In 1923, Harriet and Will left their farm outside Spencer, Nebraska for a new home in Hidden Timber, Todd County, South Dakota. For the next 35 years they would live in a house there that had built by her father for his children and in which Hattie and Will had been married in 1918.
August 30, 1923: A bright forenoon but toward evening clouded and quite warm. Will went to Spencer and in p.m. with Lawrence Marx, Everett Ward, John Ableidinger, Charles Crabtree’s help they put up stack of hay. I picked apples a.m. then raked and took time to get supper and so nervous.
September 1, 1923: A bright day, cool morn but warm day. Will and Everett hauled all hogs over, too sweep to Abdeilingers, west to Spencer in p.m. Alex Ward to get take and brought buggy so we leave for Todd Co., S. Dak. in morn.