Luke's 1860 Diary

Luke Keith’s diary entries from April 18 – September 30, 1860

Apr 18 – Pleasant 28 Abz. Worked on spokes. Bot vial of silver plating 25. Apr 19 – Pleasant 36 Abz. Worked on felloes. Got my Boots Tapt 75¢. Bot one Dearing Knife 75¢ Beer 10¢. Rained in the Evening. Apr 20 – Cloudy 62 Abz. Shaved felloes. Bot file 62¢ whetstone 14¢ Buttons 5¢.… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries from April 18 – September 30, 1860

1860 Letters

April 17, 1860 letter to Sarah Keith from Platt & Nancy Betts

April 17, 1860 To: Sarah Keith, Galesburg, MI From: Platt & Nancy Betts, Omro, WI Want to know if Sarah is coming for a visit. Nancy had a bad cold but took Jane’s medicine and is better. David was there for New Years. Henry wrote them a while back saying he was thinking of moving… Continue reading April 17, 1860 letter to Sarah Keith from Platt & Nancy Betts

Luke's 1860 Diary

Luke Keith’s diary entries from March 3 – April 17, 1860

  Mar 3 – Rainy morning. Nelly no better. Sent letter to Sarah one Dollar in it. Received a letter from Sarah. Mar 4 – Pleasant. Dr Sprague & Mr Nobles[38] came down. Mar 5 – Went up to P. Creek[39]. Saw Wm Miller & many other friends. Stayed to O. Scrantons. Went up to… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries from March 3 – April 17, 1860

1860 Letters

Luke Keith’s diary entries for February 28 – March 2, 1860

Feb 28 – Rainy. At home. Nelly[34] sick. Saw Wm Sprague. Sarah Crittenden[35] came down. Feb 29 – Some rainy. Went down to Chaddocks[36]. Carried Sarah. Mrs Kendall visited _____. Mar 1 – Rainy. Mended stove. Went up to shop with Dr Sprague[37]. Nelly very sick with scarlet fever. Mar 2 – Pleasant & windy.… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries for February 28 – March 2, 1860

1860 Letters

February 27, 1860 letter to Luke Keith from Sarah Keith

February 27, 1860 To: Luke Keith From: Sarah Keith, Galesburg, MI Sarah received a very welcome letter from her husband. She hopes that his cold will get better soon so he can enjoy his visit. The children miss him. The race broke away opposite Cary’s barn and that, on top of the snow, brought the… Continue reading February 27, 1860 letter to Luke Keith from Sarah Keith

Luke's 1860 Diary

Luke Keith’s diary entries from January 1 – February 27, 1860

1860 DIARY OF CHARLES LUKE KEITH JR.[1] Jan 1 – Cold 11 Below zero. At home all day. Jan 2 – Cold 7 Below zero. Bot this Book 62¢ Bot Soap 15¢. Put in Boulster for __. Kingsley. Jan 3 – Pleasant 11 Abz. Bot iron for slead 61¢. Book came. Screws 20. Paid E.… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries from January 1 – February 27, 1860