Jan 9 – Put sleigh box together. Went over to burg. School in the new schoolhouse at the burg to day for the first. Snow fell about ½ inch.
Jan 10 – Carried Lois up to John Ralphs. Good sleighing. 40 Abz. Mrs Hawkins here.
Jan 11 – Went over to mill and to see Mr Chapins about selling the Bristol place. Snow going of fast. Chapin moved to day. Went down to A. Browns in Evening to see Zeak & Wm Davison, Streator, Ford & Jackson ____.
Jan 12 – Snow about gone, 53 Abz. Sent letter to S Bristol and a $2.00 Greenback and two stamps. Noon mercury 60 Abz, sun shine, warm. Sarah went down to Cates with Mart.
Jan 13 – Pleasant morning 50 Abz. Went down to Catharines. Made 60 galens cider. Rainy day, bad time to get home. Sarah down to Catharines. Snowed and rained all night. Got Cates & Zeaks pictures.
Jan 15 – Snow and sleat, 28 Abz in morning. Snowed all day. Snow fell 4 inches.
Jan 16 – Not very cold 18 Abz, quite pleasant, sun shown most of the day.
 Lois (Keith) Clark, his daughter by his first wife, Minerva (Payson) Keith
 His neighbor, Ambrose Brown
 His wife, Sarah (Crawford) Keith
 Et cetera
 Ambrose Brown’s son, Henry Brown; Hank would marry Luke’s daughter, Nancy, in 1872
 Joseph W. Lee, his paternal first cousin
 His horse