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Elizabeth Elmira DeBevoise 1875
                                            
1/1/1875
   New Year's Day.  Sarah Schenck was here helping us receive calls.  We had 75 
   calls.  Had a very nice time.  John Bergen, Abe Wyckoff, John VanDerveer & 
   John Suydam spent the evening here.  Sarah Schenck & I retired about 3 
   o'clock. A. Anna was here all day.
1/2
   Quite stormy.  Charlie D.B.V. called here.  Pa & Ma went to the village.  9 
   o'clock.
1/3
   Clear.  We went to S.S.  we rode to S.S.  John Bergen & Abe Wyckoff, John 
   Eldert, Tom Napier & Frank Lott spent the evening here.  Sarah Schenck & I 
   staid up until 3 o'clock.
1/4
   Rather stormy.  We had some company in the evening.  Anna & Phebe VanSiclen & 
   Charlie D., Mary Lib. & Charlie, John Bergen, Abe Wyckoff, John Suydam & John 
   Vanderveer & Foster Burtis were here.  We had a splendid time. 3 o'clock for 
   Sarah & I.
1/5
   Clear.  We slept in the morning until 10 o'clock.  Pa & Ma went to Brooklyn.  
   John Bergen came after Sarah & took her home.  9 1/2 o'clock.
1/6
   Clear.  Staid at home all day.  8 1/2 o'clock.
1/7
   Very stormy in the evening.  Pa, Ma, Sarah & I spent the evening at Uncle 
   Abe's.  10 o'clock.
1/8
   Clear and very cold.  8 o'clock.
1/9
   Clear.  We went to A. Anna's & spent the evening.  They had a small company.  
   Charlie D. called here.  12 o'clock.
1/10
   Very cold & icy.  We did not go to Church or S.S.  Mart. VanSiclen was here. 
   12 1/2 o'clock.
1/11
   Clear.  Ma was not very well.  Charlie called here.  9 o'clock.
1/12
   Clear and cold.  Pa, Ma & Grandma spent the evening to Mr. Gulick's.  Annie 
   went to Bushwick to stay.  12 o'clock.
1/13
   Rather stormy.  U. Jim and A. Kate Lott were here.  8 o'clock.
1/14
   Clear.  Abe Wyckoff came here & took me out sleigh riding.  Abe Wyckoff 
   stayed here to supper.  Pa & Ma went to the Nite Society.  11 o'clock.
1/15
   Clear.  Ma spent the evening to Mrs. Rattu's.  10 o'clock.
1/16
   Clear.  Grandma went to U. Abie Stockholm's.  He is very sick.  Annie Came 
   home.  9 o'clock.
1/17
   Clear.  I did not go to Church or S.S. as I have a bad cold.  Abe Wyckoff, 
   Frank Lott & Johnnie Suydam spent the evening here.  Broke the rocking chair. 
    2 o'clock.
1/18
   Had a snow storm.  Annie & I received an invitation to a surprise party up 
   the road 9 o'clock.
1/19
   I went to a sociable at Mart. VanSiclen's with Frank Lott, had a very nice 
   time.  Mart. came after Annie.  Had a nice sleigh ride.  4 o'clock.
1/20
   Clear & cold.  Abe Wyckoff came here and took me out sleigh riding.  We went 
   to Remsen's.  Annie went with Johnnie Suydam.  2 o'clock.
1/21
   Quite pleasant.  Annie & Johnnie Suydam, myself & Abe Wyckoff went to a New 
   Lots sociable at P. W. Vanderveer's.  Had a very nice time.  Went in sleighs. 
    Arrived at home 3 1/2 o'clock.
1/22
   Clear.  I am very tired & sleepy.  I took a sleigh ride over to Mary Lib.'s & 
   she came home with me & staid the night.  10 o'clock.
1/23
   Clear.  Mary Lib. went home in the morning.  Pa & Ma went to Grandpa's in the 
   morning & to Mrs. Schoonmaker's in the evening.  Aunt Anna left the children 
   here & she staid here all night.  1 o'clock.
1/24
   Snow in the afternoon & rain in the evening.  I went to Church in the 
   morning, did not go to S.S.  Frank Lott & Mart. VanSiclen were here in the 
   evening.  12 1/2 o'clock.
1/25
   Quite pleasant.  Frank Lott took me to a calico party at Laura Brinkerhoff's. 
    We had quite a nice time.  1 1/2 o'clock.
1/26
   Clear.  Grandma came home from U. Abe Stockholm.  Quite busy all day. 9 
   o'clock.
1/27
   Clear.  We had "A Surprise Sociable" although it was not a complete surprise, 
   but we all had a first class time.  There were about 60 here.  Abe Wyckoff 
   waited on me.  Lib. Kolyer staid here & A. Anna & the children staid.  They 
   kept it up until 4 1/2 o'clock.
1/28
   Rather stormy.  We all feel rather tired & sleepy.  Nevertheless, we are 
   noisy enough.  Charlie D. called here.  A. Anna went home.  Johnnie Suydam & 
   Foster Burtis rode past here twice, had a little chat.  Went to bed 7 1/2 
   o'clock for a variety.
1/29
   Rather cloudy & stormy.  Had quite a snoe storm.  Staid at home all day.  9 
   o'clock.
1/30
   Very pleasant.  George Way came here in the afternoon & took Lib. Kolyer out 
   sleighing.  We all went to A. Anna's & spent the evening.  Johnnie Suydam 
   came there after Annie & took her sleighing.  12 o'clock.
1/31
   Clear in the morning but snowed fearfully in the evening.  I did not go to 
   Church.  A. Anna brought the children here.  We all went to S.S. the first 
   time I have been in some time.  Johnnie Suydam was here in the evening all 
   alone for a variety.  12 o'clock.
2/1
   Pleasant.  Pa went to Brooklyn.  Minnie VanSlyke spent the day here.  Abe 
   Wyckoff came here in the evening, Lib. & I took a sleigh ride.  We went to 
   Lane's, had a gay ride.  We saw John Bergen & Sarah Schenck.  Abe asked me to 
   go to Mary Lib.'s party & he gave me a philopine present of a large bottle of 
   cologne, very nice & sweet.  1 1/2 o'clock.
2/2
   Clear.  Pa & Ma & Elouise went to New Utrecht.  Lib. Kolyer went home.  I 
   wrote a letter to A Sarah.  Frank Lott & Mart. VanSiclen came here & took 
   Annie & I out sleigh riding.  We went to Remsen's.  2 o'clock.  Frank gave me 
   a philopine present of a handsome book, in a box & last night Abe gave me a 
   bottle of cologne, so I think I have fared pretty well lately.  2 1/2 
   o'clock.
2/3
   Rained all day.  Pa went to market.  8 1/2 o'clock.
2/4
   A dreadful cold day.  We all staid in the house all day.  The Mite Society  
   at Mr. VanSlyke's, but it was too cold to go.  Tom Callister called here.
   9 o'clock.
2/5
   Quite pleasant, but very cold yet.  We commenced to quilt my delaine (brick) 
   quilt.  9 o'clock.
2/6
   Clear & cold.  In the afternoon Pa & Ma went to Grandpa's & came back in the 
   evening.  9 1/2 o'clock.
2/7
   Very cold.  I went to Church in the morning, but we did not go to S.S. as it 
   is bad walking.  Abe Wyckoff & Johnnie Eldert spent the evening here.  
   Johnnie Suydam came here after Abe.  Abe asked me to go to a temperence 
   lecture Thursday night in the Methodist Church.  12 o'clock.
2/8
   Rather snowy, but it did not amount to anything.  Pa & Ma went to the village 
   & they called on U. John D.B.V.  9 o'clock.
2/9
   Dreadful cold & windy.  Pa, Ma, Annie Sarah & myself spent the evening at 
   Harmy Stockholm's.  They had a small company & we had a very nice time.  12 
   1/2 o'clock.
2/10
   Quite pleasant.  Pa & Ma went to the village.  Annie got a postal card.  9 
   o'clock.
2/11
   Very stormy all day, but cleared off towards night.  Ma went to U. Ike's all 
   day.  Abe Wyckoff came here & spent the evening.  I was going to a lecture 
   with him, but it was too stormy.  Johnnie Suydam was going to take Annie, but 
   he did not come at all.  Abe staid until 12 o'clock.
2/12
   Clear & cold.  Today is Jimmy's 6th birthday.  Johnnie Suydam came here & 
   took Annie to a lecture at Queens.  10 o'clock.
2/13
   Very pleasant.  Pa & Ma went to Brooklyn.  Uncle Abe came here after Annie & 
   I to go there to help write invitations for Gertie L's surprise.  Mary Lib. 
   staid there all night with us.  11 1/2 o'clock.
2/14
   Clear & cold.  Uncle Abe brought us home in the morning.  I did not go to 
   Church but I went to S.S..  We met Abe Wyckoff & Frank Lott on the road.  Had 
   a little chat & Frank caught me philopena.  Jerry Lott & Jake Conover came 
   here in the afternoon.  They staid in the evening until 11 o'clock.  11 1/2 
   o'clock.
2/15
   Clear.  Ma, Annie & I & A. Anna went to Uncle Ike's to help make cake &c.  
   Annie & I staid all night.  Frank Lott was there in the evening.  He came 
   here first.  He asked me to go to Mary Lib.'s party with him, but I was 
   engaged so he asked me to go to Etta Lott's party, if they have one.  11 
   o'clock.
2/16
   Clear.  Charlie brought us home in the afternoon.  I received a handsome 
   valentine.  9 1/2 o'clock.
2/17
   Clear.  Today is the day on which Uncle Ike's wonderful party is to come off. 
    Ma went over in the morning & the rest of us went in the evening.  I went 
    with Abe Wyckoff & Annie with Johnnie Suydam.  We had a splendid time.  I 
    danced nearly every set.  I danced with Abe 5 times.  Abe asked me to go to 
    Harmy's "Surprise" with him next week & Frank Lott asked me, but he was too 
    late again.  I eat a philopena with Abe W. & Uncle Gabe.  We arrived at home 
    about 4 o'clock.  Annie & I each got a comic valentine.  Mine is "You 
    Beauty".  4 1/2 o'clock.
2/18
   Very pleasant.  I feel rather stale after the party last night.  Charlie D. 
   called here in the afternoon.  Pa & Ma went to the Mite Society at Mrs. 
   Purdy's.  I got a comic valentine last night.  10 1/2 o'clock.
2/19
   Snowed a little, but not to amount to any thing.  Pa, Ma & Elouise went to 
   the village.  9 1/2 o'clock.
2/20
   Rain all day.  In the morning Pa & Ma went down to Uncle Jim Lott's & staid 
   all day.  As old Mrs. Gulick is very low, Grandma has been there staying.  
   Mrs. Gulick is dead.  9 1/2 o'clock.
2/21
   Very pleasant.  I went to Church in the morning.  I went to S.S., both of my 
   scholars were there.  I have only Martie & Dadie now.  Uncle Abe took the 
   others.  Theodore Lawrence, Frank Lott & Steve Lott spent the evening here.  
   Charlie D. & Addie S. called here on their way to Phebe V.S.'s.  12 o'clock.
2/22
   Pleasant.  Pa, Ma & Grandma went to the funeral of old Mrs. Gulick at A. Kate 
   Lott's.  Abe Wyckoff spent the evening here.  1 o'clock.
2/23
   Clear & quite warm.  Ma & myself went to the village, bought some lace & 
   ribbon for Annie & I to make some sort of fancy collars.  9 1/2 o'clock.
2/24
   Rather stormy.  I went to a "Surprise Party" to Harmy Stockholm's with Abe 
   Wyckoff, had a splendid time, but such dreadful muddy roads.  Annie went with 
   Johnnie Suydam.  There was a very nice company there.  5 o'clock.
2/25
   Rather unpleasant.  We were going to the Mite Society at Laura Brinkerhoff's 
   but the storm prevented, so we staid at home & retired early for instance.  
   Mary S. called here in the afternoon.  7 1/2 o'clock.
2/26
   Quite pleasant.  We had a little company in the evening.  Johnnie Vanderveer 
   & Annie, Phebe W., Johnnie Suydam & Charlie D.B.V. were here.  We had plenty 
   of music & enjoyed ourselves very much.  12 1/2 o'clock.
2/27
   Clear.  Pa & Ma went to Bushwick to Grandpa's to stay all night as Mr. Meeker 
   is going to preach his 50th anniversary sermon tomorrow.  Charlie D.B.V. 
   called here in the afternoon.  9 o'clock.
2/28
   Very cold.  We all staid at home all day.  Quite a long day.  Dave 
   Springsteen spent the evening here.  11 1/2 o'clock.
3/1
   Snowed for the first day of Spring, but it did not amount to much.  We sewed 
   carpet-rags.  I commenced to make a quilt, quite large blocks, but without 
   any name, nameless.  9 o'clock.
3/2
   Pleasant.  Pa took Grandma to U. Frank Lott's to stay.  Pa & Ma went to the 
   village.  Abe Wyckoff came here in the afternoon & staid to supper.  He staid 
   in the evening until 10 1/2 o'clock.  He came in his sleigh to take a sleigh 
   ride, but the snow went away too fast.  He asked me to go to the next 
   sociable if they have one.  11 o'clock.
3/3
   Stormy all day & worse yet at night.  Frank Lott was to come after me to take 
   me to a surprise sociable at Etta Lott's but he thought it was too stormy, so 
   he didn't come.  So about 10 o'clock Abe Wyckoff came & took me & Johnnie 
   Suydam took Annie & we got there after all.  11 o'clock, better late than 
   never we thought.  We had a very nice time.  We staid there all night.  5 
   o'clock.
3/4
   Very pleasant.  We slept until 10 o'clock.  Pa came after us in the afternoon 
   in the sleigh.  Frank Lott came here in the evening.  We took a sleigh ride, 
   went to Remsen's, staid there about 10 minutes & came home.  Frank asked me 
   to go to the next sociable, but I was engaged.  Johnnie Suydam & Foster 
   Burtis came around here in the afternoon in a sleigh.  12 o'clock.
3/5
   Rather cloudy.  A. Maria is here, she came yesterday.
3/6
   Very pleasant.  It snowed quite a great deal last night, so it is quite good 
   sleighing today.  Ma, Sarah, Elouise & Jimmy went to Church, preparation as 
   tomorrow is Communion Sunday.  Pa went to Brooklyn.  A. Maria went home.  9 
   o'clock.
3/7
   Clear in the morning, snow in the afternoon & very stormy at night.  We all 
   went to Church except Annie.  It is Communion Sunday.  We went to S.S..  I 
   drove & it snowed very fast.  Abe Wyckoff called here & asked me to sleighing 
   tomorrow.  10 o'clock.
3/8
   Very pleasant.  Abe Wyckoff came here after me in the afternoon & we went to 
   Hempstead, had a very nice ride.  We started about 4 o'clock & got home 10 
   o'clock.  Andrew D.B.V. came here in the afternoon & told us that Theodore 
   Lott is dead.  He died in a fit & he was just "taken in the Church" yesterday 
   as a member.  Pa, Ma & Grandma went down there.  1 o'clock.
3/9
   Clear.  A. Maria came here in the morning.  Johnnie Suydam & Johnnie 
   Vanderveer called here in the afternoon.  9 o'clock.
3/10
   Very pleasant.  Pa, Ma, Sarah & I went to the funeral of Theodore Lott.  We 
   went to the house, Church & Evergreen Cemetery with them.  Tonight the 
   sociable is at Husson's, but Annie & I did not go on account of Theo. Lott.  
   Abe & Johnnie came here & spent the evening.  They staid here until 1 o'clock 
   & then went to the party.  Quite a Very Important Night for Annie.  We all 
   had a very nice time.  2 o'clock.
3/11
   Very pleasant.  Sarah & Elouise are at A. Anna's, they went last night, came 
   back today.  We commenced to quilt my "rising sun" quilt.  9 o'clock.
3/12
   Clear.  Pa & Ma went to the funeral of Mrs. Ludlum.  Uncle John D.B.V. & Mary 
   Lizzie D. called here in the afternoon.  They came after A. Maria.  9 
   o'clock.
3/13
   Stormy.  We are quilting my quilt.  Charlie D. called here in the afternoon, 
   he is going to take us to Annie Vanderveer's Tuesday night.  9 o'clock.
3/14
   Clear.  I did not go to Church or S.S.  Whit. Powell was here in the 
   afternoon.  Abe Wyckoff & Johnnie Eldert were here in the evening.  I am going 
   to a concert with Abe the 24th perhaps.  Old folk's concert of our S.S. 
   Jamaica.  1 o'clock.
3/15
   Stormy.  I was going to New York with A. Anna, but it was too stormy.  Abe 
   Wyckoff left his blanket & pistol here last night.  9 o'clock.
3/16
   Quite pleasant.  Charlie D. called here.  We finished quilting my "rising 
   sun".  9 o'clock.
3/17
   Clear & very cold.  St Patrick's Day.  We had company in the evening.  Mr. & 
   Mrs. VanSlyke, Mrs. Amerman, Uncle Abie & A. Annie, Jimmy Hendrickson & wife, 
   Peter Hendrickson & wife, Uncle Ike & Mary Lib. were here.  Mame staid all 
   night.  12 o'clock.
3/18
   Clear & cold.  We had more company to-night.  Some of the neighbors.  Mr. & 
   Mrs. Berry, Mr. & Mrs. B. Carpenter & Jamy, Mr. & Mrs. Everitt, Charlie & 
   Gus, Mr. & Mrs. E. Carpenter & Tut, Mr. & Mrs. W. Baylis, Will Anderson, 
   Jennie & Mrs.  Mame staid again all night.  12 1/2 o'clock.
3/19
   Clear.  Charlie came over in the morning after Mame.  It is her birth-day.  
   She is 21 years old.  Sarah went home with her & staid all night.  Johnnie 
   Suydam spent the morning here.  He brought me my gold breast-pin which I lost 
   the night of Harmy S's party.  He found it down to his house.  10 o'clock.
3/20
   Rather stormy.  Charlie brought Sarah home.  Pa & Ma to the village.  9 
   o'clock.
3/21
   Very pleasant.  I had sore eyes & consequently did not go to Church or S.S.  
   The others went to S.S.  Frank Lott came here in the afternoon & staid to 
   supper.  He went away about 8 o'clock.  He asked me to go to a Temperence 
   Lecture next Sunday night.  Mart. VanSiclen came here, he & Annie went to 
   Hester D.'s awhile.  10 o'clock.
3/22
   Very pleasant.  We had quite a company here in the evening.  Mr. & 
   Mrs.Brinkerhoff & Laura, I. Amberman & wife, Hendrick Lott & wife, Etta & 
   Carrie, J. D.B.V. & wife, Mr. & Mrs. Andrew D. & Hester, Mrs. Powell, Harmy 
   S. & Gertie, U. Gabe & A. Mary, U. Abe & A. Anna, U. Ike & Mary Lib., 
   Charlie, Lizzie, Mr. & Mrs. L. Ryder, Mr. & Mrs. Purdy were all here.  Lizzie 
   staid all night.  I received a letter from A. Sarah.  1 o'clock.
3/23
   Very pleasant.  Lizzie D. staid here last night & went with us to Andrew 
   D.B.V.'s to spend the evening.  Pa, Ma, Sarah & I went.  We had a very nice 
   time.  There was quite a company of young folks there.  I went to supper with 
   Jake Voris & eat a philopena with him.  Laura B. & I played our duetts.  I 
   wrote a letter to A. Sarah.  1 1/2 o'clock.
3/24
   Rather blustery.  Uncle Abe called here in the morning.  Aunt Maria is 
   staying here, she came yesterday.  Pa, Ma Annie & Sarah went to Mr. Purdy's & 
   spent the evening.  Abe Wyckoff spent the evening here & when our folks came 
   home, who should come in with them but Johnnie Suydam & Frank Lott. It was 
   nearly 12 o'clock & they staid about an hour.  Abe asked me to go to the 
   Temperence lecture next Sunday night, but I was engaged. 1 1/2 o'clock.
3/25
   Very pleasant.  Pa, Ma, Grandma & Sarah went to the funeral of Mrs. William 
   Phraner.  Sarah went to Lizzie D.'s to stay.  Mary was over here.  I retired 
   at the early hour of 8 o'clock for a change.
3/26
   The weather is extremely salubrious, in the morning that is, but it changed 
   before night & got stormy.  Charlie D.B.V. came here & took Annie & I down to 
   Annie VanDerveer's to spend the evening.  They had a small company there & we 
   had a very nice time.  2 o'clock.
3/27
   Clear.  A. Maria went home.  Whit Powell called here in the evening.  He 
   staid until 10 1/2 o'clock.  Annie retired early.  Pa & Ma went to Grange 
   meeting.  I to the village & had my pictures taken.  12 o'clock.
3/28
   Easter Sunday.  Very pleasant.  I went to Church & we drove to S.S.  Frank 
   Lott took me to a Temperence lecture at the Presbyterian Church.  Annie went 
   with John S.  Abe Wyckoff & Johnnie Eldert were here also & spent the 
   evening.  2 1/2 o'clock.
3/29
   Clear.  I staid at home all day.  Sewed on my Mosaic quilt.  Pa got us some 
   new pieces of music at Andrew's for half price, as he is selling out.  I 
   retired early, for instance, 8 1/2 o'clock.
3/30
   Very pleasant.  In the morning I took Pa, Ma & Sarah down to the village.  
   Sarah went to Bushwick to stay, & Pa & Ma went to Brooklyn.  Annie & I went to the 
   village & we all went to Laura Brinkerhoff's & spent the evening.  U. Ike, 
   Charlie & Mary Lib & Husson's were there.  I got the proof of my pictures & 
   Grandma's.  12 1/2 o'clock.
3/31
   Very pleasant.  Ma & I went to the village.  I called at Laura B.'s & I went
   to Andrew's & changed some music & got 3 or 4 other pieces.  I also called at 
   Conklin's.  John Suydam & Johnnie S. VanDerveer spent the evening here.  12 
   1/2 o'clock.
4/1
   Clear.  Ma took Grandma to U. John D.'s to stay.  Al Morell's wife was 
   buried, but we did not go to the funeral.  I received a letter from A. Sarah. 
    9 o'clock.
4/2
   Clear.  Charlie D. called here in the morning.  Annie & I went to Hester 
   D.B.V.'s & staid all night.  Frank Lott, John Suydam & Mart. VanSiclen spent 
   the evening there.  1 o'clock.
4/3
   Stormy.  Ma cane after me in the afternoon & brought me home.  I got my 
   pictures, Ma brought them home from Conklin's.  15.  $3.00  10 o'clock.
4/4
   Rather stormy in the morning, but clear at night.  I went to Church in the 
   morning.  We did not go to S.S. as we thought it was too stormy.  Abe Wyckoff 
   came here early & we went to the Presbyterian Church.  He asked me to go to 
   the Old Folk's concert the 14th.  Johnnie Suydam & Johnnie Eldert were here.  
   Abe has one of my pictures.  2 o'clock.
4/5
   Clear.  Ma went over to Aunt Anna's.  9 o'clock.
4/6
   A splendid warm day.  Grandpa & U. Ike called here.  I gave them each one of 
   my pictures.  Annie had her pictures taken.  9 1/2 o'clock.
4/7
   Snowed in the morning & cleared off at night.  Charlie D., Mary Lib., Foster, 
   Annie & myself went to Phebe Vanderveer's & spent the evening.  We had a very 
   nice time, dancing, &c.  Abe Wyckoff gave me his picture.  1 1/2 o'clock.
4/8
   Clear.  Ma & Jimmy went to the village.  Addie Schoonmaker spent the evening 
   here.  12 o'clock.
4/9
   Rather cloudy.  Annie & I went down to Dip. Eldert's & staid all night.  It 
   is the first time we saw the baby.  10 1/2 o'clock.
4/10
   Very pleasant.  We came home from Dip's in the afternoon.  Pa & Ma met us in 
   the village.  9 1/2 o'clock.
4/11
   Very pleasant.  I did not go to Church, but we all went to S.S..  We are 
   practicing for our Anniversary.  Abe Wyckoff, John Suydam, Jake Voris & 
   George Bouse spent the evening here.  1 o'clock.
4/12
   Rather cloudy.  Ma took Sarah & Elouise to school & in the afternoon Ma took 
   Annie & I to Harmy Stockholm's & we staid two nights.  Mr. VanSlyke started 
   on his trip to California.  11 o'clock.
4/13
   Snowed all day.  We made Gertie a fleecy basket.  We received a letter from 
   Uncle Peter Hulst stating that Aunt Sarah has a little boy.  10 o'clock.
4/14
   Very pleasant.  Harmy brought us home in the morning.  Abe Wyckoff & myself, 
   Johnnie S. & Annie went to an Old Folk's Concert at the Town Hall, Jamaica, 
   of the Reformed S. School scholars.  It was very interesting.  After it was 
   over, we went to Battee's & had a Double stew.  Arrived at home 11 1/2 
   o'clock  1 o'clock.
4/15
   Pleasant.  Pa, Ma & myself went to a Mite Society at Voris's .  Had a very 
   nice time.  There were a great many there.  Johnnie Suydam took one of my 
   pictures.  12 1/2 o'clock.
4/16
   Stormy.  Annie took Sarah & Elouise to school.  I wrote a letter to A. Sarah. 
    8 o'clock.
4/17
   Clear.  Pa & Ma went to New York.  Charlie D. called.  Pa & Ma got Annie & I 
   light steel dresses.  9 1/2 o'clock.
4/18
   Had several snow squalls. I went to Church in the morning.  Mr. Thompson 
   preached for us during Mr. VanSlyke's absence.  We went to S.S.  Frank Lott & 
   Mart. VanSiclen came here before dark & staid until 8 o'clock.  Johnnie 
   Suydam, Charlie Covert & Johnnie Eldert spent the evening here & about 11 
   o'clock Abe Wyckoff came here for Johnnie E.  They staid until 1 o'clock.  
   Abe asked me to go to the Anniversary next Sunday night.  Frank Lott has got 
   one of my pictures & he also engaged me for the June Fair at Mineola.
4/19
   Rather blustery.  I took Sarah & Elouise to school & Annie went to Bushwick.  
   Ma & Grandma called at Mrs. Alliger's & Mrs. Van Slyke's.  9 o'clock
4/20
   Clear & quite cold.  Lottie Husson called in the afternoon.  The piano tuner 
   was here.  Annie came home from Bushwick & Ritie Lott came here & staid all 
   night.  9 1/2 o'clock
4/21
   Clear & cold.  Pa, Ma & Sarah went to a "spelling match" at Mrs. Fleury's 
   school.  Ritie went home.  9 1/2 o'clock.
4/22
   Clear.  I staid home all day.  9 o'clock.
4/23
   Clear.  Annie & I went to Mary Lib.'s & staid all night.  12 o'clock.
4/24
   Clear all day, rain & snow at night.  We came home in the afternoon.  Pa & Ma 
   went to the village.  10 1/2 o'clock.
4/25
   Very pleasant. I did not go to Church.  We all went to S.S.  Johnnie S. 
   passed us on the road & brought Annie home.  I went to the Presbyterian 
   Anniversary with Abe Wyckoff & Annie went with Johnnie Eldert.  Johnnie S. 
   came back here about 11 o'clock.  Abe asked me to go to the East New York 
   Anniversary & go to Sarah Schenck's & stay the 9th of June.
4/26
   Clear.  I staid home all day, rather singular.  9 o'clock.  
4/27
   Clear.  I staid home all day.  I received a letter from Sarah Schenck.  9 1/2 
   o'clock.
4/28
   Clear in the evening, but rainy all day.  In the afternoon I went to the 
   village for Sarah & Elouise & called at Laura Brinkerhoff's & practiced our 
   duetts.  In the evening John Suydam, Frank Lott & Mart. VanSiclen came here.  
   Frank & I went to an entertainment at Jamaica South.  When we arrived at home 
   we found Abe Wyckoff here.  Frank & Mart. went home 12 o'clock.  1 1/2 
   o'clock.
4/29
   Very pleasant.  Ma & I took a trip to Brooklyn.  I got a pair of kids, a pair 
   of sleeve buttons, gold.  We called at Grandpa's.  Mary Lib. is staying 
   there.  9 1/2 o'clock.
4/30
   Clear.  I wrote a letter to Sarah Schenck.  Charlie D. called here.  9 1/2 
   o'clock.
5/1
   Clear in the morning, rainy in the afternoon.  I staid at home all day.  9 
   1/2 o'clock.
5/2
   Clear & blustery.  I went to Church in the morning & to Sunday School in the 
   afternoon.  We had a meeting of the techers & had quite a Little Talk.  
   Gertie & Annie Gulick came here & staid to supper.  Annie & Johnnie S. went 
   to Church at Queens & Abe & I staid at home.  1 o'clock.
5/3
   Clear.  Sarah & Elouise went to school & staid all night at Lizzie D.'s.  We 
   had quite a number of calls in the evening.  Mr. Kirby, Uncle Abe & Aunt 
   Anna, Uncle Gabe & Aunt Mary.  They were in the sitting-room part, while in 
   the parlor, there was Johnnie Suydam, Johnnie Vanderveer & Mary Lib.  All 
   spent the evening here.  1 o'clock.
5/4
   Stormy in the morning, clear in the afternoon.  Sarah & Elouise did not come 
   home.  Ma went to the village.  Charlie D. called here in the afternoon.  Abe 
   Wyckoff spent the evening here.  12 1/2 o'clock.
5/5
   Clear.  Charlie D. was here in the morning.  We played a game of Euchre.  9 
   o'clock.
5/6
   It seems that we have a storm every other day for a variety.  Ma, Grandma & 
   Jimmy went to Uncle Abe Stockholm's & spent the day.  Sarah & I went to the 
   school-house to help fix the books for the Anniversary in the evening.  11 
   o'clock.
5/7
   Clear.  Gertie & Mamie were here all day, as Aunt Anna went to Brooklyn.  
   Uncle Gabe came here & staid all night.  Uncle Abe & A. Anna were here to 
   supper.  9 1/2 o'clock.
5/8
   Rather stormy.  Uncle Jim. Lott & Uncle Abe called here.  Uncle Gabe went 
   home.  Pa & Ma went to the village & brought Lib. Kolyer home with them.  She 
   came up to got to our Anniversary tomorrow.  10 o'clock.
5/9
   Very pleasant.  I did not go to Church in the morning.  We had our 
   Anniversary at Sunday School, there were a great many there.  Johnnie Suydam 
   brought Annie home & Abe Wyckoff brought Lib. & I home.  They were here to 
   supper & staid in the evening.  12 1/2 o'clock.
5/10
   Very warm in the morning, stormy in afternoon.  Annie took Sarah & Elouise to 
   school & Lib. Kolyer went home.  Uncle Ike called.  May & George were here.  
   9 1/2 o'clock.
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5/13
   Very pleasant.  House cleaning time has come & we are very busy.  We leaned 
   the spare bedrooms.  9 o'clock.
5/14
   Pleasant.  We cleaned the garret.  Uncle Aaron & U. Frank Lott called here in 
   the afternoon.  9 o'clock.
5/15
   Stormy.  Pa & Ma went to Brooklyn.  Annie took them to the village.  They 
   brought me a chrom to paint from.  10 o'clock.
5/16
   Very pleasant.  I went to Church int he morning & to Sunday School in the 
   afternoon.  We voted for officers.  Abe Wyckoff & John Suydam spent the 
   evening here.  1 o'clock.
5/17
   Very pleasant.  Pa, Ma & myself went to a "Spelling Match" at the Town Hall.  
   I had quite a chat with John Bergen.  I received a note from him in the 
   aft. stating that he & Sarah are coming here to-morrow evening.  11 o'clock.
5/18
   Clear.  Margeret Stanley was here helping clean house.  John Bergen & Sarah 
   Schenck spent the evening here.  12 o'clock.
5/19
   Clear.  Johnnie Suydam came here & he & Annie went to Mary Lib.'s.  I staid 
   at home with Abe Wyckoff & Frank Lott.  We played euchre.  1 o'clock.
5/20
   Clear.  Sarah Schenck & Cornelia, Julia Colyer & Tilly came here & spent the 
   afternoon & staid to supper.  We had a real nice time.  I retired early for a 
   change.  9 o'clock.
5/21
   Very warm.  Cleaning house yet.  Mary & George were over here.  Yesterday 
   Sarah Schenck brought me a chemise yoke of hers.  She hadn't time to work it, 
   so she gave it to me.  9 1/2 o'clock.
5/22
   Very warm.  Ma went to the village.  10 o'clock.
5/23
   Extremely warm.  Pa & Ma went to Uncle Stryker Covert's & spent the day, so 
   we could not go to Church & we did not go to S.S.  Abe & I went to the Queens 
   Anniversary.  We went with Charlie & Phebe V.  Johnnie S. was here.  Abie 
   brought me some nice candy.  1 o'clock.
5/24
   Clear.  Mary Lib. called in the afternoon.  I received a letter from A. 
   Sarah.  Ma brought home Grandma's, Grandpa's & Uncle Harm's pictures, all 
   framed.  9 1/2 o'clock.
5/25
   Stormy all day.  Grandma spent the day at Aunt Kate Lott's & Ma went there to 
   supper.  I wrote a letter to Aunt Sarah Hulst.  9 1/2 o'clock.
5/26
   Very pleasant all around town.  Ma & Grandma spent the afternoon at Abby 
   D.B.V.'s.  Abe & Johnnie spent the evening here.  They brought bananas with 
   them.  Long to be remembered.  Quite an Eventful night for Some Body.  Abie & 
   I had a very pleasant chat.  1 o'clock.
   ... ..... .. .. .. ... ....... ....    Lizzie E. Wyckoff
5/27
   Gertie & Mamie spent the day here.  I commenced to paint a picture of a mill. 
    Pa, Ma, Annie & myself spent the evening at Mr. Geo. Powell's.  12 o'clock.
5/28
   Very pleasant.  Ma took Grandma to Bushwick.  Annie & I were home all alone.  
   I went after Ma in the afternoon, had a chat with Frank Lott & Johnnie Suydam 
   brought me home.  He staid here until 8 o'clock.  Mary Lib. came here & staid 
   all night.  Foster Burtis & Charlie D. were here in the evening.  We played 
   euchre.  10 1/2 o'clock.
5/29
   Very pleasant.  Mary Lib. went home in the afternoon.  10 o'clock.
5/30
   Very pleasant.  I did not go to Church.  We went to Sunday School.  Frank 
   Lott & Mart. VanSiclen came here in the afternoon & staid until dark.  Frank 
   asked me to go to Church, but I couldn't because my Dearie was coming.  Abe & 
   Johnnie were here.  I thought they meant to take the house by storm.  They 
   nearly eat us out of house & home, plums, jelly, syrup, cake, veal, &c., &c.  
   1 o'clock.
5/31
   Decoration Day.  I staid at home all day.  9 1/2 o'clock.
6/1
   My birth-day.  21 years old & free & independent.  So much so that I started 
   right off for Bushwick to stay there awhile.  Rode down with Pa & Ma.  Went 
   to Grandpa's.  Called at Lib.'s in the afternoon.  Kate Matthews was there.  
   Annie & I went to Lib.'s & staid all night.  My Abe was there.  He took us 
   all to Halbert's & got ice cream.  He gave me a present of a very handsome 
   white fan for my birth-day.  Good little boy.  12 o'clock.
6/2
   Very pleasant.  Grandma D.'s birth-day.  73 years old.  They had quite a 
   small company in the afternoon to tea.  10 o'clock.
6/3
   Quite cool.  They held the Sunday School Anniversary at Bushwick.  I went 
   over to Church, saw 4,000 children.  Had quite a number of calls.  Lib., 
   Annie & I staid at Grandpa's all night.  Abe Wyckoff, Ed McNaughton & Abie 
   Stockholm spent the evening there.  Had a very nice time.  1 o'clock.
6/4
   Clear & very warm.  Lib., Annie & I went to Brooklyn in the morning.  I 
   called at Amanda Hulst's in the afternoon for Grandma & we came home.  I 
   bought Annie & I white silk neck-ties.  I received a letter from A. Srah 
   Hulst.  I rode up in the car with Phebe W. V., had quite a chat.  9 o'clock.
6/5
   Very pleasant.  I painted all day on my picture.  Charlie D. called.  9 1/2 
   o'clock.
6/6
   Clear, but rather showery in the afternoon.  I went to Church in the morning. 
    We had the pleasure of hearing Mr. VanSlyke as he has just returned home 
    from California.  I went to S.S.  We called at Aunt Anna's.  Annie & Johnnie 
    went to Church.  Abe & I staid home.  1 1/2 o'clock.
6/7
   Rather showery.  I took Sarah & Elouise to school.  I wrote to Aunt Sarah.  9 
   o'clock.
6/8
   Very pleasant.  Annie & I went to Sarah Schenck's to stay.  Anna VanSiclen 
   was there also.  John Bergen & Abe Wyckoff spent the evening there.  Sarah & 
   I went to bed 12 1/2 o'clock.
6/9
   We all anticipated having a grand time to-day, we were going to the East New 
   York Anniversary & to Coney Island, but it rained all day, so we were all 
   disappointed.  John Bergen  & John Suydam came in the afternoon.  J. S. & 
   Annie, J. E. & Annie Vanderveer went to the theatre.  Charlie D. came there & 
   took Anna V. home.  Abe did not come at all as he thought it was too stormy.  
   10 o'clock.
6/10
   Very pleasant.  In the morning Sarah & Annie went to East New York & Abe 
   Wyckoff called to see if we wanted to go out riding, but we did not go.  We 
   made a snow basket for Sarah.  Abe came & spent the evening with me.  12 1/2 
   o'clock.
6/11
   Very pleasant.  We took a walk in Cypress Hills C. & when we came back we 
   stopped at Julia Colyer's & staid there to tea.  We played croquet.  Johnnie 
   Suydam came there & we all rode home 4 in a buggy.  Annie & Johnnie went 
   home.  He came & took her home.  10 1/2 o'clock.
6/12
   Rather cloudy in the morning, clear in the afternoon & rain at night.  John & 
   Sarah & Abe & I went to Prospect Park, heard the music & then went to Coney 
   Island.  Had a splendid supper.  I saw quite a number of people that I know.  
   1 o'clock.
6/13
   Clear & cool.  We went to Church & Sarah & I walked to Sunday School, I had a 
   class.  We called at Kate Stoothoff's.  Julia Colyer walked home with us.  
   John & Abie were there in the evenibg.  12 1/2 o'clock.
6/14
   Very pleasant.  Sarah & Cornelia came up in the car with me in the morning.  
   We took a little walk around the village & then I went to Mrs. H. Lott's to 
   dinner.  Ma came after us in the afternoon, Sarah, Elouise & I.  9 o'clock.
6/15
   Clear.  Annie & I went to Aunt Anna's to stay.  Mary Lib. was there also.  We 
   had company there in the morning.  Addie Schoonmaker, John Suydam, Foster 
   Burtis & Charlie D.  We played euchre.  Addie & I beat two games.  1 1/2 
   o'clock.
6/16
   Very pleasant.  We staid all night again.  We went to a meeting at the 
   school house to try to get the money that there is so much trouble about.  
   Mary Lib. went home.  Uncle Abe & U. Gabe went to market over night.  10 1/2 
   o'clock.
6/17
   Clear.  We came home in the morning.  Grandpa & Mr. Abm. Smith were here to 
   dinner.  My darling Abe came here before night & took me to a straw-berry 
   festival at the Town Hall for the D.R. Sunday School.  We had a very nice time at the 
   festival, had ice cream, cake, bananas, candies &c.  Arrived home 11 o'clock.  Abe staid until 1 
   o'clock.  Mary & George were here.  A very important night 
   for me and one long to be remembered, for Abe gave me my D I A M O N D ring, 
   engagement ring.
6/18
   Very stormy, cleared in the afternoon.  Uncle Gabe came here & wanted me to 
   go stay all night with Aunt Anna as U. Abe went to market, so I went.  
   Congratulations.  10 o'clock
6/19
   Clear.  I walked home from Aunt Anna`s in the morning.  Came part of the way with 
   Foster Burtis.  Ma & Annie went to Brooklyn.  I went to the village at night, 
   got my Summer hat.  I saw a great many people that I know.  Had quite a chat 
   with Frank Lott, Henry Nostrand, George Morrell, &c.  10 1/2 o'clock.
6/20
   Very pleasant.  I went to Church in the morning.  Phebe & Annie Vanderveer 
   were there & Frank Lott.  I went to Sunday School.  My scholars were there.  
   Mary & George were here.  Abe & Johnnie came quite early & staid until 12 
   o'clock.
6/21
   Very pleasant.  Annie & Sarah went to Lizzie D.'s & spent the day & at night 
   all the folks went to the reception at Mrs. Fleury's.  Mary Lib. came here & 
   staid all night.  12 1/2 o'clock.
6/22
   Clear.  Ma, Grandma, Elouise & Jimmy spent the day at Aunt Anna's.  Mary Lib. 
   went home early.  9 o'clock.
6/23
   Rather stormy.  To-day & to-morrow is the Horticultural Fair at Mineola.  Mr. 
   Van Slyke's father came here & spent the day.  9 o'clock.
6/24
   Very warm.  I went to the village after Annie's hat.  Received John 
   O'Donnell's congratulations.  Thank you, sir.  My diamond shone to-day.  Abe 
   & Johnnie came here about 10 1/2 o'clock to go to the Fair.  We had dinner at 
   home & started about 12 1/2 o'clock.  We saw a great many that we knew, and 
   had a splendid time.  Abe introduced me to His Mother, had a little chat with 
   her.  I received quite a number of congratulations from Annie & Phebe V. &c.  
   We all had supper at Lane's.  We arrived at home 10 o'clock.  Abe staid until 
   1 o'clock.  O! My, how warm.
6/25
   Exceedingly warm.  Sarah & myself took a ride to the village in the 
   afternoon.  Mary & George called.  Charlie called in the morning.  I painted 
   on my picture.  9 1/2 o'clock.
6/26
   Warm.  Pa, Ma, Grandma, Sarah & I went to Church, Preparation.  Annie Eldert 
   had her little Jennie christened.  Etta & Carrie Lott, Phenie Husson &c were 
   taken in the Church.  Sarah & I went to Ellen Gulick's to supper. Pa, Ma went 
   to Mr. VanSlykes.  10 o'clock.
6/27
   Very warm.  Ma staid home from Church, the rest of us went.  We went to S.S. 
   but my! how warm.  Pa & Ma went to the funeral of Theodore Ambermn, he died 
   Thursday.  Jerry Lott & Jake Conover came here in the afternoon & staid until 
   9 o'clock.  Abe & Johnnie did not get here until quite late.  1 o'clock.
6/28
   Warm yet.  I took Pa & Ma to the village, they went to Brooklyn.  Margeret 
   Stanley washed for us.  I took her home & brought Ma home.  8 1/2 o'clock.
6/29
   Quite cool, rained at night.  Charlie D. called.  Annie & Sarah went to Mary 
   Lib.'s & spent the afternoon.  Ma & Grandma went to Uncle John D.'s.  I 
   commenced to make my white waist.  I wrote to Aunt Sarah.  9 1/2 o'clock.
6/30
   Rain in the morning, clear in the afternoon.  Uncle John & Aunt Sarah D. 
   brought Grandma home & staid to supper.  Pa, Ma, Grandma & myself went to a 
   lecture by Mr. VanSlyke in the Town Hall, about California, very interesting. 
    11 o'clock.
7/1
   Very pleasant.  I took a trip up the cherry tree.  Abe was here in the 
   evening, he went up the cherry tree also.  We played euchre awhile and after 
   that we played Another Game.  1 o'clock.
7/2
   Very pleasant.  Uncle Ike called.  Mary Lib. spent the day here.  Ma & 
   Grandma went to Uncle Abe Stockholm's to supper & Mr. VanSlyke, Mrs. Amerman 
   & Minnie were here to supper.  10 o'clock.
7/3
   Very pleasant.  I went to Grandpa's in the morning.  I went to Brooklyn, saw 
   Abe & a great mny others.  Annie K. & I staid all night at Lib's.  We took a 
   walk, saw Lida McNaughton.  11 o'clock.
7/4
   Clear.  We left Lib's 9 1/2 o'clock in the morning, went to Grandpa's, but 
   did nit go to Church.  I went to S.S., taught a class.  Lida went with us.  
   She & Lib. staid to Grandpa's until 11 o'clock at night.  Annie & Johnnie 
   came down & Abe was there.  12 o'clock.
7/5
   Independence Day.  We celebrated the 4th to-day & had a grandly excellent 
   time.  Abe came to Grandpa's 8 o'clock in the morning & we went to Whelan's & 
   met John Bergen & Sarah, John Eldert & Annie Vanderveer,  John Vanderveer & 
   Julia Colyer, then we all drove out to Canarsie & went out sailing.  Had a 
   lovely sail, stopped at Rockaway about 2 hrs. at Kammel's, then came back to 
   Canarsie, had supper 7 1/2 o'clock, then went back to Grandpa's.  Abe put up 
   his horse there & we started to go see the fireworks, but it was too late.  
   Johnnie was there at night, he couldn't go to the bay.  John & Annie went to 
   Lib.s'.  Abe staid until 11 1/2 o'clock.  11 1/2 o'clock.
7/6
   Clear, had quite a heavy shower at night.  We were coming home but it was 
   showery.  Lib. staid at Grandpa's all night.  Ed. McNaughton spent the 
   evening there.  Grandma went to Rochester with George Hulst yesterday & Pa & 
   Ma went to Grandpa's.  Abe took my diamond to have our names put in.  I miss 
   it very much.  11 1/2 o'clock.
7/7
   Very warm.  We came home from Grandpa's in the morning.  Ma met us at the 
   village.  Pa, Ma, Sarah & I went to the installation of Mr. Hegeman at 
   Queens.  Aunt Anna brought the children here.  I wrote to Aunt Sarah.  9 
   o'clock.
7/8
   Pleasant.  Sarah & I went to the village, took some pease to Mr. VanSlyke &c. 
   in the morning.  We played croquet.  We received a postal card from George 
   Hulst stating that they arrived safely.  10 o'clock.
7/9
   Pleasant.  We worked hard all the morning, as a general thing.  Picked 
   raspberries &c.  9 1/2 o'clock.
7/10
   Quite pleasant, rained a little.  Pa & Ma went to the village at night, did 
   not get home until 11 o'clock.  11 1/2 o'clock.
7/11
   Very pleasant.  I went to Church in the morning, but did not go to Sunday 
   School, as Abe came in the afternoon.  Johnnie was here.  They both had some 
   candies & Abe brought me my diamond back again, with Our names in, very glad 
   to see it again.  Also both of my DIAMONDS.
7/12
   Clear.  Mary Lib. was here in the afternoon.  Aunt Anna called here.  Ma & 
   Sarah went to the village.  I finished painting a picture, the mill.  10 
   o'clock.
7/13
   Clear.  Sarah & Elouise went to Bushwick.  Elouise is going to make a visit.  
   Charlie D. called.  Showered in the afternoon.  9 o'clock.
7/14
   Very pleasant.  Uncle Abe brought Gertie here, she staid all night.  Sarah 
   came home.  Johnnie was here in the evening.  10 1/2 o'clock.
7/15
   Very warm.  Phenie Husson called here.  Pa, Ma & myself took a ride to the 
   village in the evening.  I expected a letter but did not get it, although it 
   was sent, from "my Dear".  10 o'clock.
7/16
   Stormy, but cleared off in the afternoon.  Pa & Ma went to the village.  We 
   made ice-cream.  9 1/2 o'clock.
7/17
   Clear & warm.  Pa & Ma went to the village at night.  11 o'clock.
7/18
   Clear.  I did not go to Church, staid home & kept house.  Gertie & Mamie were 
   here.  Were going to Sunday School, but it showered.  Abe came about 5 
   o'clock & staid until 11 o'clock.  He had to walk up, poor dear.  Johnnie was 
   here.  11 1/2 o'clock.
7/19
   Quite cool & pleasant.  Annie & I went to Mary Lib.'s & stid ll night.  
   Chrlie brought me my letter out of the P.O., it had been delayed.  My first 
   letter from Abe.  10 1/2 o'clock.
7/20
   Quite cool.  We came home in the afternoon.  I wrote to A. Sarah.  We put up 
   one of my quilts.  10 o'clock.
7/21
   Pleasant.  Aunt Maria came here in the morning.  Johnnie was here in the 
   evening.  They took a ride to the village.  Mary & George were here.  11 
   o'clock.
7/22
   Clear & warm.  I went to the village in the afternoon.  Sarah went to Lizzie 
   D.'s & Aunt Maria went with me & called on Abby D.  Mrs. B. Carpenter rode 
   home with me.  9 o'clock.
7/23
   Clear.  Annie & Pa called at Em. Williamson's.  Addie was down stairs, she is 
   better.  We went to the village & went to Mr. Van Slyke's, but they were not 
   at home.  Aunt Maria went home.  Elouise came home from Grandpa's.  9 
   o'clock.
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7/26
   Very showery in the afternoon.  We finished my quilt.  Uncle Abe, Aunt Anna, 
   Uncle Gabe & A. Mary called here in the evening.  9 o'clock.
7/27
   Clear.  Pa & Ma went to Brooklyn.  I sent a letter to Sarah Schenck & I 
   received a letter from Washington, from the dead letter office.  Abe's letter 
   is down there.  Mary & George called here.  10 o'clock.
7/28
   We had some rain in the morning.  Margeret Stanley washed for us.  I received 
   a letter from Aunt Sarah.  I expected Abe, but for some unaccountable reason, 
   he did not come.  10 1/2 o'clock.
7/29
   Clear in the morning, but rain in the afternoon, quite changeable weather.  
   Pa, Ma, Sarah, Elouise & Jimmy took a ride to Rockaway.  Abe came here and 
   spent the evening.  It is rather difficult for him to get here nowadays, but 
   he hired a conveyance from Brooklyn.  Abe took that letter to send to 
   Washington.  1 o'clock.
7/30
   Clear.  We worked hard all the morning, ironing, &c.  9 o'clock.
7/31
   Very pleasant.  Pa, Ma, Annie & Sarah went to the village in the evening.  10 
   1/2 o'clock.
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8/3
   Some rain.  I received Abe's letter from Washington & I commenced to write 
   him one.  My first letter to him.  9 o'clock.
8/4
   Clear & showery in afternoon.  I wrote to Abe in the morning.  Phenie Husson 
   came for me & we went around begging for money for our picnic.  We were 
   caught in the rain & staid to Mary Lib.'s.  Lib. K. & Lida were there.  
   Johnnie was here in the evening.  He gave Annie her diamond ring.  Addie 
   Schoonmaker spent the evening here.  12 o'clock.
8/5
   Clear.  Ma went to the village & posted my letter.  Lib. Kolyer & Lida 
   McNaughton came here & staid all night.  I received a letter from Abe.  10 
   o'clock.
8/6
   Clear.  Aunt Hattie Stockholm & Gertie came here to stay.  Annie took Lib. & 
   Lida to Queens.  9 1/2 o'clock.
8/7
   Clear all day, showery at night.  We found plenty of work to do all day.  I 
   went to the village at night with Pa & Ma & got a pair of shoes.  11 o'clock.
8/8
   Very pleasant all day.  I went to Church in the morning.  We went to S.S.  We 
   drove & before we got home, Johnnie & Abe overtook us.  They were here to 
   supper & John Bergen & Sarah Schenck were here also.  They staid until 10 1.2 
   o'clock.  Quite like old times again.  12 1/2 o'clock.
8/9
   Very pleasant.  Annie Kolyer camr here in the morning.  Charlie D. called 
   here in the morning.  About 10 o'clock Ma made up her mind to go to Brooklyn 
   & I went with her, had quite a jaunt.  Ma got a linen basque & overskirt, 
   vail, &c.  I saw a great many people that I know.  9 1/2 o'clock.
8/10
   Clear.  We worked hard all the morning getting ready for our picnic 
   to-morrow.  Annie's birth-day.  I gave her a tatting chemise yoke.  9 
   o'clock.
8/11
   The weather was rather dubious, but notwithstanding it, we all went on our 
   Sunday School picnic to Prospect Park.  We went in Charlie's wagon, 6 horses. 
    They had a fine turnout, 9 wagons.  Abe came there in the afternoon & came 
    home with us, he & Johnnie was here to supper & staid until 11 1/2 o'clock.  
    It rained a little, but we had a nice time.  Sarah went out riding with 
    Mart. VanSiclen.  11 1/2 o'clock.
8/12
    Clear in the morning, rain in the afternoon.  I took Aunt Hattie & Gertie to 
    the cars, they went home.  Sarah went to Bushwick to stay.  9 o'clock.
8/13
   Clear.  Annie got a letter from her John.  I commenced to work a motto on 
   card board for Grandpa.  It is "Nearer my God to thee".  9 o'clock.
8/14
   Clear.  I staid at home all day.  Pa & Ma went to the village.  I wrote a 
   letter to Aunt Sarah.  10 o'clock.
8/15
   Clear.  I did not go to Church.  I went to S.S.  Harmy & Gertie, Uncle Abe & 
   Aunt Anna & the children were here to supper.  Abe & Johnnie came before dark 
   & staid until 12 o'clock.
8/16
   We had some rain.  I staid at home all day.  9 o'clock.
8/17
   Rainy.  Annie & I contemplated going to Brooklyn, but the rain prevented.  9 
   1/2 o'clock.
8/18
   Rain, more rain.  We staid at home all day.  Sarah came home from Grandpa's.  
   9 1/2 o'clock.
8/19
   Clear for a variety.  Annie & I went to B'klyn, had a fine time.  Annie took 
   her diamond ring to Hart's, to be made smaller & I took my onyx ring to 
   Chase's to be made larger.  Annie got a calico dress, pair of kids, &c.  Abe 
   & Johnnie were here in the evening.  They brought 3 qts. of ice-cream, I eat 
   myself nearly sick.  12 o'clock.
8/20
   Clear.  I staid at home all day.  9 o'clock.
8/21
   Clear.  Ma & Annie went to B'klyn.  Mr. Gulick called.  10 o'clock.
8/22
   Clear.  I went to Church, also to Sunday School.  Dadie Purdy was absent from 
   my class.  We had quite a number of visitors at S.S.  Abe & Johnnie came 
   together before dark.  We had melons for the first time.  1 o'clock.
8/23
   Stormy again.  At home all day, did some sewing, finished a garment, ruffled 
   & tucked.  Ma went to Uncle Abe Stockholm's.  9 o'clock.
8/24
   Clear & cool.  Elouise & Jimmy went to market with Pa.  9 1/2 o'clock.
8/25
   Clear & cool.  Abe & I, Johnnie & Annie went to the Farmer's picnic at 
   Rockaway.  Took the 2 1/2 train & staid till 12 o'clock.  Had a very nice 
   time.  Soft crabs for supper.  Had a stroll on the beach by moonlight, 
   dancing, &c.  Arrived at home 1 1/2 o'clock    $130.00
8/26
   Pleasant.  Lib. Kolyer, Lida & Mame called here in the morning, quite a 
   lively crowd.  They staid about an hour.  9 o'clock.
8/27
   Clear.  Uncle Abe, Aunt Anne, Uncle Gabe & Addie called here in the evening.  
   Aunt Anna staid here with the children all night to have them here in the 
   morning, as we are going to the Bay.  9 1/2 o'clock.
8/28
   A very pleasant day.  We arose at 4 o'clock in the morning to go to the bay.  
   Uncle Abe, Aunt Anna, U. Gabe, Addie, Harm & Gertie, U. Ike, Mame, Pa & 
   Sarah, Johnnie & Abe, Annie & I completed the company.  Had a splendid time.  
   Abe brought me home in his buggy, a lovely ride.  Abe had peaches.  Abe & 
   Johnnie staid here till 11 o'clock.  Naughty boys.
8/29
   Clear & warm.  I did not go to Church, but went to S.S.  We drove down & 
   called at Aunt Anna's.  Jerry Lott & Jake Conover came here before dark & 
   staid until 10 1/2 o'clock.  Theodore Lawrence was here & Abe & Johnnie, of 
   course.  Peaches, pears, melons.  1 o'clock.
8/30
   Clear & warm.  Annie & Sarah went to Mary Lib's & spent the day.  9 o'clock.
8/31
   Clear.  Ma went with Aunt Anna to see Aunt Mary.  They staid all day.  I took 
   them to the village & called at Mr. VanSlyke's.  9 o'clock.
9/1
   Pleasant.  Abe & Johnnie were here in the evening.  12 1/2 o'clock.
9/2
   Clear.  Annie & I went to Lottie & Phenie Husson's & spent the afternoon.  
   Sarah & Ruth Phraner were there.  We staid until 9 1/2 o'clock & Sam. Colton 
   & Phenie came home with us.  10 o'clock.
9/3
   Clear & very warm.  I went to Aunt Kate Lott's for Sarah, she was there all 
   night.  I went to the village.  Sarah, Elouise & myself got a plate of 
   ice-cream.  9 o'clock.
9/4
   Clear.  Ma, Annie, Elouise & Jimmy went to Church, Preparation, as to-morrow 
   is Communion.  Pa picked 130 melons.  11 o'clock.
9/5
   Very pleasant.  Communion Sunday.  I went to Church in the morning.  Annie 
   staid at home.  We did not go to S.S.  Pa, Ma & Jimmy went to Grandpa's.  Abe 
   & John were here.  Such Devastation of victuals.  Melons, apple pie, chicken, 
   succotash, boulognie, cake, &c.  1 o'clock.
9/6
   Clear.  Margeret Stanley washed for us.  Charlie D. brought Uncle Peter D. 
   here to stay.  Charlie & Annie went out riding.  Ma & Sarah went to the 
   village.  9 o'clock.
9/7
   Clear & quite cool.  I staid at home all day.  9 o'clock.
9/8
   A splendid day & a splendid time.  Ma, Sarah, Annie & I started in the morning 
   with the D.R. S.S. & went to Prospect Park in the cars.  Johnnie & Abe came 
   there in the afternoon & we went to the Union Picnic at Flatbush, then to East 
   New York where we had a coach & went to the Academy of Music in N.Y. & saw 
   "Around the World".  We had supper at Taylor's.  Got back to E.N.Y. 1 o'clock 
   & reached home 2 1/2 o'clock.  I enjoyed myself exceedingly.  3 o'clock.  
9/9
   Clear.  Uncle Pete went home.  I wrote to Aunt Sarah.  9 o'clock.
9/10
   We had some rain for a variety, which we needed very much.  May & George 
   called here.  9 o'clock.
9/11
   Clear.  Pa, Ma, Elouise & Jimmy went to Central Park.  Johnnie Suydam was 
   here in the evening.  11 o'clock.
9/12
   Clear.  I did not go to Church.  Annie was the only one that went, as U. Abe 
   & A. Mary Kolyer & John & Helen came up here & spent the day.  We went to 
   S.S.  Abe & Johnnie were here in the evening.  Johnnie Eldert came here for 
   Abe.  Abe brought me a piece of music "Old Log Cabin".  12 1/2 o'clock.
9/13
   Rather stormy.  Charlie D. called here in the morning.  Ma, Annie & Jimmy 
   spent the day at A. Anna's.  I went for them & staid there to supper.  They 
   had company.  9 o'clock.
9/14
   CLear.  Ma & I went to Brooklyn, bought Elouise a dress, took my onyx ring to 
   Chase's, called at Aunt Hattie's & at Grandpa's.  I gave him a motto on 
   card-board.  I saw Abe, Johnnie &c.  9 o'clock.
9/15
   Clear.  I received a letter from Aunt Sarah.  Abe & Johnnie were here in the 
   evening.  12 1/2 o'clock.
9/16
   Clear.  Margeret Stanley washed for us.  9 o'clock.
9/17
   Very pleasant.  Aunt Anna & the children, Gertie Stockholm, Annie & myself 
   went to Aunt Mary's to spend the day.  The baby's name is "Anna May".  9 
   o'clock.
9/18
   Clear.  Ann Lib. Kinsey & baby, Lid. Stockholm, Aunt Anna & children spent 
   the day here.  10 o'clock.
9/19
   Rained all morning, although I went to Church.  There were 35 people there.  
   We did not go to S.S.  Abe & Johnnie were here, quite cool in the parlor.  1 
   o'clock.
9/20
   Clear.  Aunt Anna brought Gertie & Mamie, as she went to B'klyn.  Mary Lib. 
   came here & staid all night.  9 1/2 o'clock.
9/21
   Clear.  Mary Lib. went home in the morning.  Hester D. came in the afternoon 
   & staid all night.  9 1/2 o'clock.
9/22
   Clear.  Abby D. & Charlie spent the afternoon here.  Lottie Lott came & 
   staid.  Johnnie S. was here in the evening.  10 o'clock.
9/23
   Clear.  Lottie had a fit about dinner-time.  It startled us all pretty well.  She was 
   pretty bad with it.  Abe was here in the evening, quite cool weather.   May & 
   George were here.  1 o'clock.
9/24
   Clear.  Lottie went home in the morning.
9/25
   Clear.  Pa & Ma went to the village in the evening.  10 o'clock.
9/26
   Rain in the morning.  We all staid home from Church, as the horses are sick.  
   We went to S.S.  Sarah & Elouise staid to A. Anna's.  Abe & John were here, 
   we had sardines.  12 1/2 o'clock.
9/27
   Clear.  We are very busy trying to finish our brown dresses for the Fair.  
   May & George were here.  9 o'clock.
9/28
   The first day of the Fair, but we all staid home for a wonder, & sewed.  
   Uncle Peter Hulst & Grandma came home, surprised us all very much.  Aunt 
   Maria came here to keep house for us.  10 o'clock.
9/29
   Very pleasant.  We all went to the Fair at Mineola.  Uncle Pete, Pa, Ma, 
   Sarah, Elouise & Jimmy went in the carriage.  Had their wheel taken off 
   coming home.  Abe & I, Annie & Johnnie went about 10 o'clock.  We had a very 
   nice time, took our dinner with us.  11 1/2 o'clock.
9/30
   Clear.  Abe & Johnnie came here about 8 1/2 o'clock & we all went to the Fair 
   in our market magon, had a very nice time.  Uncle Pete came home with us.  11 
   1/2 o'clock.
10/1
   The weather is rather dubious.  Uncle Peter went home.  I varnished my last 
   painting for Sarah Schenck's wedding present.  Rained.  Charlie D. called.  
   We received invitations to John Bergen's & Charlie C. D.B.V.'s weddings.  9 
   o'clock.
10/2
   Clear.  Aunt Maria went home.  Pa & Ma went to the village.  10 1/2 o'clock.
10/3
   Clear.  I did not go to Church.  Ma & I staid at home.  We went to S.S.  
   Neither of my scholars were there.  Abe & Johnnie came together.  12 1/2 
   o'clock.
10/4
   Clear.  Charlie came over here in the afternoon to make cider.  He staid 
   awhile in the evening & played euchre.  9 o'clock.
10/5
   Rather foggy.  Ma went to Brooklyn.  I sent my oil painting picture to Sarah 
   Schenck for her wedding present, as to-morrow is her Wedding Day.  Sarah went 
   to the village & had her picture taken.  May left Uncle Ike's.  Ma got me 
   worsted to knit a scarf for My Little Abraham to keep him warm this winter.  
   9 o'clock.
10/6
   Rather stormy for the weddings to-day, nevertheless we went to them.  I went 
   with Pa, Ma & Sarah to East New York Church to see John Bergen & Sarah 
   Schenck married in the afternoon.  Abe was one of the ushers.  He brought me 
   home.  He & Johnnie were here to tea & 7 o'clock we went to our Church to see 
   Charlie C. D. & Anna VanSiclen married.  Rained very hard in the night.  1 
   o'clock.
10/7
   Clear.  Charlie called here in the morning.  9 o'clock.
10/8
   Clear.  Pa, Ma, Annie, Sarah & myself went to Mrs. Hendrick Lott's to spend 
   the evening.  They had quite a company, their 30th Wedding Anniversary.  We 
   had dancing &c.  1 1/2 o'clock.
10/9
   Clear.  Sarah went to Bushwick to stay.  I took her to the village.  Annie 
   spent the day at Uncle Ike's.  We put up the parlor stove.  9 o'clock.
10/10
   Clear.  I went to Church in the morning & to S.S. in the afternoon.  Annie & 
   I went alone, we called at Aunt Anna's.  Pa, Ma, Elouise & Jimy went to 
   Church in the afternoon.  Uncle Jim Lott & A. Kate were here to supper.   
   They staid in the evening awhile.  Abe & John were here, of course.  12 1/2 
   o'clock.
10/11
   Clear.  Charlie called here in the morning.  8 1/2 o'clock.
10/12
   Clear.  I staid at home all day.  9 o'clock.
10/13
   Clear & cold.  I walked over to Mary Lib.'s to spend the day & had to stay 
   all night, as I expected Abe, but he did come, for some unaccountable reason. 
    We were all going to Aunt Anna's, but were disappointed.  Mart. VanSiclen 
    spent the evening there & Frank Lott came after him & staid awhile.  12 
    o'clock.
10/14
   Clear.  I walked home in the morning from Mary Lib.'s.  We did some 
   house-cleaning.  Abe came in the evening & staid until 1-15 o'clock.  So 
   sleepy.  1 1/2 o'clock.
10/15
   Stormy.  Ma, Annie & I went to the village & went to Aunt Anna's & staid all 
   night.  We wrote invitations for Harmy Stockholm's wooden wedding.  Addie 
   Schoonmaker, Foster B., Johnnie Suydam & Charlie D. were there.  11 o'clock.
10/16
   Stormy.  Sarah came to Aunt Anna's for us & we came home & worked hard, 
   cleaning house.  8 o'clock.
10/17
   Clear.  I did not go to Church.  We went to Sunday School.  We had a concert 
   of Prayer there.  Mr. Hegeman was there.  Abe & John were here.  12 1/2 
   o'clock.
10/18
   Clear.  Busy house-cleaning.  We made a new rag carpet for the sitting-room.  
   8 o'clock.
10/19
   Clear.  I was some-what (under the weather) all day, but Abe came at night & 
   as a matter of course, I was better, part of a charm about him, a good 
   sedative.  John was here also.  We had music &c.  12 o'clock.
10/20
   Clear.  Ma & Annie went to Brooklyn.  Gertie & Mamie spent the day here, as 
   Aunt Anna went to Brooklyn.  Got a new carpet for Ma`s bed-room.  I drove 
   over to Mary Lib.'s in the afternoon.  She has a boil under her arm.  9 
   o'clock.
10/21
   Clear.  Abe & I, Johnnie & Annie, Pa, Ma & Sarah went to Harmy Stockholm's 
   wooden wedding.  Plenty of dancing &c.  Got home 3 1/2 o'clock.
10/22
   Very pleasant.  Annie went to Bushwick to stay.  Sarah took her to the 
   village.  Sarah Bergen wishes us to go there next Tuesday, so I wrote a note 
   to Johnnie, to tell Annie to go.  8 o'clock.
10/23
   Sarah & I were home alone all day.  All the rest of the folks went to New 
   Utrecht.  They left Grandma to Uncle Aaron's to stay.  Abe brought my picture 
   here.  He has had it taken & put in a case, velvet.  10 1/2 o'clock.
10/24
   Very pleasant.  I went to Church in the morning & to Sunday School in the 
   afternoon.  Pa & Ma went to Brooklyn, they heard Beecher.  Abe was here.  
   Rather cloudy, blustery & light shower, but cleared off & sunshine.  1 1/2 
   o'clock.
10/25
   Very warm.  Indian summer.  Sarah, Jimmy & I took a trip to the woods, got a 
   few chestnuts.  8 1/2 o'clock.
10/26
   Clear.  Sarah & I went to Sarah Bergen's (Schenck) to spend the afternoon.  
   Annie came there from Grandpa's & Abe & John came there for us in the 
   evening.  We stopped at Battie's, had our fill of oysters & arrived home 
   about 11 o'clock.  Rain & very dark from Jamaica.  1 o'clock.
10/27
   Clear.  Ma & Annie went to the village in the morning.  We trimmed our Fall 
   hats.  Sarah came home, she stayed to Schenck's last night.  8 o'clock.
10/28
   Very pleasant.  Abe & Johnnie Came here 9 o'clock in the morning & we went to 
   the American Inst. Fair at N.Y.  Spent the day there & in the evening we went 
   to a concert at Gilmore's Garden.  Left there 10 1/2 o'clock, came home in 
   the 12 o'clock South Side train.  Had a splendid time all day.  Saw a great 
   deal.  Abe gave me a bottle of cologne & a russia leather case to see myself 
   in.  Thoughtful little dear boy.  2 o'clock.
10/29
   Clear.  Ma & Sarah went to the village in the afternoon & brought Lillie 
   Holmes & Gertie Stockholm here to stay all night.  9 o'clock.
10/30
   Stormy.  Sarah took Lillie & Gertie to the village.  Pa & Ma went to B'klyn, 
   got me a new muff.  9 o'clock.
10/31
   Pa, Ma & Jimmy went to Grandpa's to spend the day, so we all staid home from 
   Church, but we went to S.S.  Ma heard Mrs. Moody & Sankey.  Abe & John were 
   here.  12 1/2 o'clock.
11/1
   Clear.  Ma & I went to the village.  Ma went to the funeral of little Frankie 
   Gulick.  I went to the dentist's, made a very Pleasant call, had 6 (six) 
   upper teeth extracted.  They are all gone now.  I have got to go toothless 
   for 3 weeks.  poor child.  7 1/2 o'clock.
11/2
   Clear.  Ma & Sarah went to the village.  Charlie D. called.  I wrote a letter 
   to A. Sarah.  8 o'clock.
11/3
   Clear.  Mrs. Lynch washed for us.  Abe & Johnnie were here, they staid until 
   12 1/2 o'clock.
11/4
   Stormy.  Abe wanted me to go down to Lib. Kolyer's & we would all go to hear 
   "Moody & Sankey", but it was too stormy, so I had to stay at home.  Ma went 
   to the village.  9 o'clock.
11/5
   Clear.  We filled a bed-tick with corn husks.  Uncle Abe & U. Gabe called 
   here in the evening.  9 o'clock.
11/6
   Clear.  Ma & Sarah went to B'klyn.  Elouise went to A. Anna's.  Annie & I 
   were home alone with the exception of Jimmy & Pa.  9 1/2 o'clock.
11/7
   Clear.  I staid in the house all day.  Quite a long lonesome day.  Abe & John 
   came together.  My Dearie brought me some white grapes & some splendid 
   candies, a box of chocolates.  12 1/2 o'clock.
11/8
   Clear & cold.  Mr. Tilly came here & commenced painting the house.  Annie 
   went to New Utrecht.  I wrote a letter to Lib. Kolyer.  8 1/2 o'clock.
11/9
   Clear.  There are 4 painters here.  The house begins to look quite different. 
    Ma & Sarah went to the Mite Society.  Mary Lib. called here.  Today is Abe's 
    birth-day.  24 years old, but he could not come to celebrate it with me, too 
    bad darling.  9 1/2 o'clock.
11/10
   Stormy.  Aunt Anna, A. Mary & the children were coming, but the rain 
   prevented.  9 o'clock.
11/11
   Clear.  Uncle Gabe, Aunt Anna, A. Mary & the children spent the day here.  In 
   the afternoon I went down to Grandpa's, staid all night to Lib.'s.  Abe came 
   there & took Lib. & I down to B'klyn to hear "Moody & Sankey", but we could 
   not get in.  We went to a large Methodist Church, it was very nice.  We got 
   to Lib.'s 9 o'clock.  Abe staid until 11 1/2 o'clock.
11/12
   Clear.  I staid all day at Lib.'s.  Went to the Dr.'s with Lib & Aunt Mary to 
   get vaccinated, they did but I didn't.  I staid at Grandpa's all night, Abe 
   was there & spent the evening.  He had some of his new pictures there, they 
   are very good, gave one to Annie & Lib.  We didn't laugh over nothing.  O! 
   No.  11 1/2 o'clock.
11/13
   Clear.  Lida McNaughton called at Grandpa's.  I came home in the afternoon.  
   We staid in the village until 9 o'clock.  Called on Mrs. Battee.  10 1/2 
   o'clock.
11/14
   I went to Church in the morning.  Nobody went to S.S.  Abe & Johnnie were 
   here.  Jerry Lott & Jake Conover called here in the evening.  12 o'clock.
11/15
   Quite pleasant.  8 o'clock.
11/16
   Rather stormy.  Ma & Sarah went to the village in the morning.  Charlie D. 
   called here in the evening.  He brought invitations over for the first 
   Sociable, for Abe & Johnnie to take around.  10 1/2 o'clock.
11/17
   Clear & cold.  We had some snow.  Johnnie & Annie, Abe, myself & Sarah went 
   to a concert at the Presbyterian Church, Jamaica.  It was very interesting.  
   I saw Libbie Dayton.  1 o'clock.
11/18
   Very pleasant.  Annie & Sarah went to B'klyn.  I went to the village for 
   them.  8 1/2 o'clock.
11/19
   Clear.  Ma & I went to the village.  I went to the dentist's & had 
   impressions taken for my teeth.  9 o'clock.
11/20
   Stormy.  Pa & Ma went to New York.  They bought Annie & I cloth for cloaks.  
   Gertie & Mamie were here all day.  Uncle Peter Hulst came here & staid all 
   night.  Johnnie Suydam, Vanderveer, Foster B. & Charlie D. called here in the 
   afternoon.  9 1/2 o'clock.
11/21
   Rather stormy.  I did not go to Church.  We did not go to S.S.  Abe came in 
   the afternoon & he & I went to our Church in the evening, very nice.  U. 
   Peter went home.  Johnnie gave Annie a pair of bracelets.  All the shutters 
   are off the house, getting painted.  12 1/2 o'clock.
11/22
   Very pleasant.  Annie & I went to the village.  I went to the dentist's & we 
   went to Miss Cornell's & ordered our winter hats.  Gertie & Mamie were here 
   all day.  9 o'clock.
11/23
   Stormy.  I staid at home all day.  9 o'clock.
11/24
   Clear.  Ma & I went to the village.  I went to the dentist's & got my 
   Crunchers.  Oh! how they do hurt.  Annie & Sarah went to Uncle Abe's & staid 
   all night.  Mr. & Mrs. John J. Bergen spent the evening here.  They gave us 
   their pictures.  11 1/2 o'clock.
11/25
   Thanksgiving Day.  I staid at home all day.  Pa & Ma went to Grandpa's in the 
   afternoon.  Addie Schoonmaker, Abe & Johnnie spent the evening here.  Addie 
   staid until 11 o'clock.  1 o'clock.
11/26
   Clear.  I staid at home all day.  9 o'clock.
11/27
   Clear.  Pa went to New York Ma went to the village for him at night.  He got 
   a pair of coral ear-rings for me.  Uncle Peter Hulst came here & staid all 
   night.  10 o'clock.
11/28
   Clear.  I did not go to Church, but I went to Sunday School for the first 
   time in three weeks.  Abe & John were here.  1 o'clock.
11/29
   Cold & blustery.  Annie & I took a walk over to Mary Lib.'s & staid all 
   night.  9 1/2 o'clock.
11/30
   Cold, oh, So Cold.  Annie & I walked home in the morning.  Ma & I went to the 
   village.  I went to the dentist's & called at Etta Lott's while Ma went to 
   the Mite Society in the lecture room.  We called at Mrs. Gulick's also.  8 
   1/2 o'clock.
12/1
   Cold but clear.  I had to drive down to the village in the morning.  Sarah, 
   Annie & I went to the first "Star Sociable" at Lizzie A. DeBevoise's with Abe 
   & Johnnie.  There was quite a number there, had a very nice time, arrived 
   at home 3 1/2 o'clock.
12/2
   Quite pleasant.  Annie & I called on Jennie Carpenter & on Mrs. Amberman.  
   Uncle called here in the morning & we, Annie, Sarah & I went there in the 
   evening & went to a Sunday School meeting to practice for the Christmas Tree. 
    Coonie drove us home.  Abe went to a ball, I hope, the last time.  9 1/2 
    o'clock.
12/3
   Clear.  Mary Lib. called here in the afternoon.  Johnnie called here in the 
   afternoon as he is going away on a short visit.  Sarah went to Mame's & staid 
   all night.  9 o'clock.
12/4
   Claer.  Uncle Gabe came over here in the morning & told us that Uncle Abe 
   Stockholm was very poorly, so Pa & Ma went over there.  Ma staid all day.  9 
   o'clock.
12/5
   Clear.  I went to Church.  It was Communion Sunday.  Annie staid at home.  We 
   went to Sunday School.  Abe & Johnnie were here in the evening.  Abe staid 
   until 1 o'clock.  Rather cloudy dull weather, very oppressive.  I hope it 
   will be the last time we will see any clouds.  1 o'clock.
12/6
   Rather stormy.  I went to the village in the morning & we went to Uncle 
   Ike's, as they are killing swine.  Uncle Abe Stockholm died yesterday.  I 
   went over there after grandma.  8 1/2 o'clock.
12/7
   Clear.  We got up very early in the morning because we had a great deal to 
   do.  Uncle Ike, Uncle Abe & Mary Lib. were here to help us kill pigs.  Liddy 
   (colored woman) was here to help.  Pa, Ma & Grandma went to the funeral of 
   Uncle Abe Stockholm.  9 o'clock.
12/8
   Clear.  The ground is covered with snow.  Abe & Johnnie were here in the 
   evening.  12 o'clock.
12/9
   Rather stormy.  Pa, Ma, Annie & Jimmy went to Uncle Abe D.'s to spend the 
   day.  Hog killing time.  9 o'clock.
12/10
   Clear.  Annie went to Hester D.'s & spent the day.  I went for her & made a 
   call there & to Uncle Ike's also.  9 o'clock.
12/11
   Clear.  Annie & I took a trip to B'klyn.  Annie got a pair of slippers for 
   Johnnie.  I called at Laura Brinkerhoff's in the evening.  10 o'clock.
12/12
   Clear.  I did not go to Church.  We went to Sunday School.  Martie & Dadie 
   were both absent.  Pa & Ma went to the funeral of Sarah Horn.  Abe & Johnnie 
   were here, but Such boys.  They took a trip after our winter hats.  They 
   admired them very much.  12 1/2 o'clock.
12/13
   Clear.  Had some snow at night.  I commenced to put my "double irish chain" 
   quilt together.  8 1/2 o'clock.
12/14
   Clear & cold.  I called on Libby Dayton at Huntting's.  She was very glad to 
   see me & I had a very pleasant call.  Annie & I called on Anna 
   VanSiclen(D.B.V.) at Uncle Abie D.'s.  We staid there to supper.  9 o'clock.
12/15
   Clear, had some snow at night.  Abe & I, Johnnie & Annie went to a sociable 
   at Etta Lott's, Jamaica.  Had a very nice time.  3 1/2 o'clock.
12/16
   Very pleasant.  Pa & Ma went to B'klyn.  They got fur to trim our cloaks 
   with.  Johnnie was here in the evening.  9 o'clock.
12/17
   Clear & cold.  Pa took Annie & I to Jennie Duryea's, we staid all night.  
   Dip. Eldert, Annie & the children were there.  10 o'clock.
12/18
   Clear.  Ma came after us in the afternoon.  We called on Annie Duryea.  My 
   cloak is finished & looks very nice.  Charlie D. called here.  9 1/2 o'clock.
12/19
   Clear, but So cold.  I went to Church in the morning.  We drove to Sunday 
   School & called to Aunt Anna's.  Abe & John were here.  12 o'clock.
12/20
   Clear.  Sarah went to Lizzie D.'s & staid the night.  Pa, Ma & myself went to 
   the Mite Society at Mrs. Degraw's, had a very nice time.  11 o'clock.
12/21
   Very pleasant.  Annie & I went to Aunt Anna's in the afternoon to help fix 
   candies &c for the Christmas Tree at Sunday School.  We filled cornucopias & 
   made motto's.  Pa & Ma came after us.  10 o'clock.
12/22
   Very pleasant.  I went to the village in the morning, took Sarah down, she 
   went to Grandpa's.  Mr Hulst called here.  In the evening Abe & Johnnie, 
   Annie & I went in 1 Buggy to Mary Lib.'s & spent the evening.  Johnnie & 
   Annie Vanderveer were there. Had a very nice time & a Nice ride.  1 o'clock.
12/23
   Very pleasant.  Pa, Ma & Jimmy went to B'klyn.  Annie & I went to Aunt Anna's 
   in the afternoon.  We went to Sunday School to practice for the Christmas 
   Tree.  George Morrell walked home with us.  10 o'clock.
12/24
   Clear.  "Tis the night before Christmas, when all through the house, quite a 
   sensation ensued, NOT as still as a mouse."  Original.  Sarah came home from 
   Bushwick & brought Johnnie slippers.  We dressed our Christmas Tree, fixed 
   the stockings, &c.  10 o'clock.
12/25
   Christmas Day.  Abe & Johnnie came here in the afternoon.  Abe gave me a 
   "Ladie's Companion", a book (Infelice) & two pieces of music.  Sarah gave me 
   a hair receiver & I got a hdkf.  I gave Abe a scarf & a KISS.  Abe gave Jimmy 
   a set of blocks.  11 o'clock.
12/26
   Not very pleasant.  I did not go to Church nor we did not go to Sunday 
   School, as it rained.  Abe & John were here.  They brought a jar of pickled 
   oysters.  11 o'clock.
12/27
   Very pleasant in the afternoon. In the morning Sarah & I went to the School 
   house to help dress the Christmas Tree which we had in the afternoon.  Abe & 
   Johnnie were there, they brought us home & staid in the evening.  Johnnie 
   went home 9 1/2 o'clock but MY DEARIE staid until 11 o'clock.  Georgie Shnurr 
   was here.
12/28
   Stormy.  I satid at home all day.  Pa took Grandma to Aunt Kate Lott's.  8 
   1/2 o'clock.
12/29
   Quite pleasant.  Pa & Ma went to B'klyn.  I wrote a letter to Aunt Sarah.
12/30
   Clear, but dreadful travelling.  Johnnie came in the evening.  Abe was coming 
   also, but Johnnie did not wait for him, so the poor child could not come.  9 
   o'clock.
12/31
   Clear.  Very busy getting ready for New Year's.
1/1/1876
   New Year's Day.  We received call at home.  Had 55 calls & a very nice time.  
   2 o'clock.
1/2 Sunday
   I did not go to Church.  We went to S.S.  Abe & Johnnie & Johnnie Eldert were 
   here in the evening.  12 o'clock.
1/5 Wednesday
   Abe & I, Johnnie & Annie went to a Star Sociable at Annie Vanderveer's.  4 
   o'clock.
1/13 Thursday
   Abe & I went to a New Lots sociable at Phebe Vanderveer's.  Had a splendid 
   time.  Abe's Mother & Uncle Ad. were there.  Annie did not go.  3 1/2 
   o'clock.
1/20 Thursday
   We spent the evening at Mr. Everitt's, up the road.  I got a letter for Abe, 
   he is in MY CASE.  11 1/2 o'clock.
1/26 Wednesday
   We spent the evening at Janie Carpenter's. 10 1/2 o'clock.
1/27 Thursday
   Abe & I went to the 2nd New Lots sociable at Dip. Eldert's.  Had a splendid 
   time.  I had a swelled face.  I staid there all night.  I slept with Nealie & 
   Annie Covert.  4 o'clock.
1/28 Friday
   Abe came to Annie Delia's for me in the evening & brought me home.  Got home 
   10 o'clock.  12 o'clock.
2/2 Wednesday
   We were going to a sociable at Uncle Ike's but Grandma D.B.V. is very poorly, 
   so they did not have it & I can't go to any more sociable's, so we will sty 
   at home.  1 o'clock.
2/3 Thursday
   We went to a Mite Society at Mr. Van Slyke's.  The house was crowded.  The 
   first snow of the season to amount to anything.  12 o'clock.
2/4 Friday
   Johnnie came & took Annie out sleighing, but my man could not come.
2/5 Saturday
   Pa & Ma went in the sleigh to Uncle Stryker Covert's.  Uncle Abe & Aunt Anna 
   went with them.  Abe took me to Hempstead sleigh riding.  Stopped at Lane's, 
   saw  Mame, Hester &c.  12 o'clock.
2/8 Tuesday
   I went to the auction at Uncle Abe Stockholm's house.  Abe & Johnnie were 
   there.  They came here to supper.  12 o'clock.
2/9 Wednesday
   Annie & I went in the cars to John Bergen's in the afternoon.  We called at 
   Mr. VanSlyke's also.  We staid to John's in the evening & Abe & Johnnie came 
   & brought us home.  12 o'clock.
2/10 Thursday
   I went in the cars to Dip. Eldert's to go to the sociable at Julia Colyer's.  
   Abe came there for me.  Had a very nice time.  Went back to Dip.'s & staid 
   until Saturday.
2/12 Saturday
   I went early in the morning to Grandpa's.  Sarah came there from home.  
   Grandma is very poorly.  Lib., Sarah & I went to B'klyn.  I got a dozen 
   pieces of braid for my new pillow-shams & a new pair of shoes.  I staid to 
   Lib.'s.  Abe came there in the evening.  We called at Lida McNaughton's.  Abe 
   went home 11 o'clock.
2/13 Sunday
   Grandpa took Lib., Sarah & I to Old Bushwick Church.  The Church is all in 
   deep mourning for Mr. Meeker, who had been there 50 years.  I went to S.S. & 
   took Abie Stockholm's class.  Abe came to Grandpa's & took me home.  Jimmie 
   Snyder & Ed. McNaughton were there.  12 1/2 o'clock.
   
   
These are the persons that have my pictures.
   1. Abe Wyckoff
   2. Johnnie Suydam
   3. Mary L. DeBeVoise
   4. Grandpa DeBeVoise
   5. Frank J. Lott
   6. Lib. Kolyer
   7. Aunt Anna DeBeVoise
   8. Sarah Schenck
   9. Aunt Sarah Hulst
  10. Ma D.
  11. Phebe W. Vanderveer
  12. Jerry Lott