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Benjamin Reesor Diary, 1900-1902


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Oct 1901

then he went to sale of the effects of the late Tilman Culp he bought a Glass Cupboard @ $7.50 & a washstand @ 55 cts W. very fine & warm

2 A went to help Herman threshing Henry to 10 bags barley to Br S's & brought B{illegible} salt from Ceder Grove then he Plowed sod J helped Benj'n thresh Clover AM he Plowed sod PM I brought home 6 bags Chop from Br S's PM W. heavy showers this Morning a little squaaly at times strong wind PM

3 Henry began Pulling Mangels J Chored A Came home from Herman's then they drew in 10 loads Mangels PM I took Susanna to Davids AM staid to dinner W. quite Cool some squaals of rain PM Jess Reesor was here to supper. Ketura & Elizabeth Stover were here to supper last evening white frost last night

4 Boys & Mary & Anne & Johny Reesor's girls went to Markham I took Butter & Eggs to Ceder Grove PM W. fine & rather cool, a few drops of rain after dinner NB's brought Menno Brubackers & wife & their two Children here to stay all night White frost last night

5 Boys took in 11 loads Mangels T Bishop was here & fixed a timber under the granary & made the Chute for the silo PM white frost last night

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Oct 1901

I & Nancy went visiting with Brubackers first to Benj'ns to Thomas's to Br C's (Ketura is keeping house since they went to Pennsylvania then to Flavius & to AB's to dinner, then to B Dillers to Jacobs to Peter's to supper & to JD's to stay all night W. fine Cler & Cool AM Cloudy PM, rain & very dark after night we took them with Horses Chief & Billy A Came to JD's drove us home

Sunday 6 all went to Meeting at Hebron except J remarks by C Burkholder sermon on St John 14th C by C Gayman David & Levi Burkholder were here to dinner & Flavius's to supper W. Cler Cold NW wind. Calm this evening

7 Boys took in 13 loads Mangels J went to Benj'n G Reesor's sale on 7th Markham PM he bought a 2 Bus Basket @ 25 cts I took up our Beets PM I took 5 bags Chop to Br S's this Morning W. very fine & Cler I walked to J Burrows after supper

8 Boys took in last of Mangels 15 loads I took 5 bags Mixed Chop to Br S's AM Chored PM W. very fine & warm

9 Boys took in Pumkins & Chored they Picked some Cider Apples AM A got about 40 gals Cider Made at Lapps & Henry Plowed {illegible} PM J Asked hands to help thresh on Friday

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