Jan 9 – Made handle to Huntings saw 25¢ filed saw for Hunting 15¢. Went over to Fathers with Ethen. Jan 10 – At home all day. Mrs Joy died this morning. Jan 11 – Cut two pairs mittens for paddy 20. Hunting paid 15¢. Made boulster for D. Hamilton 1.00. Flanders brot load straw.… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries of January 9 – March 12, 1864
January 8, 1864 To: Annie Brockway From: Sallie Brockway, Albion, MI Had a good time at Uncle’s and Aunty’s but is now back at Albion. Albion, Jany. 8th, 1864 Dear Annie, You see that I am again back to Albion. I have had such a good time since I’ve been gone, that I dreaded to… Continue reading January 8, 1864 letter to Annie Brockway from Sallie Brockway
1864 DIARY OF CHARLES LUKE KEITH JR. Jan 1 – Verry cold 14 degrees below zero verry freesing. No work to day stayed in the house most of the day. Verry windy. Jan 2 – Verry cold and blustering 15 below zero high wind. Went over to Fathers. Mrs Peterson & Celia there. Bot cap… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries of January 1-8, 1864
Nov 2 – Husked corn. Babcock & Barber called. Harmon Smith here to dinner. Uncle Ozen left for home on mail train. Went down to averys in Evening. Nov 3 – Husked some corn. Sent letter to G. T. 3¢. Bot cudber 10¢ Bot oil 44¢. Went up to Milfords. Nov 4 – Bot 2d… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries of November 2 – December 31, 1863
November 1, 1863 To: Annie Brockway From: Sallie Brockway, Albion, MI Wants Annie to write often; wishes she could hear from her every day. Knows it will be lonely at home without “any of us girls there.” Albion, O Nov 1st 1863 Dear Sister Annie, I have but a few moments to write, as I… Continue reading November 1, 1863 letter to Annie Brockway from Sallie Brockway
Sep 28 – Went over to the burg and put down Mrs Betts carpet and things &c. Sep 29 – Dug my potatoes. Cory and Oatman was over here. Paid school bill 97¢. Sep 30 – Went over to the burg with one load potatoes. Bot suspenders 55¢. Went over in afternoon carried cheese picked… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries of September 28 – November 1, 1863
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