I cut of & bound 16 Shox big corn & 8 shox Sweet corn Joe Farley & wife visited here 2 nights & he helped me one day with the Corn in hauling & one day digging potatos & they went to new Orleans La Dave & Add Taylor came & Staid one month
Leslie Started to School in Iowa City 17 Sept for a 6 yrs Course probably in medicine is taking german & so far I have paid for him Since he started to school $150,50 but think it money well Spent as he so far tries to learn & conducts himself Straight is a member of the ymca
We have all had reasonably good health the past yr for which I am truly thankful About the first part of June I Commenced taking treatment for Cure of my hernia right Side from Dr Summers of Columbus Junction to pay one hundred dollars when cured I paid the money before we Started on our trip & was not bothered any till I had a hard Spell of Coughing in Iowa City Coming home & Since then it has been more or less weak but does not hurt me any & now I feel that I am about cured again but will wear my truss till February & then try it off again
Hix raised for me 115 bu oats & I Sold them from Machine 40c bu & about 500 bu of midling corn my barn full of fair hay & $16 worth I sold Roy my finances are in good shape I have yet 14120,00 in the old farm $6000,00 in bank & $2500,00 after debts 3 Shares Stock in Keota farmers bank & 12 ½ Shares in the Wellman Savings Bank I got as usual on New yrs day $30 a[t] 10% on my Keota bank Stock C Bond pd me 98,40 & Roy $60,00 my 4 houses bring me $50 a month I get $15 per mon pension Surely we have much to be thankful for & little to Complain of Vic Still holds his job in the bank at $20 a month & is Steady to work we have a new Saddle & bridle a new 12 in globe put in a new 24 in grate & I am very very thankful to him who doeth all things well good bye old year
Conclusion of January 1, 1908 journal entry.
 Leslie would go on to graduate from the Northwestern College of Medicine in Iowa City and begin a practice in Cleremont, Iowa
Sunday Mar 31 & Easter Sunday a very fine sunny Cool day & we had a big Easter dinner as of old only Joe & Maria Farley were not here Bell Maude & Nellie & their husbands & Roy & Cora & Mr & Mrs Joe England & Zunie Hofert Roys girl & Cecil Steminger Bells girl & we had a good dinner & a good visit we went to Church AM & Eve & had Easter Services our girls & Vic sang in the Choir Mr John Yoder died this PM at his home in town Leslie has the mumps & no mistake he don’t Suffer much but don’t move around any more than he has to had a fire in the furnace all day
Isaac’s journal entry for January 26, 1872 reports that he heard from his brother Samuel who wrote to tell him that Samuel’s wife, Susannah, had died in August 1871. Susannah’s maiden name was Wells. They had three young children. Ralph was about three years old. Alice was one year old and a baby was born August 25, 1871. Susannah may have died in childbirth. Samuel’s second wife was Emeline Ann Cowan. They had a son, Leroy, and a daughter named Laura. Samuel and his family lived in Douglas County, Oregon.
The fair weather earlier in the month of January 1872 now turned very cold, but work and play still went on.
Friday January 26, 1872 Hauled 1 load wood & posts shraders boys came & took their colt away 2nd time we went to Farleys to the dance had a real good time good music & good crowd got home about 1 oclock Still cold
 Ancestry.com Public Member Tree, entitled “Clifford Alvin Shields, Sr & Rosella May (Olson) Yaudes”
Monday, Oct 30 1871 Geathered corn 1/2 day Jo Farley called rained a little John went to Dayton took a load of corn for himself & got my grist Paid John $3,00
Monday Sept 11 1871 Went to Washington had 29 = 20 lbs wheat got 95 cts brought out lumber & Shingles Jo Farley brought out a box of groceries for me got powder shot for Salter 40 cts tobacco for Jack 70 cts
Time for another year-end report.
Sunday, January 1st 1871 Another year gone & a new one begun this book will probably last me 2 years I have done very well in making a living the past year times are rather hard now pork $5,00 per hhd wheat 80 to 85 corn 25 & plenty I bought 500 bu [bushel] delivered at 25 cts I fatted 25 hogs killed 1 Sold 1 for $6,00 & 23 to Downing for $5,00 I sold 4 3-year old steers & a cow to Stewart for $285 My ½ of a stag $22,50 cts I have now about 104 or 5 or 6 hog 20 of which I am fatting I have 29 head of cattle 6 of which are calves wintering with the fattening hogs 7 head of horses & colts I raised over 2000 bu of corn 191 bu of wheat 292 bu of oats 160 bu of potatoes & 4 bu of white beans melons squashes pumpkins &c &c in abundance So far this has been a remarkable mild & pleasant winter we have had very little cold weather & no storms to speak of My stock appears to be all doing fine my stock well affords an abundant supply of water for all I herded my cattle we went to Adds [Addison Taylor’s] visiting I paid him $20,00 which I owed him for breaking Dave  sent a couple of kegs of Early rose potatoes up to put in our cellar things have froze some in theirs Harvey herded the cattle at Farleys in the stalks
 Perhaps Isaac’s brother-in-law, David Taylor.
Saturday Dec 3 1870 Topped out a corn pen with Straw & Hauled 2 loads of wood & Split & sharpened 7 posts Jim quit work at noon & went visiting Mag & I went to Farleys for a Evening visit but Mag got mad because I played cards with a young lady [added later: pretty lady that would see and play cards with a lot of married men] and we didn’t Stay very late Harvey went to Uncle Greens this morning Who would not get mad if they were called a damed disagreeable thing as ever was and a god damed liar forget it never, got mad because I was Cussed all the way home
 Probably Green B. Squires, son of Nathaniel & Mary (Bennett) Squires. Green was born on 11 Mar 1818 in New York state.