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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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19 Joe Plowed sod I brought home Chop Am Plowed Pm W. mild, snow going away

20 Both plowed sod W. fine warm Clear. snow yet in places

Sunday 21 at home Elizabeth Wismer & her Man Glason Thoman from Waterloo were her they were Married some time in the summer and are living at Manassah Fret's Henry Wismer & Anna Wallace were with them CB's were her Pm. W. Cler. Cold north wind Pm freezing

22 I went to Cedar Grove & Joe Flailed Oats Am I got Frank shod at Cherrywood & Joe got Nell shod at Markham Pm. W. very sharp froze hard. Cler

23 I & Joe helped Br S's thresh W Milder

24 Cleaned Oats 7 bus this morning then Joe drew wood in shed & I chored I took Oats to Cedar Grove Mills Pm Nancy went along to store. W. Cler. sharp north wind

25 Joe helped Sanderson I asked Ab to help us Kill hogs on Monday this Am fixed henhouse Pm W sharp cler

26 Cleaned grist wheat & seed barly & hausked corn W. rainy nearly all day. mild

27 Joe tried to plow sod. too much frost then he made some water furrows & drew wood in shed Am he skidded 15 sawlogs Pm I took 12 bus grist wheat to Cedar Grove Mills am fixed things for Killing hogs on Monday. Pm. W. pretty sharp. Cler

Sunday 28 I & Nancy went to Meeting at Cedar Grove remarks by R'd H Barkey sermon on Hebrews 2 C by R'd S Hoover. Br S's were her Pm W. Cloudy am. some snow Pm mild this evening

29 Killed our hogs. six. W. real January day. fierce North wind calm this evening

30 I helped JD Kill hogs W. bitter cold. Joe banked turnip cellar & took sow to Trans

Dec 1 Joe helped Br C kill hogs I & John took our Cooking stove to Bambridges to get fixed. the whole bottom fell out yesterday. I brought sow home this evening. W. pretty Cold yet. wind from east

2 I helped Br S's kill hogs. Joe sawed wood for my mother Am threshed Peas Pm. W. fine. Milder

3 I chored Joe cut drags in Old bush. W. mild Cler

4 Chored Am went to Markham got Cent & Jess shod W. mild roads fine & level

Sunday 5 I & children went to Meeting at Hebron Nancy staid with mother

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remarks by Br C Sermn on St Peter 5 C by R'd H Barkey I & Nancy went to CB's awhile Pm. W. mild a little rain from east this evening

6 I chored Joe Chopped drags in Old bush. he com-menced work this morning @$50 . from this morning to 1 April 1876 W. mild thawing some

7 I helped CB's Kill hogs Joe chopped Am threshed Peas Pm W mild. foggy drizzly rain from east nearly all day froze on trees

8 I & Nancy helped AB's kill hogs. went with sleigh W. mild began to snow Pm. sleigh goes well

9 Joe drew 2 loads Pine wood to Markham I & Herman & Benjamin brought home ewes from Br N's Am. Took Chop grist to Br S's Pm W. mild. Cloudy, sleighing good

10 Joe drew 2 loads Pine wood to Markham I shelled grist Corn Am I & Nancy went to Whitevale Pm W. mild

11 I & boys husked Corn Am I went to Flavius Pm Joe threshed Peas. W. soft snow nearly all day. mild

Sunday 12 at home. Diller's youngsters were here W. mild

13 I & Br C took some Pork & Potatoes to Russian Mennonite at Diller's this morning he Cut his foot & Cannot work then we went to see Diller he got his eye hurt with a cows horn & has a touch of Biluis fever I car-ried Corn out of new barn Pm. W. heavy snow Am blustry Pm

14 I & Nancy went to Markham for stove Am then met J McGaw bringing it home I asked Sands to thresh on Thursday Joe helped Halls yesterday & today W. very Cold sleighing good

15 I Br C & Flavius set Machine this morning Joe helped Halls thresh Am Fixed round barn Pm. W. some soft snow Pm. Mild

16 Threshed, spring wheat didnt turn out so very well Fall wheat very good. didnt Count boxes. but I think We threshed about 150 spring & 140 Fall W. very fine, mild

17 Finished Threshing. about 100 bus more Fall wheat & some 400 bus Oats W. very very Cold blow from West Calmed down towards night got done in good time. Machine run splendid both days

18 I & John & Flavius went to Whitevale Am Joe done nothing I Took 16 bus Oats to Br S's Pm Joe cut drags W. Cold

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Name: Gleason Erb Thoman Age: 23 Birth Year: abt 1852 Birth Place: Waterloo, Ontario Marriage Date: 22 Jun 1875 Marriage Place: Canada, Ontario, Ontario Father: Emanuel E Thoman Mother: Anne E Thoman Spouse: Elizabeth Wismer Age: 20

Gleason Thoman shows up as BR's hired hand in the next summer or two.