Dec 1 – Cold. Very good sleighing. Made Shovel and tongs box.
Dec 2 – Worked on gearing some. Went over to burg with sleigh. Not much sleighing now, snow about all gone. Made Lois lap board.
Dec 3 – Worked on gearing some. Went over to burg, got grist. Went with buggy. Henry here. Dick Barber and Mr Allen called here.
Dec 4 – Pleasant, no snow, fine October weather. Worked on gearing.
Dec 5 – Worked on gearing some. Went over to burg in Evening. Sarah went to Jane Hoags. Ethan up to Flanders. Pleasant day. Got first Rilegio[?].
Dec 6 – At home, fine day, Mercury 40 Abz. Pleasant as spring almost. Cut Will Browns hair.
Dec 7 – Worked in shop some. Went over to burg. Got pattern of Mary Mason. Sarah went to Lawton on night train.
Dec 8 – Went up to Jo Flanders. Got three bushels wheat, took it over to mill. Fine day, no snow. 13 bushels wheat $1.5¢ pr bushel.
Dec 9 – Went over to burg, got my grist. Cold but pleasant. Worked on gearing some.
Dec 10 – Very pleasant but cool. Went over to burg after Sarah but she no come. Worked in shop some. Staring got ten bushels corn 40 lbs $.4.00.
Dec 11 – Very pleasant day. Roads dusty. Worked in shop. Went down to Browns got ____tting for sand board. Ethan worked for Brown. Will Clark stayed here all night.
Dec 12 – Pleasant morning. Drawed pole to hang hogs on. One load wood. Edwin Flanders brot boards to make tool chest of Mr Flanders. Got Hay Knife. Pleasant and dusty.
Dec 13 – Went down to Catharines. Rainy day. Jo some better. Came home in Evening, got wet. Jim went with me.
Dec 14 – Cold, some snow on ground. Worked in shop. Received letter from Hiram.
Dec 15 – Went up in woods, cut down tree. Ethan drawed two loads wood. Finished waggon gearing. Plasant day.
Dec 16 – Went over to burg at noon. Sarah came home from Lawton. Rainy night.
Dec 17 – Worked in shop on cross head for Theodore Earl. Fine weather.
Dec 18 – Worked on cross head. Pleasant and cold. Put up stove in shop. Henry, Mr. Ives and George Ives called here in afternoon to see my new violin.
Dec 20 – At home all day, not very well. Cool day.
Dec 21 – Chored round house and barn &c. Went down to Catharines in Evening. Snowed like fun when we came home. Went up to Mr Flanders to pick out boards for wagon box.
Dec 22 – Snow 2 inches deep this morning. Cut up hogs and salted them. Mart, Catharine and Lucy called here in Evening. They went over to burg. Sarah went with them.
Dec 23 – Not very cold. Work on A. Browns wringer. Ethan drawed some wood.
Dec 24 – Worked on wringer. Made Lapboard for Mrs Flanders, one for Mary Mason.
Dec 25 – Worked on wringer some in forenoon. Dick Barber and wife here to dinner. Fine day, not much snow.
Dec 26 – Pleasant morning. Worked on wringer and chored round. Charles and Julia Lee came up here. Went over to burg with Charles.
Dec 27 – Went down to Catharines. Rainy. Ethan went up to Mr Flanders, stayed all night.
Dec 28 – Worked in shop some. Henry came down, stayed all night.
Dec 29 – Cold morning, 15 Abz, fine snow.
Dec 30 – Worked in shop on wagon box some. Got out cleats. Henry here making stool.
Dec 31 – Henry came down, finished stool. I dressed out some stuff for box cleats under box. Hannah came home.
 Sarah Jane (Mason) Hoag
 Most likely his brother-in-law, Hiram Crawford Jr.
 A search at FindAGrave.com shows that Mary Jane (Bronson) Birge, age 38, died December 17, 1874 in Brady, Michigan, and was buried in McKain Cemetery, Pavilion, Michigan
 His granddaughter, Ina Mary Skinner, who was born June 13, 1874
 Neighbor, Amanda (Hobbs) Flanders
 Charles (see footnote for May 20) & Juliana (Davis) Lee