Jan. 3: Relates marriage of Cora (d/o Loma & Frank Baker) & Don (Essex)
on Sep. 2, 1922, in West Point, MI.
11: Silver Lake aide 25 present at B Neunam (Bertha Newnam a cousin of
Loma Baker’s); Mrs. Kaywood [blocks were pieced for her]
12: Blanche (d/o Loma & Frank Baker) has a new sedan car
16 Bought oil of Mr. Call. Mr. Shank butchered feef for FB
17 Earl came after quarter of beef, 100 lbs 12 cts. FB went to Lodge.
19 FB (Frank Baker) went to lodge; Gertrude G at Blanche's
20 FB went to lodge; I canned 15 qts of beef.
21 [S] Ray D., Blanche, Gertrude Golden her Higgens went to La Grange.
23 [M] FB walked over to Allin Wiggins to look for a fat hog to butcher;
Allen and Earl Wiggins and FB, Bert Wilcok went to Auburn to help in the
in the 'anitory' at the IOOF lodge. Mrs. Wiggins was here.
25 [Th} FB split logs on the log pile [old house].
27 [Sa} MB (Mildred Baker, d/o Loma & Frank Baker), Cora & Don took
teacher's exam. FB to lodge in pm
29 [M] Cora & I went to Blanches. Cora Crowl (sister to Loma Baker) went
to BH Pa (Jacob Wolf) went to the GAR meeting; we got a dressed hog from
30 John Clark came and rewrote insurance policy.
31 FB & I went to Kemmerlings (Cort, Jennie, Betty: Jennie was a
sister-in-law to Peter Wolf, s/o Jacob & Elizabeth Menges Wolf) in eve,
Jennie sick with jaundis.
Feb. 1 Cora went to Monroe to
look at a house to go to housekeeping.
Mrs. Frank Drenning [Sarah J. Menges aunt to Loma Baker] had Mt. Zion Aid
5 Troas (granddaughter of Sue Baker Crain sister of Frank Baker) here
in the afternoon.
8 Blanche had the Silver Lake Aid, I knotted 1 large & 1 small comfort
hemmed 27 sacking dish and 5 hand towles 4 sheets about 35 ate dinner.
9 [F] Sue (sister of Frank Baker; wife of Chester P. Crain) & Troas
spent the day with Cora and I. FB went to Bill Dellors (Deller?) sale.
10 FB traded horses with Mr. Droosliel, traided Sam, Gray [horse] and
$100 for 2 bays Maud & Bell, 6 yrs. old.
13 [Tu]FB went to Joe Kinnus sale.
18 Lady's Aid day, abut 17 ladies 6 children 2 men knotted 3 comforters
1 mattress sewed rug rags. a fine pot luck dinner. oyster supper in the
eve. 34 present and a fine time
20 Jennie & Betty (Kemmerlings) came p.m. FB had his horses shod today
22 FB took Cora & I to Zadah N (Nichols) to the Aid, had good dinner
fine time. FB halling wood from Grandpa B's farm (Edward Baker’s farm).
23 Fine day quite cold Cora C., Aunt Dene (aunt of Loma Baker’s & sister
to Elizabeth Menges) Pa came for the day. FB Cort went to a sale am. FB
halled wood pm
24 Don, Cora, Mildred & I went to Dell Stainers to a party in eve. FB
went to lodge
28 Lola, Mack (grandson, Mack Hosack) & I went over to Crowls (Peter
Crowl m. Cora Wolf, Loma’s sister) to quilt. Aunt Dene S. was there
Mar 1 FB went to Cole's to
sale, Sue, Troas, Frank Dauf came in eve.
Maud Goodale here to dinner. FB helped Sam Manahan a.m.; S.M. helped him
p.m.. FB went to lodge
2 FB went to Stanley Castel sale.
5 Beautiful warm - sunshiney. I washed ironed and made 38 cakes of
hard soap [3 cans of lye 15 lbs of grease] Sam-Frank sawed trees for us
am and foar Sam afternoon Frank petty tiard he said.
7 FB sold veil calf to Shank weight about 160 lbs, price $23.
8 I went with MB to Blanches to go to Ida May KanCamps to Ladys Aid. I
helped Blanche to put 25 qts of beef in qt cans before going about 8
ladies present at the Aid.
9 Cora C.- Dene came spent the day.
10 We all [Cora, MB, FB, & I] went to the Odd Fellow Carnival in the
eve, Aunt Dene Spig.. and Cora C visited Blanche today Dene went to
Fremont on evening traine.
17 [Sa} MB went to institute Mary Benfer went with her
20 FB went to Orland lodge in the evening [IOOF].
22 We went to the Rebecka lodge 8 members taken in
23 Quite chilley. FB finished sewing clover seed on the North farm
sowed 14 acres.
25 Quite pleasant in morning very cold at night. MB - I went to SS -
church Rollo (Lola Baker’s husband)- Lola (d/o Loma & Frank Baker), Burta
& Lura came pm (Rollo Walter, his parents, Burritt & Lou Walter)
26 Thermomiter 12 above zero to cold to wash FB sewed clover seed on
northside road. I trimmed my summer hat in poses.
28 Lola came in a.m. but not cold in her nice Dodge car with a
heater. She Mack I went to P Lake to look at dresses and coats did not
Apr 1 Pete Wolf's were
to Kemmerlings today. I was there in the
eve. Sue – Troas & Frankers were here.
2 FB had headache a.m. helped Cort K. buzz wood p.m.
3 Rainey did mending a.m. made Betty K. gingham dress p.m.
4 Cloudy. FB helped Cort K buzz wood a.m.
6 FB went to North farm for a load of wood. I swept dusted baked bread
sewed. Mrs. Jonson, Blanche (wife of Ray D. Hosack, d/o Loma & Frank
Baker), Mack came p.m. FB went lodge with George.
7 MB went to Institute
8 Aunt Dean went from Fremont to her home in Quincy, Mich today. R.
McNaughton (m. a niece of Aunt Dean/Dene) took her.
10 Troas Saul here all day
11 Cloudy rained some. Lola came we went to Cora Crowl's. Lola-Minnie
(w/o Glenn Crowl, nephew of Loma Baker) went to P. Lake.
13 Guy Bear delivered hose .95
16 Quite cold windy washed a.m. went to LaGrange p.m. with Ray D.
(Hosack), Blanche, Mack. Ray D. - I came home the rest stayed for a few
days. Sue-Troas came p.m. for sitting
18 Harry Dove - FB went to Eugene Dotts for oats.
21 Cora & Glen (Crowl)came for eggs. Cora-Don (Essex)came. MB went
with Margiret Anderson to the 8th grade commencement. FB went to lodge
25 Fine weather. I washed ironed went to Jennies a little while.
26 FB went to Odd Fellows Annual
27 Fine. Rollo-Lola came early before Mildred went to her school they
went to Montgomery, MI on business. Mack went with them. They were all
here to dinner. Mildred and I went to House that Jack Built in eve,
rained in eve.
28 Fine day. FB plowing. Mildred & Dewan went to Monroe to visit Cora &
Don for the first time. FB went to lodge. I went to Blanches.
29 Sunshine cold wind. Ray D. & Mack came took me to SS, afternoon Ray
D., Blanche, Mack, FB -I went to Dannie Wheaton got 500 strawberry
30 FB-I set 250 strawberry plants a.m.
May 1 FB-I set 250 strawberry plants.
3 Fine I washed-ironed. baked bread and 43 buns for MB last day of
school at Sandhill. James-Naomi-Nellie (Naomi sister to Frank Baker)
-Sue-Troas were here in afternoon. [Cora-Don came in eve went to BHs].
FB better. dragged East field.
4 Fine. Pete-Rosa- (Peter Wolf, brother to Loma Baker & his wife, Rosa
Hanna)came took me to Uncle Hiram Dellors funeral at Mt. Zion.
6 Good day. Rollo-Don came from LaGrange this morning all here to
dinner I went home with Cora & Don.
7 Fine. Mrs. Essex (mother of Don Essex) washed for herself and Cora.
I was to here to her house to dinner in eve. Went to Don's sister's Mrs.
Nelsons spent the eve.
8 Shower last night fine in morning cooler and cooler wind in west.
Snow I came on train from Monroe to LaGrange Lola met me. I stayed with
them. Cora went to the train with me at Monroe
13 Cool and clear Mildred I went to Sun. School [Mothers Day] and
Church then called on Aunt Mag Menges she is sick has a nurse afternoon.
FB and I called on Sam Manahan. FB called on Rollen Philips paid off a
noat of $150.00 and 2 yrs. interest at .07.
14 Good day. We washed did part of ironing. went to Crowls Mack went
with us. stayed all night.
15 Rainy. Got new curtains for parlor and bedroom. p.m. Mildred-I went
to Crowls- Pa loaned me $300. at .04 intrest for 5 yrs. Mrs. Hosack
Blanche-Mack. Cora-Don came in eve. They went home with Blanche.
20 Cora, Don went home this morning Mildred went with them. Lola, Rollo
came in morning Pa and him went fishing caught 18 fish had them for
21 Cool. I washed. FB dragged his corn I went to Sue C.
(Crain) after dinner. Mildred phoned from Monro telling me Cora had a
baby girl born 210 p.m weight 8 lbs name Jean Ann. Mildred came to
LaGrange on evening traine Lola brought her home stayed all night.
25 Fine painted kitchen FB dragged corn. Jennie, Betty eve, came p.m.
27 Fine. Rollo-Lola-Blanche-Mack I went to Cora at Monroe found them
doing well Jene Anne slept all the time we had a fine time got home
before dark. Mildred took dinner with DeWan. FB stayed at home.
28 Fine FB helping set end post on his fense between us and Giffords. I
washed, Mildred decorated church for 8th gd contest. We all went in eve.
29 Theo Ritter FB building fense on north side road. Mildred and I cut
out ratine dress. Mrs. Hosack (Mrs. Walter Hosack, Ray D.’s mother),
Blanche, Mack came p.m. Mack stayed. We took him home.
30 Fine Theo Ritter FB building fense. Ray D.-BH-Mack-Lola-Rollo here
to chicken dinner. Lola-Rollo went fishing caught 37 fish a.m. we all
went to town p.m. buit dad-Theo. Blanche-Mack-I went to Crowls p.m. to
see Hearold Spigelmyre (s/o Dene Menges Spigelmyre) and wife, Elnora
McNaughton Aunt Dean in p.m.
Jun 2 FB went to lodge p.m., MB went 8 grade contest Flint
4 MB went to register for summer term of T.S.C. they came back to
supper. Lola came with Agnes Stunk when she came to T.S.C.
5 1st band concert, rained
6 Crowls came got tomato-cabbage plants we planted some potatoes
Troas came spent the day
8 ..got our little chicks 70 out of 250 eggs. Arthur Fields hatched
them went to town....
10 Sun. Fine. Mildred went to SS. Mack came home with her - Rollo-
Lola, Ray D. Blanche, Mack, Mr.-Mrs. MaChomb & baby came p.m.
13 Wed. ..took Mrs. Geo Diviney to Ft. Wayne hospital.
14 ..I worked the garden then picked the first strawberries. Worked on
my dress [gingham]. Jennie, Evelyn, Betty came over p.m.
15 Fri. FB plowing corn. Lola came she took me to Dr. Lake for
treatment for my leg.
16 Sat....Blanche, Mack, Mildred went to visit Cora at Monroe p.m.
17 Sun... I could not go to SS, no one to go with. Crowl's family came
p.m. Russel North (nephew of Frank Baker) and Mr. Kingleys folks stopped
a few minutes.
21 Th. very warm 90 degrees. Lola came early. James, Naomi, & Nellie
came went fishing. B.H., LW, (2 daughters, Blanche & Lola) got me a new
voil dress paid $12.
22 Fri. ..went to Jennies, Sue-Troas came in eve....
24 Sun. ..FB -I went to Edd B (brother of Frank Baker) afternoon.
25 Mon. ..Mildred -I went to Flint to get wicks put in oil stove a.m.
She went to T.S.C. p.m. FB plowing corn.
27 Wed. ...I made a pen for our little chicks out by the maple tree 49
chicks. Had our first peas for dinner, painted kitchen floors.
July 1 Sun. Cora,
Don, Jean Ann came. Jean Ann's first visit. Rollo –
Lola. Mack had operation for tonsils and adenoids by Cameron and Dr.
5 Thurs. ...Burt Manahan's house burned.
8 Sun. warm. MB went to SS FB went to the other place. Cora-Jean
Ann- I stayed at home Ray D. Dad went to butler to ball game.
Erna- Blanche Spearo (niece of Frank Baker) came p.m. also.BH, Mack.
Cora, Jean Ann, Blanche, Mack, and I went to Edd ...
11 Wed. warm & showery all day. finished ironing, sewed on Cora's
dress. Cora-Mildred went to town p.m. FB had horses shod. Pete Wolfs
family called here.
13 Fri. ...Cora, Jean Ann, Mildred, I all went to Guy Sanders to ice
cream social. large crowd good time.
14 Sat. very warm. Cora, Jean Ann, I went to Pleasant Lake to Dr. Lakes
for my soar leg. Fred Rice cutting wheat.
15 Sun. ...Lola-Rolla-Mr.-Mrs. Walters came p.m. we went to see Sue
(Crain) in eve Dick C.(grandnephew of Loma Baker) had operation for A-T.
16 Mon. ...Cora & Mildred went rasberring on Sue’s farm. each got 1/2
18 Wed. warm Cora began painting my bedroom. FB making hay on north
farm. Lola-Cora-Jean Ann & I took a picnick under the oak tree by the
side of the road Troas came a.m. Mr.-Mrs. Fred Powers-son came in eve.
Lola brought candels and had birthday cake for supper for Cora. Evelyn
came for yeast. Mr. Tom Lydal helped FB p.m....
19 Thurs. Warm - FB working at the hay we had another picnic dinner at
north farm - Lola- Cora- Jean Ann - FB - I Lola -Cora finished my bedroom
painting looks fine....
23 Mon. cooler fine in a.m. rained p.m. Tom Lydal helped FB hall wheat
a.m. Troas & Mary Clyne came p.m.
24 Tues. ...Pa, Cora, Glen, Minnie, Dick came - Blanche- Mack here to
dinner. FB pulling weeds, kids went fishing. FB, Cora, Jean Ann, I - MB
& DK went to band concert eve.
26 Thurs. .....Lola got me a "Chantauqua" ticket $2.75 - Cora also got
her a "chantaugua ticket $2.75....
28 Sat. ...we did Sat. work, went to Chantauqua a.m. and eve. Don came
to chantauqua came home with us. FB went to lodge.
Submitted By: Joey Pedigo