Dec 1 – Finished platform. Went over to Burg. Bot Boots 4.75. Fine day, pleasant as June, fine weather.
Dec 2 – Fine day. One oclock mercury 50 Abz. Sarah sold old cow to Johnny Tyson for 40.00 Dollars.
Dec 3 – Made spout for to carry water to barn yard. Pleasant as summer.
Dec 4 – Very pleasant morning, mercury 52 Abz at 9 AM. Had but very little frost yet. 57 at 2 P.M. Ethan and Hannah went down to Catharines. Killed Robert Rooster.
Dec 5 – Husked corn some. Rainy day, warm as April.
Dec 6 – Went over to Burg. Bot Boots for Jim 2.75, one pair for Ethan 5.75, pair shoes for sis.
Dec 7 – Snows some this morning.
Dec 8 – Went down to Catharines after Catharine. She did not come.
Dec 9 – Got in my cabbage. Pleasant 42 Abz at 2 PM. Got some straw over to Planks.
Dec 10 – Pleasant, no snow. Mr Plank went to Kalamazoo with load potatoes for Lyman Gates. Mercury 60 in sun, 45 in shade at 2 PM.
Dec 11 – Went over to burg after Doc Wightman. Snowed some, high wind. Jim sick. Catharine came up here. Snowed like fun.
Dec 12 – Mercury 32 Abz, snow about 2½ inches deep. Jim some better.
Dec 13 – Work round house. Snows some. Ethan went to Augusta in Evening.
Dec 14 – Sarah Turner went back to Kalamazoo. Georgy went with her. Nancy went down to stay a few days. Catharine went up to Wesleys. Jesse Turner 71 years old to day.
Dec 15 – Not very cold, some snow on ground. J. Jackson called here.
Dec 16 – At home all day. Not very cold. Wesleys folks here in Evening.
Dec 17 – Carried Catharine home. Nancy came home. Lois came home with me. Mrs Jacobs Died to day. Very little snow on ground.
Dec 18 – Not very cold. Sarah went over to Mr Jacobs.
Dec 19 – Mrs Jacobs buried to day, funeral 2 oclock. Lois went over to Joes. Snowed some.
Dec 20 – Snows some, snowed all day, snow fell 6 inches.
Dec 21 – Cold 4 Abz. George Turner sent his things back to Kalamazoo. Rufus Taylor carried them. I traded my Rifle to George for his stove.
Dec 22 – Put my bench in house this morning. Snowed ½ inch. Mr Streator got his saw. Joel James came here, stayed all night. Mercury 4 Below zero.
Dec 23 – Mercury 10 Below zero. Joel left. I went over to Burg with him. Cold and some wind.
Dec 24 – Cold 3 below zero. Drawed three loads of wood. Paid N. L. Randal 30 thirty Dollars out of school fund. Paid my Tax 12.18. Snow fell 2 inches in night.
Dec 25 – Cold, one Degree Below zero, snowed some, blusterous day, snow fell, snowed in night.
Dec 26 – Snowd about two inches. Tincured in shop. Moved stove and my chest. Cold and blustring, 2 inches snow. Potter Eldred buried to day.
Dec 27 – 10 Abz. Alfred Signor came over and got my iron carriage for Engine lathe.
Dec 28 – 20 Abz. Worked in pantry. Put up some shelves and base shelf.
Dec 29 – Cold 13 Below zero. Worke in shop some.
Dec 30 – 24 Abz. _____ went to Kalamazoo with A. Brown. Bot stuff for cutter 2.25. Went and saw George Turner.
Dec 31 – Went over to Burg. Got money of town treasurer, paid Miss Lovel 45.00 Dollars out of mill tax. Wesley called here in Evening. Mrs Potter Eldred died this morning.
 FindAGrave.com shows his birthdate as November 13, 1799; also Luke’s 1894 entry for November 13 states “Jesse Turner 95 years old to day”
 A search of FindAGrave.com shows that Julia A. Jacobs, age 38, wife of B. Jacobs, died December 17, 1870, and is buried in Galesburg City Cemetery, Galesburg, Michigan
 His maternal first cousin
 A search of Ancestry.com shows that Potter Eldred of Charleston, Michigan, died December 24, 1870, of Typhoid Pneumonia, at the age of 78; FindAGrave.com reveals that he is buried in Roof Cemetery, Climax, Michigan
 Ancestry.com reveals that Hannah (Cook) Eldred died just four days after her husband, on December 29, 1870, also of Typhoid Pneumonia, at the age of 70; she is also buried in Roof Cemetery, which shows her date of death as December 30, 1870