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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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Dec 1876

14 I & Gleason Thoman Cut about 20 Sawlogs in pine bush I have hired him for 3 months @ $12.00 per month but he cannot come until January to work regular W. soft mild

15 went to JD's Chored & talked with visitors F Moyer & wife Jacob Krats & wife & Uncle Saml & wife Am Divided some of my Mother's effects Pm. W. sharp & windy snow this evening

16 didnt do much Am I & John went to Br S's & Cedar Grove Pm .W. strong wind last night & today

Sunday 17 went to AB's W. east wind. snow PM sleighing fair

18 Finished dividing my Mother's effects W. about a foot of snow last night drifting some today

19 I & boys threshed few Peas & Oats Cleaned some wheat W. very Cold. wind from west

20 Took boys to english school helped a little at scrubbing Meeting house Pm W. pretty cold sleighing good

21 Killed 5 geese & went to Cedar Grove Mills W. milder

22 Took geese to Markham @ 7 cts per lb W. Mild

23 I & Nancy went to Cedar Grove Am I & boys brought home a load of dry pine Pm. W. sharp

Sunday 24 Locked the door & all went to Meeting at Cedar Grove remarks by Br C sermon on St Luke 2nd C by R'd S Hoover went to Br N's after service W. very sharp

Christmas day 25 all went to Meeting at Hebron remarks by Br C sermon on St Luke 2nd C by R'd J Wideman John BoyerJW & wife Henry Frets & Ann Isabella & John Wallace were here after service Jacob Gayman's & Jac Widemans brought Pre Christian Gayman's wife & sister here awhile Pm W. rather Cloudy & mild east wind & some snow tonight

26 Went to Tilman Wideman's on a visit W. Cler

27 I & boys threshed Peas Am Took grist Peas Oats to Mill Pm. W. mild

{Second Page} Dec 1876 Jan 1877

28 I & John went to Markham & brought home Chop AM. then we went to Stock{illegible} Sale Pm. I bought flail & old barly fork @ 25cts & Cutter @$19.50. W. mild

29 I helped Br C thresh with {illegible} W. snow from east. very heavy Pm. Nancy went to funeral of Old Christian Hoover's wife She went with Br N's & Br C

30 I & boys threshed Peas Am Chored & went to Cedar Grove PM. W. pretty Cold. east & west roads drifted

Sunday 31 All went to Meeting at Hebron remarks by Br C sermon on St Luke part of 19 C by R'd Jos Barkey. M N's youngster's & A Burkholder's youngsters were here Pm after service windy this morning fine today

January 1 1877 girls & John went to Moyers the rest of us went to Br S's W. light Coarse snow nearly all day. didnt amount to much I & Nancy went to CB's folks this evening

2 G Thoman began work this Morning He & John helped shovel snow on townline awhile then we threshed some Peas I & G went to Markham with load of pine PM. W. pretty sharp

3 G took 2 loads pine to Markham I boys took grist Oats to Cedar Grove W. very sharp

4 Threshed Peas Am G took load wood to Markham Pm I & Nancy went to S Ramer's this evening W. Milder. I sold the rest of our Pine & Hemlock to C Petty at Cherrywood $1.80 I got $2.00 at Markham on trade

5 G took 3 loads wood to Cherrywood I & Children went to funeral of Michael Burkholder's Child at Hebron Pm. W. fine mild

6 I took 3 loads wood I & Nancy & Br C Helped AB kill a beef Am. W. very fine mild

7 I & Nancy went to Meeting at Wideman's remarks by R'd S Hoover sermon on St Luke part of 18 C by Br C went to S Lehman's after service & to J B's this evening W. fine mild

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Name: Anne Hoover Birth Date: 28 Feb 1795 Birth Place: Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States of America Death Date: 27 Dec 1876 Death Place: Markham, York Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada Cemetery: Wideman Mennonite Cemetery Burial or Cremation Place: Markham, York Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada Has Bio?: N Father: Jacob Berkey Mother: Veronica Barkey Spouse: Christian Hoover Children: John B. Hoover Jacob Hoover Christian B. Hoover Frances "Fanny" Ramer Sarah Brillinger Daniel Hoover Anna Hoover Samuel B. Hoover Elizabeth Yakley Susannah Hoover URL: https://www.findagrave.com/mem...

Name: Mary Etta Burkholder Birth Date: 25 Feb 1876 Birth Place: Pickering, Durham Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada Death Date: 3 Jan 1877 Cause of Death: Acute Suffocation, catarrh two days Death Place: Pickering, Durham Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada Cemetery: Reesor Mennonite Cemetery Burial or Cremation Place: Markham, York Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada Has Bio?: N Father: Michael Burkholder Mother: Elizabeth Burkholder URL: https://www.findagrave.com/mem...