DAIRY
of
1925 Diary
Carroll County IL

Contributed by Rhonda Mohler
We don't know who's diary this might have belonged to.
Its just interesting to see how a year develops in 1925



   VISITORS        DEATHS  AGE WEATHER  & TEMPS     CHORES
     
Jan. 1 Wm. Heinge Cloudy - Snowed 10      
G.W, May and Lydia Haag      
Jan. 2 Cloudy - 10      Split Wood
Jan. 3 Frank and Anna Becher Cloudy  10-28     Split Wood
Jan. 4 Partly Cloudy 20
Jan. 5 Helen M. Weston, Wm. Long Partly Cloudy 15 - 25 Hauled Manure & Straw
Amie Towert, Mary Mackay,
Wellman and John Bittner
Jan. 6 Partley Cloudy Hauled Manure & Straw
Jan. 7 W. F. Schreiner Cut Fence Posts
Jan. 8 Cut Fence Posts
Jan. 9 George Kness 76 Split Wood
Jan. 10 Wellman and John Bittner Clear  15 - 26 Cut Fence Posts
Jan. 11 Clear   11 - 30 Went to Funeral Geo. Kness
Jan. 12 Clear Cut Fence Posts
Jan. 13 Hauled Manure & Straw
Jan. 14 Annie Bartsch
Wellman, John and Hazel
Jan. 15 H.L. Downing 81 Partly Cloudy Was to the prairie
Census Enumerator
Jan. 17 Clear 5 - 20 above Was to Mt. Carroll
Jan. 18 Clear  20 above
Jan. 19 J.S. Maloney 92 Clear Hauled hogs to Mt. Carroll
Jan. 20 Cut Fence Posts
Jan. 21 Frank and Anna Becher
Jan. 22 Clear  18-30 above Hauled Manure & Straw
Jan. 23 Clear  18-30 above Split Wood
Jan. 24 Partly Cloudy 20-36 above Took Chickens to Mt. Carroll
Eclipse of sun invisible
Jan. 25 Cloudy  32-38 above
Jan. 26 Cut Fire Wood
Jan. 27 Split Wood
Jan. 28 Cut Fence Posts
Jan. 29 Clear Hauled Manure & Straw
Jan. 30 Wellman, John and Hazel Clear
Jan. 31 Clear 31 Was to the prairie
Total 15 for January
Mrs. Sack
Feb. 1 H. Bittner Cloudy   19 above
Feb. 2 Laid sick
Feb. 3 Wellman, John and Hazel Tonsilites
Feb. 5 Ed Appel Clear - 35 - 54 above
Feb. 6 H. Bittner, L. H. Daggert Clear  56 above
Feb. 7 Wm. M. Geesy 67 Foggy  36
Geo. Bittner
Feb. 8 John Sack Was to Billy Geesy's burial
Feb. 10 May Bittner, Wellman, John
Feb. 12 Hauled manure, straw & rail
Feb. 13 Clear Split Firewood
Feb. 14 Katie, Bessie Fuller
Feb, 15 Frank and Annie Becher Clear  25 -3 5
  Wellman and John
Feb. 16 Carl Hey
Feb. 17 Ed Schreiner, W. and Kenneth
Feb. 18 Party cloudy Was to Mt. Carroll
Feb. 19 Schneider Party cloudy Hauled manure & straw
Feb. 20 Clear Hauled manure & straw
Feb. 21 Foggy  40
Feb. 23 Granville Bennett Cloudy Rain & high water
Feb. 25   Cloudy 40 Hauled manure & straw
Feb. 26 Cloudy 40 Hauled manure & straw
Feb. 27 Clear 8-15  Very windy Cut fence Posts  
Feb. 28 Part Cloudy 10-20 Snow Was to Mt. Carroll
Total 18 for Feb.
Mar. 1 Mrs. Sack Clear  13
Mar. 2    Split wood
John Lahn, W., John & Hazel
Wm. Heinze
Mar. 3 Cut Fence osts
Mar. 4   Was to the Prairie & Chadwick
Mar. 5   Clear  40-50 Hauled Manure
Mar. 6 Clear 38-47 Cut Fence Posts
Mar. 7 Geo. P. Hirchmiller 72 PC 32-38 Cut fence posts
Geo. Bittner
  Mary Coleman
Mar. 8 Cloudy
Mar. 10 Clear 32-48 Butchered 2 hogs
Mar. 11 32 degrees Cut Fence posts
Mar. 12 Clear 40 Split Firewood - Cut posts
Mar.13 Snow Sleed Cloudy Rain
Mar. 15 Rev. Buenger Clear 15
Mar. 16 Was to Mt. Carroll
Mar. 24     Apple Tree & Maple Down
Mar. 26   Plowed
Mar, 39 Was to Prairie/Plowed
Apr. 3 Wesley G. Schreiner  51 Clear - Sowed & Harrowed
Apr. 5 Clear  40 
Apr. 6 Harrowed & Plowed
Apr. 7  Charles Newell
Was to the election Plowed for oats
Apr. 10 Good Friday Plowed for Oats planted potats
Apr.  Jacob Bickelhaupt
Apr. 12 Easter  Clear 
Apr. 18 To Prairie/Chadwick
Apr. 28 Plowed Rained at night
May. 8 William Daggert 79 Harrowed & Plowed
May. 23 To Mt. Carroll Plant  corn
May. 29 To Prairie/Chadwick
May. 30 Clear 55-85 Replanted Corn
Jun. 23 Balser Appel 81 Rain
Jun. 25 Rain Repaired Fence
Jun. 28 Dr. N. Rinedollar 86 Clear  52
Jun. 29 Plowed Corn
Jun. 30 Plowed Corn
Jul. 1 Clear  Went to Prairie
Jul. 4 P.C. Rain Repaired flood gates
Jul. 6 pc Hauled Calfs to Mt. Carroll
Jul. 7 Repaired Fence Was to Rahns
Jul. 21 Oats finished Mowed grass
Jul. 29 Helped Thrash Zahns Light Rain
Aug. 8 Peter Meister 71 Clear  Repaired Fence/To Mt. Carroll
Aug. 20 PC Helped Thrash H. Daggerts
Aug. 27 To Mt. Carroll  And to the other land
Aug. 29 Clear 70 -  Train to Mt. Carroll Lodged at Radke Hotel
Aug. 31 Left Savanna Walked Home
Sep. 5 Watched the Cows
Sep. 19 Clear 90 To Prairie / Chadwick
Oct. 1 Rain Worked at Cement Platform
Oct. 10 Was to Mt. Carroll
Oct. 11 Lyman Wood 76
Oct. 12 John Grim Plowed Husked corn
Oct. 13 Chickens to Mt. Carroll
Oct. 18 cloudy rain Wm. Wm Jr. to Depot
Oct. 29 Was to Mt. Carroll
Nov. 13 Hauled Fodder
Nov. 14 Moss M. Moyer 60 Cloudy Fenced Straw
Nov   David Eschelman
Nov. 20 Clear 34 Drive cattle to Mt. Carroll
Nov. 24 Saw Wood at Rahn's
Dec. 3 Cloudy Cut dead wood
Dec. 6 Adam Koehler 89 party cloudy
Dec. 10 Clear  Cut dead wood
Dec  Aberdeen Feezer
Dec. 17 Was to Mt. Carroll with poultry/cream/geese/ducks
Dec. 21 Dr. F.E. Melugin 80
  Charles Julian
Dec. 27 Below O
Dec. 29 Clear 10 below Hauled Manure and straw
Dec. 31 Clear 5 above Wm & jr. to Depot

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