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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1871-1878

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Aug 1878

Sundy 18 at home. Flavius were here. John & girls went to AB's Pm. W. fine warm Cler

19 I took Benjamin to Toronto to Dr Rosebough. had Operation performed on his Eye. G & boys hoed turnip Am pulled Peas with Rake Pm W. drissly this morning . Cler Pm

20 Rake dont Pull peas well pulled with scythe's W. fine Cler

21 G & Elisha Mitchell Pulled Peas & & boys finished drawing Oats 8 loads G helped awhile AM we go in one load Peas this evening. W. fine. Cler

22 Took Benjamin to Toronto again Dr says he is doing very well G helped Pilkey thresh boys drew 6 loads Peas Susanna helped to unload W. warm Cler

23 G helped Pilkey thresh I & boys drew 8 loads Peas E Mitchell finished pulling W. Cler

24 drew 2 loads Peas. shower stopped us Threshed few Peas AM G hoed turnips Pm W. Cler

Sunday 25 John & Girls went to Meeting at Altona we went to AB's W. windy Cool

26 Finished drawing Peas 9 loads & 1 load spring wheat rakings. W. Cler warm

27 Flavius & Herman Commenced going to School John & Benjamin & G Kept house G hoed turnips I & Nancy & Children went to Finlaws girls went to Janet McGaw's she is Married to George Wales W. fine warm

28 G ganged fallow I & John drew in Oat rakings Am I went to Whitevale Pm Called at Hoover's Old Man had Parylitic stroke yesterday. is rather Poorly W. shower after supper

29 I took Benjamin to Toronto. Dr says his eye is doing very well G helped Br N's thresh John finished ganging fallow. W. very warm Cler

30 G helped Br N's thresh AM harrowed fallow PM I & John Cleaned seed Wheat

31 I & G helped Br S's thresh John ganged Pea ground W. rained heavy this evening

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Sept 1878

Sunday Sept 1 at home Br N's were here I & Nancy went to Hoover's after supper W. very heavy rain last night & today. creek running lively

I & Nancy went to Funeral of Christian Barkey at Wideman's Sermon by Rd S Hoover & More went to Christian Burkholders Pm G began Plowing in Pea ground in fallow W. warm ground very wet fallows ancle deep in mud

G & John plowed M N's wife was here & inlaws Pm. W. very warm sultry I went to Cedar Grove this evening

I & John Cleaned seed wheat G went to N Burkholders to thresh. Machine didnt come. then he plowed till noon. too wet then he & John plowed pea ground in root field Pm. J B's were here. W. warm Cler

I & Adeline & Benjamin went to Toronto Butter 19 cts Eggs 11 1/2 cts 2 lambs $5.00 Bejamin's eye getting better. W. very sultry & warm

G & John Plowed in fallows. I & Nancy {illegible} to S Lehman's Pm. W. warm Cler

G & John plowed. I chored & went to Cherrywood Pm. W. warm Cler

Sunday 8 all went to Meeting at Hebron remarks by Br C Sermon on St Mat 18 C by R'd Jos Barkey. Otto Gibner was here after service & Tilman Wideman at supper. W. very sultry & warm

John & G finished plowing till about 10 Oclock Am then we drew dung with 2 waggons on pea ground we intend to harrow it in with wheat. W. warm harrowed fallow & spread dung I & John cleaned seed wheat. W. began to rain about 4 PM

G threshed Peas. W. rain nearly all day I & John brought home load lumber between showers

G went home I & John threshed threshed Peas Am went to Ceder Grove PM. W. rain from east all day

I didnt do much AM fixed some board fence that blowed down & cut tree that fell across 11th Pm went to Cedar Grove this evening. heavy rain all AM very high water

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from Ancestry.com

Name: Christian Barkey Birth Date: 4 Sep 1797 Birth Place: Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States of America Death Date: 31 Aug 1878 Death Place: Ontario, Canada Cemetery: Wideman Mennonite Cemetery Burial or Cremation Place: Markham, York Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada Has Bio?: N Father: Jacob Berkey Mother: Veronica Barkey Spouse: Maria Barkey Children: Abram S. Barkey Magdalene Blair Barbara Williamson Daniel Hoover Barkey Anna Stover Mary Hoover Christian S. Barkey David Barkey Catherine Barkey Susanna Barkey Jacob Barkey Elizabeth Wideman