September 23, 1864 To: Sarah Keith From: Charles Luke Keith Jr., Omro, WI Luke will probably leave Omro some time next week for the south part of the state. Would like to hear from Sarah before he leaves so that in case something should happen that requires him home, he will leave immediately. Luke has… Continue reading September 23, 1864 letter to Sarah Keith from Luke Keith
Sep 22 – Rained in morning. Robert went over river to thrash. I was sick all day hard head ache. Sep 23 – Some better head ache some. Bot vial for ink 5¢. Stayed at Roberts all day. Sent letter to Sarah 3.
September 21, 1864 To: Charles Luke Keith Jr., Omro, WI From: Sarah Keith, Galesburg, MI Sarah is updating her husband, Luke, on the affairs of the farm while he is traveling in Wisconsin selling bed bottoms. Sarah visited Luke’s father to see how he was doing. “Father is a striping off the leaves and feeding… Continue reading September 21, 1864 letter to Luke Keith from Sarah Keith
Sep 9 – Left Kings half past four for Omro fare 1.55 licence 6.67 second hand 25¢ dray carying trunk 25 fare from Oshkosh to Omro 60¢ dinner 50¢. Got to Roberts about five after noon. Quite a thunder shower in Evening. Sep 10 – At Roberts. Hard head ache all day. Recd a… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries of September 9-21, 1864
September 8, 1964 To: Sarah Keith From: Luke Keith, De Pere, WI He has stayed in De Pere longer than expected because “You might as well try to get a way from the Devil as Jim.” He wants to know if Sarah received the five dollars that he sent her. He will be going to… Continue reading September 8, 1864 letter to Sarah Keith from Luke Keith
Aug 26 – Went to Depere and Mr Newtons Mr Wisharts and Mr Barths. Saw Ed Newton. Aug 27 – Varnished Kings moddle. Cleaned up Revolver. ___ King worked on road in fore noon. Rained some. Aug 28 – At home all day. Rather home sick. Dont know what I shall do next. Aug 29… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries of August 26 – September 8, 1864
August 25, 1864 To: Sarah Keith From: David (D.C.) Crawford, ________ City, CO The plains between Colorado and the states are covered with bands of hostile Indians cutting off communications and supplies. Everyone is trying to fight Indians and he expects to go in a few days. All kinds of business have been suspended and Denver… Continue reading August 25, 1864 letter to Sarah Keith from D. C. Crawford