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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1890-1892

M_1977_2_7 Benjamin Reesor Diary 1890-1892_13.pdf

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Aug 1890

15 Boys shocked Oats at home AM & at other place. PM H helped McCreights thresh PM I & Nancy went to D Nighswander's AM he is very poorly W. very fine & Cool

16 F & A Cut & bound spring Wheat at other place where fall Wheat was Killed I & J & Henry finished shocking Oats at other place AM F & A Cut oast in young Orchard PM W. fine & Cler

Sunday 17 at home F H & Adeline started to go to Meeting at Wideman's steady rain Commenced about 9. then they went to Saml Ramer's Cleared up about 2 PM fine this evening

18 Boys finished hoeing turnips Harrowed barley stubble AM Bound Oats in little orchard PM A took grist Chop to Br S's PM brought it home this evening W. fine

19 drew in Mixed spring & Fall Wheat 4 loads & J raked barley & Fall Wheat stubble at other place & other boys brought it home AM J began ridging up other boys began drawing dung on barly stubble PM. W. Cloudy AM drissly rain at times PM

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Aug 1890

20 J ridged up other boys drew dung I & Adeline & Susanna went to Markham AM. W. fine Cler

21 Chrored AM F & H took 3 horses to B S's in Whitevale I & Henry went to Ceder Grove Pulled foxtail out of Potatoes after supper asked hands to thresh tommorrow W. heavy rain AM. Cool PM D Nighswander died this morning

22 Threshed. W Reesor with steamer, about 90 Bus Treadwell & 50 Bus Mixed & over 300 Barly got done 3 PM W. fine steady NW wind. short shower PM I & A set up Oat shocks in NE Corner field J Plowed after we were done, H & H helped to Move Machine to Sam Peavers

23 I & Nancy Susanna A & Mary went to funeral of David Nighswander sermon by Br C on 39th Psalm 5 & 6 V Willoughby a Christian Preacher Made a short address too we went to Menno Stover's too dinner W. fine, Cool

Sunday 24 all went to Meeting at Hebron remarks by Br C Sermon on St Mat 18 C by R'd Jos Wismer from Clinton Ont

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DetailSource: Name: David Nighswander Sr Gender: Male Age: 78 Birth Date: abt 1812 Birth Place: USA Death Date: 24 Aug 1890 Death Place: York, Ontario, Canada Religion: Mennonite