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GEORGE FRANKLIN "FRANK" HOWARD
1877–1908
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Saturday, January 1st

I was to Clay Mills to day to a Shooting Match - I was to James Carpenters in the evening

Sunday, January 2nd

I was to church to day & in the eve

Monday, January 3rd

I took a load of wood to Carpenter Bros & went to Onslow & back to church in the eve to Frozen Hill

Tuesday, January 4th

We begun filling the ice house - went to church in the eve

Wednesday, January 5th

I was to work filling the ice house - church in the eve

Thursday, January 6th

Finished filling the ice house

Friday, January 7th

I went to Onslow with Charley - went to church in the eve

Saturday, January 8th

Charley & me went to the timber

Sunday, January 9th

I was to meeting to day & evening

Monday, January 10th

We went to the timber - broke down got two loads of wood - 31 degs below zero

Tuesday, January 11th

Went to the timber made two trips

Wednesday, January 12th

Went to timber got a load then back to the mill & got a load of slab wood - went to Morans to a dance

Thursday, January 13th

It snowed and blowed all day - Jo Orr was here

Friday, January 14th

We took two loads of wood to Jas Hall

Saturday, January 15th

We took Charleys hogs to Onslow - it snowed most all day

Sunday, January 16th

It snowed this fore noon - I went to church came back home - pleasant this after noon D B Bean is here to night

Monday, January 17th

We went to the timber got a load of wood

Tuesday, January 18th

Went to the timber choped some brought some home - I was to Ahab Dewitts to a dance

Wednesday, January 19th

I went to Monticello with Charley

Thursday, January 20th

We went to the timber to day

Friday, January 21st

We made two trips to the timber - it snowed some this eve

Saturday, January 22nd

I went to Onslow with Abe Sutton - it snowed some to day

Sunday, January 23rd

I was to meeting to day

Monday, January 24th

I went to the crick & got 1 1/2 cord of slab wood for Carpenter Bros

Tuesday, January 25th

I helped B Hall to drive two cows to Onslow came back with Jo Hanna

Wednesday, January 26th

I took 1 1/2 cord of slab wood to Jas Hall - Cold & blustering

Thursday, January 27th

We went to the timber - cold to day

Friday, January 28th

We went to the timber got two loads

Saturday, January 29th

I was at home all day - Charley got a load of wood for Jas Carpenter

Sunday, January 30th

I was to meeting to day & up to Tom Greens in the eve

Monday, January 31st

It is a snowing hard this morning - blustering - Charley & me went a hunting - Birt Dubois was here to day

Tuesday, February 1st

I went to the crick & got a load of saw dust - Mrs Fagan died last night

Wednesday, February 2nd

We went & helped Birt Dubois move on the Manes place - it snowed some

Thursday, February 3rd

I got two loads of saw dust

Friday, February 4th

I got two loads of saw dust

Saturday, February 5th

I was to Onslow came back to Mrs Butlers to dinner - I stayed all night to Tom Greens

Sunday, February 6th

I went to meeting & thare wasent eny - I went to R Greens & stayed untill after dinner - it begun to sleet

Monday, February 7th

It rained some this fore noon - I was up to Mr Scroggies back home in the after noon

Tuesday, February 8th

We was a sawing wood at home - pleasant to day

Wednesday, February 9th

We was to the Junction with wood - Ebb Walker & Clark Crane was here to night

Thursday, February 10th

I went to Onslow with Clark Crane & Ebb & Chas

Friday, February 11th

I was a spliting wood - it is blustering - it begun to snow in the after noon

Saturday, February 12th

It snowed & blowed to day - I was over to Birt Duboises in the after noon

Sunday, February 13th

It is pleasant this morning - I was at home all day

Monday, February 14th

I was a shoveling snow & splitting wood - pleasant

Tuesday, February 15th

We was a sawing & splitting wood - it snowed hard all the after noon

Wednesday, February 16th

It is pleasant to day - we sawed all day

Thursday, February 17th

We broke the horse power & then we split wood all day - it began to snow in the after noon - Ebb Walker came up this evening

Friday, February 18th

I went and got a load of saw dust & split wood

Saturday, February 19th

I got a load of saw dust & split some wood

Sunday, February 20th

I was to church to day I was down to Mrs Butlers to dinner

Monday, February 21st

We sawed wood all day - Bell Green died at two o'clock this after noon - I went to the Junction stayed all night

Tuesday, February 22nd

I went from the Junction & went to Ebb Walkers came back to Onslow at 4 o'clock

Wednesday, February 23rd

Split some wood & chored around - Chas has gone to Onslow - Ebb came here this evening

Thursday, February 24th

I was a splitting wood - Chas has gone to Ebb Walkers - I sawed some this after noon

Friday, February 25th

I finished the sawing & took Ivah to R Greens - i went to Clay Mills

Saturday, February 26th

It is a thundering & raining hard to day - Lyman came home with Charley

Sunday, February 27th

It is snowing some to day - I was to Jo Frenches childs funeral to day

Monday, February 28th

I split wood all day - pleasant

Tuesday, March 1st

I was a helping B Hall saw wood to day - Will Ralston is here to night

Wednesday, March 2nd

I was helping By to saw Chas has gone to Anamosa - It is snowing hard this eve

Thursday, March 3rd

It snowed & blowed this fore noon - By & me sawed this after noon

Friday, March 4th

It is blustering to day - we killed a hog for By & one for Charley

Saturday, March 5th

We finished sawing for By this fore noon & set the machine up to P Blackmers

Sunday, March 6th

Very warm to day - I went up to the church but thare was no meeting came home then

Monday, March 7th

By & me was a sawing for P Blackmer - it begun to snow this evening - Andrew Carpenter is here

Tuesday, March 8th

We finished the sawing to Petes at 3 o'clock

Wednesday, March 9th

By & me drawed hay this fore noon & in the after noon i split some wood & helped to get a load of straw - It thawed some to day

Thursday, March 10th

I was a splitting wood to day - Charley went to Monticello

Friday, March 11th

I was a splitting wood part of the fore noon - it begun to snow at noon & the wind began to blow - very blustering

Saturday, March 12th

It is snowing hard a gain - It is the worst storm this winter

Sunday, March 13th

Pleasant to day - the snow is drifted very bad - I was at home all day

Monday, March 14th

I was a splitting wood & shoveling snow - Charley was to the crick - pleasant to day

Tuesday, March 15th

Pleasant this morning - blustering part of the day - I split some wood

Wednesday, March 16th

Split wood in the fore noon went up to Tom Greens in the after noon

Thursday, March 17th

I split wood in the fore noon went to the crick with B Hall in the after noon

Friday, March 18th

Finished spliting wood & then went after two loads of slab wood in the after noon i went up to Birt Duboises & then i went up to Wm Orrs - John Young & me stayed all night

Saturday, March 19th

I was to Wm Orrs all day we stayed all night a gain - It snowed & blowed all day - a very bad storm all day

Sunday, March 20th

I went from Wm Orrs down to Mr Ameses untill after dinner then down to Robt Youngs & to Mrs Orrs & home again

Monday, March 21st

I was not doing enything to day - It was pleasant to day

Tuesday, March 22nd

I was over to Onslow stayed all night to Wm Hogelbooms

Wednesday, March 23rd

I was to Onslow all day came home with Wm Orr stayed all night

Thursday, March 24th

I was to Onslow with Will Orr came back went to Scroggies in the eve i stayed all night with Will Orr - it thawed to day

Friday, March 25th

I came to Charleys - I was to home all day - Chas was to the crick - Arabell came home with him

Saturday, March 26th

I was at home all day very pleasant - Bell Green was down here - Charley went to the crick - Will Ralston came home with him

Sunday, March 27th

I was to meeting back to Charleys

Monday, March 28th

I had a settlement with C. A. Hall this morning - I was up to Tom Greens & Geo Hanna stayed all night

Tuesday, March 29th

I was to Mrs Orrs whare they was a sawing wood & then i came to Birt Duboises stayed all night

Wednesday, March 30th

I went to Mrs Butlers & to Scroggies & Charleys & got my satchel came back to Birts stayed all night

Thursday, March 31st

It is a snowing this morning - I was to Onslow & Center Junction - I was to Monticello stayed to Uncle Joseph Tryons

Friday, April 1st

I was in Monticello stayed all night to Uncle Josephs

Saturday, April 2nd

I left Monticello at half past eight got to Hawkeye at one o'clock in the night

Sunday, April 3rd

I went to Mr Ostranders in the fore noon stayed all night

Monday, April 4th

Riley Ostrander & Charley Pitts came to Eden with me i stayed all night at Wort Duboises

Tuesday, April 5th

Wort & me got a load of hay - dident do eny thing in the after noon

Wednesday, April 6th

I was to Eden - Wort & me got a load of hay for Mr Fox

Thursday, April 7th

I was in Eden in the fore noon then we helped Martin Keck to moove a house

Friday, April 8th

I was to Eden in the fore noon in the after noon I was to Mr Ostranders - I was to a dance to Jake Wherleys

Saturday, April 9th

Riley & Charley Pitts & me was up the Creek

Sunday, April 10th

I was to Rileys all day it snowed some

Monday, April 11th

Riley & Charley Pitts & my self went to Waucoma - it snowed most all day

Tuesday, April 12th

I was to Worts all day it snow some

Wednesday, April 13th

Wort and me went to Goolsberg - pleasant to day

Thursday, April 14th

Wort & me was to Waucoma

Friday, April 15th

I was in Eden all day Riley was here

Saturday, April 16th

Wort & Kate & me went to Goolsberg to get ready to move - went a fishing in the after noon then we went to Rileys stayed all night

Sunday, April 17th

Wort & Riley & me was a sowing & draging oats

Monday, April 18th

I begun work for Sam Sabins at $1,50 per day on the Gould Berg Bridge - worked 1/2 day

Tuesday, April 19th

I was a working in the stone quarry

Wednesday, April 20th

I was a working in the stone quarry

Thursday, April 21st

Working in the quarry

Friday, April 22nd

Working in the quarry

Saturday, April 23rd

Working in the quarry

Sunday, April 24th

We was a fishing part of the day - E. N. Dubois was here - Wort & me got a load of straw

Monday, April 25th

We worked 1/4 day - it begun to rain

Tuesday, April 26th

We raised the derick to day - 6 3/4 days

Wednesday, April 27th

I was clearing the stone yard & tending the derick - 7 3/4 days

Thursday, April 28th

It rained part of the day we was making foot bridge - worked 1/4 day - 8 days

Friday, April 29th

Worked in the quarry

Saturday, April 30th

Worked in the quarry - it began to rain in the evening - 10 days

Sunday, May 1st

I was at Worts all day

Monday, May 2nd

Worked in the quarry

Tuesday, May 3rd

Worked in the quarry

Wednesday, May 4th

Worked part of a day - it began to rain

Thursday, May 5th

Worked in the quarry

Friday, May 6th

Worked in the quarry

Saturday, May 7th

Worked in the quarry

Sunday, May 8th

Wort & me was a fishing in the fore noon - it rained most all day hard

Monday, May 9th

I left Worts this morning went to Waucoma stayed all night to the Waucoma House

Tuesday, May 10th

Left at 3 o'clock for Monticello got thare at 7 - I came home with Charley Hall

Wednesday, May 11th

I tended Mason for Carpenter Bros - stayed all night to Mr Scroggies at $1,00 & board per day

Thursday, May 12th

I was to Onslow to day was to Birt Duboises to night

Friday, May 13th

I was to Mrs Butlers in the morning then to Charleys then to Tom Greens stayed all night

Saturday, May 14th

I went to Clay Mills & in the after noon we went to Onslow to get fence wire

Sunday, May 15th

I was to meeting & up to S Hamiltons to dinner & to the grave yard & then to Charleys

Monday, May 16th

I sharpened fence posts for Charley

Tuesday, May 17th

I was a driving fence posts in the fore noon planted corn in the after noon

Wednesday, May 18th

I was a helping Chas to plant corn on Mrs Halls place

Thursday, May 19th

I was a planting corn all day on Mrs Halls place

Friday, May 20th

I was a lathing for Carpenter Bros

Saturday, May 21st

I was a lathing for Carpenter Bros - stayed all night to Mrs Butlers

Sunday, May 22nd

I was to church to day & S.S.

Monday, May 23rd

I was a tending mason all day on the creamery wall

Tuesday, May 24th

I was a tending mason all day on the creamery wall

Wednesday, May 25th

Tended mason & went to Onslow in the eve

Thursday, May 26th

Tended mason & went to Onslow in the eve

Friday, May 27th

Tend mason

Saturday, May 28th

Run off lime

Sunday, May 29th

I was to church & S.S. - Jennie Aldrich was here to dinner

Monday, May 30th

Tended mason we was a plastering

Tuesday, May 31st

Tended mason - it rained hard this after noon - 11 days

Wednesday, June 1st

I was tending mason

Thursday, June 2nd

Tending mason - Will Orr & me went to a party to Aaron Frenches

Friday, June 3rd

I was a tending mason puting on the finishing coat

Saturday, June 4th

I was tending mason 15 days

Sunday, June 5th

I was up to Mr Scroggies in the fore noon in the after noon i was to Johnson town

Monday, June 6th

Tended mason finished the plastering 16 days

Tuesday, June 7th

Tended mason in the creamery 17 days

Wednesday, June 8th

Tended mason

Thursday, June 9th

Tended mason - I was to Jim Morans to a dance 19 days

Friday, June 10th

Tending mason we begun to lay the flaging in the creamery 20 days

Saturday, June 11th

I went to Monticello with Stuff Sutton

Sunday, June 12th

I was to church to day fore noon & after noon - Rev Goodale preached - It rained some this after noon

Monday, June 13th

I made some morter 1/2 day & then went to Onslow 20 1/2 days

Tuesday, June 14th

Tended mason

Wednesday, June 15th

Tended mason

Thursday, June 16th

Tended mason

Friday, June 17th

I tended mason we put floore in one pool finished the brick ware 28 1/2 days

Saturday, June 18th

Tended mason we was plastering the creamery 29 1/2 days

Sunday, June 19th

I was to meeting & then i went up to Mr Scroggies - it rained some this evening

Monday, June 20th

I was a helping Charley to fix some rail fence in the fore noon - it rained this fore noon

Tuesday, June 21st

I was a tending mason 30 1/2 days

Wednesday, June 22nd

I was a tending mason finished the chimney

Thursday, June 23rd

Tending mason was laying the wall under the house 32 1/2 days

Friday, June 24th

Tending mason was plastering the creamery finished

Saturday, June 25th

I was to Pete Blackmers childs funeral

Sunday, June 26th

I was to church & to Mr Scroggies & Wm Orrs & to Onslow

Monday, June 27th

I was a fixing the well

Tuesday, June 28th

Will Orr & me masured the creamery lot & made a ditch 35 1/2 days

Wednesday, June 29th

Will & me made ditch & fixed the pump in the fore noon it rained in the after noon 36 1/2 days

Thursday, June 30th

I was to Onslow in the fore noon - set posts around the creamery & helped to move in the new creamery 37 days

Friday, July 1st

I was helping to put the tubing down for the well 38 days

Saturday, July 2nd

I went to Monticello with Chas Hall came back with Jas Carpenter stayed all night to Wm Orrs

Sunday, July 3rd

I was to church stayed all night with Bob Scroggie

Monday, July 4th

Bob Scroggie & Jo Orr & me went to Cascade then back to Temple Hill broke Pete Blackmers buggy went back to Cascade all night - Father come to day

Tuesday, July 5th

We got our buggy fixed got home at 4 o'clock stayed to Charleys all night

Wednesday, July 6th

I went to S. H. Barretts New Great Pacific Circus

Thursday, July 7th

I put up some wire fence around the creamery

Friday, July 8th

Put some wire fence around the creamery & laid some tileing - 40 days for Carpenter Bros

Saturday, July 9th

I went to Onslow with J Phinney came back to Wm Orrs stayed all night

Sunday, July 10th

I was to Wm Orrs in the fore noon in the after noon we went to the river & to John Orrs to supper

Monday, July 11th

I helped to put the reaper to gather started to cut Bys rye & broke down then we fixed Jim Carpenters reaper

Tuesday, July 12th

Started to cut rye & it began to rain - we finished the rye in the after noon

Wednesday, July 13th

I was to Mr Ecklers in the morning from thare to Petes & Scroggies in the after noon i was haying 1/2 day

Thursday, July 14th

We was stacking to Petes 1 day

Friday, July 15th

I was stacking to Petes 1 day

Saturday, July 16th

We stacked up to Petes got through at 4 o'clock 3/4 day - 3 1/4 day very warm

Sunday, July 17th

I was to church to day

Monday, July 18th

I was to Onslow to day

Tuesday, July 19th

We was putting up hay all day - Stuff was to Monticello - 1 day

Wednesday, July 20th

We was puting up hay 5 1/4 days

Thursday, July 21st

I was helping to put up the engine in the creamery for Carpenter Bros 41 days

Friday, July 22nd

We was puting hay in the barn 6 1/4

Saturday, July 23rd

We was puting hay in the barn 7 1/4 days

Sunday, July 24th

I was to Onslow back to church

Monday, July 25th

Jack Mitchell & me was a moing the fence corners & a stacking

Tuesday, July 26th

I was to R Greens childs funeral & stacked hay in the after noon 9 3/4 days

Wednesday, July 27th

Worked in the hay all day 10 3/4 days

Thursday, July 28th

I worked untill noon i was sick in the after noon 11 1/4 days a haying

Friday, July 29th

They finished haying this fore noon begun Petes oats in the after noon - I did not work I was sick

Saturday, July 30th

I begun to harvest for Pete bound all day finished his oats

Sunday, July 31st

Stuff & me went to Canton

Monday, August 1st

I bound oats untill eleven o'clock then i went to Charleys - Wm Ralston & me was down to the river I was to Dennisons to a dance

Tuesday, August 2nd

I was to Charleys all day sick - Charley & Jas Carpenter & my self was to Onslow this evening

Wednesday, August 3rd

I was to Charleys all day

Thursday, August 4th

I was to Charleys all day

Friday, August 5th

I was up to Tom Greens to day & back to Charleys

Saturday, August 6th

I was to Onslow

Sunday, August 7th

I was to Center Junction with Charley & Ivah

Monday, August 8th

I was to H Jenkins raising

Tuesday, August 9th

To Charleys all day

Wednesday, August 10th

I worked for Charley in the hay to Carpenters

Thursday, August 11th

I was working till noon got through

Friday, August 12th

Stacked oats for C. A. Hall - Bys oats

Saturday, August 13th

Stacked oats again Jas Carpenters

Sunday, August 14th

I was to S. S. & meeting - James Hamilton & Lizzie Tippet was to dinner here

Monday, August 15th

I begun work in the creamery for Carpenter Bros & I helped to stack oats for Charley - I was to a dance to Mrs Butlers

Tuesday, August 16th

Worked in the creamery 2 days

Wednesday, August 17th

Worked in the creamery

Thursday, August 18th

Worked in the creamery

Friday, August 19th

Worked in the creamery

Saturday, August 20th

Worked in the creamery

Sunday, August 21st

I was to church

Monday, August 22nd

Worked in the creamery

Tuesday, August 23rd

Worked in the creamery

Wednesday, August 24th

Worked in the creamery - took Charley to Onslow - was to the dance to Hannah Jenkins 10 days

Thursday, August 25th

Worked in the creamery 11 days

Friday, August 26th

Worked in the creamery 12 days

Saturday, August 27th

Worked in the creamery 13 days

Sunday, August 28th

Went to church

Monday, August 29th

Worked in the creamery

Tuesday, August 30th

Worked in the creamery & helped Guss to get things fixed in his house

Wednesday, August 31st

I was to Charleys in the fore noon - I was to Onslow in the after noon with John Phinny

Thursday, September 1st

I was to the Fair - pleasant to day

Friday, September 2nd

I was to Monticello to the Fair to day

Saturday, September 3rd

I was to Charleys in the fore noon & up to Mr Scroggies in the after noon - stayed all night to Mrs Orrs

Sunday, September 4th

I was to Robt Youngs in the morning back to Charleys

Monday, September 5th

John Mc & me was a building fence 1 day

Tuesday, September 6th

We was hauling minure 2 days

Wednesday, September 7th

We was hauling minure - I got a letter for Owen Bean 3 days

Thursday, September 8th

I was to the Maquoketa Fair

Friday, September 9th

I went a skinning carp - Will Ralston & I was to Onslow this eve

Saturday, September 10th

I was to Charleys all day

Sunday, September 11th

I was to church & S. S.

Monday, September 12th

I was to Onslow in the fore noon I helped By to stack hay for Charley - I was to A Duncinsons to a dance

Tuesday, September 13th

I was choreing around in the fore noon & hauling minure in the after noon

Wednesday, September 14th

I was working the roads 3/4 of day & cut corn & done chors

Thursday, September 15th

I begun to haul minure & it begun to rain - i didnet do eny thing

Friday, September 16th

I dident do eny thing it rained

Saturday, September 17th

I was a hunting - I was to Onslow - Ivah & Bell & Charley went after Harrison Powers

Sunday, September 18th

I was to Sunday School & meeting - pleasant to day

Monday, September 19th

I was to Clay Mills in the fore noon & up to John Orrs in the after noon to Charleys at night

Tuesday, September 20th

I was to Monticello with Charley Hall - President Garfield died last night - I stayed to Charleys last night

Wednesday, September 21st

I was up to Mr Scroggies in the fore noon to Petes to dinner & to J. Carpenters in the after noon - Stayed all night to Petes

Thursday, September 22nd

I begun work for Pete - I was diging potatoes to day

Friday, September 23rd

I was hauling minure all day

Saturday, September 24th

I was building fence all day

Sunday, September 25th

Harrison Powers & my self was a hunting - I was up to John Orrs in the after noon & to Tom Greens

Monday, September 26th

I was to Onslow stayed all night to Wm Hogelbooms

Tuesday, September 27th

Came home with Charley - Scroggie stayed to dinner - I was to Jerry Supples to a dance

Wednesday, September 28th

I came to Onslow & went to Center Junction

Thursday, September 29th

I begun to work for Jas Hall in the creamery - 1 day

Friday, September 30th

Worked in the creamery

Saturday, October 1st

Worked in the creamery

Sunday, October 2nd

I worked in the creamery with Jed Lancing - Jas Hall went to John Bodenhoefers childs funeral - 4 days

Monday, October 3rd

Worked in the creamery

Tuesday, October 4th

Worked in the creamery

Wednesday, October 5th

Worked in the creamery

Thursday, October 6th

Worked in the creamery - Jim Hall went to Maquoketa to the Reunion - Charley Bordman helped me - 8 days

Friday, October 7th

Worked in the creamery

Saturday, October 8th

Worked in the creamery - went to Onslow on one train & back on the other - 10

days

Sunday, October 9th

Worked in the creamery 11 days

Monday, October 10th

Worked in the creamery

Tuesday, October 11th

Worked in the creamery

Wednesday, October 12th

Worked in the creamery - shipped to day - I stopped work in the creamery 14 days

Thursday, October 13th

I came to Charleys was thare all day & night - helped Guss lay some flaging

Friday, October 14th

I was up to Tom Greens it rained all day - I got a letter from Riley Ostrander - I was to Charleys all night

Saturday, October 15th

I was up to Mr Scroggies to dinner then up to Birt Duboises & up to Gilberts creamery back to Birts stayed all night

Sunday, October 16th

I was to Birts all day it rained all day - stayed all night to Birts a gain

Monday, October 17th

I was to Onslow all day stayed all night to Wm Hogelbooms - mudy

Tuesday, October 18th

I came home & went to work for R Snyder

Wednesday, October 19th

I was to work a frameing to day 1 1/2 days

Thursday, October 20th

Frameing to day

Friday, October 21st

Frameing to day

Saturday, October 22nd

Frameing to day

Sunday, October 23rd

I was to Onslow to day - it rained most all day

Monday, October 24th

It was a raining in the fore noon - I begun work at 10,30

Tuesday, October 25th

I was frameing

Wednesday, October 26th

I was frameing

Thursday, October 27th

I was frameing

Friday, October 28th

Oren & me was down to Charleys I was to work from three o'clock - We was up to Tom Greens 8 1/4 days

Saturday, October 29th

I was to work most all day 9 1/4 days

Sunday, October 30th

Oren & me was up to Scroggies & we went to Geo Hannas - stayed to dinner

Monday, October 31st

I worked to day 10 1/4 days

Tuesday, November 1st

I was working at the barn to day

Wednesday, November 2nd

I was working at the barn to day

Thursday, November 3rd

We raised the barn 13 1/4 days

Friday, November 4th

We borded some & put in girths 14 1/4 days

Saturday, November 5th

Boarded some & went to Onslow

Sunday, November 6th

I went to Onslow to look for my book - I was to Charleys & to Ecklers in the evening up to Mr Snyders

Monday, November 7th

Put in the gable ends boarded it up

Tuesday, November 8th

Worked in the barn 1 day 17 days

Wednesday, November 9th

We was sheeting 1 day 18

Thursday, November 10th

We was shingleing 1 day 19 days

Friday, November 11th

Begun to shingle - it begun to rain - it snowed last night - we shingled a little while after dinner finished one side of the barn 1/4 day

Saturday, November 12th

We was puting on batting untill noon 1/2 19 3/4 days

Sunday, November 13th

I was to S. S. to day was down to Mr Ecklers to dinner

Monday, November 14th

We was shingleing to day 1 day 20 3/4 days

Tuesday, November 15th

We was shingleing got through cold to day 1 day 21 3/4 days

Wednesday, November 16th

Worked at the barn 1 day 22 3/4 days

Thursday, November 17th

Done the same 1 day 23 3/4 days

Friday, November 18th

Laid flooreing 1 day 24 3/4 days

Saturday, November 19th

Puting down the floore & makeing manger 1 day 25 3/4 days - I stayed all night to R. Snyders - Arabell was thare - Sarah Orr died at 8 o'clock this eve

Sunday, November 20th

I was to meeting to day up to John Orrs in the eve - stayed all night to Tom Greens

Monday, November 21st

I was to Sarah Orrs funeral to day - pleasant to day

Tuesday, November 22nd

Worked at the barn 26 3/4 days

Wednesday, November 23rd

Worked at the barn got through 27 3/4 days - settled up & paid - very cold - stayed to Charleys

Thursday, November 24th

Cold this morning - I went to Onslow with Pete Blackmer

Friday, November 25th

I went to Monticello with Charley

Saturday, November 26th

I was makeing floore for By Hall

Sunday, November 27th

I was to Mrs Butlers to dinner then up to Mr Scroggies & back to Charleys

Monday, November 28th

I was helpin Charley & By to thrash to day

Tuesday, November 29th

I was helping Pete Blackmer to thrash for Tom & R Green

Wednesday, November 30th

It rained to day dident do eny thing

Thursday, December 1st

Pleasant to day dident do eny thing

Friday, December 2nd

Helped S. T. Carpenter to thrash for Pete & helped Lue Butler in the after noon

Saturday, December 3rd

It is a snowing to day I took Lyman to Onslow

Sunday, December 4th

Pleasant to day - I was to church to day - went to Onslow stayed to Will Hogelbooms all night

Monday, December 5th

I was to Clinton & back to Onslow stayed all night at the Summit House

Tuesday, December 6th

I was to Wyoming in the fore noon - I took the train for Monticello - stayed all night with John Orr

Wednesday, December 7th

I was to Wm Orrs most all day - I stayed all night to Pete Blackmers

Thursday, December 8th

I was to Onslow back to Charleys

Friday, December 9th

I was to Clay Mills & Ozark back to Jo Hannas then to Charleys

Saturday, December 10th

I was to Monticello with Jas Carpenter & Charley - stayed all night

Sunday, December 11th

Lyman & me was a hunting to day - Birt & Alice was here to day - it snowed last night

Monday, December 12th

I was up to Mr Scroggies & Bill Orrs & back to Charleys - he went to Anamosa

Tuesday, December 13th

I was at home - I stayed all night at Tom Greens

Wednesday, December 14th

I went to Onslow with Will Orr stayed all night to Wm Orrs

Thursday, December 15th

I was to Wm Orrs all day stayed all night again

Friday, December 16th

I was down to Charleys & up to Birts stayed all night

Saturday, December 17th

I was up to Johnson town & back to Charleys stayed all night

Sunday, December 18th

Was to church - Jack Mitchell was here to dinner - Jack & me went to Clay Mills to meeting

Monday, December 19th

Jack & me begun to chop wood for Wm Orr 1 day

Tuesday, December 20th

We went to the timber choped a little it begun to rain we came back & went to Charleys then back to Bill Orrs

Wednesday, December 21st

It is mudy - I was to Wm Orrs all day it is raining to day - I was down to Charleys - Lyman was married to day

Thursday, December 22nd

I was to Charleys all day - mudy & rainy

Friday, December 23rd

I went to Monticello with Charley

Saturday, December 24th

I was a choping wood

Sunday, December 25th

I was to church & then i went to Robt Snyders to dinner went to Charleys got my satchell came to Tom Greens

Monday, December 26th

I was to Clay Mills back to Tom Greens stayed

Tuesday, December 27th

I was choping to day & sawing 1 day 2 days

Wednesday, December 28th

We was splitting posts 1 day 3 days

Thursday, December 29th

Splitting posts to day 1 day - 4 days - blustering to day - paid

Friday, December 30th

I was to Onslow with Wm Orr

Saturday, December 31st

I was to Tom Greens & to R Snyders stayed all night to Toms

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