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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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Feb Mar 1875

Feb 28 Sunday I staid home with my Mother Rev H Barkey Called Pm to see My Mother MN's youngsters were here this evening. W. sharp. Cler

March 1 Joe split wood in shed I Chored. W a real East snow storm since some time last night and all day without intermission, snowy yet

2 opened lane, had to shovel some shoveled out track around horse power & asked hands to thresh tommorrow. W. pretty Cold, roads heavy

3 threshed about 300 bus Oats. went well got done between 3 & 4 O clock. W. fine began to snow from East about 3 Pm snowing heavy yet

4 I & Nancy went to CB's on a visit W. fine mild Clear, nearly a foot of loose snow last night

5 Cleaned tailings for grist of Chop AM. Joe went to J Coxworths Sale PM. I & Nancy started to go to Whitevale roads were too heavy & a little stormy. We turned back. W. snowed from east am. a little Pm. mild

6 I & Nancy went to Markham AM I took Susan Cober home Pm W. fine Cler mild. I think the snow is deeper than I ever saw it

Sunday 7 at home all day. W. Mild. fine

8 I & Nancy went to JB's W. fine beautiful Cler

9 I chored brought home Chop for Cattle Pm Joe sawed wood with Buck saw he has been sawing the last few days. The snow is too deep to draw sawlogs. W. foggy & white frost AM. more Cler Pm blowing some from east this evening

10 Joe sawed wood. we hung up Pork to smoke W. mild cler

11 Cleaned 20 bus grist wheat I & little boys took it to Cedar Grove Mills Pm. Joe didn't work Pm W. mild thawing some. soft snow this evening

12 I & Joe went to D Brown's Sale. W. fine Cler soft

13 I Helped Br C's Clean Oats AM went to B S's Pm Joe done nothing. W. fine cler Soft, raw east wind

Sunday 14 at home all day. W. Mild

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Mar 1875

March 15 Chored AM I took Nancys Brother Peter to W Burkholder's Pm. W. rain from East nearly all day snow going

16 Chored. W. heavy west wind heavy squauls of snow about every hour I went to Cedar Grove this evening

17 I & Nancy went to W M Davis for a bus seed barley @ 90 cts per bus. W. pretty heavy west wind. Cler pretty cold

19 I & little boys shovelled water course through snow drifts along townline at end of lane. JD's were here on a visit. W. fine, Cler

18 I & Nancy went to Whitevale AM I brought home grist of flour Pm. W. very Cold NW wind this is a mistake in my entry Friday is placed before Thursday

20 Chored Put rings on {illegible} W. snow from east nearly all day

Sunday 21 I & children went to Meeting at Cedar Grove remarks by Br C sermon on St Luke 19 C by Red H Barkey. W. Cler sharp, Cold Isaac Moyer's Children were here after service & R Wallace Pm

22 Chored AM went to Cedar Grove Mills for 6 bus seed spring wheat Golden drop @ $1.00 per bus Pm W. sharp. Cler

23 W.M Davis & wife were here today he bot 25 bus Oats off me @ 45 cts per bus. W. fine Cler

24 I & Nancy went to S Ramer's he was not at home then we went to Br S's W. mild Cler the Russian Mennonite & his wife that are staying at Colon Reesor's were on a visit this evening

25 Chored, shoveld. snow at Hebron & put in some wood for my Mother Pm W fine mild

Good Friday 26 Nancy & some of Children went to Meeting at Hebron. Jac Widemans & Br S's were here Pm. W. fine slight shower of sleet am

27 I & Nancy went to Markham to J H Ramer's to see my Old Step Grandmother Reesor she is very low W. fine thawing spring day sleighing getting thin

Easter Sunday 28 I & Children went to Meeting at Hebron remarks by Br C sermon on {blank space} by Re'd S Hoover Visitors Pm Rev S Hoover & wife & a Russian Mennonite & wife are staying with them W. fine Cler

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