Luke's 1860 Diary

Luke Keith’s diary entries from December 17-31, 1860

Dec 17 – Pleasant. Helped wash. Harvey came up with Mark. Went over to the burg. Flanders got his bobs. Dec 18 – Rains some. Sarah went to the Burg to Benajah Aldrich funeral. Rainy day & night. Whiting moved. Dec 19 – Rainy. Cleared the Cridland House. Went up to Yorks in the Evening.… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries from December 17-31, 1860

1860 Letters

December 16, 1860 letter to Sarah Keith from Platt & Nancy Betts

December 16, 1860 To: Sarah Keith   From: Platt & Nancy Betts, Omro, WI Enjoyed their visit with them. Wants them to sell and come out by them to live. Have been sick for four weeks and had to get Prosper to come and take care of them. Received a letter from Hiram who said in… Continue reading December 16, 1860 letter to Sarah Keith from Platt & Nancy Betts

Luke's 1860 Diary

Luke Keith’s diary entries from October 1 – December 16, 1860

Oct 1 – Cloudy. At Mr Betts. Nothing new going on. Sent letter to King. Oct 2 – Cloudy. All well as usual. Went over to Roberts. All well. Bob came home in the Evening. Oct 3 – Rains some. Went over to Mr Betts after Sarah. Nancy sick. Had a shower _____. Stayed all… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries from October 1 – December 16, 1860

1860 Letters

September 30, 1860 letter to Sarah Keith from Chloe Austin

September 30, 1860 To: Sarah Keith From: Chloe C. Austin Chloe is giving Sarah an update on all the neighbors[1] while Sarah and her family are visiting family in Niles, Michigan, and Omro and DePere, Wisconsin (see Luke’s diary entries). Sep 30th 1860 Respected friend I received your letter after looking a long time I was glad… Continue reading September 30, 1860 letter to Sarah Keith from Chloe Austin