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  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
 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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