September 23, 1899

Saturday Sept 23  An Extra fine Cool fall like day & Mag has a bad headache  we are all invited to Hulls to Bell & Ralphs infair [affair]  all went but Mag & I & Vic  he tended to his laundry & then went down on his wheel [possibly a bicycle] [1] & told Maude that Mother was better so her & Otto Klokenteger drove my team & Carriage back & we arrived Safe about 1 pm & had a real good dinner & good visit & Rach gave us a mess of green corn & we came home & Roy hitched to my old buggy & took Harriet & Nora & their husbands home with him  Jap Green came this Eve from Keota

[1] Bicycles were a popular mode of transportation at this time.

September 21, 1899

Thursday September 21st 1899 Thirty four years ago to day Mag & I went to Washington in my two horse wagon with a board for Spring seat & were married by Judge B F Brown Alice Leighton Wolf & Sister Amanda & E Bradford went along & to day our daughter Bell was married to Ralph B Hull only relatives were present a most delightful day & all went off well W A Schwimley performed the marriage Ceremony & Willard Deyoe prayed & we had a fine dinner & the young folks got Several fine & appropriate presents Mother & I gave one hundred dollars in gold which I drew from the bank this morning I have taken five more Shares of Stock in the Wellman Savings bank & now have ten Shares worth $140,00 a share Rach Hull & Wife went home Early most of our guests Stayed later & Holden & Laura spent the Evening Jap went home about 9 in the Eve & left Sylvia & baby here Martin Scranton girl & boy will Stay all night

September 20, 1899

Wednesday Sept 20 An Extra fine Sunny Cool fall day Roys hand Frank brought one load of hay & the barn is nearly full Vic helped me mow it away Nora & Allie came on the 10-26 train this AM & little Max & he has improved wonderful & can walk Harriet & I met them at the train we had a big rooster for dinner & a boiled beef heart Willard DeYoe also Came across from Keota & he took our Organ all apart & Cleaned it & it now Sounds as nice as new PM Allie & I went down & got his & Noras trunk I bought 3 big watermellons for 25c & ½ bu Sweet potatos for 35c I got 3 lbs butter 54c Jap Green came in the Evening & he played second on the organ & I fiddled

September 18, 1899

Sunday Sept 18 A real nice warm day I have Stiff neck & feel very dumpish I filled the refrigerator with nice ice & salted all stock & shaved Roy here all day Martin Scrantons went home after dinner Frank Hix here Sylvia Harriet Nellie & Willard went to Keota Nellie to help Sylvia fix her house in Keota Mag & the children picked one bushel of damson plums

September 17, 1899

Saturday September 17th 1898 A very fine day Martin & I went to Wellman he got his horses shod I got beef Steak & we came home to dinner & PM Mart & Wife & I & Mag went to Wellman I looked thro the house with several among them S T Leighton & Fred Klokenteger I got 3 watermellons 2 doz Banannas 50c Harve cut & hauled a load of white oak poles to Wellman from the Hughbanks timber he has worked 297 days & drew 133 dols & fifty cts

Information in these posts is taken from Isaac's journals and speeches written between 1861 and 1923. If you had ancestors who lived in Washington County, Iowa, they might be mentioned in Isaac's diary. Try searching for them in the search box, below. Use spelling variations in your search as names were often spelled differently.

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