Sep 1 – Very pleasant morning. The girls left for Jonesville, Laura and Rose James. Turned 12 pump handles for Theodore, 3 tops, one stand top.
Sep 2 – At home. Not very well no work but chores.
Sep 3 – Went down to Katharines to see Lucy. Worked on violin.
Sep 4 – Choring round. Very hot and dry nead some rain considerable.
Sep 5 – Cut out neck for violin. Very hot day. S. Struble threshed for the Taylor girls.
Sep 6 – Hot mercury 95 in shade. Worke on violin neck. Will Clark came here helped Ethan turn stand top.
Sep 7 – At home no one here. Very hot.
Sep 8 – Will Clark commenced cutting corn. I chored round watched cow.
Sep 9 – Martin Turner came here on his way home from Ohio. I took him over to burg. Went down to Katharines found Lucy no better. Very hot mercury 100 in shade. Wes came on Michigan City freight.
 John Wesley Keith. According to the Keith Family Bible, Wesley was Luke’s adopted brother. A May 4th entry in Luke’s 1874 diary shows that “Wesley and family left for Kansas on the Eleven fifty Eight run”