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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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May 1875

22 John rolled field behind Cider house Joe began plowing field below Orchard I done a little of eveything filled Some drain planted some trees & put in a few grafts W. warm

Sunday 23 I & children went to meeting at Hebron appropriate remarks & sermon by Re'd H Barky S Hoover & Br C for the Celebration of Lord's supper JB's Mrs H Stores & Lizzie Ramers were here at noon & H Barkey & wife & CB's at supper W. fin Cler

24 Joe Plowed. John rolled field below garden & oats behind barn he got done about 2 Pm then I helped plow below Orchard. I planted some early rose Potatoes Am. W. Cloudy this morning. Cler today

25 Both plowed. W. very warm

26 Finished Plowing Am sowed field below Orchard with 12 bus Oats. we plowed it all to the creek. W warm

27 I finished harrowing & Rolling Joe Plowed swale in field back of garden W. fine. Cler Cool

28 I sowed swale with Oats harrowed & Rolled it Am which finishes our seeding Joe drew dung on Corn ground opposite Br C's we both Plowed it Pm W. fine Cler

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May June 1875

29 Planted Corn W. fine shower Am cool Cler Pm Br S came home from Manitoba today

Sunday 30 at home Br. N's wife & boys were here Pm

31 I brought 500 bricks from Pettys this morning then I & Nancy went to Funeral of Ulrick Burkholder's daughter at Hebron. I then took the Bricks to Mongolia for JB. he is building a house for himself on an acre of lant that he bought off D Nighwander JH Ramer's wife & Nancy's Brother Peter were here today. W. fine warm Cler

June 1 Joe finished Plowing Potatoe ground Am I & John harrowed it. we washed sheep Pm W. fine Cler

2 I went to measure pine wood that Lawton's cut Am went to Markham Pm Joe drew dung on root ground behind barn. W. fine warm Cler

3 Joe plowed in root ground I went to B. O.A Am Plowed a few rounds then I & Nancy went to funeral of T Sanderson's Child Pm. W. fine warm Cler

4 I & Nancy went to Finlaws I engaged pasture for my 2 Colts at P Milne's W. Cler Am few showers Pm

5 Both plowed am I went to shed meeting at Hebron

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This may or may not be the right person - the death year is 1878, but day is correct and parentage appears correct.

Name: Nancy Burkholder Birth Date: 1853 Birth Place: Ontario, Canada Death Date: 31 May 1878 Cemetery: Reesor Mennonite Cemetery Burial or Cremation Place: Markham, York Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada Has Bio?: Y Father: Ulrick Burkholder Mother: Matilda Burkholder URL: