were first in Hesperia and then came to Fremont
12/21/1878 William Anderson of Denver - To visit and medicine for wife - Dr. $4.00
12/26/1878 Mr. Covell at Kimble Lake - To visit and medicine for self - Dr. $3.50
2/22/1879 William Tozer (Lincoln Township) - To visit and medicine for three children - Dr. $4.00.
5/3/1879 Charlie Titus (Hesperia) - To visit and medicine for self - Dr. $4.00.
5/31/1879 John Graves (near Newaygo) - To visit and medicine for self - Dr. 3.50
9/30/1878 Alley and Co. (Alleyton- White Cloud) - To visit men at boarding house - Dr. 6.00
Martins Mill $3.00,
Below the Gullies (South of Bridgeton) $5.00,
Pinch Town (old Aetna) $5.00,
Pulling teeth were an extra $.25 and obstetrical calls $7.00 to $10.00. However on the following call, the journal reveals the doctor must have been behind schedule 1/1/1879 Mr. Easterly (on County Line) - To obstetrical visit wife - too late - $4.00
Simon Thorp 6 bushels Cr. $1.80
Job Reynolds Groceries Cr. $2.50
Theodore Dirks 5,000 shingles Cr. $10.50
M.B. Franklin coat Cr. $10.00
John Murphy 1 ham 32 pounds at $.7 per pound Cr. $2.24
Ben Tibels ½ ton of hay Cr. $5.00
Joseph Heozter Peaches and plumbs Cr. $1.50
Charles Townsend Beef Cr. $10.00
Baby mortality was high and only the strong survived. It would be interesting to know if the babies brought into the world by the doctors lived and who their descendants are. For instance on December 29, 1878 an entry is recorded as follows: Mrs. Fry (at restaurant) - To visit and medicine for child - Dr. $1.00. Could this be either the late Ed. Or Phil Fry?
Correct names didn't seem to mean much as long as the doctor knew who they were and some of the entries are vague
John (a Hollander at the lake).
Mr. Moran (Frenchman) -
James Bradford's sister-in-law and boy.
Old Man Blendening - To visit and medicine for woman at his house.
Frenchman near Archie Jewels.
Peter Barnhards hired girl.
Numerous entries for old man Scoifield, old man Rhodes, and old man Shaw and many others.
It is interesting to note that from September 10, 1878 to September 30, 1978 Dr. McNabb had 143 appointments for a total of $256.29, but only received $3.50 in cash.
May I have the pleasure of accompanying Miss Neva to the Medal Contest at
Newaygo this evening. No pains will be spared by myself to make the evening conclusive to
her comfort and pleasure not to speak of the profit to both of us. I have her consent, we
await yours. Hoping that you will deign to answer by bearer and in the affirmative, I am
Son of John and Mary M. (Stewart) Nafe, natives of Maryland and Pennsylvania, respectively, and was born in Ohio June 19, 1848. He lived with his parents until about 22 years of age, attending the common schools, and afterward the High School at Rochester, Ind. He early gave his attention to the study of medicine, and attended the Pennsylvania University, at Philadelphia, Pa., two years, and was graduated in 1871. He had previously studied in the office of Dr. Hector at Rochester, Ind.
Upon leaving college he commenced the practice of his profession in Cass Co., Ind., where he remained six and a half years. In the summer of 1877 he came to Fremont, where he followed his profession, with gratifying success.
Dr. Nafe held the office of Village Trustee three years, President of the village two years, member of th e School Board four years, and Director two years. In the fall of 1882 he was the Democratic candidate for Representative, but was defeated by Charles W. Stone, the Greenback candidate, who had the plurality, but of less than 100 votes. He was a member of the Fremont Lodge, 741, K. of H., and in politics was a Democrat.
The Doctor was married in Rochester, Ind., April 6, 1872, to Cordelia, daughter of Christopher and Julia A. Ernsperger, who was born in Ohio, Aug. 15, 1847. They had three children: John C., born March 13, 1875; Julia M., born April 2, 1881; Nellie L., born Jan. 9, 1873, died June 24, 1883.