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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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Sept 1877

Sept 1 Both Plowed I went to Ceder Grove AM & to JD's Pm. John Plowed while I was away W. fine

Sunday 2 all went to Meeting at Wideman's 17 Converts were Baptized by Br C went to JL Reesor's after service John & girls went to Michael Frets. W. Cler Cool

3 G helped Br C's thresh with team I Plowed W. Cler

4 G helped Br C. thresh I helped too Am Plowed Pm. W. fine Cler

5 G & John finished Plowing G went to helped N Burkholder Plow about 9 Am I done nothing took sick last night with Purging & Vomiting W showry Pm

6 G helped Br S's thresh with team I & Nancy went awhile to Br S's Pm W. Cler

7 I & John Managed all to furrow out wheat & Plowed & sowed little Orchard with wheat G helped NB Plow W. warm Cler

8 G helped NB AM I & little boys set Machine Br C & his son Thomas helped us thresh Pm about 2 hours we threshed about 80 boses oats W. warm

Sunday 9 all went to Meeting at Hebron Suitable Sermon for Celebration of Lords supper JB's MN's & Finlaw's boys were here Pm we went to Br N's awhile Pm W. fine Cler

10 Cleaned grists for us & J Mainland then I took them to Cedar Grove G began Plowing near Br C's I helped Pm W. rather Cloudy

11 Both Finished Plowing AM G helped S Ramer draw stones & I brought home Grists Pm W fine warm Br N's m sister & Aunt Lissy Burkholder, Uncle Chris we done started for Pennsylvania today

12 I & Br C started about 8 Am & took the train at Miliken for Toronto thern by Grand Trunk to Berlin arrived at 3 Pm went to R'd A Martins over night then to John Martins & to Thanksgiving service at Martins Meeting house then to David Martins awhile at Goods & C Snider to R'd S Weber's over night then to Thoman's to Conference at Berlin & to Widow Brubacker's over night then to R'd M Erbs who showed me all through

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Oct Sept 1877

the town then I took the train at 11.30 Am met Br C at Breslau got to Markham at 5 Pm where my boys met us got home found all well W. has been very hot & Close every day

Sunday 16 went to Meeting at Wideman's suitable Sermon for Celebration of Lords supper went to R'd Jos Barkeys after service W. rain this morning

17 I went to Kendricks for Tackle for moving buildings G Plowed in big field he began it last Friday

18 G Plowed I helped Move Meeting house got it half way W. fine

19 G Plowed Finished Moving Meeting House W. fine Cler

20 Finished Placing house on wall Am I & G dug some Potatoes W. fine warm Cler

21 G Plowed I killed 4 lamb Am Plowed a little & Chored Pm W. fine warm Cler

22 I & Nancy went to Christian Wideman's at Almira at dinner to Christian Brillingers at supper & to Martin Brillingers over night then went to Meeting at Almira remarks by R Jos Barky Sermon on St Luke part of 16 C by R'd J Wideman went to Abraham Hoover's after service W. fine

24 Dug Potatoes Henry Stover & his two boys helped W. very warm

25 G helped T Halls thresh I & John & Stovers dug Potatoes W. very warm for the season

26 G helped Halls thresh I John finished digging Potatoes then I went to Cedar Grove & Whitevale to sell wheat (Treadwell) to Cedar Grove & Whitevale to sell wheat W. very warm

27 I took 2 loads wheat (Treadwell) to Cedar Grove at $1.22 per bus G helped level ground round Meeting house Pm. W. very warm

28 I took small load wheat Am Cleaned load barly Pm W. very warm Cleaned

29 I & Benjamin & Br C went to Toronto sold Butter @ 23 cts eggs @ 15 cts G & John took load Barly to Bay @ 62cts. W. very warm

Sundy 30 all went to Meeting at Cedar Grove remarks by R'd S Hoover sermon on {blank space} by R'd Joe Wideman old D Hoover's were here Pm Warm

Oct 1 Went to Markham W. warm Cler

2 Picked winter apples. W. fine Cler

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