Manuscripts/Mixed Material [C. H. Krause]
[?]The Irish had a wake there
When they got to the cemetery, they missed the corpse but still had their whiskey.
Something had to done about this so they set out to hunt for the body. This delayed the services but after a time they found the coffin and corpse and the funeral was carried on. Most of the mourners had their grief pretty well drowned and even thought it would fine to bury a jug [?]of whiskey with the coffin. But their supply was getting low so some objected to wasting a full jug this way. They settled the argument by drinking the whiskey and leaving the jug on the grave.
When we moved to Lincoln there was a mill and dam on Salt Creek north and east of the Fair grounds.
[???], was a small stream and [?] of sloughs, which started near Belmont and ran into Salt Creek east and north of there. It was named this because of so many rattlesnakes which lived around it in the timber. The whole thing is different now and [??] one.
It would be good if they [????] back and did it in [?] a little slower and [?] more work. That will have to come sometime as the population increases.