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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1890-1892

M_1977_2_7 Benjamin Reesor Diary 1890-1892_72.pdf

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Feb 1892

were here at dinner. W. mild, strong east wind a little snow AM a little drissle of rain PM Boys & girls went to Benj Diller's this evening. heard today that Bishop Gayman's wife at Cayuga died

8 Chored AM Boys hung up pork Hitched up 2 big Colts Jack & Prince PM they went well together then they cut a lot of feed I & Nancy went to Menno Burkholder's PM W. fine & Mild

9 Boys Hitched up Colts again & Chored. I went to JD's PM. W. fine

10 Boys sawed wood in old bush & J took some Oats to Br S's AM they drew load Pea straw PM W. fine & Cler F & J wen to JM Bells stock sale PM

11 Boys Cleaned Peas & Hitched up Colts W. soft snow AM, Colder PM 12 Boys Chored & Cleaned grist Wheat 20 Bus & we Picked 5 Turkeys & 2 pr Chickens H took them & Butter & Eggs to Lewis's PM W. very very Cold & strong NW wind all day I & Herman went to Shank's this Morning he sent for me to Come & talk about buying his farm

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Feb 1892

we got no Bargain I offered to buy it at $5000 but he would not accept it he wants $6,800

13 Boys Chored I & Nancy Henry & Anne went to Br N's this evening W. Milder

Sunday 14 I & Nancy went to Meeting at Altona remarks & sermon on St Mat 7 C by C Burkholder we went to JB's after service W. raw east wind AM snow from east all PM Milder

15 H & B helped F cut wood J & A hitched up Colts PM. W. heavy squaals of wind last night, fine today

16 I & Nancy went to Br inlaw Peter's Boys sawed wood J brought home grist of flour from Ceder Grove & Chop from Br S's Shank was here today wanting to see me W. sharp fine

17 H went to Old Peter Stover's & to CL Hoover's sale I went to FK Reesor's & Post office AM to Shanks but got no bargain, then to Whitevale PM W. sharp & Cler B went on a trip

18 I went with Br C to S Larkins & to Old C Stover's AM then I went to Markham PM to see HB Reesor Boys threshed at Peas AM drew Pea straw PM W. very fine & mild B came home

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DetailSource: Name: Elizabeth Gayman Gender: Female Age: 67 Birth Date: abt 1825 Birth Place: Markham Death Date: 6 Feb 1892 Death Place: Haldimand, Ontario, Canada Religion: Mennonite Cause of Death: Apploxy