Jul 26 – Rainy morning. Cleared off in afternoon. Went over to burg bot cloth for overhalls. Got big Pictures of Sarah and Luke.
Jul 27 – Pleasant morning. Mercury 79. Plowed out potatoes and corn on hill. Ethan and Henry went down to Katharines. Hannah and Claude came over. Stayed all night. Cool.
Jul 28 – Cool. Mercury 75 in morning. At home. Went over to burg after Sarah.
Jul 29 – Worked round shop and house. Went over after Sarah. Hannah and Claud went home.
Jul 30 – Cleared out old shop and chored round. Went over to burg in Evening after hoop iron.
Jul 31 – Put hoop on pork barrel. Chored round. Put beam in Browns two shovel plow. Cut grass for bill.
Aug 1 – Worked round garden and house. Went up in woods got load wood. Ethan and Mrs Betts went over to burg.
Aug 2 – Went down to Katharines after Blackberries. Got a good lot. Very hot day. Mart cutting grass.
Aug 3 – Not much work to day. Henry Crawford came on noon train. Ethan and Henry went over to Nancys in Evening. Jim went up to Shermans lake to a picknic.
Aug 4 – At home. Henry Crawford here. Very warm day. Carried Henry Crawford to Kalamazoo in afternoon.
Aug 5 – Hoed corn in East lot and pulled weeds. Went over to burg in Evening. Bot boots $3.75 three Dollars and seventy five cents.
Aug 6 – Hoed and pulled weeds. Hank and Nancy came over just at night. Had Isaac Odells Horse and buggy.
Aug 7 – Hoed corn East of garden. Henry got Bill and Buggy to go to Marshall.
Aug 8 – Hoed some in forenoon. Took west side of from west well house. Had a nice shower in afternoon. Mr Flanders took lumber up for Drum to waterwheel.
Aug 9 – Hoed corn East of garden. Henry got home with Bill and buggy. Lois and Dell came out.
Aug 10 – Finished hoeing. Dell, Lois and Harts folks went up to Flanders. I went down to Kings after Jim.
Aug 11 – At home all day. Henry down here. Dell went home. Lois over to Hanks. Dell and Lois no come here.
Aug 12 – No work to day. Not very well. Henry called here. Mr Isaac Clark called here a while. Not very well. Went over to burg in Evening to temperance lecture. Fred Farland lectured. I D L Schram thrashed wheat.
Aug 13 – Worked round house and garden. Nancys girl Born to day about noon. Bird Abbott called here to see about putting in pump. Jim Bayl came with him.
Aug 14 – Carried Sarah over to Nancys. Claud and Ina here. Went up to mill. Got some plank for platform to well. Mrs Betts leg very big some.
Aug 15 – Worked round. Mrs Burdick and Mrs Blake called here. Went over to burg in Evening after rollers. Baker Stilsons[?] Barns burned to day.
Aug 16 – Went up to A. McLarrys after rollers. Got some plank up to Earls. Went up to Henrys in afternoon to see water wheel. A. Brown thrashed wheat.
Aug 17 – Got some wood. John Allen came down to Mr Towns. Tried the Lansing plow. Went down to Kings after Jim.
Aug 18 – Cloudy morning. At home all day. Mrs Betts went to burg. Ethan took her over.
Aug 19 – Barber came over and helped move the old cornhouse. Jim stayed and helped.
Aug 20 – Worked round cornhouse. Went over to Andrew McLarys. Carried rollers up in Evening. Carried Jesses plank home. Henry went to Marshall.
Aug 21 – Worked on buggy house. Put in floor at south End. Ethan went over to burg. I. D. L. Schram had bill to go to Picknic to Shermans Lake. Warm day.
Aug 22 – Mr Norman Durgy Died this morning. Blocked up buggy house. Mr Schram came down to see if he could get Bill to go to Kalamazoo. Mrs Bronson here. Mrs Barber and Ida came over to see about going to Schoolcraft. Becky P died to day. Brown drawed in Hungarian grass.
Aug 23 – Worked round house and buggy house. Wheeled some dirt. O. D. Schram had Bill and wagon to go to Kalamazoo with load onions. Fine day. Mr Durgy buried to day.
Aug 24 – Cloudy morning. Worked round. Got ready to go to Schoolcraft. Fine day. Henry came down stayed all night. Rebecca Plank buried to day. Stephen Loveland died to day.
 Referring to his wife and himself
 His brother-in-law, Henry Clay Crawford
 Neighbor, Isaac D. L. Schram
 His granddaughter, Lela Mae Brown
 Neighbor, John S. Allen
 Neighbor, Albert H. Towne, who was the father of Charles Towne (see footnote to July 5th entry)
 Mary (Knowles) Barber and her daughter, Ida Barber
 Michigan Death Records show that Rebecca Plank, age 27, died of consumption on August 22, 1878, and FindAGrave.com reveals that she is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Plank family had been neighbors until they moved to Grand Rapids in April 1873
 Neighbor, Orrin D. Schram, who was the father of Isaac D. L. Schram (see footnote to August 12th entry)
 Michigan Death Records confirm that Stephen Loveland, age 60, died of consumption in Comstock on August 24, 1878