March 13, 1895

Wednesday Mar 13  real cold & high NW wind  I have a bad cold & headache & feel poorly  I done no work excep chore night & morning & feed the west hay barn rack  I set in the house & read  the assessor called & listed my property & took census [1]  Billy Stapleton [Martin William Stapleton] Called Eve & took Sylvia to Nira to lecture  13 deg above zero this Eve  Harve hauled in 8 Shox fodder & a bed full of ear corn

[1]  Iowa took territorial and state censuses periodically beginning in 1836.  Starting in 1885, state censuses were taken every ten years through 1925.

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