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1870 Sadie MONROE of Sullivan  Township
The 1870 Diary of 

Sadie Monroe of Sullivan Township, Tioga County PA

Transcribed by Joyce M. Tice
 

Photo: Sarah Ellen MONROE
Township: Sullivan Township, Tioga County PA
Year: est. 1870s
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Sarah Ella MONROE was born 1 FEB 1853 in Sullivan Township. In 1870 she was sixteen years old living with her widowed mother Dorcas CARD Monroe and her brother Tom and his wife Sene at the time of tis diary. Their home was on the North Road (Now Hulslander Road) in Sullivan and only its naked framework remains today. Her parents were John Borden MONROE who died in 1862 and Dorcas S. CARD. Her siblings were as follows, Mary (Mate) who married George COY in 1867; Thomas who married Asenath (Sene) COLE; Matilda (Till) who married Charles F. REITZ in 1871, and youngest sister, Abbie, born 1858. These names are recorded in the diary as well as many other relatives and neighbors.

Sadie's diaries are in the possession of her grandson, Herman Tears who loaned them to us for copying. Her handwriting was very neat but incredibly tiny and some of the entries were faded. We had to enlarge them in copying to make it easier to read and transcribe.

Sadie died in her first childbirth in 1878 and is buried in the Card Cemetery.

Saturday, January 1, 1870 - New Years Staid at home all day. I got a breast pin and an apron in my stocking. I fitted my plaid dress, sewed some on it, helped take care of Lillie, helped Sean some

Sunday, 2 - Rained all day was at home wrote a letter to Sister Mate it was rather a lonesome day for me Lillie is sick and I helped take care of her. Bateman & Arba Wood over here in the evening

Monday, 3 - Went down to Uncle D. Bradfords went to school came home at night & ironed drawed a part of the map of Maine

Tuesday, January 4, 1870 - At Uncle Daniel Bradfords went to school came home at night helped get supper washed the dishes in the evening sewed

Wednesday, 5 - At Uncle D. Bradford's Went to school came home at three o'clock went down to Sylvania to see the Baptizing cut the skirt of my dress

Thursday, 6 - Went to school Nellie Stevens came home with me I sewed on my dress we had some popped corn and some molasses candy Played on the organ

Friday, January 7, 1870 - At Uncle D. Bradford's Went to school came home at night helped get supper washed the dishes sewed on my dress played on the organ and now I sit on my bedside writing in my diary.

Saturday, 8 - Saturday I was at Uncles and helped do up the work sewed on my dress played on the organ got supper got ready for bed

Sunday, 9 - Got up helped get breakfast we done up the work then got ready went to church at Sylvania Mr. Streeter preached then we went down to the water to see them baptize it was very cold I liked to froze my feet

Monday, January 10, 1870 - Got up helped get breakfast done up the work Aunt Melinda washed went to school in the evening went to church with Mr. Jewells folks

Tuesday, 11 - Went to school in the evening went to church with Mr. Jewell's folks

Wednesday, 12 - I went to school in the morning came home as soon I recited my Grammar lesson basted the facing for my dress down in the evening went down to Mr. Jewells with Uncle & Aunt we had oysters and a good time got home at half past eleven o'clock

Thursday, January 13, 1870 - Went to school came home at three o'clock to sew helped get supper washed the dishes

Friday, 14 - Got up helped get breakfast sick so I could not go to school sewed on my dress at night Aunt doctored me and I went to bed

Saturday, 15 - This was a rainy day stayed at home all day did not feel very well sewed on my dress Homer Card & Mr. Hunter came here in the evening finished my dress

Sunday, January 16, 1870 - today is a very pleasant day but I stayed at home for church Uncle D. & Aunt M. went I stayed all alone they came home & Leonard & Mr. Bradford came with them read my sunday school book in the evening

Monday, 17 - helped get breakfast done up the work went to school the wind almost blowed me away it blowed till about 3 o'clock when it began to look very dark and we had some rain I ciphered in the evening

Tuesday, 18 - Staying at Uncle Daniels went to school came home got supper washed the dishes wrote my composition

Wednesday, January 19, 1870 - went to school at noon we cracked hickory nuts came home at night ironed coppied my composition

Thursday, 20 - Went to school ciphered most all day cracked hickory nuts at noon at night I came home helped get supper done up the work ciphered in the evening

Friday, 21 - H. B. Munro's Birthday Went to school in the morning in the afternoon after we read Tom came to school to see me I Went up home went to a surprise party in the evening to Edgar Rexfords with Tommie had a pretty good time got home about three o'clock

Saturday, January 22, 1870 - I did not get up till quite late got ready went over to Thomas Ames with George & Till got there about four o'clock Lizzie had a quilt on and Till and I helped get it off we sat and visited awhile then we went to bed about ten o'clock

Sunday, 23 - Got up eat breakfast about nine o'clock it commenced raining raining most all day read some eat dinner half past two we started home in the rain got home a little before dark

Monday, 24 - It is very cold came down to Uncle's went to school came home at noon went back to school Got supper at night done up the work

Tuesday, January 25, 1870 - Went to school Emma Peckham our teacher came home with me at night in the evening Mr. Hobart's folks came and stayed all night

Wednesday, 26 - Went to school as usual I hardly ever stay away school goes off pretty good Mr. McCollum Folks were at Uncle Daniel's Mr. Hobart's folks went away this evening Ella Bradford stayed with us all night
 

Thursday, 27 - Went to school Mrs. Keyes came back today Uncle Daniel took Mrs. Keyes and Ella down to the flats I ironed in the evening

Friday, January 28, 1870 - We are having very pleasant weather now going to school We are learning quite fast we chose sides this afternnon Net Stevens and I chose came home helped get supper Hatt Kilgore was here in the evening she staid all night

Saturday, 29 - Saturday it was pretty cold Uncle Daniel and Aunt Melinda went up to Henry Cards Fred & I staid alone Mary Jewell came up here in the afternoon I ironed in the evening we washed in the morning

Sunday, 30 - We all went to church in the morning Mr. Smith preached came back Mrs. Keyes & Ella Bradford, Obediah Richmond's folks were here we got dinner then I wrote a letter we had some hickory nuts & Butter nuts

Monday, January 31, 1870 - I did not get to school early this morning ciphered & got Arithmetic lesson Emma went home with me at night - Charlie Gladding came after her & she went over to Mr. Gladdings Mr. Stevens folks came over in the evening ? & Fred played & we ? they went home about twelve o'clock

Tuesday, February 1 - Got up late & got to school late went over to school got my books went home Daniel & Melinda took Mrs. Keyes to Troy Ella went to Mr. Keyes today is my birthday(1) at noon Emma is ?ing the scholars are playing school

Wednesday, 2- Went to school Got lesson George Monro was at school in the afternoon in the evening went home to a party they danced had a very nice time Nettie Stevens ? & I went together we staid all night the rest staid till 4 o'clock

Thursday, February 3, 1870 - We got up & eat breakfast at home this morning then went home but did not get to school till it was most out for noon went home at night helped get supper went to bed about nine o'clock

Friday, 4 - Went over to school but came home again staid with Ella & Ally I feel real sleepy to day Uncle D & Aunt M. & Mrs. Keyes went over to Mr. Havens

Saturday, 5 - done house work all the forenoon in the afternoon Aunt M & Mrs. Keyes went over to Mr McColenms Ella & I staid with Ally got supper Leonard B was here to supper in the evening we played checkers studied some

Sunday, February 6, 1870 - Uncle & Aunt & Ella went to meeting Mrs. Keyes & Ally went up to Mr. Keyes Fred went to sunday school so I am all alone wrote a letter to Mate Coy & popped some corn

Monday, 7 - Went to school got there early this morning we played checkers at noon in the afternoon we chose sides and spelled down

Tuesday, 8 - Snowed very fast all day I went to school Mr. Jewell came after his girls & fetched me home too. eat supper done up the work

Wednesday, February 9, 1870 - It did not snow much this morning Uncle went to troy I rode over to school with him we had lots of fun to school today Leroy Ballard came after Net and Emma I went to spelling school to Bakerburg with Emma & Net

Thursday, 10 - School goes off as well as usual we all felt pretty sleepy to day it snowed some in the morning Mr. Jewells folks came after the girls and I rode home with them

Friday, 11 - Rode to school with Mr. Jewells folks we chose sides in the afternoon I rode home with Emma & we ironed some this evening

Saturday, February 12, 1870 - Was at home all day helped do up the work ironed a little mopped the kitchen and one thing and another all day

Sunday, 13 - Went to church came home we got dinner I read till I got tired went to bed

Monday, 14 - Went to school in the evening Homer Card & Ida Tom & Sean and little Homer Leonard Sindlinger went down they stayed till one o'clock

Tuesday, February 15, 1870 - Went to school Aunt Mary is at our house and got ready to go to sullivan but did not go crocheted some and then I went to bed

Wednesday, 16 - Aunt mary is at our house I went to school and all went down to Tommy Cards this evening got back at one o'clock

Thursday, 17 - Went to school Mr. Edward Fishes folks were here today They staid all night

Friday, February 18, 1870 - I went to school it rained all day Mr. Fishes folks staid until night toward night it commenced snowing

Saturday, 19 - It snowed most all day I stayed at home all day helped do the work crochet some I ciphered in the evening

Sunday, 20 - I did not go to church I stayed at home all day it was rather lonesome It snowed & blowed Aunt Mary was at our house

Monday, February 21, 1870 - Went to school I rode with the teacher to school Emma came home with me at night I crocheted I ciphered in the evening

Tuesday, 22 - I went to school Uncle Daniel took us over to school Emma came home with me at night

Wednesday, 23 - Uncle took us over to school I went down to the flats to singing school there was a party to Loren Dodges tonight Mary Jewell stayed with us at night

Thursday, February 24, 1870 - I went to school Mary Jewell went with me she came home with me at night Will Stevens was up to our house in the evening

Friday, 25 - I went to school Nettie Stevens and I had a good deal of fun sliding down hill Tom came along by the school I went home tonight Mr. Peckhams folks were to our house Emma went home with me

Saturday, 26 - I am at home today Till came home today Aunt Mary came to our house Lucinda Richmond was to dinner I went to an oyster party Charley Reitz was here this evening

Sunday, February 27, 1870 - I was at home today I read most everything I could find We eat dinner then I? & Till, Leonard & I went down to Uncle Daniels

Monday 28 - I helped do up the work then I went to school I went down to Mr. Jewells this evening

Tuesday, March 1 - I helped get breakfast done up the work got ready & went to school. Nettie Stevens and I went home with Mary Strait at night . Bertha Ayres was there we had a very good time had lots of fun

Wednesday, March 2, 1870 - I went to school today Uncle & Folks went up in Sullivan I came home at night and ironed when that was done I went to bed so ended this day with me

Thursday, 3 - It is quite pleasant but very cold went to school Mary Strait came home with me I went up to Mr Lawrences to a party had a tip top time

Friday, 4 - I went to school it was the last day we rode down hill Carrie Cornell Mrs. Bailey was to school in the afternoon Mr. Jewells folks were up here this evening had a good visit with them Mary Jewell staid all night with me

Saturday, March 5, 1870 - I am at Uncle Daniels yet- Uncle Roberts folks Mr. Howard Tailor folks Mr. Alanson Tailors folks were here today I am about sick today in the afternoon went to bed I got [up] and helped get supper

Sunday, 6 - I have got a very bad cold I got up but did not eat any breakfast - I was sick and went to bed but did not set up any till night- Leonard came in at night and gave me some medicine

Monday, 7 - It is snowing very fast Aunt Melinda washed today I feel better today but I am some weak

Tuesday, March 8, 1870 - I am at Uncle Daniels I helped Aunt Melinda some She dipped candles today I sewed some for her Mrs. Arnold came there to sell a sewing machine

Wednesday, 9 - Aunt Mary came down today Uncle Daniels folks got ready to go to William Straits but William Bradfords folks came & they did not go we had a good visit with them

Thursday, 10 - Uncle Daniel & Aunt M. went to Mr. Straits today Levi Bradford Ed Redington were here to dinner Tom came after me & I went home I helped Till sew on her dress

Friday, March 11, 1870 - I am at home I fussed round fixed some of my clothes ? this that and t'other In the evening went to Chandlersburg to meeting with Till & Mary ? Had a very good meeting

Saturday, 12 - It is pretty cold today it has snowed most all the forenoon I have been mending & fixing my clothes

Sunday, 13 - I got up, helped do some chores we done up the work I feel pretty bad I am most sick it is snowing and blowing and quite cold

Monday, March 14, 1870 - Today it is quite pleasant I am at home I went down to Susans to see Till she is down there

Tuesday, 15 - Mother and I washed in the forenoon I baked some cake in the afternoon to take to the party Mary Smith came along for me to go to meeting & I was fool enough to go but we had a chance to ride I went to Mos?

Wednesday, 16 - I am at Mr. Richmonds it snowed and blowed and the snow was about 2 feet deep that we could not go home in the morning but in the afternoon Sperry came and brought us home the party did not go off to Mr. Hulslanders tonight

Thursday, March 17, 1870 - At home in the forenoon and we ironed some in the afternoon we went down to Mr. Styres in the sleigh the snow is very deep it snowed all day

Friday, 18 - I was at home sewed some on my dress

Saturday, 19 - I went up to Loren Dodges to see Julia but she was not at home

Sunday, MArch 20 - I was at home all day Charley Rits was down here in the evening

Monday, 21 - I was at home we colored some things in the afternoon I commenced fixing my dress Ma and Abbie helped me hem the ruffles for it

Tuesday, 22 - We washed today I finished my dress and wore it up to Mr. Hulslanders to the oyster party Till & I & Tom & Sean went with John Styres we had a pretty good time

Wednesday, March 23, 1870 - I went to bed about four got up at six I did not do much of anything today I went down to Susans in the evening I went to a donation down towards Tioga with Gerome Bryant I got home at 8 o'clock

Thursday, 24 - I was at home most all day I am most sick I ironed some and went down to Batemans help double warp

Friday, 25 - I am at home I helped Ma about her warp Susan & Bateman were up here to dinner Mr. Straits folks were over here today I went down to Susans with Till to stay all night

Saturday, March 26, 1870 - I was at home Mother went up to Uncle Henry Bs I stayed at home and done the work Till came up home

Sunday, 27 - Today is a lonesome day it snowed and blowed all day we all went in Tom's room I read and cracked Butternuts

Monday, 28 - I am at home peeled apples all the forenoon

Tuesday, March 29, 1870 - I was at home I went down to Batemans in the forenoon Mate and Lot were down here in the afternoon I went apiece with them we went in called on Helen Charles Reitz was here in the evening

Wednesday, 30 - We washed in the forenoon I went down to Susans in the afternoon we papered a little in the afternoon

Thursday, 31 - I ironed in the forenoon I went down to Susans in the afternoon I twisted some warp

Friday, April 1, 1870 - Sean went into the woods to boil sap for the first Mother and I stayed to the house I twisted some warp I went down to Batemans to see Till I got ready to go to the party but got fooled for once

Saturday, 2 - I was at home It rained It snowed most all day Tom & Sean was in our room We sugared off for the first today

Sunday, 3 - I was at home all day Homer Card & Ida were here in the afternoon

Monday, April 4, 1870 - I went down to Susans to work for her today

Tuesday, 5 - I am to work for Susan we cut carpet rags today

Wednesday, 6 - I am to work for Susan

Thursday, April 7, 1870 - I am to work for Susan

Friday, 8 - I am to work for Susan I was sick and done her ironing and went home Marvin went after the doctor for me

Saturday, 9 - I am at home today I am sick Susan was up here

Sunday, April 10, 1870 - We all went up in the sugar bush today to eat warm sugar George was up here today

Monday 11 - I am at home Mother went up to the sugarbush I peeled apples Till & Abbie are alone this forenoon

Tuesday, 12 - Mother went up to Uncle Henrys We washed today

Wednesday, April 13, 1870 - I am at home We Sugared off today Helen & Dollie Wood Mrs.Styres Gertie Mrs. York & Kate, John Styres were up here to day to eat sugar I went up in the woods with Tom

Thursday, 14 - I went to troy with Bateman to the examination I went up to Mrs. Hobarts with Mary I came home with Mary & Linnaeus & Staid all night

Friday, 15 - I came home this morning it is very warm today for the time of year Till and I went up to Mrs. Bradfords today

Saturday, April 16, 1870 - I am at home I have little of one thing and another I sewed some helped around the house

Sunday, 17, 1870 - It rained most all day Tom and Sean Till and I went over to Homer Cards Charley Reitz was here in the evening

Monday, 18 - it has not stopped raining I am at home I sewed most all day it has rained all day

Tuesday, April 19, 1870 - I was at home I sewed helped some around the house We washed today

Wednesday, 20 - I went over to Roseville to the examination with Mr. Smiths folks we staid until afternoon but the superintendant did not come and we came [home]

Thursday, 21 - I am at home I helped some about the soap Hannah Richmond was over here a little while this morning

Friday, April 22, 1870 - I went to Mansfield with mate & Lin to the examination after that was out Mate and I went down to see Miss Perry then we went around ?

Saturday, 23 - I was at home we done up the work and baked and mopped I sewed in the afternoon Helen & Arba and Dollie were here in the evening

Sunday, 24 - I was at home Charles R was here Ed Ames and S. Maze were here Tom and sean went after Malvina today Bateman and Susan were up here today also Mrs. Styres I got my certificate today

Monday, April 25, 1870 - I am at home today We washed today I ripped up my old dress & went in Seans room I ironed it then we got supper Abbie & I went and got some greens

Tuesday, 26 - I am at home we cleaned the sitting room and bed room went up and helped Tom drag

Wednesday, 27 - I am at home I went down and helped make garden today we finished cleaning the sitting room and put down the carpet- I went in Seans room I slept with Malvina tonight

Thursday, April 28, 1870 - I am at home I went down in the garden to work I got the dinner done up the work then went upstairs I ironed some today

Friday, 29 - I am at home we cleaned the kitchen in the forenoon In the afternoon Ma went up to Mr Smiths I went up in the field and dragged for Tom

Saturday, 30 - I went up to Mr Smiths in the morning then we went over to the Directors meeting We went in to Mr. Grays I came back to Mr. Smiths & staid the evening I came home with Charlie and Till

Sunday, May 1, 1870 - I was at home I went to bed in the forenoon Lizzie Weaver and Mr. Maze Charlie Reitz were here we all went down to the mill Charlie made a raft and went on the pond

Monday, 2 - where shall I be today I was at home I went in the garden to work in the forenoon in the afternoon I went up and dragged for Tom Till came up home tonight

Tuesday, 3 - I am at home I helped Ma warp her piece I cut out my dress and fitted it. Malvina went home today Burt came after her we churned and done some of the chores

Wednesday, May 4, 1870 - We set up the loom and Ma got her piece started I sewed on my dress and went down and helped milk Till came home tonight but did not go back again

Thursday, 5 - I went down to help Susan clean house I white washed the kitchen and washed the wood work and done other work all day I came up home in the evening Dollie came with me

Friday, 6 - I am to work for Susan I done up the work in the morning I ironed and sweped up stairs & in the parlor put down the carpet up stairs and sewed some Susan and I came up home

Saturday, May, 7, 1870 - I am at home today Till is sick and I am too we walked and ironed and baked Mate Smith was down here today I went a piece with her and got a scolding for it - it rained today

Saturday, 8 - I was at home it rained some all day Till is sick Charlie R - is here I read some I went to bed

Monday, 9 - Today I commenced teaching to the Hulslander school house I had 9 scholars today I went home at night

Tuesday, May 10, 1870 - I am teaching I have thirrteen scholars today I went home today

Wednesday, 11 - I am teaching I have thirrteen scholars today I came home today

Thursday, 12 - I am at school I went over to Henry Lawrences tonight - I staid all night

Friday, May 13, 1870 - I am in school I went home tonight I went to meeting to the school house with Lucinda Richmond we had a quite a large meeting
 

Saturday, 14 - I am at home all day I worked around the house and sewed some

Sunday, 15 - I am at home Charley Reitz was here we went up to Mr. Bradfords to day at night I went down to Mr. Yorks John Beck was here today Malvina came back tonight

Monday, May 16, 1870 - I am in school I went over to Mr. Hulslanders tonight and staid all night

Tuesday, 17 - I went to school I went over to Mr. Hulslanders to my dinner went up to Alexanders tonight staid all night

Wednesday, 18 - I went to school I came home at night - I got a magazine today I called in to Helens tonight

Thursday, May 19, 1870 - I went to school I sewed some on my bonnet I came home at night We had an awful hail storm hail stones as big as a good size hickory nut I ironed tonight

Friday, 20 - I went to school I came home at night it rained very hard tonight

Saturday, 21 - I am at home today I helped Ma some sewed on my sunbonnet Uncle Daniel & Aunt Melinda were at our house to night a little while Aunt Mary went home with them

Sunday, May 22, 1870 - I am at home I wrote a letter to Mate Coy Charlie Reitz was here Till and George Avery came up here Malvina and I went a piece with them when they went home

Monday, 23 - I went to school I went home at night Mother and Tom went to Troy

Tuesday, 24 - I went to school I went up to H. B.Cards tonight

Wednesday, May 25, 1870 - I went to school with Mother I Went down to Mr. Styres tonight to stay all night I went up home a little while

Thursday, 26 - I went home tonight Lizzie Ames and Hannah Card came to our house tonight

Friday, 27 - I am teaching I cleaned the school house tonight after that I went home about seven o'clock

Saturday, May 28, 1870 - I was at home I helped Mother in the forenoon in the afternoon I went to bed I colored some ribon I helped do the chores

Sunday, 29 - I am at home in the forenoon Till came home we all went to Chandlersburg to meeting in the afternoon

Monday, 30 - I am teaching today as usual in the old schoolhouse I went over to Mr. Hulslanders to night Lot and I went up to Mr. Smiths in the evening

Tuesday, May 31, 1870 - I am teaching I went home tonight

Wednesday, June 1, 1870 - I am teaching I went to the flats in the afternoon came back staid all night with Lizzie Weaver

Thursday, 2 - I went down to school taught all day at night I went over to Homer Cards

Friday, June 4, 1870 - I climed the hill went in to see Lizzie a little while then went to school I went over to Mr. Rumseys in the evening

Saturday, 4 - I was at home I ironed and helped around the house

Sunday, 5 - I went to Bakerburg to Meeting in the forenoon at home in the afternoon

Monday, June 6, 1870 - I am teaching I went up to Mr. Pierce's at night It rained I went in the Mr. Smiths room

Tuesday,7 - I am teaching I went up to Uncle Henry's at night

Wednesday, 8 - I am at school I went up to Mr. Pierce's at night we went down to Mr. Hulslanders in the evening

Thursday, June 9, 1870 - I am teaching I went home at night

Friday, 10 - It rained most all day I went to school went home at night I sewed some in the evening

Saturday, 11 - I am at home have been all day we cleaned the buttery and kitchen it has rained all day

Sunday, June 12,1870 - I was at home all day Uncle Roberts folks and Homer Cards folks were here Charlie Reitz

Monday, 13 - I am teaching I went up to Uncle Henrys at night I went over to Mr. Dodges a little while

Tuesday, 14 - I went to school I went up to Uncle Henrys at night I stay all night

Wednesday, June 15, 1870 - I went to school at night I went up to Mr. Bradfords to stay all night I went down to Alexanders at night with Lizzie G. B. came up there

Thursday, 16 - I went to school I went home at night

Friday, 17 - I went to school Lot Hulslander Lizzie Weaver were to school in the afternoon I went home at night

Saturday, June 18, 1870 - I was at home all day Mrs. Reitz came to our house today Charlie Reitz was here I fixed my Lawn dress

Sunday, 19 - I went to Chandlersburg to sunday shcool and meeting George Avery was to our house Mrs. Reitz was here

Monday, 20 , 1870 - I went to school I went up to Alexander Smiths to stay all night - Lizzie came in staid a little while Linna went home with her

*** Six days missing - perhaps not copied

Monday June 27, 1870 - I was sick so I had to stay at home all day

Tuesday, 28 - I got well so I went to school today I went home at night I went down in the garden and hoed

Wednesday, 29 - I went to school I went home at night

Thursday, June 30, 1870 - I am teaching today I went ? night I fixed my cape

Friday, July 1, 1870 - I went to school and went home at night there was a party at Mainesburg tonight

Saturday, 2 - I was at home all day & made my sash for my dress helped around the house got ready for the fourth

Sunday, July 3, 1870 - Till and I went up to Mr. A. C. Smiths(2) and helped them trim their wagon I went to meeting then went up there again helped make wreaths for the wagon

Monday, 4 - where shall I be then I went down to Sylvania to the Sabbath School celebration had a good time came home Aunt Hannah and the children were there when I got there Aunt Mary came up tonight

Tuesday, 5 - I am teaching I am most tired out I went home at night George Monro Aunt Mary Aunt Hannah are at our house

Wednesday, July 6, 1870 - I am teaching I went home at night I cut my chambra dress help milk as usual

Thursday, 7 - I am teaching I went home at night

Friday, 8 - I am teaching I went home at night sewed on my dress

Saturday, July 9, 1870 - I was at home all day I sewed some helped Mother

Sunday, 10 - I was at home all day Mr. Roberts folks were up Uncle Daniels folks Leonard Sindlinger and his brother were here tonight Charlie Reitz was here

Monday 11 - I am teaching I went over to Mr. Hulslanders at night I sewed on my dress read some

Tuesday, July 12, 1870 - I came over to school in the morning at noon I went after my dinner I went home at night

Wednesday, 19 - I am teaching Mattie A. Card came to school today Uncle Roberts folks ...

Thursday, 14 - I am teaching I went home at night I helped with chores sewed some

Friday, July 15, 1870 - I am teaching They spoke pieces this afternoon After it was over I went up to Mr. Smiths after school then I went home I ironed

Saturday, 16 - I was at home all day I went a berrying in the forenoon in the afternoon drove horses to pitch hay

Sunday, 17 - I was at home Mr. & Mrs Sherman were at our house I went up to Mr. Smiths in the evening

Monday, July 18. 1870 - I am teaching I went home at night It rained before I got home helped get supper and helped do up chores

Tuesday, 19 - I am teaching I went home at night helped do the chores cut out the skirt of my dress

Wednesday, 20 - I am teaching I went down to Mr. Styres tonight I went up home a few minutes stopped in to Helens and Dollie went down with me to stay all night

Thursday, July 21, 1870 - I am teaching Mary Smith came to school this afternoon I went home with her at night I sewed on my dress

Friday, 22 - I am teaching I went up to the Dr. this morning then went to school I went over to Mr. Smiths after my dinner Mary sewed my ruffle on the machine I went home at night

Saturday, 23 - I was at home and sick all day Saturday Mary Smith Mary Gilbert Lizzie Weaver Sam Maze Lin Smith & Burton Bradford were down to our house this evening Uncle Daniels folks were up home this evening

Sunday, July 24, 1870 - I was at home I am better today Aunt Hannah is here George Avery & Charles Reitz were here in the evening & Leonard Sindlinger

Monday, 25 - I am teaching I went home at night help do up the work

Tuesday, 26 - I am teaching I went home at night I sewed after I got home

Wednesday, July 27, 1870 - I am teaching I went home at night

Thursday, 28 - I am teaching I went up to Henry Cards at night Aunt Mary was here Mary Smith ...on my dress

Friday, 29 - I am teaching ... I rode part way to school I went home at night I went down to Mr. Styres. I helped do the chores
 

Saturday, July 30, 1870 - I am at home I helped do up the work moped went a berrying in the afternoon I sewed on my dress

Sunday, 31 - I was at home in the forenoon in the afternoon I went to meeting Lizzie Ames was over to our house

Monday, August 1 - I am teaching I went home at night I sewed when I got home after supper I done up the work I went to Arba's with Malvina

Tuesday, August 2, 1870 - I am teaching I went home at night I helped milk and sewed on my dress

Wednesday, 3 - I am teaching I went up to the Dr's. when it rained in the afternoon I went over to Hulslanders at night

Thursday , 4 - I am teaching I went over to Mr. Hulslanders after my dinner I went home at night Aunt Mary came to our house ..night

Friday, August 5, 1870 - I am teaching I went home at night I helped do the chores, sewed some

Saturday, 6 - I am at home I help do the work in the forenoon sewed in the afternoon

Sunday, 7 - I was at home all day I finished my alterations Leonard B was here a little while Mate came .. night

Monday, August 8, 1870 - I am teaching I went home at night I helped get supper I sewed some Lot was over at school a few munutes in the afternoon

Tuesday, 9 - I am teaching I went up to Mr. Smiths to stay all night- I had a good time with Mate she played on the organ I sewed some for her it rained at night

Wednesday, 10 - I am teaching My school closes today Mate and Lot - Lizzie and all the girls were to school today I went home at night

Thursday, August 11 - I was at home in the forenoon I made out my report in the afternnon I went over to Mr. Lawrences with Mate Smith & came home at night - Emma R. came a piece with us

Friday, 12 - I was at home in the forenoon We washed and ironed we all went down to Susans in the after noon Till came up home tonight

Saturday, 13 - I started for Troy with our folks then we came back again for the rest of the family they stopped at Uncle Daniels Tom & Len Till ? and I went to Troy we had a very good time sm

Sunday, August 14, 1870 - I was at home I help do up the work changed my clothes C.R. was here and G.A. (3) Lucinda Richmond were here also Fred Bradford & Lucy Card

Monday, 15 - I was at home we washed in the forenoon cleaned house some in the afternoon I help

Tuesday, 16 - I was at home I ironed in the forenoon sewed some in the afternoon Uncle Eldridge folks Uncle Daniel folks Uncle Roberts folks were here to tea Uncle E- folks staid all night

Wednesday, August 17, 1870 - I was at home Uncle Eldridge folks Uncle D's folks Uncle Roberts folks were here today Belle & Dame also I cut the skirt of my dress

Thursday, 18 - I was at home I cut my dress and fitted it to day I sewed some on it

Friday, 19 - We all went down to Uncle Roberts today I sewed on my dress today I & Mate went up to the graveyard I went into Uncle Peters and into Mrs. Bristols

Saturday, August 20, 1870 - I was not very well all day I tried to sew some on my dress Till was at home today

Sunday, 21 - I was at home I was sick a vomiting in the forenoon Mate & Lucy came up here today then they went up to Mr. Hulslanders came back at night

Monday, 22 - I was at home Lucy was here she and Mate helped me on my dress Lucy went home in the afternoon

Tuesday, August 23, 1870 - I was at home I was not well at all I have got a very bad cough Ma went up to Uncle Henrys today Lizzie Weaver was down here in the afternoon

Wednesday, 24 - I was at home all day I am not much better today I sewed on my dress Mrs. Styres & her mother Helen & Dollie & Mrs. Yorke were here today

Thursday, 25 - I was at home all day I sewed some in the forenoon in the afternoon Jule Dodge and Mary Smith were here

*** Six days missing - apparently not copied

Thursday, Sept. 1, 1870 - I was at sister Mates she is so sick I done some of the work help take care of her

Friday, 2 - I was at sister Mate's I baked and done house work help take care of Mate

Saturday, 3 - I was at Mate's I washed ironed baked helped take care of Mate

Sunday, 4 - I was at home in Westboro I done up the work take care of Mate Mrs. ? Mrs. Hanes were in today

Monday, 5 - I was at home I done the work and took care of Mate

Tuesday, 6 - I was at home I washed and took care of Sister Mary

Wednesday, September 7, 1870 - I was at home I done the work and took care of Mate and Charlie(4)

Thursday, 8 - I was at home done the work took care of Mate and Charlie

Friday, 9 - I was at home done the work took care of Mate

Saturday, September 10, 1870 - I was at home I done up the work we preserved pears washed some today Mate is a little better I was sick in the night

Sunday, 11 - I was at home sick abed all day Mrs. Acorn & Mrs. Demie & Mr. Demie

Monday, 12 - I was at home but not able to do much Mate and I done some of the work I swept and help wash the dishes

Tuesday, September 13, 1870 - I was at home Susan Fletcher came to help us do the work She washed & churned I took care of her and Charlie

Wednesday, 14 - I was at home took care of Mate and Charlie Susie done the work

Thursday, 15 - I was at home I just took care of Mate & Charlie I wrote a letter home today

Friday, September 16, 1870 - I was at home Susie is here I took care of Mate and Charlie

Saturday, 17 - I was at home I help do the work took care of Mate and Charlie

Sunday, 18 - I was at home Susan went home in the forenoon I got dinner Mrs Acorn & Mrs Crane & Mrs. Clark Miss Chopson were in today

Monday, September 16, 1870 - I was at Sister Mate's it is my home now I done up the work took care of Mate and Charlie washed some in the afternoon

Tuesday, 20 - I was at sisters I took care of Mate Mrs. Acorn & Mrs. Crane were in this morning Mrs. Hanes & Mrs. Colum

Wednesday, 21 - At Sister Mate's I done the work took care of Mate & Charlie Mrs. Hanes was in today

Thursday, September 22, 1870 - I was at home I done the work took care of Mate got dinner Susan Fletcher came and washed and ironed for us Grandma Hanes was in today

Friday, 23 - I was at home I done the work Mate is some better today I took care of Charlie & Mate

Saturday, 24 - I was at home I done the work wrote a letter to Ma took care of Mate & Charlie

Sunday, September 25, 1870 - I was at home all day I done up the work in the Morning took care of Mate Mrs. Nole was in Mrs. Darby Mrs. Hirsh & Mrs. Hocket Mr. & Mrs. Acorn were in in the evening

Monday, 26 - I was at home all day I done the work and took care of Mate & Charlie

Tuesday, 27 - I was at home done the work & took care of Mate & Charlie

Wednesday, September 28, 1870 - I was at home I done the work and took care of Mate & Charlie

Thursday, 29 - I was at home I done the work I catched some water to wash with I picked the peppers and strung them

Friday, 30 - I was at home I washed most all day and took care of Mate

Saturday, October 1, 1870 - I was at home I done the work baked and ironed Mrs. Colens was in today and comed Mates hair today is Charlies birthday

Sunday, 2 - I was at home I baked some bread and got dinner Mrs. Page & Mrs. Hanes & Mrs. Martha Tom & Dr. Denison were in today

Monday, 3 - I was at home I cut off the peppers and Mate fixed them Mrs. Colens was in here a few minutes I ironed in the afternoon

Tuesday, October 4, 1870 - I was at home I done up the work in the morning and got dinner and done up the work Mrs. Colens was in in the forenoon & brought her baby

Wednesday, 5 - I was at home I done up the work baked bread and cake got supper done up the work

Thursday, 6 - I was at home I washed Mate done up the work and got dinner we baked some in the afternoon

*** Six days missing- apparently not copied

Thursday, October 13, 1870 - I was at home I ironed in the forenoon in the afternoon I went over to Mrs Colens came back and help get supper sone up the work

Friday, 14 - I was at home I washed in the forenoon Mopped and baked in the afternoon got supper and done up the work

Saturday, 15 - I was at home I ironed in the forenoon done chores in the afternoon churned and got supper

Sunday, October 16, 1870 - I was at home in the morning I went to the quaker Church in the forenoon came back help get dinner done up the work We went up the railroad for a walk and wrote a letter

Monday, 17 - I was at home in the morning I went up to the quaker church in the forenoon came back and eat dinner and done up the work

Tuesday, 18 - I was at home I washed in the forenoon in the afternoon done up the work help look over berries ironed some

Wednesday, October 19, 1870 - I was at home I ironed in the forenoon baked and done other work in the afternoon

Thursday, 20 - I was at home I done up the work in the morning help look over apples help get dinner done up the work sewed some

Friday, 21 - I was at home I washed a little in the forenoon I done up the work after dinner sewed some and ironed a little

Saturday, October 22, 1870 - I was at home I done up the work and ironed some in the forenoon and sewed some in the afternoon Mate & I sat up till eleven o'clock with Charlie

Sunday, 23 - I was at home I help do up the work and dinner read some wrote some letters

Monday, 24 - I was at home I washed in the forenoon mopped and churned in the afternoon Mrs. Hanes was in here in the afternoon

Tuesday, October 25, 1870 - I was at home I ironed in the forenoon I went over to Mrs. Hanes in the afternoon

Wednesday, 26 - I was at home I help do up the work in the forenoon baked Mrs. Crane was here to tea

Thursday, 27 - I was at home I help do up the work in the forenoon help get dinner and done up the work churned in the afternoon

Friday, October 28, 1870 - I was at home we washed in the forenoon and ironed in the afternoon help get supper

Saturday, 29 - I was at home we baked some in the forenoon and looked over peaches and apples in the afternoon I sewed a little in the afternoon

Sunday, 30 - I was at home I help do up the work in the morning Mate got dinner I done up the work I read and we popped some corn Dollie Sear was in here

Monday, October 31, 1870 - I was at home we washed this forenoon I held Charlie mopped the floor and made beds

Tuesday, November 1- I was at home in the forenoon I held Charlie and help get dinner I went down to Mrs Aikins in the afternoon Mrs. Hanes was in here in P.M.

Wednesday, 2 - I am at home I ironed this forenoon in the afternoon I help do up the work sewed some got supper -sewed some in the evening

Thursday, November 3, 1870 - I am at home I done up the work in the forenoon and got dinner and made the beds I done up the work after dinner & churned we got a letter from home Dr. Denison was here

Friday, 4 - At home I done up the work in the forenoon & got dinner I sewed in the afternoon I went over to Mrs. Hanes Mrs .Hanes was in here We got a letter from Lucy Card

Saturday, 5 - I have been at home all day I washed some in the forenoon got dinner done up the work sewed Mrs. Hanes was in here

Sunday, November 6, 1870 - I was at home we washed this forenoon I held Charlie and mopped the floor and made the beds I done up the work I read some & wrote some letters (5)

Monday, 7 - I was at home I washed some got dinner done up the work churned in the afternoon got supper

Tuesday, 8 - I was at home I done up the work baked some got dinner in the afternoon we took care of Charlie got supper Charlie was sick all night we was up all night Mrs. Aiken Mrs Sear was here

Wednesday, November 9, 1870 - I was at home Charlie died in the morning at 4 o'clock he was 2 yrs & 1 month & 9 days old this is a lonely day I done some of the work Mrs. Hitch staid all night with us

Thursday, 10 - I was at home we had Charlies funeral to the house Mrs. Aiken was here after the funeral we got dinner and done up the work got supper

Friday, 11 - I was at home Mrs. Gulk came over and washed Mrs. Bundy & Mrs. Hanes were in here we got dinner and supper and went down to Mrs. Aikens

Saturday, November 12, 1870 - I was at home we done the work it is very lonesome Mrs. Hanes was over here in the afternoon

Sunday, 13 - I was at home we went to church and sunday school in the morning came home got dinner we went and took a walk up in the woods we went down to Mrs. Sears in the Evening

Monday 14 - I was at home we ironed in the forenoon got dinner Susie Fletcher was over here in the afternoon and we were over there I wrote a letter to Andrew

Tuesday, November 15, 1870 - I was at home we washed today in the afternoon we sewed some got supper and done up the work

Wednesday, 16 - I was at home we ironed in the forenoon in the afternoon we went down to Luis Hockets

Thursday, 17 - I was at home We done up the work and got dinner in the afternoon we went down to Mrs. Bundys

Friday, November 18, 1870 - I was at home I baked some in the forenoon Mate went down to Mrs Sears in the afternoon Mrs. Bundy and Mate and I went over to Mr. Holidays

Saturday, 19 - I was at home in the forenoon we done up our work got dinner in the afternoon I knit some fixed my buttons on my card got supper and we done up the work

Sunday, 20 - I was at home all day it was a very lonesome day I had a sore throat I read some and wrote some Ruth Thornhill and Dr. Denison was in in the afternoon

Monday, November 21, 1870 - I was at home it snowed all day I made some strey(6) frames

Tuesday, 22 - I was at home I knit some Mr. Fernace and another man was here to dinner I knit in the evening Mr. & Mrs. Haines were [here] in the evening

Wednesday, 23 - I was at home I help do the work got dinner Mrs. Haines was in in the afternoon we got a letter from Aunt Hannah and Aunt Mary

Thursday, November 24, 1870 - I was at home I help do up the work got dinner Clara Hockett was up here in the afternoon I crocheted some

Friday, 25 - I was at home in the forenoon I fixed my dress Mrs. Haines was in here we went down to Mr. Woods in the afternoon I got a letter from George R. tonight

Saturday, 26 - I was at home Mate and I made a basket of wire Mate done some baking I done up the work I knit in the evening and wrote some

Sunday, November 27, 1870 - I was at home all day I help Mate do up the work in the morning Mate went to church I had sore throat so I could not go I read some and wrote some letters

Monday, 28 - I was at home we washed today and cleaned the sitting room Mrs. Haines was over in the afternoon

Thursday, 19 - I was at home we ironed some in the forenoon Mrs. Wood was in in the afternoon Mrs. Sear was in

Wednesday, November 30, 1870 - I was at home George went to the city we ironed Mrs. Haines was in staid all the afternoon I knit in the evening

Thursday, December 1 - I was at home I worked on my basket Mate baked we got dinner Mrs. Adams called a few minutes I knit in the evening

Friday, 2 - I was at home we done up the work in the morning got dinner Mrs. Gudgeon was here in the afternoon and staid till tea George went to the city and staid all night Mrs. Haines staid all night with us

Saturday, December 3, 1870 - I was at home in the morning We went over to Mr. Haines and staid all day got back at 4 o'clock

Sunday, 4 - I was at home in the forenoon in the afternoon Mate and I went down to Mr. Bundys We went down to Luis Hocketts in the evening to prayer meeting

Monday, 5 - I was at home I cut the ruffle for my dress Mate went down to Mrs. Aikens Mrs. Haines was here in the afternoon George came home in the evening

Tuesday, December 6, 1870 - I was at home I cut the skirt of Mates dress I help get dinner I sewed in the afternoon

Wednesday, 7 - I was at home it rained most all day George went to the city I sewed on my dress George came home in the evening

Thursday, 8 - I was at home we washed in the forenoon in the afternoon we went down to the Milliners shop and went in to Mrs. Aikens Dollie Sear and Mrs. Hockett was in today

Friday, December 9, 1870 - I was at home in the forenoon I sewed some in the forenoon in the afternoon Mrs. Hinsham was in we went up to the cemetery Miss Harper was in also Susie Fletcher

Saturday, 10 - I was at home we ironed in the forenoon in Mr. Moon was here to dinner I went down town in the afternoon I sewed in the evening

Sunday, 11 - I was at home I done up the work in the morning and read some and wrote a letter to Lucy Card I got dinner and we done up the work

Monday, December 12, 1870 - I was at home we done the house work and sewed some I crocheted some Mr. Moon was here to dinner Mrs. Darby was in a few minutes

Tuesday, 13 - I was at home we done up the work sewed some and got dinner and done up the work and sewed. Mrs. Haines was in in the afternoon

Wednesday, 14 - I am at home I done up the work sewed on my dress we got dinner I done up the work Mate went down to Garner Hinshaws I went to bed I crocheted some in the evening

Thursday, December 15, 1870 - I was at home I worked on my dress Mr. Moon was here to dinner I crocheted in the evening

Friday, 16 - I was at home I am not very well Mr. Moon was here to dinner I did not do much I crocheted some

Saturday, 17 - I am at home I am sick abed Mrs. Aiken and Mrs. Darby was here

Sunday, December 18, 1870 - I was at home I am not very well I read some Emma Hockett was in and Mr. Haines Mate and Georgie went to sunday school in the afternoon

Monday, 19 - I was at home it snowed some Mrs. Haines was in here I sewed some

Tuesday, 20 - I was at home I sewed in the forenoon Mr. Hodson was here to dinner it snowed all day I commenced some ?

Wednesday, December 21, 1870 - I was at home it snowed all day I knit is the evening

Thursday, December 22, 1870 - I was at home I sewed some in the forenoon Mrs. Luis Hockett was in here in the afternoon. I knit some

Friday 23 - I was at home I am not well I knit some I cut out my underclothes Dollie Sear was up here in the afternoon Mate went down town I knit in the evening

Saturday, December 24, 1870 - I was at home I finshed my wristetts helped Mate about the work we got dinner Made a cake and I frosted it Mate went down town We dressed the Turkey

Sunday, 25 - I was at home we done up the work in the morning and got dinner we had turkey for dinner Mrs. Haines was here and took dinner with us we had oysters for supper

Monday, 26 - I was at home we done up our work and sewed then got dinner and washed the dishes and sewed in the afternoon I sent a letter to Lucy Card

Tuesday, December 27, 1870 - I was at home I done up the work comb my hair sewed on my chemise Mate washed we sewed in the afternoon Mrs. Gudgeon was in I plated my dress

Wednesday, 28 - I was at home I sewed some on my chemise Mrs. Haines was in in the forenoon I sewed on my dress I cut Mates dress the skirt of it I sewed in the evening

Thursday, 29 - I was at home we ironed in the forenoon Mate went over to Mrs. Haines they killed the hog in the afternoon I plated my dress and sewed it on to the waist

Friday, December 30, 1870 - I was at home I made some tabs to my dress in the forenoon we cut up lard in the afternoon I sewed on my night dress in the evening

Saturday, 31 - I was at home I sewed most all day we got dinner and done up the work Mate went down to Mr. Sears I staid here Georgie staid with me we ground sausage meat in the evening

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