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Janet A. Brandt


Tuesday, January 1st

Very pleasant - At home all day - It is like summer - the skating is offell good - Harry is here yet

Wednesday, January 2nd

Very warm - Harry & I went to Canton on the skates & took Bert he got a tooth pulled

Thursday, January 3rd

It snowed a little this morning - Harry & me went a hunting got 1 rabbit & 2 squirrels

Friday, January 4th

Harry went to Center Junction - I shot 1 rabbit - It is cloudy to day

Saturday, January 5th

I went a hunting with Geo Shroyer got 2 rabbits forenoon - Begun to make a chair


Sunday, January 6th

C. S. Ames & wife was here to day

Monday, January 7th

Hunting forenoon got 2 rabbits - cut wood afternoon a little while

Tuesday, January 8th

Clear & cold - 8 below - At home forenoon - I was up whare Bader was taking out ice for his ice house - shot 1 rabbit

Wednesday, January 9th

6 below but pleasant - Lew Mead drawed me 7 loads of wood

Thursday, January 10th

Pleasant - The roads are dusty yet - I was helping Mal Kelly to make a corn shead- it is like summer

Friday, January 11th

Cold - getting colder - It is a blizard to day - It snowed a little - It was 14 above zero in the morning & in the evening it was 12 below

Saturday, January 12th

At zero in the morning - At home all day

Sunday, January 13th

Pleasant - At home

Monday, January 14th

10 Below - I was splitting wood

Tuesday, January 15th

Very pleasant - I went to Onslow with Chas Herrington

Wednesday, January 16th

Pleasant - it thawed some - I filed a saw for Dom English & 1 for Lew Mead & 1 for Jas Hanna

Thursday, January 17th

Pleasant - I split some wood

Friday, January 18th

I went to Monmouth with Rese Taylor then to Maquoketa

Saturday, January 19th

I was in Maquoketa all day

Sunday, January 20th

It rained most all day

Monday, January 21st

Very blustering all day - I was to Charleys all day again

Tuesday, January 22nd

Thare yet to cold to come home

Wednesday, January 23rd

I came to Monmouth with Charley & went to Bert Duboises

Thursday, January 24th

Pleasant - I came from Berts got home at noon

Friday, January 25th

Blustering - It is snowing very hard all day

Saturday, January 26th

Pleasant - the snow very deep - no Mail to day - I filed a saw for Tom Kelly

Sunday, January 27th

Pleasant - 18 below zero - Matie & Ora are sick yet - at home all day

Monday, January 28th

24 below - pleasant - I filed a saw for T Milan & 1 for Abe Smith

Tuesday, January 29th

I filed a saw for Hertz & 1 for H. Corbitt & made a sled tongue & roller for Wm Fletcher

Wednesday, January 30th

22 Below & pleasant - Playing cards forenoon with Fox & Geo Shroyer & Lew Mead - done nothing afternoon

Thursday, January 31st

Zero - It snowed a little more this morning at home all day I am not very well to day

Friday, February 1st

18 Below - At home playing cards forenoon with the Mill hands filed a saw for T Milan afternoon

Saturday, February 2nd

24 below zero - Very pleasant - I was at home

Sunday, February 3rd

8 below zero - pleasant - It snowed a little bit last night

Monday, February 4th

24 below zero - pleasant - At home - I filed a saw for Abe Smith

Tuesday, February 5th

24 below zero - I filed a saw for Wm Fletcher & Jas Flanigan & sawed some wood for Mrs. Herington - It began to snow in the evening

Wednesday, February 6th

It snowed most all night It is snowing hard this morning yet - I filed a saw for Rese Taylor

Thursday, February 7th

14 Below - I filed a saw for Mrs Herington & 1 for Mal Kelly

Friday, February 8th

24 below zero - pleasant - I filed a saw for John Stearley

Saturday, February 9th

24 Below - Pleasant - The Mail came this far & went back - I cut a little wood for Mrs. Herington & filed a saw for Rese Taylor

Sunday, February 10th

18 below zero - At home all day

Monday, February 11th

18 below zero - I went to Canton with the Old Mare & cutter after flour - Filed a

saw for John Colins afternoon

Tuesday, February 12th

5 above zero - Bell went to Jo Hannas with Roy to day - I filed a saw for Mal Kelly & made a sled roller for Dom English

Wednesday, February 13th

3 below - I filed a saw for Koppas

Thursday, February 14th

It thawed some - Tom Green & wife was here - I filed a saw for him & 1 for B Lawless

Friday, February 15th

10 below - Very warm to day - Bell went with her Pa to Jack Orrs

Saturday, February 16th

14 below - I filed a saw for H. Hertz & made a sled tongue for John Koppes & filed a saw for Milan

Sunday, February 17th

22 above zero - Cloudy - at home all day

Monday, February 18th

Pleasant - I made a bolster for Pat Deveny

Tuesday, February 19th

I was makeing a sink for Clara Herington - Geo Halls wife died this evening

Wednesday, February 20th

Very warm - I made a bolster for Mal Kelly & 2 for Will McGlocklin

Thursday, February 21st

Pleasant - I was to Geo Halls wifes funeral - the sleighing most gone again

Friday, February 22nd

At home - Jacks folks was here - I went home with Jack & went to Church with them in the evening - the roads are offell sloppy

Saturday, February 23rd

I came home this morning - at home all day

Sunday, February 24th

It thawed a lot to day the creek is up some the snow abought all gone

Monday, February 25th

Pleasant - The river is to high to cross very mudy

Tuesday, February 26th

Pleasant - the river high yet - the ice has not gone out - watter going down afternoon

Wednesday, February 27th

Misty - the river the same yet

Thursday, February 28th

Roy took Bert & me to Onslow to go to Maquoketa to see Dr Carson & Son The roads very mudy - We are at Ivahs this evening went & seen the Dr after supper - We will stay with Ivah & Charley to night

Friday, March 1st

I took Bert to see Dr Carson & Son

Saturday, March 2nd

Very pleasant - Came to Onslow & Chas Ames brought us home

Sunday, March 3rd

Bert has the head ache very bad this morning & nearly all day - It snowed most all day - Mr. Stearly moved away to day

Monday, March 4th

Pleasant - Bert is no better this morming - he is getting weaker all the time - he feels a little easier this afternoon

Tuesday, March 5th

Pleasant - no Mail this forenoon - Bert feels more cheerful to day

Wednesday, March 6th

Pleasant - Bert feels abought the same - I filed a saw for T Moran last night & 1 today for Koppes

Thursday, March 7th

Pleasant - I butchered my pig this morning & helped to chop ice out of the road on the river bottom - it is very mudy to day

Friday, March 8th

Pleasant - The last day of school - it snowed a little last night - they are topping the sugar bush

Saturday, March 9th

At home - Chas Ames & wife was here to see Bert this afternoon - he dont feel as good this after noon

Sunday, March 10th

Pleasant - At home all day - It thawed a little - a Total Eclipse of the Moon this eve

Monday, March 11th

Pleasant - I put down some floor & put in 2 windows for T Hamilton 3/4 day

Tuesday, March 12th

I went up to Snyders & Tom Greens was thare to dinner Jack & Lizzie was here

Wednesday, March 13th

Cold to day - At home - we was up all night with Bert for the first - We called Bart & Rilla at Midnight - he was bad

Thursday, March 14th

At home all day with Bert

Friday, March 15th

We was up last night again - it is snowing hard this morning - Bert is no better

Saturday, March 16th

Very pleasant - Up again last night - Bert feels a little better

Sunday, March 17th

Very pleasant - Bert dont feel so well to day he has a bad cold

Monday, March 18th

Like summer - At home cutting wood part of the day - Bert feels a little better

Tuesday, March 19th

Pleasant - I was up to Tom Watters sale to day

Wednesday, March 20th

Like summer - I went to Jack Orrs forenoon then home

Thursday, March 21st

Pleasant - I was up Temple Hill forenoon & I was up to Mr Koppas afternoon

Friday, March 22nd

Pleasant - At home forenoon then up to Mr Koppes & fixed there door then i came home & went & cut some wood

Saturday, March 23rd

Cloudy - cut wood after the Mail came

Sunday, March 24th

At home - Bert is not so well 1 spasm first

Monday, March 25th

Summer - Bert had a bad spell at 8 o'clock & 10 o'clock is pretty weak to day thare is lots of company here to day

Tuesday, March 26th

Summer - Bert a little more cheerfull - he feels better - Aunt Fannie came down to day

Wednesday, March 27th

Like summer - Bert feels pretty good to day - Head ache afternoon - Mary Snyder & Kate Hanna & Harry was here in the eve

Thursday, March 28th

Summer - At home most all day - I was up to Mr Koppes after dinner to see them saw wood - Bert has the head ache very hard this afternoon

Friday, March 29th

Offel hot & dry - Bert had another bad spell this morning at 4,30 o'clock we called Bart & Rilla again & at 12 again then at 4:15 & again at 5:30 o'clock & again at 8:30

Saturday, March 30th

Looks rainy - Bart stayed with us untill 2 o'clock this morning then Roy came & stayed - Bert had one more spasm at 1:40 then fell a sleep again & again at 6 then at 7:30 & at 10:15 he had a hard one 12:15 & another & 2:15 again & then at 7:40 Harry came up this forenoon - It begun to rain this eve 15

Sunday, March 31st

Rain all night - Tom Hamilton & Harry stayed up till midnight then Bell & me - Bert had another spasm at 2 o'clock this morning & again at 5 & 8:15 - Ivah came to day this morning

Monday, April 1st

Cloudy - Bert had a spasm at 2:45 this morning - Harry went after Bart & Rilla in a hurry 19 Christina Scroggie & Kate Hanna was here this afternoon - It snowed very hard this afternoon for a little while - Bert had a sinking spell at 5,30 & it lasted until 8:5 o'clock when he died - he had 20 of them spasms in all

Tuesday, April 2nd

Very pleasant - The ground is covered with snow this morning - Mr Fletcher & Fox Ralston stayed all night

Wednesday, April 3rd

Very pleasant - The funeral at 11 o'clock Rev Bullock preached - the roads are very mudy

Thursday, April 4th

Very pleasant - roads drying fast - Harry & me went up to Will Leonards in the morning & went a fishing afternoon caught a few chubs

Friday, April 5th

It looks like rain - I was at home all day

Saturday, April 6th

Looks like rain - I spaded a radish bed & sowed some radishes & lettuce - W. N. Tippett & my self started to go to Onslow to sign some pension papers for Mrs Herington & it began to rain & we turned back - Ivah went home to day - Harry is going to stay a few days - It rained some

Sunday, April 7th

It rained some - Jack & Lizzie was over to day

Monday, April 8th

I went to Onslow with W. N. Tippett

Tuesday, April 9th

I went to Jack Orrs & made a privy for there District

Wednesday, April 10th

Made fence for E. Green

Thursday, April 11th

I finished at 1 o'clock & came home

Friday, April 12th

I was sawing & splitting wood at home & I painted the Black Board

Saturday, April 13th

Pleasant - I finished my wood this afternoon

Sunday, April 14th

I went to Church then home with Geo Scroggie to dinner then to Lew Meads came home in the eve

Monday, April 15th

W. N. Tippett & me went to Jas Kenneys to make a tank 3/4 day

Tuesday, April 16th

Doing the same - got through at 4 o'clock

Wednesday, April 17th

Pleasant - I went up to I. N. French - I made fence for him 1/2 day I went to Prayer Meeting

Thursday, April 18th

Made fence got through at 3 o'clock 3/4 d - I went up to the Graveyard then to Mr Dennisons then home

Friday, April 19th

I made a cupboard for Mrs Dennison 3/4 - Reese Taylor plowed my garden

Saturday, April 20th

I planted Potatoes & garden truck forenoon - I went to Canton afternoon with

Tom Hamilton

Sunday, April 21st

At home all day

Monday, April 22nd

Windy - I helped W. N. Tippett butcher a hog then I white washed

Tuesday, April 23rd

I was down to Emeline to day

Wednesday, April 24th

Pleasant - I walked to Onslow & back to B. Halls - stayed thare for dinner then came to Lue Butlers to see how his wife was then home - She died this afternoon at 4 o'clock

Thursday, April 25th

We began Wm Leonards barn we laid the rock piers 3/4 day

Friday, April 26th

Pleasant - We was to Mrs Butlers funeral

Saturday, April 27th

Pleasant - Hueing poles all day - 1 day

Sunday, April 28th

Pleasant - At home

Monday, April 29th

Worked on the barn 1 day

Tuesday, April 30th

Getting ready to raise the barn 1/2 then came home at noon - W. N. Tippett went after Lew Mead to help us raise the barn - he will help us a couple of days

Wednesday, May 1st

We raised Wm Leonards barn

Thursday, May 2nd

Some rain - We was putting on girts & plates 1 d

Friday, May 3rd

Rain a little - Siding & girting 1 d

Saturday, May 4th

Siding & put up lower set of rafters & put up top scaffold - 8 hours - It rained hard at 5 o'clock - 5 1/2 days

Sunday, May 5th

Some rain - At home - I put in a bugy tongue for L Mead

Monday, May 6th

We put up the top set of rafters 3/4 day

Tuesday, May 7th

Sheating put up track 1 day

Wednesday, May 8th

Finished sheating & shingled a little 1

Thursday, May 9th

Shingleing all day 1

Friday, May 10th

Shingleing all day 1

Saturday, May 11th

Shingleing finished & took of scaffold

Sunday, May 12th

Will McMaster died yesterday

Monday, May 13th

Makeing ventilators 1 d

Tuesday, May 14th

Finished ventilators put on ridge boards & took down scaffold & fell of the barn

Wednesday, May 15th

It rained some - My rist to lame to work so i came home

Thursday, May 16th

I went up to work again made doors all day 1 Friday, May 17th

Put in windows & layed floor 1

Saturday, May 18th

Put in windows layed floor & made stalls & feed boxes 1 day - Jo Hanna worked 17 1/2 days

Sunday, May 19th

Bell & me was up to L Meads - I came down the river home & i shot a red horse that weighed 6 lbs

Monday, May 20th

We finished Wm Leonards barn

Tuesday, May 21st

I went to C. S. Ames to sign pension papers

Wednesday, May 22nd

I was putting up a kitchen for D Orr 1 day

Thursday, May 23rd

I finished the kitchen afternoon & Jack brought me home 3/4 day

Friday, May 24th

I walked to Onslow took the train for Maquoketa

Saturday, May 25th

Bell & Mrs Herington came down this morning

Sunday, May 26th

Bell & me are in Maquoketa to day

Monday, May 27th

I came up to Monmouth this morning rode with Bert Dubois & stayed untill after dinner then to M Butts & back to Monmouth with Wm Miller

Tuesday, May 28th

We began M. G. Butts barn 1 day

Wednesday, May 29th

We was raising poles all day 1 d

Thursday, May 30th

Rain forenoon worked afternoon 1/2 d

Friday, May 31st

Worked all day - Bell came up from Maquoketa to Berts & stayed all night 1

Saturday, June 1st

Worked untill 3,30 o'clock then came home - Bell came with her Pa & i walked

Sunday, June 2nd

At home

Monday, June 3rd

Worked all day 1 Tuesday, June 4th

Worked 1

Wednesday, June 5th

Put up rafters & borded gabel ends 1

Thursday, June 6th

Sheating & put up hay track 1 d

Friday, June 7th

Sheating & shingleing 1

Saturday, June 8th

Shingleing & makeing doors 1

Sunday, June 9th

At home

Monday, June 10th

Finished shingleing 1 d

Tuesday, June 11th

I made a ventilator 1

Wednesday, June 12th

Made doors 1

Thursday, June 13th

Put in windows made feed boxes & stalls & finished the barn for M. G. Butt 14 1/4 days - $25,00

Friday, June 14th

I came home & went to Onslow with Willie Walters

Saturday, June 15th

At home forenoon went to Ecklers & Hortons to see if they was ready to have there work done then I went to Jim Carpenters after noon

Sunday, June 16th

Very dry the past few weeks - At home - Tom Hamiltons folks was here to dinner

Monday, June 17th

I made a porch floor for Mrs Herrington

Tuesday, June 18th

I went up to John Dennisons then up to Hortons then home & back to Dennisons at noon made 2 window frames 1/2 - Went home with Oren Snyder stayed all night

Wednesday, June 19th

Set frames & put on siding & fixed up the house

Thursday, June 20th

I made a celler door & put in a 1/2 window sill & cut the ends of the joice in the barn

Friday, June 21st

Went to the Graveyard & mowed our lot forenoon caught chubs afternoon Saturday, June 22nd

The Girls & my self went a fishing got 7 Bass 1 Cat fish & 1 Red Horse

Sunday, June 23rd

At home

Monday, June 24th

I went to Onslow forenoon back with Jack Orr to dinner then to Dennisons put in 4 windows then home

Tuesday, June 25th

At home - we had a nice rain this afternoon some hail

Wednesday, June 26th

Clear - I was a home forenoon I was a fishing a little while got 1 rock bass

Thursday, June 27th

We begun Wm Ecklers barn 1 d

Friday, June 28th

Frameing 1

Saturday, June 29th

Frameing 1

Sunday, June 30th

Lue Mead & family was here

Monday, July 1st

We raised Wm Ecklers barn to day 1 d

Tuesday, July 2nd

Girting & putting on plates 1 d

Wednesday, July 3rd

Girting putting up plates & cut rafters 1

Thursday, July 4th

Corn taseling out - We was at home - Thare was a few folks here had a good time

Friday, July 5th

Very hot & dry - Tom Hamilton went to Onslow for me after Berts head stone

Saturday, July 6th

98 - I set up Berts head stone this forenoon - at home afternoon

Sunday, July 7th

Rain - I got 2 squirrels in the morning - at home the rest of the day - Bell & the children all went to Church - It rained a nice shower afternoon

Monday, July 8th

We was siding all day 1

Tuesday, July 9th

Siding & sheating 1 Wednesday, July 10th

Putting up track & sheating 1

Thursday, July 11th

Sheating & putting on face boards 1

Friday, July 12th

Begun to shingle 1

Saturday, July 13th

Shingleing 1

Sunday, July 14th

Got 1 squirrels in the morning

Monday, July 15th

Shingleing all day 1

Tuesday, July 16th

Finished shingleing 1

Wednesday, July 17th

Makeing doors 1

Thursday, July 18th

Doing the same 1

Friday, July 19th

Laying floor 1

Saturday, July 20th

A nice rain in the eve - Laying floor

Sunday, July 21st

At home

Monday, July 22nd

Putting up stalls & manger 1

Tuesday, July 23rd

Finished stalls & hung slide doors & finished Wm Ecklers barn 20 days $35,00

Wednesday, July 24th

At home Harry was here

Thursday, July 25th

I walked to Monmouth & Bell took Edie down & we went to Maquoketa

Friday, July 26th

In Maquoketa all day - it rained offel hard this eve

Saturday, July 27th

I came to Onslow this morning came home after noon

Sunday, July 28th

At home all day

Monday, July 29th

I was working roads 1 d

Tuesday, July 30th

Doing same forenoon forenoon done nothing afternoon

Wednesday, July 31st

Begun to repare E Hortons house 1 d - Shingleing

Thursday, August 1st

Shingleing 1 d

Friday, August 2nd

Finished the roof & put on siding 1

Saturday, August 3rd

I was siding all day then went to Jack Orrs & stayed all night 1

Sunday, August 4th

Jack brought us home to day

Monday, August 5th

Siding all day 1

Tuesday, August 6th

Siding & finished E Hortons house & came home 6 days $10,50

Wednesday, August 7th

I went to Cascade with Tom Hamilton

Thursday, August 8th

Begun a barn for Mr. Haynor - It rained a little shower worked 3/4

Friday, August 9th

Worked all day - 1 d

Saturday, August 10th

Hot - Worked all day 1 d

Sunday, August 11th

Hot - We was to Tom Hamiltons & had Ice Cream

Monday, August 12th

Put up rafters & girting 1

Tuesday, August 13th

Siding 1

Wednesday, August 14th

Siding & put up rafters 1

Thursday, August 15th

Siding ends makeing door 1

Friday, August 16th

Sheating - Begun to shingle 1

Saturday, August 17th

Shingleing all day 1

Sunday, August 18th

At home

Monday, August 19th

Shingleing 1

Tuesday, August 20th

Shingleing 1

Wednesday, August 21st

Finished shingleing & made the hay door 1

Thursday, August 22nd

Makeing doors 1

Friday, August 23rd

A nice rain - Put in windows made stalls & finished the barn for Mr Haynor 13 3/4 days $24,00

Saturday, August 24th

At home all day

Sunday, August 25th

At home

Monday, August 26th

At home forenoon - We took the tools up to Horace Ameses then i went to Mrs S. Orrs then to Chas Ames then to Geo Hannas then to Mr Scroggies stayed to supper then home

Tuesday, August 27th

I went a fishing forenoon got 1 bass at home the rest of the day

Wednesday, August 28th

I went a hunting in the morning got 1 squirrel - It rained a little in the morning

Thursday, August 29th

I went a hunting in the morning got 3 squirrels thare was a good meny went to the Cascade Fare

Friday, August 30th

I was to Jack Orrs forenoon I fixed Fox Ralstons molases

Saturday, August 31st

Bell went to Anamosa to day with Tom & Leona Hamilton I stayed at home with the children

Sunday, September 1st

Hunting afternoon got 5 squirrels

Monday, September 2nd

I went up to Ames forenoon then home

Tuesday, September 3rd

Begun work on Horace Ames barn 3/4

Wednesday, September 4th

Frameing 1 day

Thursday, September 5th

Frameing 1 d - Monticello Fare

Friday, September 5th

Rain this morning - Put up rafters & siding 1 d

Saturday, September 7th

Put up to rafters siding gabel ends - put up track & sheating 4 3/4 d 1

Sunday, September 8th

At home

Monday, September 9th

We was sheating 1

Tuesday, September 10th

Shingleing 1

Wednesday, September 11th

Shingleing 1

Thursday, September 12th

Finished shingleing & put on ridge boards & begun doors 1

Friday, September 13th

Made doors & put down floor 1

Saturday, September 14th

Finished doors & stalls & finished the barn & came home 10 1/2 days $18,37 1/2

Sunday, September 15h

I was to Ed Greens & Jack Orrs forenoon at home afternoon had a nice rain

Monday, September 16th

At home

Tuesday, September 17th

Very hot - I went to Ed Greens & made 2 window frames & 1 door frame & cut the rafters for the new house 3/4 day

Wednesday, September 18th

Very hot - I made Bart a seeder box & a molases pan for Fox

Thursday, September 19th

Very hot - I went & got 4 squirrels in the morning

Friday, September 20th

Very hot - I was up to the Graveyard & mowed my lot then went to Jim Carpenters & to Tom Greens to dinner then i rode home with Jo Hanna - very windy & hot

Saturday, September 21st

I went with Chas Taylor to Brake a colt went to Canton & Ozark & home i went to the dance at the Stone School House

Sunday, September 22nd

Hard wind - At home rain afternoon

Monday, September 23rd

Cold to day - I was hunting in the morning got 4 squirrels

Tuesday, September 24th

I was to the Graveyard they are going to clean the yard

Wednesday, September 25th

I walked to Baldwin then rode to Monmouth with Charley Null then rode to Maquoketa

Thursday, September 26th

Windy - At the Fare

Friday, September 27th

At the Fare - Pleasant

Saturday, September 28th

A little rain in the morn - I came to Onslow this morning then walked home

Sunday, September 29th

I was up to Tom Greens & to Church forenoon

Monday, September 30th

A big frost this morning - I was working on a wood rack for Tom Hamilton - Bell & Leona went to Onslow afternoon

Tuesday, October 1st

I begun work on Jo Orrs barn 3/4 day

Wednesday, October 2nd

We raised the barn to day 1 d

Thursday, October 3rd

Girting & siding put up rafters 1 d - Went to Onslow in the evening

Friday, October 4th

Sheating & put in 1 window & begun to shingle 1 d

Saturday, October 5th

Shingleing all day 1

Sunday, October 6th

Rain - at home

Monday, October 7th

I made a wagon tongue for Tom Hamilton forenoon - afternoon I was working on a tank for Sam Reid went to Cascade in the evening with Jim Reid 1/2

Tuesday, October 8th

It rained a little in the morning - I worked on the tank 3/4 day

Wednesday, October 9th

Working on the tank 1

Thursday, October 10th

Worked all day got through & Jim brought me home

Friday, October 11th

Rain forenoon - I was makeing a rack for Tom Hamilton

Saturday, October 12th

I finished Toms rack & made Mrs Fletcher a bread board & fixed our windows

Sunday, October 13th

I was to Tom Greens to dinner then to Church & home

Monday, October 14th

I was at work on Ed Greens hen house untill 4,30 o'clock - It rained in the evening

Tuesday, October 15th

We was to Marry Koppes & Mike Supples wedding

Wednesday, October 16th

I was at work on the Graveyard fence setting posts

Thursday, October 17th

I went to Ed Greens to work - I hung 1 door & put in 2 windows & finished the roof 1 day

Friday, October 18th

We was makeing hen nests & i came home 1 day

Saturday, October 19th

Cold to day - At home all day

Sunday, October 20th

At home

Monday, October 21st

I went to Jo Hannas to work on his barn 1 day

Tuesday, October 22nd

Cut rafters & put up then sided gabels 1 day

Wednesday, October 23rd

Put up top rafters & put up track & sheated 1 d

Thursday, October 24th

Sheating & begun to shingle 1 d

Friday, October 25th

Shingleing I made the hay door 1 d

Saturday, October 26th

Finished shingleing & made doors & put in windows 1 d - we got through

Sunday, October 27th

We was to Tom Hamiltons to dinner - It snowed a little to day

Monday, October 28th

I went to John Dennisons to make some closets & other work 1 d

Tuesday, October 29th

I was makeing a closet to day

Wednesday, October 30th

I was working on a hen house

Thursday, October 31st

Working on hen house & cow shed 1

Friday, November 1st

Working on the shed 1

Saturday, November 2nd

Finished work & came home 1

Sunday, November 3rd

Bell & me went to Jas Carpenters

Monday, November 4th

I went to Onslow with Chas Taylor - Back at noon - I was drawing a map of the Graveyard

Tuesday, November 5th

I was to Election all day

Wednesday, November 6th

Rained last night - I was a hunting this forenoon at home after noon

Thursday, November 7th

Rain forenoon - At home untill 3 o'clock then Tom Hamilton & I went to Onslow to get Election returns

Friday, November 8th

At home forenoon hunting afternoon

Saturday, November 9th

I was up to Jo Hannas to dinner then to E Hortons & to Ecklers & home

Sunday, November 10th

At home was up to W. N. Tippetts to dinner

Monday, November 11th

I was cutting a little wood

Tuesday, November 12th

Cutting wood forenoon

Wednesday, November 13th

Misty all day - I was cutting some wood part of the day

Thursday, November 14th

Misty all day - I was up to Wm Carrs forenoon cut some rafters for a hen house cut some wood after noon & was hunting got 2 rabbits

Friday, November 15th

I went up to John Dennisons put on a little siding & made a door then went to the Church & helped make a shead afternoon I was to Lue Butters to dinner

Saturday, November 16th

It rained last night some - I was chopping to day

Sunday, November 17th

At home

Monday, November 18th

Chopping to day

Tuesday, November 19th

Snowing - The first tracking snow this fall - I was a hunting got 1 squirrel forenoon

Wednesday, November 20th

I was up to Tom Greens to dinner & home

Thursday, November 21st

I was cutting a little wood part of the day

Friday, November 22nd

Chopping wood

Saturday, November 23rd

I went to Canton afternoon

Sunday, November 24th

I went to Jack Orrs took the gun & shot 2 squirrels & 1 rabbit

Monday, November 25th

Jack Orr & Reese Taylor drawed me 11 loads of wood

Tuesday, November 26th

I was working on Mal Kellys wood rack forenoon - Jo Hanna brought me a hog afternoon then W. N. Tippett & me butchered it

Wednesday, November 27th

I worked on the wood rack a while & salted my hog

Thursday, November 28th

Thanksgiving - I was a hunting a while got 1 rabbit

Friday, November 29th

Finished the rack & cut wood

Saturday, November 30th

Cut wood & begun a hay rack for Koppas

Sunday, December 1st

It snowed hard last night

Monday, December 2nd

Made a hay rack for Koppes

Tuesday, December 3rd

10 below zero - I went to Onslow with Tom Hamilton

Wednesday, December 4th

I made Charley Herington a sink

Thursday, December 5th

12 below - I put in a sled tongue & 2 rollers for Jas Hamilton

Friday, December 6th

Charley Herington drawed me 3 loads of wood I cut some

Saturday, December 7th

I cut some wood & finished Tom Hamiltons hand sled & went to Canton with Charley Taylor afternoon

Sunday, December 8th

At home forenoon & up to Tom Kellys afternoon

Monday, December 9th

Cut wood & made L Mead a hand sled

Tuesday, December 10th

I put in a pole for sled tongue for Mr Hovey - was up to Charley Taylor to dinner Charley & me went most to Donahoes Mill then came back & went to Canton on the ice

Wednesday, December 11th

I went up to Tom Kellys & made a clothes closet It snowed a little all day

Thursday, December 12th

I was to Canton this morning with Chas Taylor on skates cut wood after noon

Friday, December 13th

Cut wood forenoon went to Canton afternoon on the ice with Chas Taylor

Saturday, December 14th

We was to Canton on the ice fore noon & was to Tom Hamiltons shooting match after noon here at the mill

Sunday, December 15th

At home a skating a while

Monday, December 16th

Cut some wood it is fogy & misty

Tuesday, December 17th

It rained most of the forenoon I cut wood afternoon

Wednesday, December 18th

I cut wood part of the day it is cloudy

Thursday, December 19th

I cut wood a while & it began to rain & was misting all afternoon

Friday, December 20th

Cut a little wood & it rained some

Saturday, December 21st

Cut a little wood it is misty & fogy the road is very mudy

Sunday, December 22nd

At home all day very mudy

Monday, December 23rd

Like summer - Bell went to Cascade with her Pa - I filled a saw for Will Printy & one for Lue Mead & made two hand sleds for L Mead - It is very mudy - Harry came to day

Tuesday, December 24th

I went to Onslow with Tom Hamilton - It rained most all day & evening - Offel mudy

Wednesday, December 25th

It is snowing a little this morning - It cleard of & was very pleasant - at home all day Harry & W. N. Tippett & wife was here to dinner we had duck

Thursday, December 26th

I cut wood forenoon then Harry & me went to the Graveyard we got 2 squirrels coming home

Friday, December 27th

Cut wood forenoon - we went a hunting afternoon & got nothing

Saturday, December 28th

Cloudy to day - Cut wood most all day & finished my wood pile

Sunday, December 29th

At home I was a skating a while

Monday, December 30th

I was a skating this morning a while I filed a saw for John Supple & was up in the woods to see them saw wood for Tom Hamilton It began to snow at 3 o'clock & snowed hard untill 6 then cleared off

Tuesday, December 31st

8 below zero - Very pleasant to day




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