BOOK 20 Page Alphabet M William Hartman care of Asthma went to Boswell for treatment for special Dr. Suttle, lady physician who has been engaged to treating asthmatic cases for 35 years with good success. She gave treatment to Wm Hartman a boy 10 years old who has had asthma for 8 years.
At the present time he is very much afflicted and has had much treatment in the past by specialist and physicians with but little benefit and only temporary relief from the first.
This lady Dr. says she can cure him in a short time and she also stated that she never failed in any case.
She give him treatment and in a few hours seemed much better the next day he was decidedly
improved. She also stated that it was not necessary to return for treatment. That he would get entirely
well without. I examined him on the 18th of January next day after he was treated by Mrs. Dr. Suttle
and found his lungs seemingly emphysenatious very much contrated so the air cannot enter free.
Alphabet T. Case reported Jan. 23, 1915 Fanny M. Sink
Jan. 15, 1915 Commencement of desease.
Jan. 19,21,22 " Upper part of right lung, Date of first visit Jan 19, 1915 will be confined to the
home several days. Temp 1021/2, pulse 84, resperator 20, Report Jan. 26, 1915.
Alphabet U Book 20 Received of Dr. Wm Kelsey five dollars in full for work done to date and leaving a balance due Dr. Kelsey for rent of home up to 20th of February 1915 of $16.50 pr contract of five dollars and fifty cts for month Feb. 20, 1915.. (Signed Lonzo Hiland)
Received pay in full of Wm Kelsey five dollars pay in full of all demand to date for work and all other
claims of every kind to date Feb. 20, 1915 (Signed Wesley Hiland)
Page 13-15-17 Stagnation in business throughout the United States and unemployed laborers.
Jan. 1st 1915 is yet existing and in my opinion but little hope of a revival of business interest and prosperity as propheside by President Wilson and the leaders of the Democratic party.
The repeal of the Payne Aldrich Protective Tariff Law and sustituting the Underwood Free Trade Tariff Law is the chief cause of the stagnation in business and making it not possible for the laboring people to earn a dollar.
I am of the opinion that there will be no general prosperity until the Democratic Free Trade Tariff law is repealed and a Protective Tariff law enacted suited to the wants of the people of the United States. The confidence of those who operate many thousands of industries, and industries in general in every business that gives employment largely to laboring people must be restored fully and have hope that their interest will not again be tinkered with as was the case when the Underwood Free Trade Tariff law was enacted.
The Democratic politician are daily reporting to President Wilson that the business interest is improving and that prosperity is coming right along. Such reports made mislead the President and his statements made based on the reports of the Democratic leaders fools the people and causes the people to loose confidance in the President, on account of no truth in his report of prosperity returning soon.
The facts are that the little revival in business is due to the election of Nov. 3, 1914. The results indicated that the policy of the Democratic party was responsible for the condition of things as to stagnation in business and hope in 1916. The Republican party would be put in control of the government and enact laws suited to the wants of the people of the United States of America instead of the people in foreign countries. Confidence must be restored. The European War also had some effect to improve conditions and make a better demand for labor not more than one man out of 25 that could get employment on account of the European War.
There is not less than three million laborers out of employment in the United States that would be earning not less than one dollar pr day had not the Payne Aldrich law been repealed. Three million dollars loss to the laboring people each day would be three millions out of circulation each day. 18 millions pr week. Ninety three millions six hundred and sixty thousand in one year.
No wonder there is stagnation in business. No wonder that the laborers are not satisfied with the rule of the Democratic party method government and by reason of their dissatisfaction voted the Republican ticket on Nov. 3, 1914.
Every large city in the United States has it many thousand men and women out of employment and in a
condition almost starved, due to the Free Trade Tariff legislation in the interest of the foreign people and
unsuited to the wants of the American people.
Page 20 Book 20 Mel Osborn & Kelsey tile deal. I went to Knox this day Aug. 1914 for the purpose of attending the sale of that portion of the Fletcher ditch to be constructed with drain tile. The agreement between me and Mel Osborn that we are each to bear one of 1/2 of the expense in the construction of that part of the ditch that is to be tiled and share equal in the surplus of any when the ditch is completed. Mel Osborn bid that part off that is to be constructed with tile for 2600.00, twenty six hundred dollars and I am his bonds man. Ditch to be completed December 1915.
Mel Osborn and I went to Bippus and Sweetser for the purpose of purchasing the tile for that part of the Fletcher ditch to be constructed with tile in North Bend Township Stark Co, Ind.
We purchased of the Bippus firm tile for $975.00 to be delivered at Monterey FOB.
We to pay the freight and for the tile 90 days after the delivery. Tile guaranteed to be first, No one.
We received the first car Aug. 1915 16 inch. The 2nd car arrived Aug. 16, 1915, 16 inch
Page 22 Book 20 Commenced to hall them out morning of the 17 of August 1916.
Dr. Kelsey 36 1
Aug. 17 Wes & G. Collins 2 loads 36 2
18 Kelsey 2 loads 72 2
19 Kelsey 3 loads 108 3
20 One load of 40 tile 1
23 Halled 4 loads 30 each 4
24 Halled 2 loads of 30 each
This make 14 loads out of the first 3 cars to date.
28 Halled loads 6
Aug. 28 Making 20 loads to date
30 Halled 4 more loads 4
This make up to date 24 loads up to date afternoon
Wes Hiland and G. Collins hall the last 4 loads of 14 inch tile.
Sept. 1st. halled 2 loads 14 inch Hiland & Collins 2
2nd. " 4 " " " 4
3 " 3 loads this day 3
Up to this evening Sept 3 rd. 33 loads
4 4 loads of 14 inch 4
This makes 35 loadss to date
6 3 loads of 14 inch 4
9 3 loads of 12 inch 3
10 3 loads of 12 & 14 inch 3
Halled tile in March 1 day, Plowed in ditch 1 day, Worked shoveling in ditch 1 day.
Dec. 4 Collins ditch one day
6 Collins ditch one day
Page 25 Book 20 Mel Osborn halled 7 loads of the first car, 3 loads of the 2nd car, 5 loads of the 3rd car on the 24th. Making 15 loads to the evening of the 24th.
26 halled 5 loads.
27 " 5 "
28 " 5 "
Making 24 loads to Aug. 28.
30 Halled 2 more loads This makes 26 loads up to Aug. 30 noon
Sept 1 halled 2 loads.
2nd " 2 "
3 " 5 " This makes up to date 35 loads.
4. " 2 " This makes 37 loads.
9 " 2 " of 12 inch
10 " 3 " of 12 & 14 inch
No of loads halled 42
Page 25 Book 20 Record of the work and expense connected with the construction of that part of the Fletcher ditch to be constructed with drain tile . Bid off at Knox, Ind. By Osborn & Kelsey at Knox, Ind. August 1914.
On Sat July 2, Osborn and I went to Bipipus and Sweetser first expense. First work done was by M. Osborn digging a trench below my west line to let the water off of his crop at the head of the ditch some benefit to the construction by reason of a trench made at the lower end.
The first car of tile 16 inch M. Osborn halled out 7 loads and distributed on bank of the ditch and I halled out 3 loads of 37 tile each load.
Page 26 (Cont.) Commenced to dig and lay tile on the 12th day of August 1915 at noon. Mel Osborn and two hands. Kelsey and one hand the first 1/2 day put in about 80 feet.
13, 2nd day work 6 hours in the forenoon and quit. Gus Fell, Wes Hiland, Mel Osborn give up on account of quick sand and too much water.
Thursday the 19 of August commenced to tile with the following force. Gus Fell & George Burtwell,
Smity Copeland, Mel Osborn and Kelsey helping one hand. Work all day got it up to the east side of
the road at my place where the bridge was. All right with the fall equally distributed.
Page 29 Book 20 Article of agreement made and entered into this the 10th day of June 1919 between
Wesley Hiland and William Hiland son of Wesley Hiland is as
Page 31 Book 20 Article of Agreement made and entered into this the 10th day of June 1919
between Wm Kelsey of Monterey, Indiana party of the first part and William Hiland and Wesley Hiland
parties of the second part is as follows. The said William Hiland by agreement and consent of his father
Wesley Hiland party of the second part agrees to work for the said Kelsey on the farm at all the kinds
of work that said Kelsey has been accustomed to have hands work from June 10, 1919 to the tenth
day of Oct. 1919 for $15.00 pr month and the said Kelsey agrees to board him and pay said Willie
Hiland 2/3 of his wages at the end of each week if no time is lost and the remainder when he works the
months out in full. Said Willie Hiland agrees to work to the best of his strength and put in full time not
less than 10 hours each day if weather permits. Feed the horses and curry not later than 5 o'clock in
Page 38 Book 20 Work done by G. Budnell on the tile ditch for Osborn and Kelsey as follows at 1.75 pr day of 10 hours.
1915 Aug. 12 1/2 day $ .88
13 1/2 day near .75
19 one day l.75
20 2/3 day rined 1.20
Mon. 23 one day 1.75
24. " " 1.75
25. " " 1.75
30. one day
31. one day not much done
Sept. 1. " " " " " til afternoon
2. " " " "
3. " " "
4. " " "
6. " "
7. 1/2 day
10. one day
11. " "
13. 1/2 "
14. one "
15 " " help to do what Fell done
16. " "
17. " "
Page 39 Gus Fell laid tile on the Fletcher ditch as follows at 2.00 pr day of 10 hours.
Aug. 12 Commenced at noon worked 1/12 day $1.00
13. In the forenoon work a few hours and quit. 1.00
on account of too much water & quick sand
19. Commenced again one day 2.00
Friday 20. 2/3 day 1.35
Mon. 23 one day 2.00
24 " 2.00
25 " 2.00
30. one day 2.00
31. one day not much done 2.00
Sept. 1 one day until afternoon 2.00
2. " " 2.00
3. " " " 2.00
4. " " " 2.00
6. " " " 2.00
7. 1/2 " 1.00
Friday 10 one " " 2.00
11. 1/2 day went to Knox 1.00
13. one day very warm 2.00
14. " " " " 2.00
16. " " 2.00
Page 42 Book 20 Cash paid out for the construction of the Fletcher ditch in North Bend Township Stark Co., Ind. as follows
Freight on 2 car loads
Aug. 17 15.18
Aug. 20 15.40
Aug. 27 Harry Rock cash 5.00
27 Metal shield to let off the water into the tile .30
30. Freight on 2 more car loads tile
Sept. 1 Osborn & Kelsey 31.24
for box to lay tile in
Sept. 1 made by Rawlston & WEK
material & time 3.75
Sept. 4 Harry Rock cash 5.00
4. C. A. Hall 10.00
11. Harry Rock 5.00
Hall C.A. 15.00
This makes $76.00 to date
Page 43 Book 20 Work Kelsey furnish on Fletcher tile part of ditch at 1.75 pr day for the hands.
Aug. 13 1915 Smity Copeland work 1.75
Aug. 27 Wes Hiland 2 days 1.75
channeling out from upper end down to Fell
work on the ditch
Sept. 1 all day Wes Hiland 1.75
9 G. Collins work one day 1.75
10. " " " " 1.75
11. One day Collins 1.75
13. One day G.C. 1.75
14. 1/2 day G.C. .87
15. " " .87
16. One day 1.75
17. One day " 1.75
18. One day " 1.75
Page 44 Book 20 I have been on the ditch with Osborn every day ex--- 21/2 up to date Aug. 30
which is 6 days up to this evening the 30th of Aug.
Page 70 Book 20 Alfa Hoesel Trustee of Tippicanoe Township Pulaski Co., Ind.
To Dr. WmKelsey for medical service rendered the family of Wesley Hiland Poor
Jan. 22 to Prescription Wesley $1.50
23. to visit Willie Hiland 2.00
23. to prescription Mrs Hiland 1.50
24. to visit Willie 2.00
25. to visit Willie 2.00
26. to prescription Mrs. H. 1.50
" " Willie 1.00
" " Lon & Marie 1.50
27. to visit Willie 2.00
" prescription 3 others 2.75
March 7 to visit Willie Hiland 2.00
" to prescription Willie 1.00
" to presc. Mrs. Hiland 1.00
" to " 2 children 1.50
7. to visit Willie night 3.00
" to presc. Mrs. Hiland 1.00
8. to visit Marie night 3.00
8. to visit Willie 2.00
" to prescription W.H. 1.00
" to prescription 3 others 2.25
8. to visit Marie H. night 3.00
" to prescription H. 1.50
" to presc. Loney Benny 1.50
" to " Marie .75
9. to visit Willie 2.00
" to presc. Mrs. H. 1.00
" to presc. 3 others 2.00
10. to visit Marie 2.00
" to prec Willie 2.00
" to presc 2 others 2.00
11. to visit Marie H. 2.00
" to presc. Mrs. H. 1.25
Page 71 Book 20
March 11 to presc. Benny & Lon H. 2.00
12 to visit Benny H. 2.00
12. to presc. Willie H. 1.00
" to presc. Marie H. .75
12. to visit Benny night 3.00
13. to visit Benny 2.00
13. Prescription Willie 1.00
13. " Marie & Babe 1.00
14. to visit Benny H. 2.00
14. to visit evening 2.00
15. to visit Benny 2.00
" to presc Willie & Marie 2.00
" to " Mrs. Hiland 1.00
16. to visit Benny 2.00
" to presc. Willie 1.00
" to " Marie 1.00
" to presc Mrs. H. 1.00
17. to visit Benny 2.00
17. to presc. Willie 1.00
" to pres Marie & Loney 1.00
18. to visit Benny 2.00
Page 79 Book 20
10. To visit Marie evening 2.00
11. to visit Marie 2.00
" to visit Mrs. Hiland 1.00
" to Presc. Willie 1.00
" to Prec 2 other children 1.50
11. to visit Benny 5 AM 2.00
12. to " " " 2.00
" to presc. Willie & Marie 1.50
12. to Benny night 2.50
" to presc. Willie & Marie 1.50
13. to Benny 2.00
" presc 3 others 2.50
14. to Benny morning 2.00
" to Benny evening 2.00
15. to Benny 2.00
16. to " visit 2.00
" to presc. Willie 1.00
" to presc. Marie .75
" to presc. Mrs. Hiland .75
17. to visit Benny 2.00
" to presc 3 others 1.75
18. to visit Benny 2.00
" to presc Willie 1.00
" to presc. Marie .75
" to presc. Mrs. Hiland .75
19. to " Benny 2.00
Page 80 Book 20
I am 80 years old this day, August 14, 1915. I was born in Perry County Ohio August 14, 1835. I am in good health in every way except I have some pain in my right leg below the knee, seemingly rheumatism in the sheath of the muscle. If it is rheumatic it will not do much injury and will be cured in time. If it is a disease of the sciatic nerve it may result in paralysis which would be very unfortunate for me. It would be the end of my physical ability to continue business as I have in the past.
My mental power is as great as it ever was if not greater than it was 20 years ago. It is much easier to understand and do much that I could not 20 years ago. There is not one organ in my body that is out of repair except the pain in the leg just below the knee. Exercise intensifies the pain and makes the leg a little limp and not much strength when tired from continued going. I have not laid up one day since the beginning of the pain near 4 months since else my leg might be well.
So to my affairs in business I am in pretty good shape and have a good prospect of being successful financially as much as I desire. I have never desired to be more than I am as to wealth and am well satisfied with my career since 1856. Successful in every way that I desired to be. I am an optomist always looking on the bright side no matter how much there is against me. I have had quite a good many blackmailers and scounderels to fight and generally I come out victorious. Not very desirable to be associated with such Riff Raff.
I don't know how long I will live and be able to attend to business as I have in the past. I would like for 20 years or more life and health as I have had in the past. I could do much that I think would be of great benefit to mankind as well as to myself. I am having no fear that my days are few, but expect to live 10 years longer at least.
As long as I can attend to business and have good health I will be pleased to live. When unable to attend to my affairs in business and not in good health and no prospect of good health, then the sooner I die the better for me at least if for no others.
I have no fears of the future not the least in any respect as to what is the common belief of many as to a future state of existence.
I am and have been for 50 years or more concerned about my existence on earth more than what may be the condition after I cease to live. How pleasant it is to live without fear of eternal punishment after death if all things are not complied with according to holy writings.
I am a firm believer in a Supreme over ruling and creative power but do not know or understand where
it is nor from where it emanated and I do not believe that any person ever did nor ever will. It is a very
easy matter for statements to be made by those who are possessed with the ability to make them that
they fully understand the Supreme Being and Creator and Governor of all things and able to make a
majority of mankind believe they are telling the truth.
Page 86 Book 20 Article of Agreement made and entered into this the 29th day of March 1919 between WmKelsey of Monterey, Indiana party of the first part and Alva Mitchell party of the second party of near Winamac, Ind. is as follows:
The said Kelsey has rented to the said Mitchell 40 acres the NW of the SW1/4 of section 8 Monroe Township, Pulaski Co., Ind. for the period of one year or more if both parties agree.
Near 8 acres in wheat now seeded by Peter Hahn and near 7 acres of rye by same party seeded the fall of 1918. Said Mitchell agrees to harvest and thrash said rye and wheat and market the same for the said Kelsey, one half of the grain and stack one half of the straw well for said Kelsey's use at the time of thrashing same. The other 1/2 said Mitchell is to have for his use said grain. The said Mitchell agrees to market before Oct. 1, 1919 either at Monterey, Ind. or Winamac, Ind. Said Mitchell agrees to cultivate the remainder of said 40 acre tract of land in corn and oats and deliver 2/5 this of the grain to said Kelsey at the time of gathering the same and stack the one half of the straw well on the land where grown for said Kelsey's use and the other /12 of the straw is for said Mitchell's use.
In the event that said Kelsey seeds the wheat and rye that is now growing on said land to clover timothy
and alsek the said Mitchell agrees to make the hay and stack one half near the North west corner so
the same will preserve well for said Kelsey and the other 1/2 said Mitchell is to have. Where unto we
have this day sighned our names March 29, 1919. WmKelsey Alva Mitchell
Page 92 Book 20 Page 95 Book 20 Page 94 Book 20
Jo Anstes Frank Ditmire Thadeus Johnson
John Anstes Harmon Reister Schuyler Johnson
Andy Young Anthony Reister John Baker
Sam Young Higins Dane Downey
John Young Wm Smith Chris Doremus
Wm Kleckner Gil Mathews John Hiland
Joseph Kleckner Sam Lobey
A.M. Kleckner Le Fechner
Jocob Kleckner Grantz
Peter Keller Jacob Hubbard
John Keller George Clemmens
Louis Keller Stonebaker
Joseph K. Keller J. R. Sennett
Joseph D. Keller James Spank
L. D. Allen Noah Runkle
Wm Allen Andrew Doll
Sylvana Allen Chris Wright
Sam C. Allen Abe French
Peter McNany Dr. Steiner
George Burket S. Eckelhart
Grant Burket Howard Loring
George Burket Wm Sickman
Noeh Kunkle Willar Reams
Nathan Wait Rudy Kelsey
Rollen Wait Dr. W.E. Kelsey
J. B. Shaffer Dr. A.J. Kelsey
James Cunningham Dr. Wm Kelsey
Joseph Johnson James Wallace
Philip Wagner Joseph Schuch
John Keitzer Raymond Schuch
Theodore Marbaugh Seraphim Schuch
Robert Forsythe John Schuch
Wm Forsythe Joseph Schuch Jr.
Henry Forsythe James Dockerty
Hugh Drew C. K. Sennett
Charles Fox Cecil Sennett
Charles Peterson Lou Sloan
Ash Ward Elmer Johnson
Page 96 Book 20
Article of agreement made and entered into this the 22 day of Oct. 1918 between WmKelsey of Monterey, Indiana party of the first part and Niel Hazen of Monterey party of the second part is as follows:
The said Hazen agrees to work for said Kelsey for the period of four months from the morning of the 5th day of November 1918 for the sum of $120.00 at all the various kinds of work that said Kelsey require of him on the farm the same as said Hazen has been working at the past 11 months.
Said Kelsey agree to pay said Hazen at the end of each weeks work 1/4 of the $30 pr month which is $7.50 if full time is worked for the entire 4 months.
Said Hazen agrees to work every day and loose no time unless sickness prevents and take good care of the stock to feed and water every day regular.
Said Kelsey agrees to let said Hazen live in the house where he now lives and privilege of getting wood for house use out of the woods that said Kelsey points out and a cow to milk and feed for pig for the period of 4 months and in the event of working out his time in full the pig shall be the property of said Hazen without any charges for the pig he got of said Kelsey in the month of Sept. 1918.
Said Kelsey agrees to give said Hazen a present of $25.00 in installments of $81/3 dollars at the end of
each 2 weeks after the 4th of November 1918 until the payment of the $25 is paid in full provide said
Hazen does not quit working according to contract as above set forth and mentioned.
Page 100 Book 20
The great majority of mankind are cranky much of the time as long as they live. Generally they think they are smart and have as much sense and excuse as good judgement in most things they have to do with as any one of mankind.
I have known many who claimed to be intelligent that scarcely knew anything not even know enough to measure their lack of knowledge.
No one is able to measure the ability of another person unless he is possessed with knowledge as great or greater than the one whose knowledge he is measuring.
Therefore the party who claims to know how much some other party knows who knows much more than the party who undertakes to measure always fails in his measurement.
It is a common thing for some people to claim they are cleaner than others with out investigating to know the facts. I have noticed that those who are boasting of their cleanliness are very far from being clean in many respects.
Just think of a man or a woman with dirty mouths by reason of rotten teeth and parts of their bodies that are stinking from various causes turning up their noses at others who are not half so filthy.
Most all go into the privies commonly called back houses and sit down and snuff up the strongest kind of rotteness and come out of such places with their clothing full of the stink and on their way pass a pig pen or a barrel with smell in it and turn up their nose and make a great fuss about it when the back house they come out of where they had sit much longer than they need to possibly read a newspaper while in the dirty house then have the gaul to claim to be cleanly.
First class Humbugs sure no mistake. Such persons are naturally given to jealousies, envy and
cursedness never willing to acknowledge facts especially if it is something better than they own or have
or if it is very nice and they want to let their cursedness crop out fully they will say I don't think it is
good or nice but belittle it to gratify their hateful nature.
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Jacob Reprogel James Demoss Isack Eldridge
Ferd Seedell Louis James Sam Fisher
John Cunningham Peter Crouse Paulus Miller
Martin Wygant Charles Hoesel Frank Denton
Eli Demoss Jerry Allen John Rock
David Reprogel George Garrison Sam Rock
Martin Keller John Compton Cornielus Rock
John Baker Ed Hatten John Barnett
Tolifaro Downing Benny Davison David Shearer
Hiram Liensford Wm Davison Dave Mclain
Michael Kleckner R. Flouss Neil Hazen
Peter Croft Louis Hankell Myron Garrison
PHilip Croft Jacob Albright Chas Stadley
Eli Johnson Wm Thomas George Guss
Wm Linax Peter Coonfase Art Masters
John Cunningham Joseph Varpellat Andrew Bender
Cyrus Wait Thomas McNany John Bender
Martin Izenower Phipps Peter Demoss
John Foster Phil Trap Schingler Demoss
John Hoffman Wm Overmire Eli Campbell
Valentine Reneholt Wm Wright Hiram Campbell
Henry Sickman Casper Brucker Frank Fansler
Barney Sickman Joseph Gussie Vick Follmar
Peter Sickman Valentine Siltz John Follmar
John Sickman Louis Hoffman John Shoemaker
Jacob Slonaker O.P. Warren Jacob Wendling
A.J. Moore Pat Casey John Hoffman
Jacob Shoup Phillip Falstitch Ed Zehner
Joseph Hiland Charles Baker Manuel Zehner
James Hiland Henry Forsythe Sol Zehner
Hiland Robert Forsythe Levi Serdell
Adam Decker Wm Forsythe
Peter W. Demoss John Burget
John R. Demoss Debolt Vogel
Thomas Fisher H.H. Burch
David Light Joseph Rotherinel
Peter Houser James Dale
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Jessie Millison Alan Ludwig Andrew Strong
Dan Edkelberner Ferd Ludwig Charley Strudley
Joseph Walker John Ludwig Frank Reynolds
Elias Way H. Litchwork David Hoy
Israel Overmire James Fry Abe Hoy
Henry Crites Jerome Hall Denis Cacey
Sam Young John Coxen Samuel Main
Peter Young John Stark Albert Main
Sol Freese Wm Shutz Charley Saylor
John Young J.B. Shaffer
Ferdinard Seidell Louis Hoffman
Nelson Campbell Johnathan Werner
Jacob Fansler E--h Wilson
Haschell John Creener
Jessie Varpilat Dr. Hall
John Steis " Father
Jacob Newmire Louis Shoup
John Bates Austin Downing
Daniel Eckelberner Peter Keller
Peter Drumeter John Keller
Philip Falstitch Martin Keller
Wm Kleckner Joseph Keller
Jacob Albright Louis Keller
Peter Fink A.M. Kleckner
I.J. Slonaker Wm James
Jacob Slonaker Peter Drumeter
Levi Slonaker Jo Varpilat
T.P. Demoss Joseph Rothermel
Dr. Wm Demoss Henry Crites
James Richey Harman Uhl
Sam Richey Charles Danson
Wm Fall John Ent
J.B.Shutz Thom Ent
Page 108 Book 20
I Wesley Hiland agree to work for Dr. Wm Kelsey for 4 month for $20.00 pr month at all of the kinds of work that he Dr. Kelsey may require of me to work at as is his past custom.
I agree to get up early and feed the horses and hogs and keep the stables clean and take good care of all things that is under my care and in no way neglect. I agree to work such hours as may be required of me to work to the best of my ability.
I agree to feed and care for the horses that Dr. Kelsey drives hitch them up not later than 6 in the morning and unhitching and free as late as 7 in the evening.
I agree not to drive the horses only in a slow trot at anytime and not get them excited by any foolishness holloring or rough handeling.
I agree not to use the horses for any purpose except to get my wood or fuel in unless by special permission from Dr. Kelsey.
I agree to work every day except Sunday if no sickness interfere and do the feeding at said Kelsey's stables morning and noons on Sundays and hitch up and unhitch the horses he drives every day including Sunday.
I Dr. Wm Kelsey agree to let the said Hiland have a house to live in while working for me without any charge and in the event that said Hiland does not work as agree to vacate the house or pay $6 pr month in advance provide Dr. Kelsey will permit said Hiland to occupy the dwelling.
I Dr. Kelsey agree to let the said Hiland to have a cow to milk while working provide said Hiland keeps the cow up near where he lives and takes good care of the cow provided said Kelsey does not permit him to get 1 qt of milk at said Kelsey's residence where he lives in Monterey, Ind.
Said Kelsey agrees to pay said Hiland at the end of each week $5.00 provide he looses not time.
The dwelling house will be either in Monterey or on the Reister place near Monterey, Ind.
I agree to hitch up said Dr. Kelsey's horses every morning at 6 oclock to the buggy.
It is here understood that Dr. Kelsey is to be at no expense of any kind for said Hiland not here mentioned.
It is also agreed and understood that Wes Hiland is to milk any and all of the cows that said Kelsey may require said Hiland to milk at any time after the 6th of August 1916 morning and evening and keep the milk clean so it will pass inspection for market and be kind gentle in every way to get best results. The milking to be done p---- to 6 oclock in the morning and between 5-7 in the evening and in no way be rough or abusive.
The orchard and garden Dr. Kelsey reserves for his own use also the barn and sheds. The fruit growing in the yard said Hiland is to have.
Said Hiland shall have the privilege of gathering up old and dried wood for summer use only to do
Page 111 Book 20
I Wesley Hiland have this day August 5th 1916 agreed to work for Dr. Wm Kelsey of Monterey at all the different kinds of work that he is accustomed to have a hired hand to work at for twenty dollars pr month and a dwelling house to live in while I am working for said Kelsey. The dwelling house consists of two rooms on the south end of the house on Lot No 3 in PW. Demoss original plot of the town of Monterey.
The value of the use of the dwelling rooms is estimated at $7 pr month and 1 qt. of milk each day. Also the use of a team to hall the fuel that he needs for house use. The fuel to be close or near Monterey and for no other purpose except by permission of Said Kelsey.
I agree to take good care of the rooms and keep them clean and not smoke them or in any way damage the rooms and in the event of my failing to work satisfactory to move out of the house or pay $7.00 pr month rent for same in monthly in advance.
I agree to feed at sunrise every morning. I agree to get up and feed all of the stock early and ready to go to work not later than 6 oclock and work every day except Sunday to the best of my ability and feed the stock on Sunday same as on week days.
I agree to take good care of all stock and especially the horses and not run or jerk them as was sometimes the case in the past.
I agree to keep the stable clean and hog pens and all the surroundings of the house where I live clean.
I Dr. Kelsey reserve the stable and cellar and the fruit growing on the peach trees & fruit on east of building.
The use of the privy and the lot back to the stable said Hiland shall have the use of while occupying the 2 rooms of dwelling.
Said Kelsey agrees to pay $5 at the end of each week if no time is lost. Wesley Hiland
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John Myers Phil Hill George Spitler
Peter Young John Burget Nels Hiland
Sam Young Albert Roundall H. Drew
Dave Clark Louis Shoup H. Stoman
Nelson Campbell Ben Bretz F. Ernsberger
James Richey Austin Downing Jo Downey
David Hubbard Paul Miller Met Boyles
Fred Haschell Martin Miller Wm Boyles
Old man Haschell Wm Kleckner Gus Rocks
S. Houser Samuel Tobey Wiles Graves
John Cappas Tom Overmire Charley Allen
Johnathan Werner Brichtel I. Vogelsong
Christopher Harmon John Hiland G. Reynolds
Ferd Rineholt Wm Overmire Wm Reynolds
John Rineholt Adam Bender D. Winget
Nickolus Hamis John Bender Sol Wolfrom
Valentine Seltz Greely Lansford Kelley
Henry Seltz Vent Light M.E. Kuroic
Frank Seltz Gashrie Cogley J. Shoemaker
Ernst Shoulder Jacob Cogley George Miller
Philip Frank Waite Geo. Venosky
Peter Hartman George Waite Wm Venosky
Ferd Serdell Christopher Cline G. Paulson
Dr. Quincy Kelso George Uhl Jo Marbaugh
Dr. N. S. Hazen Henry Keitzer The. "
Dr. Murray Joseph Keitzer John "
Dr. Brown John Keitzer F. Sherman
" S. K. Richey Ambrose Keitzer Wm Wright
" J. S. Spooner August Parson A. Wolfrom
" Messner Henry Rineholt Jos. Loher
" J. S. Spooner R.M Hoesel R. Mclane
" Messner Frank Hoesel A. Clark
" P. S. Hoot Henry Winters Drake
" W. S. Demoss Joseph Schick G. Drake
" G. A. Durr Raymond Schick
" S. W. Bowdell Phillip Smeigart
" Wm Hector Joseph Freese
" Eugene Stephens Art Freese
" W. E. Kelsey
" C. Campbell
" John Loring
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Jo Bolinger Abe Demoss Jo Baker
J. Baker J. Stark Martin Keller
George Felora W. Cramer Daniel Lehman
James Hill Simon Houser Peter Keller
Jo Freese Wm Vankink Peter Coonfare
Wm Lopp Jacob Slonaker John Steis
J.B. Shutz Dan Moore Jacob McWherter
George Sneider Links Jacob Newmil
Peter Sneider Frank Denton Ed. Hatten
John Gruner J. Calahan Andy Gruell
Messerly Tom Green Lilly Page
Jack Pryor Tom Smith Isaac Baker
Milo Pryor Chas. Smith Andy Gruell
Ab Light Chas. Frazie L. Butz
Missersmith Ed Olds Peter Fink
Jo Pryor Gus Rineholt Hugh Drew
Willis Graves Gus Rock Louis Haschell
Wm Jenkins John Baker Pr-- Schall
Edwin Hatten Jacob Berwart Wm Spangler
Jo Drenfee Fred Berwart James Mitchel
Aron Drenfee Jacob Druse T.P. Demoss
Jessie Drenfee Sullivan Sam Fisher
Wm Demoss Henry Dayman A.M. Kleckner
R.M. Johnson Eliot Phillip Falstitch
Neut Hulse A. Master Joseph Schiik
Hiram Mcvey Justin Smith P.A. Follmar
J. Eliot Anthony Reister Wm James
P. D. Wideman Harman Reister James McCown
Lincon Wideman Wm Sweihart J. G. Britterling
John Glis Phil Burkdoll Peter Drumeter
Neut Sales J. Reed Harman Uhl
John Helt George Flanding W.H. Garrison
Jacob Miller Chas Shott Dye Meeks
Aug. Fell B. Lony Neuton Hubs.
Chris Fell Parson
Fred Fell Soloman Freese
Peter Clark Sam Keller
Albert Demoss Adam Keller
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Hubert Hoesel Jacob Hobart Abraham Hays
Sam Demoss George Dick James McCown
Constantine Vunpillat Jacob Reprogel Benny Hays
Jo Vunpillat Ben Demoss Josephine Steis
Ed Young Michael Shenk Henry Demoss
Charles Hoesel Lewis James O.P Warren
Peter Drumeter James McCown Cyrus Wait
Harman Uhl Michael Kleckner Nathan Wait
John Krites Thomas Fisher M. Izenower
L. Slonaker Jacob Shoup Michael Shenk
John Young Hiram Lunsford John Steis
Eph Wilson Tolifaro Downing Casper Brucker
Joseph Walker Peter Croft Louis James
John Bates John Kleckner Peter Young
Dan Eikelberger Eli Johnson Charley Baker
Richard Hoesel Levi Burket Thomas Fisher
G. Gould Henry Sickman Peter Croft
Joseph Follmar Barney Sickman Philip Croft
Mike Crow Peter Sickman Henry Sickman
Wm Spangler Joseph Hiland Benedict Smith
Dr. Wm Kelsey James Hiland Dan Overmire
Dan Collins Adam Decker William Kleckner
Reuben Stotts John Compton James Hiland
Isaac Dreese John Ingram Jessie Millison
Lafayett Sloan David Light Vunpillat
John Burget Jacob Slonaker Peter Crouse
Peter Frank Eli Demoss John Cunningham
Jacob Albright John R. Demoss J. B. Sneider
John Drake Peter W. Demoss J. B. Shaffer
Joseph Kleckner Debolt Vogel Ferd Ludwig
Isack Slonaker Jeremiah Allen Adam Ludwig
Alexander Moore L.D. Allen Pat Casey
Long S.C. Allen John Creiner
Eph Whiteside Frances Campbell John Hoffman
W.E. Kelsey Thomas McNary Joseph Giese
Benjamin Danson John Baker J. Bower
Wm Garrison Martin Keller G. Garrison
Wm Thomas Valenetine Rineholt
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John Fansler Martin W--gant Rolin Wait
Henry Fansler Denis Casey Nathan Wait
J. Brucker Wm Luray Peter Steveson
Sela Brucker Frank Mulaney Jas Steveson
John Brucker Will " Rob Robison
Jo Brucker Grant " Dan Robison
George Brucker Wm Allen old man
Henry Seltz Dick Aldridge John Wilson
John Becker Sam Walters C. Stevens
Levi Taylor Dan Collins Wm Stevens
Rolin Wait John Leach A. Zimer
Charles Saylor Le Fechner Sil Zehner
Israel Overmire A. Crantz Sam Walters
Enoch Overmire Julius Fechner
Jacob Kleckner Sol Zehner
John Young Sol Zihner
George Falstitch Dave Hay
Henry Burch John McFarland
John Cappass Eli McFarland
Johnson Loring G. Langenbahn
Van Hazell Wm Slater
George Adler Aron Renbarger
Egilerout John Doyle
James Dale Tom Ent
Eli Parker Charles Danson
M. Rosenberg Louis Shoup
Abe Slotts Wm Fall
Andy Strong Wilson Booth
Sidney Strong James Walad
Chas Stradley George Vankenk
Ropenhamer Dr. I.S.Wright
Dr. Reynolds John Shoemaker
Antony Jacob Wendling
Mike Crow Henry Hanson
Walt Malney Shorty Vurpillat
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Article of agreement made and entered into this 25th day of March 1918 between Wm Kelsey of Monterey, Ind. and Peter Hahn of Winamac, Ind. is as follows.
The said Kelsey has rented 40 acres of land in section 8 Monroe Township, Pulaski County, Ind. which the said Hahn agrees to grow corn 25 acres and oats and buckwheat on the remainder and farm the land in a husband like manner the season of 1918 and deliver to said Kelsey 2/5 this of the grain at the time of thrashing and gathering to said Kelsey at Monterey, Ind in a merchantable condition prior to the 15th day of November 1918.
Said Hahn agrees to deliver to said Kelsey 2/5 ths of the oats at the time of thrashing same and each party is to have one half of the straw for his own use and the said Hahn is to have the privilege of toping one half of the corn and hall the same off of the land.
In the event there is any crop seeded the fall of 1918 rye or wheat the said Hahn agrees to deliver 2/5
of the grain after gathered and thrashed to said Kelsey at Monterey, Ind. in a merchantable condition
and the said Hahn is to have one half of the straw and said Kelsey the other 1/2 well staked. Wm
Kelsey P. H. Hahn
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Article of agreement made and entered into this the 27th day of Aprile 1918 between WmKelsey party of the first part and Wesley Hiland party of the 2nd part is as follows:
The said Hiland has hired to the said Kelsey his son Wm Hiland to work for the period of 6 months
from the 27 of Apr. 1918 continuously until the full 6 months work is done at all the various kinds of
work that said Kelsey has usually having hands to work at on his farms and the said Kelsey agrees to
give for said William Hiland work $75.00 for the 6 months work payment the said Kelsey agrees to
make as follow two thirds of the wages as earned each 7 days $2.25 two dollars and twenty five cents
and at the expiration of the 6 months give the said Wesley Hiland $21.00 in cash for said Wm Hiland
work for the full period of 6 months. The said Wm Hiland agrees to get up early at sunrise and take
good care of everything in his care. The said Wesley Hiland agrees to board the said Wm Hiland his
son during the time he works for said Kelsey.
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Article of agreement made and entered into between Wm Kelsey party of the first part and Niel Hazen party of the second part is as follows:
The said Kelsey has hired Niel Hazen to work for him for the period of eight months from the morning of the 5 of March 1918 to the first day of November 1918 or for a longer period if anytime is lost. The work consisting of all the various kinds of work said Kelsey has been accustomed to have his hands work at on the farm in years past and pay said Hazen $30.00 pr month. House to live in a truck patch of 1/4 acre a cow to milk and pasture for same, wood in the timber for cooking purpose out of inch trees as are dead or down wood that may be gathered up by said Hazen and the use of the team to plow the truck patch and to cultivate same and for the purpose also of gathering the wood referred to.
The said Niel Hazen agrees to work steady to the best of his ability and take good care of the horse and stock at said Kelsey's barn and stables in town every day and get up early and put in good time for the above wages given or to be given and to supply himself with wood and cultivation of his garden truck patch on his own time.
Now if the said Hazen work out his time faithfull as agreed up to the 5th of November 1918, then the said Kelsey agrees to make a present of twenty five dollars on the 5th day of November 1918 otherwise not.
Said Hazen agrees to take good care of the dwelling house and leave it in good repair less the natural
wear. Said Kelsey agrees to make the payments at the end of each week of 6 six dollars if no time is
lost and at the end of each month the balance of the thirty dollars. March 5, 1918 Wm Kelsey Neal Hazen
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I have heard some people say that they wished they had as little to do as Dr. Kelsey. He does nothing most of his time. The facts are that such persons are hypocrites and usually not truthfull.
Some of the parties has no record of doing the 100th part as much as Dr. Kelsey does year in and year
out for more than 60 years. None of them ever bought a ton of coal nor a 100 weight of flour built a
house or barn nor cleared an acre of land nor raised a bushel of corn wheat nor potatoes nor worked
the roads nor paid one dollar tax, cut or paid for one cord of wood nor 1 ton of coal, nor paid for one
cow nor horse wagon buggy nor vehickel of any kind. Never planted out an orchard nor fruit of any
kind. Never repair or built a dwelling house nor ditched an acre of land nor laid one rod of tile nor
even paid one dollar to have them laid, never raised one hog nor put on the market any farm products
and never paid a doctor for medical service to the amount of one dollar. Such people are humbugs and
dead beats and awful liars and a disgrace to society.
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I Dr. Wm Kelsey of Monterey, Ind. agree to pay Wesley Hiland five dollars at the end of each seven days provide he looses no time and takes good care of every thing under his care every day and provided further if he gets up early and does his chores and feeding so he is ready to do work that needs to be done at sunrise and provided further that he does not talk and disturb the men I have working for me causing them to loose time and dissatisfied by reason of the excessive talking.
I also agree to let him live in dwelling house on the farm west of Monterey, Ind. known as the Shenk, for one cow to milk and feed except grain there is none to be fed the cow also the priviledge of raising not to exceed 50 chicken. He to feed them at his own expense except what the chickens may peck on the premises near the barn and dwelling house and the chicken not permitted to roost in the barn. I also allow said Hiland to get wood in woods belonging to me out of such material that is not suited for other purpose out side of wood for fuel.
I also agree to let him have the garden at the house after the 1st day of March 1918 also good piece of ground for truck near the place of dwelling not to exceed 1/4 acre and team to hall the wood and cultivate the garden and truck and the team. Said Hiland agrees not to use for any other purpose without special permission from me, said Kelsey. I also allow said Hiland to have the fruit that grows in the house yard and none other except by special permit.
Said Hiland agrees to take good care of the stock and farm implements that is in his care and take good care of the house he lives in and leave it in good repair less the natural wear and be kind and gentle with the stock and not abuse them and look after the stock at my stables in Monterey if I Kelsey demand the same at any time during the time said Hiland is working for me, said Kelsey.
Said Hiland agrees to give possession of the house where he lives in 10 days if he quits work from any cause what ever and pay while he occupies the house six dollars pr month until he moves out.
I said Kelsey agree to give said Hiland $20.00 at the end of the years work which will end Oct. 29, 1918 provided he loose no time and provide he does as he here agrees to as set forth in every particular. Then I Wm Kelsey will make said Hiland a present of twenty dollars in cash.
Where unto we have sighned our names Oct. 29, 1917 WmKelsey Wesley Hiland
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I Wesley Hiland have hired to work for Dr. Wm Kelsey of Monterey, Ind. for the period of one year and do work of all the various kinds that said Kelsey has been accustom to have done by hired hands in the past. I agree to work steady and loose no time and be punctual to do work every day to the very best of my ability attending to the feeding at said Kelseys barn at Monterey and also said Kelseys barn on the farm where I live including Sunday the same as week days.
I Wesley Hiland agree to not disturb said Kelseys hands he has working by talking to them as I have in the past.
I agree to get up early and ready to go to the field or else where to do work as may be required by said Kelsey for me to do and not noon more than one hour in summer months and 3/4th of an hour in the fall winter and early spring. (sic)
I agree to take good care of the stock and not abuse them and give care of all under my care to save from damage as much as I can possibly also protect the premises where I live from the invasion of strangers coming in forcing purpose that will do damage to the best of my ability.
I agree to receive for my work 5.00, five dollars at the end of each week provide I get in full time. In the event of my failing to work every day than 80 cts pr day is to be deducted for each day lost from the $5.00 five dollars I am also to have a house to live in, one cow to milk and pasture for and no grain to feed her of said Kelseys raising. I am also to have garden and truck patch near the house where I live pointed out by said Kelsey not to exceed 1/4 acre of land.
I am to have the use of said Kelsey's team to hull my wood from said Kelseys wood that he pointed out. I may have for fuel for my family only . Also the privilege of using the team to cultivate my garden and truck patch and for no other purpose is the horses to use except by special permission from said Kelsey. I am also to have the privilege of keeping 50 chickens on the premises and feed them if they do not pick it for themselves at my own expense.
In the event I refuse to work and comply with what I here agree to as stated above to quit the premises
within 10 days and pay rent for all the time I occupy the premises from the day I quit until I move out.
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I Alonzo Hiland and wife agree to pay monthly in advance five dollars rent for two south rooms of the
house on Lot No 3 in PW. Demoss plot of the town of Monterey, Ind. and the ground of said lot being
south of the south end of said house back to the north end of the stable on said lot except a going in
place to the cellar under said south room of said building for Dr. Wm Kelsey use only. I agree to take
good care of the rooms and fruit trees and leave them in good condition less the natural wear. The rent
to begin Aprile 3rd, 1917 and to continue as long as I occupy the same and comply with the payment
of the rent until Dr. Wm Kelsey sells the premises or demand the use of same Lorenzo Hiland and sttull
Hiland ( The wife can barely write)
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Article of agreement made and entered into this the day 12 of March 1917 between Wm Kelsey party of the first part and Charles Miller party of the second part is follows.
The said Miller agrees to work for the said Kelsey for the period of one year at all the various kinds of work done on the farm that said Kelsey has been accustomed to require done by the men he employed to the best of his ability continuously until the entire years work is done and in event of anytime been lost by sickness or other wise said Miller agrees to work until the full period of time is worked. Said Kelsey agrees to pay said Miller for his labor as follows five dollars at the end of each week if no time is lost. A dwelling house to live in. A garden and truck patch not less than 1/4 acre convenient to the horses and farm implement to cultivate the land and at the end 8 months labor pay the said Miller $35.00 dollars in cash provide the full work is performed by said Miller.
Said Miller agrees to get up early and attend to the feeding on said Kelseys premises every day and hitch up and unhitch his driving team at any and all times that said Kelsey requires said team to be harnessed and hitched up.
Said Miller agrees to keep the stables clean and curry the horses that said Kelsey has in his barn and keep them looking as well as he can by good care and feeding. The said Miller agrees to get out to the feeding early at sunrise during the summer and spring months and turn out at 6 PM in the spring and summer months. (sic)
Said Miller agrees to look after every thing that requires attention on the premises where he is working and not neglect anything that needs attention for a hired man to attend to.
Dr. Wm Kelsey Charley Miller
No good Petered out just the same as last year.
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Martin Keller for corn $212.00
Ed Keller for corn 136.00
Ed. Keller for cow 70.00
M. Keller for oats 30.00
M. Keller for hay 30.00 $478.00
W.E. Kelsey for corn 225.00
Roul for corn 76.00
Henry Fox for oats 85.00 $864.00
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Monterey, Ind. Feb. 22, 1916
Sweetser Tile Drain Co. Sweetser, Ind.
Please send me a statement of my account for 3 cars of drain tile.
Dec. 27 first load 12 inch 4.86
Jan. 14 2 " 8&7 inch 640.8 335.7
Feb. 1 3 " 8, 7 & 6 inch 500.8 240.7 435.6
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Monterey, Ind. Feb. 24, 1916
Jones, I contracted with you for the cornstalk pasture oats straw stack at the barn and the shelter around the straw stack and barn for $20.00. You refused to allow the stock to run in the barn yard to the straw stack and shelter as you agreed to when I called you up on the phone.
I wrote you and told you that the shelter around the barn and the straw stack was of more value than the stalk pasture and expected that you would do as you agreed.
Now it is you that failed to comply with the contract and therefore not intitled to more than Dr. W.E.
Kelsey paid you. I am sure that I would not taking the stock pasture as a gift without the shelter you
agreed to allow my cattle were in the stocks only 14 days. I offered to give you five dollars which you
received although you know that you had received more than you was justly entitled to. I have dealt
with a good many people and never before had any trouble nor dispute from the fact I always do as I agree.
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Article of agreement made and entered into this the 19th day of February 1916 between W.E. Kelsey party of the first part and Nelson Bridegroom party of the second part is as follows:
The said Kelsey has hired the said Bridegroom for the period of one year from the day of commencement about the first of March 1916 to work at all of the various kinds of work usually done on the farm for 30, thirty dollars, pr month for 9 months during the spring, summer and fall and $25.00 dollars pr month for the winter months. And a dwelling house to live in and the 2 lots 51& 52 in Michael Keitzers plot of the town of Monterey. The lots to be used for growing garden truck and fruit.
The said Kelsey agrees to let said Bridegroom have 1 qt of milk pr day at said Kelseys home in Monterey. Said Kelsey reserves the use of the stable on said lots for his use to store hay in and for stable for horses.
Said Kelsey agrees to pay at the end of each month twenty five dollars end of each month wages earned and the remainder at the expiration of the year. Said Kelsey agrees to let said Bridegroom have stove wood for his house use during the period of time hired for.
Said Bridegroom agrees to cut and hall the wood on Kelseys time. The wood to be at a place pointed out by said Kelsey.
Said Bridegroom to take care of the stock that is under his control every day. Said Kelsey agrees to let said Bridegroom have a patch of ground for potatoes.
Where unto we have this day sighned our names this the 19th day of February 1916.
W. E. Kelsey Nelson Bridegroom
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Frank Keitzer Trustee: Frank Keitzer Trustee of Tippecanoe Township Pulaski Co. Ind. Dr. to medical service rendered the family of Ves Washburn of said Township as follows
Jan. 19, 1916 to visit child $3.75
19, to presc Mrs. Washburn 1.00
to presc little boy .75
21, to visit babe 3.75
June 5, to visit child 3.75
7, to " " 3.75 $16.75
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Method of improving a field of 6 acres that had been in cultivation for 70 years that was so poor that the yield was small.
The land is what is known as black oak and hickory barren black sandy soil 5 inches in depth.
I plowed the ground 5 inches deep and harrowed it twice. I let it lay for 6 weeks then disked it. Fertilized it with 100 lbs. of gypsum 25 lbs of muriate of potash pr acre.
I seeded the 6 acres to cow peas variety Black Eye one peck pr acre of good sound peas. When the peas was up about 3 inches high cultivated them use of a one horse weeder. Cultivated once in 8 days twice after.
3 weeks after the last cultivation with the weeder when the peas were about 10 inches high I cultivated with a one horse cultivator. The growth of the peas was very fine the best in the whole country although the season was not good there being to much rain and cold weather. The yield was 44 bushels of first quality of cow peas.
After the peas was harvested, I drilled 3/4 bushel of rye and wheat mixed pr acre. October 10 wheat &
rye come up quick and made rapid growth.
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I seeded to rye 40 acres the fall of 1914 after making a good seed bed. I drilled 1/2 bushel of rye pr acre with a hoe drill. I then sowed on the field 150 lbs. of gypsum pr acre.
In the spring of 1915 I turned 40 head of cattle on the rye and pastured until June 28th. I then disked the north half both ways and drilled with a hoe drill one peck of Black Eye cow peas pr acre the first days of July, 23 inches wide the rows.
I cultivated them over with a weeder when about 3 inches high 10 or 12 acres pr day with one horse. I then cultivated with the weeder twice after about 10 days apart with the weeder.
When the peas were about 8 inches high I cultivated them with a one horse cultivator. The peas made a rapid growth although the weather was not good on account of wet and cold weather. The frost destroyed them 2 weeks before they would have matured making a good yield.
I seed to rye the 20 acres drilling 1/4 bushels of rye with a hoe drill to each acre 10 days before the
frost benefiting the peas greatly and invigordly them so much that the cultivating them would have
increased the yield 25 pr cent. (sic)
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Article of agreement made and intered into this the 10th day of September 1915 between M.J. Osborn and Wm Kelsey partners of the first part and T.P. Davis the second part is as follows: The said Davis has contracted with the said Osborn & Kelsey to dig and construct a tile ditch from Stake O to Stake 17 on the Widner arm of the Fletcher ditch in North Bend Township Stark Co. Ind. in accordance with the guide stake as they are now set on said line of drain and complete the land and make it acceptable to the survey of Stark Co. Ind. on /before Nov. 1st. 1915.
Said Osborn & Kelsey being partners agree to pay to said Davis the work when completed and accepted by the said surveyor one cent pr inch where the ditch does not exceed 4 feet deep from the level of the ground and one and 1/2 ct pr foot when the ditch exceeds 4 foot deep.
Now if said Davis fails to construct said ditch within the time specified the said Kelsey and Osborn
reserves the right to complete said ditch. Where unto we have this day sighned this agreement. M. J.
Osbon, Wm Kelsey T. P. Davis Sept. 10th, 1915.
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Article of agreement made and entered into this the 30th day of March 1915 between Wm Kelsey party of the first part and Harry Rock party of the 2nd part is as follow:
The said Kelsey has rented to the said Rock 30 to 35 of land on the farm known as Kelseys Ranch in North Bend Township Stark Co. Ind. on the south of the Casper dredge ditch part of the land being the same land farmed in corn the season of 1914 by said Rock.
The said Rock agrees to farm said acres of land in a husband like manner the season of 1915 growing corn on the same and deliver on the farm in said Kelseys granary or cribb one half of the corn in a merchantable condition prior to the first day of December 1915 and turn over all the acres of land to said Kelsey prior to the 1st day of December 1915, so that said Kelsey may pasture the stocks. The stock pasture belonging to said Kelsey. Said Rock is to have one half of the corn that he grows on said acres of land for his share of the crop.
Said Rock agrees to plow the corn ground not less than seven inches deep and make a good seed bed for the corn and plant the same prior to the 20th day of May 1915
Said Rock also agrees to plow the corn not less than 4 times and keep the corn free from grass and weeds up to the 1st day of August 1915.
Said Kelsey reserves the right to seed said acres that said Rock farms in corn on said Kelseys land the season of 1915 after the first day of August to seed of any kind he, said Kelsey wishes to and have full control of all the acres that said Rock farms in corn on said Kelseys land the season of 1915 on December 1st, 1915.
Where unto we have this day sighned our names Harry Rock Wm Kelsey March 30, 1915.
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Article of agreement made and entered into this the 14th day of February 1915 between Dr. Wm Kelsey party of the first part and George Collins party of the 2nd part is as follows:
Said Kelsey has hired the said Collins to work for the period of one year from the 1st day of March 1915 to the 1st day of March 1916. To do work of all the various kinds of work that said Kelsey is accustomed to have hands work at on and off of the farm in past years. Plowing, planting, making fence, harvesting grain, tileing and ditching, cutting wood, halling manure, repairing up buildings, and all the other kinds not mentioned that said Kelsey may require to be done by the said Collins.
Said Kelsey agrees to pay said Collins five dollars at the end of each week. Five dollars provide there is no time lost. Also agrees to find a house to live in garden and truck patch of 1/4 acre besides the garden and pasture for one cow near the dwelling house also give the privilege to raising one hundred chickens on the south side of the public highway on the side of the road where the dwelling house is situated.
Said Kelsey agrees to repair the house and make it suited to live in as he thinks sufficient. Said Collins
agrees to take good care of the house and leave it in same.
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I have rented to Fred Beerwart dwelling house on Lot No 8 in Eli Demoss plot of the town of
Monterey, Indiana for the period of 4 months from Oct. 12, 1915 and have received for the use of the
house in cash this day twenty two dollars 5.50 pr month and I agree to take $5 pr month for the use of
the dwelling house after the lapse of 4 months the same to be paid in advance pr month so long as said
Beerwart occupies said dwelling house. Said Beerwart agrees to take good care of the house while he
lives in it anad leave it in good repair less the natural wear. Wm Kelsey Fred Beerwart Out
Feb. 12, 1916