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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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Oct 1875

Sunday Oct 3 at home girls & boys went to Meeting at Cedar Grove. W. fine Cler pretty Cool

4 I got 8 bags Oats Chopped at Br. C's & brought home grist flour AM I & Br C went to Jas Duncan's sale Pm. W. Cloudy mild

5 I went to neighbours to make known that there will be a Meeting at Hebron at 2 O Pm today R'd George Brenneman from Ohio & R' - Woolner from Waterloo were at Br C's last night & called here this morning W drizzly Am Cler Pm

6 Chored AM. I & Nancy went to Markham Pm Joe began Plowing in spring wheat subble {sic} on Monday Am then he helped J D thresh Pm & yester & this Am he Plowed them Pm. W. Cloudy very heavy rain tonight rainy yet

7 Began to dig Potatoes. W. Cloudy. mild. Potatoes good crop

8 I & Nancy & little boys went to S. Lehman's took yarn to get wove Joe went to Markham Fair W. Cool some squals of rain I dug Potatoes. BR. N.Peter helped W. Cler pretty Cool Pm slight shower at noon

9 dug Potatoes Br. N's Peter helped. W. Cler pretty Cool Pm slight shower at noon

Sunday 10 I & Children went to Meeting at Hebron remarks by R'd H Barkey sermon on {blank space} by Br C. W. Cloudy

11 I & Nancy went to Funeral of Uncle John Burkholder at Wideman's sermon by R'd H Barkey & Baptist P{illegible} Moore we got dinner

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at Finlaws W. fine pretty cold wind from North

12 dug Potatoes. W. fine Cold north wind

13 dug Potatoes. W. fine Cler

14 dug Potatoes. W. fine. we dig 2 waggon loads per day R'd C Gayman & wife John Gayman & wife Isaac Moyer's & CB's wife were here awhile Pm

15 dug 8 rows Potatoes Am. drizzly rain stopped us Joe & little John helped Br C thresh from 3 Pm till night. I went to Cedar Grove. W. drizzly nearly all Pm

16 I & little boys dug Potatoes Am Joe helped Br C thresh little John helped Pm I & the rest of little boys finished Potatoes brought home some beans & Cabbage. W. Cool

Sunday 17 at home all day. W. snow & drizzly rain about an inch fell

18 I & little boys made 52 gals Cider. W. cool snow all went last night

19 Boiled sauce I tended AM. Cleaned & took 20 bu & 20 lbs old spring wheat to PR Hoover's Pm @ $ 1. 4 cts per bus. W. fine Cler

20 Boiled sauce I tended awhile then Cleaned & took 41 bus 10 lbs old Treadwell Wheat to PR Hoover's @ $1.7 per bus W fine Cler

21 I took 46 bus 27 lbs barley to Markham @ 70 cts per bus W very fine warm

22 I took 46 bus 27 lbs barley to Markham @ 69 Cts per bus W. beautiful as September

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Name: John Burkholder Birth Date: 26 Nov 1798 Birth Place: Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States of America Death Date: 9 Oct 1875 Cemetery: Wideman Mennonite Cemetery Burial or Cremation Place: Markham, York Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada Has Bio?: N Father: Jacob Burkholder Mother: Maria Burkholder Spouse: Sarah Burkholder Children: John F. Burkholder Jacob Burkholder Rebecca Burkholder URL: https://www.findagrave.com