1869 Letters

December 10, 1869 letter to Luke & Sarah Keith from Oscar Keith

December 10, 1869 To: Luke & Sarah Keith From: Oscar Keith, Coloma, MI News about neighbors, both past and present. Would like Luke to talk to Mr. Streator about some money he apparently owes them. Alfleda and Mary Ann both add to the letter; Mary Ann mentions that Oscar built a cottage, and that the… Continue reading December 10, 1869 letter to Luke & Sarah Keith from Oscar Keith

Luke's 1869 Diary

Luke Keith’s diary entries of November 1 – December 10, 1869

Nov 1 – Finished thrashing Buckwheat. Warm day mercury 59 in shade at noon. Carried Stew Daken apples 75¢. Nov 2 – Cleaned up B.wheat 12½ bushels. Worked round house and shop. At home all day. Carried some apples over to Thad Daken 2 bushels 38¢ 75¢ and Mrs. Stuart one 35¢. Nov 3 –… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries of November 1 – December 10, 1869

1869 Letters

September 10, 1869 letter to Sarah Keith from Nancy Betts

September 10, 1869   To: Sarah Keith From: Nancy Betts, Omro, WI Nancy has moved again. She rents three rooms from Mrs. Henderson and pays ten shillings per week. Prosper left for Michigan last Wednesday hoping to make boxes for peaches with William Willcox and family. She doesn’t know whether he will get to Sarah’s place… Continue reading September 10, 1869 letter to Sarah Keith from Nancy Betts

Luke's 1869 Diary

Luke Keith’s diary entries of September 1-10, 1869

Sep 1 – Finished Streators wheels. Picknick up on Jesse Earl place. Ethan cutting corn. Sep 2 – Put rim on one of Wightmans[70] wheels. Ethan cutting up corn. Sep 3 – Worked on wheels. Streator got his wheels. Ethan went after Lois. Painted violin, Trunk and wash stand. Sep 4 – Pleasant morning. Worked… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries of September 1-10, 1869

1869 Letters

September 1869 letter to Sarah Keith from Kate Crawford

September 1869 To: Sarah Keith From: Kate Crawford, Chicago, IL Enjoyed her visit with Sarah very much, also with Mary and at Henry’s. Since she got home she has been canning peaches and making catsup. Would like to know if Sarah can send them a crock of butter for winter. It is so hard to get… Continue reading September 1869 letter to Sarah Keith from Kate Crawford