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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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June 1876

Called at bush at Dyke's Coming home to see how Hugh Clarks men are getting on I am selling some logs to him to dress for board timber @$9.00 per hundred Cubic feet. Aaron harrowed root ground fixed some fence & Aaron harrowed root ground fixed some fence & Aaron Pulled weeds & I & Nancy went to Br S's & AB's awhile Pm W very warm

15 Both plowed wet piece along bush in field behind barn Am I sowed it with Peas & Oats mixed harrowed & rolled it, then rolled root ground. Aaron Carried up some Potatoes out of Cellar. W. very warm I brought Uncle CB to our place today at noon he is very poorly, his mind is gone, he did not notice my Mother & she hardly noticed him, it was very sad to see what a person is when the mind fails

16 Aaron began plowing fallow below garden I sprouted some Potatoes Am didnt feel well Pm. S Hoover's were here awhile Pm I harrowed Potato ground after supper & graded a piece of lane beside garden W. very warm

17 Planted Potatoes till about 1/2 past 10 when there fell a fine shower filled 19 bags with Potatoes Pm. W. slight shower's Pm

Sunday 18 I & Children went to Meeting at Hebron remarks by R'd S Hoover sermon on St John 16 C 23V to end of Chap by Br C John G Reesor & wife & daughter were here Pm I & Nancy went to CB's awhile this evening he is about the same. W. fine

19 finished Planting Potatoes AM filled 11 bags with Potatoes Pm Aaron Plowed fallow after supper Br. N's boys took away 30 bags Potatoes this evening they are taking them to Toronto for me. W. Cler. fine Cool very growing Weather

20 I & John Planted feed Corn Am Both finished Plowing fallow Pm. W. fine Cler Abraham Hoover's & Tilman Widemans were here awhile this evening

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June 1876

21 Aaron spaded thistles I brought Cedar Poles from Robt Gouleys. (at Flavius old place) then I & Nancy went to Br S's I got some sticks ripped out to make a waggon rack we staid for dinner I went to Cherrywood & to W M's & to Diller's Pm. W. Cler. shower Pm

22 Both Plowed turnip ground W. Cool Cler

23 Aaron hoed Corn I & Nancy went to Cedar Grove & I went to Boxgrove then I harrowed a little in fallow. too hard. doesnt break up, then harrowed turnip ground. W. very warm

24 I & JB made new hay rack Aaron mowed little Orchard heard this morning that old Uncle Christian Burkholder died last evening at 9 Oc. I was there to see hm & left a few minutes before he died I took my Mother over to look at him today she recognized him & said she was the last left W. very warm Uncle will be buried tommorrow

Sunday 25 I & Nancy & Children except smallest boys went to Funeral. Ann staid with Mother there were a great many People. W. very warm Remarks by R'd J Barkey sermon on Isaiah 38 Ch 1st 2nd & 3rd V upwards of 30 People were here after service

26 I & Aaron made turnip drills AM he raked hay in little orchard PM & I brought turnip drill & sowed nerl all turnips after supper W. warm

27 I finished turnips & then we finished splitting sawed wood & drew in rack full of hay out of little orchard. W. very warm

28 I took single buggy to Cherrywood to get wheel fixed then helped Aaron mow in old orchard & round house took 24 bus grist wheat to Cedar Grove after supper. W. warm

29 I drew 83 bus 25 lbs spg Wheat & 10 bus 15 lbs Fall Wheat to Cedar Grove Mills @ 90 cts for Spg {spring} & $1.02 for Fall

30 Finished Mowing Orchard & raked & Cocked about half of it. W. fine Cler pretty warm

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Name: Christian Burkholder Gender: Male Age: 65 Birth Date: abt 1811 Birth Place: Pennsylvania, USA Death Date: 23 Jun 1876 Death Place: Ontario, Ontario, Canada Religion: Methodist Episcopal Church Cause of Death: Paralysis