Gladwin County MIGenWeb Project

A special thanks to Norma Valley who has just transcribed a 1910 Journal of her Grandfather (Norman Bergey). It includes approx. 36 family names of people he worked with, did business with, or had dinner with that year.


 

Journal of Norman Bergey (Gladwin, Michigan)	

born: March 18, 1878 Chatham, Ontario, Canada

died: Nov. 4, 1933 Saginaw, Michigan
buried: Ridge Cemetary, Gladwin, Michigan

			
January 1,    Nice day.  Helped Mr. WESLEY husk corn.

 2  Nice day.  Ida and I home all day.	

3   Stormy day. Was fixing up around the buildings preparing to go to Canada. Mr.
Wesley came back in afternoon and Ida went with him. I took the cow in the sleigh out to
Mr. WESLEY's.
	   
4  Nice day. Drove Queen and Doll out to Wagarville in morning and Mr. WESLEY
drove us to the Depot. Went by way of Detroit. Arrived at Muirlcerk(?) about 8:00 p.m.
Went to Jim GOODBRANDs.	

5  Stormy day.  Went over to Father's in afternoon.	

6  Nice day.  Jim GOODBRAND and I went to Bothwell to phone to Port Huron. Jim
telegramed to Berlin.

7   Stormy day. Lavinia came home at noon. I went to meet train in afternoon. Uncle
Frank (GETZ) came.	

8  Cold and fair. Mother wanted wine. Uncle Frank and I went to Bob Hornell for a bottle
of wine.


9 Nice day. Mother passed away at 1 o'clock in afternoon. I phoned to Rodney 
for undertaker, Mr. Walker.	

10 Nice day.  Father and I went to Bothwell and sent a message to Berlin, Hanover,
Dun_dee, St. Jacobs, and Waterloo. In afternoon went to Bothwell to meet Mary Ann
SCHLICHTER.	

11 Nice day. Father, Uncle Frank and I went to cemetery in forenoon. In afternoon went
to Bothwell for Uncle Oliver, Liza Ann, Barbara, Ella, and Mrs. SHIEDIEL and Mr.
KOCH. 	

12 Stormy day.  Was at Uncle Frank's all day. Phoned to Gladwin in evening.	

13 Nice day in morning, stormy in afternoon. Frank & Barbara SHERY took Mary Ann,
Uncle Frank, Ida and I to Bothwell and we started home. Dinner at the SCHLICHTER
girls'. Arrived at Unc. Franks in Brown City that night	

14 Stormy day. Was at Uncle Frank's all day. Phoned to Gladwin in evening.	

15 Nice day. Took dinner at Aunt Sarah's. Mary came down and stayed overnight.

16 Nice day.  Was at Uncle Frank's in forenoon. We all went out to Jacob S. for tea. Mary
and Ida went to church. I took care of Viola.	

17 Nice day. Started for Gladwin. Took dinner at Mrs. RIVERS. Father met us at
Gladwin at night.	

18   Nice day. I went to Wagarville after the team in forenoon. In afternoon came back to
the ranch. Found everything O.K.	

19  Fine day.  Went out to Mr. Wesley's after Ida and the cow.	

20  Nice day.  Went to JOHNSON's  and WILCOX's to tell them of school meeting.	

21   Fine day.Went to Spike's for 2 bags of corn. Left 6 bags at Wagarville. Got a grocery
bill.	

22  Stormy day.  Mr. & Mrs. W. SCHLICHTER came in afternoon and stayed overnight.
Mr. & Mrs. Abe JOHNSON came to spend the evening.

23   Fine day.  Went out home in afternoon.	

24  Nice day.  Tinkered around the house.	

25   Nice day.  Got out a few posts for Wagarville (?)  Cut brush rest of day.
	
26  Nice day.  Getting out wood for self.	

27   Nice Day.   Getting out wood for myself.	

28   Nice day   Took posts out to Wagarville.	

29  Nice day.  Chored around nearly all day.

30   Stormy in morning. Nice in afternoon. Was out to Mr. WESLEYs.	

31  Nice day.  Went out to Mr. WESLEY's and husk corn all day.
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February 1  Nice day.  Getting wood out for myself.
	
2  Stormy day.  Mr. WESLEY helped me cut wood all day.	

3  Nice day.  Chored around all day.
	
4  Nice in afternoon turned out stormy in afternoon.  Went to Wagarville and got hay.
Also a bill for myself.	

5  Nice but cold. Cut brush all day.

6  Cold day.  Ida and I took Viola in the sled and went over to   JOHNSTON's in
afternoon. Took tea with them.	

7  Nice day.  Went out to river to help John WILCOX with his load. Got $2.00 for
draying the load in from River. Sold John a bale of hay $.60. Helped Ida wash.	

8  Dull day.  Cut brush all day.	

9   Nice day. Went to Wagarville for a load of hay. Got a bill for myself.
Got _ow cutter gear.	

10  Nice day.  Fixed up the cutter.	

11  Nice day.  Cut brush all day.	

12  Fine day.  Cut brush all day.

13  Fine day. Messrs P. CHATLIN, A. RAYMOND, Ben TUROW, Fred LOOP, H.
WESLEY, Misses Alcada & Katrina CHATLIN, Florence, Clara, and Idabel FOURNIER,
Ula CUMMINGS were here for dinner.	


14  Nice day.  Cut brush all day.	

15  Stormed all day.  Tried to cut brush.	

16  Cold and dull.  Cut brush all day.	

17  Nice day.  Went to wagarville for a load of hay.Got a bill for myself.	

18  Dull day.  Cut brush all day.	

19  Nice day.  Cut brush all day.

20  Nice day.   Was home all day. Mr. & Mrs. JOHNSON were here for supper.	

21  Nice day.  Cut brush all day.	

22  Nice in forenoon. Stormed in afternoon.  JOHNSON helped me saw wood.	

23  Nice day.  Cut brush all day.	

24  Nice day.  Tried to fix the well but did not succeed. Cut brush rest of the time.	

25  Fine day.  Cut brush.	

26  Stormy day.  Went out to Mr. A.DIFFEN's for a load of hay. Got a bill at Wagarville
store.

27
Nice day.  Went out to Mr. WESLEY's in the afternoon.	

28  Nice day.   I was sick in bed all day with the grip.
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March 1  Stormy day.  Went to Wagars for hay. Got a bill. Rec'd $5.00 in cash from
W.S.	

2  Nice day.  Started to put up the shed.	

3  Nice day.  Went to Wagarville after a load of lumber for shed. Got a bill.
	
4  Nice day.  Worked at shed all day.	

5.  Nice day.  Went to Wagarville for a load of lumber. Got a bill. Mother and Maud
(HUTSON) came back.

6  Nice day.  Home all day.
	
7  Stormy day.  Old Queen sick. Went out to Sim's after some liniment. Worked at shed
rest of day.	

8  Fine day.  Worked at shed all day. Hector and Mrs. J. were here in the evening.	

9  Nice day.  Worked at shed all day.	

10  Nice day.  Went to Wagarville after witch hazel for Old Queen.	

11  Nice day.   Finished shed and fixed up around the barn.	

12  Hector and I went to Wagarville after the colts. Fine day. Received $4.20 interest on
the note for the cow.

13
Windy day.  Ida and I went out home.	

14  Windy day.  Fixed braces on the yard fence in the forenoon. Picked up snags in the
afternoon.
	
15  Windy day.   Picked up snags in forenoon. Went to Wm Curz's after Hector's jack to
stretch the fence. W.SCHLICHTER and D. GRABEIL  were here in afternoon.	

16  Nice day  Went to Wagarville after a load of hay. Got a bill from store.  Jessie
WILCOX came over and stayed with Ida.	

17  Nice day.  Stretched barn yard fence. Got 11 lbs of staples from Hector J.	

18  Nice day.   Finished fence and started to log.  One year in the woods.  My 32nd
birthday.	

19  Nice day.  Logged in forenoon and went to Wagarville for   groceries.

20  Nice day.  Went over to JOHNSON's in afternoon and then went down to KURZ's
plantation.	

21  Nice day.  Went to Wagarville after load of hay. Got a bill from Wagarville. Got a bbl.
of sugar.	

22  Nice day.  Snagged and logged all day.	



23  Nice day.  Went to Gladwin to see about getting a teacher.
	
24  Nice day.  Went to HUTSON's mill after a load of saw dust in forenoon. Snagged in
afternoon.	

25  Nice day.  Went after a load of sawdust and snagged rest of day.	

26  Nice day.  Snagged and logged all day.  Set one hen.

27  Easter Sunday.  Nice day.  Mr. & Mrs. Hector JOHNSTON were here for dinner.	

28  Nice day.  Went to Wagarville after a load of hay. Got a bill for myself.	

29   Nice day.   Snagged, logged, and burned brush all day.

30  Nice day.  Snagged and drew manure.	

31  Nice day.  Drew manure nearly all day. W.S. was here over night.
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April 1  Nice day.  Looked around the farm with W.S. Picked up corner next to twenty
and started to plow.	

2  Nice day.   Went to Wagarville after feed. Got $15 for myself and also $10 to buy
lumber for the kitchen.

3  Nice day.  Home in forenoon.  Ida, Mrs. JOHNSTON and I went to No. Clement to a
local option speech.	

4  Nice day.  Fixed fences at the river in forenoon. In afternoon had to catch the colts and
went to mill to buy lumber.	

5  Nice day  Helped CURZ shingle all day.	

6  Rainy day.  Went and helped Mr. CURZ shingle.	

7  Nice day. Went over and helped Hector put up a gate at Jake's. Worked on trail in
afternoon.	

8  Nice day.  Worked on trail in forenoon and helped CURZ shingle in afternoon.	

9  Nice day.  Worked on trail all day.


10  Nice day.  Simeon S. and Effie and Olive were here today.*  (*Simeon Schlichter and
his two daughters.)	

11  Nice day.  Put Hector 's   pulverizer together in forenoon. Run picket line on section
line in Jake's.	

12  Nice day.  Sowed peas on the plowed ground on the twenty.	

13  Nice day.  Went to Wagarville after feed and a bail of wire. Got 5 bus. of potatoes
from home.  Got a bill from Wagarville Dairy Co.	

14  Nice day.  Stretched a barb wire across the east side of the twenty.  Went to mill and
got 800 ft. of lumber. Paid $8.00 for the same.	

15  Nice day.  Started to plow in the garden and finished sowing oats in afternoon.   Set
two hens in the evening.	

16  Cloudy day.  Went out to Sim's for barb wire and flour. Plowed in garden.

17  Rainy and cloudy.  Home all day. Ida came home in the evening.	

18  Cloudy day.  Went out to Sim's for barb-wire and flour.  Plowed in garden.	

19  Cloudy day.   Stretched 80 rds. of barb-wire around the twenty in forenoon. 
In afternoon  stretched wire across the river between Jake and us. Plowed rest of day.	

20  Cloudy day.  Drew out manure in forenoon and plowed rest of time.`	

21  Nice day.  Finished plowing the garden.	

22  Nice day.  Pulverized in the garden all day.	

23  Stormy day.  Went to Wagarville after groceries.

24  Rainy day.  Home all day. Bert and Maude (HUTSON) were here.	

25  Rainy day.  Fixed up around the house. Snagged, pulled nails out of lath and  ?	

26  Rainy day.  Fixed up the trail all day..	

27  Cloudy day.  Snagged and picked roots in the field next to twenty.	

28.  Snowed & stormed.  W. SCHLICHTER came back in evening.	


29  Nice day.  Worked at getting out posts for the sheep-shed all day.	

30  Nice day.  Went to Wagarville after feed. Took Queen out to Simeon's and got old
Gray Prince in her place. Gertie LEININGER came home with us. Got a bill from
Wagarville Dairy Co.
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May 1  Nice day.  Ida and I were over to JOHNSON's for dinner. W.SCHLICHTER and
D. JOHNSON were here for supper.
Got $2.00 from WESLEY's for to buy a calf.

2  Rained hard all day.   Went to D. SCHELLS for a calf and then went to Wagarville for
a load of lumber. Took it as far as Sim's.	

3  Nice day.  H. JOHNSON and I went to Wagarville for two loads of lumber for shed.	

4  Nice day.  Hector and I went to Wagarville for lumber and roofing.	

5  Nice day.  Started to get ground ready to build shed. Simeon and Wesley, Hector and
the two SOLDAN boys were here for dinner. Got part of the frame up.
2 meals for each.	

6  Nice day.  Worked at sheep-shed all day. Hector, Wesley, SOLDAN boys and myself.
3 meals for each.	

7  Nice day.   Went to Wagarville for my wagon and hay. Orval, LeRoy, and Milton
Wesley helped me drive 132 sheep and their lambs back to ranch. 6 meals for Soldan boys
and 2 meals for LeRoy & Orval (SCHLICHTER)

8  Nice day.  Home all day looking after sheep.	

9   Windy day.  Worked at shed.  Put on part of the roofing.  4 meals for the carpenters.
Mr. SAGER was around taking the census.	

10  Windy day.  Finished putting on the roofing. SOLDAN went home at noon. I put up
the loft doors and put in the braces. 4 meals for the carpenters. W. SCHLICHTER  was
back here at 5:00 Tuesday morning.	

11  Windy day.  Went out and brought in a load of furniture for KURZ.   Got a bill from
Wagarville D. Co.   Got $10.00 from the Wagarville Store.	

12  Nice day.   Went to Wagarville after a load of hay. Got a bill. Brought old Queen back
to the ranch from Simeon's. Paid for 10 bus. of potatoes.	

13  Nice day.  Pulverized and dragged the garden. Got sheep in the evening.	

14  Nice day.  Ida and I planted the potatoes. Got up all the sheep and lambs.
Sim brought back three colts to the ranch.

15  Nice day.  Mother, Father, and Eugene (WESLEY) were here for dinner.	

16  Cloudy day.  Ida and I planted the garden.	

17  Rainy day.  Plowed for Hector in forenoon.  Ida went to Wagarville for supplies.	

18  Nice day.  Plowed all day for Hector.	

19  Nice day.  Plowed all day for Hector. Ida went out home with Queen.	

20.  Nice day.  Plowed all day for Hector.	

21  Nice day.  Went after sawdust in forenoon and Howard came back and killed the pig
in the evening.

22  Rainy day.  Home all day.	

23  Rainy day.  Went to Sim's after wire stretchers.  Ida gave hired girl the bounce.	

24  Nice day.  Started to dig post-holes and set post.  Set two hens.

25  Nice day.  Set posts all day.   Burned two heaps.	

26  Nice day.  Took discs-harrow over to Hector in the morning and set posts rest of
day.	

27  Nice day.  Dug post-holes all day for garden fence. Ida went out home in the evening
to go to town.	

28  Nice day.  Cut out the fence trail to the twenty. Got up all the sheep.   Had 90 lambs.

29  Rainy day.  Herbie and Gertrude (LEININGER) were here for dinner.   Simeon and
Wesley SCHLICHTER  were here for supper.	

30  Rainy day.  Went to Wagarville after a load of pine lumber, a bbl of salt, a roll of
chicken wire. Got a bill for myself. Hector gave two dollars for butter. Mr. ELLIS came
to finish the house. 1 meal.	

31  Dull and cloudy.  Mr. ELLIS and I started to build the kitchen..3  meals
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June 1  Rainy day.  Mr. ELLIS started to making the casings. I worked on the kitchen. W.
SCHLICHTER came back in evening. School meeting at night.  3 meals	

2  Rainy & Cloudy.  Mr. ELLIS worked at casings all day and I worked on the kitchen.
Gave W.S. $20. $15 for dues and $5 for table.  3 meals.	

3  Cloudy and dull  ELLIS finished casing in forenoon and started to put them  on. I
worked on kitchen.  3 meals.	

4  Nice day.  ELLIS put on casing and I worked on kitchen. Took Mr. Ellis part way
home in the evening.  2 meals.

5  Rainy and dull.  Mr. ELLIS came back in evening.  1 meal.

6  Rainy day.  Changed pig pen and ELLIS worked in the house.  3 meals	

7  Nice day.  Put paper on the kitchen.  ELLIS started upstairs.  3 meals	

8  Nice day.  Dug post holes all day. ELLIS  finished upstairs.   3 meals	

9  Nice day.  Dug post holes. ELLIS hung door and windows of kitchen.  3 meals.
Took calf over to Hectors.

10  Nice day.  Picnic day.  ELLIS and I worked all day on sheep shed.  3 meals.	

11  Nice day.  Took ELLIS home and went on to Wagarville.  Ida went to Uncle Archie's
(FOUTCH). Took 9 doz. eggs and 2 gal. of butter. Left it on the debt.  1 meal.

12  Home all day alone.	

13  Nice day.  Worked on fence all day.	

14  Worked at fence all day.	

15  Nice day.  Worked at fence all day and part of night.	

16  Fine day.  Finished stretching wire on the garden fence. Went to Sim with Topsy at
night.	

17  Cloudy day.  Made two gates and tinkered around house.	

18  Nice day.  Hoed in the garden.

19  Nice day.  Sim and Wesley, Mr & Mrs. JOHNSON were here for dinner. 
Went after Jessie -.
	
20  Nice day.  Fitted up the corn ground all day. Took Hector ...home.	

21  Planted the corn...... and started to plow for turnips.	

22  Plowed all day. Two strangers were here for breakfast, Sim, Ed EDICK, Holden, &
SIEBLER, mother, and Gene were here for dinner.  25 cents apiece.	

23  Nice day.  Plowed in the forenoon and went to Wagarville in afternoon.	

24  Nice day.  Went out to Sim in the morning. Plowed in afternoon. Wesley and ? were
here for dinner.  25 cents for dinner.	

25  Nice day.  Plowed all day. Sim and Jake were here for dinner.  25 cents a piece.

26 Nice day.  Went over to Hector's for a picnic dinner.	

27  Rainy day.  Piled up the lumber that was scattered around and finished plowing the
turnip patch.	

28  Nice day.  Picked roots all day.	

29  Nice day.  Picked roots all day. Mr.& Mrs. Jacob SCHLICHTER, Mr & Mrs. S.
SCHLICHTER, and M.E. BAKER were here for dinner. 
25 cents for his dinner.	

30  Muggy day.  Finished picking the roots and went to Wagarville after a load of hay.
Took Queen out to Sim. Rec'd $1.50 from Hector for butter. There was only 5-1/2 lbs. 
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July 1  Very warm day.  Worked at turnip ground.	

2  Warm day.  Worked at turnip ground.

3  Warm day.  Mr. & Mrs. W. S. were here all day.	

4  A holiday.  JOHNSTON's and us went to Elk Lake.	

5  Nice day.  Finished the turnip ground. Went over to Hector's for his seeder.	

6  Nice day.  Sowed the turnips in forenoon. Started to cultivate in afternoon with old
Prince.	

7  Nice day.  Cultivated in the morning until Wesley and Rose came to build chimney. I
had to wait on mason. Finished cultivating in the evening.	

8  Nice day.  Picked strawberries in the forenoon and hoed in afternoon.	

9  Nice day.  Went to Wagarville for supplies. Got a bill.

10  Home all day.	

11  Nice day.  Snagged all day in the millet field.   Annual school meeting.	

12  Rainy in forenoon. Snagged in afternoon.	

13  Nice day. Hector's, Rob, and we people went huckleberrying.   Got a bu. and 1/2.	

14  Nice day.  Started to plow and snagged. Went out to Sim's at night with Topsy.	

15  Nice day.  Snagged and plowed. Allen S., W.S., and Clyde OSTRANDER were here
for dinner.  30 cents for meal	

16  Cloudy day.  Finished plowing the millet field and started to pick up roots.

17  Nice day.  Ida and Mrs.  JOHNSTON went out home.  Had company from Clement.	

18  Nice day.  Picked roots off the millet ground south of house, all day.	

19  Finished picking roots and --the ground and sowed the millet.	

20  Nice day. Started to cut the oats. W. SCHLICHTER,Ed EDICK, and two Mr.
BROWN's took dinner with me. Ida went to Wagarville. Got a bill. Mother came home
with Ida to finish papering.	

21  Cloudy & windy.  Finished cutting the oats. Went out to Sims in the afternoon. Mr. &
Mrs. COX and W.S. were here land-looking.	

22  Nice day.  Went to Seatonville after Clyde OSTRANDER and flitling(?)  Had a new
milk cow.	

23  Nice day.  Went raspberrying a little while in forenoon. Worked at sheep-shed rest of
day.

24  Cloudy.  Sim & W.S. were here for dinner.	


25  Worked at sheep shed all day.

26 Nice day.  Put up oats nearly all day. Well-diggers came and I had to show them the
way to the school (?)  4 meals and bed $1.00	

27  Nice day.  Went to Sim's after a load of lumber.   Well-diggers 2 meals.	

28  Nice day.  Worked at shed and put up oats.	

29  Windy day.  Went to Wagarville after a load. Got a bill.	

30  Nice day.  Went picking huckleberries.   OSTRANDER went home.

31  Home all day.  Sim, W.S., EDECK and Mr. GLEASON, HOLDEN, were in here.	
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August 1  Cloudy & Rainy.  Started to haul in oats. Got them in before it rained.  Paid
Bob  OSTRANDER 60 cents for hauling oats.	

2  Nice day.  Hector & I worked all day on school ground.	

3  Rainy day.  Fixed fence and snagged.   Clyde OSTRANDER helped two hours
stretching wire on the twenty fence.   Paid him 30 cents.	

4  Windy day.  Worked 5 hours on town-line road. Went out to Sim's in afternoon.
	
5  Nice windy day.  Put in 10 hours working on new road. Mother and Aunt Annie were
here for dinner.	

6  Windy day.  Put in 8 hours on new road.  W. SCHLICHTER here for dinner.

7  Nice day.  Ida, Viola and I went to Uncle Archie's to see Aunt Annie and Mildred.	

8  Nice day.  WILCOX and I put in 10 hours on new road.	

9 Nice in morning.  Put in 6 hours on new road. Rainy in afternoon.	

10  Nice day.  WILCOX and I put in 10 hours on new road. Mr. VAN LOON stayed
overnight. Gave an order for seats.	

11  Nice day.  WILCOX and I put in 10 hours on new road.	

12  Nice day.  J. WILCOX and I worked on new road. Put in 10 hours. Ida went to
Wagarville. Got a bill.	

13
Cloudy day.  J . WILCOX cut brush in the forenoon. snagged in afternoon.

14  Nice but cloudy.  Strolled around all day. Sim got some salt.	

15   Nice day.  Went to Juniac to get Queen & Prince shod. Then to Wagarville after hoof
cure. Mrs. Wm. WESLEY, Gene, Mrs. Archie FOUTCH, Ethel and Margaret, Mrs. Jack
WILONOT(?) and Midlred took supper & dinner with Ida.	

16  Rainy in forenoon.  Unloaded lumber and started to snag and log around the house. 	

17  Cloudy day.  Snagged nearly all day with old fence. Ida went out home. W.
SCHLICHTER, Ed EDICK and two other land-lookers took dinner with me. Paid John
WILCOX $8.40 for labor on road. Got $10.00 from W. SCHLICHTER. 	

18  Nice day.   Clyde OSTRANDER took the team and went after lumber. Had the team
all day. I started for Wanarville but backed out. Started to burn brush where  
OSTRANDER brushed.	

19  Nice day.  Ida went to town. I burned all day long. OSTRANDER had the horse and
wagon all day.   OSTRANDER got 5 feet of lumber altogether from me.	

20  Nice day.  Burned brush all day.

21  Nice day.  Gertie & Herb LEININGER were here. We all went to look at school
house.	

22  Nice day.  Went to Wagarville for some groceries. Got the sugar beet pulp from Sim's.
Big storm at night.	

23  Nice day.  Snagged and logged all day south of house.	

24  Cloudy day.  Snagged and logged all day. Francis BURKE and mother were here. 
Sim was here for dinner.	

25  Rainy day.  Fixed up around barn and snagged rest of day.	

26  Nice day. Snagged all day.	

27 Nice day.  Snagged and logged all day. W. SCHLICHTER & Fred MUXLOW(?) were
here for dinner.




28  Nice day.  Sim, Wesley S, F.. MUXLOW, Rose, C. LARSON, Cheese and
butter-maker, were here for dinner.	

29  Nice day.  Plowed and snagged all day.	

30.  Nice day.  Plowed, snagged and pickup up all day.	

31.  Nice day. Snagged and pulled stumps all day. We had five men for dinner. Received
$1.50 from them. Wesley S. was here all night.			
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September 1  Nice day.  Pulled turnips in forenoon. In afternoon got up sheep and got
things ready to go to Gladwin with a load of sheep. We had five men for dinner. Rec'd
$1.50 from them.
Wesley S. stayed overnight.	

2  Nice day.  Started with a load of 23 lambs and 1 calf for Gladwin at 3:30 a.m. Brought
a load of hay home from Wagarville. Fetched the disc harrow and 400 lbs of gluten meal
billed to me. Received check of $10.00	

3  Nice day.  Went to Wagarville for a load of hay and groceries. Got a suppply for Clyde
O.   W.S. came back in the afternoon and stayed overnight.

4  Nice day.  W.S was here all day.  Alice went home.	

5  Rainy day.  Tinkered around in forenoon. Snagged in afternoon. OSBORNE put in 5
hours.	

6  Rained in morning.  Snagged and finished plowing.  OSBORNE  put in 10 hours.	

7  Nice day.  Made a double-tru and fixed up the axes and brush hook and then started to
brush.  Jake OSBORNE put in 10 hours.	

8  Nice in forenoon.  Rainy in afternoon.  Cut brush all day. OSBORNE put in 10 hours.	

9  Nice day.  Cut brush in twenty. OSBORNE put in 10 hours.   Grace DAY came home
with Ida.	

10  Nice day.  OSBORNE didn't come to work. I cut corn and some brush. Put corn up in
shocks.

11  Nice day.  Home all day.  Ida took Grace home.	

12  Rainy and dull.  Started to brush by the river.   OSBORNE put in 5 hours.   Ed
LIEBLER and Sim were here for dinner.	

13  Nice day.  Started to plow on town-line for the grader. Jake cut weeds out of way. Put
in 10 hours.	

14  Nice day.  Plowed on town-line. Jake cut weeks. Put in 10 hours.	

15  Nice day.  Moved logs and level the new road along the meridian. Jake put in 10
hours.  Wesley S. stayed here overnight. Gave me $12.	

16  Nice day.  Went to Wagarville and then to Gladwin after school furniture. Got part of
it.  Paid $1.03 for freight on same.	

17  Nice in forenoon. Rained in afternoon.  OSBORNE branded in forenoon. 
Put in 6-1/2 hours. Paid Jake $5.00.

18  Rainy day.  Home all day.  Hector and Mrs. JOHNSTON were here for supper. 
Miss DEMERAY came.	

19  Cloudy day.  Worked on new road. Put in 8 hours.  OSBORNE put in 10 hours.	

20  Nice day.  Worked 5 hours on new road. Burned brush in the afternoon. OSBORNE
put in 10 hours. Gave him $5.00.	

21  Nice day.  OSBORNE and I burned brush and picked up all day. OSBORNE put in 10
hours.  Red heifer lost her calf.	

22  Nice day.  OSBORNE and I burned brush all day.  OSBORNE put in 10 hours.	

23  Rainy day.  Tinkered around in forenoon. Put in 4 hours shoveling on the meridian.	

24  Rainy day.  Tinkered around all day. Sold Mrs. JOHNSON 2 lbs of butter (50 cts) and
sold Clyde a rooster. 4lbs. (48 cts.)

25  Cloudy day.  Home all day.

26  Nice day.  Jake cut corn and we tied it in forenoon. Cut brush by the river in
afternoon. Put in 10 hours.	

27  Nice day but dull.  Went to Wagarville and got a bill. Jake helped Clyde cut brush. Put
in 10 hours.
	
28  Nice day.  Hauled wood in forenoon. Started to plow in twenty in the afternoon. Gave
Jake an order for $11.90 on Wagarville Dairy Co.	

29  Nice day.  Plowed in twenty all day.	

30  Windy day.  Helped Hector fill silo all day. Paid Wilcox $1.00 for Hector Jr.
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October 1  Nice but windy.  Helped Hector finish filling his silo.

2  Cloudy day.  Home all day. Mr. & Mrs. WESLEY and Eugene were here for dinner.
Wesley S. and George WOODS were here for supper. Clyde paid me $.50 for rooster.
Cow No. 2 had a calf in morn. 

3  Rainy day.  Took roller home to Hector and started to cut brush in the twenty. Dug 23
bus. of potatoes in afternoon.	

4  Rainy day.  Too wet to work. Wesley S. came in and stayed overnight.	

5  Cloudy day.  Wesley S. Clyde OSTRANDER, Jake O and myself gathered in the sheep
in the forenoon and marked them. Drove them all to Simeon. Hector J. helped.
OSBORNE put in 10 hrs. 	

6  Cloudy day.  Went to Sim's in forenoon. Helped tear up some sheep racks. Went to the
fair. Got 75 cts from Wesley. Got a bill from Wagarville.	

7  Nice day.  Cleaned out the sheep shed until 3 o'clock. Then started to haul dirt for shed.
OSBORNE put in 10 hrs.	

8  Nice day.  Hauled dirt for shed all day. Gave OSBORNE $1.00 for labor. Hector paid
me $1.00. OSBORNE put in 10 hours. Cow No. 3 had calf, heifer, just like No. 2.

9  Nice day.  Went out home.	

10  Nice day.  Finishing drawing dirt in shed in forenoon and fixed it up in the afternoon.
Jake helped Sim hunt cattle nearly all day.	

11  Nice day.  Finished up the shed in forenoon and started to brand north of house. Jake
didn't work.  Took black away, No. 6.	

12  Nice day.  Worked on the grader on the new road. 10 hours.	

13  Nice day.  Jake and I branded all day. 10 hrs.	

14  Nice day.  Went to Wagarville. Got a bill for myself. Also got the pulper. Paid
SOLDAN $1 for Jake OSBORNE trunk and brought it in.	

15  Nice day.  Took in the first day of hunting season.

16  Nice day. Home all day.  No. 4 had a bull-calf.	
17  Nice day.  Went to JUNIAC's to set shoes on horses all around. Fetched in a load of
corn stalks for Hector on way back. Jake put in 10 hrs. burning.	

18  Nice day.  Jake and I branded all day. 10 hrs.	

19  Nice day.  Went to Wagarville for a bbl. of salt and the school seats.	

20  Cold and cloudy.  Sick in forenoon.  Put the school seats together in afternoon.	

21  Rainy day.  Rained all day. Tinkered around.	

22  Nice day.  Helped Hector finish filling his silo. Gave Jacob OSBORNE an order for
$8.50 on the Wagarville D. Co.

23   Nice day.  Home all day.  Howard was back.	

24  Nice day.  Took a crate of chickens to Wagarville. 75 lbs. $9.00. Got a bill and left the
balance on my store bill.	

25  Nice day.  Started to plow in the twenty and then burned and snagged.	

26 Cloudy and rainy.  Snagged a little more in twenty and plowed.  Rained in afternoon
and I put screws in the school seats.	

27  Nice day.  Burned, snagged, and plowed all day.	

28  Cold and cloudy.  I plowed all day. Wesley S. brought 3 bales of hay, 8 rolls of
building paper, 1 bag of bran. George W.  and W.S.  were here for dinner. Clyde was here
and settled  up with W.S.	

29  Nice day.  I plowed all day. Took the tent down.

30  Nice day.  W. SCHLICHTER and - RUTZ  were here for dinner. He organized a
Sunday School.	

31  Nice day.  Jake OSBORNE and I pulled and topped turnips all day. 10 hrs. Henry
ROSE came here to work at 5:00  l meal.					
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November 1  Cloudy. Rained at night.  Henry and I pulled and topped turnips till 4:00. 
Howard helped kill pig.  3 meals.   Henry got 16 pounds of dynamite.	

2  Cold but nice.  Jake, Henry, and I pulled turnips all day. Paid Jake $3.00.  3 meals.	

3  Nice day.  Henry and I pulled bagy's all day.	
4  Nice day.  Henry and I pulled bagies all day.  3 meals	

5  Stormy day.  Henry and I pulled bagies.   3 meals

6  Nice day.  Home all day.  1 meal	

7  Stormy day.  Pulled turnips all day. Henry got here at   3 o'clock.  1 meal	

8  Nice day.  Filled in the shed and banked up the house. 3 meals	

9  Nice day.  Finished up the turnips and finished the floors in the overlays.  3 meals.
Took red away, No 4	

10  Windy day.   Cleaned out the hen stable and banked it. drew in the corn fodder.
Covered up the bagie-pit. Mr. & Mrs. W.S. were here. Ed EDICK and two Mr. Cotter's
were here for dinner.  3 meals.	

11  Nice day.  Went to Wagarville after hay and feed. Henry went home. Got a bill.  1
meal.	

12  Nice day.  Put tar paper on shed and fixed up in forenoon.

13  Nice day.  Home all day. W. SCHLICHTER,  Wesley and Florence COX came back
for S.S.	

14  Stormy day.  Put tar paper on shed. Clyde and Aldred, and George WOODS were
here for dinner.	

15  Nice day.  Put tar paper on shed. Ida went out home and Wagarville.	

16  Nice day.  Start to work on JOHNSON's hill.  Put in 10 hrs.	

17  Nice day.  Worked on hill.  Put in 10 hrs.	

18  Cloudy day.  Worked on hill. Put in 10 hrs.  Box Social at night.  Cleared $19.00
  Grace D. stayed with us.	

19 Nice day.  Started with Clyde OSTRANDER's flitting. Met SCHLICHTER and
HEARTWELL. I came back with S. and H  went on. We started to fix up the shed for a
cow-stable. W.S. and  HARTWELL were here for dinner and supper.

20 Nice day.  W. SCHLICHTER, H. RUTZ, H. WESLEY, Mrs. Sim, Effie and Grace
were here for dinner.

21  Stormy day.  HEARTWELL and SCHLICHTER came back and helped at shed. W.S.
stayed overnight.	

22  Nice day.  C. COX came in with the team and he stayed and W.S. took the team back.
I worked on shed all day.  Backed a note for W.S

23  Stormy day.  Charlie C. and I went hunting in forenoon. In afternoon finished the shed
and went after the plow.

24  Rainy day.  Thanksgiving Day. Done up chores in forenoon and had a little sport
hunting in afternoon.	

25  Stormy day.  Fixed things ready to go to Wagarville the next day.	

26  Nice day.  Went to Wagarville after calf and pigs. Got a bill.


27  Stormy day.   Home all day.  Got the young cattle under shelter.	

28  Snowed nearly all day.  Done up chores, cut wood and got sleighs out ready for
running.
	
29  Nice day.  Went after a load of straw on the wagon.	

30  Nice day.  Went to Gladwin with the calf. Brought up a load for Wagarville Dairy Co.
Got a bill.
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December 1  Nice  day.  Done chores, cut wood and got things ready to go after straw.	

2  Nice day.  Went after straw. WOODS helped bring in a load.	

3  Nice day.  Done chores all day.

4  Nice day.  Home all day.

5  Nice day.  Went to Wagarville after hay and feed. Got a bill.	

6  Nice day.  Done chores, made a rack for hauling straw.	

7  Nice day.  Hector J. and I went to German's after a load of straw.	

8  Nice day.  Done chores. Unloaded straw and cut a hole in the east side of the shed.	

9  Nice day.  Did chores and got up wood all day.	

10  Cloudy and stormy.  Hector and I went after a load of straw. Wesley S. and Wesley
COX came back and with Howard's help they put in the rest of stanchions.  Howard and
Grace were here all day.


11  Nice day.  Home all day. Ida went to JOHNSTON's and S.S.	

12  Nice day.  Done chores in forenoon and went out to see if I could get Andy HUTSON
for a week to cut wood.	

13  Stormy day.  Went to Wagarsville after hay and feed.	

14  Nice day. Did chores, cut wood, and changed things in the shed.
	
15  Stormy day.  Did chores and went over to JOHNSON's and then came back and went
out with Hector after a load of straw.	

16  Cloudy day.  Did chores all day.	

17  Nice day.  We all took a trip to Gladwin. Took our horses out to Wagarville and got
them shod.

18  Cloudy.  Mr. & Mrs. W.S. were here for dinner and all went to S.S.	

19  Nice day.  Andy HUTSON came to help me cut wood. Did chores all forenoon and
cut wood in afternoon.	

20  Nice day.  Did chores and cut wood. W.S came and made a settlement for this year.
Took spotted cow away, No. 2.	

21  Nice day.  Did chores and cut wood.
	
22  Nice day.  Went out after a load of straw. Took Andy home.	

23  Nice day.  Went after straw and Henry ROSE brought in a load.	

24  Nice day.  Had chores and hauled wood in the forenoon. Went to (get)the Xmas tree
in the afternoon. First tree in the schoolhouse.

25.  Nice in forenoon. Stormy in afternoon.  Went out home to spend Christmas.	

26  Cloudy and dull.  Did chores and tinkered around all day.	

27  Nice day.  Went to Wagarville after a load of feed. Got a bill.	

28  Nice day.  Went after straw and did chores.	

29  Cloudy and dull.  Went to Wagarville afer a load of hay. Upset twice with it.
	

30  Nice day.  Did chores and fixed up around the barn.  No. 1 cow taken away.	

31  Nice day.  Did chores. Fix hay rack and cut wood all day.

 

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