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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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Sept 1876 Oct

@ 20 & $12.00 per M. John McGaw finished plowing our Pea ground we sowed it Pm with Treadwell Wheat & about 80 lbs of Seneca wheat & about 1 Pint of Fules Wheat that my Br Simeon brought from Pennsylvania last year W. fine

22 finished harrowing & furrowing wheat this morning then dug Potatoes W. Cloudy

23 Chored & Plowed while Am dug Potatoes Pm. W. fine little rain last night & awhil Am Cler Pm

Sundy 24 at home. W. Foggy & drissly Pm

25 Finished digging Potatoes till about 3 Pm they are a very light crop on account of the dry weather we got about 50 bus off an acre Aaron Plowed & I brought home waggon from Cherrywood I got new spokes and felloes into it. W. fine warm Cler rainy now after dark

26 Both Plowed in Am set horse Power Pm. W. Cool. windy

27 Threshed 247 bus barley & 147 bus Oats Machine went very well W. rain last night & this morning didnt start threshing unill after 8 O'clock some showers through the day, got done before 5 oclock This is my 40th Birthday

28 Both Plowed Am I & boys Made 1 lbl Cider Pm W. Showry Pm

29 Both Plowed. W. fine Cler cool

30 I & boys Made 12 lbs Cider Am Plowed Pm W Cler

Sundy Oct 1 at home John & Flavius went to Meeting at Cedar Grove. W. Cool My Mother is still poorly

2 I boiled Sauce Aaron Plowed W. Cler

3 Both Plowed Am Chored Pm I went to H Stover's. W. Cloudy Am rained nearly all Pm

4 Both Plowed. Aaron began in barley stubble. I finished behind barn then went in barly stubble. W. Cool, Cler

5 I & Aaron Plowed Am. he went to Markham Pm John & I Plowed Pm. W. Cool Cler bought new Steel Clipper Plow off Br C @ $16.00 John likes it well

6 I & Nancy went to Whiteville Am Chored & Picked Cider apples Pm Aaron is at Fair W. rainy & cool

7 Aaron Plowed I & boys Made 54 gals Cider Am All picked winter apples Pm. W. Cool Cloudy

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Oct 1876

Sunday 8 Children went to Meeting at Hebron I & Nancy staid with my Mother she is very low W. very Cold squauls of dry sleet Br C's JH Kanner's were here a while Pm

9 I boiled Sauce Aaron cut wood Am Plowed Pm W. ground frose hard this morning fine today

10 This Morning at 7 1/2 Oclock it pleased God to release my dear Mother of her suffering. she died Calm & peacefull W Cold, a very little snow last night

11 Friends in & out. I have very sore boil on my right wrist. I am writing this on the 15th W. Cler Cool

12 Buried Dear Mother today a large Funeral sermon on 2nd Cor 5th Ch 1st V by R'd Joe Barkey & S Hoover about 120 Friends here after service. W beautiful fine October day

13 JB Came helped to Finish Picking winter apples Aaron Plowed Pm. W. fine R'd M. Rohren & wife & Mothers Cousin Mrs Oberholtzer from Ohio were Pm Br S's & Br C brought them. My Boil very sore

14 Aaron Plowed I & boys brought 3 Pigs from AB's boys brought 300 tiles & brought home grist Pm W Cold wind

Sunday 15 at home all day, nobody here John & girls went to Meeting at Widemans. W. very Cold NW wind

16 Aaron Finished Plowing barly stubble Am wheeled hen manure into garden PM. W pretty Cold My Boil very sore

17 Aaron Plowed at Br C's Am dug in garden Pm I went to Br S's Am to Moyers & JD's Pm to ask them to help Put up sheds for Hoovers at Hebron W. pretty Cold wind Cler

18 Aaron finished digging garden and began Pulling turnips I was at Hebron where they have begun putting up sheds I am giving about 1/2 acre north of graveyard for a yard. W. beautiful fine day M Hoovers began German school today

19 Cleaned some Peas this morning then I & Children went to Meeting at Hebron Nancy kept house sermon on {blank space} by R'd Rohren & Drexel from Medina Co Ohio Aaron Pulled turnip Mr Morton & wife Fayder & wife & Br S's & Br N's were here Pm. W. very fine

20 Took Ann Shirk to Joe Widemans AM Cleaned 28 bags barly PM. W. very fine Cler

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Name: Mariah Reesor Birth Date: 7 Jul 1803 Death Date: 10 Oct 1876 Cemetery: Reesor Mennonite Cemetery Burial or Cremation Place: Markham, York Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada Has Bio?: N Father: Jacob Burkholder Mother: Maria Burkholder Children: Susanna Diller Benjamin B. Reesor Noah Reesor Simeon Reesor Christian Reesor URL: