The information which I have on the Farrell family was from my Great Aunt Christian Farrell Ziegler. She was the daughter of Sallie Rebecca Farrell Ziegler, she never married and lived with her mother until her mother's death in 1972. Sometime in the late 1970's Aunt Christian gave all her nieces and nephews (and Great nieces and nephews) handwritten information on the Ziegler family and the Farrell family, she had several excerpts transcribed from her mother's diary. I never saw the diary and have no ideal what happened to the diary. I would love to have copies of the entire diary but am thankful for what I have. I wonder if she had plans to do more and just never got around to doing it. She saved everything, so I just hope the diary was found and is treasured by someone in the family.
One treasure was this short excerpt.
"Our needs were simple. We had few conveniences and expected little, but we had plenty of food, shelter, and clothing and love and we were happy and grateful for what we had."