Jul 26 – Put arm on Jo Lees buggy seat. Went over to burg in Evening, got Catharines glasses. Ethan went down to Dels got some apples. Jul 27 – Went down to Catharines after Sarah. Mart finished drawing wheat. Mr. D. A. Mc Cullom buried to day. Chan Rittaker at Kalamazoo. Jul 28 –… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries of July 26 – August 31, 1872
July 25, 1872 To: Sarah Keith From: Hiram Crawford Jr., Chicago, IL Provides a general description of a potential job should Ethan wish to come to Chicago and work for Hiram’s company. Mentions that he received a short note from Henry indicating that Henry’s shop had burned down. This letter was originally posted to the Crawford/Comfort… Continue reading July 25, 1872 letter to Sarah Keith from Hiram Crawford Jr.
Jul 1 – Turned 3 pins for J. Allen, three for A. Brown. I tied up my wool had 78½ lbs by my weight. Jul 2 – Lois came home. Del sowing Buckwheat. Went over to the burg. Very hot 97 Abz in shade 11 oclock AM. Mr Chancy Beckwith Buried. Jul 3 – Went… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries of July 1-25, 1872
Jun 1 – Picked potatoe bugs in forenoon. Rained in afternoon. Went down to Catharines stayed all night. Jun 2 – Went up and got Jo Lee. Stayed until night, came home. Jun 3 – Picked potatoe bugs in forenoon. Made Dels whiffletrees in afternoon. Jun 4 – Picked potatoe bugs in forenoon. Ethan drawed… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries of June 1-30, 1872
May 3 – Ethan went down to Charles Lees and Catharines got some turnips. Hannah came home. Sarah and Nancy went down to A Browns. I went down in Evening. Painted front room. Fanny Town called in to see Mrs Plank. Dea Mason called here. May 4 – I painted some in kitchen. Ethan… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries of May 3-31, 1872
May 2, 1872 To: Sarah Keith, Galesburg, MI From: Nancy Betts, Omro, WI Nancy is writing her daughter, Sarah, about her state of health which is presently poor. She is complaining about indigestion and heart palpitations that are causing her to sleep poorly. She has received a letter from her grandson, Eugene Crawford, who has… Continue reading May 2, 1872 letter to Sarah Keith from Nancy Betts
Mar 25 – Sick no work to day. Hard cold, snowed and rained some. Ethan and Sarah carried Mrs Barbers machine. Mar 26 – Went over to burg got paint and oil, some varnish for Lois table and stand. No snow. Mar 27 – Commenced painting front room. Wm Cook called here this morning. He… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries of March 25 – May 2, 1872