December 6, 1862 To: Alonzo Johnson From: Henry Adams & Charlana Johnson, Climax, MI Henry writes that he took his rifle and started for Wakeshma last Monday and was now in Climax. He writes about the various family members. Emulous is with his regiment in Grand Rapids. Charlana then finishes the letter. Climax Dec 6th… Continue reading December 6, 1862 letter to Alonzo Johnson from Henry Adams & Charlana Johnson
Nov 17 – Bot two prs Boots $5.62¢ Bot Bran 45. Oatman paid 50¢. Bot screws 55¢. A. Hoag paid seven cents. Filed saw for A. Lamkins 15¢ one for Earl & Barber 15¢. Bot thread 5¢. Nov 18 – Worked on Bristols Box. Father Catharine & Patty here. Went up to grave yard. Bot… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries of November 17 – December 6, 1862
November 16, 1862 To: Alonzo Johnson, Louisville, KY From: Charlana & Burton Johnson, Climax, MI Charlana was offered $30.00 to teach school for three months. Several women offered to do her washing and baking for nothing and she could come home at nights, but Burton wouldn’t let her because he would be so lonesome. Burton… Continue reading November 16, 1862 letter to Alonzo Johnson from Charlana & Burton Johnson
Oct 31 – Repairing cupboard for Mrs Betts. Nov 1 – Bot spoon butts & screws for table 55¢. Filander Mead paid 14¢. Bot Bran 36 Bot soup boon 15¢. Ethan went up to Yorks got 2 chicks. Nov 2 – Shaved some spokes. Lois & Mrs Betts went to church. Nov 3 – Filed… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries of October 31 – November 16, 1862
October 30, 1862 To: Alonzo Johnson From: Charlana & Burton Johnson, Climax, MI General news about visits with various family members. Climax Oct the 30th My Dear Child I take my pen for the first time to write and let you know that we are all well at presant and hope this letter will find… Continue reading October 30, 1862 letter to Alonzo Johnson from Charlana & Burton Johnson
Oct 29 – Bot 70 lbs Flour 2.00. Repaired wheel for [blank]. Mrs Betts came. Oct 30 – Worked on Bristols wheel. Flanders Brot 12 Bushels potatoes.
October 28, 1862 To: Luke & Sarah Keith From: Edwin Crawford, Dowagiac, MI Mother is leaving Dowagiac for Galesburg on Wednesday, October 29th. All are well but for some ague and fever. This letter was originally posted to the Crawford/Comfort Family Letters blog and can be read here.