Contains 1 day book (802 pages) for the William Kriesel stoves and tinware store (hardware store) from 1895-1896. 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, he also writes "cash sale not charged" when the sale does not apply to a customer's account.
Customer names include Philip Poth, Kolebrenners, Andrew Miller, A.B. McRae, E.W.B. Snider [ie. Snyder], Charles Kaufman, Charles Hiller, Charles Meyer, Cassel, J.M. Weber [ie. Webber], the Lutheran Church, Roseville United Brethren Church, the Baptist Church, John Woelfle, the public school section no. 1, and other notable New Dundee business people.