Luke's 1863 Diary

Luke Keith’s diary entries of September 28 – November 1, 1863

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

Luke's 1863 Diary

Luke Keith’s diary entries of August 25 – September 27, 1863

Aug 25 – Filed saw for Mr Seaman. Picked up some apples. Rained some. Made cheese. Aug 26 – Mowed the grass in the orchard and raked it up. Ida Moore died. Aug 27 – Drawed hay picked up some apples made cheese. Ida Moore buried. Aug 28 – Took the cow down to Browns.… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries of August 25 – September 27, 1863

1863 Letters

August 24, 1863 letter to Luke & Sarah Keith from Lucy Lee

August 24, 1863 To: Luke & Sarah Keith, Galesburg, MI From: Lucy Lee, Pavilion, NY Is writing to let them know that they arrived safely at Aunt Patty’s in Pavilion, New York; however, they were detained in Buffalo for about five hours as their train derailed while it was on the drawbridge over the river.… Continue reading August 24, 1863 letter to Luke & Sarah Keith from Lucy Lee