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
Nov 9 – Rainy some thunder rained hard most all day. Worked in shop sawed out stuff for cutter box. David Henyon and Dick Whiting called here. Nov 10 – Worked in shop some on cutter. Bot soap 8¢. Nov 11 – Worked on cutter got out knees and beams mortised runners. Bot oil 50¢.… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries of November 9 – December 11, 1864
Sep 29 – At Roberts all day. Rocked cradle most of the time. Put arm and post in little chair. Sick with cold. Sep 30 – At Roberts. Pleasant. Doing nothing. About sick with hard cold. Robert came home in evening. Oct 1 – At Robert Crawfords in Omro. Hard cold home sick doing… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries of September 29 – November 8, 1864
Sep 24 – Went over to Rices stayed all night. Very windy. Rice commenced plowing. Sep 25 – Rices folks went over to Roberts stayed until most night. Went out to the old place where the Elder used to live. Sep 26 – At Roberts. Took Bottom out of Russels bed. Went up to Eureka… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries of September 24-28, 1864
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.
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