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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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Nov 1873

8 Both plowed. W. cloudy. rain last night. a little this morning

Sunday 9 Went to Meeting at Hebron. remarks by Rev S Hoovers sermon on St Mat. part of 16 C by Br C. Br S's youngsters were here PM. M N's dau Elisabeth is here tonight W. Cloudy

10 Chores & Cut some wood in old bush I & Flavius built a Store room at end of Dykes house PM. W. fine Cler hard frost

11 dug out stones in garden AM. finished plowing in dung Pm. W. frost am milder Pm

12 C helped CB build stump fence I & Nancy went to quilting at AB's W. about 5 in snow last night. Cool Cloudy today

13 Tied up Cattle. brought in sheep. Cleaned Peas & took them Br S's to get Chopped. W. Cold, looks wintry

14 Drew 2 sawlogs. sleighing thin. sleigh creaks like January

15 I got Frank shod C cleaned out henhouse am Cleaned out mouths of drains Pm W. geting softer

Sunday 16 at home CB's were here W. mild thawing

17 Drew wood into shed. & I went to D Hoover's am C took Oats to get Chopped at Br S's & I went to funeral of Ulrich Burkholder's Child at Hebron PM. sermon by Mr Finch. W. rather Cold E. wind

18 Put up new hog post AM. C cut lying wood in old bush. I didn't do much dont feel well. W. Cold

19 Helped Br C kill hogs. W. fine cler

20 I Nancy & little boys wen to Markham to get boots got dinner at JH Ramers. W. Sharp. Clear good roads for wheels

21. Chored split wood in shed a m . I & C battened store room at end of Dyke's house Pm. W. snowed till about 2 Pm. pretty fair sleighing now

22 C drew home Cordwood out of old bush I chored & asked hands to help Kill hogs on Monday. W. Mild

Sunday 23 at home all day. W. mild

24 Killed our hogs. W. snowed last night & AM fine Pm

25 Helped Flavius kill hogs. W. pretty Cold

26 Took Pig & Potatoes to Mrs Smardon. Pig @ $6.00 pork Potatoes @ 60 cts per bag. W. sharp this morning. fine today sleighing fair

27 Helped JD kill hogs. W. snowed nearly all day sleighing getting pretty good

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Nov Dec 1873

28 Helped Br S's kill hogs. W. sharp this morning, fine today

29 I drew a load of lumber home AM Chored Pm C chopped drags in old bush. W. fine, sharp

Sunday 30 I went to Meeting at Cedar Grove alone little boys have all got Whooping Cough & Nancy staid with them. remarks by R H Barkey sermon on St John 3 C 16 to 22 V by Rd S Hoover W. fine. Br S's were here Pm

Dec 1 Chored C flailed Oats Am Cut drags in old bush & a few near old dam Pm. W. snowed Am Cloudy Pm Cold

2 I didnt do much Am pretty sick. C threshed Peas A M & drew home 7 drags Pm. I & little boys took Chop to SM Pm. W. soft snow & rain pm East nearly all day . warm tonight. thawing

3 I & Nancy helped AB's kill hogs. W. rainy all day

4 Went to Cedar Grove AM. Chored Pm. C helped Sanderson thresh yesterday & Am today. he helped Br S today Pm W. sleighing all gone. very very high wind last night & today. trees going down in all directions

5 I & C helped Br S thresh. W. fine. sharp pretty Calm I went through my bush at Dykes. about 50 pines blown down, not very much hardwood

6 I helped Br C kill 2 pigs AM I & Nancy went to Belford PM. W. fine. pretty mild

Sunday 7 at home. Nancy & Susanna went to Meeting at Hebron. I staid with my Mother shed is not very smart. CB's were here awhile Pm & Br C this evening. W. fine reports state a good deal of damage by the late storm. JD's bush & a good many more were unrooted ---

8 I & Adeline wen to Markham. am Chored & asked some hands to thresh on Wednesday: Pm W. Cloudy AM Snowy Pm rained pretty heavy this evening

9 Went to let the cutting of my logs in Dykes bush to old WM am asked some hands to set machine PM. Finlaws were here today. W. rather snowy at noon JB came here. he intends to help to thresh & cut wood for my mother.

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When Elizabeth "Lizzie" Burkholder was born in 1867 in Ontario, her father, Ulrich, was 51, and her mother, Matilda, was 38. She had five brothers and five sisters. She died as a child on November 9, 1873, in her hometown.Elizabeth "Lizzie" Burkholder died on November, when she was 6 years old.