Mar 1 – Windy and pleasant, 33 Abz. Went up in woods. Got pole to hang Cate on. James Crom called here.
Mar 2 – Thunder shower this morning. Calculated to Kill Cate. Killed Cate. Had a big rain and heavy thunder.
Mar 3 – Cut and salted Cate. She weighed 475 lbs. Pleasant day. Party to A. Browns in Evening.
Mar 4 – Pleasant morning. Went down to Catherines. Drawed sap buckets into bush set kettle on. Pleasant. Saw bright sun day.
Mar 5 – Pleasant morning. No snow on ground.
Mar 6 – Moved bench out into old shop.
Mar 7 – Went down to Catharines. Worked on spouts burned out 240.
Mar 8 – Trimed spouts cut of End of stone trough. Mart went to town. I came home. Rained.
Mar 9 – Rainy morning. Went over to mill. Cold.
Mar 10 – Went down and tapt bush. Sap run some. Rained and snowed in the night. Party at Keiths.
Mar 11 – Ella Taylor Died to day. Gathered sap. Commenced boiling. Came home. Mrs Chapin Died. Snow fell one inch.
Mar 12 – Pleasant morning. Went down to Catharines. Gathered sap, had 7 barrels. Sarah went down to Jo Lees. Snowed when we came home.
Mar 13 – Snow 2½ inches. Went down to Marts. Worked in bush. Ella Adams buried. Mrs Chapin Buried.
Mar 14 – Shugered of for the first time. Rainy night. Boiled sap in Evening. Syruped down.
Mar 15 – Shugared of to day. Went over to Comstock. Saw Mr Burlingham. Got $100 Dollars and check on first National Bank for $50.00.
Mar 16 – Rainy morning. Went down to shuger bush. Gathered Eleven barrels sap. Boiled in Evening. Some rain. Paid N. L. Randal $30.00. Ike and Libby busted to night.
Mar 17 – Cool, some fine snow this morning. Syrupt down. I came home. Axach Howard at Catharines.
Mar 18 – Not very well. At home all day. Sarah went up to Mr Taylors in afternoon. Pleasant day. Repaired violin for Mr Grover. Let Mary Plank lot popcorn.
Mar 19 – At home all day. Cold. Not very well.
Mar 20 – Went down to Catharines. Gathered sap and boiled in Evening. Syruped down.
Mar 21 – Shugered of this morning. Ed Yorks boys there. Had two pans full. Came home. Dell, Sate, Nell and Eberle here in Evening. Hank Brown also.
Mar 22 – Cold wind. Choped some. Went over to Mr Chapins in afternoon. Winter term of school closed. Paid A. R. Lovel $55.00.
Mar 23 – Went down to Marts. Gathered and boiled sap. Boiled in Evening.
Mar 24 – Boiled sap all day. Gathered the bush twice. X Band boys came down in Evening. Shugered off for them.
Mar 25 – Boiled sap, shugered off this morning.
Mar 26 – Repaired arch. Boiled sap, syruped down and shugered off. I came home. No snow on ground.
Mar 27 – Went down to woods. Boiled sap, syruped down, shugered off just at night. Pleasant day, cold.
Mar 28 – Fine day. No sap on hand. Cut down elm stub in morning. Gound axes. Mart went to town. I came home. Mr Hawkins moved. Galesburg Band had a shugar party in Evening.
Mar 29 – Went down to bush. Sarah went down to Catharines. Boiled sap.
Mar 30 – Father Labell died this morning. Shugered off. Jo and Lois Lee was there. I came home. Gathered some sap.
Mar 31 – Pleasant morning. Went down to bush. Had some moleses. Came home. Brot 2 cakes shugar and some lases.
Apr 1 – Pleasant day. Sowed clover seed. Mr Hawkins got four bushels corn. Extracted two teeth for Old Mr Hawkins.
 One of his pigs
 A search of FindAGrave.com shows that Ella (Taylor) Adams, age 22, wife of Milo Adams, died March 11, 1871 and is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Galesburg, Michigan
 See March 11th entry
 The daughter of William & Harriet (Groat) Plank
 Edwin & Ruth Ann (Fletcher) York had four boys: Frank (b: about 1856), Arthur (b: 1858), Fred (b: 1862), and George (b: about 1871; Edwin was Joseph York’s brother
 According to the History of Kalamazoo County, Michigan (1880), the Galesburg Cornet Band was organized August 4, 1870. Charles Harris was the leader and he played the E-flat cornet. Ethan Keith played the 2d E-flat cornet
 The Michigan Death Records at Ancestry.com show that Anthony Labell, a priest, died in Kalamazoo at the age of 55
 Ambrose & Lydia (Taylor) Milham; it is believed that Ambrose was a half-brother of Martin Milham
 Oak Grove Cemetery records show that Frank C. Spier was born February 21, 1848 and died April 2, 1871