Contains 1 day book (401 pages) for the William Kriesel stoves and tinware store (hardware store) from 1889-1890. 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 J.M. Weber [ie. Webber], E.W.B. Snider [ie. Snyder], the Baptist Church, the Lutheran Church, A.B. McRae, Cassel, Kolebrenner brothers, Philip Poth, John Woelfle, Charles Kaufman, and other notable New Dundee business people.