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June 1 – Pleasant 54 Abz warm. Planted potatoes. Lucy came to go to school. Brot two bushels wheat 80 cts pr bushel. Sowed my corn.
June 2 – Cloudy 56 Abz. Sarah went down to Barbers. Finished planting garden.
June 3 – Cloudy 57 Abz. 2 new Engines went west Shelby & _____ H. & St. Jo RR. Rainy day cow out. Repaired wheel for York. Sarah went to Mansfields.
June 4 – Pleasant 70 Abz. Lots dutch this morning worked on road. Rainy fore noon. Dance in the evening.
June 5 – Pleasant 54 Abz. Worked on road. Lois came home. Coes Horse fell through race Bridge.
June 6 – Cloudy 60 Abz. At home. Catharine & Mark here. Lois went up to Flanders.
June 7 – Pleasant 66 Abz. Saw Fire Eugene _____ for LaCross. Wes worked on road. Received six Dollars of Wm Whitcomb.
June 8 – Pleasant 52 Abz. Worked in shop some on seat. Shower in the night.
June 9 – Cloudy 64 Abz. Rained after noon. Put in reach for A. Chipman 50 cts. Shower in the night.
June 10 – Rains 68 Abz. Killed 3 Kittens. Made seat for D. Lamkins. Rainy day. Bot cloth for pants Bed cord. Recd a letter from C. R. C.
June 11 – Rainy 50 Abz. Lucy went home. Carried corn to mill. Repaired wheel for Mark. Extracted 3 teeth for Powlison boy.
June 12 – Cloudy & cool 49 Abz. Hoed corn worked in shop some Rained afternoon. Show in the Evening Mad Dunbar.
June 13 – Pleasant 49 Abz. Went over to Fathers. Ethen & Toot came home.
June 14 – Pleasant 44 Abz. Worked on Chipmans wagon. Hen & Mary here. Rained in the night.
June 15 – Pleasant 56 Abz. Worked in shop on Chips wagon. Rained in the night.
June 16 – Cloudy 62 Abz. 12 cars of Dutch. Worked on Chips wagon. Warm day.
June 17 – Pleasant 69 Abz. Worked in shop on Chips wagon. Mary Earl here.
June 18 – Pleasant 72 Abz. Finished Chips wagon. Sarah & children went over to Fathers. Very hot. Deyoe repairing P. S. Carmers buggy.
June 19 – Cloudy 70 Abz Rains south of us very little heavy shower in forenoon. T. Flanders came here. Sarah & children came home. Heavy shower in the night.
June 20 – Pleasant 63 Abz. Lois came home. Carried T Flanders to County house.
June 21 – Pleasant 65 Abz. Carried Chips wagon to Mix shop at 4.95. Put spoke in Hopkins wheel 56. Mrs Beckwith brot Parasol 40. Mrs Flanders parasol.
June 22 – Pleasant 68 Abz. Bennets folks here. 100 in the shade 126 in sun at 15 minutes past 3. Lots of musketoes. Made Carmers stock.
June 23 – Hot 69 Abz. Worked in shop some finished _____ _____ cts. Had a _____ shower at four. Bronson Brot cradle.
June 24 – Hot 77 Abz. Worked in shop some. Very hot day 98 in the shade at 3 oclock. A Chipman down got an ex put in at cross.
June 25 – Hot 76 Abz. Hoed potatoes. Filed saw for B Clark. Put Chipmans wagon up. Bot five lbs shugar 10~ 50 cts. One string 10~. Shower in the night.
June 26 – Pleasant 74 Abz. Put in cradle finger for D Bronson mended parasol for Mrs L. Burdick. Shower in the night.
June 27 – Hot 74 Abz. At home. Went in swimming. Rogers called in. Catharine and Lucy came at night. Libby West buried today.
June 28 – Hot 72 Abz. Catharine here. Hoed potatoes made whiffletree for Watts 25 cts. 94 at 3 oclock.
June 29 – Hot 75 Abz. Catharine here. Made wagon neap for Andrew McLarey. Catharine went home. Hellen here.
June 30 – Hot 75 Abz. Hoed potatoes. Very hot 99 in shade at 3 PM. Filed saw for Wesley. Wes went to Kalamazoo. Had a heavy thunder shower just at night.
July 1 – Some cloudy 70 Abz. Hoed some in garden. 97 at 3 PM. Stranger here from Utah. Bot ½ lb tea 31~. Jo Flanders here in the morning.
July 2 – Hot 78 Abz. Worked in the shop put hair in violin bow for Yankee. Bot cloth for pants 61 cts spice & nutmegs 20~ violin strings 30~.
July 3 – Cloudy 80 Abz. Great day in Galesburg large crowd. Catharine Mark Jo & Hellen Father & Wesley here too. Two Balloons went up in the Evening.
July 4 – Pleasant 69 Abz. Went over the river saw my calf. Went over to Lashers.
July 5 – Pleasant 63 Abz. Hoed corn. Cordelia Earl here. Flanders Brot cradle here. Cool nights.
July 6 – Pleasant 61 Abz. Made cradle fingers for J. Flanders.
July 7 – Pleasant 63. Finished Flanders cradle & Bob neap. Hoed some.
July 8 – Pleasant 68. Rimed a wheel for Wightman 10/-. D. Lampkins plowed my potatoes. Small dash rain in the night.
July 9 – Cloudy 76 Abz. Worked in shop some hoed some. Catharine came up. Lucy & Lois went home with her. Sarah over to Turners[?].
July 10 – Pleasant 74 Abz. Hoed potatoes. Put in cradle finger for Mr Baty 10~. Some rain in the night. Henry stayed all night. 17 coaches on the train.
July 11 – Rainy 68 Abz Rainy day. Flanders got his cradle. Mark got Caper Deyo.
July 12 – Cloudy 60 Abz. Put in ex for Hawver got ex stick of cross.
July 13 – Cloudy 63 Abz. Hawver 2.00. Streator brot his buggy. Sarah went over the river. Bot 3 bottles bitters 2.00. S. Bristol at the shop. Millards agent called on me.
July 14 – Pleasant 56 Abz. Worked in shop on Streators buggy. Put in cradle finger for Ed Flanders 10~.
July 15 – Pleasant 66 Abz. Worked in shop on Streators buggy. Made barometer. Bot 5 lbs shugar. Had a shower afternoon. Mrs Barber & Mrs Child here.
July 16 – Pleasant 68 Abz. In the shop cut out stuff for Streators Box & seat. J. Deyoes Boy Born. Some showers. Lucy went up to Yorks.
July 17 – Pleasant 72 Abz. Worked on buggy. Wheat mostly cut. Father came over just at night. Father here just at night.
July 18 – Pleasant 64 Abz. At home all day. Pleasant fine day.
July 19 – Pleasant 61 Abz. Went over to Fathers and repaired his pump one tooth for Sta____ 25~.
July 20 – Pleasant 62 Abz. Repaired violin for Clark. One tooth for E. Watts 25~ for McLary 25~ Clarrissa Starr here.
July 21 – Pleasant 60 Abz. Bot Beef 4½ lbs 36 cts. Circus here. Made tail peas for _____. Clarrissa Starr went home with A. Chipman. Father brot some potatoes.
July 22 – Pleasant 57 Abz. Bot ½ lb Tea 31~. Worked in shop on seat. Harriet & Mary Nickols here.
July 23 – Pleasant 62 Abz. Worked on seat. Mrs Bennet here. Put in one _____ for ___. White 25~.
July 24 – Pleasant 54 Abz. Worked in shop on Streators box & seat. Bot violin string 15~.
July 25 – Pleasant 59 Abz. At home all day. Deyoe gone up to gull. Curly Buck died.
July 26 – Cloudy 71 Abz. Worked in shop fore noon. Went up to Bristols after noon.
 Most likely Luke’s niece, Lucy Irene Lee, the daughter of Luke’s sister Catherine by her second husband
 An artificial channel or bed of a stream leading water to or from a point where its energy is utilized, such as a mill or a mining claim
 A pole, called a reach, was usually a 2-by-4-inch piece of white oak with a hole at the front for connecting the wagon to a hitch
 The pivoted horizontal crossbar to which the harness traces of a draft animal are attached and which is in turn attached to a vehicle or an implement
 The pole, or tongue, of a cart
 A search of census records shows that Horace Deyoe was born to James and Polina Deyoe in July 1858