September 16, 1897

Harriet Eleanor Carr married Rev. J. Willard DeYoe, the son of James S. DeYoe and Gina B. Welton. 

Thurs Sept 16  Cooler  rained in the morning  we thought Harriet would have a gloomy wedding but it cleared off near 11 AM & the guests began to come & we had a grand good day & all went off as it Should  we had over a 100 here to dinner  I gave them $100 in gold & they got many nice presents & in the Evening 7 Chivareers[1] came & made night hideous with horns guns Bells &c  there were more of them but only 7 came in  I went out & invited them in  we gave them Supper & used them well & I guess they wished themselves at home  I paid Mrs. Hicks [possibly Clarissa Hicks, wife of William] $1,50 for baking buns for the wedding.

[1] Wikipedia –

September 15, 1897

Wednesday Sept 15  A nice Cloudy fall day & some muddy  it rained some last night  I went Early to Wellman  Fred Brewer went with me  we got 42 chairs of [Hamilton S.] Sample[1] & with the 6 dining room Chairs I got the other day  I paid him $20 by check  Fred waited & got the tires Set on my buggy & I paid him 2,25 & he brought his mother with him  I got $100 in gold from the Bank  I got 7 doz Bananas 1,05 & bunch of celery 35c at Toppings[2]  Harve didn’t work  he went to his nieces wedding Dora Dorrance to Chas Mayers this Eve  Willard Deyoe called in the Eve

[1] Hamilton Sample was an undertaker, 1900 U. S. Federal Census, Lime Creek Township, Washington County, Iowa; T623-464, Enumeration District 0117, page 8A

[2] Albert Topping was a restaurant keeper, 1900 U.S. Federal Census, Lime Creek Township, Washington County, Iowa; T623-464, Enumeration District 0117, pg. 8A

September 14, 1897

Tuesday Sept 14  dry warm & dusty sunny  Harve commenced cutting up Corn on the little piece NW of barn  tis plenty ripe  I went to Wellman & took Ellen & Fred Brewer & wife  we took Supper at Holdens  I got 7# cheese at Romines  home at dusk  Roy went to Nira & met Allie back again from Nebraska

September 13, 1897

Monday September 13th 1897  A nice & real warm day dry & dusty  I went Early to Keota & met Ellen & Fred Brewer  we got home a little after noon & such a noise & talking & greeting & laughing I havnt heard in a long time  we passed a very pleasant afternoon & about 4 PM Warren Stewart came & we weighed my 12 fat Steers & he wants them in Keota in the morning  he gave me a check for $736,00  the 12 Steers weighed without shrink 17070 & I shrank them 3 ½%

August 20, 1897

Friday Aug 20th  A nice Sunny day  Vic Joe & I went to Wassonville Mill with 13 sax of grain but couldn’t get it ground before next Wednesday  So we Came home by 12-30 & Eat our lunch & apples on the way  the water too low & mill full of grain  they were firing up their engine & will grind by steam  PM I went to Nira & got lumber to build a Sawdust Shed 7×14 to put saw dust in out of the ice house  I got 3 lawn seats that I ordered in Washington for $7  I paid Hess 51c freight & got an Express order for $6,49 to send to Miller & Son in Washington  I paid Ashton $10, 25 for lumber

August 18, 1897

Wednesday Aug 18  A very pleasant Sunny day to travel  we arose with the sun & visited with Vanwinkle till near 10 AM when we bade them good bye & Started for home where we arrived about 1 PM  found all right except Maude is feeling quite poorly with pain in bowels & back  we eat dinner & I wrote in this book  music teacher came  Mrs. Joe England called & got a piece of ice & borrowed our ice cream freezer  Harve is hauling manure  Harves year is out this eve  girls went to Englands to festival

August 17, 1897

Tuesday August 17th 1897  Clear & pleasant till middle PM when it Clouded up & drizzled rain till near night  we left Manners [1] middle AM & went to Alex Dawsons by invitation & took dinner  Mag traded some & I got team & paid [Allen] McElwain 75c & met Mag at the NY Store & we started for Perry Vanwinkles  it sprinkled all the way about 3 ½ miles  arrived at about 5 PM & it drizzled till night  we talked & visited till after 11 & went to bed  Harve hauled manure

[1]  There were some Manners’ families who lived in Crawfordsville, Iowa, about 38 miles southeast of Wellman.

June 9, 1897

Wednesday June 9  A Real Cool Cloudy dismal day  too cool for corn  Cora gave us the 2nd ____ of strawberries  were all blasted & are no good tho the vines looked fine  Harve Commenced plowing corn north of the orchard  Bell took Harriet to school & went for her in the Eve & tis looking for a School  I had potatoes in the plum grove hoed in the garden & made a double tree for corn plow Harve broke in  it rained a few light cold showers

June 8, 1897

Tuesday June 8  A nice pleasant day  Mag Bell Maude & I also Cora went to Harve’s Mothers funeral  Sermon by Rev Hites  buried at the old Taylor grave yard & we all went by invitation to Charley Johnsons to dinner  his wife Eliza Sigler invited us & we had a good dinner  looked at his place Stock &c & came home Early & Bell took team & went for Harriet & to see about getting a School  Harve came home & found his corn plow