Solomon A. Stein Diary, 1873-1924

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Solomon A. Stein Diary, 1873-1924

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Solomon A. Stein (1863-1919)
1873-1924 Diary
Transcribed by Mary Nicklas for the Tavistock & District Historical Society
Diary of Solomon A. Stein started in Canada when he was 10 years old
Page 1 January 1873
Thursday 16 It was raining all day that we could not do anything outside
Friday 17 It was poody cold and Father and my two uncles were chopping wood and I drawed with
my dog and fell on my knee and hurt myself.
Saturday 18 It was snowing and Father and William were drawing wood
Sunday 19 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 20 In the forenoon Father and William were chopping and Peter was drawing wood and in the
afternoon we had company
Tuesday 21 It was snowing and Father drawed 25 bushels of wheat to Tavistock and got $1.19
per bushel and in the after-noon they all three were chopping.
Wednesday 22 It was a nice day and they were chopping and drawing wood
Thursday 23 It was stormy day and Father and William were chopping and Peter was drawing wood
Friday 24 In the afternoon Peter and William were chopping wood
Saturday 25 It was a nice day and in the fore-noon they all three were chopping and in the after-noon
Wm. and Father were chopping and Peter was drawing wood
Sunday 26 In the forenoon it was snowing and in the afternoon it was nice and we were in S. School
Monday 27 It was a nice day and William & Father were chopping and Peter was drawing wood
Tuesday 28 It was a nice day and Will & Father were chopping and Peter drawed wood
Wednesday 29 It was a cold day and Will & Father were chopping and Peter drawed wood
Thursday 30 It was a cold day and Will & father were chopping & Peter drawed wood
Friday 31 It was a nice day and Will & Father were chopping and Peter was drawing wood
February 1873
Saturday 1 Father and Werner Stein went for boards for grandmother and Will & Peter chopped wood
Sunday 2 We were in Church and S. School
Monday 3 It was a nice day and in the fore-noon they all three were chopping and in the afternoon
Peter & Will were chopping and father was going to get some chop stuff made
Tuesday 4 It was a nice day and in the forenoon Father was going to help Wildfongs' to make chop
stuff and in the afternoon Will was chopping and Peter was drawing wood and Father was in
Tavistock
Wednesday 5 It was a nice day and Father and William were chopping and Peter was drawing wood
Thursday 6 Father fetched boards for grand mother and Peter and William were chopping wood
Friday 7 It was a nice day and they all did the same as the other day
Saturday 8 It was a nice day and Father was going to make chop stuff by Wildfongs and William was
chopping wood
Sunday 9 We were in Church and S. School
Monday 10 It was poody cold and Father and William were chopping and Peter was drawing wood
Tuesday 11 It was a nice day and Father and William were chopping and Peter was drawing wood
Wednesday 12 It was a nice day and Father and William were chopping and Peter was drawing wood
Thursday 13 It was poody cold and Father and William were chopping and Peter was drawing wood
Friday 14 It was a nice day and William was chopping and Peter was drawing wood and Father was in
Tavistock to get money for the wood
Saturday 15 It was a nice day and William was chopping and Father and Mother were in Woodstock and


Peter was lying in bed
Sunday 16 It was a nice day and were in Church and S. School
Page 2 February 1873
Monday 17 It was a nice day and Father and William were chopping and Peter was drawing wood
Tuesday 18 It was a hot day and Father was drawing sawlogs and William was chopping wood and
Peter was lying in bed
Wednesday 19 It was a nice day and in the fore-noon Father was drawing sawlogs and William was
chopping wood and in the after-noon Father was going to get some oats and stones by
Werner Stein and William was chopping and Peter was sitting in the house
Thursday 20 It was a nice day and in the fore-noon Father was drawing Sawlogs and William was
chopping and Peter was sitting in the house and in the afternoon I and Mother were drawing
chips and Peter was pokeing by the Barn
Friday 21 Peter was drawing wood and Father was chopping and William was in Tavistock
Saturday 22 It was a stormy day and Peter was drawing wood and Father and William were chopping
Sunday 23 It was a story day and they were in Church & S. School
Monday 24 It was a stormy day and Peter & William were sitting in the house & Father was in Tavistock
Tuesday 25 It was a very cold day and they all three were making Sawlogs
Wednesday 26 It was a nice day and Peter was drawing Sawlogs and Father and Wiliam were chopping
wood and Sawlogs
Thursday 27 It was snowing and Father was sitting in the house and Peter & William were wrestling and
William got Peter down & Peter hurt his foot so that he could not do anything for a long time
Friday 28 It was a a nice day and I & Father were drawing Sawlogs and William was chopping and
Peter was sitting in the house
March 1873
Saturday 1 It was a nice day and Father was in Hamburg with a load of lumber and William was in Berlin
and Peter was sitting in the house
Sunday 2 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 3 It as a stormy day and William was in Berlin and Father was drawing wood and Peter was
sitting in the house
Tuesday 4 It was a poody cold and Father was drawing wood and William and Peter were sitting in the
house
Wednesday 5 It was a nice day and in the fore-noon Father and William were chopping and in the after-
noon Father was drawing and William was chopping wood and Peter was sitting in the house
Thursday 6 It was a nice day and William was chopping and Father was on the sale and Peter was
sitting in the house
Friday 7 It was a nice day and William was chopping and Father was drawing wood and Peter was
sitting in the house
Saturday 8 It was poody cold and in the fore-noon I and Father were drawing wood and William was
chopping and Peter was pokeing by the Barn and in the afternoon Father and Mother were
in Church and William was away and Peter made an axe handle
Sunday 9 It was a nice day and they were in Church
Monday 10 It was a nice day and in the fore-noon Father & William were chopping and Peter was
drawing wood and in the after-noon I & Father were drawing sawlogs and Peter & William
were chopping
Tuesday 11 It was a nice day and Father drawed headings and Peter & William made Headings
Wednesday
12` It was a nice day and Peter & William made Headings and Father Drawed them
Thursday 13 It was a nice day and they worked the same as the other day
Friday 14 It was a nice day and Peter & William Fetched Grand Father from John Amachers and
Father chopped a little bit of wood


Saturday 15 It was raining nearly all day and we put straw in the barn
Sunday 16 In the fore-noon we were all sitting in the house and in the after-noon we were in S. School
Monday 17 They were chopping wood and drawing wood and chips
Tuesday 18 It was snowing and in the fore-noon Peter & William were chopping and Father was drawing
a little wood and rail timber and in the after noon Peter was chopping and Wm and Father
Page 3 March 1873
were drawing rails.
Wednesday 19 It was nice in the forenoon and Peter was chopping and in the after-noon Father and Peter
were chopping and drawing rail timber
Thursday 20 It was not a very nice day and they were cleaning wheat for a grist and William was sitting
in the house
Friday 21 It was a poody nice day and Father was by Werner Stein sawing wood and Peter was
chopping and William was sitting in the house
Saturday 22 It was a nice day and Father made chop stuff by Wildfongs and Peter was chopping half of
the day and William was sitting in the house
Sunday 23 It was a cold day and in the after-noon we were in S. School
Monday 24 It was poody cold and Father was drawing wood and Peter and Dietrich Wettlaufer were
chopping
Tuesday 25 It was a nice day and Father and Peter and Dietrich Wettlaufer were working at the wood,
and William was sitting in the house
Wednesday 26 It was a stormy day and in the fore-noon they all four were sitting in the house and in the
after-noon Father and Peter and Dietrich were chopping and Wm was sitting in the house
Thursday 27 It was middlen nice and Father was drawing sawlogs and Peter and Dietrich were chopping
and Wm was sitting in the house
Friday 28 It was a nice day and Father was in Hamburg with a load of lumber and Peter and Dietrich
were chopping
Saturday 29 It was raining and Father and Peter were in Tavistock and William was sitting in the house
Sunday 30 We were in Church and S. School
Monday 31 It was a nice day and Peter and Mother were in Woodstock and I and Father were tapping
trees and William was sitting in the house
April 1873
Tuesday 1 It was middlen cold and in the forenoon I & Father and Mother were in Tavistock and Peter
went to Henry Shaver and in the afternoon Father and I tapped trees and Wm was sitting in
the house
Wednesday 2 It was middlen cold and Father and I were tapping trees and Wm was sitting in the house
Thursday 3 It was a nice day and Father & I were drawing wood and Mother and Wm were cooking
molasses
Friday 4 It was a nice day and Father and Mother were in Woodstock and Wm was chopping wood
Saturday 5 In the fore-noon it was nice and Father and Wm were chopping and I and Mother were cook-
ing molasses and in the after-noon it was raining and Father and Wm were cooking
Sunday 6 It was middlen nice and in the fore-noon Father was by Quehls and in the after-noon I and
Father and Wm were in S. School
Monday 7 It was raining and Father and Wm were chopping wood and dunging and fixing the stables
Tuesday 8 It was raining nearly all day and Father and William were chopping by the Barn
Wednesday 9 It was raining all day and William and Father were cleaning oats and cutting straw
Thursday 10 It was a nice day and Wm was chopping wood and Father was at Caisters Sale
Friday 11 It was middlen nice and in the fore-noon we were in church and in the after-noon Father was
on the funeral
Saturday 12 It was a nice day and Father was sawing wood by Werner Stein and I and Mother were cook-
ing molasses and Wm and Dietrich were chopping wood
Sunday 13 It was a nice day and were in Church and S. School


Monday 14 It was a nice day and Father was planting trees and I was by Werner Steins
Tuesday 15 It was rainy and Father and Dietrich were chopping but in the after-noon Dietrich went home
and I and Father were splitting rails
Wednesday 16 It was a nice day and Father and Dietrich were chopping wood
Thursday 17 It was a nice day and Father and Dietrich were chopping
Friday 18 It was poody cold and Father and Dietrich were splitting rails
Page 4 April 1873
Saturday 19 It was poody cold and Father and Dietrich were chopping and Mother was by Quehls
Sunday 20 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 21 It snowed one inch deep snow and Father and Dietrich were chopping wood
Tuesday 22 It was a nice day and Father and Dietrich were drawing wood with the sleigh
Wednesday 23 It was a nice day and Father and Dietrich were fixing fence and Mother was cooking
molasses and I was in School
Thursday 24 It was a nice day and Dietrich was chopping and Father and Mother were in Woodstock and
I was in School
Friday 25 It was snowing and Father was by Wildfongs crushing grain and Dietrich was chopping
Saturday 26 In the fore-noon Father and Dietrich were fixing fence and in the after-noon Father and
Dietrich were scraping out a cellar for Grandma
Sunday 27 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 28 It was a nice day and Mother and I and Grandfather were by John Amacher and Father and
Dietrich were digging a cellar for Grandma
Tuesday 29 It was a nice day and Father and Mother were fixing fence and drawing stones
Wednesday 30 It was a nice day and Father was sowing wheat and Mother was dragging and Annie cooked
1 gallon of molasses.
May 1873
Thursday 1 It was a nice day and Father was sowing oats and Mother was dragging and I was in School
Friday 2 It was pretty nice and sometimes raining too, and I and Father were splitting rails
Saturday 3 It was middlen nice and Father and Dietrich were fixing fence, chopping wood, and plowing
Sunday 4 It was a nice day and we were in S. School
Monday 5 It was a nice day and Father was sowing peas and Dietrich was chopping
Tuesday 6 It was a nice day and Father sowed nearly 7 bushels of wheat and I was harrowing and
Dietrich was chopping and in the after-noon I & Father and Dietrich laid the foundation for
Grandma's house
Wednesday 7 It was raining all day and Father was in Tavistock and Dietrich was by Neargarths
Thursday 8 It was a nice day and Father was by John Amachers getting Grandfathers stove
Friday 9 It was a nice day and Father and Dietrich were chopping and I and Mother and Annie were
drawing chips
Saturday 10 It was middlen nice and we were working different things
Sunday 11 It was a nice day and we were in Church and Sunday School
Monday 12 It was a nice day and Father was plowing and I was in School
Tuesday 13 It was middlen cold and Father was plowing and sowing and I was in School
Wednesday 14 It was a nice day and Father was plowing and sowing and harrowing and I was in School
Thursday 15 It was a nice day and we finished sowing oats we sowed in all 11 bushels
Friday 16 It was a nice day and Father was plowing and in the after-noon he was cultivating for Quehls
Saturday 17 It was a nice day and we were drawing wood and chips
Sunday 18 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 19 It was a nice day and Father and Mother and Annie were cleaning up in the new shop
Tuesday 20 It was a nice day and Father and Mother and Annie were working in the new shop
Wednesday 21 It was a nice day and Father put in a drain for Grandmother and I and Mother and Annie were
drawing chips
Thursday 22 It was a nice day and we were in Church and in the after-noon Father was in Shakespeare on


John Amachers court
Friday 23 It was a nice day and we were logging and making fence
Saturday 24 It was a nice day and we made fence and in the afternoon Father was on Hitzeroths raisen
Sunday 25 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 26 It was a nice day and we were plowing and planting potatoes
Tuesday 27 It was a nice day and Father was harrowing and drilling and in the after-noon Father and C.
Helmuth were logging
Page 5 May 1873
Wednesday 28 It was a nice day and we were cleaning up in the follow
Thursday 29 It was a nice day but in the afternoon we had a nice shower of rain and we were cleaning up
in the follow
Friday 30 It was a nice day and Father and Johnny Staebler were cleaning up in the follow
Saturday 31 It was a nice day and we were working in the follow
June 1873
Sunday 1 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 2 It was a nice day and we were working in the follow and washing the sheep
Tuesday 3 It was a nice day and we were plowing and burning in the follow
Wednesday 4 It was a middlen nice day and Father was sowing oats
Thursday 5 It was a nice day and Father was harrowing and shore the sheep
Friday 6 It was a nice day and Father was harrowing and I was in School
Saturday 7 It was a nice day and Father was plowing and fixing fence
Sunday 8 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 9 It was a nice day and Father was plowing the turnip land
Tuesday 10 Father was working a little at the turnip land and in the afternoon it was raining
Wednesday 11 It was a nice day and Father sowed turnip seed
Thursday 12 It was a nice day and Father finished sowing turnip seed
Friday 13 It was a nice day and Father fetched Katie from Shakespeare and drawed rails
Saturday 14 It was a nice day and in the forenoon we made fence and in the afternoon we were in Church
we had quarter meeting
Sunday 15 It was a nice day and we all were on the quarter meeting
Monday 16 It was a nice day and Father was working on the road
Tuesday 17 It was a nice day and Father and Mother were on John Lingelbach's wife's funeral
Wednesday 18 It was a nice day and Father was working on the road
Thursday 19 It was a nice day and we were on the camp meeting
Friday 20 It was a nice day and we were on the camp meeting
Saturday 21 It was a nice day and we were on the camp meeting
Sunday 22 It was nice in the fore-noon but in the afternoon it was raining and we were on the camp
meeting
Monday 23 It was a nice day and Father fetched the things home from the camp meeting bush
Tuesday 24 It was a nice day and I and Father drawed chips to Tavistock
Wednesday 25 It was a nice day and I and Father hauled chips to Tavistock
Thursday 26 It was a nice day and Father went to Innerkip for a load of lime for Grand Ma
Friday 27 It was a nice day and Father was on Werner Stein's raising he was raising a shed
Saturday 28 It was a nice day and Father and Annie and Katie were in Woodstock
Sunday 29 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 30 It was a nice day and we were working by the barn and raising by Wildfongs
July 1873
Tuesday 1 It was a nice day and Father was in the Mill and in the store
Wednesday 2 It was a poody nice day and I was in Tavistock and Father had a sore leg
Thursday 3 It was a nice day and Father mowed a little grass and then weavers came
Friday 4 It was a nice day and Father was working different things


Saturday 5 It was a nice day and Father was on Henry Smith's raising
Sunday 6 It was a nice day and I and Father and Mother were in Lisbon by Wm. Baltzer's
Monday 7 It was a nice day and Father and John Pletsch were mowing grass
Tuesday 8 It was a nice day and Father and John Pletsch were mowing grass
Wednesday 9 It was a nice day and we drawed hay in the barn
Thursday 10 It was a poody nice day and Father mowed grass and plowed potatoes
Friday 11 It was a nice day and Father drawed hay in for grandmother and for us
Saturday 12 It was a nice day and father was mowing grass and I and Mother took Katie to Zurbriggs
Page 6 July 1873
Sunday 13 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 14 It was a nice day and Father was working in grandmothers house
Tuesday 15 It was a nice day and Father was mowing grass and I and Mother and Annie were picking
raspberries by Majors
Wednesday 16 It was a nice day and Father was mowing grass
Thursday 17 It was a nice day and Father was mowing grass and we picked raspberries
Friday 18 It was a poody nice day and we drawed hay in the barn
Saturday 19 It was a nice day and we drawed in our last hay
Sunday 20 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 21 It was a nice day and Father drawed cheese to Stratford
Tuesday 22 It was a nice day and Father was working for grandmother and I and grandfather were by
John Amachers getting cherries
Wednesday 23 It was a nice day and Father was working for grandmother and Mother and Annie picked
raspberries
Thursday 24 It was a nice day and I was working in grandmothers house and the others were working
different things
Friday 25 It was a nice day and Father drawed two loads of boards to Shakespeare
Saturday 26 It was a nice day and Father was cradeling fall wheat
Sunday 27 It was a nice day and in the afternoon we were in Sunday School
Monday 28 It was a nice day and Father was cradeling fall wheat
Tuesday 29 It was a nice day and Father was cradeling fall wheat
Wednesday 30 It was a nice day and Father was cradeling fall wheat
Thursday 31 It was a middlen nice day and Father and Mother drawed in two loads of fall wheat
August 1873
Friday 1 It was a nice day and Father was cradeling fall wheat
Saturday 2 It was a middlen nice day and we were working the same as the other day
Sunday 3 I was a nice day and we were in Church and in the after-noon we were on Gischler's funeral
Monday 4 It was a nice day and Father was cradeling fall wheat
Tuesday 5 It was a nice day and Father cradled our last fall wheat
Wednesday 6 It was a nice day and we drawed in our last fall wheat
Thursday 7 It was a nice day and Father raked our fall wheat stubbles and drawed in the rakins
Friday 8 It was a nice day and we got ready for threshing
Saturday 9 It was a nice day and we threshed our fall wheat we got 128 bushels
Sunday 10 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 11 It was a nice day and Father was cradeling oats and Annie and Mother were pulling peas
Tuesday 12 It was a nice day and Father and Mother and Annie were pulling peas and in the afternoon it
was raining and I and Father were dunging the stables
Wednesday 13 It was a middlen nice day and Father and Mother and Annie were pulling peas
Thursday 14 It was a nice day and we were away
Friday 15 It was a nice day and we were drawing in oats and peas
Saturday 16 It was a middlen nice day and Father was cradeling wheat and drawing in peas
Sunday 17 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School


Monday 18 It was a nice day and we were drawing in peas
Tuesday 19 It was a nice day and we were binding wheat by Wildfongs
Wednesday 20 It was a nice day and Wildfong was reaping our wheat
Thursday 21 It was a nice day and we were drawing in and shocking wheat and Annie was by Wildfongs
Friday 22 It was a nice day and we were cradeling and drawing in oats
Saturday 23 It was a nice day and Father was cradeling oats and drawed in our last wheat
Sunday 24 It was a nice day and in the afternoon we were in S. School
Monday 25 It was a middlen nice day and Father was away and bought a threshmachine for $200.00
Tuesday 26 It was a nice day and we drawed in our last oats
Page 7 August 1873
Wednesday 27 It was a nice day and Father was making fence
Thursday 28 It was a nice day and Father was cultivatoring
Friday 29 It was a nice day and Father was cultivatoring and burning stumps
Saturday 30 It was a nice day and I was dragging and Father was burning stumps
Sunday 31 It was a little rainy and they were in Church and S. School and I was sick
September 1873
Monday 1 It was poody windy and Father was plowing
Tuesday 2 It was poody nice and Father was plowing
Wednesday 3 It was a nice day and Father was plowing
Thursday 4 It was a nice day and Father was sowing fall wheat and I was dragging
Friday 5 It was a nice day and Father was threshing on the 8 line with our machine
Saturday 6 It was a nice day and Father was threshing on the 8 line with our machine
Sunday 7 It was a rainy day and we all except I were on the quarter meeting in the old church
Monday 8 It was a nice day and Father was drawing sand
Tuesday 9 It was a nice day and Father was cradeling oats in the new chop
Wednesday 10 It was a nice day and Father was threshing on the 8th line
Thursday 11 It was a nice day and Father was threshing on the 8th line
Friday 12 It was a nice day and Father was threshing on the 8th line in the fore-noon and in the after-
noon he came home and drawed in a load of oats
Saturday 13 It was a poody cold day and Father was cradeling oats
Sunday 14 It was a poody cold day and we were in Church & S. School
Monday 15 It was a nice day and Father was by Werner Stein butchering a steer
Tuesday 16 It was a nice day and we were drawing in oats
Wednesday 17 It was a nice day and Father drawed a load of wheat to Tavistock
Thursday 18 It was a nice day and Father went away threshing by Andrew Wilker with our machine
Friday 19 It was a nice day and Father was threshing by Andrew Wilker with our machine
Saturday 20 It was a nice day and Werner Stein drawed in our last oats we had in the new chop which
we cleaned up in the Spring and Father was away threshing
Sunday 21 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 22 It was a nice day and Father was away threshing
Tuesday 23 It was a nice day and Father was away threshing
Wednesday 24 It was a nice day and we dug a few Potatoes
Thursday 25 It was a nice day and we were threshing for G. Staebler
Friday 26 It was a nice day and we were threshing for Werner Stein
Saturday 27 It was a nice day and I and Father were in Stratford and Mother and Annie were digging
potatoes
Sunday 28 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 29 It was a nice day and Father was on the Section of the railway meeting
Tuesday 30 It was a nice day and Father was away threshing
October 1873
Wednesday 1 It was a nice day and Father was away threshing and I was ten years old


Thursday 2 It was a nice day and Father was away threshing
Friday 3 It was a nice day and Father was away threshing
Saturday 4 It was raining and Father came home with the machine
Sunday 5 It was a nice day and we were on the quarter meeting by Lingelbachs
Monday 6 It was a nice day and we were away buying apples
Tuesday 7 It was a nice day and Father was threshing by Neargarth
Wednesday 8 It was a nice day and Father was threshing for Neargarth
Thursday 9 It was a nice day and Father was threshing for Neargarth
Friday 10 It was a nice day and we were threshing for our self
Saturday 11 It was a nice day and we were threshing for our self
Page 8 October 1873
Sunday 12 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 13 It was a nice day and Father was threshing for Helmuths
Tuesday 14 It was a nice day and we made cider and boiled apple butter and drawed dung
Wednesday 15 It was a nice day and Father was working a lot of things
Thursday 16 It was a nice day and Father was away threshing
Friday 17 It was a nice day and we were working a lot of things
Saturday 18 It was a nice day and we were threshing peas with the colts
Sunday 19 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 20 It was poody cold and we were drawing dung
Tuesday 21 It was a cold day and we butchered a steer
Wednesday 22 It was a nice day and Father was on Andrew Wilkers Sale
Thursday 23 It was poody rainy and Father was working a lot of things
Friday 24 It was poody nice and we were plowing
Saturday 25 It was a nice day and we were drawing dung
Sunday 26 It was a middlen nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 27 It was a middlen nice day and we were plowing
Tuesday 28 It was a snowy day and we were plowing
Wednesday 29 It was a poody nice day and we were on Christian Jagie's funeral
Thursday 30 It was a poody nice day and we were pulling turnips
Friday 31 It was a cold day and Father was plowing
November 1873
Saturday 1 It was a poody nice day and Father was plowing
Sunday 2 It was raining and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 3 It was a poody nice day and we were pulling turnips
Tuesday 4 It was a nice day and we were pulling turnips
Wednesday 5 It was a nice day and we were pulling turnips
Thursday 6 It was a nice day and we were plowing and piling up wood
Friday 7 I was a nice day and we were scoring wood
Saturday 8 It was pretty rainy and Father was working different things
Sunday 9 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 10 It was pretty cold and I and Father were in Woodstock. We took Annie to the Station she
went to Chicago
Tuesday 11 It was a nice day and Father looked for a hired man but he got none
Wednesday 12 It was a pretty nice day and Father was working different things
Thursday 13 It was a winter day and Father was working different things
Friday 14 It was pretty nice and Father was in Ingersoll got a wheel for the thresh machine
Saturday 15 It was a nice day and Father was threshing for T. Harrington
Sunday 16 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 17 It was a nice day and Father was by Staeblers butchering a cow
Tuesday 18 It was a nice day and we were digging stones for the barn in Wettlaufer's bush


Wednesday 19 It was a nice day and Father was digging stones in Wettlaufers bush
Thursday 20 It was a nice day and we were digging stones in Wettlaufers bush
Friday 21 It was snowing and we were digging stones in Wettlaufers bush
Saturday 22 It was a nice day and we were drawing stones and in the afternoon we were in Church we
had quarter meeting
Sunday 23 It was a nice day and we were in Church
Monday 24 It was a nice day and Father was away threshing
Tuesday 25 It was a nice day and Father was away threshing
Wednesday 26 It was a nice day and Father was away threshing
Thursday 27 It was pretty cold and Father was away threshing
Friday 28 It was a nice day and Father was away threshing
Page 9 November 1873
Saturday 29 It was a nice day and Father came home from threshing
Sunday 30 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
December 1873
Monday 1 It was a snowy day and we were drawing wood and stones
Tuesday 2 It was a rainy day and Father was threshing a little by Adam Mohrs
Wednesday 3 It was raining and we were working different things
Thursday 4 It was a stormy day and it bowed so many trees down and took the roofs of barns etc. and
we were splitting rails
Friday 5 It was a pretty nice day and Father was threshing for Adam Mohr
Saturday 6 It was a nice day and we were threshing by Makle's
Sunday 7 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 8 It was a nice day and Father was threshing for Makle and was on the funeral of Jacob
Wagner
Tuesday 9 It wa a nice day and we were scoring wood for the barn
Wednesday 10 It was a nice day and we were scoring wood for the barn
Thursday 11 It was a nice day and we were threshing for Helmuth
Friday 12 It was a rainy day and Daniel was sawing for Solomon Weaver
Saturday 13 It was a stormy day and we were chopping wood
Sunday 14 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 15 It was a nice day and we were scoring wood for the barn
Tuesday 16 It was a nice day and we were butchering for Werner Stein
Wednesday 17 It was a nice day and we were scoring wood
Thursday 18 It was a nice day and we were threshing for Helmuth
Friday 19 It was a nice day and we were scoring wood
Saturday 20 It was a pretty nice day and we were scoring wood
Sunday 21 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 22 It was a nice day and we were scoring wood
Tuesday 23 It was a nice day and Father was drawing timber for the barn
Wednesday 24 It was a nice day and Father was drawing timber
Thursday 25 It was a nice day and we were fixing the Christmas tree in Church
Friday 26 It wa a nice day and Father was drawing timber
Saturday 27 It was a nice day and Father was threshing by Werner Stein
Sunday 28 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 29 It was a cold day and we were butchering
Tuesday 30 It was a nice day and Father was drawing timber
Wednesday 31 It was a nice day and Father was drawing timber
January 1874
Thursday 1 It was a nice day and they were in Church and I and Daniel Kreh were in Downie and we had
nice sleighing and G. Staebler died


Friday 2 It was a nice day and Father and Mother were by Staeblers
Saturday 3 It was a nice day and Mother was by Staeblers and I and Father were pokeing at home
Sunday 4 It was so warm that the snow went all away and we had to drive with the wagons and we
were on Staeblers funeral.
Monday 5 It was a nice day and we were chopping wood
Tuesday 6 It was snowing and Father and Mother were on John Lingelbach's funeral
Wednesday 7 It was a nice day and Father was working different things
Thursday 8 It was a nice day and we were threshing by Werner Stein
Friday 9 It was a nice day and Father was in Shakespeare and by John Amachers
Saturday 10 It was a pretty nice day and Father was in Woodstock
Sunday 11 It was a nice day and Mother was in Church there was no S. School
Monday 12 It was a nice day and we were threshing by Helmuth
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Tuesday 13 It was a nice day and we were threshing by Wildfongs
Wednesday 14 It was a nice day and Father was in Woodstock with scandlings
Thursday 15 It was a cold day and Father was in Woodstock with scandlings
Friday 16 It was a nice day and we were threshing by Werner Stein
Saturday 17 It was a nice day and Father and Mother were in Woodstock with the cutter
Sunday 18 It was a nice day and we were in Prayer meeting
Monday 19 It was a nice day and Father was drawing wood and Daniel was chopping
Tuesday 20 It was a nice day and Father was drawing wood and Daniel was chopping
Wednesday 21 It was a nice day and Father was drawing wood and Daniel was chopping
Thursday 22 It was a nice day and Father was drawing wood and Daniel was chopping
Friday 23 It was raining and Daniel was threshing by Morlocks and Father was pokeing at home
Saturday 24 It was a nice day and I and Father were digging stones on the 13th line
Sunday 25 It was cold and Father was in Church there was no S. School
Monday 26 It was pretty cold and we were drawing stones
Tuesday 27 We were drawing stones
Wednesday 28 It was snowing and Father was drawing stones
Thursday 29 It was a nice day and Father and Mother were on the funeral of Schroeder's Wife
Friday 30 It was a nice day and we were drawing stones
Saturday 31 It was a nice day and we were drawing stones
February 1874
Sunday 1 It was a nice day and we were in Church there was no S. School
Monday 2 It was a cold day and we were drawing stones
Tuesday 3 It was a nice day and we were drawing stones
Wednesday 4 It was a nice day and we were drawing stones
Thursday 5 It was a nice day and we were drawing stones
Friday 6 It was a cold day and we were drawing stones
Saturday 7 It was a nice day and we were drawing stones
Sunday 8 It was a nice day and we were in Church
Monday 9 It was a nice day and we were drawing wood
Tuesday 10 It was a nice day and we were drawing wood
Wednesday 11 It was a nice day and we were drawing wood
Thursday 12 It was a nice day and we were drawing wood
Friday 13 It was a rainy day and we were drawing wood
Saturday 14 It was a nice day and Father was drawing wood
Sunday 15 It was a nice day and we were in Church
Monday 16 It was a nice day and we were working different things
Tuesday 17 It was a nice day and we were chopping wood
Wednesday 18 It was a nice day and we were drawing sawlogs


Thursday 19 It was a nice day and Father was drawing sawlogs
Friday 20 It was a nice day and Father was drawing sawlogs
Saturday 21 It was a snowy day and we were working different things
Sunday 22 It was a nice day and we were in Church
Monday 23 It was a nice day and we were drawing stones
Tuesday 24 It was a nice day and we were drawing stones
Wednesday 25 It was a nice day and we were drawing stones
Thursday 26 It was a nice day and we were drawing stones
Friday 27 It was a nice day and we were drawing stones
Saturday 28 It was a nice day and Father was away buying oats
March 1874
Sunday 1 It was a nice day and we were in Church
Monday 2 It was a nice day and we were drawing timber for the Barn
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Tuesday 3 It was a nice day and we were drawing timber for the barn
Wednesday 4 It was a nice day and we were chopping wood
Thursday 5 It was a nice day and we were chopping wood
Friday 6 It was a nice day and Father & Schultz were drawing rails & Sam Helmuth was splitting rails
Saturday 7 It was a rainy day and in the after-noon Father and Schultz were drawing rails
Sunday 8 It was a cold and stormy day and Father was in Church
Monday 9 It was a cold and stormy day and Father was by Wildfangs making chop stuff
Tuesday 10 It was a cold stormy day and Father was by Wildfangs making chop stuff
Wednesday 11 It was cold, stormy day and Sam Helmuth and Father were chopping wood
Thursday 12 It was a cold and stormy day and Father was in the mill and Samuel Helmuth & Schultz
were chopping
Friday 13 It was a cold and stormy day and Sam and Schultz were chopping wood
Saturday 14 It was a nice day and Sam was chopping wood and Father was drawing sawlogs
Sunday 15 It was a nice day and we were in Church
Monday 16 It was a nice day and Sam & Schultz were chopping wood and I & Father were tapping trees
Tuesday 17 It was a nice day and I and Father were tapping trees and Schultz was chopping wood
Wednesday 18 It was a rainy day and we were skinning the cow that died
Thursday 19 It was a nice day and we were cooking molasses
Friday 20 It was a nice day and we were cooking molasses
Saturday 21 It was a nice day and we were cooking sugar
Sunday 22 It was a nice day and we were in Church
Monday 23 It was a cold day and Father and Peter and Schultz were making fence and in the afternoon
Peter was cooking molasses
Tuesday 24 It was a nice day & Father and Sam were chopping and Peter was drawing logs for the barn
Wednesday 25 It was a nice day and Peter and Sam were sawing wood by Werner Stein and Father was
making fence
Thursday 26 It was a rainy day and Father and Peter were chopping wood
Friday 27 It was a nice day and Father and Peter were sawing wood for grand mother
Saturday 28 It was a cold day and Father was cooking molasses and Sam was chopping
Sunday 29 It was a nice day and we were in Church
Monday 30 It was a nice day and Father and Sam were chopping
Tuesday 31 It was a nice day and Father and Sam were chopping and Peter was drawing wood
April 1874
Wednesday 1 It was a nice day and Father and Sam were chopping and Peter was drawing rails
Thursday 2 It was a nice day and I and Father were in Stratford with Potatoes
Friday 3 It was a cold day and we were in Church (Good Friday)
Saturday 4 It was a nice day and Peter and Sam were chopping and Father was drawing sawlogs


Sunday 5 It was snowing and we were in Church (Easter)
Monday 6 It was a nice day and we were in Church
Tuesday 7 It was a nice day and we were working different things
Wednesday 8 It was a nice day and Peter was drawing rails
Thursday 9 It was a nice day and they were chopping wood
Friday 10 It was a nice day and Peter and Sam were chopping and I and Father were cooking sugar
Saturday 11 It was a cold, stormy day and we were cooling molasses
Sunday 12 It was a nice day and we were in Church
Monday 13 It was a nice day and we were chopping and drawing wood
Tuesday 14 It was a nice day and we were cooking molasses
Wednesday 15 It was a nice day and we were scoring wood
Thursday 16 It was a nice day and we were scoring wood
Friday 17 It was a nice day and we were scoring wood
Saturday 18 It was a nice day and we were on old Kleinknechts funeral
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Sunday 19 It was a nice day and we were in Church
Monday 20 It was thundering, lightning, and raining and Father was grafting trees
Tuesday 21 It was raining and we were working different things
Wednesday 22 It was a nice day and Father was plowing
Thursday 23 It was a nice day and we were plowing and cooking molasses
Friday 24 It was a nice day and we were plowing
Saturday 25 It was raining and we were plowing and cooking molasses and making fence
Sunday 26 It was a cold day and were in prayer meeting
Monday 27 It was a nice day and we were drawing stones
Tuesday 28 It was a nice day and we were plowing, drawing stones and cooking molasses
Wednesday 29 It was a nice day and we were plowing
Thursday 30 It was a nice day and we were plowing
May 1874
Friday 1 It was a nice day and we were sowing oats
Saturday 2 It was a nice day and we were plowing and drawing rails with two teams
Sunday 3 It was a nice day and we were in Church
Monday 4 It was a nice day and we were sowing wheat
Tuesday 5 It was a nice day and we were sowing oats
Wednesday 6 It was a nice day and we were harrowing
Thursday 7 It was a nice day and we were plowing with two teams
Friday 8 It was a nice day and we were plowing, and sowing wheat
Saturday 9 It was a nice day and we were plowing and harrowing
Sunday 10 It was a nice day and we were in church in Zorra
Monday 11 It was a nice day and we were plowing with two teams
Tuesday 12 It was a nice day and we were sowing peas
Wednesday 13 It was a nice day and we were scrapering for the barn and plowing for potatoes
Thursday 14 It was a nice day and we were in Church (Ascension day)
Friday 15 It was a nice day and we were scrapering and planting potatoes and washing the sheep
Saturday 16 It was pretty cold and we were drawing wheat to Tavistock
Sunday 17 It was raining and we were in Church
Monday 18 It was a nice day and we were scrapering and I was planting potatoes
Tuesday 19 It was a nice day and we were drawing sand and I was planting potatoes
Wednesday 20 It was a nice day and we were drawing sand and I was planting potatoes
Thursday 21 It was a nice day and we were making fence
Friday 22 It was a nice day and we were working different things
Saturday 23 It was a nice day and we were drawing sand


Sunday 24 It was raining and we were on the quarter meeting
Monday 25 It was a rainy day and we were scrapering
Tuesday 26 It was a nice day and Father was away for lime
Wednesday 27 It was a nice day and Father was away for lime
Thursday 28 It was a nice day and the masons came and started the wall for our kitchen
Friday 29 It was a nice day and the masons finished the wall for our kitchen
Saturday 30 It was a nice day and we were scoring wood for our kitchen
Sunday 31 It was raining and we were in Church and S. School
June 1874
Monday 1 It was a nice day and the carpenters came and made our kitchen
Tuesday 2 It was a nice day and Father and the carpenters were working at our kitchen
Wednesday 3 It was a nice day and they were working at the kitchen
Thursday 4 It was a nice day and they were working at the kitchen
Friday 5 It was a nice day and Father was away for boards and the carpenters were working at the
kitchen till noon
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Saturday 6 It was a nice day and the masons came for making the barn wall
Sunday 7 It was raining, thundering, lightning and hailing
Monday 8 It was a nice day and the masons were working at the barn wall
Tuesday 9 It was a nice day and the masons were working at the wall
Wednesday 10 It was a nice day and the masons were working at the wall
Thursday 11 It was a nice day and the masons were working at the wall
Friday 12 It was a nice day and the masons were working at the wall
Saturday 13 It was a nice day and the masons finished the barn wall
Sunday 14 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 15 It was a nice day and we got ready for the raising
Tuesday 16 It was a nice day and we were raising up our barn
Wednesday 17 It was a nice day and we were working on the road
Thursday 18 We were working on the road and in the after-noon it was raining
Friday 19 It was nice day and we were working on the road
Saturday 20 It was a nice day and Father was away for boards
Sunday 21 It was a nice day and we were in Church & S. School
Monday 22 It was a nice day and we began plowing the summer follow
Tuesday 23 It was a nice day and the carpenters came and were working at our barn & we were plowing
Wednesday 24 It was a nice day and we were plowing
Thursday 25 It was a nice day and we were plowing
Friday 26 It was a nice day and we were plowing
Saturday 27 It was a nice day and we were plowing
Sunday 28 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 29 It was a nice day and we were plowing
Tuesday 30 It was a nice day and we were plowing
July 1874
Wednesday 1 It was a nice day and we were working different things
Thursday 2 It was a nice day and we were working different things
Friday 3 It was a nice day and we were working different things
Saturday 4 It was a nice day and I and Father and Katie and William Stein were in Woodstock
Sunday 5 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 6 It was a nice day and we were plowing
Tuesday 7 It was a nice day and we were plowing
Wednesday 8 It was a nice day and we were working different things
Thursday 9 It was a nice day and we drawed hay in our new barn and the carpenters went away


Friday 10 It was a nice day and we were working different things
Saturday 11 It was a nice day and Father and Peter were mowing grass for grandmother
Sunday 12 It was a nice day and we were in S. School
Monday 13 It was a nice day and we were working different things and Peter was sick
Tuesday 14 It was a nice day and we were drawing hay in by Grandmother
Wednesday 15 It was a nice day and we were drawing in hay
Thursday 16 It was a nice day and we were mowing grass
Friday 17 It was a nice day and we were mowing grass
Saturday 18 It was a hot day and we were drawing in hay
Sunday 19 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 20 It was a nice day and we were drawing sand and picked raspberries
Tuesday 21 It was a nice day and we were away for cherries
Wednesday 22 It was a nice day and we were working different things
Thursday 23 It was a nice day and I and Father were in Woodstock with scandlings
Friday 24 It was a nice day and Father was away for boards and I and Mother and Mary and Susanna
Amacher were picking berries
Page 14 July 1874
Saturday 25 It was a nice day and we were on the quarter meeting in Hamburg
Sunday 26 It was raining and we were on the quarter meeting in Hamburg
Monday 27 It was a nice day and we were drawing sand
Tuesday 28 It was a nice day and I and Father and Mother were in Ellice picking huckle berries
Wednesday 29 It was a nice day and we were drawing sand
Thursday 30 It was a nice day and Peter was drawing sand and Father was working at the kitchen
Friday 31 It was a nice day and we were drawing sand and cut a little fall wheat after supper
August 1874
Saturday 1 It was a nice day and we were cutting fall wheat
Sunday 2 It was a nice day and we were at the quarter meeting in South Easthope
Monday 3 It was a nice day and Father was in Woodstock getting the machine fixed and we cut our
last fall wheat
Tuesday 4 It was a nice day & Peter was plowing at the summer follow & Father was pokeing at home
Wednesday 5 It was a nice day and we were threshing by Helmuth with our machine
Thursday 6 It was a nice day and we were threshing by Henry Gehrhardt with our machine
Friday 7 It was a nice day and we were cradleing oats and plowing
Saturday 8 It was a nice day and we were threshing by Adam Mohr with our machine
Sunday 9 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 10 It was a nice day and we were working in the harvest
Tuesday 11 It was a nice day and we were working in the harvest
Wednesday 12 It was a nice day and we were working in the harvest
Thursday 13 It was a nice day and we were working in the harvest
Friday 14 It was a nice day and we were working in the harvest
Saturday 15 It was a nice day and we were working in the harvest
Sunday 16 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 17 It was a nice day and we were threshing by John Wettlaufer with our machine
Tuesday 18 It was a nice day and we were working in the harvest
Wednesday 19 It was a nice day and Wildfang was reaping our spring wheat
Thursday 20 It was a nice day and we were working in the harvest
Friday 21 It was raining and in the morning we helped Wildfangs in the harvest
Saturday 22 It was a nice day and in the after noon we helped Wildfangs in the harvest
Sunday 23 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 24 It was a nice day and we drawed in wheat
Tuesday 25 It was a nice day and we drawed in our last wheat


Wednesday 26 It was a nice day and the masons came for pointing out the wall and Father was threshing
for Makle and for Quehl with our machine
Thursday 27 It was a nice day and we were drawing dung and the masons were here
Friday 28 It was a nice day and we were drawing dung and the Masons went away
Saturday 29 It was a nice day and Peter was plowing and Father was in Shakespeare with the pump
Sunday 30 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 31 It was a nice day and we were drawing stones and plowing
September 1874
Tuesday 1 It was a nice day and we were threshing by Majors
Wednesday 2 It was a nice day and we were plowing and drawing dung
Thursday 3 It was a nice day and we were plowing and drawing dung
Friday 4 It was a nice day and we were threshing by Dunns
Saturday 5 It was a nice day and we sowed 12 1/2 bushels of fall wheat and Father was in the camp
meeting bush fixing the tent
Sunday 6 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 7 It was a nice day and we were threshing by Olloways
Tuesday 8 It was a nice day and we were threshing by Olloways
Page 15 September 1874
Wednesday 9 It was a nice day and we were on the camp meeting
Thursday 10 It was a nice day and we were on the camp meeting
Friday 11 It was a nice day and we were on the camp meeting
Saturday 12 It was a nice day and we were on the camp meeting
Sunday 13 It was a nice day and we were on the camp meeting
Monday 14 It was a nice day and we were plowing
Tuesday 15 It was a rainy day and in the morning Father and Peter started off with the machine for
threshing by Werner Stein but when they came to the bridge the tongue went out and the
machine tumbled into the ditch and broke the wagon and a little at the machine
Wednesday 16 It was a nice day and we were threshing by Werner Stein with our machine
Thursday 17 It was raining and Father and Mother were on the convention in Sebringville
Friday 18 It was a nice day and Father and Mother were in Woodstock
Saturday 19 It was a rainy day and we were threshing by Helmuths with our machine
Sunday 20 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 21 It was a nice day and we were threshing by Helmuths with our machine
Tuesday 22 It was a nice day and we were threshing by Wildfangs
Wednesday 23 It was a nice day and we put a wall in the well and the carpenters came
Thursday 24 It was a nice day and we put a wall in the well
Friday 25 It was a nice day and we were working at the well
Saturday 26 It was a nice day and we finished the well
Sunday 27 It was raining and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 28 It was a nice day and we were working at home
Tuesday 29 It was a nice day and we were digging potatoes
Wednesday 30 It was a cold day and Peter was plowing and Father was working in the kitchen
October 1874
Thursday 1 It was a nice day and we were digging potatoes
Friday 2 It was a nice day and we were working different things
Saturday 3 It was a nice day and we got ready for threshing
Sunday 4 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 5 It was a nice day and we were threshing
Tuesday 6 It was a nice day and we were threshing
Wednesday 7 It was a nice day and Father was away for apples
Thursday 8 It was a nice day and we were digging potatoes


Friday 9 It was a nice day and Father was away for apples and we were cooking apple butter
Saturday 10 It was raining and we were working different things
Sunday 11 It was raining and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 12 It was a nice day and we were threshing by Staeblers
Tuesday 13 It was a nice day and we were threshing by Staeblers
Wednesday 14 It was a nice day and we were threshing by Staeblers with our machine
Thursday 15 It was a nice day and we were working different things
Friday 16 It was a nice day and Peter was drawing ground and Father was working at the kitchen
Saturday 17 It was a nice day and we dug our last potatoes
Sunday 18 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 19 It was a nice day and Peter was drawing ground and Father was working at the kitchen
Tuesday 20 It was a nice day and Peter was drawing sand and Father was working at the kitchen
Wednesday 21 It was a nice day and we were threshing by Albert Gast with our machine
Thursday 22 It was a nice day and we were threshing by Hitzeroth
Friday 23 It was a nice day and we were threshing by Millers
Saturday 24 It was a nice day and we were in Woodstock and Peter was drawing ground
Sunday 25 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 26 It was a nice day and we were threshing by Conrad Wettlaufer
Page 16 October 1874
Tuesday 27 It was a nice day and we were working different things
Wednesday 28 It was raining and Peter was away for lime
Thursday 29 It was a nice day and we were butchering a heifer and the masons came
Friday 30 It was a windy day & we were working at the kitchen & the masons were paveing the stable
Saturday 31 It was a nice day and the masons were plastering the kitchen
November 1874
Sunday 1 It was a nice day and we were in Church & S. School and Father was in Lisbon by Baltzers
Monday 2 It was a nice day and the masons were paveing the stable
Tuesday 3 It was a nice day and the masons were making a cistern
Wednesday 4 It was a nice day and the masons finished the cistern and went away
Thursday 5 It was a rainy day and we were pokeing at home
Friday 6 It was a nice day and we were butchering a heifer
Saturday 7 It was a nice day and we were in Church we had quarter meeting
Sunday 8 It was a nice day and we were in Church
Monday 9 It was a nice day and Father and Schultz were plowing with two teams
Tuesday 10 It was a nice day and we were plowing
Wednesday 11 It was a nice day and we were plowing
Thursday 12 It was a nice day and we were plowing
Friday 13 It was a cold day and we were butchering a cow
Saturday 14 It was a cold day and we were working different things
Sunday 15 It was a cold day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 16 It was a nice day and we were plowing
Tuesday 17 It was a nice day and we were plowing
Wednesday 18 It was a nice day and we were plowing
Thursday 19 It was a nice day and the carpenters started to make a woodshed
Friday 20 It was a cold snowy day and we were on Staeblers Sale
Saturday 21 It was a cold day and Father was threshing by Wildfangs
Sunday 22 It was snowing and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 23 It was a cold snowy day and Father was by Grandmother to haul hay
Tuesday 24 It was a cold snowy day and we were pokeing at home
Wednesday 25 It was a nice day and we were threshing for Adam Mohr
Thursday 26 It was a nice day and we were threshing for Adam Mohr


Friday 27 It was a nice day and we were threshing for Adam Mohr
Saturday 28 It was a nice day and we were threshing for John Wettlaufer
Sunday 29 It was a cold snowy day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 30 It was a cold day and we were threshing for John Wettlaufer
December 1874
Tuesday 1 It was a nice day and we were working at home
Wednesday 2 It was a nice day and the snow went away and we butchered a cow
Thursday 3 It was a nice day and we were threshing by Helmuths
Friday 4 It was a nice day and we were threshing by Helmuths
Saturday 5 It was a nice day and we were threshing by Helmuths the half day
Sunday 6 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 7 It was a nice day and we helped to move Staebler to Tavistock
Tuesday 8 It was a nice day and Father was by Grandmother
Wednesday 9 It was a nice day and Father was by Grandmother
Thursday 10 It was a nice day and Father was on the sale on the seventh line
Friday 11 It was a nice day and we moved grandmother to our place
Saturday 12 It was a cold day and we sold grandmother's hay
Sunday 13 It was a cold snowy day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 14 It was a cold day and we were working different things
Page 17 December 1874
Tuesday 15 It was a cold day and we were threshing by Henry Smith
Wednesday 16 It was a nice day and we were threshing by Henry Smith
Thursday 17 It was a cold snowy day and we were threshing by Makels
Friday 18 It was a cold day and we were working different things
Saturday 19 It was a nice day and I and Father were in Stratford
Sunday 20 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 21 It was a nice day and we butchered our pigs
Tuesday 22 It was a nice day and I and Father were on the Examination
Wednesday 23 It was a nice day and Father and Mother were butchering by Dietrich Wettlaufer
Thursday 24 It was a cold snowy day and we were working different things
Friday 25 It was a nice day and we were in Church (Christmas)
Saturday 26 It was a nice day and Father and Mother were in Woodstock
Sunday 27 It was a nice day and we were on the quarter meeting by Lingelbachs
Monday 28 It was a nice day and Father and William were viewing Peter and Williams land
Tuesday 29 It was cold day and we were threshing by Conrad Wettlaufer
Wednesday 30 It was a cold snowy day and we were threshing by Conrad Wettlaufer
Thursday 31 It was a nice day and we were working different things
January 1875
Friday 1 It was a nice day and we were in Church in South Easthope
Saturday 2 It was a cold snowy day and we did the chores
Sunday 3 It was a nice day and we were in Church an S. School
Monday 4 It was a cold snowy day and Father took grandmothers table and five chairs to the irish
Tuesday 5 It was a nice day and Osbere brought us the money for the land and we were on Herr
Spark's funeral
Wednesday
`6 6 It was a cold day and Father chopped wood and went away threshing
Thursday 7 It was a nice day and we were threshing by Henry Gerhardt
Friday 8 It was a nice day and we were making sausage for Fred Krug
Saturday 9 It was a cold stormy day and Father was settling with Fred Krug
Sunday 10 It was a cold day and we were at home
Monday 11 It was a cold day and we were shoveling snow on the road


Tuesday 12 It was a nice day and we were butchering by Werner Stein
Wednesday 13 It was cold and Father was doctoring Dick
Thursday 14 It was a cold day and Father was sawing wood by John Wettlaufer
Friday 15 It was a nice day and Father was threshing by Morlocks
Saturday 16 It was a nice day and Father was drawing turnips
Sunday 17 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 18 It was a nice day and we were drawing logs for sawing
Tuesday 19 It was a nice day and we were sawing wood
Wednesday 20 It was a nice day and we were drawing turnips with two teams
Thursday 21 It was a nice day and we were working different things
Friday 22 It was a nice day and Father was threshing by Morlocks
Saturday 23 It was a nice day and we were drawing wood
Sunday 24 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 25 It was a stormy day and we were drawing logs for sawing
Tuesday 26 It was a nice day and we brought Steinmann a cord of wood for $3.
Wednesday 27 It was a stormy day and in the afternoon we were drawing logs for sawing
Thursday 28 It was a nice day and we were by Erbs with Dick
Friday 29 It was a nice day and we were drawing wood
Saturday 30 It was a nice day and we were in Stratford with four bags of apples
Sunday 31 It was a pretty nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Page 18 February 1875
Monday 1 It was a nice day and we were moving in the kitchen
Tuesday 2 It was a nice day and we were drawing wood
Wednesday 3 It was a rainy day and Weaver & Wildfang were here and Father and Wildfang were settling
Thursday 4 It was a cold stormy day and Father was working in the kitchen
Friday 5 It was a cold stormy day and Father was working in the kitchen
Saturday 6 It was a cold stormy day and Father brought the carpet rags to Muencher and in the
afternoon we were in Church we had quarter meeting
Sunday 7 It was a cold day and we were in Church
Monday 8 It was a cold stormy day and Father and Mother were in Tavistock with Dick in the cutter
Tuesday 9 It was a cold stormy day and Father was working in the kitchen
Wednesday 10 It was a cold stormy day and Father was pokeing at home
Thursday 11 It was rough and cold and Father took a walk to Tavistock and sold his cord wood for $2.70
a cord
Friday 12 It was rough and cold and we were pokeing at home
Saturday 13 It was a cold day and Father was shoveling snow on the road and was in the mill
Sunday 14 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 15 It was a cold day and we were drawing wood
Tuesday 16 It was a nice day and we were drawing wood
Wednesday 17 It was a cold stormy day and we were drawing wood
Thursday 18 It was a nice day and we were drawing wood and John Amacher was here
Friday 19 It was a nice day and we were drawing wood
Saturday 20 It was a nice day and we were drawing wood
Sunday 21 It was a cold day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 22 It was a nice day and we were drawing wood
Tuesday 23 It was a nice day and we were drawing wood
Wednesday 24 It was a nice day and we were drawing wood and I was in school
Thursday 25 It was a nice day and we were drawing wood and I was in school
Friday 26 It was a nice day and we were drawing wood an I was in school
Saturday 27 It was a nice day and we were drawing wood


Sunday 28 It was a cold day and we were in Church and S. School
March 1875
Monday 1 It was a cold stormy day and we were poking at home
Tuesday 2 It was a cold stormy day and we were drawing wood
Wednesday 3 It was a cold stormy day and in the fore-noon Father was drawing wood and in the afternoon
he was sitting in the house
Thursday 4 It was a nice day and Father was by Wildfangs crushing grain
Friday 5 I was a nice day and we were drawing wood
Saturday 6 It was a nice day and we were drawing wood
Sunday 7 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 8 It was a nice day and we were drawing wood
Tuesday 9 It was a nice day and we were drawing wood
Wednesday 10 It was a nice day and we were drawing wood
Thursday 11 It was a nice day and we were drawing wood
Friday 12 It was a nice day and we were drawing wood
Saturday 13 It was a nice day and we went to Waterloo
Sunday 14 It was a nice day and we were in Waterloo and at night it was thundering and lightning
Monday 15 It was a rainy day and we came home from Waterloo
Tuesday 16 It was a cold stormy day and Father was working by the barn and was in Tavistock
Wednesday 17 It was a cold stormy day and we were working at home
Thursday 18 It was a cold day and we were drawing wood
Friday 19 It was a nice day and we were drawing wood
Page 19 March 1875
Saturday 20 It was a nice day and we were drawing wood
Sunday 21 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 22 It was a nice day and we were drawing wood
Tuesday 23 It was a nice day and we were drawing wood
Wednesday 24 It was as stormy as it ever was during this winter and we were drawing wood
Thursday 25 It was a nice day and we were drawing wood
Friday 26 It was a nice day and we were in prayer meeting (Good Friday)
Saturday 27 It was a nice day and we were drawing wood and sawlogs
Sunday 28 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School (Easter)
Monday 29 It was a nice day and we were tapping trees
Tuesday 30 It was a nice day and we were tapping trees
Wednesday 31 It was a nice day and we were boiling molasses and drawing wood and rails
April 1875
Thursday 1 It was a rainy day and we were in the mill and fixing fence
Friday 2 It was a nice day and we were fixing fence
Saturday 3 It was a nice day and we were crushing grain
Sunday 4 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 5 It was a nice day and we were boiling molasses
Tuesday 6 It was a nice day and we were boiling molasses
Wednesday 7 It was a nice day and we were boiling molasses at home and Fritz Lindt and his wife and
boy came
Thursday 8 It was a nice day and we were cooking molasses and Father was working different things
Friday 9 It was a rainy day and Father went with Fritz Lindt to see a farm
Saturday 10 It was a nice day and we were sugaring off
Sunday 11 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 12 It was a nice day and we were cooking molasses and Father was in Hamburg
Tuesday 13 It was a nice day and we were by Morlocks and traded Dick for a reaper and got a load of
hay and twenty dollars to boot


Wednesday 14 It was a nice day and Father and Schultz were making fence
Thursday 15 It was a rainy day and Father was working different things
Friday 16 It was very cold and snowing like in winter and in the after noon Father was drawing sawlogs
with the sleigh he had one log which contained 245 feet
Saturday 17 It was a cold day and Father was drawing sawlogs
Sunday 18 It was a cold day and we were in prayer meeting and Sunday School
Monday 19 It was a cold day and Father was making fence
Tuesday 20 It was a cold day and Father was working different things
Wednesday 21 It was a cold day and Father was working different things
Thursday 22 It was a nice day and Father was by Werner Stein sawing wood
Friday 23 It was a nice day and at night it snowed very much and Father and the carpenters were
working at the woodshed
Saturday 24 It was snowy and Father was crushing grain
Sunday 25 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 26 It was a nice day and the carpenters were here making a woodshed and the sap was running
very good and I and Mother were boiling molasses
Tuesday 27 It was a nice day and in the afternoon the carpenters went away and we commenced
ploughing and grandmother was boiling sap
Wednesday 28 It was a nice day and we were plowing
Thursday 29 It was a rainy day and we were plowing and boiling molasses
Friday 30 It was a cold day and in the forenoon we were in Tavistock and in the afternoon we began
plowing in the old chop
Page 20 May 1875
Saturday 1 It was cold, raining, snowing, thundering and lightning and in the forenoon we were plowing
and in the afternoon we were cleaning wheat
Sunday 2 It was a cold snowy day and it was quarter meeting in South Easthope and we were at home
Monday 3 It was a nice day and we were plowing in the old chop
Tuesday 4 It was a nice day and we were plowing in the old chop
Wednesday 5 It was nice in the forenoon and we sowed 8 bushels of wheat in the little corner field by the
road
Thursday 6 It was a wet day and we were at home (Ascension Day)
Friday 7 It was a nice day and we were plowing and dragging
Saturday 8 It was a hot day and we sowed oats in the field by the barn
Sunday 9 In the afternoon we had a heavy rain and I was in S. School
Monday 10 It was a wet day and we put wood in the wood shed
Tuesday 11 It was a wet day and we were pokeing at home
Wednesday 12 It was a wet day and we were pokeing at home
Thursday 13 It was a nice day and we were plowing and drawing rails in the old chop
Friday 14 It was a wet day and we were drawing rails and were in Tavistock
Saturday 15 It was a nice day and we were plowing in the old chop
Sunday 16 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 17 It was a nice day and we sowed peas in the old chop
Tuesday 18 It was a nice day and we sowed wheat in the front part of the chop and peas in the orchard
Wednesday 19 It was a nice day and we sowed peas in the field by the bush
Thursday 20 It was a nice day and we sowed wheat and oats
Friday 21 It was a nice day and we finished sowing oats
Saturday 22 It was a nice day and we worked the potatoe land
Sunday 23 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 24 It was a nice day and we planted potatoes
Tuesday 25 It was a nice day and we planted potatoes and in the morning Sall got a colt


Wednesday 26 It was a nice day and Father was rolling the land
Thursday 27 It was a nice day and Father was rolling, and cleaning and drawing wheat
Friday 28 It was a nice day and Father was fixing fence and cleaning and drawing wheat
Saturday 29 It was rainy, and in the forenoon we were drawing rails and in the afternoon I began plowing
at the summer follow
Sunday 30 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 31 It was a nice day and Father was digging post holes and I was plowing
June 1875
Tuesday 1 It was a nice day and Father was ditching and I was plowing
Wednesday 2 It was a nice day and Father was ditching and I was plowing
Thursday 3 It was a nice day and we made fence
Friday 4 It was a nice day and we were drawing ground
Saturday 5 It was a nice day and we were drawing ground
Sunday 6 It was a nice day and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 7 It was a nice day and we were pulling stumps and worked at the turnip land
Tuesday 8 It was a nice day and we were drawing sawlogs and dung
Wednesday 9 It was a nice day and we were working at the turnip land
Thursday 10 It was a nice day and we were working at the turnip land
Friday 11 It was a nice day and we sowed turnip seed
Saturday 12 It was a nice day and we were in Woodstock
Sunday 13 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 14 It was a nice day and Father fixed the camp
Tuesday 15 It was a nice day and we were on the camp meeting
Wednesday 16 It was a nice day and we were on the camp meeting
Page 21 June 1875
Thursday 17 It was a nice day and we were on the camp meeting
Friday 18 It was a nice day and we were on the camp meeting
Saturday 19 It was a nice day and we were working different things
Sunday 20 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 21 It was a nice day and Father worked on the road
Tuesday 22 It was a nice day and Father worked on the road
Wednesday 23 It was a nice day and Father worked on the road
Thursday 24 It was rainy and we were working different things
Friday 25 It was a nice day and we were working different things
Saturday 26 It was a nice day and Father hauled boards for Alles
Sunday 27 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 28 It was a nice day and Father and Dietrich were hewing timber for the river bridge
Tuesday 29 It was a nice day and Father was scrapering by the Church
Wednesday 30 It was a nice day and we were working different things
July 1875
Thursday 1 It was a nice day and I and Father were in Hamburg on the convention
Friday 2 It was a nice day and we were working different things
Saturday 3 It was nice and in the forenoon we were working different things and in the afternoon we were
in Church we had quarter meeting
Sunday 4 It was a nice day and we were in Church
Monday 5 It was a nice day and we were working different things
Tuesday 6 It was a nice day and Father was in Hamburg with the reaper
Wednesday 7 It was a nice day and we were working different things
Thursday 8 It was a nice day and we were working different things
Friday 9 It was a nice day and we were working different things
Saturday 10 It was a nice day and we were working different things


Sunday 11 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 12 It was a nice day and we plowed the potatoes
Tuesday 13 It was a nice day and we mowed grass
Wednesday 14 It was a nice day and we mowed grass
Thursday 15 It was a nice day and we mowed grass and drawed hay in the barn
Friday 16 It was raining in the morning and Father was in Hamburg, and drawed hay in the barn
Saturday 17 It was a nice day and we drawed hay in
Sunday 18 It was rainy in the morning and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 19 It was a nice day and we were cleaning turnips
Tuesday 20 It was a nice day and we were cleaning turnips
Wednesday 21 It was a nice day and I and grandmother were picking raspberries and Father and Schultz
were mowing grass
Thursday 22 It was a nice day and we put a load of hay in the barn
Friday 23 It was a nice day and I and Father were by Osbens for cherries.
Saturday 24 It was a nice day and we were working different things
Sunday 25 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 26 It was a nice day and Father fetched the reaper from Hamburg
Tuesday 27 It was a nice day and we were working different things
Wednesday 28 It was a nice day and we were working different things
Thursday 29 It was a nice day and we were cleaning turnips
Friday 30 It was a nice day and we were cleaning turnips
Saturday 31 It was a nice day and I and grandmother were picking raspberries and Father was cleaning
turnips
Page 22 August 1875
Sunday 1 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 2 It was a nice day and we were cutting fall wheat
Tuesday 3 It was a rainy day we cleaned wheat
Wednesday 4 It was a nice day and we were cutting fall wheat
Thursday 5 It was a nice day and we were working at the wheat
Friday 6 It was a nice day and we were working at the wheat
Saturday 7 It was a rainy day and we were working at home
Sunday 8 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 9 It was a nice day and we were cutting wheat
Tuesday 10 It was a nice day and we drawed wheat in the barn
Wednesday 11 It was a nice day and we were cutting oats
Thursday 12 It was a nice day and we hauled stones to C. Hohner, Tavistock
Friday 13 It was a nice day and we hauled in our last fall wheat
Saturday 14 It was a nice day and we were working different things
Sunday 15 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 16 It was a nice day and Father was threshing by John Wettlaufer
Tuesday 17 It was a nice day and Father was threshing by Adam Mohr
Wednesday 18 It was a nice day and in the forenoon Father was threshing by Adam Mohr and in the after-
noon we were cutting and drawing in oats
Thursday 19 It was a rainy day and Father was threshing by Facey
Friday 20 It was a rainy day and Father was in Hamburg
Saturday 21 It was a rainy day and Father was threshing by Millers
Sunday 22 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 23 It was a nice day and we were pulling peas
Tuesday 24 It was a nice day and we hauled in oats and peas


Wednesday 25 It was a nice day and we were cutting wheat
Thursday 26 It was a nice day and we were cutting oats
Friday 27 It was a nice day and we were cutting oats
Saturday 28 It was a nice day and we hauled in wheat and peas
Sunday 29 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 30 It was a nice day and we were cutting wheat and drawed in peas
Tuesday 31 It was a nice day and we were cutting wheat and oats
September 1875
Wednesday 1 It was a nice day and we drawed in oats and peas
Thursday 2 It was a nice day and we pulled peas, and drawed some in the barn
Friday 3 It was a nice day and in the fore-noon we threshed by Helmuths and in the afternoon we
hauled in peas
Saturday 4 It was a nice day and we were pulling peas and drawed some in the barn
Sunday 5 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 6 It was a nice day and we drawed in wheat and oats
Tuesday 7 It was a nice day and we finished harvesting
Wednesday 8 It was a nice day and we hauled dung and plowed
Thursday 9 It was a nice day and we hauled dung and plowed
Friday 10 It was a nice day and we plowed and sowed fall wheat
Saturday 11 It was a nice day and we plowed and sowed fall wheat
Sunday 12 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 13 It was a nice day and we plowed and sowed fall wheat
Tuesday 14 It was a nice day and we finished sowing, harrowing and drawing stones
Wednesday 15 It was a nice day and we threshed for Hartmeet and Murray
Thursday 16 It was a rainy day and we threshed for Murray
Friday 17 It was a nice day and we threshed for Murray
Page 23 September 1875
Saturday 18 It was a nice day and we threshed for Dunn
Sunday 19 It as a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 20 It was a nice day and in the forenoon we threshed for Dunns and in the afternoon we worked
different things at home
Tuesday 21 It was a nice day and we were at the show at Tavistock
Wednesday 22 It was a nice day and in the forenoon we threshed for Behrenwald, and in the afternoon we
plowed
Thursday 23 It was a nice day and Father was in Ingersoll, got a wheel for the separator
Friday 24 It was a nice day and we threshed for Quehl
Saturday 25 It was a nice day and we threshed for Albert Gast
Sunday 26 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 27 It was a nice day and we threshed for Hitzeroth
Tuesday 28 It was a nice day and we were digging potatoes
Wednesday 29 It was a rainy day and we worked different things
Thursday 30 It was a rainy day and we worked different things
October 1875
Friday 1 It was a nice day and we were threshing
Saturday 2 It was a nice day and we worked different things
Sunday 3 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 4 It was a nice day and we threshed for Abel
Tuesday 5 It was a nice day and we threshed for Abel
Wednesday and Thursday - missed two days
Friday 8 It was a rainy day and we were digging potatoes
Saturday 9 It was a nice day and Father was in Hamburg


Sunday 10 It was a rainy day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 11 It was a nice day and Father was fetching apples
Tuesday 12 It was a nice day and we were fetching apples
Wednesday 13 It was a nice day and we dug our last potatoes
Thursday 14 It was a nice day and in the forenoon we were threshing by Helmuths and in the afternoon
we were by the cider press
Friday 15 It was a rainy day and we were cooking apple butter
Saturday 16 It was a cold day and we were on Leonhardt Wilker's funeral
Sunday 17 It was snowing and thundering and lightening and we were in S. School
Monday 18 It was a nice day and we killed a heifer
Tuesday 19 It was a nice day and we were plowing and pulling turnips
Wednesday 20 It was a nice day and we were pulling turnips
Thursday 21 It was a nice day and we were pulling turnips
Friday 22 It was a nice day and we hauled turnips together
Saturday 23 It was a nice day and we were plowing
Sunday 24 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 25 It was a nice day and we were plowing and painting the kitchen
Tuesday 26 It was a nice day and I was plowing
Wednesday 27 It was raining and we worked different things
Thursday 28 It was a nice day and we were plowing
Friday 29 It was a nice day and we were plowing
Saturday 30 It was a nice day and in the forenoon we were plowing and in the afternoon we were in
Church we had quarter meeting
Sunday 31 It was snowing and storming very much and we were in Church
November 1875
Monday 1 It was a nice day and we were working different things
Tuesday 2 It was a nice day and Father was threshing by Wildfangs
Page 24 November 1875
Wednesday 3 It was snowing and we pulled our last turnips
Thursday 4 It was a nice day and Father was working different things
Friday 5 It was a nice day and we threshed for Conrad Wettlaufer
Saturday 6 It was a nice day and we were plowing
Sunday 7 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 8 It was a nice day and we plowed, and worked other things
Tuesday 9 It was a nice day and we plowed
Wednesday 10 It was a wet day and we worked different things
Thursday 11 It was a nice day and we plowed
Friday 12 It was a nice day and Father was on Mrs. Wagler's sale
Saturday 13 It was a nice day and we plowed
Sunday 14 It was a stormy day and we were in Church and Sunday School
Monday 15 It was a wet, cold day and we worked different things
Tuesday 16 It was a snowy day and we worked different things
Wednesday 17 It was a stormy day, and we worked different things
Thursday 18 It was a nice day and Father was drawing wood
Friday 19 It was a nice day and in the forenoon Father was drawing wood and in the afternoon Father
and Mother went down to John Amachers
Saturday 20 It was a nice day and Father and Mother came home from the gravel road
Sunday 21 It was a cold day and Father and Mother were at old Mr. Hamburgers funeral
Monday 22 It was a cold day and Father was working different things
Tuesday 23 It was a nice day and we worked different things
Wednesday 24 It was a cold day and we threshed for Adam Mohr


Thursday 25 It was a nice day and we threshed for Adam Mohr
Friday 26 It was a rainy day and we worked different things
Saturday 27 It was a nice day and in the forenoon we threshed for Adam Mohr
Sunday 28 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 29 It was a cold stormy day and we helped Morlock butchering
Tuesday 30 It was a cold day and we butchered a steer
December 1875
Wednesday 1 It was a nice day and we were threshing
Thursday 2 It was a nice day and we were threshing
Friday 3 It was a nice day and we helped Morlocks threshing
Saturday 4 It was a nice day and we were butchering
Sunday 5 It was a rainy day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 6 It was a rainy day and we worked different things
Tuesday 7 It was a nice day and we threshed for Mr. Facey half a day
Wednesday 8 It was a nice day and we threshed for Mr. Facey half a day
Thursday 9 It was a nice day and we threshed for Mr. Facey
Friday 10 It was a nice day and we threshed for Mr. Facey
Saturday 11 It was a nice day and we threshed for Mr. .Facey half a day
Sunday 12 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 13 It was a cold stormy day and we were working at home
Tuesday 14 It was a nice day and Father was working at home
Wednesday 15 It was a nice day and we threshed for Millers
Thursday 16 It was a nice day and we threshed for Millers
Friday 17 It was a cold day and Father was butchering for Staeblers
Saturday 18 It was a stormy day and we were working at home
Sunday 19 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 20 It was a nice day and we worked different things
Tuesday 21 It was so nice that the snow melted all away and we threshed for Helmuths
Page 25 December 1875
Wednesday 22 It was a nice day and in the forenoon we threshed for Helmuths and in the afternoon Father
and Mother came to the Examination
Thursday 23 It was a nice day and Father and Mother were in Stratford
Friday 24 It was cold and rainy at night, and we worked at home
Saturday 25 It was a nice day and we fixed the Christmas tree in Church (Christmas)
Sunday 26 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 27 It was a nice day and I was down by Amachers and Father was working at home
Tuesday 28 It was a nice day and Father and Mother helped W. & P. Amacher butchering
Wednesday 29 It was a nice day and we threshed for Conrad Wettlaufer
Thursday 30 It was a nice day we threshed for Conrad Wettlaufer
Friday 31 It was a very warm day and we threshed for Conrad Wettlaufer 1/2 a day
January 1876
Saturday 1 It was a rainy day and we were at home
Sunday 2 It was a nice day but we had no sleighing and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 3 It was a nice day and Father and Mother helped Wildfangs butchering
Tuesday 4 It was a nice day and we were working at home
Wednesday 5 It was a nice day and we chopped wood and took two loads of turnips home
Thursday 6 It was a cold day we chopped wood
Friday 7 It was a nice day and Father was in Hamburg
Saturday 8 It was a nice day and in the forenoon we chopped wood and in the afternoon we were in
Tavistock
Sunday 9 It was a rainy day and we were in Church and S. School


Monday 10 It was a very stormy day and we were working at home
Tuesday 11 It was a cold day and Father and Mother helped Dietrich Wettlaufers butchering
Wednesday 12 It was a nice day and Father and Mother made sausage for Fred Krug
Thursday 13 It was a nice day and we drawed logs for sawing with the crosscut saw
Friday 14 It was a nice day and we drawed logs together
Saturday 15 It was a nice day and we drawed logs together
Sunday 16 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 17 It was a nice day and William Neargarth and Schultz were chopping and Father was sick
Tuesday 18 It was a wet day and Schultz and William were chopping and Father was sick
Wednesday 19 It was a cold day and Schultz and William were chopping and Father was sick
Thursday 20 It was a cold day and Schultz and William were chopping and we were working at home
Friday 21 It was a cold day and we were drawing logs
Saturday 22 It was a cold day and we hauled logs
Sunday 23 It was a nice day and we were at home
Monday 24 It was a cold day and we were hauling wood
Tuesday 25 It was a snowy day and we were threshing by Helmuths half a day
Wednesday 26 It was a nice day and Father was drawing sawlogs
Thursday 27 It was a nice day and Father was drawing sawlogs for Werner Stein
Friday 28 It was a stormy day and were flailing peas
Saturday 29 It was a stormy day and Father was settling with some people
Sunday 30 It was a cold day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 31 It was a nice day and we were hauling wood
February 1876
Tuesday 1 It was a snowy day and we were working at home
Wednesday 2 It was a cold day and we were drawing wood
Thursday 3 It was a cold day and we were drawing wood
Friday 4 It was a nice day and we were drawing wood
Saturday 5 It was a nice day and we were drawing sawlogs
Page 26 February 1876
Sunday 6 It was a nice day and I was in Church and S. School and Father and Mother were down by
Grand Father
Monday 7 It was a nice day and we helped Makel drawing sand
Tuesday 8 It was a nice day and we drawed wood for sawing with the circle saw
Wednesday 9 It was a rainy day and we worked at home
Thursday 10 It was a nice day and Father fetched the crosscut saw from Hamburg
Friday 11 It was a rainy day and we were working at home
Saturday 12 It was a nice day and we were in Stratford with some apples and potatoes
Sunday 13 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 14 It was a nice day and we worked different things
Tuesday 15 It was a nice day and we worked different things
Wednesday 16 It was a stormy day and Father helped Morlocks threshing
Thursday 17 It was a stormy day and we threshed by Helmuths
Friday 18 It was a nice day and Father helped Morlocks threshing
Saturday 19 It was a nice day and we hauled logs for sawing
Sunday 20 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 21 It was a nice day and we hauled logs for sawing
Tuesday 22 It was a cold stormy day and we worked different things
Wednesday 23 It was a stormy day and in the forenoon we worked at home and in the afternoon we sawed
wood
Thursday 24 It was a cold day and we sawed wood


Friday 25 It was a nice day and we sawed wood
Saturday 26 It was a nice day and we sawed wood
Sunday 27 It was a cold day and Father and Mother were by John Amachers and I was at home
Monday 28 It was a nice day and we sawed wood
Tuesday 29 It was a nice day and we sawed wood
March 1876
Wednesday
1 1 It was a nice day and we worked different things
Thursday 2 It was a nice day and we sawed wood for Werner Stein and in the morning at four o'clock
Grandfather died at John Amachers
Friday 3 It was a nice day and Father and Mother were by John Amachers and I drawed wood to
Shakespeare
Saturday 4 It was a nice day and we drawed sawlogs
Sunday 5 It was a nice day and we were at Grandfathers funeral
Monday 6 It was a nice day and we sawed wood for Werner Stein
Tuesday 7 It was a rainy day and we worked at home
Wednesday 8 It was a stormy day and we worked at home
Thursday 9 It was a nice day and we sawed wood for Werner Stein
Friday 10 It was a nice day and we sawed wood for Helmuths
Saturday 11 It was a nice day and in the afternoon we were in Church we had quarter meeting
Sunday 12 It was a rainy day and we were in Church
Monday 13 It was a stormy day and we worked at home
Tuesday 14 It was a nice day and we drawed wood
Wednesday 15 It was a nice day and Father was crushing grain
Thursday 16 It was a stormy day and Father was at the funeral of Mr. John Roth's wife
Friday 17 It was a snowy day and father was in Hamburg with a load of boards
Saturday 18 It was a cold day and father went down to Lingelbachs
Sunday 19 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 20 It was a cold day and we sawed wood for Millers
Tuesday 21 It was a nice day and we were at William Amacher's wedding
Wednesday 22 It was stormy day and we sawed wood for Millers
Page 27 March 1876
Thursday 23 It was a nice day and we took wheat to Shakespeare and sold it at $1.00 per bushel
Friday 24 It was a nice day and we worked different things
Saturday 25 It was a rainy day and we worked at home
Sunday 26 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 27 It was a nice day and we sawed wood for Olloway
Tuesday 28 It was a stormy day and in the forenoon we sawed wood for Olloway and in the afternoon we
crushed grain
Wednesday 29 It was a stormy day and we crushed grain
Thursday 30 It was a cold day and we brought Helmuths peas home and worked at home
Friday 31 It was a nice day and we sawed wood for Adam Mohr
April 1876
Saturday 1 It was a nice day and we sawed wood for Adam Mohr half a day
Sunday 2 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 3 It was a nice day and we sawed wood for Mr. Morlock
Tuesday 4 It was a nice day and we sawed wood for Mr. Morlock
Wednesday 5 It was a nice day and we tapped trees
Thursday 6 It was a nice day and in the forenoon we were cutting peas and in the afternoon we were at
Jacob Miller's Sale and bought two colts
Friday 7 It was a nice day and we were at the Tavistock spring show


Saturday 8 It was a nice day and we were cutting peas and cooked molasses
Sunday 9 It was a nice day and we were in prayer meeting and S. School
Monday 10 It was a nice day and we boiled sap
Tuesday 11 It was a nice day and we cooked molasses and cleaned peas
Wednesday 12 It was a rainy day and we cleaned peas
Thursday 13 It was a rainy day and we were at Herman Smith's child's funeral
Friday 14 It was a rainy day and we were at Adam Mohr's child's funeral (Good Friday)
Saturday 15 It was a nice day and we were cutting peas, cooking molasses and took 1 load of turnips
home
Sunday 16 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 17 It was a cold day and we took two loads of turnips home
Tuesday 18 It was a nice day and we were hewing timber
Wednesday 19 It was a nice day and we were hewing timber
Thursday 20 It was a nice day and we were hewing timber
Friday 21 It was a nice day and we were hewing timber
Saturday 22 It was a nice day and we plowed and drawed stones
Sunday 23 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 24 It was a nice day and we were plowing
Tuesday 25 It was a nice day and we were plowing
Wednesday 26 It was a nice day and we were plowing
Thursday 27 It was a nice day and we were plowing
Friday 28 It was a nice day and we were plowing
Saturday 29 It was a nice day and we sowed 7 bushels of wheat
Sunday 30 It was cold and snowy in the morning and we were in Church and S. School
May 1876
Monday 1 It was a nice day and we were plowing
Tuesday 2 It was a nice day and we harrowed and cultivated
Wednesday 3 It was a nice day and we sowed six bushels of wheat
Thursday 4 It was a nice day and we sowed seven bushels of wheat
Friday 5 It was a rainy day and in the forenoon we were cultivating
Saturday 6 It was a nice day and we made fence
Sunday 7 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Page 28 May 1876
Monday 8 It was a nice day and we were plowing
Tuesday 9 It was a nice day and we were plowing
Wednesday 10 It was a nice day and we drawed rails and made fence
Thursday 11 It was a nice day and we sowed twelve bushels of oats
Friday 12 It was a nice day and father made fence
Saturday 13 It was a nice day and we were in Hamburg
Sunday 14 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 15 It was a rainy day and we sowed 4 bushels of oats, and were in Tavistock
Tuesday 16 It was a rainy day and we worked different things
Wednesday 17 It was a nice day but in the morning we had a fearful rain that everything overflowed; and we
staked fence.
Thursday 18 It was a nice day and we finished seeding by sowing twelve bushels of peas
About this time we got our wagon from Hamburg
Friday 19 It was a nice day and we were plowing and harrowing
Saturday 20 It was a rainy day and we worked different things
Sunday 21 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 22 It was a nice day and we plowed and harrowed
Tuesday 23 It was a nice day and we were plowing and drawed rails


Wednesday 24 It was a nice day and we harrowed, cultivated, and drawed dung
Thursday 25 It was a nice day and we fetched our carriage from Hamburg
Friday 26 It was a nice day and we drawed dung and planted potatoes
Saturday 27 It was a nice day and we were at Ramseyer's raising
Sunday 28 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 29 It was a nice day and we planted Quehl's potatoes
Tuesday 30 It was a nice day and we shore our sheep and sowed one gallon of pealed oats
Wednesday 31 It was a nice day and we worked different things
June 1876
Thursday 1 It was a nice day and father was in Hamburg with a load of boards
Friday 2 It was a nice day and I plowed at the turnip land, and father made fence
Saturday 3 It was a rainy day and we were harrowing, cleaning wheat, and made fence
Sunday 4 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 5 It was a nice day and we plowed in the orchard
Tuesday 6 It was a nice day and we plowed and made fence
Wednesday 7 It was a nice day and we drilled at our turnip land
Thursday 8 It was a nice day and we drawed dung
Friday 9 It was a nice day and father was at Makel's raising and I plowed at the turnip land
Saturday 10 It was a nice day and I plowed and father fixed the camp
Sunday 11 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 12 It was a nice day and we were drilling and drawing dung
Tuesday 13 It was a nice day and they went to the camp meeting and I plowed at the summer follow
Wednesday 14 It was a nice day and we were at the camp meeting
Thursday 15 It was a nice day and we were at the camp meeting
Friday 16 It was a nice day and we were at the camp meeting
Saturday 17 It was a rainy day and we brought our things home from the camp meeting and plowed at the
summer follow
Sunday 18 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 19 It was a nice day and we were plowing, and cutting thistles
Tuesday 20 It was a rainy day and we were plowing, and cutting thistles
Wednesday 21 It was a rainy day and father was working on the road and I plowed and harrowed at the
summer follow
Thursday 22 It was a nice day and we worked on the road
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Friday 23 It was a nice day and in the forenoon father was working on the road and in the afternoon I
was harrowing
Saturday 24 It was a nice day and in the forenoon we drawed stones and in the afternoon, they were at
the quarter meeting in South Easthope
Sunday 25 It was a nice day and we were at the quarter meeting
Monday 26 It was a nice day and in the forenoon we dug a well and in the afternoon we scrapered at the
root house
Tuesday 27 It was a nice day and were scrapering
Wednesday 28 It was a nice day and father was in Stratford with wool
Thursday 29 It was a nice day and we drawed sand
Friday 30 It was a nice day and we drawed sand
July 1876
Saturday 1 It was raining and we drawed stones
Sunday 2 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 3 It was raining and we drawed stones
Tuesday 4 It was raining and we took our lambs away
Wednesday 5 It was a nice day and father was in Gadshill at the saromi


Thursday 6 It was a nice day and we plowed our potatoes and in the evening we were in church in
Hamburg. Mr. Halmhuber preached
Friday 7 It was a nice day and we drawed hay, chips, and wood
Saturday 8 It was a nice day and father was in Hamburg with scandlings
Sunday 9 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 10 It was a nice day and father was in St. Marys for lime
Tuesday 11 It was a nice day and the masons came for putting up the root house wall
Wednesday 12 It was a nice day and the masons were here
Thursday 13 It was a nice day and the masons were here
Friday 14 It was a nice day and the masons were here
Saturday 15 It was a nice day and we were cutting grass
Sunday 16 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 17 It was a nice day and we were cutting grass and drawed hay into the barn
Tuesday 18 It was a nice day and we were cutting grass and drawed hay in
Wednesday 19 It was a nice day and we were cutting grass
Thursday 20 It was a nice day and we drawed hay in
Friday 21 It was a nice day and we finished haying
Saturday 22 It was a rainy day and we worked at home
Sunday 23 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 24 It was a nice day and we were cutting fall wheat
Tuesday 25 It was a nice day and we were cutting fall wheat
Wednesday 26 It was a nice day and we were cutting fall wheat, and plowed
Thursday 27 It was a nice day but in the afternoon we had a nice rain shower and we drawed fall wheat in
Friday 28 It was a nice day and father was in Woodstock and we picked raspberries
Saturday 29 It was a nice day and we drawed fall wheat in
Sunday 30 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 31 It was a nice day and we threshed for Hartmeet
August 1876
Tuesday 1 It was a nice day and we threshed for Adam Mohr
Wednesday 2 It was a nice day and we plowed, and mowed thistles
Thursday 3 It was a nice day and we were harrowing
Friday 4 It was a nice day and we were harrowing
Saturday 5 It was a nice day and we were cutting oats
Sunday 6 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
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Monday 7 It was a nice day and we were cutting oats, and pulled peas
Tuesday 8 It was a nice day and we pulled peas
Wednesday 9 It was a nice day and we pulled peas
Thursday 10 It was a nice day and we were cutting wheat
Friday 11 It was a nice day and we cut wheat and drawed peas into the barn
Saturday 12 It was a nice day and we cut wheat
Sunday 13 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 14 It was a nice day and we cut wheat
Tuesday 15 It was a nice day and we pulled peas and drawed oats in
Wednesday 16 It was a nice day and we pulled peas and drawed wheat and oats into the barn
Thursday 17 It was a nice day and we hauled grain into the barn
Friday 18 It was a nice day and we hauled grain in
Saturday 19 It was a nice day and we hauled grain in, and finished harvesting
Sunday 20 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 21 It was a nice day and we drawed chips, and dung
Tuesday 22 It was a nice day and we hauled dung


Wednesday 23 It was a nice day and we plowed
Thursday 24 We had a nice rain shower in the afternoon and we plowed and fixed the granary
Friday 25 It was a nice day and we fixed the granary
Saturday 26 It was a nice day and they were at the quarter meeting in Hamburg
Sunday 27 It was a nice day and they were in Hamburg
Monday 28 It was a nice day and we set the thresh machine
Tuesday 29 It was a nice day and we were threshing
Wednesday 30 It was a nice day and we finished threshing and hauled in straw
Thursday 31 It was a nice day and we sowed fall wheat, harrowed, drawed dung, and plowed
September 1876
Friday 1 It was a nice day and we hauled dung
Saturday 2 It was a nice day and we plowed and hauled dung
Sunday 3 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 4 It was a nice day and we plowed
Tuesday 5 It was a nice day and we plowed
Wednesday 6 It was a nice day and we finished sowing fall wheat
Thursday 7 It was a nice day and I was harrowing
Friday 8 It was a nice day and we hauled timber for the driving shed
Saturday 9 It was a nice day and father was in Gadshill for shingles
Sunday 10 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 11 It was a nice day and we were in Tavistock, and in the afternoon we went away for threshing
Tuesday 12 It was a nice day and father threshed for Wm. & P. Amacher
Wednesday 13 It was a nice day and father threshed for Wm. & P. Amacher
Thursday 14 Father came home from threshing and in the afternoon we hauled logs for the root house and
had a nice rain shower
Friday 15 It was a nice day and we hauled timber, and were at the Tavistock fall show
Saturday 16 It was a nice day and we hauled timber
Sunday 17 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 18 It was a nice day and we worked different things
Tuesday 19 It was a nice day and father went away to the convention in Stephen
Wednesday 20 It was a nice day and father was away
Thursday 21 It was a nice day and father was away
Friday 22 It was a nice day and father came home in the evening
Saturday 23 It was a nice day and in the forenoon we worked at home and in the afternoon we were in
Church we had quarter meeting
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Sunday 24 It was a nice day and we were in Church
Monday 25 It was a nice day and we dug potatoes
Tuesday 26 It was a rainy day and we worked different things
Wednesday 27 It was a cold day and we got cider made
Thursday 28 It was a rainy day and father was in Gadshill
Friday 29 It was a nice day and we threshed for Behrenwald, and for Quehls
Saturday 30 It was a nice day and we threshed for Albert Gast
October 1876
Sunday 1 It was a rainy day and we were in Church there was quarter meeting at Lingelbachs
Monday 2 It was a nice day and in the forenoon we threshed for Hitzeroths and in the afternoon we dug
potatoes
Tuesday 3 It was nice in the forenoon and we dug potatoes and in the afternoon it was raining and we
were in Tavistock
Wednesday 4 It was a nice day and father threshed for John Wettlaufer
Thursday 5 It was a nice day and father was in Stratford


Friday 6 It was a rainy day and father worked different things and went to Tavistock
Saturday 7 It snowed and rained and we hauled wood
Sunday 8 It was snowing and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 9 It was a nice day and we dug our last potatoes
Tuesday 10 It was a nice day and in the forenoon I threshed by Helmuths and in the afternoon I hauled
wood
Wednesday 11 It was a nice day and the carpenters came and began framing the timber for the driving shed
and I plowed
Thursday 12 It was a nice day and they were framing and I plowed
Friday 13 It was a nice day and they were framing and I plowed
Saturday 14 It was a cold day and they were framing and I plowed
Sunday 15 It was a cold day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 16 It was a nice day and they were framing and I plowed
Tuesday 17 It was a nice day and in the forenoon we were framing and in the afternoon we were raising
Wednesday 18 It was a nice day and they worked at the shed and I plowed
Thursday 19 It was a nice day and they worked at the shed and I plowed
Friday 20 It was a nice day and they worked at the shed and I plowed
Saturday 21 It was a nice day and they worked at the shed and I plowed
Sunday 22 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 23 It was a rainy day and we worked different things
Tuesday 24 It was a rainy day and we worked different things
Wednesday 25 It was a nice day and father was shingling and I plowed
Thursday 26 It was a snowy day and we were at John Pletsch's wedding
Friday 27 It was a nice day and father was shingling and I plowed
Saturday 28 It was a rainy day and we were shingling
Sunday 29 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 30 It was a nice day and father was shingling and I plowed and at night it thundered
Tuesday 31 It was a nice day and father was on John Woon's sale and we pulled turnips
November 1876
Wednesday 1 It was a nice day and we pulled turnips
Thursday 2 It was a nice day and we pulled turnips
Friday 3 It was a nice day and father threshed by Wildfangs and I plowed
Saturday 4 It was a nice day and father was scrapering and I plowed
Sunday 5 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 6 It was a rainy day and we poked at home
Tuesday 7 It was a nice day and father worked at home and I was in school
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Wednesday 8 It was a rainy day and father worked at home and I was in school
Thursday 9 It was a nice day and they were cutting peas and I was in school
Friday 10 It was a nice day and father was plowing and I was in school
Saturday 11 It was a nice day and father was scrapering and I was plowing
Sunday 12 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 13 It was a nice day and father was plowing and I was in school
Tuesday 14 It was a nice day and father was plowing and I was in school
Wednesday 15 It was a nice day and father was plowing and I was in school
Thursday 16 It was a nice day and father was working at home and I was in school
Friday 17 It was a nice day and father was plowing in the old chop and I was in school
Saturday 18 It was a rainy day and we cut peas and plowed
Sunday 19 It was a rainy day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 20 It was a nice day and father was plowing
Tuesday 21 It was a nice day and father was drawing wood


Wednesday 22 It was a nice day and father was plowing
Thursday 23 It was a snowy day and father hauled wood and plowed
Friday 24 It was a nice day and father worked different things
Saturday 25 It was a nice day and we worked different things
Sunday 26 It was a snowy day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 27 It was a fair day and we were butchering
Tuesday 28 It was a snowy day and father worked different things
Wednesday 29 It was a nice day and father was working different things
Thursday 30 It was a cold day and father worked different things
December 1876
Friday 1 It was a cold day and father worked different things and Lydia pinched her fingers in the
turnip cutter
Saturday 2 It was a cold day and we hauled the machine to Conrad Wettlaufer
Sunday 3 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 4 It was a nice day and we threshed for Conrad Wettlaufer
Tuesday 5 It was a nice day and we threshed for Conrad Wettlaufer
Wednesday 6 It was a nice day and father hauled the machine to Adam Mohr & a load of wood to Tavistock
Thursday 7 It was a cold day and we helped Werner Stein threshing
Friday 8 It was a cold day and we helped Werner Stein threshing
Saturday 9 It was a cold stormy day and were worked at home
Sunday 10 It was a cold day and father and mother were in South Easthope at the quarter meeting
Monday 11 It was a nice day and we threshed for Adam Mohr
Tuesday 12 It was a nice day and we threshed for Adam Mohr
Wednesday 13 It was a nice day and in the forenoon we threshed for Adam Mohr and in the afternoon we
took the machine to Mr. Murray and sold fanny for $45.00 to Mr. Nic. Nau
Thursday 14 It was a nice day and we butchered for D. Wettlaufer
Friday 15 It was cold and stormy and we worked at home
Saturday 16 It was cold and stormy and we worked at home
Sunday 17 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 18 It was a stormy day and we made sausage for Mr. Krug
Tuesday 19 It was a stormy day and we hauled wood
Wednesday 20 It was a cold day and we were at the Examination
Thursday 21 It was a nice day and we hauled wood
Friday 22 It was a nice day and we hauled wood
Saturday 23 It was pretty cold and we hauled wood
Sunday 24 It was a cold day and we were in Church and at night at Christmas feast
Monday 25 It was a nice day and we were in Church
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Tuesday 26 It was a nice day and father and mother were by John Amacher
Wednesday 27 It was a nice day and we hauled wood
Thursday 28 It was a nice day and we hauled wood
Friday 29 It was a stormy day and father helped Wildfangs threshing
Saturday 30 It was a cold day and father hauled wood
Sunday 31 It was a cold day and we were in Church and S. School
January 1877
Monday 1 It was a nice day and we were in prayer meeting
Tuesday 2 It was a nice day and we hauled wood
Wednesday 3 It was a nice day and we hauled wood
Thursday 4 It was a nice day and we hauled wood
Friday 5 It was a nice day and we threshed by Helmuths
Saturday 6 It was a nice day and we were in Hamburg


Sunday 7 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 8 It was a cold day and father worked at home and I was in school
Tuesday 9 It was a cold day and father hauled wood and I was in school
Wednesday 10 It was a nice day and we hauled wood and threshed peas
Thursday 11 It was a cold day and we worked different things and I was in school
Friday 12 It was a cold day and father hauled wood and I was in school
Saturday 13 It was a cold day and father hauled wood
Sunday 14 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 15 It was a stormy day and father worked different things and I was in school
Tuesday 16 It was a nice day and father hauled wood and I was in school
Wednesday 17 It was a nice day and father hauled wood and I was in school
Thursday 18 It was a nice day and father hauled wood and I was in school
Friday 19 It was a nice day and father hauled wood and I was in school
Saturday 20 It was a cold, stormy day and we did the chores and threshed a few peas
Sunday 21 It was a cold day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 22 It was a nice day and Father and Mother were visiting Peter and William and I was in school
Tuesday 23 It was a cold day and father hauled wood and I was in school
Wednesday 24 It was a stormy day and father worked different things and I was in school
Thursday 25 It was a nice day and father hauled wood and I was in school
Friday 26 It was a nice day and father and mother were by Lingelbach and I was in school
Saturday 27 It was a nice day and Father and I hauled wood
Sunday 28 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 29 It was a nice day and Father and Mother and grandmother were visiting Alleses and I was in
school
Tuesday 30 It was a nice day and father hauled wood and I was in school
Wednesday 31 It was a nice day and father hauled wood and I was in school
February 1877
Thursday 1 It was a nice day and father hauled wood and I was in school
Friday 2 It was a nice day father hauled wood and I was in school
Saturday 3 It was a nice day and we worked different things
Sunday 4 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 5 It was a nice day and father fetched Lydia, and got ready for sawing wood and I was in
school
Tuesday 6 It was a nice day and we sawed wood
Wednesday 7 It was a nice day and they put wood in the wood shed and I was in school
Thursday 8 It was a nice day and they put wood in the wood shed and took one load to Tavistock and I
was in school
Friday 9 It was a nice day and they cleaned wheat and hauled wood and I was in school
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Saturday 10 It was a nice day and we hauled wood and wheat
Sunday 11 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 12 It was a nice day and father worked different things and I was in school
Tuesday 13 It was a nice day and father worked different things and I was in school
Wednesday 14 It was a nice day and father worked different things and I was in school
Thursday 15 It was a nice day and father got ready for sawing wood and I was in school
Friday 16 It was a nice day and father drawed logs and I was in school
Saturday 17 It was a cold day and in the afternoon we were in Church we had quarter meeting
Sunday 18 It was a snowy day and we were in Church
Monday 19 It was a nice day and we got ready for sawing wood
Tuesday 20 It was a nice day and we sawed wood
Wednesday 21 It was a nice day and father hauled wood


Thursday 22 It was a nice day and father hauled wood and crushed grain
Friday 23 It was a nice day and father drawed wood and crushed grain
Saturday 24 It was a nice day and we fetched two heifers from John Amachers
Sunday 25 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 26 It was a nice day and father chopped wood and I was in school
Tuesday 27 It was a nice day and father hauled logs and I was in school
Wednesday 28 It was a nice day and father hauled logs and I was in school
March 1877
Thursday 1 It was a nice day and father hauled logs and I was in school
Friday 2 It was a rainy day and we hauled logs
Saturday 3 It was a nice day and we hauled wood
Sunday 4 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 5 It was a stormy day and we hauled wood
Tuesday 6 It was a nice day and they worked different things and I was in school
Wednesday 7 It was a nice day and father hauled sawlogs and I was in school
Thursday 8 It was a rainy day and father worked different things and I was in school
Friday 9 It was a stormy day and father fetched Savage from Zehr and I was in school
Saturday 10 It was a stormy day and father worked different things
Sunday 11 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 12 It was a nice day and we cleaned wheat and took it away
Tuesday 13 It was a nice day and father was on Mr. McKay's sale
Wednesday 14 It was a nice day and father sold red chaff wheat at $1.32 per bu.
Thursday 15 It was a nice day and Father worked different things
Friday 16 It was a nice day and Father chopped logs
Saturday 17 It was a nice day and they were on Old Donie Zurbrigg's funeral
Sunday 18 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 19 It was a nice day and father hauled sawlogs
Tuesday 20 It was a nice day and father drawed sawlogs
Wednesday 21 It was a snowy day and we threshed peas
Thursday 22 It was a nice day and we cleaned peas
Friday 23 It was a nice day and father drawed logs for John Pletsch
Saturday 24 It was a nice day and we threshed peas
Sunday 25 It was rainy day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 26 It was a rainy day and we worked different things
Tuesday 27 It was a cold day and we cleaned oats
Wednesday 28 It was a cold day and we crushed grain
Thursday 29 It was a cold day and we threshed peas
Friday 30 It was a nice day and we were in Church (Good Friday)
Saturday 31 It was a nice day and father drawed wood for Rev. H. Werner
Page 35 April 1877
Sunday 1 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 2 It was a nice day and we tapped trees
Tuesday 3 It was a cold day and we tapped trees
Wednesday 4 It was a nice day and we worked in the sugar bush
Thursday 5 It was a nice day and we boiled sap
Friday 6 It was a nice day and we boiled sap
Saturday 7 It was a nice day and we boiled sap
Sunday 8 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 9 It was a nice day and we cooked molasses and made fence
Tuesday 10 It was a nice day and we cleaned peas and hauled logs
Wednesday 11 It was a nice day and we cooked molasses and made fence


Thursday 12 It was a nice day and we made fence
Friday 13 It was a nice day and we made fence
Saturday 14 It was a nice day and we cooked molasses
Sunday 15 It was a nice day and father and mother were in South Easthope at the quarter meeting
Monday 16 It was a nice day and we hauled rails and made fence
Tuesday 17 It was a hot day and we made fence and cultivated
Wednesday 18 It was a rainy day and we cooked molasses and cultivated
Thursday 19 It was a rainy day and we worked different things
Friday 20 It was a nice day and father cracked stones for Helmuth
Saturday 21 It was a nice day and we were making fence and cultivated
Sunday 22 It was a nice day and we were in prayer meeting and S. School
Monday 23 It was a nice day and we sowed eight bushels of wheat; and we let the cattle out in the field
the first time for this spring
Tuesday 24 It was a nice day and we sowed oats
Wednesday 25 It was a nice day and we sowed oats (16 bushels all together)
Thursday 26 It was a nice day and we sowed 4 bushels of wheat
Friday 27 It was a nice day and we sowed peas
Saturday 28 It was a rainy day and father plowed and I burnt stumps
Sunday 29 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 30 It was cold and snowing and father was by Makels helping measuring land
May 1877
Tuesday 1 It was a nice day and we made fence
Wednesday 2 It was a nice day and we made fence
Thursday 3 It was a nice day and father was in Stratford and sall got a colt (Lady)
Friday 4 It was a nice day and father plowed and sowed peas
Saturday 5 It was a nice day and we plowed and finished seeding with sowing peas we sowed over 8 bu.
Sunday 6 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 7 It was a nice day and father made fence
Tuesday 8 It was a nice day and father plowed at the potato land
Wednesday 9 It was a nice day and we hauled dung and planted potatoes
Thursday 10 It was a nice day and we were in prayer meeting and in the afternoon we were by Dietrich
Wettlaufer
Friday 11 It was a nice day I was rolling the land and father made fence
Saturday 12 It was a nice day and we hauled dung
Sunday 13 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 14 It was a nice day and we were planting potatoes
Tuesday 15 It was a rainy day and we were making fence and harrowed
Wednesday 16 It was a nice day and we worked different things
Thursday 17 It was a nice day and we worked different things
Friday 18 It was a nice day and we hauled dung on the turnip land
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Saturday 19 It was a nice day and we hauled dung on the turnip land
Sunday 20 It was a rainy day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 21 It was a nice day and Father and Mother were by Elisabeth Jaggie
Tuesday 22 It was a nice day and I plowed and father was not well during this week
Wednesday 23 It was a nice day and I plowed at the turnip land.
Thursday 24 It was a nice day and I spread dung and plowed
Friday 25 It was a nice day and I finished plowing the turnip land
Saturday 26 It was a nice day and I cultivated, harrowed and rolled
Sunday 27 It was a nice day and we were on old Alles's funeral
Monday 28 It was a nice day and we plowed at the summer fallow and shore sheep


Tuesday 29 It was a nice day and I plowed and father and mother shore sheep and were on Misses
Kleins funeral
Wednesday 30 It was a nice day and I plowed and the painters came
Thursday 31 It was a nice day and I plowed and father painted
June 1877
Friday 1 It was a nice day and I was plowing and the others were painting
Saturday 2 It was a nice day and I was plowing and the rest were painting
Sunday 3 It was a rainy day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 4 It was a nice day and I was plowing and they finished painting
Tuesday 5 It was a nice day and father was plowing
Wednesday 6 It was a nice day and father was plowing and we were cutting thistles
Thursday 7 It was a nice day and father plowed, and we were cutting thistles
Friday 8 It was a nice day and father plowed, and we were cutting thistles
Saturday 9 It was a rainy day and we worked different things and took the wool away at $.26 per lb.
Sunday 10 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 11 It was a nice day and father was drilling
Tuesday 12 It was a nice day and we were at Martin Bort's funeral
Wednesday 13 It was a nice day and we sowed turnip seed
Thursday 14 It was a rainy day and father plowed and was at Behrenwalds raisen and Annie came from
Chicago.
Friday 15 It was a nice day and father fixed the camp and the camp meeting began
Saturday 16 It was a nice day and father was plowing
Sunday 17 It was a nice day and we were at the camp meeting
Monday 18 It was a nice day and we were at the camp meeting
Tuesday 19 It was a nice day and father and mother were at home and we were at the camp meeting
Wednesday 20 It was a nice day and we were at the camp meeting
Thursday 21 It was a cold day and we were at the camp meeting
Friday 22 It was a cold day and we were at the camp meeting and at night we had a very hard frost
Saturday 23 It was a nice day and I was harrowing
Sunday 24 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 25 It was a nice day and we were working on the road
Tuesday 26 It was a rainy day and we worked in the barn
Wednesday 27 It was a nice day and we worked on the road
Thursday 28 It was a nice day and we worked on the road
Friday 29 It was a rainy day and we worked different things
Saturday 30 It was a rainy day and father was at Schneiders barn raising
July 1877
Sunday 1 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 2 It was a nice day and father took Anna Bachman to the Woodstock Station
Tuesday 3 It was a nice day and we scuffled the potatoes
Wednesday 4 It was a nice day and we were at the Convention in Tavistock
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Thursday 5 It was a nice day and we were at the Convention
Friday 6 It was a nice day and we cleaned turnips
Saturday 7 It was a nice day and we mowed grass
Sunday 8 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 9 It was a nice day and we cut grass and drawed hay
Tuesday 10 It was a nice day and we cut grass
Wednesday 11 It was a nice day and we hauled hay in
Thursday 12 It was a nice day and drawed in hay
Friday 13 It was a nice day and we drawed in hay


Saturday 14 It was a nice day and in the forenoon we plowed potatoes, and in the afternoon we were in
Church we had quarter meeting
Sunday 15 It was a nice day and we were in Church
Monday 16 It was a nice day and mother and I were after cherries and father was scrapering
Tuesday 17 It was a nice day and we plowed and moved grass
Wednesday 18 It was a rainy day and we drawed in hay
Thursday 19 It was a rainy day and we finished haying
Friday 20 It was a nice day and father was scrapering
Saturday 21 It was a nice day and we cut fall wheat in the Orchard
Sunday 22 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 23 It was a nice day and we cut fall wheat in the Orchard
Tuesday 24 It was a nice day and I plowed at the summer follow and cleaned turnips
Wednesday 25 It was a nice day and we cut fall wheat
Thursday 26 It was a nice day and we finished cutting fall wheat
Friday 27 It was a rainy day and I plowed and they picked raspberries
Saturday 28 It was a nice day and we drawed in fall wheat
Sunday 29 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 30 It was a nice day and we finished drawing in fall wheat
Tuesday 31 It was a nice day and I plowed
August 1877
Wednesday 1 It was a nice day and we threshed for Wm Schaefer
Thursday 2 It was a nice day and I plowed and father threshed by John Wettlaufer
Friday 3 It was a nice day and we pulled peas and plowed
Saturday 4 It was a nice day and we plowed
Sunday 5 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 6 It was a nice day and we threshed for Adam Mohr
Tuesday 7 It was a nice day and we cut oats
Wednesday 8 It was a nice day and in the forenoon we cut oats and in the afternoon I threshed by
Wildfangs and father and mother drawed in peas
Thursday 9 It was a nice day and father and mother pulled peas and Lydia and I helped Werner Steins
binding
Friday 10 It was a nice day and we cut oats and wheat
Saturday 11 It was a nice day and we cut our last wheat
Sunday 12 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 13 It was a rainy day and we worked different things
Tuesday 14 It was a rainy day and we worked different things
Wednesday 15 It was a rainy day and we worked different things
Thursday 16 It was raining & thundering and the lightning struck in Mr. Kaufman's house in Tavistock and
the grain grew in the shocks and the pea straw was rotten and no sign for good weather yet
Friday 17 In the morning we set the wheat shocks apart and in the afternoon when the wheat was
nearly dry and awful rain came again
Saturday 18 It was a nice day and we pulled peas and drawed them in
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Sunday 19 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 20 It was a nice day and we hauled in wheat and oats
Tuesday 21 It was a nice day and we hauled in oats and finished harvesting
Wednesday 22 It was a nice day and father plowed at the pea land and I was by Wm Amachers
Thursday 23q It was a nice day and father plowed and I came home
Friday 24 It was a nice day and we finished plowing the pea land
Saturday 25 It was a nice day and we hauled stones and plowed at the summer follow
Sunday 26 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School


Monday 27 It was a nice day and we plowed
Tuesday 28 It was a rainy day and we plowed and set the machine for threshing
Wednesday 29 It was a nice day and we plowed and in the afternoon we threshed
Thursday 30 It was a nice day and we plowed and cleaned wheat
Friday 31 It was a rainy day and we hitched up Charlie and went twice to Tavistock
September 1877
Saturday 1 It was a nice day and father and mother were in Hamburg
Sunday 2 It was a rainy day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 3 It was a nice day and we sowed 9 1/2 bushels of fall wheat and hauled dung
Tuesday 4 It was a nice day and we hauled dung and plowed
Wednesday 5 It was a nice day and we hauled dung and plowed
Thursday 6 It was a nice day and we hauled dung and plowed
Friday 7 It was a rainy day and we sowed wheat
Saturday 8 It was a nice day and we scrapered and harrowed and in the afternoon they were in South
Easthope at the quarter meeting and the wheat which we sowed on Monday came up nicely
already
Sunday 9 It was a nice day and they were at the quarter meeting
Monday 10 It was a nice day and we scrapered and took the lambs away
Tuesday 11 It was a nice day and we scrapered and harrowed
Wednesday 12 It was a nice day and we plowed and fetched wheat from L. Pletsch
Thursday 13 It was a nice day and we plowed
Friday 14 It was a nice day and we finished sowing and harrowed
Saturday 15 It was a nice day and we were after walnuts and dug potatoes
Sunday 16 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 17 It was a nice day and father was in Hamburg
Tuesday 18 It was a nice day and we were at the show
Wednesday 19 It was a nice day an we dug potatoes
Thursday 20 It was a nice day and we dug potatoes
Friday 21 It was a nice day and we hauled sand
Saturday 22 It was a nice day and we were in Gadshill for boards
Sunday 23 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 24 It was a nice day and in the afternoon we threshed
Tuesday 25 It was a nice day and we threshed
Wednesday 26 It was a nice day and we threshed for Werner Stein
Thursday 27 It was a nice day and we threshed for Werner Stein
Friday 28 It was a nice day and we threshed for Millers
Saturday 29 It was a nice day and we were at the funeral of Nau
Sunday 30 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
October 1877
Monday 1 It was a nice day and we were in St. Marys for lime
Tuesday 2 It was a nice day and we fixed the root house
Wednesday 3 It was a nice day and I threshed by John Wettlaufer and father worked at the root house
Thursday 4 It was a nice day and I plowed and father pointed out the root house wall
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Friday 5 It was a nice day and I plowed and father pointed out the root house wall
Saturday 6 It was a nice day and I hauled sawdust and father worked at home
Sunday 7 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 8 It was a rainy day and we worked different things
Tuesday 9 It was a nice day and in the forenoon we slaughtered a steer and in the afternoon father was
raising by A. Mohr
Wednesday 10 It was a rainy day and father was at Andrew Mogk's sale


Thursday 11 It was a nice day and we hauled rails
Friday 12 It was a nice day and we threshed by Helmuths and plowed
Saturday 13 It was a nice day and in the forenoon we threshed by Helmuths and plowed and in the
afternoon we hauled rails
Sunday 14 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 15 It was a nice day and we made fence
Tuesday 16 It was a nice day and we cooked pumpkin sauce
Wednesday 17 It was a nice day and we pointed out the wall and fixed the smokehouse
Thursday 18 It was a rainy day and we worked at the wall in the wagon shed
Friday 19 It was a rainy day and we worked different things
Saturday 20 It was a cold day and we plowed and were in Tavistock
Sunday 21 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 22 It was a nice day and we pulled turnips and plowed
Tuesday 23 It was a nice day and we pulled turnips and plowed and sold Charlie for $75. to D. Helmuth
Wednesday 24 It was a nice day and we pulled and hauled turnips
Thursday 25 It was a nice day and we pulled and hauled turnips
Friday 26 It was a cold day and father was at Miller' sale and I plowed
Saturday 27 It was a nice day and we hauled in turnips
Sunday 28 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 29 It was a nice day and they pulled turnips and I plowed
Tuesday 30 It was a nice day and they hauled in turnips and I plowed
Wednesday 31 It was a rainy day and we took in our last turnips we got 39 loads & in the afternoon I plowed
November 1877
Thursday 1 It was a nice day and father was at Henry Roth's sale
Friday 2 It was a wet day and we worked different things
Saturday 3 It was a cold, wet day and we worked different things
Sunday 4 It was a snowy day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 5 It was a cold, snowy day and we butchered a cow
Tuesday 6 It was a cold day and we took the beef away
Wednesday 7 It was a nice day and father finished the wall in the driving shed
Thursday 8 It was a rainy day and father and mother cleaned wheat
Friday 9 It was a cold day and father worked different things
Saturday 10 It was a nice day and we sawed wood for Morlocks
Sunday 11 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 12 It was a nice day and father fetched apples
Tuesday 13 It was a nice day and in the afternoon father sawed wood for Morlocks
Wednesday 14 It was a nice day and we worked different things
Thursday 15 It was a nice day and we worked different things
Friday 16 It was a nice day and father hauled logs for sawing
Saturday 17 It was a nice day and we sawed logs and in the evening it thundered, lightened and hailed
Sunday 18 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 19 It was a nice day and they worked different things
Tuesday 20 It was a nice day and they worked different things
Wednesday 21 It was a nice day and father was at Lingelbachs
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Thursday 22 It was a rainy day and they were in Church (Thanksgiving Day)
Friday 23 It was a nice day and father threshed by Wildfangs
Saturday 24 It was a rainy day and in the afternoon our quarter meeting began
Sunday 25 It was a rainy day and we were in Church
Monday 26 It was a rainy day and we worked different things
Tuesday 27 It was a nice day and father and uncle Peter were ditching


Wednesday 28 It was a cold day and they were ditching
Thursday 29 It was a nice day and they ditched and butchered a steer
Friday 30 It was a cold day and we worked different things
December 1877
Saturday 1 It was a nice day and we worked different things
Sunday 2 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 3 It was a nice day and father and mother butchered for Quehls
Tuesday 4 It was a rainy day and father took the machine to Adam Mohrs and worked different things
at home
Wednesday 5 It was a rainy day and father set the machine by Mohrs
Thursday 6 It was a snowy day and we butchered
Friday 7 It was a nice day and we threshed for Adam Mohrs
Saturday 8 It was a nice day and we threshed for Adam Mohr
Sunday 9 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 10 It was a nice day and father threshed by Helmuths
Tuesday 11 It was a nice day and father threshed by Helmuths
Wednesday 12 It was a nice day and father threshed by Helmuths
Thursday 13 It was a nice day and father threshed by Helmuths
Friday 14 It was a nice day and we threshed for Murrays
Saturday 15 It was a nice day and we threshed for Murrays
Sunday 16 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 17 It was a nice day and father plowed and took a load of wood to Tavistock
Tuesday 18 It was a cold day and father plowed
Wednesday 19 It was a nice day and we were at the Examination
Thursday 20 It was a nice day and we worked different things
Friday 21 It was a nice day and we worked different things
Saturday 22 It was a nice day and we worked different things
Sunday 23 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 24 It was a nice day and we had no sleighing yet and father hauled wood to Tavistock
Tuesday 25 It was a nice day and we were in prayer meeting and in the evening at the Christmas feast
Wednesday 26 It was a nice day and we worked different things
Thursday 27 It was a nice day and we hauled wood to the new Mill at Tavistock
Friday 28 It was a nice day and in the forenoon we worked different things and in the afternoon we were
at John Armstrong's sale
Saturday 29 It was a nice day and I hauled wood and father and mother were in Zorra at the quarter
meeting
Sunday 30 It was a cold day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 31 It was a cold day and we hauled wood
January 1878
Tuesday 1 It was a nice day and we were at home we had visitors
Wednesday 2 It was a nice day and we hauled wood
Thursday 3 It was a cold day and we hauled wood
Friday 4 It was a snowy day but we had no sleighing yet only about two inches snow
Saturday 5 It was a snowy day and we worked different things
Sunday 6 It was a cold day and we had sleighing and were in Church and S. School
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Monday 7 It was a cold day and father was by Wm & Peter Amachers
Tuesday 8 It was a snowy day and we worked different things
Wednesday 9 It was a nice day and father and mother went up to Lisbon
Thursday 10 It was a rainy day and father and mother were at Henry Baltzer's funeral
Friday 11 It was a nice day and father and mother were butchering at Diet. Wettlaufers


Saturday 12 It was a nice day and they came home from butchering and in the afternoon we hauled wood
Sunday 13 It was a cold day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 14 It was a nice day and we had fine sleighing again and father hauled wood
Tuesday 15 It was a nice day and father hauled wood
Wednesday 16 It was a nice day and father hauled stones for Schultz
Thursday 17 It was a nice day and father hauled wood and in the afternoon he hauled stones for Schultz
Friday 18 It was a nice day and they were at Andrew Hahn's funeral
Saturday 19 It was a nice day and the sleighing was away again and we were at Doctor Adam's funeral
Sunday 20 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 21 It was a nice day and father was sickly
Tuesday 22 It was a snowy day and father was sickly
Wednesday 23 It was a cold day father worked different things
Thursday 24 It was a cold day and we had no sleighing yet and father worked different things
Friday 25 It was a nice day and father and mother were by Lorenz Naus and Morlocks
Saturday 26 It was a nice day and father took Lydia home
Sunday 27 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 28 It was a nice day and father worked different things
Tuesday 29 It was a nice day and father and Schultz chopped and hauled wood
Wednesday 30 It was a cold day and they chopped and hauled wood
Thursday 31 It was a cold stormy day and they chopped and hauled wood and at night we got about
12 inches snow
February 1878
Friday 1 It was a cold day and we worked at home
Saturday 2 It was a nice day and in the afternoon father and mother were at the quarter meeting in
South Easthope
Sunday 3 It was a nice day and they were in South Easthope
Monday 4 It was a nice day and father and Schultz were chopping
Tuesday 5 It was a nice day and they were chopping
Wednesday 6 It was a nice day and they were chopping
Thursday 7 It was a nice day and father sawed wood for Conrad Wettlaufer
Friday 8 It was a nice day and the snow was mostly all gone again, the sleighing was spoilt three
days ago already and father sawed wood for Conrad Wettlaufer
Saturday 9 It was a stormy day and father worked different things
Sunday 10 It was a snowy day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 11 It was a nice day and father and mother were by Nicklaus Schweitzers
Tuesday 12 It was a nice day and father worked different things
Wednesday 13 It was a nice day and father worked different things
Thursday 14 It was a nice day and father worked different things
Friday 15 It was a nice day and father slaughtered a steer for D. Wettlaufer
Saturday 16 It was a nice day and we hauled wood
Sunday 17 It snowed in the morning and in the afternoon it thawed & we were in Church and S. School
Monday 18 It was a nice day and father chopped wood
Tuesday 19 It was a nice day and we hauled wood
Wednesday 20 During the night we got snow enough to make fine sleighing but during the day it all thawed
away again and father made and hauled sawlogs
Thursday 21 It was raining and father worked different things
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Friday 22 It was a rainy day and father and mother were by Amachers. Peter was sick
Saturday 23 It was a snowy day and we were by Amachers
Sunday 24 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 25 It was a cold day and father worked different things


Tuesday 26 It was a nice day and father worked different things
Wednesday 27 It was a nice day and we sawed wood for Wildfangs
Thursday 28 It was a nice day and father and Schultz chopped wood
March 1878
Friday 1 It was a cold day and father hauled logs
Saturday 2 It was a rainy day and we worked different things
Sunday 3 It was a wet day and we had no sleighing since the 20th of February and we were in Church
and S. School
Monday 4 It was a cold day and we hauled logs
Tuesday 5 It was a nice day and we sawed wood
Wednesday 6 It was a nice day and father was on the gravel road
Thursday 7 It was thundering, lightening, raining, hailing and sun shining and we worked different things
Friday 8 It was a nice day and we tapped trees
Saturday 9 It was a nice day and we boiled sap
Sunday 10 It was a hot day so that father took his coat off on going to Church and we were in Church
and S. School
Monday 11 It was a nice day and we boiled sap
Tuesday 12 It was a cloudy day and we worked different things
Wednesday 13 It was a snowy day and we worked different things
Thursday 14 It was raining and we worked different things
Friday 15 It was a nice day and father was on John Siebert's sale and bought a heifer for $17.50 and
we boiled sap
Saturday 16 It was rainy day and we boiled sap and father bought a bull from L. Pletsch for $23.
Sunday 17 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 18 It was a nice day and we boiled sap
Tuesday 19 It was snowing in the morning and in the afternoon it was nice and they were at
Mrs. Hohner's funeral
Wednesday 20 It was a nice day and we boiled sap and we hewed timber
Thursday 21 It was a snowy day and we worked different things
Friday 22 It was a nice day and we boiled sap
Saturday 23 It was a nice day and we boiled sap
Sunday 24 It was a very stormy day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 25 It was a cold day and we were by Wildfangs chopping oats
Tuesday 26 It was a nice day and they were at old Mr. Hohner's funeral
Wednesday 27 It was a nice day and in the forenoon we chopped oats and in the afternoon we hewed timber
Thursday 28 It was a rainy day and we worked different things
Friday 29 It was a nice day and we finished hewing timber
Saturday 30 It was a nice day and we boiled sap
Sunday 31 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
April 1878
Monday 1 It was a nice day and we boiled sap
Tuesday 2 It was a nice day and we worked different things
Wednesday 3 It was a nice day and we worked different things
Thursday 4 It was a nice day and we were in Tavistock at the show
Friday 5 It was a nice day and father was at Lingelbachs
Saturday 6 It was a cold day and father and mother were by Pletsch's getting wheat
Sunday 7 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
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Monday 8 It was a nice day and I plowed
Tuesday 9 It was a rainy day and I plowed
Wednesday 10 It was a rainy day and I plowed and cultivated


Thursday 11 It was a nice day and I plowed
Friday 12 It was a nice day and we sowed wheat
Saturday 13 It was a nice day and we sowed wheat
Sunday 14 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 15 It was a nice day and we sowed peas
Tuesday 16 It was a nice day and I harrowed and cultivated
Wednesday 17 It was a nice day and we cultivated, sowed oats and harrowed
Thursday 18 It was a nice day and we cultivated, sowed oats, harrowed and rolled
Friday 19 It was a rainy day and we were at the conference at Lingelbachs
Saturday 20 It was a nice day and we pulled willows
Sunday 21 It was a nice day and they were at the conference
Monday 22 It was a rainy day and we worked different things
Tuesday 23 It was a rainy day and we worked different things
Wednesday 24 It was a rainy day and we worked different things and Moses Werner came and started work
Thursday 25 It was a nice day and we made fence
Friday 26 It was a rainy day and we chopped grain
Saturday 27 It was a nice day and we plowed, sowed peas and hauled stones
Sunday 28 It was a rainy day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 29 It was a nice day and we hauled timber for the strawshed
Tuesday 30 It was a nice day and we hauled timber and cultivated
May 1878
Wednesday 1 It was a nice day and we sowed oats and harrowed
Thursday 2 It was a rainy day and we worked different things
Friday 3 It was a rainy day and we worked different things
Saturday 4 It was a nice day and we hauled stones and in the afternoon we were in Church we had
quarter meeting
Sunday 5 It was a nice day and we were in Church
Monday 6 It was a nice day and the carpenters came to frame the timber for the strawshed
Tuesday 7 It was a nice day and we were framing
Wednesday 8 It was a cloudy day and we were framing
Thursday 9 It was raining in the afternoon and we were framing
Friday 10 It was a nice day and we were raising the strawshed
Saturday 11 It was a cold, snowing, raining and hailing and the trees were blossoming and we put the
rafters on the strawshed
Sunday 12 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 13 It was a nice day and we fetched shingles
Tuesday 14 It was a nice day and we hauled wood
Wednesday 15 It was a nice day and we sawed wood with the circular saw
Thursday 16 It was a nice day and we logged, cultivated and harrowed
Friday 17 It was a nice day and we hauled dung
Saturday 18 It was a nice day and we planted potatoes
Sunday 19 It was a rainy day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 20 It was a rainy day and we made and hauled stakes
Tuesday 21 It was a nice day and we made fence
Wednesday 22 It was a nice day and we made fence
Thursday 23 It was a nice day and we made fence and plowed
Friday 24 It was a nice day and we sowed peas and plowed
Saturday 25 It was a nice day and we made fence, plowed, and washed our sheep
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Sunday 26 It was raining in the afternoon and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 27 It was a nice day and we plowed


Tuesday 28 It was a nice day and we plowed and sowed oats and peas
Wednesday 29 It was a nice day and we plowed and sowed oats and peas
Thursday 30 It was a nice day and we were in prayer meeting (Ascension Day)
Friday 31 It was a nice day and we sowed peas and oats and corn
June 1878
Saturday 1 It was a nice day and we hauled dung
Sunday 2 It was a nice day and we plowed the turnip land
Monday 3 It was a nice day and we plowed the turnip land
Tuesday 4 It was a nice day and we hauled wood and father paid Krug and Falk's account towards us
up to date
Wednesday 5 It was a cold day and we drawed sand
Thursday 6 It was a nice day and we logged in the swamp
Friday 7 It was a cloudy day and we made fence
Saturday 8 It was a nice day and we made fence
Sunday 9 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 10 It was a nice day and we stuck thistles and father was in Woodstock, and bought a plow
Tuesday 11 It was a nice day and father plowed at the swamp and we stuck thistles
Wednesday 12 It was a nice day and we plowed at the summer follow and drilled the turnip land
Thursday 13 It was a nice day and we sowed turnip seed and ???
Friday 14 It was a nice day and we were at the camp meeting & Moses plowed at the summer follow
Saturday 15 It was a nice day and we were at the camp meeting and Moses plowed
Sunday 16 It was a nice day and we were at the camp meeting
Monday 17 It was a nice day and they were at the camp meeting and I plowed
Tuesday 18 It was a nice day and we were at the camp meeting
Wednesday 19 It was a nice day and we were at the camp meeting and father was at Henry Wilker's raising
Thursday 20 It was a nice day and we were at the camp meeting
Friday 21 It was a rainy day and we ditched, made fence and plowed
Saturday 22 It was a rainy day and we plowed and ditched
Sunday 23 It was a rainy day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 24 It was a nice day and we worked on the road
Tuesday 25 It was a nice day and we worked on the road
Wednesday 26 It was a nice day and we ditched on the road
Thursday 27 It was a nice day and father was in Gadshill for boards
Friday 28 It was a nice day and we drawed sawlogs and stave bolts
Saturday 29 It was a nice day and father drawed stones for Schenk
Sunday 30 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
July 1878
Monday 1 It was a nice day and we worked at the strawshed and John Sieberts were here
Tuesday 2 It was a nice day and we worked at the strawshed
Wednesday 3 It was a rainy day and we worked at the strawshed
Thursday 4 It was a nice day and we worked at the strawshed
Friday 5 It was a nice day and father was in Gadshill for boards
Saturday 6 It was a nice day and we worked at the strawshed
Sunday 7 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 8 It was a rainy day and we worked at the strawshed
Tuesday 9 It was a nice day and we mowed grass
Wednesday 10 It was a nice day and we hauled in hay
Thursday 11 It was a nice day and we hauled in hay and father pinched his finger
Missed several days. I found them afterwards but there was nothing particular only haying,etc.
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Saturday 20 It was a nice day and we cut wheat


Sunday 21 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 22 It was a nice day and we cut wheat
Tuesday 23 It was a nice day and we cut wheat
Wednesday 24 It was a nice day and we cut wheat
Thursday 25 It was raining in the afternoon and we cut and drawed in wheat
Friday 26 It was raining and we worked different things
Saturday 27 It was a nice day and father was in Hamburg
Sunday 28 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 29 It was a nice day and we drawed in wheat
Tuesday 30 It was a rainy day and we plowed and shingled
Wednesday 31 It was a nice day and we threshed by Wettlaufer and cut and hauled in wheat
August 1878
Thursday 1 It was a nice day and we hauled in our last fall wheat and some peas
Friday 2 It was a nice day and we pulled peas and cut all our spring wheat
Saturday 3 It was a nice day and we pulled peas and in the afternoon they we on the quarter meeting in
South Easthope
Sunday 4 It was a nice day and we were in Church in South Easthope
Monday 5 It the forenoon we cut oats and in the afternoon it was raining
Tuesday 6 It was a nice day and we shingled at the straw shed and cut oats
Wednesday 7 It was a nice day and we threshed by Helmuths and hauled in wheat
Thursday 8 It was a nice day and we cut oats
Friday 9 It was a nice day and we finished cutting oats
Saturday 10 It was a nice day and we threshed peas and hauled in oats
Sunday 11 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 12 It was a nice day and we were on the excursion
Tuesday 13 It was a nice day and we threshed peas
Wednesday 14 It was a nice day and we got ready for threshing
Thursday 15 It was a nice day and we threshed
Friday 16 It was a nice day and we took in our last oats
Saturday 17 It was a nice day and we began hauling dung
Sunday 18 It was nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 19 It was a nice day and we hauled dung
Tuesday 20 It was a nice day and we hauled dung
Wednesday 21 It was a nice day and we plowed at the summer follow
Thursday 22 It was a nice day and we plowed
Friday 23 It was a nice day and we plowed
Saturday 24 It was a rainy day and we worked different things
Sunday 25 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 26 It was a nice day and we plowed and ditched
Tuesday 27 It was a nice day and we plowed and ditched
Wednesday 28 It was a nice day and we plowed and ditched
Thursday 29 It was a nice day and we plowed and ditched
Friday 30 It was a nice day and we sowed fall wheat and ditched
Saturday 31 It was a rainy day and we threshed by Morlocks and worked different things
September 1878
Sunday 1 It was a rainy day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 2 It was a nice day and we plowed
Tuesday 3 It was a nice day and we sowed fall wheat in the orchard
Wednesday 4 It was a rainy day and we worked different things and Werner Stein got 16 bu and 10 lbs of
wheat from us
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Thursday 5 It was a nice day and we hauled in clover and oats
Friday 6 It was a nice day and we dug for a well
Saturday 7 It was a nice day and we worked at the well
Sunday 8 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 9 It was a nice day and we worked different things
Tuesday 10 It was a rainy day and we worked at the well
Wednesday 11 It was a rainy day and we were at the show
Thursday 12 It was a rainy day and we worked at the well
Friday 13 It was a rainy day and we cleaned peas
Saturday 14 It was a nice day and we worked at the well and threshed by Helmuths in the afternoon
Sunday 15 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 16 It was a nice day and we worked different things
Tuesday 17 It was a nice day and Father and Mother were at the convention and we logged
Wednesday 18 It was a nice day and we logged
Thursday 19 It was a nice day and we logged
Friday 20 It was a nice day and we logged and they came home from the convention
Saturday 21 It was a nice day and we set the machine for threshing
Sunday 22 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 23 It was a nice day and we were threshing
Tuesday 24 It was a nice day and we finished threshing
Wednesday 25 It was a nice day and we threshed for Werner Stein
Thursday 26 It was a nice day and we finished threshing for Werner Stein
Friday 27 It was a nice day and we fetched apples
Saturday 28 It was a nice day and we dug potatoes
Sunday 29 It was a foggy day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 30 It was a nice day and we finished digging potatoes
October 1878
Tuesday 1 It was a nice day and we plowed the potatoes land, and ditched
Wednesday 2 It was a nice day and we threshed for Adam Mohr
Thursday 3 It was a nice day and we threshed for Adam Mohr
Friday 4 It was a nice day and we finished threshing for Adam Mohr
Saturday 5 It was a rainy day and I plowed, Mose ditched and father was at Gischler's sale
Sunday 6 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 7 It was a nice day and father plowed
Tuesday 8 It was a nice day and father got cider made
Wednesday 9 It was a nice day and we cooked apple butter
Thursday 10 It was a nice day and Mose plowed
Friday 11 It was a rainy day and father and mother went away buying cattle
Saturday 12 It was a nice day and we worked different things
Sunday 13 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 14 It was a nice day and Mose plowed
Tuesday 15 It was a nice day and they fetched the cattle
Wednesday 16 It was a nice day and Mose threshed at Wildfangs
Thursday 17 It was a rainy day and Mose threshed at Wildfangs and we worked at home
Friday 18 It was a cloudy day and Mose threshed at Wildfangs and father worked different things
Saturday 19 It was a cold day and we sawed wood for Kalbleisch and Schaefer
Sunday 20 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 21 It was a nice day and they killed Quehl's pigs and plowed and dug potatoes
Tuesday 22 It was a nice day and we dug our last potatoes and plowed
Wednesday 23 It was a rainy day and we worked different things
Thursday 24 It was a nice day and they worked different things


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Friday 25 It was a nice day and father butchered for Misses Sparges
Saturday 26 It was a rainy day and in the afternoon we were in Church we had quarterly meeting
Sunday 27 It was a nice day and we were in Church
Monday 28 It was a cold day and Mose plowed
Tuesday 29 It was a nice day and we pulled turnips
Wednesday 30 It was a rainy day and they pulled turnips
Thursday 31 It was a cold, snowy day and they pulled and hauled in turnips
November 1878
Friday 1 It was a nice day and we took in our last turnips
Saturday 2 It was a nice day and we plowed and piled wood
Sunday 3 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 4 It was a cold day and they plowed
Tuesday 5 It was a nice day and we plowed
Wednesday 6 It was a nice day and we plowed
Thursday 7 It was a rough day and we plowed
Friday 8 It was a cold day and we were at the plowing match
Saturday 9 It was a cold day and we hauled wood
Sunday 10 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 11 It was a rainy day and we plowed
Tuesday 12 It was a nice day and they worked different things
Wednesday 13 It was a rough day and father worked different things and Mose was by Morlocks
Thursday 14 It was a nice day and father plowed and Mose threshed by Morlocks
Friday 15 It was a nice day and in the forenoon they chopped and a chip flew into Mose eye and in the
afternoon father plowed and Mose was at home
Saturday 16 It was a rainy day and we hauled wood and Mose threshed by Morlocks
Sunday 17 It was a rainy day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 18 It was a nice day and we hauled wood
Tuesday 19 It was a nice day and father plowed
Wednesday 20 It was a nice day and we chopped and hauled wood
Thursday 21 It was a nice day and we chopped and plowed
Friday 22 It was a rainy day and we chopped and plowed
Saturday 23 It was a rainy day and we chopped
Sunday 24 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 25 It was a snowy day and we chopped
Tuesday 26 It was a nice day and we butchered a bull
Wednesday 27 It was a rainy day and they butchered by Quehls and Mose and I chopped
Thursday 28 It was a snowy day and we got ready for butchering
Friday 29 It was a nice day and we butchered our pigs
Saturday 30 It was a nice day and we hauled and chopped wood
December 1878
Sunday 1 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 2 It was a rainy day and we worked different things
Tuesday 3 It was a nice day and we chopped
Wednesday 4 It was a nice day and we chopped
Thursday 5 In the afternoon it snowed and we chopped
Friday 6 It was a snowy day and we chopped and hauled logs
Saturday 7 It was a snowy day and we chopped and hauled logs
Sunday 8 It was a fair day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 9 It was a rainy day and father and mother went butchering and we threshed peas
Tuesday 10 It was a nice day and we were chopping


Wednesday 11 It was a stormy day and we were chopping
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Thursday 12 It was a cold day and I hauled wood, Mose chopped and father had a bad cold
Friday 13 It was a cold day and father and mother went to Lingelbachs and we chopped
Saturday 14 It snowed and we got our first sleighing and we worked different things
Sunday 15 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 16 It was a nice day and we chopped and hauled wood
Tuesday 17 It was a nice day and we chopped and hauled wood
Wednesday 18 It was a snowy day and we chopped and hauled wood
Thursday 19 It snowed a little and we chopped and hauled wood
Friday 20 It snowed and we hauled wood
Saturday 21 It snowed during the whole day and we cleaned fall wheat and took a load to Tavistock at
$.85 per bushel
Sunday 22 It was cold and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 23 It was cold and we threshed peas and hauled wood
Tuesday 24 It was a cold and stormy and we tend to the chores
Wednesday 25 It was stormy and we fixed the Christmas bow in Church
Thursday 26 It was pretty cold and we threshed peas
Friday 27 It was a nice day and we hauled wood
Saturday 28 It was a nice day and we hauled wood
Sunday 29 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 30 It was a nice day and we sawed wood for Dietrich Wettlaufer
Tuesday 31 It was a nice day and we sawed wood for Diet. Wettlaufer
January 1879
Wednesday 1 It was a very nice day and we tended to the chores
Thursday 2 It was very stormy so that hardly a team or train could go and we threshed peas
Friday 3 It was very stormy and we did the chores
Saturday 4 It was very stormy and we did the chores
Sunday 5 It was a stormy day and we were at home
Monday 6 It was a cold day and we chopped wood and shoveled snow
Tuesday 7 It was a cold day and we chopped wood
Wednesday 8 It was a nice day and Mose chopped and father was in Hamburg
Thursday 9 It was a cold day and we hauled wood and Mose chopped and in the afternoon father was at
the annual cheese meeting and got $31.
Friday 10 It was a cold day and we hauled and chopped wood
Saturday 11 It was a nice day and we hauled and chopped wood
Sunday 12 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 13 It was a nice day and we chopped wood and Nicklaus Schwietzers were here
Tuesday 14 It was a nice day and we chopped and hauled wood
Wednesday 15 It was a cold day and we chopped
Thursday 16 It was a nice day and they chopped
Friday 17 It was a nice day and they chopped
Saturday 18 It was a nice day and we hauled and chopped wood
Sunday 19 It was a stormy day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 20 It was a nice day and they were chopping
Tuesday 21 It was a stormy day and we chopped and hauled wood
Wednesday 22 It was a nice day and they chopped wood
Thursday 23 It was a nice day and they were chopping
Friday 24 It was a stormy day and we hauled wood
Saturday 25 It was a stormy day and we hauled wood
Sunday 26 It was a cold day and we were at home and Quehl children were here


Monday 27 It was rainy day and father was in Hamburg
Tuesday 28 It was thawing and they chopped
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Wednesday 29 It was thawing and they chopped
Thursday 30 It was a nice day and they chopped and hauled wood
Friday 31 It was a cold day and we hauled wood
February 1879
Saturday 1 It was cold and stormy and in the forenoon we sawed wood
Sunday 2 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 3 It was a nice day and they were chopping
Tuesday 4 It was a nice day and they chopped and were at Annie Harnick's funeral
Wednesday 5 It was a snowy day and we hauled logs and wood
Thursday 6 It was a nice day and in the afternoon we sawed wood
Friday 7 It was a nice day and we chopped and hauled wood
Saturday 8 It was a nice day and we chopped and hauled wood
Sunday 9 It was stormy and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 10 It was a nice day and we chopped and hauled wood
Tuesday 11 It was a wet snowy day and we chopped
Wednesday 12 It was a stormy day and we were at home
Thursday 13 It was a stormy day and we were at home
Friday 14 It was a stormy day and we were at home
Saturday 15 It was a cold day and we worked at home
Sunday 16 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 17 It was a nice day and we cleaned wheat
Tuesday 18 It was a nice day and father and mother were in Hamburg
Wednesday 19 It was a nice day and father and mother were in Tavistock by Quehls
Thursday 20 It was a cold day and they chopped wood
Friday 21 It was a cold day and in the evening Moses Werner left us and we shopped wood
Saturday 22 It was a nice day and we cleaned oats
Sunday 23 It was a cold day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 24 It was a cold day and we cleaned oats and chopped wood
Tuesday 25 It was a stormy day and we tended to the chores and took a load of wood to Tavistock
Wednesday 26 It was a stormy day and we tended to the chores
Thursday 27 It was a cold day and we hauled wood
Friday 28 It was a cold day and we were at H. Kalbfleisch's sale and bought a colt for $40.50
March 1879
Saturday 1 It was a nice day and father and mother were in New Hamburg
Sunday 2 It was a cold day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 3 It was a nice day and we chopped and hauled wood
Tuesday 4 It was a rainy day and father hauled wood
Wednesday 5 It was a nice day and father hauled wood
Thursday 6 It was warm and we hauled wood
Friday 7 It was warm and we hauled wood
Saturday 8 It was warm and father hauled wood
Sunday 9 It was warm and the sleighing was spoilt, and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 10 It was very warm and we tapped trees
Tuesday 11 It was middlen cold and we got ready for cutting straw and were in Tavistock
Wednesday 12 It was cold and we cut straw
Thursday 13 It was a nice day and we boiled sap and got two gallons of molasses
Friday 14 It was a stormy day and we tended to the chores
Saturday 15 It was a cold day and we hauled sawlogs and boiled sap and got 1 gallon molasses


Sunday 16 It was cold and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 17 It was cold and we hauled rails
Tuesday 18 It was a cold day and father hauled rails and I sat in the house. I had a bad cold
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Wednesday 19 It was a cold day and father and mother were at Wm. Amachers
Thursday 20 It was a nice day and we hauled logs and P. Amacher came
Friday 21 It was a nice day and we set the sawing machine
Saturday 22 It was cold and stormy and in the forenoon we sawed wood and in the afternoon we were in
Tavistock
Sunday 23 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 24 It was a rainy day and we worked at home
Tuesday 25 It was a nice day and father and Peter and Adam Reidt split wood and I hauled wood and
mother boiled sap and got one gallon of molasses
Wednesday 26 It was a nice day and father and Peter chopped and I hauled wood and one load tipped over
and hurt my foot so that I had to sit in the house
Thursday 27 It was a nice day and father hauled wood and I sat in the house
Friday 28 It was a nice day and father hauled wood and mother boiled sap and got three gallons of
molasses and I sat in the house
Saturday 29 It was cloudy and in the morning Mrs. Quehl died at an age of 39 years, 6 mo, and 24 dys.
and they were at Quehls
Sunday 30 It was a stormy day and they were in Church we had quarterly meeting and I was at home
Monday 31 It was a nice day and we were at the funeral of Aunt,
April 1879
Tuesday 1 It was a nice day and we boiled sap
Wednesday 2 It was stormy and we boiled sap
Thursday 3 It was stormy and we were at the show
Friday 4 It was cold and Adam Reidt was here and we hauled wood together in the bush
Saturday 5 It was a nice day and we hauled wood and took photographs
Sunday 6 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 7 It was a nice day and we chopped wood and boiled sap
Tuesday 8 It was a nice day and we chopped wood and gathered sap
Wednesday 9 It was a nice day and we chopped wood and boiled sap till 11 o'clock at night
Thursday 10 It was raining and we cleaned wheat
Friday 11 It was a nice day and we were in Church (Good Friday)
Saturday 12 It was a nice day and we boiled sap and took a load of spring wheat to Tavistock and sold it
at $.86 per bu.
Sunday 13 It was rainy and snowy and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 14 It was a nice day and we boiled sap and took another load of wheat to Tavistock at the
same price
Tuesday 15 It was a nice day and we boiled sap
Wednesday 16 It was a nice day and we made post holes
Thursday 17 It was a nice day and we made post holes and set eight posts
Friday 18 It was a nice day and we dug post holes and went to Tavistock
Saturday 19 It was a nice day and we boiled our last sap and got 35 gallons of molasses in all
Sunday 20 It was a nice day and we were in prayer meeting and S. School
Monday 21 It was a nice day and I plowed and father ditched
Tuesday 22 It was a nice day and I plowed and father and Pfrumpter ditched
Wednesday 23 It was a nice day and we sowed oats
Thursday 24 It was a nice day and we sowed wheat
Friday 25 It was a cloudy day and we finished sowing wheat, we sowed 8 bu. and 9 lbs
Saturday 26 It was a nice day and we sowed oats and harrowed


Sunday 27 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 28 It was a nice day and we finished sowing oats and barley
Tuesday 29 It was a nice day and I hauled stones
Wednesday 30 It was a cold day and I harrowed for Quehl
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Thursday 1 It was cold and we cleaned and sold wheat
Friday 2 It was a nice day and I plowed the mangle land
Saturday 3 It was a nice day and we plowed and sowed the swamp by the pig stable
Sunday 4 It was a rainy day and they were at the funeral of John Pletsch's child
Monday 5 It was a nice day and I rolled the land
Tuesday 6 It was a cold day and we were in Stratford
Wednesday 7 It was a nice day and I was rolling
Thursday 8 It was a nice day and we made fence
Friday 9 It was a nice day and we made fence
Saturday 10 It was a nice day and we hauled rails and plowed
Sunday 11 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 12 It was a nice day and we plowed and in the afternoon Herlans were here
Tuesday 13 It was a nice day and we sowed our peas
Wednesday 14 It was a nice day and we hauled stones and plowed the potatoes land
Thursday 15 It was a rainy day and we made fence and worked the potatoes land
Friday 16 It was a nice day and we hauled dung on the potatoes land
Saturday 17 It was a nice day and we planted potatoes & washed the sheep and went to the gravel road
Sunday 18 It was a nice day and they were in Church and S. School and I and Lydia were at the
gravel road
Monday 19 It was a nice day and we finished planting potatoes
Tuesday 20 It was a nice day and I plowed at the turnip land
Wednesday 21 It was a nice day and I finished plowing the turnip land and harrowed it
Thursday 22 It was a nice day and we were in Church and father and mother were at the gravel road
(Ascension Day)
Friday 23 It was a nice day and I cultivated the turnip land and hauled chips and wood to Tavistock
Saturday 24 It was a nice day and we logged
Sunday 25 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 26 It was a nice day and we made fence, hung a gate and hauled sod off the turnip land
Tuesday 27 It was a nice day and we hauled rails
Wednesday 28 It was a nice day and we ploughed at the corn land
Thursday 29 It was a nice day and we finished plowing the corn land and sowed it
Friday 30 It was a nice day and I was sick and Herlans were here
Saturday 31 It was a nice day but in the evening we had a very heavy rain and father made a gate and I
hauled sod off the turnip land
June 1879
Sunday 1 It was a rainy day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 2 It was a nice day and we were in prayer meeting and church
Tuesday 3 It was a rainy day and I took a load of wood to Tavistock & afterwards we worked at the gate
Wednesday 4 It was a nice day and father worked different things and I was sick I had the measles
Thursday 5 It was a nice day and father worked different things and I was sick
Friday 6 It was a nice day and father commenced plowing at the summer follow and I was sick
Saturday 7 It was a nice day and father plowed and I was sick
Sunday 8 It was a nice day and they were in Church and S. School and I got up again
Monday 9 It was a nice day and father plowed
Tuesday 10 It was a nice day and father plowed
Wednesday 11 It was a nice day and father plowed


Thursday 12 It was a nice day and father plowed
Friday 13 It was a nice day and father plowed
Saturday 14 It was a cloudy day and we drilled the turnip land and sowed turnip seed
Sunday 15 It was rainy and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 16 It was a nice day and we plowed
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Tuesday 17 It was a nice day and we finished plowing the summer follow and sowed some turnip seed
Wednesday 18 It was a nice day and we worked on the road and finished the turnip land
Thursday 19 It was a nice day and we finished working on the road
Friday 20 It was a nice day and father fixed the tent and I harrowed at the summer follow
Saturday 21 It was a nice day and I finished harrowing and father made fence
Sunday 22 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 23 It was a nice day and we went into the camp meeting bush
Tuesday 24 It was a nice day and we were at the camp meeting
Wednesday 25 It was a nice day and we were at the camp meeting
Thursday 26 It was a nice day and we were at the camp meeting
Friday 27 It was a nice day and we were at the camp meeting
Saturday 28 It was a cloudy day and we came home from the camp meeting
Sunday 29 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 30 It was a nice day and we mowed grass
July 1879
Tuesday 1 It was a nice day and we mowed grass
Wednesday 2 It was a nice day and we hauled two loads of wood to Tavistock, mowed grass, and hauled
two loads of hay into the barn
Thursday 3 It was raining and we worked different things
Friday 4 It was a nice day and we took in hay
Saturday 5 It was a nice day and we took in hay
Sunday 6 It was a nice day and we were at the quarter meeting in South Easthope
Monday 7 It was a rainy day and we worked at home
Tuesday 8 It was a nice day and we cut grass and took in hay
Wednesday 9 It was a nice day and we cut grass and took in hay
Thursday 10 It was a rainy day and we worked different things and father cut his finger very bad
Friday 11 It was a rainy day and we worked different things
Saturday 12 It was a nice day and we took in hay
Sunday 13 It was a nice day and they were in Church and S. School and we were in Zorra
Monday 14 It was a nice day and we mowed grass
Tuesday 15 It was a nice day and we finished haying and plowed
Wednesday 16 It was a nice day and I plowed and we bought a chilled plow
Thursday 17 It was a nice day and we picked berries
Friday 18 It was a nice day and I plowed
Saturday 19 It was a nice day and we cut wheat
Sunday 20 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 21 It was a nice day and we cut wheat
Tuesday 22 It was nice in the forenoon and we cut wheat and in the afternoon it rained
Wednesday 23 It was a nice day and we finished cutting wheat and I plowed
Thursday 24 It was a nice day and I plowed
Friday 25 It was a nice day and we hauled in our fall wheat
Saturday 26 It was a nice day and I plowed and in the evening Jacob Schweitzer and Henry Lingelbach
drowned
Sunday 27 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 28 It was a nice day and I plowed and they were by Schweitzers


Tuesday 29 It was a nice day and we were at the funeral
Wednesday 30 It was a nice day and I plowed
Thursday 31 It was a nice day and I finished plowing and began harrowing
August 1879
Friday 1 It was a nice day and I harrowed in the forenoon & in the afternoon we threshed at Helmuths
Saturday 2 We had a nice rain shower and we finished harrowing and hauled wood
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Sunday 3 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 4 It was a nice day and father and mother were by Williams and we cleaned turnips
Tuesday 5 It was a nice day and we cut oats
Wednesday 6 It was a nice day and we went to Williams to bind
Thursday 7 It was a nice day and we were down by Williams
Friday 8 It was a windy day and we cut our spring wheat
Saturday 9 It was a nice day and in the forenoon we cut oats and in the afternoon father went to
Williams to bind
Sunday 10 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 11 It was a nice day and we cut oats
Tuesday 12 It was a nice day and we cut oats and hauled in our wheat
Wednesday 13 It was a nice day and we finished cutting oats and went down to William
Thursday 14 It was a nice day and we were by William
Friday 15 It was a nice day and we were by William
Saturday 16 It was a wet day and we worked different things
Sunday 17 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 18 It was a nice day and we hauled in oats
Tuesday 19 It was a nice day and we hauled in oats
Wednesday 20 It was a nice day and we raised by Wildfangs, & ditched, Schultz was here in the afternoon
Thursday 21 It was a nice day and we ditched
Friday 22 It was a nice day and I and Schultz ditched, and pulled peas, and father was in Hamburg
Saturday 23 It was a nice day and we pulled peas and fixed the well
Sunday 24 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 25 It was a nice day and we hauled in peas and some dung out
Tuesday 26 It was a nice day and we hauled dung
Wednesday 27 It was a nice day and I plowed
Thursday 28 It was a nice day and we hauled dung and father was in Hamburg
Friday 29 It was a nice day and we started to thresh but at 9 o'clock the gearing broke and the rest of
the day we hauled dung
Saturday 30 It was a nice day and I plowed and they hauled dung
Sunday 31 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
September 1879
Monday 1 It was a nice day and we plowed
Tuesday 2 It was a nice day and we plowed
Wednesday 3 It was a rainy day and we sowed golden medal wheat
Thursday 4 It was a rainy and we sowed and plowed
Friday 5 It was a nice day and we plowed
Saturday 6 It was a nice day and father was in Woodstock to get the gearing fixed and I plowed
Sunday 7 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 8 It was rainy and we sowed fall wheat
Tuesday 9 It was a nice day and father was at Jacob Wagner's sale and I harrowed and hauled dung
Wednesday 10 It was a nice day and we got ready for threshing
Thursday 11 It was a nice day and we threshed
Friday 12 It was a nice day and we finished threshing and ditched


Saturday 13 It was rainy and we finished sowing and took corn home
Sunday 14 It was rainy and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 15 It was a nice day and I mowed clover and father and mother were on the gravel road
Tuesday 16 It was a nice day and we threshed for Werner Stein
Wednesday 17 It was a nice day and we threshed for Werner Stein
Thursday 18 It was rainy and I threshed at Behrenwald till noon and in the afternoon we worked at home
Friday 19 It was a nice day and we butchered a steer
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Saturday 20 It was a nice day and in the afternoon we were in Church we had quarter meeting
Sunday 21 It was a nice day and we were in Church
Monday 22 It was a nice day and we dug potatoes and took in clover
Tuesday 23 It was a nice day and we were at show
Wednesday 24 It was a cold day and we fetched apples
Thursday 25 It was a nice day and we dug potatoes and hauled wood
Friday 26 It was a nice day and we dug potatoes and hauled wood
Saturday 27 It was a nice day and we hauled wood
Sunday 28 It was rainy and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 29 It was a nice day and we butchered a heifer
Tuesday 30 It was a nice day and I was at Jacob Shott's sale
October 1879
Wednesday 1 It was a nice day and we hauled wood
Thursday 2 It was a nice day and we finished digging potatoes and hauling wood
Friday 3 It was a nice day and we plowed the potatoes land and burnt stumps
Saturday 4 It was a nice day and we were in Woodstock
Sunday 5 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 6 It was a nice day and I plowed and father threshed by John Wettlaufer
Tuesday 7 It was a nice day and I plowed and they logged
Wednesday 8 It was rainy and I plowed and they logged
Thursday 9 It was rainy and I plowed and they logged
Friday 10 It was a nice day and I plowed and father was at Albert Gast's sale
Saturday 11 It was a nice day and I plowed and they logged
Sunday 12 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 13 It was a nice day and I plowed and father threshed by Helmuths
Tuesday 14 It was a nice day and I plowed and father threshed by Helmuths
Wednesday 15 It was a nice day and I plowed and father threshed by Helmuths
Thursday 16 It was a nice day and I plowed and father threshed by Helmuth til 3 o'clock then we killed a
steer
Friday 17 It was a nice day and we peddled beef and hauled wood
Saturday 18 It was a nice day and I plowed and hauled wood
Sunday 19 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 20 It was a nice day and I plowed and father set the horse power
Tuesday 21 It was a nice day and we sawed wood
Wednesday 22 It was cold and I plowed
Thursday 23 It was cold and I plowed
Friday 24 It was cold and snowy and I plowed and took a load of wheat to Tavistock
Saturday 25 It was a nice day and we hauled wood and pulled turnips
Sunday 26 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 27 It was a nice day and we killed a steer and pulled turnips
Tuesday 28 It was a rainy day and we peddled beef
Wednesday 29 It was a nice day and we pulled turnips
Thursday 30 It was cold and we pulled turnips


Friday 31 It was cold and we took in a few turnips
November 1879
Saturday 1 It was a nice day and we took up our last turnips we got 22 loads in all
Sunday 2 It was snowy and we were in Church and S. School and in the afternoon father and mother
went to Christ Alles, his wife died and was buried on Monday
Monday 3 It was a cold day and I worked at home
Tuesday 4 It was a nice day and I worked at home
Wednesday 5 It was snowy and I hauled wood
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Thursday 6 It was a nice day and I hauled wood
Friday 7 It was a nice day and I hauled wood
Saturday 8 It was a nice day and I plowed
Sunday 9 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 10 It was a nice day and I plowed and father worked at the fire place
Tuesday 11 It was a nice day and I plowed and father went to John Amacher
Wednesday 12 It was rainy and father was at John Amacher's sherriff sale and I worked at home
Thursday 13 It was a nice day and I plowed and in the evening father came home
Friday 14 It was rainy and father was in Hamburg and I worked at home
Saturday 15 It was a nice day and father was in Stratford to pay the sherriff for what he bought at John
Amacher's sale and I plowed
Sunday 16 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 17 It was a nice day and father & mother went to Amachers and fetched a load of oats
Tuesday 18 It was a cold day and father was in Stratford and paid the sherriff for the rest of his account
and I plowed
Wednesday 19 It was cold and we started to plow old sod by the bush
Thursday 20 It was cold and snowy and we worked at home
Friday 21 It was cold and snowy and we hauled wood for cooking sugar
Saturday 22 It was cold and snowy and we took a load of wood to Malcohn
Sunday 23 It was snowy and stormy and we were in Church and S . School
Monday 24 It was a nice day and we butchered a bull and hauled wood
Tuesday 25 It was a nice day and we butchered our pigs
Wednesday 26 It was a nice day and we fetched a load of turnips from Amacher for Wm. Wagner
Thursday 27 It was rainy and took all the snow again and we had our sale
Friday 28 It was rainy and we fetched a load of oats
Saturday 29 It was cold and stormy and father and D. Wettlaufer fetched two loads of turnips
Sunday 30 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
December 1879
Monday 1 It was a nice day and father worked at home
Tuesday 2 It was a nice day and they butchered for D. Wettlaufer
Wednesday 3 It was rainy and they came home from butchering and then we greased the harness
Thursday 4 It was a nice day and father fetched a load of hay for Dr. Rankin
Friday 5 It was a nice day and father fetched a load of hay
Saturday 6 It was rainy and I took a load of wood to Tavistock
Sunday 7 It was middling nice and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 8 It was a nice day and father and Jacob Helmuth and Wm. Siebert fetched the rest of our hay
Tuesday 9 It was rainy and father tended to the cattle
Wednesday 10 It was rainy and father tended to the cattle
Thursday 11 It was a cold day and father took a load of wood to Tavistock
Friday 12 It was a cold day and father took a load of wood to Tavistock
Saturday 13 It was cold and I hauled wood to Tavistock
Sunday 14 It was cold and in the evening it snowed and father and mother were in South Easthope at


the quarter meeting
Monday 15 It was snowy and father took Thaler's carriage home
Tuesday 16 It was snowy and father fetched oats home with the sleigh
Wednesday 17 It was a nice day and father threshed by Morlocks
Thursday 18 It was cold and father and Dietrich Wettlaufer fetched oats home
Friday 19 It was a nice day and I & mother were at the examination
Saturday 20 It was cold and we were in Woodstock
Sunday 21 It was very cold and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 22 It was a nice day and we fetched some oats and the sowing machine
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Tuesday 23 It was a nice day and in the forenoon we fetched christmas trees and in the afternoon we
fetched our roller from Jacob Wagner's place
Wednesday 24 It was a nice day and we worked different things and in the evening I went down to the
gravel road
Thursday 25 It was a nice day and we fixed the christmas trees
Friday 26 It was cold and we tended to the cattle and I went to Zorra
Saturday 27 It was a nice day and we hauled wood
Sunday 28 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 29 It was a nice day and they were by Alleses and I was at home
Tuesday 30 It was a cold day and Phillip Neargarth's were here an I hauled wood
Wednesday 31 It was a nice day and I hauled wood
January 1880
Thursday 1 It was a nice day and we were in Church
Friday 2 It was a nice day and they were by Christ Hohners
Saturday 3 In the afternoon it rained and we tended to the cattle
Sunday 4 It was nice but the sleighing was all gone and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 5 It was raining and we tended to the cattle
Tuesday 6 It was raining and we tended to the cattle
Wednesday 7 It was a nice day and father was in Hamburg
Thursday 8 It was rainy and father tended to the chores and was by Pletsch
Friday 9 It was rainy and father was in Tavistock and tended to the chores
Saturday 10 It was a nice day and I hauled wood
Sunday 11 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 12 It was a cold day and father tended to the chores
Tuesday 13 It was a nice day and father tended to the chores
Wednesday 14 It was cold and father tended to the chores
Thursday 15 It was a nice day and father tended to the chores
Friday 16 It was a nice day and they were in Tavistock
Saturday 17 It was a nice day and we cleaned wheat and took 82 bu. to Tavistock @$1.25
Sunday 18 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 19 It was a nice day and we cleaned wheat and took 41 bu. 50 lbs to Tavistock $1.25
Tuesday 20 It was a nice day and we tended to the chores
Wednesday 21 It was a nice day and father worked different things
Thursday 22 It was rainy and we worked different things
Friday 23 It was snowy and father tended to the chores
Saturday 24 It was a nice day and father was in Tavistock
Sunday 25 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 26 It was a nice day and father was in Blenheim
Tuesday 27 It was a nice day and we fetched a load of pea straw from John Amacher
Wednesday 28 It was a nice day and father fetched Katie from Williams
Thursday 29 It was cold and father hauled wood


Friday 30 It was rainy and father hauled wood
Saturday 31 It was cold and we scrubbed the Church and father was at the cheese factory
February 1880
Sunday 1 It was cold and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 2 It was a nice day and father hauled one load of wood and Wm Sieberts were here
Tuesday 3 It was stormy and father worked at home
Wednesday 4 It was snowing and we had sleighing again and father was in Hamburg
Thursday 5 It was snowing and father worked at home
Friday 6 It was a nice day and father fetched peas from Jancie
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Saturday 7 It was stormy and in the forenoon I hauled wood and in the afternoon we were in Church we
had quarterly meeting
Sunday 8 It was a nice day and we were in Church
Monday 9 It was a nice day and father hauled wood
Tuesday 10 It was a nice day and father and mother were by Steinackers
Wednesday 11 It was a nice day and the sleighing went away again and they made sawlogs and hauled
them to Tavistock
Thursday 12 It was a nice day and father took cherry boards to John Pletsch with the wagon
Friday 13 It was a nice day and father tended to the chores
Saturday 14 It was a nice day and I went to Zorra and father worked at home
Sunday 15 It was a nice day and we were in Church
Monday 16 It was a nice day and father worked at home
Tuesday 17 It was a nice day and we were in Stratford
Wednesday 18 It was cloudy and we worked different things
Thursday 19 It was stormy and we were at the funeral of Mr. Henry Hoffman's child
Friday 20 It was a nice day and father & Schultz chopped wood
Saturday 21 It snowed and we chopped and hauled wood
Sunday 22 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 23 It was stormy and father tended to the chores
Tuesday 24 It was rainy and father chopped wood and tended to the cattle
Wednesday 25 It was rainy and father tended to the cattle
Thursday 26 It was a nice day and in the forenoon father chopped wood and in the afternoon he was in
Tavistock and paid Wm. Matthies for the mower tongue
Friday 27 It was a nice day and father tapped trees
Saturday 28 It was a nice day and we boiled sap
Sunday 29 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
March 1880
Monday 1 It was a cold day and we tended to the cattle
Tuesday 2 It was a nice day and father helped Hermann Schmidt move
Wednesday 3 It was a nice day and we boiled sap
Thursday 4 It was a nice day and we boiled sap
Friday 5 It was a nice day and we boiled sap and cut wood
Saturday 6 It was a nice day and we boiled sap and cut wood
Sunday 7 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 8 It was a nice day and we boiled sap
Tuesday 9 It was a cold day and we boiled sap
Wednesday 10 It was a nice day and we set the sawing machine
Thursday 11 It was cold and we sawed wood
Friday 12 It was cold and father tended to the cattle and I had a bad cold
Saturday 13 It was cold and we did the feeding, etc.


Sunday 14 It was cold and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 15 It was cold and I hauled wood
Tuesday 16 It was snowing and I tended to the cattle
Wednesday 17 It was cold and I was at Schenk's moving
Thursday 18 It was a nice day and I hauled wood
Friday 19 It was a nice day and I hauled wood
Saturday 20 It snowed and stormed and we hauled wood
Sunday 21 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 22 It was a nice day and we hauled wood
Tuesday 23 It was nice in the forenoon and stormy in the afternoon and we boiled sap
Wednesday 24 It was very cold and we hauled wood
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Thursday 25 It was a nice day and we piled wood and were at Tavistock
Friday 26 It was a nice day and we were in Church and prayer meeting (Good Friday)
Saturday 27 It was rainy and we boiled sap
Sunday 28 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School (Easter Sunday)
Monday 29 It was a nice day and father & mother were by Henry Schmidts and I and Mary Steinacker
gathered sap
Tuesday 30 It was a nice day and we boiled sap
Wednesday 31 It was a nice day and we boiled sap
April 1880
Thursday 1 It was a nice day and we boiled sap
Friday 2 It was rainy and father & mother were by Lingelbachs and I tended to the cattle
Saturday 3 It was rainy and they came home from Linglbachs
Sunday 4 It was a pretty nice day and we were in Church & S. School
Monday 5 It was pretty nice and we worked at home
Tuesday 6 It was a nice day and father and Menno Helmuth chopped and I tended to the cattle
Wednesday 7 It was a nice day and in the forenoon we chopped and boiled molasses and in the afternoon
we were at the show in Tavistock
Thursday 8 In was a nice day and we made fence
Friday 9 It was a nice day and they split rails
Saturday 10 In the forenoon it was nice and in the afternoon it snowed and stormed as hard as ever it did
during the winter and we boiled molasses
Sunday 11 It was cold and I was at the gravel road and they were in Church and S. School
Monday 12 It was cold and father and Menno Helmuth chopped wood
Tuesday 13 It was a nice day and we logged and boiled sap
Wednesday 14 It was a nice day and father and mother were at Rev. Weaver's wife's funeral
Thursday 15 It was a nice day and we cultivated, plowed, boiled sap and took the molasses boiling
apparatus home
Friday 16 In the morning I cultivated and sowed 1 bushel of oats and then it rained
Saturday 17 In the morning it snowed and we worked by the barn and in the afternoon we plowed and
were in Tavistock
Sunday 18 It was rainy and we were in prayer meeting and S. School
Monday 19 It was rainy and very windy and I hauled wood together in the old chop
Tuesday 20 It was a nice day and I plowed
Wednesday 21 It was a nice day and we sowed oats
Thursday 22 It was a nice day and I cultivated
Friday 23 It was a nice day and I sowed oats and father harrowed
Saturday 24 It was a nice day and I plowed
Sunday 25 It was rainy and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 26 It was nice but at noon we had a very hard thunderstorm and I cultivated and father harrowed


Tuesday 27 It was a nice day and I sowed wheat and harrowed
Wednesday 28 It was a nice day and I finished sowing wheat and harrowed
Thursday 29 It was rainy and we sowed 1 I/2 bushels of barley
Friday 30 It was cold and snowed and I plowed in the old chop
May 1880
Saturday 1 It rained a little and father and grandma were in South Easthope at the quarterly meeting
Sunday 2 It was a nice day and father and grandma were in South Easthope and we were at home
Monday 3 It was a nice day and we plowed in the old chop
Tuesday 4 It was a nice day and we plowed and rolled
Wednesday 5 It was a nice day and our horse (George) got bit in his tongue so that we could not work him
that day and we plowed a little by the pig pen, sowed some barley and planted a few
potatoes with the hoe
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Thursday 6 Ascension Day, It was a nice day and in the forenoon we were in Church and in the
afternoon father and mother were by Wm. Amachers and I took photographs
Friday 7 It was a nice day I plowed, and father sowed some peas
Saturday 8 It was a nice day and we harrowed the pea land worked the mangle land and sowed mangles
and carrot seed
Sunday 9 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 10 We had a few rain showers and we plowed in the orchard and in the old chop
Tuesday 11 It was a nice day and we plowed in the old chop
Wednesday 12 It was a nice day and we plowed in the chop and sowed some peas
Thursday 13 It was a nice day and we plowed in the chop and finished sowing peas
Friday 14 It was a nice day and we worked in the orchard
Saturday 15 It was a nice day and we hauled dung and plowed in the orchard
Sunday 16 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 17 It was a nice day and father and mother visited Dietrich Wettlaufers and we were at home
Tuesday 18 It was a nice day and we worked in the orchard
Wednesday 19 It was a nice day but at noon we had a very hard thunder storm and we worked in the
orchard, planted a few potatoes and washed our sheep
Thursday 20 It was a nice day and I worked the potato land
Friday 21 In the forenoon we planted potatoes and in the afternoon it rained
Saturday 22 It was a cool day and we made fence
Sunday 23 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 24 It was a nice day and we finished planting potatoes
Tuesday 25 It was a hot day and we planted corn, sheared our sheep and cleaned oats
Wednesday 26 It was a nice day and we were in Stratford with a load of oats and sold it at $.34 per bushel
Thursday 27 We had a very hard rain shower and we fetched a bull from Mr. Armstrong in Blandford
Friday 28 It was a nice day and we sowed corn in the orchard & hauled two loads of wood to Tavistock
Saturday 29 It was cool and we plowed for corn beside the peas by the bush
Sunday 30 It was rainy and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 31 It rained and we worked different things
June 1880
Tuesday 1 It was a nice day and we worked different things
Wednesday 2 It was a nice day and we ditched and at night it rained
Thursday 3 It rained and we worked different things
Friday 4 It was a nice day and we finished plowing for the corn
Saturday 5 It rained and we sowed the corn
Sunday 6 It was rainy and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 7 It was stormy and in the afternoon we hauled wood to Tavistock
Tuesday 8 It was a nice day and we hauled wood and stones to Tavistock


Wednesday 9 It was a nice day and we cut thistles and cultivated and harrowed the turnip land
Thursday 10 In the morning it rained and then we cut thistles
Friday 11 It was a hot day and in the afternoon I & mother were in Tavistock
Saturday 12 It was rainy and we were at home
Sunday 13 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 14 It was a nice day and we cut thistles
Tuesday 15 It was a nice day and I plowed the turnip land
Wednesday 16 It was a nice day and father fixed the camp
Thursday 17 It was a nice day and father took the wool to Woodstock and got $.29 per lb
Friday 18 It was a nice day and we sowed our turnip seed
Saturday 19 It was a nice day and we mowed into the camp meeting bush
Sunday 20 It was a nice day and we were at the camp meeting
Monday 21 It was a nice day and we were at the camp meeting
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Tuesday 22 It was a nice day and we were at the camp meeting
Wednesday 23 It was a nice day and we were at the camp meeting
Thursday 24 It was a nice day and we came home from the camp meeting and in the afternoon we hauled
gravel
Friday 25 It was cloudy and rainy and we hauled gravel
Saturday 26 It was a nice day and in the morning we hauled gravel and in the afternoon father was at
Henry Schmidt's raising and I worked different things
Sunday 27 It was rainy and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 28 It was rainy and we replanted mangles and Rev. Umbach was here
Tuesday 29 It was a nice day and father mowed grass and we worked at the mangles
Wednesday 30 It was cloudy and we worked at the potatoes and mangles
July 1880
Thursday 1 It was a nice day and we turned the hay and worked different things
Friday 2 It was a nice day and in the morning father and mother picked berries and in the afternoon
we put in hay
Saturday 3 It was a nice day and we put in hay
Sunday 4 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 5 It was showery in the afternoon and we hauled in some hay and commenced plowing
Tuesday 6 It was a nice day and we cut grass and plowed
Wednesday 7 It was a nice day and we cut grass and hauled in hay
Thursday 8 It was a nice day and we put in our last hay we got 15 loads altogether
Friday 9 It was hot in the forenoon and in the afternoon we had a very strong storm and I plowed and
father scuffled the turnips
Saturday 10 It was a nice day and I plowed and father picked cherries
Sunday 11 We were in Church and in S. School and in the evening we had a very hard rain shower
Monday 12 We had a rain shower and I plowed
Tuesday 13 It was a nice day and I plowed and they cleaned turnips and cradled around the wheat
Wednesday 14 It was a nice day and we cut fall wheat
Thursday 15 It was a nice day and we cut wheat
Friday 16 It was a nice day and we cut wheat
Saturday 17 It was a nice day and in the forenoon we cleaned turnips, scuffled potatoes and cradled
barley and in the afternoon we were in Church we had quarterly meeting
Sunday 18 It was a nice day and we were in Church
Monday 19 In the forenoon we hauled in wheat and in the afternoon it rained and in the evening we
picked berries
Tuesday 20 On the morning it rained and we cleaned turnips and in the afternoon we cut wheat
Wednesday 21 It was a nice day and we cut wheat


Thursday 22 It was a nice day and we finished cutting wheat
Friday 23 It was a nice day and we bound some barley, hauled in some and some wheat
Saturday 24 It was a nice day, and we cleaned turnips and in the afternoon I plowed and helped to take in
a load of wheat
Sunday 25 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 26 It was rainy and we got the horses shod and in the afternoon I plowed and helped to take in
a load of wheat
Tuesday 27 It was a nice day and we threshed by John Wettlaufer
Wednesday 28 It was a nice day and in the forenoon I plowed and in the afternoon we finished with the fall
wheat and with the barley
Thursday 29 It was a nice day and father set the machine and I plowed and harrowed
Friday 30 It was a nice day and in the afternoon we threshed
Saturday 31 It was a nice day and I mowed thistles and father cleaned wheat and in the afternoon he
threshed by Morlocks
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Sunday 1 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 2 In the morning we had a hard rain shower and I threshed by Morlocks & they cleaned wheat
Tuesday 3 It was a nice day and in the forenoon I threshed by Morlocks and in the afternoon I mowed
thistles and they cleaned wheat
Wednesday 4 It was a nice day and we picked huckleberries
Thursday 5 It was a nice day and I threshed by Helmuths and father fetched some tiles
Friday 6 It was a nice day and we cut straw and fetched some tiles
Saturday 7 It was a nice day and we cut timothy and oats
Sunday 8 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School and father and mother were in Zorra
Monday 9 It was a nice day and we cut oats
Tuesday 10 In the forenoon and in the evening it was rainy and in the afternoon we cut oats
Wednesday 11 We cut oats and in the evening it rained
Thursday 12 It was a nice day and we cut oats
Friday 13 It was a nice day and we cut wheat
Saturday 14 It was a nice day and we ditched, cut oats and hauled two loads of oats in
Sunday 15 It was a nice day and we were at the quarter meeting in Zorra
Monday 16 It was a nice day and in the forenoon we threshed timothy and in the afternoon we cut oats
and broke the reaper nose
Tuesday 17 It was a nice day and we hauled in oats and in the evening it rained
Wednesday 18 It was a hot day and in the afternoon we cut oats
Thursday 19 It was raining and we ditched
Friday 20 It was a nice day and we pulled peas, cut oats and hauled in one load of spring wheat
Saturday 21 It was a nice day and we pulled peas, cut our last oats and took in 1 load of peas
Sunday 22 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 23 It was a nice day and we hauled in spring wheat and oats
Tuesday 24 We hauled in peas and in the afternoon it started to rain
Wednesday 25 In the morning it rained & we started to make a dr? and in the evening I started to gang plow
Thursday 26 It was a nice day and in the morning I gang plowed and in the afternoon we took in our last
oats and some peas
Friday 27 It was a hot day and I gang plowed and they took in the oat rakings
Saturday 28 It was a nice day and I plowed and they pulled peas and hauled some in
Sunday 29 It rained and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 30 It was a nice day and I plowed and father and mother were in Stratford and in the afternoon
he threshed at Helmuths
Tuesday 31 It was a nice day and I plowed and they finished harvesting by taking in our last peas
September 1880


Wednesday 1 It was a nice day and I plowed and they raked the oats stubbles and took in the rakings
Thursday 2 It was a nice day and we hauled dung and at night it rained very much
Friday 3 It was a cloudy day and we were in Tavistock and fetched a load of tile
Saturday 4 It was rainy and we hauled dung
Sunday 5 It was a nice day and Mary and I were at the gravel road and they were in Church and
S. School
Monday 6 It was a nice day and we hauled dung
Tuesday 7 It was a nice day and father and Peter sowed fall wheat and harrowed and plowed and I was
in the house I had tooth ache
Wednesday 8 It was a nice day and we plowed and hauled dung
Thursday 9 It was a nice day and we plowed and hauled dung
Friday 10 It was a nice day and we sowed fall wheat on the oat stubbles and harrowed and made a
drain
Saturday 11 It was a nice day and we finished sowing on the oat stubbles and commenced plowing at
the pea ground
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Sunday 12 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 13 It was a nice day and we finished plowing and scrapering the pea ground
Tuesday 14 It was a nice day and we finished plowing and scrapering the pea ground
Wednesday 15 It was a nice day and we sowed on the pea ground and harrowed it
Thursday 16 It was a nice day and we ditched
Friday 17 It was a nice day and we were at the show
Saturday 18 It was a nice day and in the forenoon we shocked corn and in the afternoon we took the
thresh machine to Werner Stein
Sunday 19 It was rainy and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 20 It was a nice day and we threshed for Werner Stein
Tuesday 21 It was a nice day and we finished threshing at Werner Stein and moved the machine to
Behrenwald
Wednesday 22 It was a cool day and we threshed for Behrenwald & then went in the village and then home
Thursday 23 It was a nice day and we threshed for Hitzeroth
Friday 24 It was a nice dayand we cleaned wheat and took it to the mill and dug a few potatoes
Saturday 25 It was a nice day and I harrowed and plowed the potato land
Sunday 26 It was a nice day Grandma and I were at Lingelbach and they were in Church & S. School
Monday 27 It was a cool day and cloudy and in the forenoon I threshed at Wettlaufers and in the
afternoon I plowed
Tuesday 28 It was rainy and I threshed at Wettlaufers
Wednesday 29 It was rainy and I threshed at Wettlaufers and father fetched cider apples from William
Amacher
Thursday 30 It was cloudy and in the norning I helped to finish Wettlaufer's threshing
October 1880
Friday 1 It was a nice day and we set the thresh machine
Saturday 2 It was a nice day and in the afternoon we threshed and in the evening Mr. Baltzers came for
visiting
Sunday 3 It was a rainy day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 4 It was a rainy day and we worked in the barn
Tuesday 5 It was a nice day and father got cider made and I worked at home
Wednesday 6 It was a rainy day and we boiled apple butter and took a load of wood to Tavistock
Thursday 7 It was a nice day and father fetched apples
Friday 8 It was a nice day and we cut and shocked corn
Saturday 9 It was a nice day and we dug potatoes
Sunday 10 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School


Monday 11 It was a nice day and father commenced ditching at the large ditch and we finished digging
potatoes
Tuesday 12 It was a cool day and father ditched and I hauled wood to Tavistock to Krug
Wednesday 13 It was a nice day and we killed a heifer and in the afternoon I ditched and father was by
Jecks and by Lark
Thursday 14 In the afternoon we had a rain shower and father and Henry Jeck ditched
Friday 15 It was a nice day and they ditched, I plowed, and Mary pulled mangles and carrots
Saturday 16 It was rainy and in the afternoon we ditched
Sunday 17 It was cold and snowed a little too sometimes and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 18 It was cold and snowed a little and I plowed and father threshed by Schneiders
Tuesday 19 It was a nice day and in the afternoon father worked different things and I hauled wood
Wednesday 20 It was a cold day and I plowed and they pulled turnips
Thursday 21 It was a nice day and we pulled turnips and worked at the tile drain
Friday 22 It was cold, rainy and snowy and we took in turnips and put tiles into the ditch and covered
them
Saturday 23 It was a rough day and I plowed and took in a load of turnips
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Sunday 24 It was a cold day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 25 It was nice in the forenoon and rainy in the afternoon and Jecks finished ditching and we
killed a steer and finished with the turnips
Tuesday 26 It was rainy and we peddled beef
Wednesday 27 It was a nice day and in the afternoon I plowed and father and mother went to Hamburg and
Baden
Thursday 28 It was a nice day and in the forenoon I plowed and in the afternoon I threshed at Schneiders
and in the evening father and mother came home
Friday 29 It was a nice day and I plowed and father threshed at Schneiders
Saturday 30 It was a foggy day and in the forenoon father and I threshed at Schneiders and in the after-
noon we covered drains
Sunday 31 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
November 1880
Monday 1 It was a fair day and father dug out some six inch tile
Tuesday 2 It was a nice day and I plowed and father dug out tiles
Wednesday 3 Thanksgiving day. It was a nice day and I was at Diet. Wettlaufers and at Wm Amachers to
order for threshing and father was in Church
Thursday 4 It was nice in the forenoon and I plowed and in the afternoon it rained
Friday 5 It was rainy and I plowed etc
Saturday 6 It was rainy and we made things ready for threshing
Sunday 7 It was rainy and we were at home there was quarter meeting in South Easthope
Monday 8 It was snowy and in the morning we threshed till 10 o'clock and then the bevel wheel broke
and in the afternoon I hauled wood to Tavistock
Tuesday 9 It was a nice day and father was in Woodstock and I hauled wood
Wednesday 10 It the forenoon father threshed at Adam Mohrs and in the afternoon it rained
Thursday 11 It was a fair day and father threshed at Mohrs and I worked at home
Friday 12 It was a cold day and we threshed
Saturday 13 It was a cold day and we threshed
Sunday 14 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 15 It snowed in the afternoon and I hauled wood
Tuesday 16 It was snowy and we threshed at Helmuths
Wednesday 17 It was snowy and we threshed at Helmuths
Thursday 18 It was cold and snowy and we threshed at Helmuths
Friday 19 It was cold and we hauled wood with the sleigh


Saturday 20 It was cold and snowy and we had sleighing and I hauled wood
Sunday 21 It was a very cold and very stormy and I was in Church and S. School
Monday 22 It was very cold and we worked at home and killed a sheep
Tuesday 23 It was a nice day and I hauled wood to Tavistock and father took Mary home etc.
Wednesday 24 It was a nice day and I hauled wood and father tended to the cattle
Thursday 25 It was a nice day and I hauled wood and father tended to the cattle
Friday 26 It was a nice day and in the afternoon we were at Mrs. Staebler's funeral
Saturday 27 It was a nice day and we cleaned wheat, took a half cord wood to the Church and tended to
the cattle
Sunday 28 It wa a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 29 It was a cold day and I hauled wood and father went to Diet. Wettlaufer for butchering
Tuesday 30 It was a nice day and father butchered for Dietrich and I tended to the cattle
December 1880
Wednesday 1 It was a nice day and we cleaned wheat and took a load to Tavistock and sold it @1.07 per
bushel
Thursday 2 It was a nice day and we cleaned some wheat and took it to Tavistock and killed a steer
Friday 3 It was a nice dayand we killed our pigs
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Saturday 4 It was a nice day and we got our horses shod and were at Solomon Makel's funeral
Sunday 5 It wa rainy and the snow went nearly all away and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 6 It was a cold dayand I threshed at William Amacher and father tended to the cattle
Tuesday 7 It was cold and stormy and I threshed half a day at William and father tended to the cattle
Wednesday 8 It was cold and stormy and I came home from William & tended to the cattle in the afternoon
Thursday 9 It was a cold day and we cleaned peas
Friday 10 It was a nice day and we cleaned wheat
Saturday 11 It was a nice day and father hauled stones for Schneider
Sunday 12 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 13 It was a nice day and we hauled wood to hembly
Tuesday 14 It wa a wet snowy day and in the forenoon father was at John Wettlaufer's stone bee
Wednesday 15 It was a cold day and I hauled wood to Tavistock and corn home out of the field
Thursday 16 It was a nice day and I helped to scrub the Church and father was at home
Friday 17 It was a nice day and I hauled wood to Tavistock
Saturday 18 It was a nice day and in the forenoon I hauled wood and in the afternoon we were in Church
we had quarterly meeting
Sunday 19 It was a nice day and we were in Church
Monday 20 It was a cold day and we were at the Examination
Tuesday 21 It was a cold day and we hauled wood home for sawing
Wednesday 22 It was a cold day and we hauled wood home for sawing
Thursday 23 It was a nice day and father and mother were in Downie by Zimmermans and I was at home
Friday 24 It was a nice day and father had a sore back and I helped to fix the christmas tree in Church
Saturday 25 It was a nice day and in the forenoon we were in Church and in the afternoon I went to
Hamburg to the christmas festival and father was sickly
Sunday 26 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 27 It was stormy and I did the chores
Tuesday 28 It was stormy and I did the chores
Wednesday 29 It was very cold and stormy and we did the chores
Thursday 30 It was very cold and stormy and we did the chores
Friday 31 It was cold and father was in Tavistock and at the cheese factory and I did the chores
January 1881
Saturday 1 It was a nice day and I was by Wm Amachers and father was in Church in the afternoon
Sunday 2 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School


Monday 3 It was a nice day and father worked different things and was at the nomination and I was in
school
Tuesday 4 It was a nice day and father did the chores and I was in school
Wednesday 5 It was a cold day and father did the chores and took a load of gravel to the school house
Thursday 6 It was a fair day and Henry Zimmermann and his brother were here and father did the chores
Friday 7 It was a nice day and Simeon Bueschlen was here to hire out
Saturday 8 It was a nice day and we were in Tavistock and hauled wood out of the bush
Sunday 9 It was a cold day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 10 It was a nice day and father did the chores and in the afternoon they went to Screders and
Simeon Bueschlen came to commence working
Tuesday 11 It was a nice day and they chopped wood
Wednesday 12 It was a nice dayand they chopped wood
Thursday 13 It was a wet snowy day and father took a load of wood to Tavistock & Simeon chopped wood
Friday 14 It was pretty cold and they chopped wood
Saturday 15 It was a cold day and father hauled wood and Simeon chopped
Sunday 16 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 17 It was a cold day and they chopped wood
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Tuesday 18 It was a nice day and they chopped wood and we sold our single sleigh to Mr. Steinacker
Wednesday 19 It was a nice day and father took a load of wood to Tavistock and Simeon chopped wood and
Mr. Herlaus were here
Thursday 20 It was a nice day and Simeon chopped and father took a load of wood to Tavistock and
Christ Hohners were here
Friday 21 It was a wet snowy day and we took two loads of wood to Tavistock and cleaned oats
Saturday 22 It was a sunny day and we cleaned peas and fed the cattle
Sunday 23 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 24 It was snowy and we worked at home
Tuesday 25 It was a fair day and Simeon chopped and father had a bad cold
Wednesday 26 It was snowy and they worked at home
Thursday 27 It was a rough day and they tended to the cattle
Friday 28 It was a fair day and they cut wood
Saturday 29 It was a fair day and we hauled and cut wood
Sunday 30 It was a fair day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 31 It was a fair day and they worked at the wood in the bush
February 1881
Tuesday 1 It was a cold dayand they worked in the bush
Wednesday 2 It was a nice day and we were at Makel's sale
Thursday 3 It was a fair day and in the forenoon we fetched our stuff which we bought at the sale and in
the afternoon we chopped and drawed wood
Friday 4 It was a nice day & father and mother were by Jacob Ankenmanns & Simeon chopped wood
Saturday 5 It was a nice day and they chopped and I hauled wood
Sunday 6 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 7 It was a nice day and father hauled wood and Simeon chopped
Tuesday 8 It was a rainy day and Simeon threshed peas with the flail
Wednesday 9 It was a rainy day and they worked at home
Thursday 10 It was a fair day and father was in Hamburg and Simeon chopped
Friday 11 It was a nice day and they chopped wood
Saturday 12 It rained, snowed and stormed and father was at the cheese meeting and Simeon worked in
the barn and in the woodshed in the afternoon
Sunday 13 It was a stormy day and we were in Church and S. School


Monday 14 It was a nice day and in the afternoon the crusher agent was here and tried the crusher and
we bought it and I was sick
Tuesday 15 It was a fair day and they crushed oats and chopped wood and I was sick
Wednesday 16 It was a stormy day and they were at Mr. Logern's child's funeral and hauled wood and I
was sick
Thursday 17 It was a fair day and they chopped wood and I was sick
Friday 18 It snowed and they were by Werner Stein and Simeon sawed wood in the woodshed and I
got better again
Saturday 19 It was a nice day and father was in Stratford and Simeon chopped wood and Mary and I
went to Williams
Sunday 20 It was a nice day and they were in Church and S. School
Monday 21 It was a nice day and they worked at the wood
Tuesday 22 It was a nice day and they cut cherry sawlogs and took them to the sawmill
Wednesday 23 It was very cold and father was in Stratford with cherry boards
Thursday 24 It snowed and father was at Herny Becker's sale
Friday 25 It was a fair day and father was at John Armsten's sale
Saturday 26 It was a fair dayand we crushed oats
Sunday 27 It rained and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 28 It was a nice day and they worked at the wood
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Tuesday 1 It was very stormy and father was at Lingelbachs and Simeon sawed wood
Wednesday 2 It was a fair day and they worked at the wood
Thursday 3 It was a stormy day and they worked at the wood
Friday 4 It snowed and they worked at the wood
Saturday 5 It was a fair day and we were in Stratford
Sunday 6 It was a fair day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 7 It was a nice day and father hauled wood to Mr. Krug
Tuesday 8 It was a nice day and father helped Diet. Wettlaufer hewing timber
Wednesday 9 It was a nice day and they worked at the wood
Thursday 10 It was a nice day and they worked at the wood
Friday 11 It was a nice day and father took a load of wood to Tavistock
Saturday 12 It was nice but in the afternoon it commenced storming and we crushed oats for Werner
Stein and cut straw
Sunday 13 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 14 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Tuesday 15 It was a nice day and they tapped trees and chopped wood
Wednesday 16 It was a fair day and they worked at the wood
Thursday 17 It was a fair day and they boiled sap and worked at the wood
Friday 18 It was a nice day and in the forenoon we worked at the fireplace in the bush and in the after-
noon we were at Rausch's sale and bought a reaper for $6.50
Saturday 19 It was a rainy day and we boiled sap
Sunday 20 It was a fair day and Mary, Simeon, and I were at the quarterly meeting in South Easthope
Monday 21 It was pretty nice and they boiled sap
Tuesday 22 It was a fair day and they worked at the wood
Wednesday 23 It was a nice day and they worked at the wood
Thursday 24 It was a nice day and they worked at the wood
Friday 25 It was a cold day and they boiled sap
Saturday 26 It was a cold day and they chopped and I hauled wood
Sunday 27 It was a cold day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 28 It was a cold day and they chopped wood and in the afternoon father had a sore back
Tuesday 29 It was a cold day and Simeon worked at the wood


Wednesday 30 It was a cold day and Simeon boiled sap and chopped wood
Thursday 31 It was a snowy day and they worked at the wood
April 1881
Friday 1 It was a cold day and Simeon worked at the wood
Saturday 2 It was a cold day and we crushed oats
Sunday 3 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 4 It was a cold day and they worked at the wood
Tuesday 5 It was very severely cold and they worked at the wood
Wednesday 6 It was cold and they chopped and hauled wood
Thursday 7 It was a fair day and father was at the show and Simeon chopped
Friday 8 It was a nice day and we worked different things
Saturday 9 It was a nice day and I hauled wood out of the bush with the sleigh and they boiled sap and
chopped wood
Sunday 10 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 11 It was a nice day and they boiled sap and hauled wood
Tuesday 12 It was a nice day and they boiled sap and chopped wood
Wednesday 13 It was a nice day and they boiled sap and worked at the wood
Thursday 14 It was a nice day and they boiled sap and worked at the wood
Friday 15 It was a nice day and we were in prayer meeting and Church (Good Friday)
Saturday 16 It was a nice day and we boiled sap and worked at the wood
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Sunday 17 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 18 It was a nice day and we boiled sap and sowed grass seed
Tuesday 19 It was a nice day and they chopped wood rails
Wednesday 20 It was a nice day and they made fence, took the molasses cooking apparatus home, and
commenced plowing
Thursday 21 It was a nice day and they plowed etc
Friday 22 It was a nice day and we plowed and cleaned oats
Saturday 23 It was a nice day and we were in Stratford with oats
Sunday 24 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 25 It was a nice day and we plowed and sowed wheat and barley
Tuesday 26 It was a nice day and father was in Stratford with oats and sold our horse (Jimb) for $127.00
and we harrowed, ditched, and staked fence
Wednesday 27 It was a nice day and we sowed oats and harrowed
Thursday 28 It was a nice day and father took Jimb to Stratford and we sowed oats and dug garden
Friday 29 It was a cold day and we plowed, logged, and ditched
Saturday 30 It was a cold day and we plowed and worked the mangle land
May 1881
Sunday 1 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 2 It was a cool day and we plowed, ditched, and sowed the mangle seed
Tuesday 3 It was a cool day and we plowed and in the morning Lady got a colt
Wednesday 4 It was a cool day and we plowed and worked in the chop
Thursday 5 It was a nice day and we plowed and worked in the chop
Friday 6 It was a nice day and we plowed and worked in the chop
Saturday 7 It was a nice day and we plowed and rolled
Sunday 8 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 9 It was a nice day and we borrowed Pit Steinacker's horse for a week and we plowed & rolled
Tuesday 10 It was a nice day and we plowed and with the other team we worked different things
Wednesday 11 In the evening we had a nice rain shower and we plowed, hauled rails and rolled
Thursday 12 It was a nice day and we finished plowing the chop and planted our potatoes
Friday 13 It was a nice day and we finished seeding by sowing our peas and harrowed


Saturday 14 We harrowed, washed the sheep, and crushed oats and peas and in the evening we had a
very heavy rain
Sunday 15 It was rainy and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 16 It was a nice day and they plowed in the orchard and hauled stones from the grass field
Tuesday 17 It was a nice day and they worked in the orchard and at the turnip land
Wednesday 18 It was a nice day and they fixed the roller and rolled the orchard
Thursday 19 It was a nice day and they made fence and worked at the turnip land
Friday 20 It was a nice day and they planted corn in the orchard
Saturday 21 It was a nice day and we logged, hauled rails and made fence
Sunday 22 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 23 It was a nice day and they dragged, rolled and staked fence
Tuesday 24 It was a nice day and we worked at the corn land etc.
Wednesday 25 It was very hot and we plowed, made a drain, etc
Thursday 26 (Ascension day) It was a nice day and Mary and I were by Wm Amachers and the rest were
in Church
Friday 27 It was a nice day and we ditched
Saturday 28 It was a nice day and we ditched, went for tile, etc. and in the afternoon we had quarterly
meeting
Sunday 29 It was a nice day and we were in Church
Monday 30 It was a nice day and we plowed at the corn land etc
Tuesday 31 It was a nice day and they plowed for corn and sowed the corn
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Wednesday 1 It was a fair day and they scraped ground back from the ditch and worked different things
Thursday 2 It way a nice day and we scraped, logged, struck thistles etc
Friday 3 In the afternoon we had a heavy rain shower and we scraped, made fence, struck thistles,etc
Saturday 4 It was a nice day and we plowed in the swamp north of the orchard for corn & struck thistles
Sunday 5 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 6 (Pfingftan) It was a nice day and we hauled chunks and plowed at the turnip land and father
and mother were by Steinackers
Tuesday 7 It was rainy and they worked different things
Wednesday 8 It was a nice day and Simeon was at Facey's raising and father worked at home
Thursday 9 It was a nice day and Simeon scraped on the road and father worked different things
Friday 10 It was a hot day and we scraped on the road and father was at Jungblut's raising
Saturday 11 it was a nice day and we fetched tiles, struck thistles and sowed turnip seed
Sunday 12 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 13 It was a nice day and they commenced plowing at the summer follow and struck thistles
Tuesday 14 It was a nice day and they plowed and struck thistles
Wednesday 15 It was a nice day and they plowed struck thistles and made fence
Thursday 16 It rained in the afternoon and we plowed
Friday 17 It was a nice day and Simeon plowed a little and father fixed the tent
Saturday 18 It was a nice day and they plowed and scuffled potatoes and I helped to make fence at the
Church
Sunday 19 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 20 It was a nice day and Simeon was at John Roth's raising and we made fence, scuffled corn,
and went to the camp meeting bush
Tuesday 21 It was a nice day and we were at the camp meeting
Wednesday 22 It was a nice day and we were at the camp meeting
Thursday 23 It was a nice day and we were at the camp meeting
Friday 24 It was a nice day and in the evening we came home from the camp meeting
Saturday 25 It was a nice day and we mowed grass in the swamp
Sunday 26 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School


Monday 27 It was rainy and we worked different things
Tuesday 28 It was a fair day and we mowed grass etc
Wednesday 29 It was a nice day and we took the thresh machine to Woodstock
Thursday 30 It was a nice day and we took some hay in and Simeon was at Nicklaus Roth's raising
July 1881
Friday 1 It was a nice day and we took hay in and father was at John Wettlaufer's raising
Saturday 2 It was a nice day and we mowed grass
Sunday 3 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 4 It was a nice day and we mowed grass and took hay in
Tuesday 5 It was a nice day and we took a little hay in and ditched
Wednesday 6 It was a nice day and they were at the funeral of Mrs. Schmidt, Will & George's mother and
we took a little hay in and ditched
Thursday 7 It was rainy and we worked different things
Friday 8 It was a fair day and we ditched and picked berries
Saturday 9 It was very hot and we worked at the six inch tile drain
Sunday 10 It was hot and in the afternoon we had a rain shower and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 11 It was a warm day and we finished mowing grass and put paris green on the potatoes and in
the afternoon father went to Hamburg
Tuesday 12 We worked at the hay and in the afternoon we had a rain shower
Wednesday 13 It was a nice day and we cut hay with the straw-cutter and finished haying
Thursday 14 It was a nice day and father was in Woodstock and Ingersoll with the thresh machine and
we hauled dung
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Friday 15 It was a nice day and we hauled dung and father was in Stratford
Saturday 16 In the morning it was rainy and we finished hauling dung on the summer follow and
commenced plowing and father was in New Hamburg
Sunday 17 It was a fair day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 18 It was a nice day and we plowed with two teams and the women picked raspberries
Tuesday 19 It was a nice day and we plowed and Simeon was by Werner Stein binding
Wednesday 20 It was a nice day and we finished plowing, crushed a little oats and commenced cutting fall
wheat
Thursday 21 It was a nice day and we cut fall wheat and barley
Friday 22 It was a nice day and we finished cutting barley and cut some fall wheat
Saturday 23 It was a nice day and we cut fall wheat and crushed grain
Sunday 24 It was a hot day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 25 It rained a little and we cut fall wheat
Tuesday 26 It was a wet day and we worked different things
Wednesday 27 It was a fair day and we cut wheat and ditched
Thursday 28 It was a nice day and we finished cutting fall wheat and hauled some in
Friday 29 It was a nice day and we ditched and hauled in fall wheat
Saturday 30 We worked at the ditch, scuffled turnips, took in barley and a load of wheat and in the
evening it rained
Sunday 31 It was rainy and we were in Church and S. School
August 1881
Monday 1 We worked at the ditch and raked wheat stubbles and took in a load of wheat and in the
afternoon it rained
Tuesday 2 It was a nice day and we worked at the ditch and took in our last fall wheat
Wednesday 3 It was a nice day and we raked stubbles, cleaned turnips, and tried the machine and helped
H. Dunn threshing in the afternoon
Thursday 4 It was a nice day and we finished cleaning turnips and worked at the ditch and at the
machine and threshed a little after supper to try the machine


Friday 5 It was a nice day and we ditched, ordered hand for threshing, etc
Saturday 6 It rained a little and we threshed
Sunday 7 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 8 It was a nice day and we cleaned wheat and sold it to Malcolm @ $1.18 per bu
Tuesday 9 It was a nice day and we cut spring wheat and oats and took some more wheat away
Wednesday 10 It was a nice day and we worked at the ditch and father fetched tile and was at Jung's raising
Thursday 11 It was a nice day and we worked at the ditch and took the lambs away @$3. a head
Friday 12 It rained a little and we ditched and cut oats and father was in Stratford
Saturday 13 It was a nice day and I threshed at Schneiders, Simeon at Mohrs and they cut oats
Sunday 14 It was a nice day and they were in Church and S. School and Simeon and I were at the
gravel road
Monday 15 It was a nice day and we cut oats and pulled peas
Tuesday 16 It was a nice day and they pulled peas and I plowed at the summer follow
Wednesday 17 It was a nice day and they pulled peas and I plowed
Thursday 18 It was a nice day and we pulled peas, hauled in peas and oats and plowed
Friday 19 It was a nice day and we hauled in peas and plowed
Saturday 20 It was a nice day and we hauled in peas and oats and plowed and father and mother were at
the quarter meeting in South Easthope in the afternoon
Sunday 21 It was a nice day and we were in S. Easthope
Monday 22 It was a nice day and we pulled peas and plowed
Tuesday 23 It was a nice day and we finished pulling peas, raked the oat stubbles, hauled in rakings and
peas, and plowed
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Wednesday 24 It was a nice day and we bound oats, took in our last oats and some peas and plowed a
little and Simeon threshed at Wildfangs
Thursday 25 It was a nice day and we finished harvesting by taking in our last peas, and finished plowing
and threshed by Wettlaufers in the afternoon
Friday 26 It was a nice day and we fenced the corn off, plowed at the pea ground, and cleaned wheat
Saturday 27 It was a nice day and we hauled dung and father was at John Wettlaufer's barn moving
Sunday 28 It was a hot day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 29 It was a nice day and we took wheat away at $1.20 per bu. and plowed
Tuesday 30 It was a hot day and in the morning father and mother went to Chicago and we plowed and
hauled dung
Wednesday 31 It was a nice day and we hauled dung and in the evening we had a very hard thunder storm
and a little rain shower
September 1881
Thursday 1 It was a fair day but very smokey and we finished hauling dung and plowed and harrowed
and picked elderberries
Friday 2 It was a nice day and I sowed fall wheat on the summer follow and Simeon spread dung
Saturday 3 It was a nice day and we plowed and harrowed
Sunday 4 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 5 It was a nice day and we plowed and harrowed at the pea ground
Tuesday 6 It was a nice day and we worked at the pea ground
Wednesday 7 It was a nice day and in the morning parents came home again, and we worked at the pea
ground
Thursday 8 It was a nice day and we worked at the pea ground in the forenoon and in the afternoon we
crushed grain
Friday 9 It was a nice day and I was by William Amacher for seed wheat and Simeon worked at the
pea ground and rolled the summer follow
Saturday 10 It was windy and we dug stumps out of the pea ground


Sunday 11 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 12 It was a nice day and we worked at the pea ground and at the well by the barn
Tuesday 13 It was a nice day and they worked at the well and I ganged at the pea ground
Wednesday 14 It was a nice day and in the forenoon we sowed wheat and in the afternoon they worked at
the well and I ganged at the pea ground
Thursday 15 It was windy and we finished sowing
Friday 16 It was rainy and they worked at the well and I harrowed, and hauled wood to Herlan
Saturday 17 It was rainy and they finished the well and worked different things
Sunday 18 It was a nice day and we were in Church an S. School
Monday 19 It was a warm day and I greased harness and they cut corn and shocked a little yet in the
evening
Tuesday 20 It was a nice day and we shocked corn
Wednesday 21 It was a nice day and we finished shocking corn and commenced digging potatoes
Thursday 22 It was a nice day and father was in Stratford with the cylinder and I hauled rails and Simeon
was at the Hamburg show
Friday 23 It was a nice day and they dug potatoes and I hauled wood to Malcolm
Saturday 24 It was a nice day and they hauled rails and made fence and I hauled wood
Sunday 25 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 26 It was a nice day and in the forenoon they made fence and I hauled wood and in the
afternoon we helped threshing at Werner Stein
Tuesday 27 It was a nice day and we threshed at Werner Stein
Wednesday 28 It was rainy in the morning and in the afternoon we threshed for Hitzeroth
Thursday 29 It was a nice day and we finished threshing for Hitzeroth and then threshed for Behrenwald
Friday 30 It was a nice day and we threshed in the afternoon
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Saturday 1 It was rainy and in the forenoon we started fall plowing and worked different things and in the
afternoon we were at Mrs. Mohr's funeral
Sunday 2 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 3 It was a nice day and we finished threshing
Tuesday 4 It was a nice day and we dug potatoes
Wednesday 5 It was a cold day and in the forenoon I hauled wood and Simeon ditched and in the afternoon
we were at the show
Thursday 6 It was a nice day and they dug our last potatoes and I started to go to School again
Friday 7 It rained in the morning and father worked at home and Simeon threshed at Morlocks
Saturday 8 It was rainy and we crushed peas for Wm Siebert and Simeon threshed at Morlocks
Sunday 9 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 10 It was a cold day and father threshed by Schneider and Simeon threshed by Morlocks in the
forenoon and in the afternoon he plowed
Tuesday 11 It was a cold day and father fetched apples and Simeon threshed by Schneiders in the fore-
noon and in the afternoon he plowed
Wednesday 12 It was rainy and in the afternoon father got cider made for Mrs. Jaggie and Simeon plowed
Thursday 13 It was cool and they threshed at Wettlaufers
Friday 14 It was cool and they threshed at Wettlaufers
Saturday 15 It was warm and showery and they threshed at Wettlaufers and I plowed
Sunday 16 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 17 It was a fair day and Simeon plowed and father threshed at John Wettlaufer
Tuesday 18 It was a fair day and Katie's wedding was and Simeon plowed
Wednesday 19 It was a nice day and father was with Katie at Williams & at John's and Simeon threshed at
Wildfangs
Thursday 20 It was a nice day and father took Langkam+C3211 and Katie to Henkels and Simeon plowed and
worked at a drain


Friday 21 It was a nice day and father got cider made and Simeon plowed
Saturday 22 It was a nice day and Simeon threshed at Mohrs I hauled wood and they cooked sauce
Sunday 23 It was a fair day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 24 It was rainy in the morning and in the forenoon Simeon threshed at Mohrs and in the after-
noon he worked at a ditch and father was at Bigem's sale
Tuesday 25 It was a nice day and Simeon scraped muck into the field from the road
Wednesday 26 It was a nice day and father plowed and pulled turnips and Simeon threshed at Helmuths
Thursday 27 It was a nice day and they pulled turnips and scraped
Friday 28 It was a cloudy day and they worked at the ditch, etc
Saturday 29 In the morning it rained and we plowed with two teams, etc
Sunday 30 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 31 It was a nice day and they pulled our last turnips and Simeon scraped
November 1881
Tuesday 1 It was a fair day and Simeon scraped and father fetched a load of posts from D. Wettlaufer
Wednesday 2 It was a fair day and Simeon scraped and father hauled wood into the woodshed and was in
Tavistock
Thursday 3 It was a cold day and they plowed, etc
Friday 4 It was cold and snowed and they plowed ,etc
Saturday 5 It was snowy and rainy and Simeon plowed and we worked in the cow stable
Sunday 6 It was a fair day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 7 It was wet and they plowed and crushed oats
Tuesday 8 It was a nice day and they tore up the old lane
Wednesday 9 It was a cloudy day and they worked about the same as the other day
Thursday 10 It was a fair day and Simeon plowed and father was at Simmons' sale in the afternoon
Page 72 November 1881
Friday 11 It was cold in the afternoon and in the evening it snowed and we plowed with two teams in
the forenoon and plowed and logged in the afternoon
Saturday 12 It rained in the forenoon and we worked in the cow stable and in the afternoon we were in
Church we had quarterly meeting
Sunday 13 It was a fair day and we were in Church
Monday 14 It was a fair day and Simeon plowed
Tuesday 15 It was a cold day and they hauled rails and finished fall plowing
Wednesday 16 It was a fair day and Simeon made fence and hauled ground to the cellar wall and father was
in the South Easthope Church residing as committee man for H. Sims and Heir
Thursday 17 It was rainy and they worked different things and plowed at the swamp in the forenoon
Friday 18 It was a nice day and they plowed at the swamp
Saturday 19 It was cold and stormy and we worked at the stable
Sunday 20 it was a cold day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 21 It was a fair day and they made fence and chopped wood
Tuesday 22 It was a fair day and they butchered our bull and worked different things
Wednesday 23 It was a fair day and they hauled wood for boiling sap and chopped rails etc
Thursday 24 It was a cold and snowy and they worked in the bush
Friday 25 It was a cold, snowy day and they got ready for butchering
Saturday 26 It was a fair day and we butchered
Sunday 27 It snowed very much and we took the first cutter ride and were in Church and in S. School
Monday 28 It was a fair day and in the forenoon they worked different things and in the afternoon they
cut straw
Tuesday 29 It was a nice day and the snow all went away again and they crushed oats & chopped wood
Wednesday 30 It was a nice day and they plowed at the swamp
December 1881


Thursday 1 It was a nice day and they finished plowing and chopped wood
Friday 2 It was a nice day and they chopped wood
Saturday 3 It was a fair day and I hauled rails and they chopped and made fence
Sunday 4 It was pretty cold and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 5 It was a fair day and father tended the cattle and Simeon threshed at Conrad Wettlaufers
Tuesday 6 It was a foggy day and they worked the same as the other day
Wednesday 7 It was very stormy and snowy and they worked at home
Thursday 8 It was a fair day and they chopped wood
Friday 9 It was cold and they chopped wood and I hauled rails
Saturday 10 It was cold and they chopped wood and I hauled rails
Sunday 11 It was cold and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 12 It was rainy and in the forenoon they chopped and in the afternoon they worked at home
Tuesday 13 It was rainy and they worked at home
Wednesday 14 It was a fair day and they chopped
Thursday 15 It was a rough day and they butchered at Hy. Schmidt and Simeon chopped
Friday 16 It was a nice day and they chopped
Saturday 17 It was a nice day and they chopped
Sunday 18 It was a fair day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 19 It was a fair day and they chopped
Tuesday 20 It was a fair day and they chopped and in the afternoon father was in Tavistock
Wednesday 21 It was rainy in the afternoon and they chopped and I went to Woodstock to the Examination
Thursday 22 It was a rainy day and Simeon worked at home and father was in Tavistock at Wagners
helping to make christmas packages and I was in Woodstock
Friday 23 It was a fair day and we chopped wood
Saturday 24 It was a fair day and we were in Church fixing the Christmas tree and Simeon chopped
Sunday 25 It was a fair day and we were in Church and in S. School
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Monday 26 It was a cloudy day and we were at home we had some visitors
Tuesday 27 It was a fair day and father and mother were but butchering by Dietrich Wettlaufer and we
chopped wood
Wednesday 28 It was a fair day and we chopped and father was in Tavistock
Thursday 29 It was a fair day and in the forenoon we chopped and in the afternoon Siemon chopped and
father and I were at H. Ziemaaim's insolvent sale
Friday 30 It was a cold day and Simeon chopped and I hauled wood and father worked different things
Saturday 31 It was cold and snowy and father and mother and Mary were at Mrs. Ingold's funeral and
Simeon threshed at Helmuths and I tended to the cattle
January 1882
Sunday 1 It was a cold day and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 2 It was a cold day and father was at the election, etc and we tended to the cattle
Tuesday 3 It snowed and stormed and Simeon threshed at Helmuth's and father was at home and I
commenced going to school again
Wednesday 4 It was a fair day and they chopped wood & in the evening Peter & Wagners went to Michigan
Thursday 5 It was a cold day and they worked at the wood
Friday 6 It was a fair day and they worked at the wood
Saturday 7 It was a fair day and in the forenoon I hauled wood out of the bush with the sleigh and in the
afternoon I hauled wood to Tavistock with the wagon
Sunday 8 It was a rainy day and the snow all went away again and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 9 It was a cold day and they worked in the bush
Tuesday 10 It was a fair day and in the evening it snowed and Simeon worked in the bush and Werner
Stein was here crushing grain
Wednesday 11 It was a middling cold day and Simeon chopped wood and father crushed oats for Werner


Stein and hauled sawlogs in the afternoon
Thursday 12 It was a fair day and we had a little bit of sleighing and Simeon chopped wood and father
hauled sawlogs
Friday 13 It was rainy and snowy and Simeon chopped wood and father hauled sawlogs
Saturday 14 In the forenoon it stormed and snowed so that the snow was about eight inches deep at
noon and father and I were in Stratford and Simeon chopped wood
Sunday 15 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 16 It was pretty cold and father took Simeon home and went to Baden for linseed meal
Tuesday 17 It was pretty cold and father tended to the cattle
Wednesday 18 It was pretty cold and father and mother and grandma were at Henry Alles visiting
Thursday 19 It was a nice day and father worked different things
Friday 20 It was a nice day and father worked different things
Saturday 21 It was a soft snowy day and we were in Chesterfield and bought our thorough bred bull for
forty-five dollars
Sunday 22 It was very stormy and we were at home
Monday 23 It was cold and we tended to the cattle
Tuesday 24 It was cold and we tended to the cattle
Wednesday 25 It was snowy and rainy and we tended to the cattle
Thursday 26 It was warm and in the forenoon we hauled gravel and in the afternoon the sleighing was all
gone again
Friday 27 It was a nice day and in the afternoon we fetched a log out of the bush for a sill to lower the
slippers in the wagon shed
Saturday 28 It was a nice day and in the forenoon I hauled wood and in the afternoon we worked at the
wagon shed
Sunday 29 It was cold and snowed and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 30 It was cold and father fetched our lumber from the saw mill, etc.
Tuesday 31 It was cloudy and father tended to the cattle and worked at a milkstand
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Wednesday 1 It was cloudy and father tended to the cattle and Margret Schenk and her man were here
and father took them to Werner Stein
Thursday 2 It was a fair day and father tended to the cattle and finished the milkstand
Friday 3 It snowed in the morning and father tended to the cattle and they also were at Schwemling's
funeral
Saturday 4 It was a fair day and in the forenoon father hauled ice for Krug & Falk and in the afternoon we
worked in the barn
Sunday 5 It was a nice day and they were in Church and S. School and I was sickly
Monday 6 It was a nice day and father hauled rails out of the bush
Tuesday 7 It was rainy in the afternoon and father hauled rails
Wednesday 8 It was a nice day and father hauled rails
Thursday 9 It was a nice day and we were at old Mrs. Schneider's funeral
Friday 10 It was a cold day and father was at home
Saturday 11 It was a fair day and father and mother went to the quarterly meeting in South Easthope
Sunday 12 It was cloudy and father and mother were in South Easthope and we were at home
Monday 13 It was rainy and father tended to the cattle
Tuesday 14 It was a nice day and father tended to the cattle
Wednesday 15 It was a nice day and father worked different things
Thursday 16 It was rainy and father tended to the cattle, etc and Peter came from Michigan
Friday 17 It was a cold day and father took Peter down to Louis Pletsch and tended to the cattle
Saturday 18 It was cold and snowed and we crushed oats and peas
Sunday 19 It was a fair day and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 20 It was a fair day and I tended to the cattle and father was sickly


Tuesday 21 It rained, snowed, etc and we hauled two sawlogs with the sleigh, and tended to the cattle
Wednesday 22 It snowed, and we had sleighing again and we hauled sawlogs and headings
Thursday 23 It was a fair day and father hauled wood and Sam Quehl came and commenced working
Friday 24 It was a nice day and the sleighing departed again and in the forenoon father hauled wood
and in the afternoon he went to Plattsville for bran
Saturday 25 It was a nice day and Sam and I hauled wood out of the bush and in the evening father came
home again
Sunday 26 It was a fair day and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 27 It was a nice day and father and mother were by Dietrich Wettlaufers
Tuesday 28 It was a nice day and father was in Stratford
March 1882
Wednesday 1 It rained in the morning and we worked different things
Thursday 2 It was a warm day and father and mother were at the gravel road
Friday 3 It was a fair day and father brought Wm Krantz a cow and tended to the cattle
Saturday 4 It was a nice day and we tended to the cattle and cut straw
Sunday 5 It was cloudy and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 6 It was a fair day and we killed two pigs and sieved timothy seed
Tuesday 7 It was a cold day and we took the timothy and pigs to Stratford and got $2.80 per bushel for
the timothy and for one pig $8. per cwt and for the other $7.45 per cwt
Wednesday 8 It was a fair day and they tended to the cattle, etc
Thursday 9 It was rainy and they were at Adam Reidt's wife's funeral
Friday 10 It was a fair day and they hauled wood together in the bush etc
Saturday 11 It snowed in the afternoon and in the forenoon we crushed peas and in the afternoon I went
to the gravel road
Sunday 12 It was a fair day and they were in Church and in S. School
Monday 13 It was a cold day and father hauled wood out of the bush with the sleigh
Tuesday 14 It snowed and they tapped trees
Wednesday 15 It snowed and stormed and they worked at home
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Thursday 16 It was a fair day and they hauled wood and rails out of the bush
Friday 17 It was a fair day and we were at the examination
Saturday 18 It was a wet day and we fed the cattle, split wood, etc
Sunday 19 It was a fair day and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 20 It was a fair day and we boiled sap
Tuesday 21 It was very stormy and we boiled sap
Wednesday 22 It snowed and stormed, and we got the ring put into the bulls noses, tended to the cattle, etc.
Thursday 23 It was very windy and we were at Capling's sale
Friday 24 It was stormy and we cut straw
Saturday 25 It was a fair day and we crushed grain
Sunday 26 It was a fair day and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 27 It rained, snowed, and stormed and we boiled sap
Tuesday 28 It was a fair day and we boiled sap, & Elizabeth Quehl came to our placed to stop four years
Wednesday 29 It was windy and we boiled sap
Thursday 30 It was windy and we boiled sap and chopped wood
Friday 31I It was cool and we boiled sap, sewed grass seed, and chopped wood
April 1882
Saturday 1 It was a nice day and in the forenoon we crushed grain and in the afternoon we boiled sap
Sunday 2 It was a fair day and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 3 It was a fair day and we boiled sap
Tuesday 4 We crushed grain and boiled sap and in the afternoon it was rainy
Wednesday 5 It was cold & in the forenoon we were in Tavistock & in the afternoon I rolled one grass field


Thursday 6 It rained in the afternoon and we were at the Tavistock spring show
Friday 7 It was a fair day and we were in prayer meeting and in Church (Good Friday)
Saturday 8 It was a fair day and father boiled sap and I rolled another grass field
Sunday 9 It was a cold day and we were in Church and in S. School (Easter)
Monday 10 It was very cold and snowed and we worked different things
Tuesday 11 It was cold and snowed and we took a load of wood to Tavistock and hauled dung into the
orchard
Wednesday 12 It was cold and stormy and father was with Niebergall and Wildfang in Woodstock and I split
wood, etc.
Thursday 13 It was a fair day and we hauled dung into the orchard, etc
Friday 14 It was a fair day and I was at Quehl's mowing and they split stakes, etc.
Saturday 15 It was a nice day an we hauled two loads of wood to Tavistock and boiled sap, etc
Sunday 16 It was a fair day and Mary and I were at the quarterly meeting in on the gravel road, and they
were in Church and in S. School
Monday 17 It was a nice day and we boiled sap and hauled rails and bought a horse from Rev. Herlan for
$90.00
Tuesday 18 It was a nice day and we rolled fall wheat and commenced gang plowing
Wednesday 19 It rained and we worked different things
Thursday 20 It rained in the forenoon and snowed in the afternoon and we worked different things in the
barn, etc.
Friday 21 It was pretty cool and father fetched cherry trees from Osben and I dug post holes ,etc
Saturday 22 It was a fair day and we took the sugar cooking apparatus home, made fence, gang plowed
Sunday 23 It was a fair day and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 24 It was a nice day and we gang plowed and made fence, etc
Tuesday 25 It was a nice day and in the forenoon they cleaned oats and I gang plowed and in the
afternoon I sowed oats
Wednesday 26 It was a fair day and in the forenoon I sowed oats and in the afternoon I gang plowed
Thursday 27 It was a fair day and in the forenoon we sowed and harrowed and in the afternoon I ganged
Friday 28 It was a cold day and I ganged and father worked at a drain
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Saturday 29 It was a nice day and I ganged and plowed and father helped to move Herlan's furniture to the
station
Sunday 30 It was a fair day and we were in Church and S. School
May 1882
Monday 1 We hauled dung into the orchard and in the afternoon it rained and I fetched the horse doctor
for Fanny, she had inflamation of the lungs
Tuesday 2 It was cold and we had a snow storm and we hauled dung into the orchard and spread dung
and plowed, etc
Wednesday 3 It was a fair day and we worked in the orchard
Thursday 4 It was a fair day and we finished sowing in the orchard and sowed wheat
Friday 5 It was a fair day and we sowed wheat and barley
Saturday 6 It was a nice day and in the forenoon, I gang plowed and in the afternoon we had quarterly
meeting
Sunday 7 It was a fair day and we were in Church
Monday 8 It was a fair day but it rained in the afternoon and I sowed barley and harrowed
Tuesday 9 It was very warm and we finished sowing barley and commenced working the mangle land
Wednesday 10 We drilled and sowed a few drills and then it commenced raining
Thursday 11 It was cold and rained and we logged a little
Friday 12 It rained all day and we worked different things
Saturday 13 It was a fair day and I plowed a little piece of sod, and planted potatoes on it
Sunday 14 It was a fair day and we were in Church and in S. School


Monday 15 It was a fair day & we finished sowing mangle seed & finished seeding by sowing some peas
Tuesday 16 It was a nice day and I rolled and father was in Hamburg in the afternoon for corn
Wednesday 17 It was a warm day and we worked at the turnip land and staked fence
Thursday 18 (Ascension Day) It was a nice day and father and mother were by Louis Pletsch's and we
were in Church in the afternoon
Friday 19 It was a nice day and we plowed and planted corn on it
Saturday 20 It was very hot and in the forenoon I hauled rails and in the afternoon I plowed for corn by the
pig pen and staked fence
Sunday 21 It was cloudy and Mary and I were in Zorra and father and mother were at the Jonmnmation?
in the union evangelical church-Reform Church
Monday 22 It was rainy and I plowed a little, washed harness, etc
Tuesday 23 It was cool and in the forenoon I had the sow by C. Roth and in the afternoon we sowed corn
and stuck cockle
Wednesday 24 It was a nice day and I plowed the potato land and greased harness and father and mother
were by Trachels at Shakespeare
Thursday 25 It was a nice day and in the forenoon I plowed at the turnip land and in the afternoon I
greased harness and Rev. Brann and his Misses were here
Friday 26 It was a nice day and we planted potatoes, plowed at the turnip land and stuck cockle
Saturday 27 It was rainy and we worked different things
Sunday 28 (Pfingft)It was a fair day and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 29 It was a fair day and we finished planting potatoes, made fence and father bought a cow from
Traschel at Shakespeare
Tuesday 30 It was a nice day and we made fence
Wednesday 31 It was rainy and we fetched cedar trees and worked different things
June 1882
Thursday 1 It was a cool day and we planted cedar trees and fetched some more
Friday 2 It was rainy and we planted cedar trees, took a load of wood to Tavistock, etc.
Saturday 3 It was a wet day and we worked in the barn
Sunday 4 It was rainy and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 5 It was a fair day and we fixed fence about the barn yard
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Tuesday 6 It was a fair day and we hung a gate and staked fence
Wednesday 7 It was a fair day and we staked fence and washed sheep
Thursday 8 It was rainy and we staked fence, etc.
Friday 9 It was a fair day and we worked at the turnip land, made a gravelbox, etc.
Saturday 10 It was a nice day and we sheared our sheep, were in Tavistock, etc
Sunday 11 It was a nice day and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 12 It was a nice day and we drawed gravel on the road
Tuesday 13 It was a nice day and we hauled gravel
Wednesday 14 It was a rainy day and we hauled gravel and sold Tom
Thursday 15 It was rainy and we stuck thistles and were in Tavistock, etc
Friday 16 It was a hot day and I worked at the turnip land and father was at Dietrich Hansuld's raising
Saturday 17 It was hot and we ridged and sowed the turnip land
Sunday 18 It was a nice day and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 19 It was very cold that we put overcoats and mittens on and we stuck thistles
Tuesday 20 It was a hot day and we stuck thistles
Wednesday 21 It was a nice day and we stuck thistles
Thursday 22 It was a nice day and we stuck thistles
Friday 23 In the morning we had a nice rain shower and father went to Nick Schweitzers and we
cabbage plants and then we stuck thistles
Saturday 24 We stuck thistles and in the afternoon we had a very hard rain shower and storm


Sunday 25 It was a nice day and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 26 It was a nice day and we moved to the camp meeting bush, and stuck thistles
Tuesday 27 It was a nice day and we were at the camp meeting
Wednesday 28 It was a nice day and we were at the camp meeting
Thursday 29 It was a nice day and we were at the camp meeting
Friday 30 It was rainy and we came home from the camp meeting
July 1882
Saturday 1 It was cloudy and foggy and we worked different things
Sunday 2 It was a fair day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 3 In the morning it rained and we cleaned mangles and were in Chesterfield
Tuesday 4 It was a nice day and father was at Joe Gingerichs' raising and we cleaned mangles
Wednesday 5 It was rainy and we cleaned mangles and stuck thistles and scuffled potatoes
Thursday 6 It was a fair day and we stuck thistles
Friday 7 It was a nice day and we scuffled potatoes, finished sticking thistles and cleaned mangles
Saturday 8 It was rainy and we cleaned mangles, etc
Sunday 9 It was rainy and very hot and we were in Church, and in S. School
Monday 10 It was hot and showery and we were at old Mrs. Helmuth's funeral and cleaned mangles
Tuesday 11 It was a warm day and we mowed grass and cleaned turnips
Wednesday 12 It was rainy and we took a load of hay home and worked different things
Thursday 13 It was a nice day and we took in hay
Friday 14 It was a nice day and we cleaned turnips and took in hay
Saturday 15 It was a nice day and we mowed grass and took hay in
Sunday 16 It was very warm and they were in South Easthope at the quarterly meeting
Monday 17 It was a nice day and we mowed grass and took in hay
Tuesday 18 We had a very heavy rain and we worked different things
Wednesday 19 It was showery and we took two loads of hay in, cleaned turnips and worked different things
Thursday 20 It was a fair day and we worked at the hay
Friday 21 It was a fair day and we took one load of hay in and cleaned turnips and mowed grass
Saturday 22 It was a nice day and we worked at the hay
Sunday 23 It was a nice day and mother and I were at the quarterly meeting in Zorra
Monday 24 It was warm and we worked at the hay
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Tuesday 25 It was very warm and we mowed grass in the fence corners and finished haying
Wednesday 26 It was warm and I scuffled turnips and they picked cherries
Thursday 27 It was rainy and we worked different things
Friday 28 It was a nice day and we picked berries, etc
Saturday 29 It was a nice day and father and I bound wheat for Werner Stein
Sunday 30 It was a hot day and we were in church and in S. School
Monday 31 It was a fair day and we hung a gate and commenced cutting wheat
August 1882
Tuesday 1 It was rainy all day and we were at home
Wednesday 2 It was cloudy and father was in Chesterfield and in the evening we cut wheat
Thursday 3 In the forenoon we cut barley in the orchard and in the afternoon it rained
Friday 4 It was rainy and we cut wheat
Saturday 5 It was very hot and we cut wheat
Sunday 6 It was very hot and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 7 It was a fair day and we cut wheat
Tuesday 8 It was rainy and we mowed thistles and cut wheat in the afternoon
Wednesday 9 It was rainy and we worked at the wheat
Thursday 10 It was showery and we finished cutting wheat
Friday 11 It was a fair day and we cut barley


Saturday 12 In the forenoon we hauled wheat in and in the afternoon it was rainy and we hauled dung
Sunday 13 It was a fair day and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 14 It was a nice day and we hauled wheat in
Tuesday 15 It was a nice day and we hauled wheat in
Wednesday 16 In the morning it rained and then we put in our last wheat and in the afternoon father helped
Wildfangs thresh
Thursday 17 It was a fair day and we cut our last barley and hauled some in
Friday 18 It was a fair day and I threshed by Helmuths and they hauled in barley and rakings
Saturday 19 It was a fair day and we cut peas and hauled in our last barley
Sunday 20 It was a nice day and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 21 It was cloudy and we hauled in barley rakings and peas
Tuesday 22 It was rainy in the morning and we threshed by Werner Stein and in the afternoon I helped
Schneider
Wednesday 23 It was rainy in the morning and we hauled dung
Thursday 24 It was a nice day and father threshed by Morlocks and I hauled dung
Friday 25 It was a nice day and I hauled dung
Saturday 26 It was hot and we hauled dung and cut a little oats
Sunday 27 It was a fair day and we were at Mrs. Kaufman's funeral in Sebastopol and were in S. School
Monday 28 It was a fair day and we cut our spring wheat
Tuesday 29 It was a fair day and we hauled dung and bound wheat
Wednesday 30 It was a fair day and I threshed at Helmuth's and father threshed at Wildfangs in the
afternoon
Thursday 31 It was a nice day and we set the machine and I threshed at Wettlaufers in the afternoon
September 1882
Friday 1 It was a nice day and we threshed
Saturday 2 It was hot and we hauled in spring wheat
Sunday 3 It was a fair day and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 4 It was a fair day and we cut and bound oats
Tuesday 5 It was a fair day and we cut and bound oats
Wednesday 6 It was a nice day and they bound oats and I plowed
Thursday 7 It was a nice day and they bound oats and I plowed
Friday 8 It was a nice day and they bound oats and I plowed
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Saturday 9 It was a nice day and we finished binding oats, plowed, and cut our last peas
Sunday 10 It was a nice day and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 11 It was cloudy and we hauled in oats
Tuesday 12 It was a nice day and we finished hauling in oats and plowed
Wednesday 13 It was a nice day and we finished harvesting by taking in our last peas and some oat rakings
Thursday 14 It was a nice day and we plowed
Friday 15 It was a nice day and we plowed
Saturday 16 It was a nice day and we plowed, sowed, and harrowed
Sunday 17 It was a nice day and in the evening it rained a little and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 18 It was sultry and we finished plowing, sowing and harrowing
Tuesday 19 In the afternoon it was rainy and we rolled the fall wheat and hauled stones off
Wednesday 20 It was a nice day and we cleaned barley and took it to Tavistock and dug a few potatoes
Thursday 21 It was cloudy and dripped a few times and we cleaned wheat and dug potatoes
Friday 22 It was rainy in the morning and we cleaned wheat took a load to Tavistock @$1.00 per bu.
Saturday 23 It was a nice day and we finished digging potatoes and took a load of wheat away
Sunday 24 It was a nice day and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 25 It was a nice day and we worked at the corn and took our clover in
Tuesday 26 It was a nice day and we worked at the corn


Wednesday 27 It was a nice day and father and I were at the fair in London
Thursday 28 It was rainy in the morning and we worked at the corn
Friday 29 It was a nice day and we finished the corn
Saturday 30 It was a fair day and I threshed by John Wettlaufer
October 1882
Sunday 1 It was a nice day and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 2 It was a nice day and we set the machine and threshed a little in the afternoon
Tuesday 3 It was a nice day and we were at the show
Wednesday 4 It was a nice day and we worked at the potato land
Thursday 5 It was a nice day and I hauled sand for Lorenz Nau and father went to Seaforth
Friday 6 It was a nice day and in the forenoon I was in Zorra by John Quehl and in the afternoon I
hauled dung
Saturday 7 It was a nice day and I hauled dung and cut corn
Sunday 8 It was a nice day and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 9 It was a nice day and I cut and shocked corn
Tuesday 10 It was a nice day and I hauled wood to the woolen mill and father worked different things
Wednesday 11 It was a nice day and I hauled wood and father worked different things
Thursday 12 It was a nice day and I hauled wood and father worked different things
Friday 13 Father was in Stratford and I worked different things and in the afternoon it rained
Saturday 14 It was a nice day and in the afternoon we were in Church we had quarterly meeting
Sunday 15 It was a nice day and we were in Church
Monday 16 It was a nice day and we plowed, hauled wood, and pulled mangles
Tuesday 17 It was a nice day and I plowed and father was at Jacob Ankermann's sale
Wednesday 18 It was a nice day and father and I fetched the things which he bought at the sale
Thursday 19 It was a cold day and father went for the horse doctor for Fan & we pulled mangles & turnips
Friday 20 It was a nice day and I took Mr. Murray's bull to Chesterfield and they worked at the mangles
Saturday 21 It was a nice day and we worked at the mangles and at the turnips
Sunday 22 It was a fair day and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 23 It was a nice day and we worked at the turnips and plowed
Tuesday 24 It was a nice day and we worked at the turnips
Wednesday 25 It was a nice day and we plowed and worked at the turnips
Thursday 26 It was a nice day and we worked at the turnips and plowed
Friday 27 It was a nice day and we worked at the turnips and plowed
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Saturday 28 It was windy and we finished the turnips (we got 33 loads & 7 loads of mangles) and I plowed
Sunday 29 It was cloudy and cool and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 30 It was a nice day and I went to Mr. Steele, and plowed. And John Sieberts from Kansas were
here visiting
Tuesday 31 It was a fair day and father was in Plattsville for bran and I worked different things
November 1882
Wednesday 1 It was a fair day and I threshed at John Wettlaufers, and parents were at Nicklaus
Schweitzers visiting
Thursday 2 It was a cold day and father threshed at Wettlaufers and I plowed
Friday 3 It was cold and father threshed at Wettlaufers and I plowed
Saturday 4 It was very cold and in the morning I was by Mr. Steele and in the afternoon I plowed and
father worked different things
Sunday 5 It was a cold day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 6 It was pretty cool and I threshed at Schneiders and father worked at home
Tuesday 7 It was a misty day and I threshed at Schneiders and father at Werner Steins
Wednesday 8 It was misty and I threshed at Schneiders and father at Werner Steins till noon
Thursday 9 It was a misty day and I plowed and father worked different things


Friday 10 It was very warm and misty and I plowed and father worked different things
Saturday 11 It was rainy in the forenoon and I worked different things and father threshed at Wildfangs
Sunday 12 It was rainy in the morning and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 13 It was snowy in the morning and father threshed at Morlocks and I plowed
Tuesday 14 It was a cold day and father threshed at Morlocks and I worked different things
Wednesday 15 It was a fair day and in the forenoon I threshed at Wildfangs and in the afternoon I ordered
hands for threshing and father fixed for threshing
Thursday 16 It was a fair day and we threshed
Friday 17 It was snowy in the morning and we threshed
Saturday 18 It was a fair day and we finished threshing
Sunday 19 It was a fair day and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 20 It was a fair day and we worked different things
Tuesday 21 It was a fair day an we worked different things
Wednesday 22 It was a fair day and we took in corn and plowed
Thursday 23 In the forenoon we killed a cow and plowed and in the afternoon it rained
Friday 24 It snowed and stormed with all its might and we worked different things
Saturday 25 It was a fair day and I finished plowing in a field and were in Tavistock etc.
Sunday 26 It snowed very much and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 27 It was a fair day and we cleaned wheat etc
Tuesday 28 It was a fair day and we took a load of wheat to Plattsville and got $.92 per bu
Wednesday 29 It was a fair day and we worked different things
Thursday 30 It was a fair day and we hauled in corn, etc
December 1882
Friday 1 It was a cold day and we were at Gaebels sale
Saturday 2 It was a cold snowy day and I worked different things
Sunday 3 It was a fair day and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 4 It snowed and we chopped grain
Tuesday 5 It was a fair day and we killed a cow
Wednesday 6 It was a fair day and father and mother butchered at Schultz's and I hauled rails
Thursday 7 It was a very stormy day and we were at home
Friday 8 It was very stormy and we were at home
Saturday 9 It was a cold day and father was at the cheese factory in the afternoon
Sunday 10 It snowed very much and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 11 It snowed and we chopped grain
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Tuesday 12 It snowed and father threshed by Ramseyer and I was at home
Wednesday 13 It rained a little, snowed and stormed and father & mother took carpet rags to Conrad Quehls
Thursday 14 It was snowy and father and mother went to Dietrich Wettlaufer for butchering
Friday 15 It was stormy and they butchered at Dietrichs
Saturday 16 It was a fair day and they came home from Dietrichs
Sunday 17 It was a sharp day and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 18 It was a nice day and we butchered our pigs
Tuesday 19 It was a fair day and father threshed by Conrad Wettlaufers and I was at home
Wednesday 20 It was a fair day and we threshed at Conrad Wettlaufers
Thursday 21 It was rainy and in the morning we threshed at Helmuths and in the afternoon we chopped
oats for Werner Stein
Friday 22 It thawed and we threshed at Helmuths
Saturday 23 It was a nice day and we crushed grain for Helmuths and tended to the cattle, etc
Sunday 24 It was a fair day and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 25 Christmas It was a fair day and we fixed the Christmas tree in Church
Tuesday 26 It snowed and we were at the examination


Wednesday 27 It was a fair day and I hauled a load of wood for Braun, etc.
Thursday 28 It was a fair day and we were at Woodstock
Friday 29 It was a fair day and we hauled corn into the barn and wood out of the bush
Saturday 30 It was a fair day and I hauled wood to Tavistock
Sunday 31 It was cold and snowed and we were in Church and in S. School
January 1883
Monday 1 It was a fair day and Mary and I were at Williams and the rest were at home
Tuesday 2 It was cold and we made a wood rack and took a load of wood to Tavistock
Wednesday 3 It was cold and we hauled wood to Tavistock
Thursday 4 It was cold and we hauled wood
Friday 5 It was cold and we hauled wood
Saturday 6 It was a pretty nice day and in the afternoon we crushed for Helmuths
Sunday 7 It was stormy and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 8 It was a fair day and I tended to the cattle
Tuesday 9 It was a fair day and father and mother went visiting to the gravel road and I was at home
Wednesday 10 It was very cold and they came home
Thursday 11 It was a fair day and in the afternoon we chopped wood
Friday 12 It was a cold day and we chopped wood
Saturday 13 It was stormy, and they were at the quarterly meeting in South Easthope
Sunday 14 It was stormy and they were in South Easthope
Monday 15 It was cold and C. Hohners were here visiting
Tuesday 16 It was a fair day and I threshed at Helmuths
Wednesday 17 It snowed with all it's might and in the forenoon I threshed at Helmuths
Thursday 18 It was a fair day and we worked different things
Friday 19 It was a fair day and we worked different things
Saturday 20 It was a misty and wet day and we were in Stratford
Sunday 21 It was very cold and stormy and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 22 It was severely cold and we tended to the cattle, etc
Tuesday 23 It was severely cold and we tended to the cattle, etc
Wednesday 24 It was cold and we tended to the cattle, etc
Thursday 25 It was a little milder and we tended to the cattle, etc
Friday 26 It was very cold in the morning and father was in Hamburg with a grist
Saturday 27 It thawed and we chopped wood
Sunday 28 It was a nice day and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 29 It was a nice day and we chopped wood
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Tuesday 30 It was a thawy day and we chopped wood
Wednesday 31 It was stormy and we hauled wood out of the bush in the forenoon
February 1883
Thursday 1 It was very stormy and we tended to the cattle, etc
Friday 2 It snowed very much and we chopped wood
Saturday 3 In the forenoon we cut straw and in the afternoon it rained
Sunday 4 It was stormy and we were in S. School
Monday 5 It was cold and we tended to the cattle etc
Tuesday 6 It was a fair day and we were at Christ Gingerich's sale
Wednesday 7 It was a fair day and father fetched bran from Plattsville
Thursday 8 It was cold and we tended to the cattle and I took a steer coming 3 years, which we sold to
Helmuth's for $40. down to them
Friday 9 It was cold and father sieved timothy seed and I tended to the cattle, etc
Saturday 10 It was a fair day and we tended to the cattle, cleaned wheat, etc
Sunday 11 It was a fair day and we were in Church and in S. School


Monday 12 It was a fair day and we hauled wood to old Mohr
Tuesday 13 It was a nice day and in the afternoon we chopped oats
Wednesday 14 In the forenoon it snowed and in the afternoon it rained and we hauled wood to Appels
Thursday 15 It was a fair day and we hauled wood to Wm. Schmidt and old Mohr
Friday 16 It rained and in the afternoon we were at H. Brodrecht's sale
Saturday 17 It stormed and we took in some corn and tended to the cattle
Sunday 18 It was cold and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 19 It was a fair day and we worked in the bush
Tuesday 20 It snowed and in the forenoon we worked in the bush and a few bags of wheat to Tavistock
Wednesday 21 It was a fair day and I took a load of wood to Tavistock and tended to the cattle
Thursday 22 In the morning it snowed and we chopped wood and father was by Quehl and hired Sammy
Friday 23 It was a fair day and I hauled wood and father cleaned wheat and was at John Gruber's sale
Saturday 24 It was cold and in the evening it rained and father was in Stratford
Sunday 25 It snowed and stormed and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 26 It snowed and stormed and we were in the bush & in the afternoon we fixed the pig stable
Tuesday 27 In the afternoon it was very stormy and we were at Nick Schweitzers and bought a horse
(Maggie) for $125.
Wednesday 28 It was a fair day and father & Braun went round in interest of the Minister's residence which
was to be built and I tended the cattle, etc
March 1883
Thursday 1 It was a fair day and we cleaned and took away wheat @$1.00
Friday 2 It was a nice day and we cleaned and took away wheat and hauled wood
Saturday 3 It was a fair day and in the forenoon we worked in the bush and in the afternoon father was at
the Annual cheese meeting and I hauled a load of wood to Staeblers
Sunday 4 It was cold and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 5 It was cold and we chopped wood
Tuesday 6 It snowed and I hauled wood and father was at Dietrich Wettlaufers and at Nick Schweitzers
Wednesday 7 It stormed very much and we worked different things
Thursday 8 It was a fair day and we hauled wood and wheat
Friday 9 It was a fair day & father was by Dietrich Wettlaufer hewing timber for a shed by the Church
Saturday 10 It was a snowy day and in the forenoon father fetched timber from Dietrich and in the after-
noon I hauled a load of wood
Sunday 11 It was cold and stormy and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 12 It was very stormy and snowy and we chopped wood
Tuesday 13 It was a fair day and we chopped wood and crushed grain
Wednesday 14 It was a nice day and we chopped and hauled wood
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Thursday 15 It was cold and we worked at the wood
Friday 16 It was cold and we worked at the wood
Saturday 17 It was a fair day and we worked at the wood
Sunday 18 It rained and snowed and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 19 It snowed very much and we took two sawlogs to Tavistock
Tuesday 20 It was cold and we hewed timber for the shed
Wednesday 21 It was a fair day and we worked at the wood
Thursday 22 It was a fair day and we hauled and chopped wood
Friday 23 It snowed very much and in the forenoon I was in Church (Good Friday)
Saturday 24 It was a nice day and in the afternoon we crushed a little oats
Sunday 25 It was a nice day and we were at Conrad Wettlaufer's father's funeral and in S. School
Monday 26 It was a nice day and father took a load of Krantz's moving to Stratford
Tuesday 27 It was a fair day and we worked different things
Wednesday 28 It was a fair day and father was at Eigenauer's sale, and we chopped wood


Thursday 29 It was a nice day and we chopped and hauled wood
Friday 30 It was a nice day and we chopped wood, hauled rails, and tapped trees
Saturday 31 It was a fair day and we chopped and hauled wood
April 1883
Sunday 1 It was a fair day and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 2 It was a nice day and we chopped grain
Tuesday 3 It was a nice day and we worked at the wood
Wednesday 4 It was a nice day and father was at John Schweitzer's sale and we hauled wood and
gathered sap
Thursday 5 It was rainy and we worked different things
Friday 6 It was a nice day and we oiled sap
Saturday 7 It was cloudy and we boiled sap and in the afternoon we were in Church we had quarterly
meeting
Sunday 8 It was a fair day and we were in Church
Monday 9 It was a nice day and we boiled sap and chopped wood
Tuesday 10 It was a nice day and we boiled sap and chopped wood
Wednesday 11 It was a windy and we chopped wood
Thursday 12 it was a fair day and we framed wood for the shed by the Church and chopped wood
Friday 13 It was a fair day and in the forenoon we framed wood and in the afternoon we were at the
show
Saturday 14 It was a warm day and we finished framing and boiled sap
Sunday 15 It was warm and rained in the afternoon and we were in the Church and in S. School
Monday 16 It was a nice day and we chopped wood and hauled rails
Tuesday 17 It was a nice day and we hauled rails and finished boiling sap
Wednesday 18 It was a nice day and I commenced plowing and they made fence
Thursday 19 It was rainy and in the afternoon I plowed
Friday 20 It was a nice day and I plowed and they made fence
Saturday 21 It was a nice day and we plowed, hauled rails, etc
Sunday 22 It was cold and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 23 It was a cold day and I plowed
Tuesday 24 It snowed and stormed and I hauled rails, etc
Wednesday 25 It was a cold day and I plowed and hauled rails
Thursday 26 In the forenoon I sowed oats and harrowed and in the afternoon it rained
Friday 27 I sowed oats and harrowed and in the afternoon it rained and father ditched
Saturday 28 It was cold and I ganged and father ditched
Sunday 29 It was cold and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 30 It was a fair day and I ganged and they staked fence
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Tuesday 1 It was a nice day and I ganged and harrowed and in the afternoon they were at Conrad
Wettlaufer's mother's funeral
Wednesday 2 It was rainy in the afternoon and we sowed oats and barley and rolled and harrowed
Thursday 3 It was rainy and in the forenoon father was in Church (Ascension day)
Friday 4 It rained in the morning and I hauled rails, harrowed and ganged
Saturday 5 It was a fair day and we ganged, sowed, and set a few fence posts
Sunday 6 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 7 It was a nice day and we sowed spring wheat, barley, and logged
Tuesday 8 It was a fair day and we rolled and ditched
Wednesday 9 It was cold and we ditched and they were at the funeral of Mrs. Simon Umbach
Thursday 10 It was rainy in the afternoon and in the forenoon we hauled stones to the Church
Friday 11 It was a fair day and in the forenoon I hauled stones to the Church and father ditched
Saturday 12 It was cold and I hauled stones and father scraped for the cellar by the Church


Sunday 13 It was a fair day and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 14 We scraped by the Church and in the afternoon it rained
Tuesday 15 It was a nice day and we ditched and made fence
Wednesday 16 It was cold and father ditched and was at old Mrs. Wilker, and I hauled stones to the Church
Thursday 17 It was a nice day and father ditched by the Church, and I commenced plowing at a rough
piece of sod
Friday 18 It was a nice day and father ditched by the Church and I plowed
Saturday 19 It was a nice day and father ditched at home and I plowed
Sunday 20 It was showery and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 21 It was rainy and we worked different things
Tuesday 22 It was rainy and we worked different things
Wednesday 23 In the forenoon it was rainy and in the afternoon we sowed peas
Thursday 24 It was a nice day and I plowed and hauled dung on the potato land
Friday 25 It was a nice day and we hauled dung, sowed oats and worked the potato land
Saturday 26 It was rainy and we worked not much of anything
Sunday 27 It was showery and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 28 It was a nice day and we logged and plowed sod
Tuesday 29 It was a nice day and I plowed sod and they planted a few potatoes and hauled chunks
Wednesday 30 We finished planting potatoes and plowing sod and sowing peas & in the afternoon it rained
Thursday 31 It was a nice day and Mary and I were in Woodstock and got teeth filled and they worked
different things
June 1883
Friday 1 It was a nice day and we made fence and picked stones from the meadow
Saturday 2 It was a nice day and we staked fence and picked stones
Sunday 3 It was a nice day and we were in Church and in S. School and Wm Amachers were here
Monday 4 It was a nice day and we sowed mangle and carrot seed, planted corn and drove stakes
Tuesday 5 It was a nice day and we made fence
Wednesday 6 It was warm and towards evening it rained and we made fence and washed the sheep
Thursday 7 It was a nice day and we set gate posts and made fence
Friday 8 It was a nice day and we hauled wood to Zimmerman and chopped
Saturday 9 It was rainy and father fetched tile and we dug garden, etc
Sunday 10 It was a nice day and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 11 It was rainy and in the afternoon father was at John Pletsch's raising
Tuesday 12 It was rainy in the afternoon and we shore some sheep and plowed the turnip land
Wednesday 13 It was a nice day and we finished shearing sheep, ditched, harrowed potato land and
greased harness
Thursday 14 It was a nice day and we fetched cedar trees and made fence
Friday 15 It was a nice day and we planted cedar trees and plowed corn land
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Saturday 16 It was rainy and we worked different things
Sunday 17 It was showery and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 18 It was rainy and we worked different things
Tuesday 19 It was showery and we moved to the camp meeting
Wednesday 20 It was a fair day and we were at the camp meeting
Thursday 21 It was a nice day and we were at the camp meeting
Friday 22 It was a hot day and they were at the camp meeting and I stuck thistles
Saturday 23 It was warm and in the afternoon we had a rain shower and we raised the shed by the
Church and boarded the greater part of it
Sunday 24 It was a fair day and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 25 It was rainy and we raised and underlayed the wood shed and struck thistles
Tuesday 26 It was rainy and we stuck thistles


Wednesday 27 It was rainy in the afternoon & in the night and father worked at the shed & we stuck thistles
Thursday 28 It was a fair day and father worked at the shed and we stuck thistles
Friday 29 It was a nice day and father worked at the shed and we stuck thistles
Saturday 30 It was a nice day and father worked at the shed and we stuck thistles
July 1883
Sunday 1 It was a nice day and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 2 It was a nice day and we stuck thistles and father went to Holstein to Schenk's funeral
Tuesday 3 It was showery and we finished sticking thistles
Wednesday 4 We worked different things and in the afternoon it rained
Thursday 5 We worked on the road and in the afternoon it was rainy and father came home again
Friday 6 It was hot and showery and in the forenoon I greased harness and in the afternoon I worked
on the road and father fetched bran from Stratford at $9. a ton
Saturday 7 In the forenoon I scuffled mangles and potatoes and father worked in the barn and in the
afternoon it rained
Sunday 8 It was a nice day and they were at the quarterly meeting in South Easthope
Monday 9 It was a nice day and father fetched bran from Stratford and I was at the Circus in Stratford
Tuesday 10 We worked on the road and in the afternoon we had a thunder shower
Wednesday 11 It was a nice day and in the forenoon we were in Tavistock and in the afternoon we got our
hay fork put up
Thursday 12 It rained in the afternoon, and we cut grass and scuffled potatoes
Friday 13 It was a nice day and father and mother were in Stratford and I worked different things
Saturday 14 It was hot and father mowed grass and in the afternoon they took in two loads of hay and I
hauled timber for John Pletsch
Sunday 15 It was a fair day and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 16 It was a nice day and we worked at the hay
Tuesday 17 It was a nice day and we worked at the hay
Wednesday 18 It was a nice day and we worked at the hay
Thursday 19 It was a nice day and we worked at the hay
Friday 20 It was a nice day and we worked at the hay
Saturday 21 It was a nice day and we worked at the hay
Sunday 22 It was cloudy and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 23 It was rainy and we picked berries
Tuesday 24 It was cloudy and we cut some grass, etc
Wednesday 25 It was a nice day and we cut grass and picked berries, etc.
Thursday 26 It was a nice day and we took in hay
Friday 27 It was showery and stormy and we took a little hay in
Saturday 28 It was a fair day and we worked at the hay
Sunday 29 It was a nice day and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 30 It was fair day and we worked at the hay
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Tuesday 31 It was a fair day and we finished haying we got 50 loads
August 1883
Wednesday 1 It was a fair day and we cradled and mowed barley, the ground was too wet to take the
reaper in and our horses all had distemper
Thursday 2 It was a fair day and we cut barley and took a small load in
Friday 3 It was a fair day and we cut barley and ditched
Saturday 4 It was a fair day and we ditched and tended to the horses
Sunday 5 It was a nice day and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 6 It was a nice day and father ditched and we hauled in barley
Tuesday 7 It was a nice day & father ditched and we buried Norman and white washed the horse stable
Wednesday 8 It was a nice day and we cut wheat


Thursday 9 It was a nice day and we cut wheat and barley
Friday 10 It was a nice day & we finished cutting wheat and barley took a load of barley in and ditched
Saturday 11 It was a nice day and we ditched and took in a little barley
Sunday 12 It was a hot day and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 13 It was a nice day and father ditched and I plowed at the turnip land which was too wet to sow
in spring with turnip seed
Tuesday 14 It was a hot day and I was by Steele and they took in wheat and barley
Wednesday 15 It was a nice day and we finished hauling wheat and barley in
Thursday 16 It was a nice day and we ditched, raked the wheat stubbles, and took the rakings home
Friday 17 It was a nice day and we plowed, fetched a load of sand, etc
Saturday 18 It was rainy and I sowed grass seed on the turnip land and worked other different things
Sunday 19 It was a fair day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 20 It was rainy and I took father and mother to Hamburg they went to Michigan
Tuesday 21 It was a nice day and in the forenoon we plowed at the fall wheat stubbles and in the after-
noon I was a Eydt's raising
Wednesday 22 It was a nice day and in the evening we had a thunder shower and we plowed
Thursday 23 It was a nice day and we plowed
Friday 24 It was a nice day and we plowed, harrowed, rolled and gang plowed
Saturday 25 It was a nice day and we gang plowed, pulled a few peas, etc.
Sunday 26 It was a nice day and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 27 It was a nice day and I covered tiles, cradled oats, etc.
Tuesday 28 It was cloudy and in the morning father and mother came home and we cut oats and sold our
lambs @$3. a head
Wednesday 29 It was a nice day and we cut wheat and oats
Thursday 30 It was a nice day and we cut oats
Friday 31 It was a nice day and we cut oats and wheat
September 1883
Saturday 1 It was a cloudy day and we bound oats and hauled wheat and oats in
Sunday 2 It was a nice day and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 3 It was a fair day and we cut clover in the orchard, raked oat stubbles, bound oats, drawed
dung and pulled peas
Tuesday 4 We hauled in oats and wheat and drawed dung and in the afternoon it rained
Wednesday 5 It was cloudy with a few light showers and I threshed by Helmuths and the bound oats and
pulled peas
Thursday 6 It was a nice day and they hauled in oats and I hauled dung
Friday 7 We bound and hauled in oats and drawed dung and in the afternoon it was showery
Saturday 8 It was a little showery in the afternoon and we hauled dung and in the afternoon we were in
Church we had quarterly meeting
Sunday 9 It was a fair and we were in Church
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Monday 10 It was a nice day but during the two foregoing nights it froze very severely, the corn and
many other things were spoilt, and I hauled dung and they hauled in oats
Tuesday 11 It was a nice day and we hauled dung, took in clover, raked oat stubbles and pulled peas
Wednesday 12 It was a nice day and we plowed, hauled dung, pulled peas, took in rakings & a load of peas
Thursday 13 It was showery and we hauled dung, plowed & in the afternoon father threshed by Wildfangs
Friday 14 It was a nice day and I plowed and in the afternoon father threshed at John Wettlaufers
Saturday 15 It was a nice day and we threshed at Schneiders and at noon father went home and took a
load of peas in
Sunday 16 It was a fair day and in the evening it was rainy and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 17 It was a nice day and we sowed our fall wheat (8 bu. and 1 peck) and pulled peas


Tuesday 18 It was a nice day and we harrowed, rolled, finished pulling peas and took in our last peas and
cut our last oats which was in the small field by the pig stable
Wednesday 19 It was a nice day and we fetched elderberries and dug our potatoes
Thursday 20 It was rainy and we worked different things, and Minister Werner's were here and aunt Mary
Amacher
Friday 21 It was rainy in the forenoon and in the evening we went away to Michigan, Father, I and
Uncle Wm.
Saturday 22 It was a fair day and we were on the way to Michigan
Sunday 23 It was a fair day and we were at the quarterly meeting in Hersey
Monday 24 It was a fair day and we walked about in Michigan
Tuesday 25 It was a fair day and we walked about in Michigan near Evart
Wednesday 26 It was a fair day and we walked about in Michigan near Evart
Thursday 27 It was a fair day and we bought James Lunney's farm in Michigan three miles from Evart
and paid $5,500.00
Friday 28 It was a fair day and in the morning we started from Evart, Michigan to Canada
Saturday 29 It was a fair day and in the forenoon about 10:30 we came home from our Excursion and
business trip in Michigan
Sunday 30 It was a fair day and we were in Church and in S. School
October 1883
Monday 1 It was a nice day and father and Sam threshed at Werner Steins and I was sickly
Tuesday 2 It was a nice day and we worked different things
Wednesday 3 It was a windy day and we got ready for threshing
Thursday 4 It was a nice day and we threshed
Friday 5 It was a nice day and we finished threshing
Saturday 6 It was a fair day and we took our mangles and carrots home
Sunday 7 It was a nice day and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 8 It was a fair day and we hauled wood out of the bush
Tuesday 9 It was a nice day and we were at the Tavistock fair
Wednesday 10 It was a nice day and I hauled wood and they cleaned barley
Thursday 11 It was cloudy and I hauled wood and they cleaned barley
Friday 12 It was cloudy and we boiled sauce from mangle sap and apples
Saturday 13 It was cloudy and in the evening it rained and I hauled wood and they worked different things
Sunday 14 It was a fair day and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 15 It was cool and we took two loads of hay to Tavistock
Tuesday 16 It was cold and I threshed at Helmuths and father was at Rheinhardt Krug's sale
Wednesday 17 It was a fair day and father threshed at Helmuths and I hauled wood
Thursday 18 It was a fair day and in the morning they threshed at Helmuths and I hauled wood and in the
afternoon I helped Jury's move and they were at Mrs. Grenzebach's funeral
Friday 19 It was rainy and we were in North Easthope looking after thorough bred cattle
Saturday 20 It was cool and we were in Woodstock
Sunday 21 It was cool and we were in Church and in S. School
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Monday 22 It was cool and we were in Tavistock and took a heifer to Shakespeare, etc
Tuesday 23 It was a nice day and we plowed with two teams
Wednesday 24 It was a nice day and we took a load of hay to Tavistock and cleaned oats
Thursday 25 It was cloudy and father was in Stratford and we cleaned oats
Friday 26 It was cold and we took two loads of hay to Tavistock and loaded one for Woodstock
Saturday 27 It was a fair day and father was in Woodstock with hay and we cleaned oats
Sunday 28 It was a fair day and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 29 It was rainy and we butchered a pig
Tuesday 30 It was a fair day and we took a load of hay to Tavistock and cleaned oats


Wednesday 31 It was cold and father was at Ide's sale and we cleaned oats and wheat
November 1883
Thursday 1 It snowed and father and mother were in Hamburg and we cleaned wheat
Friday 2 It was a fair day and we brought Siegner a load of hay, etc.
Saturday 3 It was a fair day and at noon Mother and Mary and I went to the inauguration at Lingelbach's,
and father and Sam cleaned wheat
Sunday 4 It was a nice day and we were in Church at Lingelbach's at inauguration
Monday 5 It was a fair day and I threshed at Conrad Wettlaufer and father was sickly
Tuesday 6 It was a nice day and we threshed at Conrad Wettlaufer
Wednesday 7 It was a nice day and in the forenoon I threshed at Conrad Wettlaufer and in the afternoon we
brought Adam Reidt a load of hay and Mr. and Mrs. Umbach were here visiting a short time.
Thursday 8 Thanksgiving Day It was a nice day and in the forenoon they were in Church and in the
afternoon we crushed
Friday 9 It was a nice day and we got things ready for the sale
Saturday 10 It was nice in the forenoon and we crushed and in the afternoon it rained and father and
mother were at the quarterly meeting in South Easthope
Sunday 11 It was a nice day and they were in South Easthope
Monday 12 It stormed and snowed with all its might and we worked different things
Tuesday 13 It was a fair day and we got things ready for the sale
Wednesday 14 It was very stormy and we had our sale
Thursday 15 It was a fair day and we worked different things
Friday 16 It was a fair day and we had snow enough to drive around a little with the sleigh and we
worked different things
Saturday 17 It was a fair day and in the afternoon we were in North Easthope by Mr. Cook
Sunday 18 It was a nice day and the snow all went away again and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 19 It was a nice day and father was in Stratford and I went to School
Tuesday 20 We threshed by Noah Wildfangs and in the afternoon it was rainy
Wednesday 21 It was rainy and father worked different things and I was in School
Thursday 22 It was a fair day and father was at John Weber's funeral and I was sick
Friday 23 It was a nice day and father went away to North Easthope after money
Saturday 24 It was a nice day and father was away yet and I was at home
Sunday 25 It was a nice day and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 26 It was rainy and I was in School and father was at home
Tuesday 27 It was cold and in the forenoon I took father and mother to Dietrich Wettlaufer for butchering
and in the afternoon I was in School
Wednesday 28 It was stormy and they butchered for Dietrich Wettlaufer
Thursday 29 It was a fair day and father got ready for butchering and took a load of hay to F. Schular
Friday 30 It was cold and we butchered
December 1883
Saturday 1 It was a fair day and we threshed at Schneiders
Sunday 2 It was cold and stormy and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 3 It was cold and in the forenoon we threshed at Schneiders & in the afternoon we had visitors
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Tuesday 4 It was a fair day and father was away
Wednesday 5 It was a fair day and father worked different things
Thursday 6 It was a nice day and grandmother moved away from us to John Pletsch
Friday 7 It was rainy and father took a load of hay to Tavistock and Martin Hohners were here
Saturday 8 It was a fair day and father was in Stratford
Sunday 9 It was a fair day and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 10 It got colder and froze again and father was at the cheese factory in the afternoon
Tuesday 11 It was a fair day and father took wheat to the mill, etc


Wednesday 12 It was a nice day and father was at Adam Weitzels sale
Thursday 13 It was a fair day and father worked different things
Friday 14 It was a cold day and father was in Tavistock, etc. and I was sick
Saturday 15 It was cold and father and Zimmermann were in Shakespeare by John Pletsch
Sunday 16 It was cold and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 17 It was cold and father was by Bergs in the afternoon
Tuesday 18 It was cold and snowed and father worked different things
Wednesday 19 It was cold and Rev. Werner's were here visiting
Thursday 20 It was a fair day and we took two loads of hay to Tavistock
Friday 21 It snowed and stormed and father took a load of hay to Zimmermann and I was at the
examination at the Eleventh line
Saturday 22 It was a fair day and William Stein and I fetched the Christmas tree and father worked
different things
Sunday 23 It was very cold and in the evening it snowed and I was in Sunday School
Monday 24 It was a fair day and we had snow enough for sleighing and I worked different things and
father was sick
Tuesday 25 Christmas. It was a nice day and in the forenoon we were in Church
Wednesday 26 It was a nice day and we helped to fix the Christmas tree in the Church and in the evening
we had our festival
Thursday 27 It snowed and in the afternoon it stormed and Nichlaus Schweitzer's were here visiting
Friday 28 It was a fair day and we were by Herman, by Berg and by California Schaefer on account of
some business
Saturday 29 It was a fair day and we were by Christ Zehr, to take a look at his buildings, and in Tavistock
Sunday 30 It snowed and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 31 It snowed and I was by Wm. Amachers
January 1884
Tuesday 1 It was a nice day and father was at the annual meeting in Church
Wednesday 2 It snowed and stormed and we were at home
Thursday 3 It stormed fearful and we were at home
Friday 4 It stormed yet but in the afternoon it quieted down and we were at home
Saturday 5 It was pretty fair and in the afternoon we were in Church we had quarterly meeting
Sunday 6 It was very cold and stormy and in the forenoon they were in Church
Monday 7 It was pretty cold and father and Martin Hohner and Berg were in Stratford to get
some writings made
Tuesday 8 It was snowy and father and mother and Hohners were at Shakespeare to get the
remaining writings made
Wednesday 9 It was snowing and storming and blocked up the roads fresh
Thursday 10 We killed a pig and took her to John Lemp @$7. per cw. and fetched a small one from John
Weitzel in Tavistock, home with us & in the afternoon it commenced snowing and storming
Friday 11 It was cold and snowed and father and Sammy tended to the chores I took sick with a sore
throat
Saturday 12 It was cold and father fetched wood home out of the bush and was in Tavistock
Sunday 13 It was changing weather and they were in Church and in S. School
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Monday 14 It was a fair day and Cooper Falk fetched a load of hay
Tuesday 15 It was a fair day and Falk and Klein each fetched a load of hay
Wednesday 16 It was a cold day and father was in Tavistock and I tended to the chores
Thursday 17 It was windy and in the afternoon we took a load of hay to Tavistock
Friday 18 It was a nice day and we took a load of hay to Zimmerman
Saturday 19 It was cold and father and mother were in Woodstock
Sunday 20 It was cold and we were in Church and in S. School


Monday 21 It was cold and father and mother were at Steinackers visiting
Tuesday 22 It was a fair day and father and I were at Mansz's and Dan Smith
Wednesday 23 It snowed and father and I were at Louis Pletsch's
Thursday 24 It was very cold and in the afternoon father was in Tavistock
Friday 25 It was cold and we hauled wheat to Tavistock at $1.09 per bushel
Saturday 26 It was a fair day and I was at Stratford and father and mother went to Lisbon
Sunday 27 It was pretty cold and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 28 It was a fair day and I was at home
Tuesday 29 It was a fair day and in the evening father and mother came home again
Wednesday 30 It was rainy and father was in Tavistock
Thursday 31 It was a fair day and father and I were at Wm Donaldsons and bought a bull for $130.00
February 1884
Friday 1 It was a fair day and father was in Zorra with Zimmermann at Wagesters & at Grenzebachs
Saturday 2 It was a fair day and tended to the chores
Sunday 3 It was cold and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 4 It was changing with cold and storm and we fetched the bull we bought and on the way
home the sleigh tipped and the bull fell on father's leg and hurt it severely
Tuesday 5 It was rainy in the forenoon and father lay in bed
Wednesday 6 It was a fair day and father lay in bed
Thursday 7 It was a fair day and I hung the meat in the smoke house, made a fork to a handle, etc
Friday 8 It was a fair day and we were at home
Saturday 9 It snowed and rained and I was in Tavistock in the afternoon
Sunday 10 It was a fair day and Mary and I were at Williams
Monday 11 It was cold and in the afternoon I helped Mr. James to move
Tuesday 12 It was raining ice and in the forenoon I took Mary to the Shakespeare Station to go to
St. Jacobs, and in the afternoon Morlocks were here
Wednesday 13 It was rainy and Henry Smiths, Wildfang and Wm. Simmons were here visiting
Thursday 14 It was cold and stormy and I took some tile to Louie Pletsch
Friday 15 It was pretty fair and in the afternoon I was looking on, at the sawing match at Tavistock
Saturday 16 It was a nice day and at noon Dan and Louis Pletsch were here
Sunday 17 It was nice and in the evening it rained, and we were in Church and in S. School and father
was out the first time after he hurt his leg
Monday 18 It was a nice day and at noon we started for Lisbon to fetch our heifer from Zinkan
Tuesday 19 It was a very fine day and we came home with the heifer
Wednesday 20 It was very cold and stormy and in the afternoon I was at Tavistock
Thursday 21 It was stormy and we were at home
Friday 22 It was a fair day and we got the bull ringed and took some old iron to Tavistock
Saturday 23 It was very cold and in the afternoon we were at Tavistock
Sunday 24 It was a cold south east wind and we were in Church and at S. School
Monday 25 In the afternoon it snowed and we took a load of hay to Steinmanns
Tuesday 26 It snowed and at noon father and mother went to the gravel road
Wednesday 27 It was a fair day and in the evening they came home
Thursday 28 It was very cold and stormy and we were at home
Friday 29 It was severely cold and we were at home
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Saturday 1 It was a fair day and we were at Tavistock
Sunday 2 It was a nice day and we were in Church and in the afternoon father and mother were at
Goemmers
Monday 3 It was cold and we had visitors and were at Tavistock, etc
Tuesday 4 It was cold and we were at home
Wednesday 5 It was a nice day and we were at Tavistock, etc


Thursday 6 It was a fair day and in the evening it snowed and in the afternoon I hitched up a colt (Beauty)
and they were at Tavistock
Friday 7 It was a fair day and we killed two pigs and Ingolds were here visiting and brought Mary
Saturday 8 It was cold and we were at Stratford with oats and pigs, got $.35 for oats and $8.00 for pigs
per cwt.
Sunday 9 It snowed, and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 10 It was a fair day and Will Lippert, Wm. Amachers and Louis Pletsch were here
Tuesday 11 It was rainy and William Schweitzer and his sister, Rosina and Matilda and Mary Ann Quehl
were here
Wednesday 12 It was fair and we had a quilting
Thursday 13 It was a fair day and we took a load of moving to the station, etc
Friday 14 It was a nice day and we had a quilting
Saturday 15 It was a fair day and we were at old Gerhard's funeral and in the afternoon they went to
Williams
Sunday 16 It was a fair day and they were in Zorra
Monday 17 It rained in the morning and in the afternoon they came home
Tuesday 18 It was a fair day and we were at Tavistock, etc
Wednesday 19 It was rainy and we commenced packing things
Thursday 20 It was a fair day and we took a load of things to the station and packed.
Friday 21 It was a fair day and we packed things
Saturday 22 It was a nice day and we packed things
Sunday 23 It was rainy and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 24 It was a nice day and we loaded things on the car
Tuesday 25 It was a nice day and we finished loading and started off in the evening
Wednesday 26 It was rainy and we were on the train and arrived at Evart in the evening
Thursday 27 It was very warm and at noon father arrived with the stock
Friday 28 It was a fair day and we unloaded the car
Saturday 29 It was a cold day and we bought a cow
Sunday 30 It was a fair day & they were in S. School & prayer meeting & I was at home I had a bad cold
Monday 31 It was cold and we fetched hay from Jewett and picked a few stones
April 1884
Tuesday 1 It snowed in the afternoon and father fetched some chop from Evart
Wednesday 2 It was cold and they cut wood and I was sick with a bad cold
Thursday 3 It was petty fair and they cut wood
Friday 4 It was pretty fair and we cut wood
Saturday 5 It was pretty fair and we tapped a few trees and chopped wood
Sunday 6 It was a nice day and we were in School and in prayer meeting
Monday 7 It snowed and father and mother were at Evart in the forenoon and in the afternoon I
commenced plowing but quit soon because it snowed and they boiled sap and cut wood
Tuesday 8 It snowed in the forenoon and I drawed stones and plowed and Sam boiled sap
Wednesday 9 It was a fair day and I plowed and was at Evart
Thursday 10 It was a fair day and we worked different things
Friday 11 (Good Friday) It was a nice day and Father and Mary went to Hersey and in the forenoon
mother was in prayer meeting
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Saturday 12 It was a nice day and in the forenoon I plowed and father bought a cow $45. and two yearling
steers $19. and in the afternoon we took up sap
Sunday 13 (Easter) It was a nice day and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 14 It was a nice day and we hung a gate and took up stones
Tuesday 15 It was rainy and we worked in the stable


Wednesday 16 It was cold and snowed and we made troughs for the spring
Thursday 17 It was a fair day and I drawed rails and father finished the troughs
Friday 18 It was hot in the forenoon and I plowed and we bought a heifer from John Meyer for $45. and
boiled sap
Saturday 19 It was very hot in the forenoon and I plowed and Sam boiled sap
Sunday 20 It was cold and they were in School and prayer meeting
Monday 21 It was cool and I plowed and they worked at the spring
Tuesday 22 It was a fair day and we picked stones, etc
Wednesday 23 It was a nice day and father piled lumber where the Church is to be built and I plowed in the
orchard for carrots
Thursday 24 It was a nice day and we plowed, harrowed and sowed four bushels of peas and a little oats
Friday 25 It was a nice day and we ridged, sowed carrot seed and drawed stones
Saturday 26 It was a fair day and I plowed
Sunday 27 It was very windy and smoky and we were in S. School
Monday 28 It was a fair day and I plowed
Tuesday 29 It was a warm day and we were at Evart and in the afternoon I plowed
Wednesday 30 It was a fair day and we plowed, sowed oats and 71 lbs of black barley
May 1884
Thursday 1 It was showery and we sowed oats and harrowed
Friday 2 The last night and this morning it snowed and I harrowed and drawed stones
Saturday 3 It was a nice day and we plowed, drawed stones, harrowed and sowed oats
Sunday 4 It was a showery day and we were in Church and in prayer meeting
Monday 5 It was a nice day and we picked stones and commenced plowing for corn, and the sow
pigged
Tuesday 6 It was a nice day and in the morning I broke the plow then we picked stones
Wednesday 7 It was a nice day and we picked stones and went to Evart, and in the evening Mag got a colt
Thursday 8 It was a nice day and we worked different things
Friday 9 It was a fair day and we planted a few potatoes by the bush
Saturday 10 It was a nice day and father cut stakes and we worked different things in the orchard
Sunday 11 It as a fair day and we were at Church and in S. School
Monday 12 It was a fair day and I plowed in the orchard and father cut stakes
Tuesday 13 It was raining in the forenoon and in the afternoon we plowed and commenced drawing dung
into the orchard
Wednesday 14 It was a nice day and in the forenoon we were in Evart and in the afternoon we hauled dung
into the orchard
Thursday 15 It was a nice day and we plowed and hauled dung into the orchard
Friday 16 It was a fair day and we hauled dung and fetched a load of boards from Lunney's sawmill
Saturday 17 It was a nice day and we plowed, made a gate and hung it
Sunday 18 It was a nice day and we were in S. School and prayer meeting
Monday 19 It was rainy in the forenoon and in the afternoon we were at Evart
Tuesday 20 It was a nice day and father worked at the church yard and I plowed
Wednesday 21 It was hot and we planted and sowed corn
Thursday 22 (Ascension day) It was showery and we were at home and in the afternoon I was at Evart
and got Mag shod
Friday 23 It was a fair day and I harrowed, picked stones and drawed dung into the orchard, everything
with Mag and Beauty
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Saturday 24 It was a little wet in the afternoon and we planted a few potatoes in the orchard
Sunday 25 It was a fair day and we were at Church and S. School
Monday 26 It was a fair day and in the afternoon we commenced at a job to cover a crossway
Tuesday 27 It was a fair day and we worked at the job


Wednesday 28 It was cool and in the forenoon we finished the job and in the afternoon we picked stones
Thursday 29 It was a fair day and we worked at the road
Friday 30 It was a fair day and father helped at the church and I harrowed
Saturday 31 It was a nice day and we worked on the road and father helped by the Church
June 1884
Sunday 1 It was warm and we were at S. School and prayer meeting
Monday 2 Whitsuntide It rained in the forenoon and in the afternoon I was at Evart
Tuesday 3 It was warm and father helped by the Church and we hauled dung into the orchard for
potatoes and at noon Mr. Blackwell begun digging our well
Wednesday 4 It was warm and we planted potatoes and worked at the well
Thursday 5 It was a warm day and we worked at the well
Friday 6 It was warm and we worked at the well and scuffled carrots
Saturday 7 It was a nice day and we worked at the well etc
Sunday 8 It was very hot and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 9 It was rainy and we put up scantlings for the hay fork
Tuesday 10 It was a fair day and in the forenoon we were at Evart and in the afternoon we drawed stones,
Wednesday 11 It was very warm and we worked at the well
Thursday 12 It was very warm and we finished the well
Friday 13 It was a fair day and we put the pump in and worked at the turnip land and sowed some
turnip seed
Saturday 14 It was a nice day and we drilled and sowed turnip seed and scuffled carrots
Sunday 15 It was a nice day and we were in prayer meeting and in Sunday School
Monday 16 It was a warm day and we finished sowing turnips and scuffled corn
Tuesday 17 It was a warm day and we hoed corn
Wednesday 18 It was a warm day and we hoed potatoes
Thursday 19 It was a warm showery day and we hoed potatoes
Friday 20 In the forenoon we worked on the road and in the afternoon it rained
Saturday 21 It was warm and we worked on the road
Sunday 22 We were in Church and in S. School and in the afternoon it rained
Monday 23 It was very warm and showery and we finished our road work by putting in a small bridge
Tuesday 24 It was a warm day and we weeded carrots, etc
Wednesday 25 It was a warm day and we worked at a hay rack
Thursday 26 It was a nice day and we worked at the hay rack
Friday 27 It was a nice day and we hoed corn
Saturday 28 It was a nice day Mother and I went to Reed City for the quarterly meeting and they worked
at home, mowed some grass etc.
Sunday 29 It was a nice day and we were at Reed and they were at home
Monday 30 It was a nice day and we cut grass and took in a load of hay
July 1884
Tuesday 1 It was a nice day and we cut grass and took in a load of hay
Wednesday 2 It was a nice day and we cut grass and took in two loads of hay
Thursday 3 It was a nice day and we worked at the hay
Friday 4 It was rainy and they picked berries and I scuffled potatoes and turnips
Saturday 5 It was windy and we picked berries and took in two loads of hay
Sunday 6 It was a nice day and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 7 It was a nice day and we worked at the hay
Tuesday 8 It was a nice day and we worked at the hay
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Wednesday 9 It was cloudy and we had a few rain showers and we picked berries
Thursday 10 It was a nice day and we cut grass and took in a load
Friday 11 It was a nice day and we worked at the hay


Saturday 12 It was a nice day and we worked at the hay and cleaned turnips
Sunday 13 It was a nice day and we were in prayer meeting and in S. School
Monday 14 It was a nice day and father went to Hersey to act as witness at the court for Hill and
Langkam and we mowed grass and cleaned turnips and picked berries
Tuesday 15 It was a nice day and we mowed grass and cleaned turnips
Wednesday 16 It was a nice day and we finished cleaning turnips and picked berries, and in the evening
father came home
Thursday 17 It was a nice day and we took in some hay and picked berries
Friday 18 It was a nice day and we finished haying and picked berries
Saturday 19 It was a nice day and in the forenoon we cut wheat for Mr. .Meyer and in the afternoon we
worked different things
Sunday 20 It was a nice day and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 21 It was a nice day and we cut wheat for John Meyer
Tuesday 22 It was a nice day and in the morning we cut wheat for Meyer then the machine broke and
father went to Evart to get it fixed and in the afternoon we cut some for Meyer and then
started at ours and in the evening it broke again and then it rained all night
Wednesday 23 It was a fair day and in the afternoon we cut wheat
Thursday 24 It was rainy and we cut a little wheat
Friday 25 It was a fair day and we drawed in and cut wheat
Saturday 26 It rained a little and we worked at the wheat
Sunday 27 It was a nice day and we were in prayer meeting and in S. School
Monday 28 It was a nice day and we finished cutting wheat
Tuesday 29 It was a hot day and we cut the barley and drawed in wheat
Wednesday 30 We had a shower in the afternoon and we drawed in wheat and cleaned turnips
Thursday 31 It was a nice day and I went with Niergarth after Huckle berries and father helped sawing
timber for the church tower
August 1884
Friday 1 It was a nice day and we took in our last wheat and the barley and raked fall wheat stubbles
and took in raking
Saturday 2 It was a fair day and we cut timber for the shed and harrowed barley stubbles and father
helped to raise the Church tower
Sunday 3 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 4 It was rainy and we hauled timber out of the bush, etc
Tuesday 5 It was a fair day and I hauled lumber one load for the church and scuffled carrots
Wednesday 6 It was showery and in the forenoon I threshed at John Arndt's and in P.M. I was at Evart
Thursday 7 It was a fair day and we pulled peas and weeded carrots
Friday 8 It was a nice day and we finished pulling peas and cradled some oats
Saturday 9 It was a warm day and we worked at the timber
Sunday 10 It was a nice day and we were on prayer meeting and S. School
Monday 11 It was a nice day and we took in our peas
Tuesday 12 It was a nice day and they worked different things and took Wm. Stein to the station he went
to Canada and I was sick
Wednesday 13 It was a nice day and they cut oats and I was sick
Thursday 14 It was a nice day and they cut oats and in the afternoon father helped Niergarth's threshing
Friday 15 It was hot and they cut oats etc
Saturday 16 It was a nice day and they finished cutting oats and helped to raise the church tower and in
the evening I was for the first time able to sit up a while on the chair
Sunday 17 It was a nice day and they were in Church and in S. School
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Monday 18 It was a nice day and they worked at the oats
Tuesday 19 It was a nice day and we were at Evart and bought a new plow


Wednesday 20 It was a nice day and we started to plow for fall wheat
Thursday 21 It was a nice day and they we with Meyer after Black berries
Friday 22 It was a nice day and I plowed and we finished harvesting by taking in our last oats except
a few sheaves in the orchard
Saturday 23 It was a nice day and I plowed
Sunday 24 It was a nice day and we were at the Free Methodist camp meeting
Monday 25 It was rainy in the forenoon, and in the afternoon I plowed
Tuesday 26 It was a nice day and we made fence, etc
Wednesday 27 It was a nice day and we drawed dung, plowed, made fence and in the afternoon threshed at
Niergarths
Thursday 28 It was a nice day and we worked different things
Friday 29 It was a nice day and we plowed, hewed timber, etc
Saturday 30 It was a nice day and the foregoing night we had a nice rain shower and we plowed, took
sawlogs to Evart, etc
Sunday 31 It was a nice day and we were in Church and in S. School
September 1884
Monday 1 It was a nice day and I plowed and father threshed at Lipperts
Tuesday 2 It was a nice day and father threshed at Lunney's and I plowed
Wednesday 3 It was a nice day and we plowed and took timber home
Thursday 4 It as a nice day and we hewed timber, harrowed and sowed some wheat
Friday 5 It was a nice day and we finished sowing wheat and harrowed
Saturday 6 It was a nice day and we harrowed, drawed timber and father went to Evart in the afternoon
Sunday 7 It was a nice day and we were in prayer meeting and in S. School
Monday 8 It was very warm and I and Sam threshed at John Meyers and the carpenters commenced
framing the shed timber
Tuesday 9 It was a nice day and we framed timber
Wednesday 10 It was a nice day and we had a shower and we framed timber
Thursday 11 It was a nice day and in the afternoon we raised our shed
Friday 12 It was a nice day and we worked at the shed
Saturday 13 It was a nice day and we worked at the shed
Sunday 14 It was a nice day and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 15 It was a nice day and we worked at the shed, we had a little rain shower
Tuesday 16 It was a nice day and we finished the shed and cut some corn
Wednesday 17 It was a windy day and we worked different things
Thursday 18 It was a fair day and we picked stones from the fall wheat, etc
Friday 19 It was a little rainy and we got ready for threshing
Saturday 20 It was a nice day and in the forenoon we threshed at Niergarths
Sunday 21 It was a nice day and we were in S. School and in prayer meeting
Monday 22 It was a nice day and we threshed
Tuesday 23 It was foggy and we drawed rails and made fence
Wednesday 24 It was rainy in the forenoon and in the afternoon and I scraped ground from the barn
Thursday 25 It was a fair day and I scraped, etc
Friday 26 It was a fair day and I scraped and father helped to clean up by the church
Saturday 27 It was a fair day and they went to the quarterly meeting at Hersey
Sunday 28 It rained nearly all day and they were at Hersey and Sam and I were at home
Monday 29 It was a fair day and we worked different things
Tuesday 30 It was a fair day and we got ready for the fair
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Wednesday 1 It was a foggy day and we were at the fair


Thursday 2 It was a rainy day and we were at the fair
Friday 3 It was a nice day and we were at the fair
Saturday 4 It was showery and we worked different things
Sunday 5 It was a fair day and we were at S. School and at prayer meeting
Monday 6 It was a nice day and father fetched two sheep from Hersey
Tuesday 7 It was showering and we dug potatoes
Wednesday 8 It rained in the forenoon and in the afternoon father picked off the apples and worked other
different things
Thursday 9 It was a cold day and we dug potatoes
Friday 10 It was a fair day and we dug potatoes
Saturday 11 It was a fair day and we finished digging potatoes and killed a pig
Sunday 12 It was a fair day and we were in S. School and in Church
Monday 13 It was a fair day and we hauled stones and commenced fall plowing
Tuesday 14 It was a nice day and I plowed and they boiled pumpkin sauce
Wednesday 15 It was a nice day and I plowed and they pulled carrots
Thursday 16 It was a nice day and I plowed and they pulled carrots
Friday 17 It was a nice day and I plowed and they pulled carrots and some turnips
Saturday 18 It was a nice day and I plowed and helped to take in some turnips
Sunday 19 It was a nice day and we were in prayer meeting and in S. School
Monday 20 It was a nice day and I plowed and harrowed
Tuesday 21 It rained and we worked different things about the barn and father was at Evart in the forenoon
Wednesday 22 It was cold and I plowed and they worked different things
Thursday 23 It was cold and snowed and we took wood and rails home from the bush
Friday 24 It snowed and we worked different things and father plastered the cracks of the house
Saturday 25 It was a nice day and I plowed in the orchard and they pulled turnips
Sunday 26 It was a nice day and we were in Sunday School and in Church
Monday 27 It was a nice day and we plowed and pulled turnips
Tuesday 28 It was a nice day and we pulled turnips, etc
Wednesday 29 It was a cool day and we were at Conrad Becker's funeral
Thursday 30 It was a nice day and we plowed and pulled turnips
Friday 31 It was a fair day and we plowed, etc
November 1884
Saturday 1 It snowed and in the afternoon we were at Evart
Sunday 2 It was a fair day and we were in S. School and in prayer meeting
Monday 3 It was a nice day and I plowed and father worked at the Church
Tuesday 4 It snowed and we worked in the stable and father at the Church
Wednesday 5 It was cold and we took in our last turnips, etc and father worked at the Church
Thursday 6 It was a cold day and we worked different things and father worked at the Church
Friday 7 It was a nice day and Father worked in the Church and I worked different things
Saturday 8 It was a nice day and in the afternoon I fetched passengers from Evart
Sunday 9 It was a nice day and our Church was inaugurated, Bishop Esher was present
Monday 10 It was a nice day and we were at Evart, etc
Tuesday 11 It was a nice day and I plowed, etc
Wednesday 12 It was a nice day and I plowed
Thursday 13 It was a nice day and we butchered our pigs
Friday 14 It was a nice day and we cleaned wheat and were at Evart
Saturday 15 It was a nice day and we picked stones and father was by the Church
Sunday 16 It was a nice day and we were in S. School and prayer meeting
Monday 17 It was a cold day and I plowed
Tuesday 18 It was cold and we threshed at John Meyer
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Wednesday 19 It was a fair day and we finished threshing at Meyers & took some wood home from the bush
Thursday 20 It was cold and we threshed at Niergarths
Friday 21 It was a fair day and we threshed at Niergarths three quarter day
Saturday 22 We worked different things and in the afternoon it rained and father was at Evart
Sunday 23 It rained in the forenoon and stormed and snowed in the afternoon and we were in S. School
and Church.
Monday 24 It was cold and we worked at the stable
Tuesday 25 It was cold and we commenced sawing wood
Wednesday 26 It was cold and we cut wood
Thursday 27 It was a fair day and we cut wood
Friday 28 It was cold and I took a load of wood to Evart and fetched the sleigh home and father went
to Reed City
Saturday 29 It was a nice day and we worked in the bush
Sunday 30 It was a nice day and we were in S. School and prayer meeting
December 1884
Monday 1 It was cold and we cut wood and drawed two loads to the School house
Tuesday 2 It was a fair day and father and Mother butchered at Meyers, and I hauled wood
Wednesday 3 It was a nice day and we cut wood
Thursday 4 It was a nice day and we cut wood
Friday 5 It was a foggy day and I hauled a load of wood to the School house
Saturday 6 It rained and we worked different things
Sunday 7 It rained and we were in S. School and Church and in the morning the thorough bred heifer
calved
Monday 8 It snowed and we worked different things
Tuesday 9 It was cold and we chopped wood in the afternoon
Wednesday 10 It was a fair day and we were in Evart in the afternoon
Thursday 11 It was cold and we ditched
Friday 12 It was cold and we cut wood and under brush
Saturday 13 It was a fair day and we cut under brush
Sunday 14 It snowed and we were in S. School and prayer meeting
Monday 15 It snowed and father worked in the bush and I hauled a load of wood to the School house and
was at Evart
Tuesday 16 It was cold and we cut wood
Wednesday 17 It was very cold and we hauled and chopped wood
Thursday 18 It was cold and in the morning Bernard Gaiser started to work here. I hauled wood and they
chopped
Friday 19 It was a cold day and I hauled wood to town and they chopped, and David Amacher came
visiting.
Saturday 20 It was very cold and in the afternoon we chopped wood
Sunday 21 It was a fair day and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 22 It was very stormy and we chopped wood and took a load to Evart
Tuesday 23 It was cold and I and David went to Hersey and the others chopped
Wednesday 24 It was snowing and we were at Hersey and at Reed and the others chopped
Thursday 25 Christmas. It was cold and we came home from Hersey and then fixed our Christmas tree
Friday 26 It was cold and we hauled and chopped wood
Saturday 27 In the afternoon it commenced raining and was at Bittners mill with a load of wheat for John
Meyer and took a load of oats down from Baltzers
Sunday 28 It was rainy and father and mother were at the quarterly meeting at Reed City
Monday 29 It was rainy and we worked different things
Tuesday 30 It was rainy and we worked different things and the sleighing was all gone
Wednesday 31 It was cold and we cut wood


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Thursday 1 It was cold and they cut wood and in the afternoon I was in Evart
Friday 2 It was cold and we chopped and hauled wood
Saturday 3 It was cold and we chopped and hauled wood
Sunday 4 It was fair and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 5 It was a fair day and we cut and drawed wood
Tuesday 6 It was rainy and we worked different things
Wednesday 7 It was a fair day and we cut and drawed wood
Thursday 8 It was a fair day and we cut and drawed wood
Friday 9 It stormed and we worked at the wood
Saturday 10 It was a fair day and we worked at the wood
Sunday 11 We were in prayer meeting and in S. School and in the afternoon it snowed
Monday 12 It was cold and we cut wood
Tuesday 13 It was a fair day and we worked at the wood
Wednesday 14 It was cold and we hauled rail timber out of the swamp
Thursday 15 We had snow enough for sleighing and I hauled wood with the sleigh
Friday 16 It snowed and I hauled wood
Saturday 17 It snowed and stormed and I took a load of wheat to town for John Meyer and in the afternoon
father took a grist down for us
Sunday 18 It was very cold and stormy and we were in S. School and preaching
Monday 19 It was very cold and in the forenoon we made a log rack and in the afternoon we commenced
hauling sawlogs to Evart
Tuesday 20 It was very cold and we cut and hauled logs
Wednesday 21 It was very cold and we cut and hauled logs
Thursday 22 It was very cold and we cut and hauled logs
Friday 23 It was moderate and at noon father went to Hersey with a load of potatoes for Langkam
Saturday 24 It was mild and father came home from Hersey with a load of brick and we cut wood
Sunday 25 It was cold and we were at prayer meeting and S. School
Monday 26 It was very cold and stormy and they cut wood and I took a load to town
Tuesday 27 It was cold and we cut and drawed wood
Wednesday 28 It was cold and I drawed wood and logs and they cut logs
Thursday 29 It was cold and they cut logs and I drawed
Friday 30 It was a little milder and they cut logs and I drawed
Saturday 31 It was fair and we cut and drawed logs
February 1885
Sunday 1 It was very cold and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 2 It was snowing all day and we cut and drawed wood
Tuesday 3 It was a fair day and we cut wood and drawed a load of logs
Wednesday 4 It was a fair day and they cut wood and I drawed wood
Thursday 5 It was cold and they worked in the bush and I drawed a load of wood and a load of logs
Friday 6 It was cold and we made and drawed sawlogs
Saturday 7 It was a fair day and we drawed and cut sawlogs
Sunday 8 It was a nice day and we were in S. School and prayer meeting
Monday 9 It was snowing and storming and I hauled sawlogs and wood and they cut wood
Tuesday 10 It was cold and in the forenoon we worked in the stable and in the afternoon we cut wood
Wednesday 11 It was cold and we cut wood
Thursday 12 It was cold and we cut and hauled wood
Friday 13 It was cold and we hauled wood
Saturday 14 It was milder and we hauled sawlogs
Sunday 15 It was snowing and storming and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 16 It was very cold and we killed a pig and hauled wood


Tuesday 17 It was cold and I hauled wood
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Wednesday 18 It was cold and we butchered a heifer
Thursday 19 It was cold and they cut wood and logs and I hauled
Friday 20 It was cold and we drawed and cut sawlogs
Saturday 21 It was a fair day and we cut and hauled sawlogs
Sunday 22 It was a nice day and they were in S. School and prayer meeting
Monday 23 It was a fair day and we cut and hauled logs
Tuesday 24 It was a fair day and we cut and hauled wood
Wednesday 25 It was a fair day and in the forenoon I fetched a load of pine logs from Adams and took them
to Evart and in the afternoon I hauled wood
Thursday 26 It was a nice day and we cut and hauled logs
Friday 27 It was a very nice day and the snow settled considerably and we cut and hauled logs
Saturday 28 It was a fair day and Mary and I went to Hersey and father hauled logs
March 1885
Sunday 1 It was cold and we were at Hersey, and they were at home
Monday 2 It was a fair day and we came home from Hersey and then I hauled logs
Tuesday 3 It was a fair day and we cut and hauled sawlogs
Wednesday 4 It was a fair day and we cut and hauled sawlogs
Thursday 5 It was a fair day and we cut and hauled sawlogs
Friday 6 It was a snowy and stormy day and we cut and hauled sawlogs
Saturday 7 It was a fair day and we cut and hauled sawlogs
Sunday 8 It was a fair day and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 9 In the forenoon it snowed and we worked at the wood
Tuesday 10 It was a fair day and we cut and drawed wood
Wednesday 11 It was a fair day and we cut and drawed wood
Thursday 12 It was cold and in the forenoon we took a sawlog to Evart and put sawlogs on the skids and
in the afternoon we cut and drawed wood
Friday 13 It snowed and we cut and drawed wood
Saturday 14 It snowed very much and father fetched a load of brick from Reed City
Sunday 15 It was cold and stormy and in the evening we were at Church
Monday 16 It was cold and we cut wood
Tuesday 17 It was cold and we cut and drawed wood
Wednesday 18 It was cold and we cut and drawed wood
Thursday 19 It was severely cold and stormy and we cut and drawed wood
Friday 20 It was a fair day and we worked at the wood
Saturday 21 It was a fair day and we worked at the wood
Sunday 22 It was a fair day and we were in S. School and prayer meeting
Monday 23 It was a fair day and I fetched a load of shingles and drawed wood and they cut wood
Tuesday 24 In the morning it stormed and snowed, and after that we cut and drawed wood
Wednesday 25 We cut and hauled wood and in the evening it snowed and stormed
Thursday 26 It was a nice day and we worked at the wood
Friday 27 It was a nice day and we worked at the wood
Saturday 28 It was a nice day and we worked at the wood
Sunday 29 It was a nice day and we were in Church and in S. School. Mr. Weis preached his last
Sermon
Monday 30 It was wet, snowy and I fetched a load of shingles and drawed wood
Tuesday 31 It was a nice day and I hauled wood and they chopped
April 1885
Wednesday 1 It was a nice day and I took a load of wood to town and hauled some stones home for the
cellar wall


Thursday 2 The foregoing night it snowed and it was a damp day and we cut and hauled wood
Friday 3 Good Friday It was a nice day and in the forenoon we were in prayer meeting
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Saturday 4 It was a nice day and Blackwell commenced digging a well by the barn and we hauled cedar
rails and stones and took a load of wood to Church and fetched Blackwell's tools
Sunday 5 It was a nice day and we were in S. School and prayer meeting
Monday 6 It was a nice day and they dug at the well and we hauled stones for stoneing the well
Tuesday 7 It was foggy and damp and the snow was mostly gone and we worked at the well and sawed
wood
Wednesday 8 It was a fair day and we worked at the well and cut wood
Thursday 9 It was a nice day and we worked at the well and cut wood and drawed stones
Friday 10 It was a fair day and we finished digging well and commenced stoneing it and drawed stones
Saturday 11 It was snowy and sloppy and we stoned at the well
Sunday 12 The ground was covered with snow and it was a fair day and we were in S. School and prayer
meeting and Mag got a colt, Daisy
Monday 13 The ground was froze hard and it was cold and we finished the well, and boiled sap
Tuesday 14 It snowed and in the afternoon father went to Evart and fetched a pump and we sawed wood
Wednesday 15 It was a fair day and we hauled stones for the cellar wall in the forenoon with the sleigh and
in the afternoon with the stone boat
Thursday 16 It was a nice day and father and I were in Evart in the afternoon and they cut and split wood
Friday 17 It was a nice day and we put a floor on the wall and cut wood
Saturday 18 It was a warm day and we cut wood and boiled sap
Sunday 19 It was a nice day and we were in prayer meeting and preaching
Monday 20 It was a warm day and we hewed sills for the house and hauled sand
Tuesday 21 It was warm and we started digging the cellar and hewed sills
Wednesday 22 It was a warm day and we dug at the cellar
Thursday 23 It was a cloudy day and we dug at the cellar
Friday 24 It was cool and in the forenoon we dug at the cellar and in the afternoon we picked stones
and father and mother were at Evart
Saturday 25 It was a fair day and we worked at the cellar
Sunday 26 It was cool and we were in Church and in S. School. Rev. Meck preached his entrance
sermon
Monday 27 It was a cool day and we dug at the cellar and hauled stones and sowed grass seed
Tuesday 28 It snowed and was sloppy and we hauled stones and rails and made fence
Wednesday 29 It was a nice day and I plowed and they hewed timber
Thursday 30 It was a nice day and I plowed and harrowed and father sowed 44 lbs green peas and some
white peas and dug at the cellar
May 1885
Friday 1 It was a nice day we hauled manure and plowed for carrots and dug at the cellar
Saturday 2 It was a fair day and we plowed, harrowed, etc
Sunday 3 It was cold and we had a regular snow storm and we were in S. School and prayer meeting
Monday 4 It was a fair day and we ridged for carrots, sowed carrot seed, plowed, etc
Tuesday 5 It was a rainy day and we killed three little pigs and took them to town, etc.
Wednesday 6 It was cool and we plowed, made fence, etc
Thursday 7 It snowed several times and was bitter cold and we plowed, made fence and chopped
Friday 8 It snowed all day and we cleaned wheat, etc
Saturday 9 It was cold and snowed and we hauled stones with the stone boat
Sunday 10 It snowed several times and we were in S. School and Church
Monday 11 It was a nice day and we picked stones from the meadow and hauled them into the cellar
Tuesday 12 It was a nice day and we plowed, sowed oats, harrowed, made fence and picked stones
Wednesday 13 It was a nice day and we sowed barley and set fence posts


Thursday 14 It was a nice day and we sowed 2 bushels of wheat and some oats and plowed and harrowed
and set posts
Friday 15 It was a nice day and we plowed, harrowed, picked stones, sowed oats, etc
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Saturday 16 It was windy and smokey and we finished sowing by sowing barley, peas and oats, and
picked stones, etc
Sunday 17 It was windy and we were in S. School and prayer meeting
Monday 18 It was windy and we picked stones, worked mangle land, etc and the masons came
Tuesday 19 It was a nice day and we worked the mangle land and sowed mangle seed
Wednesday 20 It was a nice day and I plowed the potato ground and in the afternoon father was at Ab.
Adam's raising
Thursday 21 It was a nice day and we worked different things, fetched lime and helped the masons, etc
Friday 22 It was a nice day and we hauled sand and stones, dug for a foundation wall, etc
Saturday 23 It was a nice day and I plowed for corn and took the Masons to Evart in the evening and
fetched some lime home
Sunday 24 It was a nice day and we were in S. School and Church
Monday 25 It was a nice day and we planted potatoes and sowed corn and planted the corn I got from
Dave
Tuesday 26 It was a nice day and the Masons came again and we dug a cistern, etc.
Wednesday 27 It was a nice day and I hauled manure and they tended to the masons and in the evening I
fetched lime
Thursday 28 It was a nice day and I hauled manure, and in the afternoon the masons finished the wall
Friday 29 It was cloudy and rained a little and we picked stones, hauled manure and plowed, etc
Saturday 30 It was rainy and we made board fence, etc
Sunday 31 It was a fair day and we were in S. School and prayer meeting
June 1885
Monday 1 It was a nice day and father and Barney helped logging at Meyers and Sam and I plowed and
harrowed the turnip land, picked stones, drawed wood, etc
Tuesday 2 It was hot and Mr. Meyer and father started working at the house and we made fence, etc.
Wednesday 3 In the forenoon it rained and in the afternoon we worked at the house
Thursday 4 We worked at the house and in the afternoon it rained
Friday 5 It was a nice day and we worked at the house
Saturday 6 It was a nice day and I took a load of lumber to town and picked stones, etc
Sunday 7 It was hot and we were in Church and in S. School and in the evening we had a rain shower
Monday 8 It was a cool day and I helped working at the church in the forenoon and in the afternoon
I took a load of lumber to town
Tuesday 9 It was a nice day and father worked at the house, and I took a load of lumber to town,
harrowed potatoes and scuffled carrots
Wednesday 10 It was a nice day and I took lumber to Evart and father worked at the house
Thursday 11 It was a fair day and we worked at the house, etc
Friday 12 It was a nice day and we worked different things
Saturday 13 It was a nice day and I worked the turnip land and they worked different things
Sunday 14 It was hot and we were in S. School and prayer meeting
Monday 15 It was a nice day and I drilled and sowed some turnip seed and they worked at the house
Tuesday 16 It was a nice day and I was in Evart, finished turnip sowing and fetched a load of shingles
Wednesday 17 It was a nice day and we worked at the house ,etc
Thursday 18 It was a nice day and we hauled wood together in the fallow and burnt brush
Friday 19 It was a nice day and we burnt in the fallow and went to Evart
Saturday 20 It rained in the forenoon and after supper we hauled rails
Sunday 21 It was a nice day and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 22 It was cool and I and Barney helped Meyers plant potatoes in the forenoon and in the after-


noon father and I made fence and Sam and Barney helped planting potatoes
Tuesday 23 It was a nice day and we weeded carrots, took lumber to town, worked at the house, etc
Wednesday 24 It was a nice day and we worked on the road
Thursday 25 It was a nice day and Barney and I worked on the road and father worked at the house
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Friday 26 It was a hot day and we worked on the road and father at the house,at noon we had a shower
Saturday 27 It was hot and in the afternoon they were in Church , we had quarterly meeting, and I was in
Evart
Sunday 28 It was cool and we were in Church
Monday 29 It was cool and I was in Evart, drawed sand, and put paris green on the potatoes, father
worked at the house
Tuesday 30 It was a nice day and I took lumber to town and weeded carrots
July 1885
Wednesday 1 It was a nice day and we weeded carrots and logged
Thursday 2 It was a hot day and we logged and worked at the house
Friday 3 It was hot and we worked at the house and logged, etc
Saturday 4 It was hot and the masons were here and plastered the cistern and put a chimney on the
kitchen, and mother and Mary and Sam and Barney went to Reed City to church dedication
Sunday 5 It was hot and father and Eliza and I were in S. School and prayer meeting
Monday 6 It was rainy and we worked different things
Tuesday 7 It was a fair day and we thinned out turnips and worked at the house
Wednesday 8 It was windy and we cut grass, etc and in the evening we had a fearful thunder storm and
we moved the stove into the new kitchen in the morning
Thursday 9 The weather cleared up again and we mowed fence corner grass & worked at the house, etc
Friday 10 It was nice and we mowed grass and took in a load of hay
Saturday 11 It was a nice day and we scuffled potatoes and turnips and took in four loads of hay
Sunday 12 It was a nice day and we were in preaching and S. School
Monday 13 it was a nice day and we scuffled turnips and carrots, took in a little hay, etc and the
carpenters came and started at the house
Tuesday 14 It was a nice day and we cut grass and fetched a load of lumber from town and worked at the
house
Wednesday 15 It was hot and we cut grass and took in hay, etc
Thursday 16 It was hot and we worked at the hay and at the house, and Mary and Eliza finished weeding
turnips
Friday 17 It was hot and we worked at the hay and at the house
Saturday 18 It was hot and we cut grass and took in hay
Sunday 19 It was hot and I was to Hersey at Children's festival
Monday 20 It was hot and we cut grass and took in a load of hay
Tuesday 21 It was hot and we finished cutting grass and put paris green on the potatoes and weeded
carrots
Wednesday 22 It was lowering and we finished haying, etc
Thursday 23 It was a fair day & we worked at the house, weeded carrots & I took a load of lumber to Evart
Friday 24 We had a heavy thunder storm and we worked at the house, etc
Saturday 25 It was warm and we weeded our turnips
Sunday 26 It was hot and we were in Church and S. School
Monday 27 It was hot and we cut fall wheat
Tuesday 28 It was hot and we finished cutting fallow wheat and commenced at the barley
Wednesday 29 It was hot and I cultivated carrots and bound barley, etc
Thursday 30 It was hot and we worked at the house, bound barley and fetched a load of lumber
Friday 31 It was cloudy and rained a little and we took in our fall wheat
August 1885


Saturday 1 It was a fair day and we took in some barley
Sunday 2 It was lowering and in the afternoon it started to rain and we were in prayer meeting and S.
S. School
Monday 3 It rained and we worked at the house
Tuesday 4 We had several showers and we worked at the house and fetched lumber from town, etc
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Wednesday 5 It was warm and I threshed at J. J. Arndts and they worked at the house
Thursday 6 It the afternoon it rained and we worked at the house
Friday 7 It was rainy and we worked at the house
Saturday 8 We helped Lunneys threshing and in the afternoon it was showery
Sunday 9 It was a fair day and we were in Church and in Sunday School
Monday 10 It was hot and we cut Barley and in the evening Mary and I started off with Arndts after
huckle berries
Tuesday 11 It was hot and they pulled peas, took in the remainder of the barley and we picked berries
Wednesday 12 It was a fair day and they worked at the house and in the evening I raked barley stubbles
Thursday 13 It was a fair day and we worked at the house and took in peas
Friday 14 It was cold in the forenoon and we worked at the house, hauled sand, etc
Saturday 15 It was a fair day and they worked at the house and I hauled sand
Sunday 16 It was a fair day and we were in prayer meeting and S. School
Monday 17 It was a fair day and they worked at the house and I commenced plowing in the orchard and
fetched a load of lime
Tuesday 18 It was a nice day and we commenced cutting oats and worked at the house
Wednesday 19 It was a nice day and I plowed and they worked at the house
Thursday 20 It was a nice day and I plowed and they worked at the house
Friday 21 It was a nice day and in the forenoon I plowed and in the afternoon I drawed water for plaster
mortar, and fetched a load of lime
Saturday 22 It was a fair day and in the forenoon I hauled water and in the afternoon we cut oats
Sunday 23 It was a fair day and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 24 It rained and we worked at the house, etc
Tuesday 25 It was a nice day and we cut oats, etc
Wednesday 26 It was a fair day and we worked at the house, pulled peas ,etc
Thursday 27 It was a fair day and we worked at the house and took in some oats
Friday 28 In the morning it rained and in the afternoon we plowed and took in oats, etc
Saturday 29 It rained and we worked at the house
Sunday 30 We had a shower in the afternoon, and in the forenoon we were in S. School and prayer
meeting
Monday 31 It was a fair day and we plowed, unbound some oats and took a little in, in the evening
September 1885
Tuesday 1 It was cool and showery and we plowed, worked at the house,etc
Wednesday 2 It was a fair day, and we grubbed stumps, and hauled in our last oats and peas, worked at
the house,etc
Thursday 3 It was windy and we grubbed stumps, worked at the house, etc
Friday 4 It was a fair day and we drawed a few stones, cut our last bit of spring wheat, etc
Saturday 5 It was a fair day and father was at Evart twice and I was sick
Sunday 6 It was a fair day and they were in S. School and Church and I was at home
Monday 7 It was a fair day and we sowed some fall wheat and finished harvesting by taking in our last
spring wheat
Tuesday 8 It rained all day and we worked at the house, etc
Wednesday 9 It was pretty fair, and we drawed rails, made fence, etc
Thursday 10 It was a fair day and we worked at the house, etc and in the afternoon I was in Evart
Friday 11 It was a nice day and we worked at the house, and in the afternoon I finished sowing fall


wheat by sowing four bushels, we sowed in all eight bushels
Saturday 12 It was rainy and we worked at the house and harrowed, etc the following night it rained fearful
Sunday 13 It rained very hard and we had no Church nor prayer meeting nor S. School
Monday 14 It was a fair day and we worked at the house, fetched some pigs from Henry Arndt, etc
Tuesday 15 It was a nice day and the masons came and started plastering and we worked at the house
and hauled sand, etc
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Wednesday 16 It was a fair day and we worked at the house, took a load of wood to town, fetched lime, etc
Thursday 17 It was a nice day and we worked at the house picked stones, etc
Friday 18 It was a fair day and we worked at the house, hauled sand, etc
Saturday 19 It was a nice day and Barney and I helped hauling in oats at John Arndts and in the evening
the masons got through plastering with the first coat
Sunday 20 It was a fair day and we were in S. School and Meeting -Mr. Soldan preached
Monday 21 It was a nice day and we worked different things, such as picking stones, etc
Tuesday 22 It was a fair day and we picked stones, etc
Wednesday 23 It was a cool day and I attended district meeting at Hersey and father worked at the house
Thursday 24 It was a nice day and I was at Hersey and father worked at the house
Friday 25 It was a hot day and father went to Evart, etc
Saturday 26 It was hot and father went to quarterly meeting at Hersey and the rest had gone before to
that Sammy and I were alone and we dug a few potatoes
Sunday 27 It was hot and they were at Hersey and Sam and I were home
Monday 28 It was hot and they came home from Hersey and in the afternoon we threshed
Tuesday 29 It was warm and we threshed, we got 114 bu wheat, 255 bu oats, 27 bu peas, 86 bu barley
and lots of small grain seeds, etc
Wednesday 30 It was a nice day and we went to the Fair with the stock, etc
October 1885
Thursday 1 It was a fair day and we were at the Fair
Friday 2 It was a nice day and we were at the Fair
Saturday 3 In the morning we started threshing at John Meyers then it commenced to rain and we went
and worked different things
Sunday 4 It was cold and snowed and we were in Church
Monday 5 It was cold and we threshed at John Meyers
Tuesday 6 It was cold and in the forenoon we threshed at John Meyers, and in the afternoon we pulled
mangles
Wednesday 7 It was a fair day and we dug potatoes
Thursday 8 It was a cool day& in the forenoon I plowed and in the afternoon I threshed at Conrad Arndts
Friday 9 In the forenoon I threshed at C. L. Arndts and then dug potatoes, etc
Saturday 10 It was a nice day and we dug potatoes
Sunday 11 It was very nice and we were in S. School and in Church
Monday 12 It was a fair day and Barney threshed at Lunneys and we dug potatoes, etc.
Tuesday 13 It was rainy and I plowed a little and worked in the house, etc
Wednesday 14 It was a fair day and I plowed, etc
Thursday 15 It was a fair day and I plowed, etc
Friday 16 It was a nice day and father was in Evart and we finished digging potatoes
Saturday 17 It was a nice day and we plowed, pulled carrots, etc
Sunday 18 It was a nice day and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 19 It was raining all day and we worked at the house painting, etc.
Tuesday 20 It was showery yet and we worked in the house, painting, etc
Wednesday 21 It was a nice day and we worked different things
Thursday 22 It was a fair day and we took up carrots
Friday 23 It was a nice day and we finished taking up carrots, we got 380 bushels


Saturday 24 It was a nice day and we worked on the road
Sunday 25 It was a nice day and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 26 It was a nice day and we worked on the road
Tuesday 27 It was light rainy and father was in Evart and I painted and in the afternoon we were at Mr.
Niergarth's house dedication
Wednesday 28 It was pretty cold and I plowed and they worked different things
Thursday 29 It was a fair day and I plowed and they moved into the new house, and pulled some turnips
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Friday 30 It was a fair day and we took up turnips
Saturday 31 It was cold and we took up turnips and our corn home and in the evening it commenced
snowing and kept on all night
Sunday 1 It snowed and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 2 Changeable weather, and I fetched wood home and worked at a pig stable, etc
Tuesday 3 It was a fair day and I threshed at J. J. Arndts
Wednesday 4 It was rainy and we worked at the pig stable and Barney threshed at Arndts and we had our
house dedicated in the evening
Thursday 5 It was damp weather, and we took some turnips home
Friday 6 It was rainy and we worked different things about the house and the barn
Saturday 7 It was a fair day and in the forenoon we were at Evart and in the afternoon we took our last
turnips home we got 650 bushels
Sunday 8 It was damp and we were in S. School and in prayer meeting
Monday 9 It snowed some times and I plowed and took a load of wood to town, etc
Tuesday 10 It was a nice day and they cooked pumpkin butter and I plowed
Wednesday 11 It was a fine day and they finished the pumpkin butter and Barney and I threshed at John S.
Arndts
Thursday 12 Cloudy and lowering and in the afternoon towards evening it commenced raining and we got
some posts out for a shed over the pump by the barn, and plowed
Friday 13 It was cold and snowed and they worked at the shed and I plowed
Saturday 14 It snowed and was cold and Barney and Sam sawed wood and father cut timber for the shed
and I plowed
Sunday 15 It snowed and thawed and we were in S. School an Church
Monday 16 It was a fair day and I hauled timber out of the bush and plowed and they worked at the shed
Tuesday 17 Favorable weather and I plowed and they worked at the shed
Wednesday 18 It rained a little at noon and in the evening and I plowed and they worked at the shed
Thursday 19 Very beautiful weather and I was at Evart in the forenoon and plowed in the afternoon and they
worked at the shed
Friday 20 Foggy weather and I plowed and they worked at the shed
Saturday 21 It was cold and in the afternoon we had a fearful snow storm and I plowed and they worked at
the shed
Sunday 22 It was a fair day and we were in prayer meeting and S. School
Monday 23 It was a fair day and we put the roof from the old house on the shed
Tuesday 24 It was cold and we worked at the roof
Wednesday 25 It was cold and we worked at the shed, etc
Thursday 26 Thanksgiving It was cold and we tore down some of the old house, etc, worked at the shed,
etc, fetched posts off the swamp
Friday 27 It was cold and we layed floor in the kitchen and Barney threshed at Niergarths, etc
Saturday 28 It was a fair day and Barney and I threshed at Niergarths and father hung doors
Sunday 29 It was a fair day and we were in Church and in S. School
Monday 30 It was very nice and in the forenoon we threshed at Niergarths and in the afternoon we were
at Evart
December 1885


Tuesday 1 It was pretty fair and I took a load of wood to town and hauled some at home and father
worked at the house
Wednesday 2 It was pretty cold and I took a load of wood to town and father worked at the house
Thursday 3 It snowed a little and I painted and father was carpentering
Friday 4 It snowed and stormed and we worked at the house
Saturday 5 It was cold and we worked at the house
Sunday 6 It was fearful cold, snowed and stormed and we were at Sunday School and prayer meeting
Monday 7 It was cold and we killed a steer
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Tuesday 8 It was cold and snowed and we butchered our pigs
Wednesday 9 It rained and we worked different things
Thursday 10 It was a fair day and snowed in the afternoon and sleighing was good and in the forenoon
Barney and I helped Meyer butchering a pig and in the afternoon we worked at home
Friday 11 It was pretty cold and snowed and we worked in the bush
Saturday 12 It was cold and snowed and in the forenoon I was in Evart and in the afternoon we were in
Church we had quarterly meeting
Sunday 13 It snowed and we were in Church
Monday 14 It snowed and we cut and drawed wood
Tuesday 15 It was stormy and we greased harness and cut wood
Wednesday 16 It was a fair day and we cut and drawed wood
Thursday 17 It thawed and I took a grist and a load of stone to town and they cut wood
Friday 18 It thawed and I hauled stones to town and they cut wood
Saturday 19 It was cold and they cut wood and I hauled stone to town
Sunday 20 It was a nice day and we were in prayer meeting and S. School
Monday 21 It thawed and I hauled stone to town and father and the other committee men were down
town buying candies, etc for Christmas tree
Tuesday 22 It rained and sleighing went away again and we worked different things
Wednesday 23 It was rainy and I helped to fetch Christmas trees and they worked in the bush, and in the
evening it froze hard again
Thursday 24 It was cold and we fixed the Christmas tree at Church, and Bernhard left our place and went
to Conrad Arndt and in the evening we had a Christmas festival at Church
Friday 25 Christmas It was cold. In the morning we were in Church
Saturday 26 It was cold. Father was sick, and I tended to the cattle and took a load of wood to town
Sunday 27 It commenced raining in the afternoon, and we were in S. School and prayer meeting in the
forenoon
Monday 28 The weather was mild and we fixed the turnip cutter, etc
Tuesday 29 It was foggy and we made pine sawlogs
Wednesday 30 It was foggy and rainy and we were in town
Thursday 31 It was cold and Mary and I butchered at Meyers and father was at Evart, etc

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