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.