July 6, 1865 To: Sarah Keith From: Luke Keith, De Pere, WI Tells Sarah that Mr. Blackburn may borrow some tools and Ethan can get them for him. He has been gone from home four weeks now and it feels like four months. His clothes are wearing out. Says that Jim is the slowest person… Continue reading July 6, 1865 letter to Sarah Keith from Luke Keith
June 3, 1865 To: Sarah Keith From: David (D.C.) Crawford, Golden City, CO Enclosed a letter for Hiram, since his whereabouts are unknown to D.C. He does not hear from Sarah as often as he would wish. This letter was originally posted to the Crawford/Comfort Family Letters and can be viewed here.
March 3, 1865 To: Luke & Sarah Keith, Galesburg, MI From: Lois Clark, Spring Hill, OH General news about her children and inquires about the family and neighbors. Says that Charlie has a corn stalk fiddle and he thinks Grandpa would laugh to hear it. Springhill, March 3rd/65 Dear Parents I hasten to write you… Continue reading March 3, 1865 letter to Luke & Sarah Keith from Lois Clark
January 30, 1865 To: Charles Luke Keith Jr. From: Edwin Crawford, Burlington, IA Checking to see if Luke had put the spring beds in and if so to let him know and he will send the money but will do it on the sly. His health is good with the exception of his foot, which… Continue reading January 30, 1865 letter to Luke Keith from Edwin Crawford
The following 1865 entries were written in the back of Luke’s 1864 diary: Jan 1 – Went over to Fathers all well. Sarah went to church in evening. Cecil Flowers buried to day. Jan 2 – Worked in shop on bob. Sent letter to John Bissel 3¢. Jan 3 – Bot crackers 15¢. Crackers 15.… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries of January 1-4, 1865
Dec 12 – Put in two knees in bob for Wm Eldred 1.50. Dec 13 – Repaired Violin Box for Ed Gillis 25¢. Hung ax for Pilgrim he paid 10¢. Mended comb for Lucy. Catharine and Lucy here. Sawed out some runners. Paid Wm Batt $1.00. Bot one paper brads 15¢. Galligan got his… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries of December 12-31, 1864
December 11, 1864 To: Catharine Lee, Galesburg, MI From: Aylmer Keith, Chicago, IL Is writing to learn of news of the families. He wrote to both Uncle Luke and Luke Jr. about two or three years ago but never heard back. He gives Catharine an update on his family and relatives. Chicago Dec 11th… Continue reading December 11, 1864 letter to Catharine Lee from Aylmer Keith