan
Female
Male
Female
Female
40
11
8
3 mos
Caleb, Sabilla
Elliott, James
Wilcoxon, Josephine
Nathan, Palmyra
Anderson Wilson
Kitty Ann Wilson
Louisa Wilson
Elizabeth Wilson
Male
Female
Female
Female
30
22
3
2
Wilson, Anderson
Nathan, Katy Ann
Wilson, Louisa
Wilson, Elizabeth
Henry Donahoe
Polly Donahoe
Mary Ann Donahoe
Male
Female
Female
36
20
3
Donohoe, Henry W.
Kilbuck, Polly
Donohoe, Mary Ann
John Williams
Abigail Williams
Male
Female
26
25
Williams, John C.
Kilbuck, Abigail
Christian Kerl
Lydia Kerl
George Veix
Male
Female
Male
28
21
3
Kerl, Christian
Wilson, Lydia
Veix, George
Christian Snake
Catharine Snake
Male
Female
22
20
Snake, Christian
Caleb, Catharine
Rachel Kilbuck
Julius Kilbuck
Rosanna Kilbuck
John Thomas Kilbuck
Female
Male
Female
Male
35
18
14
5
Kilbuck, Rachel
Kilbuck, Julius
Kilbuck, Rosanna
Thomas, John
Julian Davis Female 21 Caleb, Julia Ann
Jane Caleb Female 19 Caleb, Jane
Claudia Mechum Female 22 Hendrick, Claudia
Moses Charles Male 18 Charles, Moses
Wesley Snake Male 18 Snake, Wesley
Thomas Lewis Male 14 Lewis, Thomas
Lucy Young Female 10 Young, Lucy
Abraham Israel Male 16 Israel, Abraham

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2 Responses to “Munsee Census of 1859”

  1. Kelly Smythe says:

    Idescend from Marum Munsey she did not have an english name according to a Guion Miller Roll application by my ggrandfather John Barbour Richardson . I know she was a Minisink Munsee Indian Woman , This information came from my Mothers Half Brother in 1999. Thank you so much for the hard work you have done on this report . Kelly Smythe

  2. Brenda Caleb says:

    I am working on some information for my husbands family. His great grandfather was William Caleb. The information that has stopped me is Jane Caleb. On the Chippewa-Munsee Genealogy they say she is possibly the daughter of Daniel or William. The that she married Henry Donohoe. But on this census it appears she is married into the Caleb”s. Can you clear any of this up for me. Thanks so much. I have so enjoyed all I have read. Thank you for all your hard work, what a blessing it is for all the families!!

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