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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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Jan 1878

7 Finished Oiling double harness Am then I & boys drew out pine top wood at Dyke bush Pm went to Martin Barkeys this evening I & Br N went to J Higgins to audit school accounts W. very Cold Am. milder tonight

8 I & boys drew out cood Am Chored Pm W. snowed awhile Pm milder

9 I & John went to Markham Am Chored Pm. W. milder sleighing very thin

10 Chored. W. rain from east all day

11 Chored. John took grist Chop I went as far a Br S's Nancy went to store W. soft snow & frain Am Cloudy Pm snow nearly gone

12 I went to Manases Fret's this morning boys brought home Chop Pm. W. Mild roads getting very bad. a real April night I was sitting out in the dooryard amusing myself with the little boys till the call came for supper

Sunday 13 at home all day Br C. were here Pm W. Cloudy dull

14 Chored Am. drew some wood on pile in old bush Pm. John & Flavius went to school W. Mild a little snow last night & Am

15 I & J Mainland helped Pilky thresh W. pretty Cold, a few snow squauls

16 Chored AM I & Nancy went to Whitevale Pm W. Cold roads rough

17 G & J Mainland came this Morning to go with me to help thresh at Br S's Machine didnt Come so G drew wood in old bush AM we went to thresh Pm. W. mild we went with sleigh but was very tough

18 I & G helped finished thresh Am W. mild

19 I & Nancy went to funeral of Abraham Stouff he was buried at Altona. Sermon on Isaih 38 C by R'd S Hoover some in english by Stakly went to M N's Pm. W. foggy this morning Cler up like April beautiful mild & bright road pretty good

Sunday 20 all went to Meeting at Cedar Grove remarks by Br C sermon on St Luke 14 C by R'd S Hoover AB's were here Pm . W. Cloudy began to rain this evening

21 Chored W. mild rained all last night

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Jan 1878 Feb

22 I & Nancy went to Markham & to Jonas Raymer's Cloudy AM soft snow Pm & roads sloppy

23 blowed up terrible Cold last night very very Cold today

24 JB came this morning for hay so I & John took him a load. W. milder roads pretty good

25 I & Nancy went to Simon Hoover's & I went to MN's 10 bus Poorland or Rio Grande spring wheat @ 1.5 per bus W. Milder roads pretty good

26 Chored & helped Br C kill a beef W. a very little snow last night drissly Am Cloudy Pm

Sunday 27 all went to Meeting at Hebron remarks by R'd S Hoover sermon on {blank space} B C David Burkholder & MN's were here Pm. W. mild. John & girls went to JD's this evening

28 helped D Hare load up 2 loads of our hay he is taking it to Toronto & takes $4.00 per ton for his Pay

29 I & Nancy went to Jac Reesor's they were not at home we went to I Moyer's W. very Cold yesterday & today

30 weighed a ton of hay for Martin Barky @ $14.00 W. pretty cold, east wind. Cler

31 Took sow to J Peter's W. very cold. biting east wind

Feb 1 were told early this morning that Martin Hoover died suddenly this morning at 4 Oc. Then I took my daughter Adeline & Br C's daughter Elisabeth after breakfast & went up. I helped to lay him out then came home. have bad Toothache & pain in face. W. snow from east Am. some last night

2 Kept in house. W. very bright & Clear all day damp air. thawing a little in the sun, no sleigh

Sunday 3 I staid with Baby Nancy & Children went to Martin Hoover's Funeral at Hebron Sermon by Br C & A Raymers S Lehman's & Br inlaw Samuel Hoover's were here Pm. W. fine. Cler. thawing in the sun

Went to Hebron Am to elect Trustees for the C{illegible}t B's S & N & Manasse Frets were elected W. Cler

I & Nancy went to Cedar Grove Am & I went to see bert Gawley W. mild thawing some Pm

shelled Corn I & Nancy went to Cedar Grove took Corn to Mill & brought home Chop W. mild I and boys & Br N's Peter Killed 2 pigs Pm W. fair

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Name: Abraham Stoffer [Abraham Stouffer] Gender: Male Age: 71 Birth Date: abt 1807 Birth Place: Stonffville Whitchmerh Death Date: 16 Jan 1878 Death Place: York, Ontario, Canada Religion: Mennonite Cause of Death: Bright's Disease

Name: Martin Hoover Birth Date: 25 Nov 1854 Death Date: 1 Feb 1878 Cemetery: Reesor Mennonite Cemetery Burial or Cremation Place: Markham, York Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada Has Bio?: Y Father: Daniel Hoover Mother: Fanny Hoover URL: https://www.findagrave.com/mem...