December 28, 1871

Thursday Dec 28 1871   Mag & I went by Daves to Dayton   took 12 Doz Eggs   got 18 cts per Doz   3 prairie chicks 20 cts each   took dinner at Daves I qualified for the office of J P trustee before T D Allen   paid $8,10 cts insurance   left $4,65 with Mr Stilling for John Carlile


November 7, 1871

On November 7, 1871, Isaac purchased an insurance policy from the Farmer’s Insurance Company in Freeport, Illinois.  With the devastating Chicago fire occurring just a month prior on October 8, 1871, having insurance coverage for his property and land was something that Isaac decided was in his best interest to acquire.

Receipt for Insurance Policy from Farmers Insurance Company
Receipt for Insurance Policy from Farmers Insurance Company

November 1, 1871

Wednesday Nov 1st 1871  Geathered corn  I took up an Estray yearling steer  Samson & Singerman appraised him at $11,00  John Adams Agt [Agent] for the Farmers Ins [Insurance] Co of Freeport, Ills [Illinois] Called  I sent application for ins on Barn $1,000  on grain $100,00   on house $200,00  on furniture $75,00  on wearing apparel $35,00  making $1410,00 in all for which I am to pay in yearly installments  first year now $8,05 cts & $7,05 each succeeding  4 years  Finished geathering the ridge west of the Barn

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