October 25, 1901

Friday October 25th 1901  A very Extra fine Indian Summer day  Allie & Nora & Sylvia & all their kids took my team & Carriages & went to Bells & Bells came home with them & PM Mother & I got Otto Kloks [Klockenteger] horse & buggy & went out to Chas Mayers  we found him a little better we thought & John Fleming & Tom McReynolds will set up with him to night  I have taken charge of the watchers & will Send 2 of Ed Hamlin Post each night as long as us old veterans can Stand it  W A Schwimley went to Ioa City

October 20, 1901

Sun Oct 20  An Ideal day  Sunny Calm pleasant invigorating  we all went to M E Church & heard Stryker just hoop & holler & Spread himself  Amanda & Ez were here for dinner  PM Sylvia & Jap went to Roys also Bell & Ralf Maude & Otto called in the Eve  Vic & Nellie went to Church in the Eve

Methodist Church, Wellman, IA

Note:  This photo is on display at the Wellman Historical Society, Wellman, Washington County, Iowa.

 

October 19, 1901

Sat Oct 19  A very Extra fine warm pleasant day  an Ideal day & we killed the last of the 8 roosters I got of Roy   Scrantons came from Roys & then went home  we had Rev Adam Schwimley here for dinner  he came from Ioa City with horse & buggy  we spent most of the PM having pictures taken  the artist Bruce Moomey came & took pictures of our house with all Standing on & near the porch & then we all went to the picture gallery & we had our family group of Eleven taken  6 girls 3 boys Mother & I & then our 5 Sons in law & Roy had their pictures taken in a group  I got 5 lbs of Beef & some Sausage for tomorrow   in the Eve we all Except Nora & Leslie & Vic went up to Amandas & Spent the Evening & Sylvia & Jap will Stay there all night

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Note:  The above photo is on display at the Wellman Historical Society, Wellman, Washington County, Iowa.

Standing:  Harriet, Isabelle, Nora, Roy with Leslie in front of him, Maud, Nellie and Sylvia; Seated are Isaac, Margaret and Victor
Standing: Harriet, Isabelle, Nora, Roy with Leslie in front of him, Maud, Nellie and Sylvia; Seated are Isaac, Margaret and Victor

My thanks to Susan Turk Charles for sending me this family photo.

 

October 18, 1901

Friday Oct 18  A very extra pleasant fine day  we all went to Bells visiting  Roy & Cora came  I waited for the mail & drove Willards Single horse down H. Blumenstine[1] called & wanted to put up wire for my telephone but I told him I had a visit [visitor] on hand & we put it off till next Monday  Bell had taken great pains with her dinner & it was real nice  She is a good cook & a neat housekeeper  I wish She more of a chance to do & a good house to keep  Leslie Stayed at home & went to School & done the chores  the 3 Scrantons are here yet with their team  Jap & Sylvia stayed with Bell to night  Most of us went to M E Church this Eve  Scrantons went to Roys this Eve

[1] Probably Charles H. Blumenstine who was a traveling salesman per the 1900 U. S. Census  Lime Creek Township, Washington County, Iowa, T623-464, Enumeration District 0117, Sheet 8B

October 17, 1901

October 17th 1901  A very warm pleasant day & we visited & wore our good clothes & in the Eve went over to Fred Klokentager to reception  had a real pleasant time  good lap Supper  25 present all told & we got home at 10-30  Dr Gates & wife called & took tea & went away on the Eve train  I went with them to the train  he has poor health  was a member of 11th Ioa [Iowa] Co A in Civil war

October 16, 1901

Wed Oct 16  Clear Sunny & Cool  Maudes wedding day  We arose in good season & put in the day getting ready  on the 10 oclock Express Nora & Allie came  I & Harriet met them with Carriage & we had a glad & joyful meeting  I got grapes cheese & cooked ham 5 lbs  we had a lap supper & a good one  Willard Deyoe Married Maude & Otto at 7 PM  Eve [evening] Martin Scrantons 3 Children here  I got Lindauers Stable also Hamiltons & we have 3 Stables well filled with horses  Mother & I got to bed at 11 PM  over 40 here  Many nice presents  Mother & I gave $100,00 in gold.

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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