Contains 1 day book (395 pages) for the William Kriesel stoves and tinware store (hardware store) from 1890-1891. Daily entries include names and corresponding ledger page numbers for customers, with a description of what they bought, whether they paid for it, the prices and quantities of items bought, and whether customers paid by cash or by eggs, rags, beef, pork, butter, teaming supplies from St. Petersburg to New Dundee, wood, oats, flour, hay, or similar materials.
Kriesel indicates what he has sold by writing "To" and then the items, and how the person paid by writing "By" and then the method of payment.
Customer names include Phillip Poth, A.B. McRae, E.M.B. Snider [ie. Snyder], Kolebrenner brothers, John Woelfle, J.M. Weber [ie. Webber], Mannheim storekeeper, Cassel, the public school section no. 1, Charles Kaufman, and other notable New Dundee business people.