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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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Feb 1877

7 John & G drew logs, I & Nancy went to Simon Hoover's W. Cloudy, mild roads getting thin

8 G drew load Square timber to Bay for M Dyke am dunged Colt stable Pm. I & Br S. worked at Bob sleigh Pm W. fine cler

9 I was in bush helping G Am helped Br. S at sleigh Pm. went to young D Hoover's this evening W. beautiful fine Cler

10 I wen to Markham & G & John helped Br N thresh AM G & J Mainland helped Pilkey at Sawing Machine Pm. & I & John drew 2 logs & brought home new bob sleigh W. fine Cler

Sunday 11 I & Nancy went to meeting at Altona remarks by Br C sermon on {blank space} by R'd Jos Barkey went to Old M Neighswanders after service & to Flavius Reesor's this evening W. very fine warm snow going fast

12 I & G went to draw logs nearly bare through Dyke's fields drew 1 small one came home he threshed Peas I & boys took bob to Cherrywood to get Shod Cleaned Peas Pm. W blowed up Cold very windy

13 G threshed Peas. I went to Markham to get Paints & Oil to Paint some parts of our house W. very cold

14 G & Gunn skided bogs Am G drew Pm & I & Gunn skided Pm Painters began Painting this morning. W. fine mild

15 G drew logs I Chored & went to get M Stockdale to see sick Cow Am brought home bobsleigh Pm. W. fine. sleighing still hangs on

16 G drew logs. M Dyke helped I loaded Pm. with other team drew 23. W. mild

17 G drew 9 logs Am I loaded. Cleaned seed spring wheat Pm W. prett Cold. windy Pm

Sunday 18 I, Nancy & little boys went to Meeting at Cedar Grove remarks by Br. C sermon on St Mat part of 25 C by R'd S Hoover went to Br N's pm W. soft snow Pm

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Feb 1877 Mar

19 G drew 2 loads 4 logs I drew 2 {illegible} Cut then we came home. too windy & cold he threshed Peas till noon then I went to Funeral of Ol Mrs Snell formerly Lapp G & John drew 3 logs & 2 rail Cuts Pm W. Cler mild Pm . 1 sermon on 90 Psalm by Br C. some remarks by R'd J Carmichael. Deceased was Baptised by Br C about 18 months ago

20 G & Br S's Menno drew 18 logs mostly very large ones I & Gunn loaded with Br S's Oxen W. fine Flavius was here got 160 Oat sheaves @$5.00 per 100

21 I & Nancy & little boys went to Michael Fret's G & John drew 11 logs. W. very fine sleighing going fast

22 G & Menno drew 7 logs AM G & Gunn skidded Pm. W. sleighing about gone Couldnt draw Pm

23 I & Nancy went to D Burkholder's G drew wood home from Old bush. W. Cloudy Mild east wind. we had bad going sleighing very bad

24 G drew wood AM we cleaned last of spring wheat H G took grist Peas out Chop to MIll with waggon this evening. W. mild

Sunday 25 all went to Meeting at Hebron remarks by R'd S Hoover sermon on St Mark 11 C by Br C went to AB's Pm. W. sharp wind Cler

26 Chored & threshed Peas Am I & G went to a meeting at Hebron Pm to see about Moving Church north into shedyard. W. Mild

27 I & G helped Br S thresh with team W. Cler

28 I tapped 28 spiles in old bush sap ran pretty well Pm. I & boys & G went to Old D Hoover's sale Pm I bought Fro & Mallet spade & axes & Fla{illegible} hatchet all for 70 cts W. beautiful fine Cler

Mar 1 Went to Finlaws on a visit W. very fne Cler

2 G & H Stover threshed Peas yesterday & today I & John went to Cedar Grove Mills Pm W. rain Am cloudy Pm

3 I drew 3 small loads 90 bus 5 lbs Old Treadwell Wheat to Cedar Gove @ $1.45 to Cedar Grove Mills W. Cool Cloudy a little soft snow

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Name: Elizabeth Schnell Gender: Female Age: 82 Birth Date: abt 1795 Birth Place: Pennsylvania, USA Death Date: 16 Feb 1877 Death Place: York, Ontario, Canada Religion: Protestant Cause of Death: Dropsy