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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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June July 1878

26 I & John took a cord of Pine & Hemlock to Markham to Banbridge & got Jess & Cent shod G was at home W. fine cool {blank space}1878

27 Cleaned Wheat W. very warm Cler

28 Fixed beaming board fence along Pickering townline. W. very warm. Cler

29 G sawed old rails. John Plowed low piece east of Creek, east of Orchard Pm I went to Markham Pm. W. very warm

Sunday 30 all went to Meeting at Altona remarks by Br C sermon on St John part of 3rd C by R'd S Hoover went to MN's for dinner & supper W. very warm, very warm

July 1 I didnt do much. G hoed Corn I & Nancy went to Br S's AM. his wife is sick I went to Abraham Hoover's Pm to see a new threshing Machine running that N Burkholder made it runs well. W. very very warm. I think the warmest day this season

2 Worked at straight rail fence west of back lane W. very very warm

3 Chored G split wood. W. rained nearly all day

4 worked at fence. W. heavy thunder this morning & heavy rain Cleared up, very warm

5 Finished fence as far as dam then I & Nancy went to Solomon Burkholders & I went to Altona for Plow G hoed Potatoes W. very warm. Cool breese from north

6 G Plowed in fallow J helped awhile AM I & J fixed some fence along Pasture & went to Cedar Grove Pm. W. very warm, sawed off fence Posts after supper

Sundy 7 all went to Meeting at Widemans Remarks on St John 1st C. 1st to 36 V by Br C Br inlaw Saul Hoover & wife & Otta Gilmer were baptised today went to Finlaws after service & to S Lehman's at supper. W. very warm. very warm

8 John & G Plowed I & Nancy went to JH Ramer's Pm he is sick. W. very warm fine shower this morning, heavy rain north at noon

9 J & G Plowed Am. I began to Mow in big meadow Pm J & G Plowed Potatoes W. warm

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July 1878

I mowed G Put on Paris Green on Potatoes mowed along fences raked & Cocked some Pm a little rain this morning Cler & windy

{Can't read} boys scuffled Cow Corn after dinner Finished Mowing big Meadow Am Chored Pm Cler AM rainy Pm & heavy this evening all Chored. W. Cloudy. rainy AM

J & G Plowed AM. G hoed Cow Corn Pm I took Sow to J Peters W. Cler

Sunday 14 all went to meeting at Hebron remarks by Br C sermon on {blank space} by R'd S Hoover S Lehman's & Aaron Adeline Burkholder. were here Pm. went to B's after supper. W. quite warm

Finished raking big meadow & drew two loads AM drew 4 PM & I Cocked the {can't see} Martin Barky helped Pm. W. warm

drew 6 loads hay & began Cutting road round fall wheat. shower about 6 Oclock Pm W. very very warm

Cut some wheat Am heavy shower after {cant see} hoed turnips Pm. I & boys Killed a beef after supper. I & John went to Cedar Grove this evening. heard that Tobias Nighswander & his son were drowned on Manitoulin Island on Friday last boat upset Cut wheat. W. not quite so warm

Finished cutting wheat little Orchard too

& boys Finished drawing hay out of big meadow. 4 loads. N Burkholder's man helped us today. W. very warm

Sundy 21. went to H Stover's Pm W cool, strong north wind, a little rain last night

Mowed Meadow behind Cider house. I & boys raked one row around field after supper helped NB. W. fine Cool strong N wind

I & boys finished Cocking . G helped CB. I & Nancy went to Cedar Grove after supper. W. Cool. N wind

Drew in 15 loads wheat. W. fine pretty Cool

Finished drawing wheat 5 loads AM. drew 2 loads rakings out of big meadow & 2 loads hay behind cider house till supper. when it began to rain

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Current Page Discussion [edit] [history]

Second Page was very difficult to decipher, as the book was not open enough at the spine. A lot of the first words in each line were not visible. Tried to guess at what was written in several cases - may not be accurate. Need to check original primary document.

from Tobias Nighswander 1833–1878

Fact DetailsMediaSource Citations Fact Details - Death 12 Jul 1878 Manitouaning, Manitoulin, Ontario, Canada