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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1890-1892

M_1977_2_7 Benjamin Reesor Diary 1890-1892_65.pdf

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Nov 1891

Sunday 22 at home all day AB's were here. W., Cloudy this morning drissly AM steady rain PM. very mild

23 Chored. J went to Markham & B got Mare Bonnie shod PM W. rain nearly all day, Mild

24 I went to Whitevale & J took 50 bus Cider Apples to Ceder Grove Cider Mill @ 10 cts per bus AM we all went to a raising of old Hay barn PM at other place PM we have one of Bishps men to help the boys we intend to make Pig pen & hen house of it. W. strong Cold West wind

25 I & Nancy & little ones went to Br inlaw Peter's Boys helped Bishop W. Cold W. wind

26 H helped Thomas thresh Boys helped Bishop I & J went to SM he took 3 bags Peas got them Choppe & brought little lumber. W. frose hard this morning soft PM

27 B went to Markham early this Morning for more tar paper J plowed at Flavius A plowed at home J Came home PM & plowed in sod A plowed till 3 PM then he took Butter to Lewis's & I plowed W. Milder slow steady soft snow PM ground white thie evening

28 B worked at Pigpen at F's Bishop was not there AM F & H went to Markham AM I & J Cleaned 12 bags Peas AM

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Nov 1891

he took them to Br S's & brought home Horse Power from Degeers A went to Whitevale with lot of Lard to J Malcom's PM W. steady Cold about 2 in snow

Sunday 29 I & Nancy went to Meeting at Wideman's remarks & sermon on St Mat part of 8th C by Br C there were Candidates for 1 Preacher & 2 Deacons nominated today Vis for Western District west of 11th Con Markham Josep Hoover Tilman Reesor Christian Burkholder Peter Burkholder Joseph Grove & Daniel Ramer for Deacon all the same except David Ramer for Eastern District East of 10th Con H for Deacon Henry Baskey Abraham Lehman Menno Burkholder & John B Reesor: went to JB's to dinner. W. Coldest day so far. fine & Cler, roads pretty good

30 A Esther & Mary went in on Buggy I & Henry is another to Meeting at Wideman's remarks & sermon out of St Luke 10 C by Br C with the help of old Chris Wideman & Abraham Hoover it was decided by Lot that Christian Burkholder be Preacher & Tilman Reesor & John Reesor be Deacons I & Henry

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