October 2, 1923: A bright day but damp. Will got corn with Mr. Crabtree’s help, also wood for both and in p.m. fixed and cleaned hog house as Dr. Hines came at 4 p.m. and they vaccinated 112 hogs. I washed clothes and went to Ableidingers for cream & butter in evening.
October 2, 1955, Sunday: Will and I went to tenant house and looked it over. It needs a starter on ceiling light in the north room and a light over the cook stove. Tom and Louise Colombe came this evening, stayed until 11:15 p.m., had a picture of Jacob Herman’s grave at Old Ft. Randall, south side of Missouri River, near Pickstown, 7 miles S.W. of Lake Andes. This picture was of 1889. There is a Memorial Stone at Grandma Herman’s grave at St. Francis, south of Rosebud 7 miles, and it has Grandpa Herman’s name on it also.
[Pictured below: Mary Louisa Tesson Herman and Jacob Herman. Harley Furrey writes, “Jacob Herman was born in Hesse Germany in 1827. He immigrated to America when he was 17 years old, and he died in 1887. He worked in the fur trade and as a blacksmith for the US Army. Mary Louisa Tesson (Herman) was born in Colorado in 1834 and died in 1906.”]