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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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Mar Apr 1875

Easter Monday 29, at home, Simon Hoovers JH Ramer's were here & Isaac Moyer's were here at supper. W. fine Cler warm thawing Br C's Children were here all day

30 Went to S Lehman's W. fine Cler warm snow going fast. some high snow banks & some mud

31 Joe drew 3 basswood logs out of old bush to S Mill & I took 16 bus Oats to Cedar Grove Mills AM we began to draw out pine Cordwood at Dykes Pm W very warm fine Cler. sleighing about gone

April 1 I brought home Chop & Joe drew out wood AM. Chored Pm. W. Cler Am rainy awhile Pm Joe began work this morning @ $18.00 per Mo for 8 Mo

2 Drew out wood. W. rather Cooler snow going

3 Drew out last of wood except a few cords that we cant get at, at present. I helped Pm. W fine snow nearly all gone. a little fell last night all went again today

Sunday 4 at home all day AB's & CB's were here. W. Cler

5 Chored Am. I & Joe sawed Cordwood in old bush Pm W. fine spring weather

6 I went to Flavius AM helped Joe Saw Cordwood Pm W. Cold east wind

7 Chored AM. helped Joe set up some wood & partly made stone boat Pm. W. Cool. Cloudy

8 I went to Cedar Grove Am I & Joe helped Br C's saw wood with Machine Pm. W. fine

9 Helped Br C's finish Sawing wood got done between 3 & 4 O Pm then Hoover's Boys Moved the Machine to us. W. fine a slight shower Am

10 we sawed wood have 10 logs to Cut yet. W. Cler fine

Sunday 11 at home all day. Br N was here awhile Pm. W Cler

12 Finished sawing wood this Morning. then I & Nancy went to funeral of my step Grandmother, my Grandfather Reesor's widow She was Buried at Cedar Grove. Finlaws & Abraham Hoover's from Pickering were here Pm. W. Cloudy a little rain at noon

13 I & Joe Put in logs & Piled lumber W. Cloudy cool

14 I & Joe Piled lumber. W fine I bought 50 suckers from W Clod

15 I helped Put in our last logs AM I & Nancy went to Whitevale Pm. W. Cler AM Cloudy Pm. began to rain about 4 Pm raining yet

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April 1875

April 16 I went to SM they didn't saw AM then they began sawing Pm & I piled lumber Joe split wood W. very cold ground froze this morning a few squals of snow

17 I piled lumber Joe split wood. W. froze hard heavy snow squall Pm

Sunday 18 at home all day. W. Clear pretty cold

19 I & little boys Piled last of lumber & Drew 2 loads of edgings Joe Piled pine Cordwood W. Cold wind

20 I & Nancy went to Markham Joe Piled wood W. very Cold NW wind. freezing hard

21 Joe went to Markham AM & to his Father's Pm I Chored Abraham Burkholder from P'a here Pm. W. very Cold NW wind

22 I & Joe Drew out last of pine Cordwood in other bush AM finished piling Pm brought home load of lumber began Cutting down willow trees at Hebron after supper. W. rather warmer Cler

23 Finished Cutting down willow trees & I went to funeral of T H Hall Child AM Joe took grist Oats to Cedar Grove Mills AM we split some rails behind Cider house & I brought some Chop this evening. W. Cloudy, pretty mild

24 ground axes & Cut down big 4 foot pine stub in old bush & split rails AM. split rails & I brought home Cows Chop Pm W. about 2 in snow this morning. about all away tonight Cold wind

Sunday 25 Nancy & Children went to meeting at Hebron Br S's Came here after dinner W. fine Cler

26 Chored & Split rails Am I & Nancy went to M N's Pm. W. fine Cler. roads good

27 Drew stones off swails & I went to B S's this morning W. fine warm Cler

28 Finished drawing stones AM Joe Plowed in little Orchard Pm. I bought 100 suckers off W Clod this evening @ 2.00 W. fine warmer

29 Joe Finished Plowing little Orchard & I Cleaned fish & Chored Am Cleaned Seed Oats & Spring wheat Pm Old Jacob Lehman & Daniel Burkholder's from Pennsylvania were here at supper. W Cloudy Am rain from east Pm

30 I & Nancy took a few things to Br.S for the Russian Mennonites they intend starting to Manitoba on Monday then went to Cedar Grove

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BR's step grandmother

Name: Elizabeth Reesor Birth Date: 27 May 1794 Birth Place: Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States of America Death Date: 10 Apr 1875 Death Place: Markham, York Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada Cemetery: Cedar Grove Mennonite Cemetery Burial or Cremation Place: Markham, York Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada Has Bio?: Y Father: Abraham Römer Mother: Magdalena Grace Römer Spouse: Peter Reesor Children: Abraham Cook URL: