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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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Feb 1876

10 I & Joe helped Br. S's finish threshing Am Joe took load of wood to Markham Pm I fixed base under new turnip slicer it works very well David Burkholder's were here this evening W. mild began to rain lightly from east this evening sleighing pretty good

11 Joe took load of wood AM I & Nancy went to Whitevale Pm. W. heavy rain last night fine driving rain Am Cler warm Pm, sleighing gone again John Wideman's were her today

12 Joe split wood. I chored Am went to see Chaley Booth Pm he is coming on Monday to help Cut sawlogs W. mild

Sunday 13 at home all day Br. C's Childern were here Pm. W. mild Cler

14 Chored Am helped Br C kill a beef Pm Joe & little boys cleaned Peas Am he split wood Pm W rain am Cloudy Pm

15 Chored Am washed good Harness Pm. W. a little snow Joe & Booth cut 21 logs today

16 I oiled harness AM helped Sanderson's thresh Pm W. Cold west wind boys cut 24 logs today

17 we went to Br S's on visit with sleigh pretty bad sleighing boys cut 30 logs. W. fine mild Cler

18 I & boys Cleaned 20 bus Oats Chaley Booth threshed Peas & Joe went to Markham he came back at 10 Am then he & Charly went to bush. I took Oast to Cedar Grove Mills Pm. boys cut 7 logs W. Cler

19 Chored Am. Went to JD got some willow baskets off German Pm. boys Cut 23 logs W. Cler thawing

20 Sunday at home all day Nancy & Joh & Adeline went to Meeting at Cedar Grove Br N's were here Pm & this evening W. cold cler

21 I helped Br C kill a beef Am I & little boys hung up Meat to smoke Pm boys cut 21 logs. W. pretty cold

22 I & Nancy went to old D Hoover's on a visit W. heavy wind last night some snow squals Pm boys Came home from bush at 4 Pm they Cut 16 logs then Cut wood at woodshed

23 Boys went to bush. Joe Came home & threshed Peas too Cold in bush I Oiled Chain Harrows. W. very Cold wind from north

24 I took our gilrs & Br C's girls to quilting at Finlaws Joe threshed Peas W. very Cold yet not so windy

{Second Page} Feb 1876 Mar 25 I went to Whitevale Am Fixed old double lines Pm. Boys Cut 19 logs. W. sharp yet. Cler

26 I & boys brought home some smoke wood & went to Flavius swamp to look for Rabbits a little while Am. Chored Pm. boys cut 21 logs W. strong east wind

Sunday 27 I & Children went to Meeting at Hebron remarks by Br C sermon on St Luke 5 C by R'd S Hoover. BF Reesor & family & his Mother were here Pm. W. East wind began to snow heavy this evening

28 Joe threshed Peas, I chored. W. fine snow last night sleet & snow Am. drissle Pm mild. look little like rain

29 I helped Br C kill a beef Am Simon Hoover's Came before dinner. W. Cler. fine pretty good sleighing Joe drew 2 loads pine to Markham

March 1 I & little boys bagged 20 bus grist Peas & Oats Am took it to Cedar Grove Mills Pm. Joe drew 2 loads pne. W. Cler. sharp wind

2 I didn't do much, have Cold in my head Joe drew 2 loads pine. W. Cler. sharp wind

3 Took horses Cent & Jess to Markham to get shot brought Chop home. W. Mild thawing Joe took 2 loads pine

4 I & Nancy went ot Funeral of Old Peter Ramers wife Br N's went with us. Sermon on 2nd Epistle Timothy 4C 7 & 8 V by Br C A Ramer spike in english Joe drew 1 load wood, drew 2 load out of old bush Pm for Mother. W. fine thawing roads going

Sunday 5. at home Br N's & Cb's were here girls went to Meeting at Widemans with Br N's boys. W. mild thawing a little shower tonight

6 I went to bush to look at down trees awhile Am Finlaws & Martin Hoover & Lizzy & Delilah Nighswander were here Pm. W. fine Mild Cler boys cut 24 logs

7 Chored boys cut 22 logs W. very warm. snow nearly all gone water very high roads very muddy

8 Chored boys cut 1 logs. W. Cold frose hard thawed a littl Pm

9 I & Nancy went to Mannasse Fretz. then I & he went to Bessie's sale Pm Joe & Ham Cut 12 logs Am. Ham helped in Booths stead. Joe trimmed Pm W. Cler

10 I helped Cb's saw wood Joe threshed Peas W strong east wind

11 Boys finished Cutting logs 22. I and little boys cleaned

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Name: Elizabeth Ramer Birth Date: 10 Oct 1795 Death Date: 2 Mar 1876 Cemetery: Wideman Mennonite Cemetery Burial or Cremation Place: Markham, York Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada Has Bio?: N Spouse: Peter Ramer Children: Jonas Ramer Martha Reesor URL: