Aug 22 – Rainy morning. Went over to Fathers. Sent letter to Omro 3¢. Bot violin string 15¢. Gillis & Oatman here.
Aug 23 – Nice day. Worked in shop on buggy gearing. B. Hartwell called. Went over to Fathers. Bot map of D. K. Rogers 10¢.
Aug 24 – Sawed out buggy gearing. Went down to Catharines. Pleasant day.
Aug 25 – At Catharines. Saw toots melodian. Came home. Lois left.
Aug 26 – Fine morning. Bot 6 lbs salt 6¢. Worked on Earls Box. Earl brot wheel. Riley Bennet & wife here & Mart Fisk. Georges store burnt.
Aug 27 – Worked L. T. Earls wheel. Sarah went over to Wisemans. Received letter from H. Crawford.
Aug 28 – Pleasant. Finished Earls wheel. Great picknick at Kalamazoo.
Aug 29 – Pleasant. Earl got his wheel. Made seats for Earls wagon. Bot paper 10¢. Got magazine.
Aug 30 – Pleasant. Finished Earls wagon. Kalamazoo Rigament left to day. Bot nails 4¢.
Aug 31 – Sick. Not much work done. Sent letter to H. Crawford 3¢.
Sep 1 – At home all day. Bad cold.
Sep 2 – Rainy. Worked on Strubles gun. Bot eggs 5. Recd paper from G. T. Store burnt.
Sep 3 – Went over to Fathers. Finished Strubles gun 2.50. Bot bird seed 3¢. Went to show in evening 50¢.
Sep 4 – Put my lumber in the barn. Sarah went over to Deyoes. Peter Johnson left for the East. Let him have $.50.
Sep 5 – Pleasant. Work in shop. Enos Smith here. Bot candles 7¢. Alvan here all day.
Sep 6 – Pleasant. Worked on buggy gearing some. Alvan made reel. John Fisher got violin is to pay me Eight Dollars.
Sep 7 – Worked on gearing. Bot one fourth pound Tea 25¢ of A. L. Mason.
Sep 8 – Cloudy. Went over to Fathers.
Sep 9 – Earls waggon went to the paint shop. Lois came home. Worked on gearing some.
Sep 10 – Work on Bug gearing. Rains some 10 min to Eleven.
Sep 11 – Cloudy. Pol___ Bronson called A. Powers Brot violin. Bot thread 5. Flanders Brot ½ Bushel apples. Tenanted spokes. Sarah & Lois went to Renfords Coreys.
Sep 12 – Made Box to my cart. Sarah & Lois went to James Coreys Renfords Renfords. Bot candles 14¢.
Sep 13 – Worked on Hartwells Buggy Boddy. Sarah went to T. Whitings.
Sep 14 – Rainy. Worked on Hartwells B. Boddy. Bill Brown called. Lois went home.
Sep 15 – At home all day. Made hog trough in the morning.
Sep 16 – Cloudy. Worked on Boddy. Bot Beef Steak 20¢. Rainy night.
Sep 17 – Cloudy some rain. Worked on Boddy. Bot paper 5¢. Struble paid one Dollar.
Sep 18 – Pleasant. Worked on boddy. Filled tooth for Jake Hill 38¢. Bot screws 6¢.
Sep 19 – Pleasant. Bot salt 11¢ Bot mill _____ & meal 57¢. Put the skeleton Boddy together. Heavy shower in night.
Sep 20 – Cloudy. Worked in shop. Went up to Howlands. Had a _____. Bot pumpkin 4¢.
Sep 21 – Worked on Boddy some. Made penny Box. Bot paper 5¢ one apple 1.
Sep 22 – At home all day.
Sep 23 – Worked in shop on violin. Bot screws & nails 36¢. Gave nancy & Hannah one cent.
Sep 24 – Work on violin. T. Flanders here to dinner. Bot paper 5. Jesse W. Turner called. Bot ¼ lb Tea 25¢.
Sep 25 – Worked on Boddy some and on violins. Bot paper 5¢ Nigger Brot violin.
Sep 26 – Worked on Boddy and violins. A. Powers called. Put L. T. Earls wagon together.
Sep 27 – Went over to Fathers. Got two bushels corn. Sarah & children went over got her shoes. Got Sarahs shoes 50¢. Got wheels painted 50. Schroder paid 20¢. Aldrich paid 1.10.
Sep 28 – Worked in shop some. Put up stove. Bot eggs 8 Bot cap 75¢ Bot thread 5¢.
Sep 29 – Cloudy and cool. Henry came home. Went over to Fathers. Rainy. Ethen went down to Catharines.
Sep 30 – Cloudy & cool. One package Envelopes 10¢. Mr Tuttle paid five Dollars. Sent letter to G. T. 3¢.
Oct 1 – Cut hay in G. Hoges yard. Tinkered in shop some. Bot syrup for sis 25¢.
Oct 2 – Some cloudy. Went over to Fathers.
Oct 3 – Went to Kalamazoo fare 20¢ four peaches 2 ride up to fair ground 5 ticket 25¢. Bot cotton & calcoe 5.45¢. Rainy. E. Beckwith paid 15.00.
Oct 4 – Cloudy. Worked in shop some. N. M. Tuttle left. Saw Jonathan Smith & Richmond Perry. Wesley went to Kalamazoo.
Oct 5 – Some rainy. Bot comb for Hannah 10¢ Bot Bran 22¢. Lois & Mrs Clark here.
Oct 6 – Rainy. Bot seed 3¢. Went up to Yorks. Lois went home.
Oct 7 – Dug my Green Bay potatoes &c. Got meal from the mill. Pleasant. Bot candles & salrates 25¢.
Oct 8 – Pleasant. Got my hay over. Bot pork 16¢. Husked corn.
Oct 9 – Pleasant. Put top on Powers violin. Went up to Milfords. Saw Charleys spy glass.
Oct 10 – Pleasant. Worked in shop some. Henry & Lois at home. Bot calico 108. Sarah went to Geo. Whitings. Richardson Brot ¼ wood. Bot ½ lb Tea 50¢.
Oct 11 – Worked round house in shop some. Killed my hog. James Holden helped me.
 Omro, Wisconsin, where his wife Sarah’s mother and stepfather lived
 “Toots” is mentioned in many of Luke’s diary entries but so far have not been able to figure out who he is referring to
 Most likely Sarah’s brother, Hiram Crawford Jr., who was serving in the Civil War
 His maternal first cousin
 His daughter, Louese Keith
 Lois’ mother-in-law, Angeline Clark