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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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Dec 1874

Decr 7. Chored. fired a few stumps opposite Br Cs W. fine Cler mild. throat pretty sore yet

8 I helped Br S's kill hogs W. fine. pretty sharp cloudy. my throat was better, but a little worse tonight

9 Asked some hands to help thresh on Friday Joe began work today $12.50 per month for 3 months & Joe got Nell & Frank shod AM. I & Nancy went to Markham PM. W. Cler a little snow squaals AM. pretty Cold N West wind PM roads pretty good

10 Asked some hands & made a chaff trough in front of new barn AM I & Joe set Machine PM W. fine Cler mild

11 threshed. all went well as could be, we threshed about 75 boxes spring wheat & about 350 bus Oats. didnt Count boxes. W. fine mild some snow squaals AM

12 Cleaned Peas AM. I & Joe took grist 25 bus Peas & Oats to Br S's & got it Chopped David Burkhilder & wife Came this evening & staid all night with my Mother. W. prety Cold

Sunday 13 at home all day Br. Ns were here awhile PM W. Mild Cloudy some snow PM

14 Drew home 9 drags of firewood out of old bush I went to Cherrywood PM. W. Cold about 5 in. snow makes fair sleighing

15 Drw home 11 drags. I took 12 bags Oats to Br Ss to get Chopped PM. W. Cold. sleighing pretty good

16 I went to Cherrywood & to P Hoover's & Joe Chopped AM Sawed a few drags & I brought home Chop & Joe Drew 4 drags PM. W. milder, soft tonight

17 Drew drags 3 out of old bush & 6 from near old dam. W. some squaals of snow mild

18 Joe drew home Cordwood & Culls out of old bush W. rather squaaly

19 Joe drw wood & we boarded up between old & new barn & Covered horse power PM. W. mild

Sunday 20 at home J D & some of his Children were here at noon & C B's PM. W. Cloudy. rather Colder

21 I & Joe helped Br S's thresh. W. mild. Flavius were here this evening J B evening J B sawed wood for my Mother & stays with her tonight

22 Joe drew wood out of old bush awhile AM & took 300 Oat sheaves to Flavius PM Simon Hoover's were here PM {Dec} 22 W soft 1874

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Dec 1874 Jan 1875

23 I & Joe helped Br N's Kill a Beef A M I & Nancy went to Whitevale P M. W. soft sleighing very thin

24 I & little boys took 6 bus Peas to Br S's to Chop P M W. sharp

Christmas day 25 Nancy & Children went to Meeting at Hebron. Br Cs were here awhile P M. W. fine mild

26 I & Joe finished drawing out Cedar out of Flavius Swamp A M. Br S's youngsters Dave Wallace & 2 young men from Clinton were here awhile A M. Measured ten bags Potatoes P M I & Nancy went to Henry Stovers & Joe threshed a few Peas W. mild sleighing thin

27 Sunday I & Nancy were at home girls & Flavius went to Meeting at Cedar Grove W Mild. began to rain a little at bedtime

28 I & Joe Killed fat heifer A M. I & little boys took hide & 10 bags Potatoes to Markham P M Potatoes @ $1.00 per bag hide $6.00 per hwt. W. soft sleighing gone

29 I Cut beef & rendered tallow A M Went to Br S's P M Joe threshed Peas. W very Cold west wind

30 I & Joe began Cutting sawlogs & wood drags in Dyke's Bush I went to Whitevale with Uncle John Burkholder P M W. Cold

31 I & Joe Cut logs all day. W. bitter Cold last night & today. milder towards evening

Jan 1 1875 I & Children staid with My Mother Nancy went with A B's to her Grandfather's funeral Old John Reesor senr was buried today he died on Wednesday W. Milder

2 Joe threshed Peas Old Danl. Hoovers were here today. I went to Br S's & Post office this evening W. soft snow last night & A M blowing Cold P M. sleighing fair

Sunday 3 Boys & girls went to Meeting at Hebron Abraham Burkholder's & Mrs Christina Raymer & some of her Children were here P M W. sharp

4 I & Nancy went to Finlaws they were not at home Then Finlaws came here to stay all night W. sharp sleighing good

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Name: John Reiff Reesor Birth Date: 30 Sep 1784 Birth Place: Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States of America Death Date: 30 Dec 1874 Death Place: Markham, York Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada Cemetery: Wideman Mennonite Cemetery Burial or Cremation Place: Markham, York Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada Has Bio?: Y Father: Christian Reesor Mother: Veronica Reesor Spouse: Anna Lehman Reesor Children: Samuel Grove Reesor Esther Hoover Barbara Nighswander Peter Reesor Fanny Hoover John Grove Reesor Mary Fretz Jesse Grove Reesor Christian G. Reesor Elizabeth Hoover Jacob G Reesor Benjamin Grove Reesor Anna Grove Raymer Magdalena Fretz URL: https://www.findagrave.com/mem...