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1909 Journal of Norman Bergey of Gladwin County.

A special thanks to Dawn Daniels who has transcribed this journal. It contains a number of names of Gladwin County residents.

1909 Journal of Norman Bergey, ( born Mar. 18, 1878, in Chatham, ON, married Ida Mae
Wesley on June 24, 1908) in which Norman moves to Equity, Gladwin Co.,MI, clears his
land, builds a home, works on the meridian road, and becomes a father.  

Misc. fact from the Gazette portion of the Journal:  Domestic postage was 2 cents per
ounce.  In the chart included to calculate intrest, 6% was the highest intrest mentioned. 
Also included was a Weekly Table of Wages, Nine Hours per Day, which could be used to
figure the amount owed to an employee for less than a full week's work.  For example, if
your wage was $2.00 per week, you were earning 30 cents for eight hours work.  The
population of Michigan was 58, 915, and the population of New York City was 3, 437,
202.   It was noted that the Indian Territory was now called the state of Oklahoma. 
Presidents of the United States were listed, Washington through Theodore Roosevelt. 
The first aid section recommended covering burns with olive or linseed oil mixed with
chalk.
NOTE: Names in parenthesis have been added to ease in searching for mention of
individuals.

JANUARY

1-Cold day.  Worked for Wesley Schlichter.  Took a fat cow to Brown City stockyard and
did chores rest of the day.

2-Nice day.  Took milk to creamery in forenoon.  Did chores in afternoon.

3-Nice day.  Did chores in forenoon and then went home for a while.

4-Fine day.  Did chores in forenoon.  Filled up bags of oats in afternoon.

5-Fine day.  Did chores in forenoon and took oats to Brown City elevator.

6-Stormy day.  Put up oats in bags in forenoon.  In afternoon, helped Allen Whitmer move
a house with a team.

7-Windy day.  Took oats to Brown City elevator in forenoon.  Went to Brown City in
afternoon and received check for oats and paid out for Wesley S. (Schlichter) for coal, 1
bbl. of salt, and taxes.  Deposited the rest of the check in Brown City Savings Bank.

8-Fine day.  Did chores all day.

9-Fine day.  Brought milk and crean to creamery and bought $1.65 worth of coke for
myself.  Did chores in forenoon.

10-Fine day.  Did chores in morning and went home.  Ida and I took supper at Wesley
Schlichter's.

11-Fine day.  Went to Brown City for 790 lbs. of coal for Wesley S.(Schlichter) and got
15 egg crates, 1 bbl. of molasses for horses.  Got 1 qt. of axle grease and 1 bbl. tar(?). 
Did chores rest of the day.

12-Fine day but cold.  Did chores all day.

13-Fine day.  Took cream and milk to creamery and did chores.

14-Fine day.  Did chores and drew in straw.

15-Fine day.  Did chores all day.

16-Cold and stormy.  Brought cream and milk to creamery and got buttermilk, coal, and
spray-barrel.  Did chores in afternoon.

17-Fine day.  Did chores all day.

18-Fine day.  Did chores all day.  At night, got a jerk rod for a windmill pump.

19-Fine day.  Fixed windmill and did chores in forenoon.  To town in afternoon and got
hard-coal for myself and W.S.(Wesley Schlichter) Moved gasoline engine to rail-pile and
also buzz-saw.

20-Fine day.  Took milk and cream to creamery and did chores in forenoon.  Helped
buzzed wood in afternoon.  Took gasoline engine and saw to John Taylor's.

21-Nice warm day.  Drew in wook and did chores.

22-Rainy day.  Fixed wind-mill in forenoon.   Down town in afternoon for axle of wagon
and did chores.

23-Rain in morning and then fine.  Went to creamery with milk and cream and got
buttermilk in forenoon.  Drew straw and did chores in afternoon.

24-Fine day.  Did chores all day.

25-Fine day.  Did chores and opened silo.

26-Fine day.  Cleaned pig-pen and did chores.

27-Fine day.  Took cream and milk to creamery in forenoon and did chores.

28-Fine day.  Did chores all day.

29-Stormy day.  Did chores all day.

30-Stormy day.  Took cream and milk to creamery and got buttermilk.  Did chores the
rest of the day.

31-Stormy day. Did chores in the morning.  Was home the rest of the time.

FEBRUARY

1-Nice day.  Did chores all day.  Took W.S. (Wesley Schlichter) down town at night.

2-Stormy day.  Did chores all day.

3-Dull day.  Took cream and milk to creamery and got buttermilk and coke.  Left four
cream-cans at Hossack &Marion's for repairs.  Did chores rest of day.  Queen lost her
colt.

4-Nice day.  Snow melting fast.  Did chores all day.

5-Dull and rainy.  Did chores in forenoon and got cow-feed in afternoon.  Paid freight of
$2.20 of feed.  Sleighing all gone.

6-Fine day.  Took milk to creamery and got buttermilk.  Did chores.

7-Fine day.  Did chores all day.  Findlay laid off.

8-Stormy day.  Went after 980 lbs. of hard coal for W.S. (Wesley Schlichter).  Took
milk-cans to hardware for repair.  Did chores rest of the day.

9-Stormy day.  Did chores all day.

10-Stormy day.  Took cream and milk to creamery and got buttermilk.  Did chores rest of
day.  Sold Pearl's calf to James Martus for $2.00, rec'd.

11-Did chores all day.  Robert came to visit us from Bay City.  Nice day.

12-Took cream and milk to creamery and got buttermilk and $1.05 worth of coke for
myself.  Nice day.

13-Took cream and milk to creamery and got buttermilk, two barrels for myself.  Did
chores rest of the time.  Dull and stormy day.

14-Stormy day.  Did chores in morning and evening.

15-Stormy day.  Did chores all day.  Robert went back to Bay City.

16-Stormy day.  Took cream and milk to creamery and got buttermilk.  Got Doll and
Queen shod on front feet.  Took the sorrel team and got them shod in afternoon.  Did
chores.

17-Fine day.  Took milk-tester to Cryppen's with big team.  Did chores rest of the time.

18-Dull day.  Took cream and milk to creamery and got buttermilk.  Drew straw in
afternoon and did chores.  Went for a drive at night.

19-Rainy day.  Got 790 lbs. of hard coal for W.S.(Wesley Schlichter) in afternoon.  Did
chores rest of day.

20-Dull day.  Took cream and milk to creamery and got buttermilk.  Did chores rest of the
day.

21-Nice day.  Did chores in morning and evening.  Went down to Mary K.

22-Holiday.  Nice day.  Came down after 1 bbl. of molasses and 1 bbl. of salt.  Did chores
rest of day.  Rec'd check of $25.

23-Rainy day.  Did chores all day.

24-Dull and stormy.  Took cream and milk to creamery and got buttermilk and bran for
myself.  Did chores.  Got $25 check cashed.

25-Nice day.  Did chores all day.

26-Nice day.  Took cream and milk to creamery and got buttermilk.  Did chores.

27-Dull and stormy.  Took cream and milk to creamery.  Did chores and received two
calves from Pontiac.

28-Fine day.  Was home all day.

MARCH

1-Fine day.  Went to town in forenoon and did chores.  Ida went home to Gladwin.

2-Fine day.  Took cream and milk to creamery and got buttermilk.  Did chores rest of day.

3-Stormy day.  Took milk and cream to creamery and did chores.  Went to town in
evening.

4-Fine day.  Did chores all day.

5-Fine day.  Took milk to creamery and got buttermilk and coal.  Did chores rest of day.

6-Nice day.  Took cream and milk to creamery and did chores.  Went to town in evening.

7-Fine day.  Did chores all day.

8-Fine day.  Started to get things ready to move to Gladwin.  Fixed barnyard fence.  Put
barley meal in bags and did chores.

9-Fine day.  Took cream and milk to creamery and got buttermilk.  Put up oats in bags
and got sleigh and harrows out of shed.  Did chores.

10-Nice day.  Took milk and cream to creamery and got buttermilk.  Took Tom, Frank
and Goldie to Burnside.  Did chores.

11-Did chores all day.

12-This is the day of W. Schlichter's sale.  Worked all day.  Bought one cow.

13-Packed up my goods.  Uncle Frank (Getz) helped all day.

14-Was at Uncle Frank's and Uncle Jake's  all day.

15-Loaded car No. 308301.  Rec'd in cash $18.58 from W.S. (Wesley Schlichter) and
exchanged a Canadian check of $100 for a Brown City check of $100 with W. Schlichter.

16-Stormy day.  Helped Findlay (Deitweiler) do chores.  Loaded two cows and horse in
car and started for Gladwin.  

17-Fine day.  Left Bay City for Gladwin in forenoon.  Arrived at Gladwin and unloaded
car in afternoon.  Moved up to Mr. Wesley's.

18-Dull and stormy.  Unloaded furniture in forenoon and in afternoon W.S. (Wesley
Schlichter) and I went back to ranch and measured off house-lot.  Took order for shingles.  
My first day in the woods.
My 31st birthday.

19-Dull day.  Unloaded one load of furniture and helped Howard (Wesley) do chored for
S. Schlicter.

20-Fine day.  Howard (Wesley) and I went up to Highbanks with Sims' teams for a load of
hardwood.

21-Fine day.  Took care of team.  Went to Bert H. (Hutson) for supper and to church at
night.

22-Fine day.  Went to W. Wagar's for two loads of hay (3310 lbs.).  Paid 50 cents for
getting Tip's shoes.

23-Fine day.  Went to Gladwin and got one ton of corn-meal.

24-Dull day.  Went to ranch.  Cut brush and burned it.

25-Fine day.  Went to ranch.  Cut brush and burned it.

26-Fine day.  Went to ranch.  Cut brush and burned it.

27-Got lumber from Mr. Wesley for wagon-box.  In afternoon went to Gladwin and got
Tip's collar fixed (20 cents), axle grease (10 cents).

28-Dull day.  Home all day.

29-Nice day.  Mr. Wesley and I drew four loads of hemlock lumber (2116 ft.) back to
ranch.  Drew two loads of pine out to S.S. (Simeon Schlichter's).

30-Fine day.  Mr. Wesley and I drew four loads of hemlock lumber (2800 ft.) back to
ranch.  Drew 444 ft. of hemlock lumber to Mr. Wesley's.

31-Fine day.  Drew 1 load (400 ft.) of lumber to ranch and piled it up at ranch.

APRIL

1-Fine day.  Piled pine lumber at S.S. (Simeon Schlichter's) in forenoon and fixed
wagon-box.  In afternoon, Mr. Wesley and I drew two loads to ranch (942).

2-Fine day.  Drew 2 loads (879 ft.) of lumber to ranch.

3-Fine day.  Drew 1 load dry lumber (444 ft.) from Mr. Wesley and one load of green
lumber (316).

4-Fine day.  Went to Mr (Archie) Foutch.

5-Fine day.  Went to ranch.  Cut brush and burned it.

6-Fine day.  Cut brush all day.

7-Windy day.  Tried to cut brush.

8-Fine in forenoon and rain in afternoon.  Logged and burned it.

9-Stormy day.  Fixed wagon-box and piled a little lumber.

10-Fine day.  Went to ranch.  Logged all day.

11-Fine day.  Was home.  In afternoon, went for a drive.

12-Fine in forenoon and rain in afternoon.  Cut brush.

13-Fine day.  Went to town after W. Schlichter, got two pads for horse collars, $.50.

14-Fine day.  Wes. Schlichter and I went to ranch in forenoon and in afternoon took W.S.
to Wagarville and Gladwin.

15-Fine day.  Helped W. Kurz (?) unload furniture and brought a load to Wagarville.

16-Rained in morning.  Went to Gladwin for another load of household goods for Mr.
Kurz.

17-Fine day.  Went to High Banks and got tent and ladder in forenoon and in afternoon
went to ranch and put up tent and cut brush.

18-Rainy day.  Went to Bert Hutson's.

19-Rain in forenoon, fine in afternoon.  Went to Wagarville after load of hay, 1640 lbs. 
Got Mr. Ellis's tool chest.  Sold balance of 3 ton of hay to Mr. Kurz.

20-Nice day.  Mr. Elllis and I went to ranch.  Fixed culvert on Wells Road in forenoon. 
Laid foundation for house in afternoon.

21-Rainy day.  Came out home in evening.  Mr Ellis on ranch all day.

22-Nice day.  Ellis finished foundation of house and I got four pieces of 2x8 from Mr.
Wesley and took to ranch in forenoon, and built shed for horses.

23-Nice day.  Ellis and I raised frame of house.

24-Cloudy day.  Put up rafters and came home that night.

25-Fine day.  Simeon and Wesley and I went back to ranch and took dinner with the new
camp cook.

26-Nice day.  Mr. Ellis and I went back to ranch.  Took back some windows and started
to side up house.  Received a check of $30 from W. Schlichter.

27-Rained in morning but we worked all day at siding.

28-Nice day in forenoon.  Finished siding and started sheeting.  I went out after shingles to
Ammon's.

29-Stormy day.  Came out home in forenoon.

30-Stormy day.  Did chores all day.

MAY

1-Stormy day.  Mr. Ellis and I went to Gladwin and got finighing lumber for doors and
windows, five rolls of felt tar paper.  Got check cashed for $30.00.

2-Stormy day.  Went home for all day.

3-Nice day.  Mr. Ellis took lumber back to ranch for door and window frames and tar
paper for siding.  Started to shingle the house.  Paid out $14.60 for shingles for W.S.
(Wesley Schlichter).
-Nice day.  Shingled all day.

5-Fine day.  Mr. Ellis started to make window frames and I started to lay rough floor.

6-Dull day.  Took two bales of hay and got from Mr. Wesley three pine boards, 1x10x12'
long.  Paid out $.75 for W.S. (Wesley Schlichter) for ten bunches of lath for holding
tarpaper.  In afternoon came out to Ammon's and ordered 42 skantling(?). Got 15 peices
and took them back to ranch.

7-Nice day.  Trimmed and finished rough floor.  In afternoon came out to Ammon's Mill
for skantling but failed to get any.  Took 15 boards for gates back to ranch for S.
Schlichter.

8-Nice day.  Took doors and windows back to ranch and put on tarpaper.  Went to
Wagarville for W.S. (Wesley Schlichter).

9-Rainy day.  Took W.S. (Wesley Schlichter) back to ranch in afternoon.

10-Nice day.  Mr. Ellis and I went to ranch.  I put on tarpaper.  Mr. Ellis made window
frames.

11-Nice day.  Mr. W.S. (Wesley Schlichter) and I took two loads of hardwood flooring
back to ranch.  Made collar beams for house.

12-Nice day.  Laid floor.  Mr. Ellis finished putting in window frames and lights.  Drew
one load of lumber from mill to S.S. (Simeon Schlichter).

13-Nice day.  Laid match floor all day and Ellis put in doors and windows.  Paid F. Easlich
$10.00 on lumber for W.S. (Wesley Schlichter).

14-Laid hardwood floor.  Ellis hung door and steps.

15-Stormy day.  Went to (?) for lath at $3.00 per M.  Got $50.00 for W.S. (Wesley
Schlichter) cashed.  Got truss rod fixed on front axle of wagon, $.25.  Feeding horses,
$.25. Good two shoes on Prince and one on Tip.

16-Dull day.  Ida and I went back to ranch in afternoon.

17-Dull day.  Took lath back to ranch and got 36 skantling, 51 altogether, from Ammon's. 
Paid out $4.05 for W.S. (Wesley Schlichter).

18-Fine day.  Took Robert (Wesley?) back to ranch with me and laid floor all day.  Sowed
mixed seed on twenty.  Ellis hung doors downstairs.

19-Fine day.  Sowed oats for Sim. S. (Schlichter) by hand and Effie (Schlichter, Simeon's
daughter) drove the team.

20-Fine day.  Dragged for Sim. (Schlichter).

21-Fine day.  Dragged and plowed water-furrows and drilled peas in afternoon for Simeon
S. (Schlichter).  Exchanged 1100 lb. of corn for oats with Sim.

22-Fine day.  Went to Gladwin.  Got two thimbles for house, four hinges, 30 lbs. of
shingle-nails.  Went to ranch in afternoon.

23-Fine day.  Was home all day.

24-Fine day.  Mr. Ellis and I went back to ranch.  Lathed all day.  Paid F. Easlick the
balance ($5.02) for lumber for W.S. (Wesley Schlichter).

25-Fine day.  Ellis and I lathed all day.

26-Fine day.  Lathed all day.

27-Rainy day.  Lathed all day.  Took Mr. Ellis home.  Went to Wagarville and got 20 lbs.
of lath-nails.

28-Fine day.  Lathed all day.  Got 10 bunches of lathe from Mr. Hoenshell.

29-Fine day.  Came out from ranch in morning.  Helped Mr. Wesley sow peas half-day. 
Paid $3.75 to Robert W. (Wesley) for helping Mr. Ellis on house.
Viola Marion, our oldest girl, was born at half-past six o'clock a.m. Recorded by W.
Schlichter.

30-Fine day.  Home all day.

31-Fine day.  Went to Mr. Bollert's in forenoon for brick (180).  Got 240 from Mr.
Wesley.  In afternoon went to Gladwin for wood-pulp (26 sacks).

JUNE

1-Fine day.  Lathed all day.

2-Fine day.  Took load of brick to ranch.  Lathed in afternoon.

3-Fine day.  Took load of wood-pulp to ranch in forenoon.  Lathed in afternoon.  Paid out
$1.50 to Hoenshell for lath.

4-Rainy day.  Helped Sim. S. (Simeon Schlichter) plow in afternoon.

5-Took 30 sacks of wood-pulp back to ranch.

6-Home all day.

7-Went to Gladwin for mason.  Got 100 brick and got thimble for chinmey.  Paid out
$1.00 for brick.  Plastered one bedroom in afternoon.

8-Fine day.  Plastered upstairs.  I went to Gladwin in afternoon and got (?) of wood-pulp. 
Paid out 25 cents for gall cure.

9-Fine day.  Plastered all day.

10-Fine day.  Got plastered all day.

11-Fine day.  Got through plastering in forenoon.  Took Mr. Bittner to Gladwin.  Paid him
$14.10.  Paid 62 cents for horseshoes.  Got two screen doors.  Took 7 sacks of
wood-pulp back.

12-Fine day.  Went to ranch.  Took stove and three barrels and paid $5.25 to Mr. Ed.
Wilcox.

13-Rained all day.

14-Took wagon to Wagarville for repairs.  Went to Gladwin from Wagarville with W.S.
(Wesley Schlichter) and W.S. bought a plow.  In afternoon took plow back to ranch.  Got
a long-handled shovel from Wagarville Dairy Co.

15-Fine day.  Hung screen doors and made sashes for screens.  Cleaned house and came
out at night.

16-Fine day.  Tried to plow for potatoes but it was too wet.  Burned and cut brush. 
Brought out balance of hardwood flooring to Mr. Wesley's.

17-Cloudy day.  Went to Wagarville for wagon.  Stored log-sleigh in shed at Wagarville
and left cultivator at shop for repairs.  Loaded one slush-scraper, grind-stone, scale box on
wagon to take to ranch.  Paid out $3.50 for repairs on wagon.  Paid out $1.50 for
buggy-fills(?) for Simeon S.(Schlichter).  Went to ranch and cut brush.

18-Fine day.  Built store-house and porch at back door.

19-Fine day.  Got Mr. W. (Wesley) scales and took to Sim's (Simeon Schlichter's) and
weighed 54 bu. 28 lbs. of oats and put in bags.  In afternoon went to Gladwin with Ida.

20-Fine day.  Was at Foutch's all day.

21-Working for myself.  Took some furniture.  Plowed all day.

22-Fine day.  Plowed and dragged ground for potatoes all day.

23-Fine day.  Took potatoes to ranch and planted them.

24-Fine day.  Went to Grass Lake with Sim. (Simeon Schlichter) all day.

25-Fine day.  Planted potatoes at ranch all day.

26-Fine day.  Scrubbed upstairs all day.

27-Fine day.  Home all day.

28-Fine day.  Took a load of household goods to ranch.

29-Fine day.  Moved back on Schlichter Ranch.  Mr. Wesley helped with a load of
furniture.

30-Fine day.  Put up frames for clothes-hooks in house.  Helped to fix up house.

JULY

1-Fine day.  In the forenoon went to river to find a spring but did not succeed.  When I
returned I built two big gates and took them back to the cleared twenty and hung them. 
W. Schlichter came back in afternoon and showed me where to build the barn and also
where to put the well.

2-Fair in forenoon and stormy in the afternoon.  Ida and I went to Gladwin to the
Home-Coming.  Wesley paid $2.00 for a milk-can.

3-Fine day.  Lifted one of Simeon Schlichter's steers out of the creek of Jake Schlicter's
farm.  Went to Wagarville in forenoon and got horses shod, Tip all around and Prince on
front feet.  Helped Schlicter move goods in Wagarville store.  Went to Gladwin for a load
of freight for Wagarville store and put it in the storehouse.  Schlichter sent scythe,
whetstone, hand-rake, rip-saw, boxes and barrels two pieces of dressed lumber for
clothes-hook frames.  Brought back a one-horse cultivator.

4-Fine day.  Went to Wesley's after Ida and Allie Foutch.

5-Fine day.  Went out to Simeon Schlichter's for two bales of hay, three bags of
barley-chop, brush hook.  Got one little pig, two hens and 20 chickens, and calf from
Wesley's and returned to ranch.  Sim. and Wesley Schlichter were here for supper and left
orders for me to draw lumber and work on road.

6-Fine day.  Tried to fix the road going out to the Wells Road.  Worked at it all day.

7-Fine day.  Drew 3728 feet of hemlock inch planks and skantling as far as river hill. 
Drew two loads in to the ranch.

8-Fine day.  Hauled lumber all day.

9-Fine day.  Finished hauling lumber.  Simeon S. (Schlichter) came back to ranch with
barrel of salt.  Took three boards x12 ft. to make a salt trough.  Helped Simeon build a
gate on Meridian Line.

10-Rainy day.  In forenoon done carpenter and cut the rye in afternoon.

11-Rainy day.  Went out to Bert Hutson's after Ida and Allie.

12-Fine day.  Worked at the carpenter work in forenoon and put up rye in afternoon. 
Went to school meeting at night and was appointed Director.

13-Fine day.  Started to work on the new road with Mr. G. E. Wilcox.  Commenced work
at 7:30 a.m. and quit at 5:30 p.m.  Started brushing at S. (Simeon Schlichter's ?) gate and
went south to end of road and then went east.

14-Fine day.  Working on the new road.  Mr. Wilcox and I worked 10 hours.  Wilcox
worked 2 days free gratis on new road.

15-Rain in morning and fine in afternoon.  Ida took team and went Wagarville and got bill
of goods to the amount of $7.15.  In the forenoon, finished up the out-house and in the
afternoon cut brush on the new road.  Mr. Strocker moved in well supplies in the
afternoon.

16-Fine day.  Worked around house fixing up and also helped Mr. Strocker move in the
gasoline engine from Wells Road.  In the forenoon prepared ground for stable.  Mr.
Strocker started to work on the well.

17-Fine day.  Well-diggers worked on the well.  Messrs. W. Schlichter, Card and
Deitweiler came out from Wagarville to put up frame for stable.   They took dinner and
supper with us.  Brought the bug black mares and exchanged for Tip and Prince.  (?)
fetched out seven rolls of felt tarpaper roofing.

18-Fine day.  Mr. and Mrs. Wesley & Mr. and Mrs. B. Hutson came here for a visit.  Ida,
Allie, Viola and I drove out to Mr. Cann's for a can of water.

19-Fine day.  Drew water for the well-diggers in the morning.  Mr. Ed. Wilcox came to
cut brush north of house.  Cut until 8:30.  Mr. Ed. Edick came to survey lines.  Started on
north line and run west on my 120 a. and went on south corner of Wesley's 120 and run
line north on meridian and got thru at 12:00 o'clock.  In the afternoon, run north and south
line between the two eighties in Clement and finished at 4:00 o'clock Wilcox cut brush the
rest of the day north of the house.  Well-diggers came back at night.  I put tarpaper
roofing on the drive-shed.

20-Fine day.  Drillers worked all day and Mr. Wilcox cut brush all day north of house.  I
worked at putting tarpaper on house.  

21-Fine day.  Drillers broke down in forenoon and went to town for repairs.  I put down
tarpaper all day.

22-Dull day.  Rain at night.  Wilcox cut brush until 5:30.  Finished tarpapering and worked
on the stable.  Drillers came back in afternoon.

23-Fine day.  Well-diggers got water in the forenoon.  Went to S. Schlichter and got some
chop.

24-Fine day.  Helped well-diggers move out and gave Mr. Strohkick an order for 75% of
the amount ($129.20)  Wilcox worked in forenoon.  Left 11:30 a.m.

25-Fine day.  Home all day.  Effie (Schlichter), Olive (Schlichter), and Findley
(Deitweiler) were here.

26-Fine day.  Went to Gladwin and Wagarville and got check cashed for myself.  Got two
bags of corn, one for Wilcox and self.  Got 200 ft. of 10 ft. boards, one door and two
window frames.  Also bill charged to the amt. of $1.50.

27-Fine day.  Worked at carperter work on stable.

28-Fine day.  Worked on stable all day.

29-Fine day.  Paid Wilcox ($15.10) of my money for brushing around house.  I worked at
stable all day.

30-Fine day.  Finished the stable in forenoon and cultivated and hoed potatoes in the
afternoon.

31-Fine day.  Picked huckleberries in forenoon and drew rye in afternoon.

AUGUST

1-Fine day.  Simeon Schlichter and Mr. David Hollenbeck from Brown City were here for
dinner.

2-Fine day.  Fixed up around stable and piled up all the loose lumber.

3-Fine day.  Wilcox and I worked on new road.  Put in nine hours.

4-Rain in forenoon.  Straightening up around house and piled lumber.  Wilcox and I went
to work on the new road in afternoon.  Put in five hours.  Simeon (Schlichter) and
Howard (Wesley) were here looking for cattle.

5-Fine day.  Went to picnic at Wagarville.  Got bill of Wagarville Dairy Co. to the amt. of
95 cents.

6-Fine day.  Wilcox and I worked on new road.  Finished brushing on south line to the
river and went back to chop brush on the meridian going northward.  W. Schlichter and
Prof. Jeffery were here for dinner and S. Schlichter and A. Swartz were here for supper. 
Got a $50 check for myself from W.S.

7-Fine day.  Wilcox and I finished brushing on the meridian line for the new road. 
Worked nine hours.  Paid Wilcox $4.95 for 3 1/2 days work.  Wesley S. (Schlichter) came
back and stayed all night.

8-Fine day.  Wesley S. (Schlichter)  and I strolled over the property.  Rob and Allie came
here for a visit.

9-Fine day.  Took two anchor posts from 20 acre field and 25 posts from Sugar Rapids to
Wagarville.  Paid out $1.37 for same.  Wesley (Schlichter) gave me $1.57 for posts. 
Loaned me $20 from Wagarville Store.  Got bill of goods to the amt. of $5.15 from store. 
Went back to Simeon's (Schlichter) for dinner and loaded up oats and sugar-beet pulp and
took them back to ranch.  Paid out $1.00 to Mr. Wesley for 200 bricks.

10-Fine day.  Gave Ed. Wilcox the job of building fence around my property and part of
Wesley's (Schlichter).  Queen sick and I doctored her.

11-Fine day.  Sick today and I took Queen out to Mr. Wesley's and Simeon's (Schlichter)
to see what to do with her.  She choked all day.  Better tonight.

12-Fine day.  Started to build the hen-stable.

13-Fine day.  Worked part of the forenoon at hen-stable.  Then I took mourners and child
of Jim Wilcox's to McClure cemerery.  Effie and Orval (Schlichter) came back with a
message from W. Schlichter.

14-Fine day.  Went to Wagarville for block and chain, two empty vinegar bbl., two empty
sugar bbl., 6 bags of oats and two of sugar-beet pulp.

15-Fine day.  Home all day.

16-Fine day.  Finished working on hen-stable in forenoon and cut brush and burned it.

17-Fine day.  Cut brush and burned it.

18-Fine day.  Cut brush and burned it.

19-Fine day.  Cut brush and burned it.

20-Fine day.  Dolly got hurt.  I went out to Sugar Rapids to phone to Simeon (Schlichter). 
Wesley and Simeon were here for dinner.  Left Tip and Prince here and took Queen out to
Wagarville.  Mrs. Cox and Mrs. S.S. (Simeon Schlichter) called.  Allen Schlichter and
Clark were here for supper.

21-Fine day.  Went to Wagarville for 15 head of sheep.  Got bill charged to the amt. of 75
cents.  Got Tip shod all around and Prince on forefeet.

22-Fine day.  Went to S. Clement for men but failed to hire any.  Went out to Mr.
Wesley's and Simeon's (Schlichter).

23-Fine day.  Went to Bliss after 75 head of sheep.  Dr. Mills was out to see Dolly.  Paid
out of my money to Mr. Mills $6.00 for the trip.  Made a water trough for the sheep.

24-Fine day.  Took Leroy (Schlichter), Orvil (Schlichter) and Milton (Wesley) out.  Made
a water trough and salt trough.  Drew water to sheep in the evening.  Simeon and Hickey
were here for dinner.  Sold calf to Hickey.

25-Fine day.  Fixed up fence around the twenty and drew water.

26-Fine day.  Helped Mr. Wesley draw in oats all day.  Got bill at Wagarville to the amt.
of 75 cents.  Left $2.00 at Wagarville Store.

27-Fine day.  Drew water to sheep and set anchor post.

28-Rain part of the day.  Drew water and set brush-heaps north of house.  In the afternoon
went out to Simeon's (Schlichter) after three bales of wire.

29-Nice day.  Had company all day.

30-Fine day.  Repaired wagon-box and drew water in forenoon.  Took Allen's plow and
my calf out to Simeon's (Schlichter) and brought back small load of hay (200 lbs.).

31-Fine day.  Drew water to sheep and set two anchor posts.

SEPTEMBER

1-Fine day.  Burned brush-heap in the morning and set one anchor post.  Drew water and
cleaned up around barn in afternoon.

2-Fine day.  Went to Wagarville for barb-wire and 1 keg of fence staples.  Got a bill of 55
cents from Wagarville Dairy Co.  Arrived home at 3:00 p.m. and started to level for the
fence.  Borrowed a pair of wire-pincers from Wagarville Dairy Co.

3-Fine day.  Leveled fence bed all day.  Rained in evening.

4-Fine day.  Dug hole for anchor post in forenoon and drew water and went to Hockaday
in afternoon.  Wesley S. (Schlichter) came here in evening.  Reverend Day and daughter
called.

5-Fine day.  Took Wesley back to Wagarville in the morning and stayed at Wesley's for
dinner.  Ida was alone all day.

6-Fine day.  Thomas Blake started to work for $1.00 a day and his board.  Howard
(Wesley) came in forenoon to snag on meridian line with Simeon's (Schlichter) team. 
Started in afternoon.  Put in five hours.  Thomas B. worked in forenoon, brushing along
the ditch to twenty.  Put in 10 1/2 hrs.  Board, two meals.  I drew a bbl. of water to sheep
in the morning.  Howard (Wesley) brought 200 lbs. of hay.  Paid Ed. Wilcox $60.00 check
for fence.

7-Fine day.  Howard (Wesley) and I went to Clement eighty for a piece of timber to make
an evener, before breakfast.  Went back on new road to snag.  Put in seven hours on road. 
Howard went back home with team.  Blake did not come to work.

8-Thomas Blake came to work and I put him to digging anchor post-holes all day.  I went
to Wagarville and got five rolls of fence-wire, slush-scraper, Mr. Wm. Curr's fence-wire
stretchers.  Got two hame-straps (?) charged to Wesley S. (Schlichter).  I got a bill of
$1.93 for myself.  Borrowed a centre-clevis (?) from Simeon S. (Schlichter).  Unloaded
wire on fence-line.  Tommy put in 10 1/2 hr. Board, 3 meals.

9-Fine day.  Went back to new road.  Snagging.  Tommy(Blake) put in 10 1/2 hrs.  Board,
3 meals.

10-Fine day.  Thomas(Blake) and I went to work on new road leveling cradle-rolls(?) for
trail on new road.  Tom put in 10 1/2 hrs.  Board, 3 meals.

11-Fine day.  Tom(Blake) and I worked on new roads leveling cradle-rolld for trail. 
Finished at 4:00 p.m.  Tom put in 8 hrs.  Paid Tom ($5.00) out of my money.  Board, 3
meals.

12-Fine day. Went out home.

13-Fine day.  Thomas(Blake) went to meridian to dig anchor post-holes.  Put in 10 1/2
hrs. I drew water and chored around all day.  Partly sick.  Board, 3 meals.

14-Fine day.  Got a bill of $4.00 from Wagarville Dairy Co.  Got a roll of wire (100 lbs.)
for anchor braces, a roll of felt roofing, (?), cans of axle-grease, 8 bolts 2 inches long, 1
small box of brass rivets, got about 200 lbs. of hay from Simeon (Schlichter) and the
balance of oats, 2 bags of sugar-beet pulp.  Thomas worked at digging anchor holes on
meridian.  Put in 11 hrs.  Board, 3 meals.

15-Fine day.  Thomas(Blake) and I put in anchor-posts all day.  Board, 3 meals.  W.S.
(Wesley Schlichter) brought in a single wire stretcher and a halter for Tip.

16-Fine day.  Tom(Blake) and I cut braces for anchor posts in forenoon.  Stretched 40
rds. of fence.  Wesley S. (Schlichter) and Aldred came and stayed overnight.  Board, 3
meals.

17-Fine day.  Tom(Blake) and I stretched fence.  Aldred was here all day and night. 
Board, 3 meals.  Wesley S. (Schlichter) went back to Wagarville.

18-Fine day.  Tom(Blake) and I finished stretching fence on the east side of river.  Paid
out to T. Blake $6.00 of my money.  Board, 2 meals.

19-Fine day.  Went to camp-meeting.  Miss (Grace) Day came here to board.

20-Fine day.  Tom(Blake) and I stretched barb-wire across river in forenoon.  Put up the
gate on trail.  Drove 90 head of sheep from the twenty around the house.  Fixed along
Jake's fence.  Simeon (Schlichter), Aldred, and Mother were here for dinner.  Tom, 3
meals.

21-Fine day.  In the forenoon, Tom(Blake) and I brushed on the new road east of river. 
Finished filling in under fence on east side and leveled on the other side for fence-bed. 
Got a bill of 75 cents from Wagarville Dairy Co.  Wesley S. (Schlichter) brought Frankie
(Bergey?) back.  Tom, 3 meals.

22-Rain in the forenoon.  Frank (Bergey) and I put on felt-roofing on hen-stable.  In
afternoon, went to Wagarville.   Got a bill from Wagarville Dairy Co. to the amt. of 99
cents.  Got 1470 lbs. of hay from Art Yeager.  Tom put in half a day.  Two meals.

23-Fine day.  Worked on wire fence all day.  Frank(Bergey), Tom(Blake) and I.  Tom, 3
meals
.
24-Thomas(Blake), Frank(Bergey) and I stretched fence on meridian.  Wesley S.
(Schlichter) and Mr. Johnson were here for dinner.  Wesley sent two bags of corn here by
Johnson.  Johnson left wagon-box and tool-chest, and a few other articles here.  Tom,
three meals.

25-Fine day.  Frank(Bergey), Thomas(Blake) and I stretched fence on meridian all day. 
Paid Thomas $5.50 of my money.  Two meals.  Johnson put team in stable for dinner.  In
afternoon I went with Johnson across Jake's ranch to show him the trail with a load of
lumber.

26-Fine day.  Mr.& Mrs. A. Foutch, Mr.&Mrs.W. Wesley, Mr.&Mrs. S. Schlichter and
Miss Grace Day & Mr. Frank Bergey were here for dinner.  Miss Florence Stuck came
here to work.

27-Fine day.  Frank (Bergey) and I were working on fence.  H. Johnson borrowed wagon
at night and got one bale of hay.

28-Rainy day.  Tom(Blake), Frank (Bergey) and I worked on line fence.  Board for Tom,
3 meals.

29-Rainy day.  Tom(Blake), Frank (Bergey) and I completed fence.  Johnson returned
wagon in forenoon.  Frank and I started ditching in twenty.  Tom cut brush along ditch in
afternoon.  Tom, three meals.

30-Fine day.  Tom(Blake) and Frank (Bergey) cut brush all day and I took one sheep out
to A. Schlichter.  Got bill to the amt. of $5.84 from Wagarville Dairy Co.  Got three
clevises and 10 lbs. of salt for W. Schlichter.  Paid Tom $3.00 out of my money.  Tom, 2
meals.

OCTOBER

1-Fine day.  Frank (Bergey) and I ditched all day on the twenty.

2-Fine day.  Finished the ditch in twenty in forenoon, Frank (Bergey) and I.  Started to dig
ditch in Jake's in afternoon.

3-Fine day.  Simeon and Wesley S. (Schlichter), Howard W. (Wesley) and Findlay
Deitweiler were here for dinner.  Florence Stuck went home.

4-Fine day.  Frank (Bergey) and I helped Simeon S. (Schlichter) hunt and sort cattle in
forenoon.  Thomas (Blake) cut brush in forenoon.  Thomas, board, 3 meals.  Thomas,
Frank and I ditched in afternoon.  Sim. S., Hickey, Howard W. (Wesley), Leroy
(Schlichter) and Orval (Schlichter) were here for dinner.

5-Fine day.  Tom (Blake) and Frank (Bergey) out brush all day.  Tom, 3 meals.  I finished
ditch in forenoon and cut brush in afternoon.  Ben Raymond and Sam Whitfield were here
for dinner.

6-Fine day.  Tom (Blake), Frank (Bergey) and I cut brush all day.  Tom, 3 meals.  Grace
(Day) and I went to Hockaday and Mr. Wesley's.

7-Fine day.  Tom (Blake), Frank (Bergey) and I cut brush all day.  Tom, 3 meals.

8-Fine day.  Frank (Bergey) and I cut brush all day; and Tom (Blake) brushed 1/2 day. 
Left in afternoon.  Board, 2 meals.  Paid $3.50 to Thomas.

9-Fine day.  Frank (Bergey) and I brushed all day.  Ida and Grace (Day) went to
Hockaday.  Wesley S. (Schlichter) and Findlay (Dietweiler) came in Saturday night with 2
bus. of peaches.  Got a bill $4.95 from Wagarville Dairy Co.

10-Cloudy day.  Ida and Grace (Day) went to McClure Church.  Wesley S. (Schlichter)
and Findlay (Deitweiler) were here for dinner and breakfast.

11-Cloudy day.  Frank (Bergey) cut brush all day.  Mother and Maud (Wesley Hutson)
came back to help do up the peaches.  Simeon S. (Schlichter) was here for dinner.  Mr.
Kerr brought back 10 head of sheep.  I went to Wagarville.  Took 17 boxes of cheese to
Gladwin.  Shipped 15 and delivered 2 to Mill's store and brought back to Wagarville 2
bbls. (eight sacks) of Cement and one small load of freight.  Brought back to Rosenville
1515 lbs. of hay, 3 sacks of sugar-beet pulp, from S.S. (Simeon Schlichter), and bag of
corn.  Got a bill of $6.60 from Wagarville.

12-Fine day.  Frank (Bergey) and Thomas (Blake) cut brush all day.  Tom, 2 meals.  I cut
brush in forenoon.  The bridge manager came to board.

13-Fine day.  Cut brush all day.  Tom (Blake), 3 meals.  Thomas, Frank(Bergey) and I. 
The bridge manager came back.

14-Fine day.  Thomas (Blake), Frank (Bergey) and I cut brush all day.  Tom, 3 meals. 
Paid $2.00 for board for the bridge manager.

15-Fine day.  Tom (Blake), Frank (Bergey) and I cut brush all day.  Tom, 3 meals. 
Simeon S. (Schlichter), Howard W. (Wesley), Leroy and Orval (Schlichter) helped half a
day.

16-Fine day.  Tom (Blake) and Frank (Bergey) cut brush all day.  Board, 3 meals.  Paid
Thomas $6.00.  Ida, Grace (Day), Viola and I went to Gladwin.  Got a bill of $1.25 from
Wagarville Dairy Co.  Robert W. (Wesley) came back at night.

17-Fine day.  I went to Stuck's after Florence and then I went out to Mr. Wesley's after
Ida and Viola.  Frank (Bergey) and Rob (Wesley?) walked.

18-Fine day.  Mr. Day and Grace came back.  Frank (Bergey) and I dug potatoes in
forenoon and logged and set brush heaps afire.  Tom (Blake) cut brush all day.  Tom, 3
meals.

19-Fine day. Thomas (Blake) cut brush all day.  3 meals.  Frank (Bergey) and I burned
brush-heaps.  Findlay D.(Deitweiler) and Olive H. (Hutson) were here for dinner.

20-Fine day.  Thomas (Blake) cut brush all day and F. (Frank Bergey) and I burned brush
heaps.  Tom, 3 meals.

21-Rained all day.  I went to Wagarville and got bill from Wagarville Dairy Co. to the
amount of $11.76.  Tom, 3 meals.  Frank (Bergey) cut brush.

22-Fine day.  Frank (Bergey) and I went and got two sticks for stone boat and made it in
forenoon.  Finished cutting and burning brush on ten acres.  Paid Thomas (Blake) $3.00. 
Misses Olive and Effie Schlichter and Miss Olive Houton were here.

23-Fine day.  Logged and snagged part of the day.  Went to the bridge after the tent.  W.
Schlichter came back in the evening.

24-Fine day.  W. and Simeon Schlichter were here all day.

25-Fine day.  Tom (Blake) and Frank (Bergey) snagged all day.  Tom, 3 meals.  I went to
Wagarville with a load of lumber from Simeon (Schlichter).  Took it to Gladwin to get
planed and sawed for ship-siding.  Took 5 bags of chop from Simeon out to Wagarville
for Wesley.  Took side scraper.  Stayed at Wagarville all night.

26-Fine day.  Tom (Blake) and Frank (Bergey) snagged all day.  Tom, 3 meals.  Went to
Gladwin for siding and got back to Wagarville for dinner.  In afternoon started for home
with lumber, two rolls roofing, spiles and nails, hinges.  Got a bill of $3.15 from
Wagarville Dairy Co.  Howard (Wesley) came back Tuesday night to work on hill.

27-Fine day.  Tom (Blake) and Frank (Bergey) cut brush all day.  Tom, 3 meals.  I went to
Wagarville in the morning.  Went to Gilbert Koontz for 3 sheep and took back to ranch. 
Took 2 bbls. of potatoes to Simeon (Schlichter) for Charlie Cox.  Howard (Wesley) 
worked on hill all day.  3 meald.  Paid Lol(?)dan $1.00.

28-Fine day.  Frank (Bergey) and Tom (Blake) cut brush all day.  Tom, 3 meals.  Howard
(Wesley) and I worked on hill all day.  Howard, 3 meals.

29-Fine day.  Thomas (Blake) and Frank (Bergey) cut brush all day.  Tom, 3 meals. 
Howard (Wesley) and I worked on hill all day.  Howard, 3 meals.  Paid Thomas $5.00. 
Miss (Grace) Day social at Equity was a decided success.

30-Fine day.  Howard (Wesley) and I worked on hill all day.  Howard, 3 meals.  Frank
(Bergey) had a very nice hunt in the afternoon.  Had a day off.

31-Fine day.  Frank (Bergey), Grace (Day), Viola and Ida went out to Mr. Wesley's. 
Florence (Stuck) went to visit her parents.  I was home all day.  W. Schlicter and Charlie
Winkler were here at noon.  No one home.

NOVEMBER

1-Dull rainy day.  I started to plow in the twenty.  Tom (Blake) and Frank (Bergey)
grubbed stumps in forenoon.  Tom, 1/2 day, 1 meal.  In afternoon, Frank and I put stalls in
stable.  Tom snagged.

2-Dull day.  Tom (Blake) and Frank (Bergey) snagged in forenoon.  Tom, 2 meals.  Cut
brush in afternoon.  I plowed all day in twenty.

3-Fine day.  Tom (Blake)and Frank (Bergey) cut brush in forenoon.  tom, 2 meals. 
Worked 1/2 day.  Frank brushed all day.  I went to Wagarville after hay and oats.  Got 35
bus. of oats and 8 bales of hay.  Got a bill from Wagarville Dairy Co. to the amt. of
%5.20.  W. Schlichter and Warren Dassey came back in evening.  One meal apiece.

4-Fine day.  I finished plowing in twenty in forenoon.  Frank (Bergey), Warren (Dassey)
and W.S. (Wesley Schlichter) started to side the house.  W.S., 2 meals.  Warren, 3 meals. 
Paid Tom $2.00 for two days work.  Borrowed $2.00 from Grace (Day).

5-Fine day.  Warren Dassey, Frank (Bergey) and I put on siding all day.  Dassey, 3 meals. 
Ida and I called on our new neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. Hector Johnson.

6-Fine day.  Dassey, Frank (Bergey) and I put on siding all day.  Dassey, 3 meals.  Dassey
went home in the evening.  Simeon (Schlichter), Howard (Wesley) and Leroy (Schilchter)
were here for dinner.  60 cents.  Used 600 lb. of barley meal of Wesley's.

7-Fine day.  Home all day.  Robert W. (Wesley) came back.

8-Fine day.  Thomas (Blake) snagged around north of the house on the ten acres.  Frank
(Bergey) and I finished siding on the house.  Tom, one meal. Jacob and Simeon S.
(Schlichter) were here for dinner, 20 cents a meal.

9-Cloudy day.  Tom (Blake) cut brush all day.  Tom, 1 meal.  Frank (Bergey) and I picked
up around ?, banked it  and dug out a stump at southwest corner of the house.

10-Cloudy day.  Thomas (Blake) and Frank (Bergey) cut brush all day.  Tom, 1 meal.  I
went to Wagarville and got 10 bales of hay, 1 bbl. of salt and a bill from Wagarville Dairy
Co. to the amt. of $3.95.  Charles Cox gave me $25 (twenty five dollars).

11-Cloudy day.  Frank (Bergey) drew snags and brush from around house.  Charles Cox
and Mr. Huffman came back to hunt.  I went with them for a half a day.  Jacob and
Simeon (Schlichter) were here for dinner.  20 cents a meal.  Paid Thomas Blake $3.00
from my money.

12-Fine day.  Thomas (Blake) cut brush in forenoon.  Tom, 1 meal.  Frank (Bergey) drew
manure in forenoon and I fixed up the storehouse and hung the door.  Thomas, Frank, and
I went out to the new road to fix and bridge Spring Creek on Townline.

13-Cloudy day.  Frank (Bergey) and I went out to the townline on new road to grade
Spring Creek.

14-Rainy day.  Frank (Bergey) and Ida went to Mrs. B. Hutson's.

15-Fine day.  Thomas (Blake), Frank (Bergey) and I went out to townline to grade and fix
Spring Creek.  Finished grading.  Paid Thomas $2.00.

16-Rained all day.  Frank (Bergey) and I tinkered around the house all day.  Went to
Hockaday at night.  Paid Frank $5.00 of my money.

17-Cold and cloudy.  I worked on hill all day and Frank (Bergey) made the pig-pen larger
and cut brush.

18-Dull day.  I worked on hill all day with team.  Robert (Wesley), Howard (Wesley) Bert
Hutson and Frank (Bergey) went hunting.  W.S. (Wesley Schlichter) came back in the
evening.  Got a bill of $1.95 from Wagarville Dairy Co.

19-Dull and cloudy.  I worked on big hill all day.  Frank (Bergey) went hunting.  Ida went
out with Howard (Wesley).

20-Cloudy day.  I worked on the hill in forenoon.  Frank (Bergey) was sick all forenoon. 
We sat fence-posts in afternoon.  Got a bill of $1.22 from Wagarville Dairy Co.  Received
a check of ($30) thirty dollars from W. Schlichter.

21-Nice day.  I went out home after Ida and Viola.

22-Snowed hard all day long.  Put tar paper on north side of storehouse and pig-pen.

23-Dull day.  Frank (Bergey) and I dug post holes and set posts for barnyard fence.

24-Fine day.  I went to Wagarville and Frank (Bergey) put tar-paper on hen house and
drive shed.  Got bill of $5.37 from Wagarville Dairy Co.

25-Fine day.  Miss Ethel and Allie Foutch, Mr. & Mrs. B. Hutson and daughter Marie,
Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Wesley, Robert, Milton, and Eugene, Miss Grace Day, Florence Stuck
and Frank Bergey took Thanksgiving dinner with Mr. and Mrs. N. Bergey.

26-Fine day.  Stretched wire around barnyard fence and herded 98 sheep.  Four lost.

27-Fine day.  Frank (Bergey) and I drove the sheep out to Simeon's (Schlichter) and
Grace (Day) drove the team.  Got four bags of potatoes.

28-Cloudy and rainy.  Frank (Bergey) took Florence (Stuck) home and took me to Mr.
Wesley's.

29-Nice day.  Drove 11 head of cows from Simeon (Schlichter) to Gladwin Stockyard. 
Loaded carload of cows and young cattle for North Branch.  W.S. (Wesley Schlichter)
and I took train for Brown City in afternoon.

30-Fine day.  W.S. (Wesley Schlichter), Fred Muxlow and I left Brown City in forenoon
for N. Branch.  Unloaded carload of cattle and drove them to W.S. barn.

DECEMBER

1-Nice day.  Got teeth fixed.  Was in Brown City all day.

2-Nice day.  Finished getting teeth fixed.  Then went to W.S. (Schlichter) farm.  Fixed
water forks(?), packed 3 bbls. of apples in afternoon.  Went to Jake's in evening.  Frank
(Bergey) went out to Sim's (Schlichter) for a load of hardwood lumber.

3-Nice day.  Left Brown City for Gladwin.  Got home at the ranch about 11:30 p.m.

4-Rainy day.  Ida, Viola, Frank (Bergey) and I went to town to get contract arranged so
Ida could hold school office.  Got a bill from Wagarville Dairy Co. to the amt. of $1.90.

5-Cloudy day.  Home nearly all day alone.

6-Snowed hard all day.  Put stalls in horse stable.

7-Snowed hard all day.  Fixed stalls in horse stable.

8-Stormy day.  Ida and I went to Sugar Rapids in afternoon so Ida could take the oath of
office for director.  Hunted grasshoppers in forenoon.

9-Windy day.  Cut wood all day for myself.

10-Stormy day.  Cut wood all day for myself.

11-Nice day.  Went to Gladwin and got a new pair of sleighs.  Got a bill from Wagarville
Dairy Co. to the amt. of $2.35.  First sleighing.

12-Stormed all day.  Home all day and it was a long day for all of us.

13-Rained all day.  Went to Wagarville for oats. 27 bus.

14-Nice day.  Went to help Mr. Wesley buzz wood.

15-Cloudy and windy.  Went to Gladwin and paid the balance on the sleighs.  Got a bill
from Wagarville Dairy Co.

16-Nice day.  Went to Wagarville for a load of hay, bbl. of apples, and 25 chickens.  Got a
bill of 55 cents from Wagarville Dairy Co.

17-Nice day.  (Hector) Johnson and I hunted rabbits all day.  Got 1 a piece.  Pretty good
luck.

18-Nice day.  Split wood for myself all day. W.S.(Wesley Schlichter) came back in the
evening.  First school meeting with Ida director.

19-Mr.&Mrs. (Hector) Johnson, Howard W. (Wesley) and Grace Day were here for
dinner.

20-Snowed all day.  Fixed a few of the worse holes in the trail.

21-Nice day.  Went to Wagarville, took back egg crate and cot and got 6 bales of hay. 
Got a bill of $1.55 from Wagarville Dairy Co.

22-Fixed up trail in forenoon and went to Grace's (Day) Xmas exercises in afternoon.

23-Snowed part of the day.  Tried to get out logs.  Cut brush.

24-Cloudy and stormy.

25-Snowed all day.  Xmas day.  Went to Archie Foutch's for Xmas dinner and had a fine
time.

26-Snowed.  Was at Mr. Wesley's part of the day.

27-Nice day.  Ida was sick and I helped her wash.

28-Nice day.  Fixed pig-pen and worked at hen-stable.

29-Fine day.  Finished up hen-stable.

30-Nice in morning but stormed hard most of day.  Went to Wagarville for corn but had to
take middlings.  Got a bill of $6.23 from Wagarville Dairy Co.

31-Cloudy Day.  Put one window in hen-stable.  Went over to  (Hector) Johnson's to see
if he had got his bond.  He took it over here at night.  Chored rest of day. 

 

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