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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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Mar 1877

Sunday 4 at home Martin Hoover Elisabeth Nighswander & her daughter Delilah were here & Mrs CB & her girls W. a few inches soft snow last night

5 Cleaned wheat & fixed a place to boil boil sap in the bush. Cler Am squauls of now Pm

I drew 2 small loads 55 bus 35 lbs new Treadwell Wheat to Cedar Grove AM @ $1.30 per bus G boiled samp. he drew 2 small basswood logs to SM Pm I sugared off about 6 quarts Molasses Pm W Cold wind

7 G drew load lumber to Markham AM I went with him as far as Cedar Grove he threshed Peas Pm. W. Cold

8 I took boys to school this morning. My sister & my Brother's all met here Pm to settle our affairs G threshed Peas W. soft snow Am rain Pm. Raining yet at bedtime

9 Cleaned last of wheat & Peas the rest of the day W. quite Cold ice on trees & fences blowing hard

10 finished Cleaning Peas 67 bus. Then went to drew sawlogs. drew 9. sleigh runs well W. pretty cold

Sunday 11 John & girls went to Meeting at Altona I & Nancy & boys went to JH Reesor's sleighing good W. pretty cold. Ice on trees yet

12 G threshed Peas Am drew logs Pm I drew 4 Basswoods W. mild

13 Both drew logs Am G drew Pm we went to John G Reesor's Pm W. fine Mild thawing

14 Both drew logs Am G threshed Peas Pm W. Mild began snowing before dinner. Soft Blowed Cold towards night I washed harness Pm

15 I oiled harness & G threshed Peas Am Cut some white ash logs Pm

W. pretty Cold

16 drew 1 load 5 ash logs Am Cleaned seed oats for Flavius & G threshed Peas Pm . Simon Hoover's & Flavius were here W. Cler Am some snow Pm

17 drew 2 big Maple logs & 1 rail cut Am Cut some drags drags in old bush & I & John went to Cedar Grove Mills Pm W. very Cold sleighing good

Sundy 18 all went to Meeting at Cedar Grove remarks by R'd S Hoover sermon in St Luke Part 14 C

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Mar 1877 Apr

by Br C John & girls went home I & Nancy & little boys went to Br S's. W. mild

19 Put a cut through Butt log that Timbermen left G drew it to Mill & I took grist Chop Pm W. mild fine

20 I & Nancy went to R'd S Hoover's G cut drags & brought home grist W cool wind cloudy Pm

21 G threshed Peas. I & John took 12 bus Peas to Mill Pm. W. soft snow nearly all day

22 G drew big logs to SM out of old bush W. fine finished Cleaning Peas very good sleighing

23 Cleaned Timothy seed & cut some drags W. fine I & Nancy went to B F Reesor's this evening

24 Cut drags Am G drew some home Pm W. thawing I tapped about 30 trees sap now middling W. thawing

Sunday 25 all went to Meeting at Hebron remarks & Sermon on St Mark 11 C by Br. C. I & Nancy went to Funeral of David Burkholder's Child at Wideman Pm Sermon on 1 Epistle Peter 1st C & 24 Verse by Br C went to {illegible} Jac Wideman's this evening W. Cloudy rain coming home 9.0 Pm

26 didn't do much Killed Br C's old mare Kate W. rain from east all day. G didnt come to work

27 sifted Timothy seed AM I & Br C hitched mare Topas into Cutter she went well W. Cloudy soft colder & wind tonight

28 Finished sifting Timothy seed Am Chored Pm Sold Mare Topaz to Anthony Lehman for the sum of $90.00 he is Married to Caroline daughter of J H Ramer W. blowed Strong north wind all day. some snow, a little rough sleighing

29 G Came today he has had a boil on his hand he sawed wood today with Bucksaw I & Nancy went to Cedar Grove Pm. W windy yet but Milder

Good Friday 30 Adeline kept house the rest of us went to Meeting at Hebron remarks by Br C sermon on Part of 27 C St Mat by R'd S Hoover. W. MIld thawing

31 G boiled sap Am sawed wood Pm I {illegible} went to Markham Am I boiled sap Pm. W east wind Flurries of snow Pm

Easter Sundy April 1 at home Br. N. were here W. fine

Easter Monday 2 at Br S's were here W. mild

3 I boiled Sap G cut & split wood. W. east wind made 17 1/2 lbs sugar this evening

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Name: Elizabeth Burkholder Gender: Female Age: 7 Birth Date: 1870 Birth Place: Pickering, Ontario Death Date: 23 Mar 1877 Death Place: Ontario, Ontario, Canada Religion: Methodist Cause of Death: Dephtheria