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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1890-1892

M_1977_2_7 Benjamin Reesor Diary 1890-1892_55.pdf

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Aug 1891

20 J Finished field back of Orchard then Cut below house & east of Orchard Saml Brownsberger & daughter Elisabeth were here at noon. W. very warm shower went round west towards evening B helped McCreights thresh till 4 PM

21 Boys Cleaned some seed Wheat & I went to JD's AM J Cut Oats Boys shocked PM I went to Ceder Grove & to Burrow's PM I & Susanna took Butter & Eggs to Lewis's this evening W. very warm & sultry AM rain this morning & last night Cler PM Cool this evening

22 J finished Cutting Oats below garden AM Boys shocked very heavy crop. J Cut spring Wheat at other place & boys shocked it Asked hands to thresh Peas on Monday Morning. W Reesor brought his Machine this evening W. fine

Sunday 23 all went to Meeting at Hebron remarks by Br C sermon on St Mat 18 C by R'd J Mensch

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Aug 1891

from Pennsylvania. Umfrage Pre J Mensch & wife his Brother & his wife Johnny Ramer's David Burkholder old Christian Wideman & his wife were here to dinner Esther Came last evening B took her home this evening W. rainy & drissly all day

24 threshed awhile. W. drissly all morning began to thresh about 10 Oc Engine broke soon after dinnner they took it to Markham, weather Cleared up PM boys dug Post holes at other place PM we intend to Move gate east to make the lane square

25 J & A began plowing in barly stubble B helped Thomas thresh J helped awhile this evening I plowed in his place I went to Ceder Grove PM W. fine Cler

26 B & A plowed AM J cut Oats in swale along creek in field back of Orchard W. Reesor brought his steamer & started it Cleaned up floor then we helped him move Machine to B Burkholders

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