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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1861-1863

Reesor Diary 1861-1863-71.pdf

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Jan 1863


Chored round I & J threshed some oats with flac{ker} AM Hewed timber PM. W. cold snowed about 8 inches since last night


J went to Markham I drew home wood & went to {illegible M} & J D threshed peas AM. Hewed timber PM W. very cold last night & today a little milder PM

Sunday 18

Went to Meeting at Hebron Simon on St luke 2d C 42 v to {end} of chap by Revd P Grove my Father is not able to go out Vis after service M Neighswander Junr & family W. Milder


Chored round & took a pig to J Younge AM Cleaned Oats & Chored round PM. W. Clear. Mild


This was the day for roast geese & Sweet Cake John Diller & my Only Sister Susannah were married by Revd Mr Gordon. company present. Simon Saml Fanny & Elisabeth Hoover Abr Meseno Mary & Nancy Burkholder Colon Elisebeth & Esther Reesor {old ? in margin} John Hover, & Barbara Barkey Br Ns Br'S. & family Br C. & family C.B. & family & A McNair W. Cloudy Mild a little snow from the east this evening


threshed Oats with horses AM Hewed timber PM W. Mild cloudy


Hitched up & Drove round with fly AM Commenced to hew timber PM when it came on freezy rain we quit & lathed in kitchen


I & J Helped D Hoover to thresh W. Mild cloudy AM Clear PM


Hewed timber J & Alick went to Markham PM & I & J D made a few Oak sawlogs W. Mild, thawing my Father went to Br Cs today

Sunday 25

Went to J H Ramers W. Clear Mild roads getting bad, thawing


Hewed timber had R Wallace to help. W. Cloudy Mild a little drissly PM Snowing tonight


I went to B S AM Hewed PM. W snowed AM clear PM


Hewed timber. W. Mild. Clear. M Frets & wife were here awhile Jacob Burkholder & Uncle Joe were here awhile PM Jesse Reesor & wife were awhile this evening


Hewed timber I went to Ask Burkholders to thresh {for} us on Monday W. pretty sharp. Clear PM Sleighing muddy


Drew home hewed timber We & J D's went to Br Ss tonight W. mild clear

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