Ellamanda Krauter Maurer Diary & Transcription, 1920

Title

Ellamanda Krauter Maurer Diary & Transcription, 1920

Creator

Ellamanda Krauter Maurer

Source

Courtesy of Archival and Special Collections, University of Guelph

Coverage

20th Century, Waterloo North County, Woolwich Township, Ontario

Date Created

1920

Is Part Of

Ellamanda Krauter Maurer Diary Collection

Medium

Scanned Manuscript & Typed Transcription

Transcription

Ella Maurer Ella Maurer Ella Maurer Ella Maurer For Elmira, Ont. For the year 1920 For the year Ella Maurer Elmira Ont. For the year {written over year twice} 1920 Maurer Ella Maurer Elmira, Ont For the year 1920 Ella Maurer Elmira Ont. Ella Maurer.

Ella Maurer Ella Maurer 50 Ella Elmira, Ont. Ella Maurer. Ella For the year 1920. Ella Maurer Ella Maurer For the Year 1920. Ella Maurer Ella Maurer For the Year 1920. Ella Maurer 1920 20 20 Ella Maurer 20 Maurer {11 illegible symbols or scribbles}

Ella Maurer Elmira Ont. Ella Maurer

Ella Maurer Elmira, Ont. {Printed} 55

DIARY ...

{Written} Ella Maurer Elmira, Ont.

{Printed} For

{Written} Ella Maurer Elmira, Ont.

{Printed} ... 1920 ...

{Written} Ella Maurer Elmira, Ont.

{Printed} Published By

THE COPP, CLARK COMPANY, LIMITED

Manufacturing Stationers

TORONTO

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DOMINION

POCKET DIARY

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Thur 1

New Year's Day. Very stormy. We had a turkey roast and the following people were here - Mr. & Mrs Jno. Maurer, Mr. & Mrs. Ezra Maurer. Victoria Maurer, Miriam {or William} Maurer and Mr. & Mrs. Lincoln Weaver and son Willard.

Fri 2

Still Storming. Jacob Spies was here and traded a beef hide on a calf.

Sat 3

Storming worse than ever. Walter went on horse back to Enoch Snider's and Stange's and got the mail and a loaf of bread.

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Jan 1920 Sun 4

Maurer's spent the day at home.

Mon 5

Walter helped Ella with the washing in the morning. Walter took a quarter of beef to Harvey Schmidts and went to Elmira on business

Tues 6

Lovely day. Walter went to Alex Borovay's sale at Alma with Albert Reist and Jno. Stange. Walter was at Ab. Mighton in the morning.

Wed 7

Walter took two quarters of beef up to Goldstone.

Thur 8

Clear and cold. Walter was up at Norman King's and helped to move a building. Ella spent the afternoon at Norman King's too.

Fri 9

Walter got a load of turnips ready in the morning and took them to Elmira in the after-noon. Turnips are 52¢ a bushel.

Sat 10

Walter took a load of chopping over to Floradale.

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Jan 1920 Sun 11

Cold and stormy. Walter, Ella and Vernon were at Woolwhich church and Sunday school in the afternoon.

Mon 12

Cold and stormy. Walter went to Elmira with Enoch and Geo. Snider.

Tues 13

Very stormy. Walter helped Ella with the washing this morning. After dinner he went to Onias Bowmans and loaded some implement ready to take to Jerusalem tomorrow.

Wed 14

Clear and very cold. Walter & Enoch Snider left at about nine oclock with loads of moving and got home before six. The roads are very heavy.

Thur 15

Clear and very cold. Walter sent the day at home and his friend Carl Fritz called on him in the after-noon.

Fri 16

Cold. Started to storm in the afternoon. Walter left for Conestoga after dinner and got home at 8.15 pm. Ella & Vernon took down the Xmas tree. {Written in a different colour pencil} 18 below zero

Sat 17

Very cold and stormy. Enoch and {Irvin} Snider were here the after noon.

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Jan 1920 Sun 18

Desperately stormy. We spent the day at home. No church services in Woolwich.

Mon 19

Clear and cold. Snowed for awhile in the morning. Walter killed two head of cattle today. Enoch Snider was here for dinner.

Tues 20

Storming again. {Pencil colour switches}. Regular blizzard in the afternoon. Walter took two quarters of beef and some chopping to Floradale and got stuck in the snow several times coming home

Wed 21

Clear and cold. Walter's father brought 4 pigs which they intend to butcher tomorrow.

Thur 22

Clear and cold. Beautiful day. We butchered grandpa's pig today. Mr. & Mrs. Jno. Maurer, Edith and Roy were here. Enoch Snider helped till dinner time.

Fri 23

Cold east wind. Storming again. Walter's father came up here this morning and they stuffed the summer sausage. Walter killed a beef for Louis Miller's in the afternoon.

Sat 24

Cold. Walter and Enoch Snider went up to Alma in the after-noon.

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Jan 1920 Sun 25

Clear and very cold. Walter was locked in the silo for about two hours until Ella came to the rescue. We spent the day at home.

Mon 26

Grey measly day. Cold east wind. Walter & Ella did the washing this morning. {In a different colour pencil}: After dinner Walter went to visit Josiah Brubacher at Balsam Grove. Our callers were George Maltusch, Sam Bird, and Emerson K.

Tues 27

Somewhat milder. Walter went to Frank Shantz's sale near Waterloo and Carl Fritz and Sam Spies.

Wed 28

Clear and very cold. Walter took Vernon to school this morning and fetched him this evening. Jno N. Miller's and Noah Miller's have the influenza.

Thur 29

Not quite so cold. Walter took a load of chopping to Floradale in the morning and in the afternoon he went to the swamp with Enoch & Geo. Snider

Fri 30

Beautiful sunny day. Walter took 4 pigs to Alma. Pigs were 18.60 a cwt.

Sat 31

Coldest day so far. Clear. Walter was home all day and Enoch brought our bread and groceries. Mrs Jno. Umbach sale at Elmira. 28 below zero.

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Feb 1920 Sun 1

Clear and cold. Mr. & Mrs. Sam Bird and little Norma were here for tea.

Mon 2

Beautiful day. Not so cold. Walter killed a beef towards evening. Albert Reist and Charlie Miller were here in the afternoon and Lincoln Edler after supper.

Tues 3

Not quite as mild as yesterday. Raw east wind blowing. Walter got a load of turnips ready and took them to Elmira after dinner. Turnips are 56 1/2 ¢.

Wed 4

Cold east wind. Walter took a quarter of beef to ALma also King up to Tom Moore. He got $190 for him. {Irvin} Hoffer tried to fix the wind mill and was here for dinner. The school at Creekbank is closed until further notice.

Thur 5

Cold east wind. Washed this morning. Emerson was here for dinner, brought Charlie and took Johnnie home. Walter took a quarter of beef to Alma and John N. Miller fetched one here.

Fri 6

Clear. Cold east wind. Walter went to Elmira in the morning and to Henry Zeigler's in the afternoon. He took Blossom's calf for which he got $45. Elmo King was here today.

Sat 7

Snowing today. Walter was at home all day and had no callers. Consequently he was as touchy as a bed bug.

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Feb 1920 Sun 8

Snowed all day. Maurer's spent the day at home.

Mon 9

Snowed all day, Walter went to Elmira Fair and sold 6 little pigs. Charles Hilliard came up here today and stayed for the night.

Tues 10

Snowing. This morning Walter & Charlie went up to Geo Snider's and Charlie bought a young bull from him. Charlie went home after dinner and Walter went to Hugh Campbell's sale.

Wed 11

Snowed some. Nick & Irvin Hoffer were here this after-noon and fixed the wind mill. Joe Stange and Israel Good also called on Walter.

Thur 12

Snowing. Walter and Enoch Snider went to Elmira this after-noon.

Fri 13

Snowing again. Israel Good and Harvey Reger were here and Walter sold them Nettie, the black driver. Louis Miller and Aaron K. Snyder were here in the afternoon.

Sat 14

Mild. Started to snow at noon. Walter and Enoch left in the morning and took a bull down to Chas. Hilliard's. They had dinner there & brought us some Valentines, Arthur Schmeld died today.

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Feb 1920 Sun 15

Terrible storm. Our stove pipes were burning this morning and Enoch came down to help clean them out.

Mon 16

Stormy & cold. Walter butchered Blossom this morning and Enoch helped him and was here for dinner. Walter took the beef to Israel Good's, Henry Zeigler's, David Frey's and Emanuel Bowman's.

Tues 17

Milder snowing. Walter and Ella did the washing this morning and in the afternoon Walter went up to Enoch Snider's to help fix the pump.

Wed 18

Clear and cold. Lovely day. Walter killed a pig for Enoch Snider's in the after-noon. Walter's callers were Nick Hoffer, Louis Miller., Albert Reist and Irvin Snider. Jacob King spent the evening here.

Thurs 19

Clear and cold. Walter killed a beef in the morning and took two quarters and some chopping to Floradale in the afternoon. Walter's callers were Enoch Snider and Milton Snider.

Fri 20

Cold. Walter went to Alma this morning and in the afternoon he went to see Josiah Brubacher and brought a ton of shorts from Elmira.

Sat 21

Lovely sunny day. Enoch Snider was sick this morning so Walter cleaned his stable and did his own chores in the afternoon also killed and skinned a horse. Louis and Charlie Miller were here today.

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Feb 1920 Sun 22

Beautiful day. Walter, Ella and Vernon were at church this afternoon. Henry Schmidt and Grace Freeman were buried today.

Mon 23

Snowing all day. Walter left this morning, took Charlie Miller along and took Susan the black cow down to St Jacobs for Edgar Eby, went over to Conestoga, had dinner at Isaac's and sold Pet to C. Miller.

Tues 24

Snowing and storming. Walter butchered 3 pigs at Edmund Schwindt's. Ella did her washing and ironing today.

Wed 25

Clear, very cold and stormy. Walter & his father went to Alma & after dinner Walter went to Josiah Brubacher's and brought him the horse Charlie for $35. Mr. Maurer was here for dinner. Mrs. Louis Miller spent the afternoon with Ella.

Thurs 26

Very cold and stormy. Walter butchered 2 pigs for Louis Miller's. Fri 27 Walter saw a crow in the orchard today.

Fri 27

Cold & stormy. Lincoln Weaver was here for dinner and he and Walter went to Budgeon's sale and Walter bought 4 pigs., 2 calves and a wagon box. Callers were Louis Miller, Nick & Irvin Hoffer and Max Bierman.

Sat 28

Snowed all day. Walter and Vernon went up to Budgeon's and got the stuff Walter bought at the sale. In the afternoon Walter took Pet to Conestoga.

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Feb 1920 Sun 29

Clear and very cold. Walter, Ella & Vernon were at church in the morning. Mr. Lee, a temperance speaker from Toronto gave an address. We were at Ab. Mighton's in the afternoon.

Mon 1 March

Clear and cold. Walter went to Ab. Mighton's after dinner and killed a beef when he got back. His callers were Leon Wagner, Jack Nelson & Alex Nelson.

Tues 2

Clear and cold. Lincoln's moved up to their farm today and we were there in the afternoon and helped to straighten up things.

Wed 3

Somewhat milder although it is still cold. Walter took some beef to Alma in the morning and he and Mr. King were working on the road all afternoon. His callers were Ben Miller and Leon Wagner.

Thur 4

Mild. Raw east wind. Walter got a load of turnips ready in the morning and took it to Elmira in the afternoon. Mrs. Haffer and Alice spent the afternoon with Ella.

Fri 5

Cold and very stormy.

Sat 6

Cold & stormy. Walter was up at Ed. Stickney's in the morning and took a load of chopping over to Floradale in the afternoon.

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March, 1920 Sun 7

Cold and stormy. Walter, Ella & Vernon were at Sim. Weaver's for dinner and the afternoon

Mon 8

Cold and stormy. Walter went to Flora-dale to get his chop this morning and to Eber. Stickney's sale in the afternoon. Vernon has a bad cold.

Tues 9

Quite mild. Fine day. Walter was at Herman's sale near Goldstone. {Char.} Hilliard came up today.

Wed 10

Quite mild. Mrs. Jac. Spies and Edith Spies, Edna, Mildred & Willard were here in the afternoon. Mildred had convulsions. Walter took a load of turnips to Elmira in the morning and he & Charlie went to {entry goes onto Thursdays section} Floradale Farmer's Club in the evening.

Thur 11

Mild and sloppy. Charlie went home this morning. Walter worked on the road for 4 1/2 hours in the afternoon.

Fri 12

Rained last night. Mild & misty. Walter & Enoch tried to go to Elmira but had to turn around and come back as the roads are impassable.

Sat 13

Cold & stormy. Walter went to Elmira in the morning and got home at 6 oclock.

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March, 1920 Sun 14

Clear & cold. Cold wind blowing. Mr. & Mrs. Jacob King and Mrs. Jackson were here for tea.

Mon 15

Milder. Raw east wind blowing. Maurer's butchered two black pigs today. Mrs. Louis Miller helped Ella and Enoch Snider helped a little in the morning and Jacob King in the afternoon.

Tues 16

Clear & windy. Walter took some chopping to Louis Miller's in the morning and after dinner he went to Floradale. Earl and Wesley Miller were cutting wood today.

Wed 17

Snowing & storming. Lincoln Edler & Melvin Snider were here all day and Walter butchered a 600 lb pig for them. Wesley & Earl Miller were cutting wood all day.

Thur 18

Beautiful day. Walter took some pork and sausage to Alma in the morning and entertained Sam Spies in the barn all afternoon. Edith Spies spent the afternoon with Ella. Earl and Wesley Miller were cutting wood.

Fri 19

Cold and windy. Snowstorm. Walter took a load of pig to Alma for Enoch Snider. Our stove smoked so we had to let the fire go out in the kitchen stove.

Sat 20

Snowing & storming in the morning. Cleared up by noon. Walter & Enoch went to Waterloo with the early train and got back in the afternoon. Walter had two teeth filled and Enoch went to see Dr. Noecker about his eye.

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March 1920 Sun 21

Beautiful spring day. Walter, Ella and Vernon were at Woolwich church in the afternoon and Edna Lincoln and the children were there and came in here for their supper. We drove to church with the buggy.

Mon 22

Beautiful spring day. Walter helped Ella with the washing in the morning and went to Floradale in the afternoon. The robins, blackbirds, and {hildiers} came back today.

Tues 23

Beautiful spring day. Ella saw a blue bird today and heard a meadowlark. Walter was at Louis Miller's in the morning and after dinner he went down to his father's place and they drove all over the country looking for horses.

Wed 24

Beautiful spring day. Walter did his chores in the morning and plowed on the road for two hours. Heard some song - sparrows singing today.

Thurs 25

Mild and cloudy at times. Jacob King was over in the morning and they stuffed the summer sausages. Walter fetched a load of oats at Alma in the afternoon.

Fri 26

Cloudy & windy. Walter got a load of oats at Alma in the morning and went to Alma again in the afternoon. His callers were Sim Weaver, Louis Miller, Tom Moore, George Bender, Allen Wagner, Emerson Krauter,. Edith Spies spent the afternoon here.

Sat 27

Cold snow and stormy. Walter went to Floradale in the morning and worked in the stables all afternoon.

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March 1920 Sun 28

Clear with cold wind blowing. We were to Woolwich church today and spent the rest of the day at home. Walter was carrying water out of the stables and root cellar all afternoon.

Mon 29

Thunderstorms last night. Cold & drizzly today. Walter helped to bail syrup at Enoch Snider's today and Ella and Vernon were there for supper too.

Tues 30

Clear and windy. Walter took a load of chopping to Louis Miller in the morning.

Wed 31

Lovely day. Started to rain around {5} p.m. Walter bought a black mare from Mr. Nesbitt. and brought her home this morning. Her name is Belle. Sam Bird called on Walter. Ella saw two pewees today.

Thur 1 April

Cloudy and mild. Walter helped to cut wood in King's bush this afternoon. Rained a little this afternoon.

Fri 2

Rained nearly all day. Walter helped to cut wood at Norman King's this afternoon.

Sat 3

Very windy & cold. Walty went to Floradale in the morning. Bert, Pearl and Beulah came up here in the afternoon.

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April 1920 Sun 4

Cold and stormy. Easter Sunday. We all went to Woolwich church in the afternoon and we couldn't go to King's in the evening. Walter was stubborn.

Mon 5

Cold and stormy. Walter & Bert went to King's this morning and did some chopping in the afternoon.

Tues 6

Cold. Bert, Pearl and Beulah went home this morning. Walter took a steer to Elmira after dinner.

Wed 7

Cold and snowing. {in a lighter pencil} Quite a snow storm in the afternoon. Walter was hauling wood from the bush today.

Thurs 8

Cold and stormy. Walter hauled wood from the bush today. Lincoln fetched a load of sweet clover here.

Fri 9

Clear and cold. Walter was hauling wood. His callers were - Hy. Atkinson, Louis Miller and Hy. {Grose}, Isaac Martin and Jack Nelson were here after supper and Walter sold I. Martin the {pacer} for $50.

Sat 10

Cold. Walter spent the forenoon at King's and Snider's did the chores after dinner and called at Pete Roy's and L. Edler's. His callers were Earl Miller, Harvey Schmidt and Wilkie Campbell.

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April 1920 Sun 11

Snowed all day. Very slushy and disagreeable weather. We went to Woolwich church in the morning and to Lincoln Weaver's for supper.

Mon 12

Snowed all day. Walter went to Elmira in the morning and got back at {11} p.m.

Tues 13

Cold & stormy. Walter was at home all day. Mr. J King was here for dinner and Carl, Fritz and Albert Reist called on Walter in the after-noon.

Wed 14

Cold and windy. Walter called at King's and Snider's and spent the afternoon at Wagners. His callers were Eph. Reist and Curry Bosomworth.

Thurs 15

Fair in the morning. Started to rain in the afternoon. Walter drove up to Lebanon to fetch the new hired man, Garb Jackson. Father and Mother Krauter came up here in the afternoon. Ella cleaned two rooms upstairs.

Fri 16

Lovely day. The ground was covered with snow this morning. Father and Mother went home after dinner. Walter went down to {Jno} Horst's in the afternoon.

Sat 17

Lovely day. Walter, Ella and Vernon were at Elmira in the after noon. Edward Leslie Garbutt Jackson worked in the bush.

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April 1920 Sun 18

Lovely spring weather. We went to Woolwich church in the afternoon and Edna, Lincoln Willard and Mildred were here for tea.

Mon 19

Beautiful day. Walter took a load of hide, done, etc. to Elmira in the after noon. Ella finished cleaning the upstairs and sowed some lettuce seed in the garden.

Tues 20

Cloudy. Raw east wind blowing. Walter took a load of chopping to Floradale after dinner. Ella and Vernon were over at King's after supper for some taffy and Garbutt went over to Enoch's.

Wed 21

Rained all fore noon. Very windy in the afternoon. Walter went to Alma and Elmira in the morning and to Alma again in the evening. Paul Wacholtz of Saskatchewan was here for supper.

Thur 22

Cool and windy. Several severe thunderstorms in the evening. Walter helped Ella with the washing in the morning and they were cleaning seed grain in the afternoon.

Fri 23

Miserable gloomy day. Rain & windy. Aaron Martin visited Walter in the morning and after dinner Walter went to a sale above Alma with Jno. N. Miller.

Sat 24

Windy and cool. The men were clean-ing seed grain in the morning and Walter went to Elmira after dinner.

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April 1920 Sun 25

Fair. Lincoln's came down here in the morning and we all went down to Grandpa Krauter's and had a nice time. Walter had the car out for the first time today.

Mon 26

Cold and windy. Garbutt helped Ella with the washing and Walter took a load of chopping over to Floradale in the morning. Walter dug a bed in the garden and Ella raked it. Garb was cultivating in the afternoon.

Tues 27

Rain and misty all day. Walter called at King's and Snider's in the morning and had his dinner at Lincoln's. Geo. {Mogh} was here for supper.

Wed 28

Dreary miserable gloomy day. Walter went to Elmira for some potatoes in the morning. They were chopping for awhile in the afternoon and broke the crankshaft on the car.

Thur 29

Raining snowing and blowing. Walter and Ella were mending grain bags all afternoon.

Fri 30

Cloudy and milder. Walter & Garb took six fat pigs and the car to Elmira this morning. Walter started sowing in the field beside the house & Garb was harrowing. Ella raked the yard today.

Sat 1 May

Cold & windy. In the afternoon Walter was sowing and Garb was cultivating. Albert Reist and Addison Reist called on Walter.

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May 1920 Sun 2

Cloudy and cold. Walter Ella and Vernon went to Woolwich church this morning. Joe Lawson, Mr. & Mrs. Jns. Maurer and Miriam Maurer were our visitors today. There was a total eclipse of the moon tonight.

Mon 3

Cloudy. Cold wind blowing. Walter was sowing all day (when he wasn't talking with the neighbors) Ella planted her onions today.

Tues 4

Lovely day. Walter was sowing and Ella did her washing, dug a piece in the garden and planted peas. Walter's callers were Pete Roy, Mr. Beckner and Geo. Snider

Wed 5

Beautiful day. Walter fetched 9 pigs at Beckner's this morning and was sowing in the afternoon. Ella planted beets, carrots, lettuce and radishes today also planted some early potatoes. Walter & Garb were at Floradale Farmer's Club.

Thur 6

Grand weather. Walter and Garbutt were sowing, cultivating and harrowing. Ella dug the flowerbeds and sowed some flower seed.

Fri 7

Beautiful day. Walter and Garbutt were seeding. The children had Arbor Day at school and after they had every thing cleaned up they went to the woods for a picnic.

Sat 8

Cool and clear. Walter & Garbutt were sowing & harrowing. Vernon went to the swamp with Geo Snider. Geo {Mogk} called on as after supper.

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May 1920 Sun 9

Clear. Cold wind blowing. We had a Mother's Day programme at Woolwich church today. Garbutt went to Drayton today with Joe Lawson.

Mon 10

Cloudy and cold. ^ and rain Walter went to Elmira this morning and Geo. Mogk. and Enoch Snider went with him. He had a sick headache in the afternoon. Hy. {Grosg} was here after supper

Tues 11

Very cool. Walter was seeding all day. After supper he and Garbutt went to Knig's, Snider's, and Weaver's.

Wed 12

Warmer. Walter was plowing in the morning and sowing clover seed in the afternoon. Garbutt was harrowing all day. Alice Hoffer was here in the afternoon.

Thur 13

Cloudy and cold. Walter was plowing and Garbutt was harrowing and picking stones. Ella cleaned the parlor and dining room. Addison Reist was here after supper.

Fri 14

Clear, cold and windy. Walter was plowing and Garbutt was rolling. Joe Lawson was here after supper.

Sat 15

Lovely day. ^ Quite cool. Walter & Garbutt were plowing, disking, and harrowing. Geo. Mogk. was our caller this evening.

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May 1920 Sun 16

Loveliest day so far this spring. Walter Ella and Vernon went down to Hilliards and spent the day there. We went to the Methodist church at Conestogo in the afternoon. Joe Lawson and Cecil Jackson visited Garbutt.

Mon 17

Cloudy & warm. Walter finished seeding today. Ella varnished the linoleum in the dining room today

Tues 18

Drizzly & mild. Walter was hauling manure all day. Ella cleaned her bedroom and straightened up the dining room & parlor.

Wed 19

Cloudy and warm. The men were hauling manure today. Ella did her wash-ing. Jno. Wagner called on Walter & Garbutt went to Floradale after supper.

Thur 20

{Illegible} warm. Walter was hauling manure in the morning and fixing fence after dinner. Walter, Ella and Vernon went to a surprise party at Adolph Thurs.

Fri 21

Walter & Garbutt were hauling manure.

Sat 22

Beautiful day. Ella and Vernon went to Kitchener today via G. T. R. had dinner & supper at Edith's and went to Hilliard's for the night.

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May 1920 Sun 23

Cloudy & sultry. Ella & Vernon went to church with Charlie's and to Peter Musschman's for supper {in a different colour pencil} Walter had dinner and supper at Geo. Sniders and Garbutt went to Lebanon.

Mon 24

Cloudy & cool. We all went fishing at Martin's Grove in the afternoon.

Tues 25

Beautiful day. Charlie took Ella and Vernon down to Waterloo this afternoon and they came homes with the evening train.

Wed 26

Lovely weather. Walter & Garbutt were plowing all day and Ella worked in the garden and planted cucumbers, musk melons and beans.

Thur 27

Quite warm. Walter & Garbutt were plowing and Ella planted corn and potatoes. Walter went to Pete Roy's after supper and bought a cow from him.

Fri 28

Clear and cool. The men were plowing all day. Mr. J. King helped to plow in the afternoon.

Sat 29

Clear and warm. Benj. Lichty's man planted our corn today. Ella went to Elmira with King's after supper.

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May 1920 Sun 30

Beautiful day. Walter, Ella & Vernon were at Woolwich S. S. {Sunay School} and church in the morning and we were at Will King's for tea. Garbutt went to Lebanon today.

Mon 31

Very warm. Ella cut the potatoes and Walter planted them. Garbutt was plowing.

Tues 1 June

Very warm. Walter & Ella did the washing in the morning, left home after dinner went to Kitchener and Waterloo, called at Hilliards and arrived home at 8.40 pm. Vernon had supper at Enoch Sniders.

Wed 2

Cloudy and hot. Walter & Garbutt were plowing all day. Walter's callers were Geo. Mogk, Geo. Edler and Albert Reist.

Thur 3

Windy clear and cool. The men plowed up till 3 pm and then started making fence around the pasture field.

Fri 4

Windy and cool. The men were making fence all day.

Sat 5

Leon Wagner and Philip Bonn put a new chimney on the kitchen and were here for dinner. Rained in the afternoon. Jacob King was here after supper.

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June 1920 Sun 6

Beautiful day. We put the young cattle out today and one of the calves broke it's two front feet. We went up to Grandpa Krauter's for dinner and supper.

Mon 7

Fair. Walter went to Elmira in the morning and again in the after-noon. Joe Boegel was here for dinner. Ella was hoeing in the garden and transplanted some cabbage.

Tues 8

Lovely day. The men were plowing down at the Brubacher place. Walter's callers were Albert Reist, Lincoln and Geo. Edler and Solomon Lichty.

Wed 9

Warm. Walter & Garbutt worked on the Brubacher place to day and sowed the turnips there.

Thur 10

Very hot. Walter helped to press hay at King's in the forenoon. Mr & Mrs. Isaac Holle and Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Delion were here after supper. Garbutt went to League and {Goshen} tonight.

Fri 11

Very hot. Walter was carting around ^on the road nearly all day looking for a tongue for the roller. He killed a beef for the beef ring after supper.

Sat 12

Very warm. Walter went to Elmira in the afternoon. We had a nice shower of rain at night.

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June 1920 Sun 13

Lovely day. Quite warm. Mr & Mrs. Chas. Hilliard ^ Vera and Ella were here today. Walter & Garb. went to Woolwhich church in the morning. Annie & Irvin Snider were here after supper.

Mon 14

Very hot. Walter & Garb were working in the turnip field. Walter, Ella, Mr. & Mrs. Enoch Snider went down to Hy. Israel's after supper and Walter bought a grey horse from him.

Tues 15

Very hot. Started to rain after supper. Walter sowed the turnips today and Garbutt was picking stones.

Wed 16

Sprinkled nearly all day. Walter & Garb. went down to Isreal's near Elmira and fetched the grey mare Walter bought the other night.

Thur 17

Lovely day. The men were making fence around the orchard and Ella was hoeing in the garden

Fri 18

Nice and cool. The men were making fence in the morning and helped to fill up the bridge in the afternoon

Sat 19

Clear and warm. Sim Weaver and Lincoln Weaver's called on us after supper.

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June 1920 Sun 20

Cool and windy. The following people were here for dinner - Mother, Father & Emerson, Mr.& Mrs. Menno Brubacher, Walter & Curtis Art Klinck, Mrs. Huehnergard, Mrs Dill and Mrs. Brumbach. We all went up to Lincoln's for supper.

Mon 21

Cool and drizzly all day. Walter, Ella & Vernon went to Floradale & Elmira in the after noon.

Tues 22

Cold and drizzly. Walter spent the forenoon at Enoch Snider's and took a load of chopping to Floradale in the afternoon.

Wed 23

Lovely day. Good shower of rain around 6.30 p.m. Ella and Vernon were picking strawberries this afternoon in Schwindt's bush.

Thur 24

Grand weather. Maurer's and Weaver's attended the wedding of Emerson J. Krauter and Addie Otterbein at Heidelberg today and had a good time

Fri 25

Beautiful day. Walter sowed his buckwheat this morning and was scuffling corn in the afternoon.

Sat 26

Clear and warm. Walter was cultivating corn and Garbutt was hoeing.

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June 1920 Sun 27

Quite warm. Walter & Vernon went to Woolwhich church this morning. Edna Lincoln and the children were here for dinner and we all went to Grandpa Maurer's for tea. Garbutt went to Drayton with Joe Lawson.

Mon 28

Very warm. The men were hoeing corn and Ella was picking strawberries in Lou Miller's bush in the afternoon.

Tues 29

Clear and warm with occasional showers. The men were hoeing corn all day. Geo. Mogk and Jacob King called on us after supper.

Wed 30

Lovely and breezy. The men were hoeing and cultivating corn. Garbutt went to Goshen Strawberry Social in the evening.

Thur July 1

Fair with a few sprinkles of rain in the afternoon. The men worked in the corn field all day. We all went to the Methodist Garden Party at Alma in the evening.

Fri 2

Rained last night. Quite warm. Walter finished cultivating the corn today. His callers were Aubrey Lawson and Harvey Schmidt.

Sat 3

Thunderstorms and rain last night. Lovely day although rather windy. Ella. Walter & Vernon went to Elmira in the afternoon.

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July 1920 Sun 4

Very cool wind blowing. We took Lincoln's along and went to Grandpa Krauter's today. We also attended church & S. School at Heidelberg in the morning.

Mon 5

Beautiful day. Walter & Garbutt helped to saw wood at Enoch's in the forenoon and were hoeing turnips on the B. place in the after-noon. Edna had her tonsils & adenoids removed today by Drs. McQuibbons & Hagameier.

Tues 6

Cloudy and windy. The men finished hoeing turnips on the B place. We all went up to Lincoln's after supper to see how Edna was getting along.

Wed 7

Drizzly all day. Walter went to Glen-allen in the morning with Ottis & Noah Miller and bought 2 head of cattle and went up with the wagon in the afternoon and fetched them.

Thur 8

Clear in the morning. Thunderstorms and rain in the afternoon. Walter went to Heidelberg and fetched home a beef and got back around ten oclock.

Fri 9

Warm & cloudy. Some showers. Walter fetched some buckwheat at Enoch's. Annie and Eva Snider spent the afternoon here.

Sat 10

Fair. The men were hoeing turnips all day. Walter went to Floradale after supper.

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July 1920 Sun 11

Clear and fair. We all went to church in the morning. Our visitors were- Geo. Mogk. Aubrey and Joe Lawson. Mr. & Mrs. Norman King, Blanche and Phyllis and Gertrude Snyder. Started to rain after supper.

Mon 12

Rained all forenoon but cleared up by noon. Walter was chopping nearly all day and cut some grass towards evening. Annie Snider was here and got some currants.

Tues 13

Rained for awhile around six oclock. {In a different colour pencil} Rev & Mrs. Brown called on us this afternoon. {back to previous pencil colour} Mr. & Mrs. Norman King were here after supper. Walter was cutting grass today.

Wed 14

Rained all forenoon. Cleared up after dinner. The men were hoeing turnips. Edna, Willard and Mildred spent the afternoon here and stayed for tea.

Thur 15

Clear and windy. Rev. & Mrs. M. L. Wing of St Jacobs and Ted and Jack Wing of Owen Sound visited us today. The men put in 6 loads of hay today. Walter went to Enoch's to sharpen the mower sickle and stayed for tea.

Fri 16

Lovely day. The men put in 1 load of hay this afternoon.

Sat 17

Clear and warm. {in a different pencil} The men in 3 loads of hay. Walter cut another piece and Garbutt was raking.

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July 1920 Sun 18

Cloudy. We had a few good showers of rain today. We went to Woolwhich church in the afternoon and down to Louis Miller's for a while after supper.

Mon 19

Drizzly in the morning. Cleaned up after dinner. Walter was up to Enoch's in the morning and they were hoeing turnips in the afternoon. Charles and Bert Hilliard were here for supper.

Tues 20

Beautiful day. Walter was cutting grass in the forenoon & Garbutt was raking. They put in 5 loads of hay in the afternoon. Ella finished hoeing the turnips. Herb Mewhinney was here and bought 4 pigs from Walter.

Wed 21

Lovely day. Ella did her washing in the morning and hoed in the gardens. The men put in 5 loads of hay today. Walter cut some more and Garbutt was raking.

Thur 22

Lovely day. The men put in 7 loads of hay today. Vernon went to practice after supper. Sam Bird and Frank were here in the evening.

Fri 23

Rain. Severe thunder and rainstorms in the afternoon. Father and Mother Krauter were here for supper.

Sat 24

Rained in the morning. Cleared up after dinner. Walter spent the day in Elmira. Hy. Heigel bought the black mare from Walter for $220

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July 1920 Sun 25

Lovely day. We went down to Charles Hilliard's today and Ella Hilliard and Thelma Scheifele came home with us. We all went to Woolwich Children's Day in the evening.

Mon 26

Lovely day. The men put in 1 load of hay today. Mrs. King was here this afternoon and got some gooseberries.

Tues 27

Lovely day. The men put in 2 loads of hay in the morning and Walter went to Schedewitz's sale in the afternoon. Ella, Thelma and Vernon called at King's in the afternoon. Mr. Abe Weaver of St. Jacobs was here for supper.

Wed 28

Quite warm. Mr & Mrs Sender & Jno. Stahlbaum helped today and they put in 9 loads of hay {very faint, possibly erased.}

Thur 29

Cloudy in the morning. Thunderstorms and rain in the after noon. Walter cut the grass on Mogk's place and they put in the rest of the rakings today. {In a different colour pencil} Mr. & Mrs. Ed. Bingeman, Mr. & Mrs. Chas. Hilliard were here for supper and took Ella & Thelma home with them.

Fri 30

Fair and warm. Walter fetched 3 head of cattle at Schedewitz's in the morning and we all went to the Sunday school picnic in Ben Miller's bush in the afternoon.

Sat 31

Sprinkled in the morning. The men put in 3 loads of hay in the afternoon off Moogk's field. Garbutt went up home tonight.

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August 1920 Sun 1

Very cool. Walter, Ella and Vernon went to Woolwich church in the afternoon. Louis Miller is sick in bed with pleurisy and pneumonia.

Mon 2

Cool and sprinkled nearly all day. The men finished haying and brought 2 loads from Mogk's. Mrs King and Mrs. Geo. Snider called on Ella in the afternoon.

Tues 3

Clear and warm. Walter was chopping and Garb was scuffling. We went down to Charlie's after supper and Mrs. Hilliard came up with us to make my dress.

Wed 4

Lovely and breezy. Walter took Enoch Snider's and family out to North Easthope to a SUnday school picnic.

Thur 5

Warm. Edmund Schwindts baby died last night. Louis Miller is very sick and there are slight hopes for his recovery.

Fri 6

Hot and sultry. We took Mrs. Hilliard home this morning and Ella took sick on the way home.

Sat 7

Very hot. Ella spent most of the day in bed and felt blooming tough. Edmund Schwindts baby was buried today.

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August 1920 Sun 8

Very warm. The doctor was here and gave Ella orders to stay in bed for a week. Mother came up this afternoon. Ella's callers were Mr. & Mrs. Jno Miller, Mrs. Jacob King

Mon 9

Drizzly all day. Mother was picking beans, berries and peas today. Walter went to the Elmira Fair in the morning and to Moorefield in the afternoon.

Tues 10

Mother did the washing today and Walter started cutting grain.

Wed 11

Walter was cutting grain and Garbutt was stooking.

Thur 12

Lawrence Doering late of Capetown South Africa arrived today to help us through harvest. Mrs. Enoch Snider and Mrs. Ben Miller called on Ella today.

Fri 13

The men are cutting grain. Ruth & Ruby Schwindt called on Ella after supper.

Sat 14

Annie Snider was here this afternoon. Walter & Garbutt went to Elmira after supper.

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August 1920 Sun 15

Very warm. Our callers were Rachel and Marion Martin, Mr. & Mrs. Sam Bird, Mr. & Mrs. Otto Miller, Mr & Mrs Chas. Hilliard, Bert, Pearl, Beulah, Vera and Ella Hilliard.

Mon 16

Walter took cutting grain and they hauled in 3 loads. Mother did the washing and ironing.

Tues 17

Walter took Mother home this morning and brought Mary Becker along to help Ella for a week. They brought in 1 load of grain and were cutting the rest of the day.

Wed 18

Lovely day. Walter was cutting and Lawrence and Garbutt were Stooking.

Thur 19

Breezy. The men finished cutting and stooking today.

Fri 20

Warm. The men put in 1 load of grain today. Walter went to Alma in the afternoon. His callers were - Josiah Brubacker, Alex McDougall and Addison Miller.

Sat 21

Hot. Rained in the afternoon. The men put in 3 loads of grain today. Garbutt helped to thresh at Ben Miller's in the forenoon. Walter, Garbutt & Lawrence went to Elmira after supper.

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August 1920 Sun 22

Beautiful day. Quite cool. Our visitors were - Emerson and Addie, Edna Lincoln, Mildred and Willard Weaver, and Mr. & Mrs. John Maurer,

Mon 23

Lovely day. The men put in 6 loads of grain today.

Tues 24

Lovely day. The men put in 10 loads of grain today.

Wed 25

Quite warm. The men put in 12 loads of grain today.

Thur 26

Cloudy and dull. The men put in 11 loads of grain today.

Fri 27

The men finished harvesting today and put in 11 loads of grain today.

Sat 28

Rained in the morning. Garbutt Mary Walter and Vernon went to Elmira in the afternoon. Lawrence went to the Arthur Horse Races with four of his friends.

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August 1920 Sun 29

We all went to Woolwich church in the morning and to Lincoln's for dinner and supper and to SIm Weaver's after supper. Joe Lawson spent the day with Garbutt.

Mon 30

Clear & windy. Garbutt was raking in the morning and they brought in 1 load. They were both helping to thresh at Jno N. Miller's in the afternoon.

Tues 31

Sprinkling in the morning. Ella and Mary did the washing and ironing today. Walter & Garbutt were helping to draw in grain at Albert Reist's.

Wed September 1

Beautiful day. The men were fixing fences in the morning and they were helping Albert Reist in the afternoon. The threshing machine moved in here after supper.

Thur 2

Lovely day. We threshed till dinner. The following men helped - Albert Reist, Addison Reist, Charlie Miller, Elmo King, Ezra {illegible}, Joe Lawson. Walter and Garb both helped to thresh at Albert Reist's in the afternoon.

Fri 3

Garb helped to thresh at Geo. Snider's barn in the morning and they both helped to thresh at Noah Miller's in the afternoon.

Sat 4

Walter and Garb both helped to thresh at Louis Miller's in the morning. We took Mary Becker home, after supper also called at Charlie Hilliards.

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September 1920 Sun 5

Cool. We took Lincoln Weaver's along and went up to Krauter's for the day. {In a different colour pencil} Garbutt went home today to help out his father

Mon 6

Walter finished raking. Annie and Eva Snider were here for the afternoon.

Tues 7

First day school after holiday. Walter helped to haul in at Addison Reist's.

Wed 8

Beautiful day. Walter helped all day at Addison Resit's.

Thur 9

Beautiful day. September weather. Started to rain at 4 pm. Walter was raking all forenoon and brought in the raking in the afternoon.

Fri 10

Walter took 7 fat pigs to Elmira and Garbutt came home with him.

Sat 11

Started to rain in the morning. Several severe thunder and rainstorms during the day.

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September 1920 Sun 12

Beautiful day. Our visitors were - Father Krauter, Mr. & Mrs. Chas. J. Hilliard, Pearl, Vera and Ella Hilliard. Pearl is going to stay for three weeks.

Mon 13

Walter took pigs to the Elmira Fair and sold them all. Ella and Pearl did the washing and some of the ironing. We all went down to Chas Hilliards after supper and Walter bought his grey team Polly and Maud.

Tues 14

Lovely day. We finished the ironing this morning. Walter & Garbutt went down to Schedewtz's place this afternoon and stooked the buckwheat.

Wed 15

Mother came down from Lincoln and boiled the soap today. Walter & Garbutt were plowing.

Thur 16

Walter took Mother up to Lincoln's this morning. They were plowing in the afternoon. Thomas Jackson of Lebanon was here for tea. Mr. & Mrs. Henry Ziegler, Erma & Beatrice Luella Lackner and Jacob King were here after supper.

Fri 17

Walter & Garbutt were plowing all day. Abraham Kravitz was here for dinner. Charlie came up around supper time and stayed for the night. Walter got in four horses today. Business is booming.

Sat 18

Lovely day. We took Lincoln along and all went to the Elmira Fair. We had supper at Art Klink's.

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September 1920 Sun 19

Clear and cool. We too Father & Mother Maurer along and went to Bridgeport to have dinner with Harold & Oric and over to Kitchener and had tea at Colson & Edith's. Called at the House of Refuge to see Sam also called at Frank's.

Mon 20

Cold and sprinkled nealry all day. The men were plowing. Enoch Snider and Joe Lawson called on us after supper.

Tues 21

The wimming did the ironing today. The men plowed in the morning and started to cut the buckwheat in the afternoon.

Wed 22

Lovely day. We took Miriam along to the School Fair at Conestogo and had a very good time. We all went over to Charlie's for supper.

Thur 23

Beautiful day. The men plowed in the morning and Walter finished cutting the buckwheat in the afternoon. Charles J. Hilliard was here for supper.

Fri 24

Very warm and sultry. The men were plowing all morning and fetched two loads of buckwheat in the afternoon.

Sat 25

Hot and close. The men were plowing in the morning and brought in the rest of the buckwheat on {Doerflia} place.

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September 1920 Sun 26

Very warm. Alice Hoffer spent the day here. Walter & Vernon went to Woolwich church this afternoon. We all went to Floradale Harvest Home Services in the evening. Garbutt spent the day in Stratford.

Mon 27

Thunder and rain storm in the afternoon. Walter spent the afternoon at King's and Snider's. Ella & Pearl did the washing and ironing.

Tues 28

Lovely day, Walter, Ella, Pearl and Vernon went to the School Fair at Parker Vernon got 1st prize for mixed bouquet and 8th prize for corn.

Wed 29

Cool and windy. Walter & Garbutt took in the Drayton Fair today.

Thur 30

Cold and cloudy. Garbutt helped to draw in buckwheat at Lou Miller's in the afternoon. Walter was plowing.

Fri 1 October

Snowing and storming something fierce all day. Charles Hilliard had his apple butter made at Floradale today and came over here for supper and the night Elmo King and Addison Reist called on Walter

Sat 2

Cold and dreary. Rained in the morning. Walter went to Elmira in the afternoon. Garbutt was plowing.

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Sun 3

Quite cool. Lincoln, Edna, Willard and Mildred were here for dinner. We all went down to Grandpa Maurer's for a while in the afternoon. Garbutt spent the day at Lebanon.

Mon 4

Clear and windy. Peter Schmehl was cutting corn here all day with his binder. Walter & Garb helped to cut corn at Edler's this afternoon.

Tues 5

Cloudy and windy. peter Schmehl was cutting corn all day. Walter & Garb helped at Edler's tell about 2:30 p.m.

Wed 6

Beautiful day. Peter Schmehl was cutting corn till noon. Henry Shants came here with his tractors this afternoon and was here for supper and the night. Walter & Garbutt picked up apples.

Thur 7

Grand day. We got our corn out into the silo today. The following people helped - Lincoln Edler, Albert Reist, Noah Miller, Charlie and Wesley Miller, Ezra Thurs, Melvin Allgeier, Frank Bird, Joe Lawson, Edmund Schwindt, Jac Spies helped after dinner

Fri 8

Beautiful day. Walter & Garbutt helped to cut corn at Noah Miller's till noon. Walter took 5 fat pigs to Elmira.

Sat 9

Lovely day. Walter & Garbutt were picking apples all day. After supper we all went to Elmira, bought Pearl a hat and had a real spree.

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October 1920 Sun 10

Lovely day. We all left after breakfast, called at Alex Lawson's at Glenallen and at Garbutt's father's place at Lebanon, had our tea at Will Aylestock's and arrived home at 9 p.m. We had a lovely trip.

Mon 11

Thunderstorms and rain all day. Walter went to Floradale this morning and had apple butter made. Jno. Horst fetched 15 crocks and Peter Schmehl 5 crocks.

Tues 12

Lovely day. The men were plowing all day. Ella & Pearl did the washing and ironing today.

Wed 13

Beautiful day. Pearl helped the men take out the potatoes today.

Thur 14

Lovely day. The men brought in 4 loads of buckwheat in the morning. Garbutt was plowing all afternoon and Walter went to Witter's sale. Mrs. Hoffer and Alice were here for some raspberry plants.

Fri 15

Walter killed a pig for Louis Miller's in the morning. Garbutt was plowing and the two of them were topping turnips in the afternoon.

Sat 16

Cloudy & cool. Garbutt was plowing and Walter was chopping. We took Pearl home after supper. 1 Season

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October 1920 Sun 17

The following people visited us today Mr. & Mrs Frank Hamel Margaret and Lorne, Mr. & Mrs. Colson Jefferson and Roy, Mr. & Mrs. Jno. Mets, Elvira, Mabel and Verta Metz. Garbutt went up home to his folk today.

Mon 18

We took Walter's father and Miriam along and went up to Clifford and attended the funeral of Wm Krueger. We had our dinner at Walter's uncle's Jake Maurer.

Tues 19

Warm and hazy. Walter took his hides to Elmira in the afternoon and Garbutt was plowing.

Wed 20

Beautiful day. Walter helped Ella with the washing this morning and Garb was plowing. In the afternoon they topped the turnips on the Brubacher place. Joe Lawson was here after supper.

Thur 21

Lovely day. The men were working at the turnips today. Geo. Mogk spent the evening here.

Fri 22

Beautiful warm day. The men worked at the turnips today. The beef ring steer got wild and ran away for them. Josiah Brubacher, Annie, Emanuel and {Enos} were here for supper.

Lovely day. The men finished the turnips here today. After supper Garb. took Pete (the Roy cow) down to Josiah Brubacher's and we all went to Elmira. 1 Sesson

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October 1920 Sun 24

Hazy and warm. Walter & Vernon went to Sunday school in the morning. After dinner we went up to Grandpa Krauter's. Cecil Jackson visited Garbutt today.

Mon 25

Lovely day. Walter & Garbutt fetched several loads of turnips at the Brubacher place. After supper our callers were Geo. Mogk, Arthur Craig and Julia Craig.

Tues 26

Dreary & drizzly. Garbutt helped Ella with the washing in the morning and plowed in the afternoon. Walter fetched 18 pigs at Sender's.

Wed 27

Cold and showers. Walter took some pigs to Grandpa Krauter's at Heidelberg. Garbutt was plowing all day.

Thur 28

Cold and windy. The men were plowing all day. We saw a large flock of wild geese flying south today.

Fri 29

Cold and stormy. The men were plowing all forenoon and brought up two loads of turnips in the afternoon.

Sat 30

Cloudy and cold. The men finished up the turnips today. Charles & Ida Hilliard, Vera and Ella Hilliard came up here before supper.

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October 1920 Sun 31

Foggy & drizzly. Walter went to church this morning. Charlie's were here all day and we had two ducks for dinner. Frank Bird and Charlie Miller were here for supper. Vernon's birthday. He is 8 years old.

Mon November 1

Rained all day. Garbutt helped Ella with the washing. Walter's birthday. He is 36 years old today.

Tues 2

Rained all day. The men were work-ing in the barn all day. Louis Miller called on Walter today. Election Day in the United States. Warren Harding, Republican is the new President.

Wed 3

Cloudy and cold. The men were plowing today.

Thur 4

Cloudy & cold. Walter & Garbutt were picking apples today. Walter put on the storm windows.

Fri 5

Cloudy & cold. Walter got some cider made at Floradale this morning and helped to thresh at Addison Reist's in the afternoon. Garb was plowing all day.

Sat 6

Fair. The men were plowing all day. Joe Lawson was here after supper. 1 Sesson

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November 1920 Sun 7

Cloudy, blue, drizzly day. Ella, Walter & Vernon went to Woolwich S. School & church in the after-noon. Garbutt and Joe went to Lebanon.

Mon 8

Clear & windy. Walter took a load of pigs to Elmira Monthly Fair.

Tues 9

Rained in the morning. Clear & windy. Garb helped Ella with the washing and was plowing in the afternoon. Walter took a load of chopping to Floradale.

Wed 10

Cold. Snow on the ground this morning. Walter, Ella, Miriam and Vernon went to Kitchener today. We had our dinner at Edith's and did some shopping in the afternoon. {in a different colour pencil} Garbutt helped to thresh at Enoch Snider's.

Thur 11

Cold & windy. Started to snow after supper. Garbutt helped to thresh at Enoch's all day and went to the Drayton Forol Supper at night. We had the beef ring meeting here tonight.

Fri 12

Snowing all day. Garbutt was helping up till dinner time at Enoch's. They plowed for awhile in the afternoon in all the storm.

Sat 13

Grey cloudy and cold. Walter went to Elmira in the morning. Our callers in the afternoon were Edmund Schwindt, Ruth & Ruby, Annie Snider and Lincoln Weaver. Garbutt helped at Jacob King's 3/4 day. 1 Sesson

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November 1920 Sun 14

Fair. Walter, Ella, Vernon, Lincoln, Edna, Willard and Mildred went up to Grandpa Krauter's today. They had a goose roast. Joe Lawson visited Garbutt today.

Mon 15

Cold. The following people called on us today - John Wagner, John Miller, Enoch Snider, Nick Hoffer, Louis and Charlie Miller and Mrs. Jake Spies.

Tues 16

Cold and cloudy. Walter helped to thresh at King's till 2 oclock. Garbutt was too sick to help so he walked up to Drayton instead. Our callers were Mr. & Mrs. Bob Atkinson and Ezra Thur.

Wed 17

Snowing and blowing all day. Walter paid Louis Miller's a short visit this morning. Our callers were - Nick Hoffer, Charlie Miller, and Aubrey Lawson.

Thur 18

Milder. Walter spent most of the fore-noon at Geo. Bohlender's and Lincoln's. His callers were - Jno. Stange and Israel Good and Geo. Mogk.

Fri 19

Quite mild. Walter butchered a sheep at Noah Miller's and stayed for dinner. Our callers were Geo. Mogk, Louis Miller, Lincoln Edler and Arthur Craig.

Sat 20

Rain snow and sleet. Garb's father Mr. Jackson and his sister May of Lebanon were here for dinner.

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November 1920 Sun 21

Raw misty dreary day. Walter & Vernon went to Woolwich church and Sunday school this afternoon.

Mon 22

Everything is covered with ice. Very misty. Walter & Enoch went to Kitchener today and Enoch was here for supper.

Tues 23

Mist, rain and snow. Walter helped Ella with the washing and went up to Lincoln's and stayed for dinner.

Wed 24

Snowing. Mild. Father & Mother Krauter came here before dinner. The threshing machine arrived here this evening and they had quite a picnic pulling it in the lane.

Thur 25

Still snowing and thawing. We threshed all day and these men helped - Ezra Thur, Elmo King, Joe Lawson, Addison Reist, Earl Miller and Jno. Woelfle.

Fri 26

Colder. We finished threshing at ten oclock. Walter helped to thresh at Reists in the afternoon. Father & Mother Krauter went up to Lincoln's after dinner.

Sat 27

Misty and dull. Walter helped to thresh at Albery Reists till about 3 oclock. Geo. Mogk. cleaned the stables and did up the chores for Walter.

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November 1920 Sun 28

Cloudy & dull. We were ay Louis Miller's for dinner and supper today.

Mon 29

Grey measly day. Walter helped to thresh at Jno. Miller's till noon and went to Floradale this afternoon.

Tues 30

Mild and dull. Walter helped Ella with the washing in the morning and plowed for Geo. Mogk in the afternoon. Miriam was here this afternoon.

Wed December 1

Mild misty and rain. Walter worked around the barn today. Our callers Emerson Stickney and Mrs. Ed. Bender.

Thur 2

Lovely day. First sunshine in 2 or 3 weeks. Walter helped to thresh at Noah Miller's this afternoon. Mrs. Enoch Snider and Eva were here this afternoon. We went to choir practice after supper.

Fri 3

Cloudy all morn-ing Lovely afternoon. Walter helped to thresh at Noah Miller's all day. Geo. Mogk did our chores.

Sat 4

Rained all day. Vernon went to practice in the after-noon.

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December 1920 Sun 5

Stormy. The following people were here for dinner - Emerson and Addie, Mary Otterbein, Will Kuhn and Geo. Mogk.

Mon 6

Cloudy and windy. Walter helped to thresh at Louis Miller's this afternoon.

Tues 7

Cloudy and windy. Walter helped to thresh at Louis Miller's till 2 oclock. Edna, Willard and Mildred spent the afternoon with Ella

Wed 8

Lovely day. Walter helped Ella with the washing. In the afternoon he took a steer down to Hans Wagner and fetched some geese at Rodger's. We were down to practice after supper.

Thur 9

Fair. Everything is covered with hoar frost today. Lincoln Edler spent the evening here

Fri 10

Quite mild. Walter was chopping all morning. His callers today were - Enoch Snider, Abe Detweiler and Aubrey Lawson. Snowed all forenoon

Sat 11

Mild and cloudy. Walter went to Elmira in the afternoon and Vernon went down to practice

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December 1920 Sun 12

Beautiful day. We left at 9 oclock called at Isaac Holle's at Conestogo and had dinner and supper at Charlie's. We arrived home at 10.15 p.m.

Mon 13

Grey. Misty mild day. Walter took 5 pigs to Elmira Monthly Fair and sold them had his dinner at Art. Klinck's and was at Albert Shantz's sale in the afternoon.

Tues 14

Heavy rain last night. Very windy. Walter helped to put up the barn doors at Lou Miller's after dinner. The wind had torn them down.

Wed 15

Snowstorm. Walter killed a steer for Enoch Snider in the morning. Leon Wagner and Irvin Hoffer fixed the windmill and were here for dinner. Walter's callers - Mr. Lyons, Jno. Stange and Aubrey Lawson.

Thur 16

Snowing. Walter took some coal down to his father's place in the afternoon. His callers were Enoch Snider and Carl Fritz.

Fri 17

Snowing. Walter helped to thresh his buckwheat at Schedewitz's place.

Sat 18

Snowing. Walter went to Elmira in the afternoon morning. His callers were - Pete Roy and Arthur Craig and Abe Detweiler.

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December 1920 Sun 19

Fair. We had two ducks for dinner and the following people were here - Mr. & Mrs. Oliver Schiefele, Thelma and Audrey, Mr. & Mrs. Jacob King and Mrs. Jackson

Mon 20

Beautiful winter day. Walter killed two pigs for Detweiler. Our callers were Pat Campbell, Mr. Brooks, Isaac Holle and Geo. Haynes. Ella went to practice tonight and had her first cutter ride.

Tues 21

Fine. Ella & Vernon went to Kitchener with Noah Miller's. Walter took some pigs to Alma for Mr. Lyons.

Wed 22

Raining all day. Walter went to Creekbank in the morning and to Elmira in the afternoon. He bought the farm from Mrs. Wagner today. We all went to practice after supper.

Thur 23

Very windy. Walter worked around the barn all day. Our callers were Enoch Snider and Nick Hoffer.

Fri 24

Snowstorm. Walter went to Creekbank in the afternoon. We all went to the Woolwich Christmas entertain-ment in the evening

Sat 25

Fair and cold. We took Lincoln's along and went to Grandpa Krauter's for Xmas dinner. We all went to Floradale entertainment in the evening

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December 1920 Sun 26

Stormy & cold. Maurer's spent the day, very quietly at home.

Mon 27

Milder & drizzly. Walter helped with the washing in the morning. Joe Hall called on him in the afternoon. Harvey & Lorne Reist visited Vernon today.

Tues 28

Cold. Snow flurries. Walter spent the afternoon at Detweiler's. His callers were - Geo. Mattush and Christ. Clemens.

Wed 29

Cold & stormy. Walter went to the School Meeting at No. 9 in the morning. Edward Bohlender called on him. Ella cleaned two ducks for New Years.

Thur 30

Mild. Snowing. We butchered a pig today. Lawrence Doering came up here today. Walter's callers were Joe Hell & Hy. Ziegler.

Fri 31

Lovely day. {pencil colour changes} Father & Mother Krauter came up here this afternoon. Walter took Lawrence to Elmira tonight.

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Ellamanda Krauter Maurer, “Ellamanda Krauter Maurer Diary & Transcription, 1920,” Rural Diary Archive, accessed April 23, 2021, https://ruraldiaries.lib.uoguelph.ca/transcribe/items/show/259.