Sep 8 – Went to Foundry with Ethan. Worked round. Dave finished sowing wheat.
Sep 9 – Went up to Foundry and down to A. Browns. Repaired buggy wheel for M. O. Streator. Browns folks went to Lawton on Evening freight. Some rain.
Sep 10 – Cloudy damp morning. At home all day.
Sep 11 – Worked round shop and house. Worked on violin. Ethan went up to Foundry.
Sep 12 – Worked on violin some. Mr Ives called here. Ethan went to Foundry. Sarah, Alfleda and Bill went to Skinners.
Sep 13 – Worked on guitar and Bathrics violin. Ethan up to shop. Rainy night.
Sep 14 – Carried Ethan up to shop. Rainy. Worked on violin.
Sep 15 – Went up to Foundry in morning.
Sep 16 – Went up to shop. Went over to burg at noon after Mary and Carry Plank. Frank Bird Died to day.
Sep 17 – Went to Foundry. Mary and Carry here. At home all day.
Sep 18 – Ethan went to Foundry. Carry and Mary went to Allertons.
Sep 19 – Went up to Foundry in morning. Worked in shop some.
Sep 20 – Worked on Bartons box. Went up to Foundry.
Sep 21 – Went up to Foundry. Made Henry scraper they commenced making Cider. Layed up the first cheese. Finished Bartons box $2.00.
Sep 22 – Went to Foundry. Worked on Box, finished.
Sep 23 – Went up to Foundry. Got Strawberry plants of Charly Macomb.
 The Planks had been Luke’s neighbors, but moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1873
 Neighbors, John & Caroline (Rapelje) Allerton