Jan 17 – Damp day. No work to day. Mercury 49 Abz. Hard cold.
Jan 18 – Rainy morning, 51 Abz, rained all day. Husked some corn. Went over to burg in afternoon. Very muddy.
Jan 19 – Some colder, no snow. Mr Flanders brot his wagon down to be mended.
Jan 20 – Pleasant day. No work. Not very well. Carried Sarah over to burg she stayed all night.
Jan 21 – Carried Sarah over to burg she stayed all night with Jane.
Jan 22 – I went over to burg after Sarah. Rained. Not very well yet, cold hangs on yet. Not very cold, no snow.
Jan 23 – At home. All well but I.
Jan 24 – Went up in woods, sawed some wood. Went over to burg, bot Barrel salt $1.75 cts. Not very cold, ground froze. Rather rough wheeling.
Jan 25 – Pleasant but cool, no snow. Went down to Katharines stayed all night.
Jan 26 – Painted closset in forenoon. Went to Kalamazoo in afternoon to see B. M. Austin. Fine day.
Jan 28 – Some rainy in morning. Made cross head block for Theodore.
Jan 29 – Split and drawed wood some.
Jan 30 – At home all day. Went down to Browns in Evening.
Jan 31 – Fine pleasant day. Worked in shop. Put in reach in Flanders wagon. John Kirkwood and wife came here.
Feb 1 – Pleasant morning, mercury 36 Abz in morning. Went down to Katharines. Snowed and blowed when we came home. Saw Ancil Lee.
Feb 3 – Worked on Earnests box all day. Browns folks here in Evening.
Feb 4 – Sick, no work to day. Snowed some.
Feb 5 – Pleasant day. Sawed and drawed some wood on sleigh.
Feb 6 – At home all day. Henry Rogers here a while. Not very cold.
 Neighbor, Joseph Flanders
 Neighbor, Sarah Jane (Mason) Hoag
 In all his previous diaries up until 1875, Luke has spelled his sister’s name as Catharine. It now appears that he is sometimes spelling it starting with a K
 His paternal first cousin, Ansel Lee (son of Rhoda (Keith) and Charles Lee)
 His paternal first cousin, Joseph Lee (son of Rhoda (Keith) and Charles Lee)
 Alfleda (Starr) Keith, the widow of his brother Harvey Keith
 Neighbor, Marius O. Streator
 Neighbor, Henry D. Rogers