Jul 13 – Sorted potatoes. Alfleda came here. Jul 14 – Went to Kalamazoo with potatoes 24½ bushels 30 cts pr bushel. Jul 15 – Sorted potatoes. Alfled helped. David Tomkins helped. T. Flanders came over. Jul 16 – Went to Kalamazoo with potatoes 21.¾ 35¢ pr bushel. Mr. Rosa buried to day. Very warm.… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries of July 13 – August 31, 1869
More letters have been found and have been added in chronological order. They are: October 6, 1862 letter to Luke Keith from James S. King, which can be read here. March 8, 1863 letter to Matilda Brown & Julia Allen from Sarah Lunn, which can be read here. August 24, 1863 letter to Luke & Sarah… Continue reading Additions
July 12, 1869 To: Sarah Keith From: Henry Crawford, Niles, MI Henry’s business took him to Chicago last week and he called on Hiram. Hiram’s wife is coming to visit about the first of September and then they are all going to visit Sarah and her family. Times are hard, money scarce & there is plenty… Continue reading July 12, 1869 letter to Sarah Keith from Henry Crawford
May 1 – Put up my laths and mended Browns cloths wringer and commenced some hubbs for velosiped. Rainy day. May 2 – Carried Sarah over to church. Pleasant day cold south west wind. May 3 – Plowed gardens. Jo & Lois Lee called here. Finished plowing the hill south of Barn. May 4 –… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries of May 1 – July 12, 1869
Mar 8 – Pleasant. Went over to burg with Jo Lee. Mark and Jesse Lee called here. Doc Wightman got one bushel potatoes. Mar 9 – Foggy morning. Drawed some wood. Mar 10 – Started for Marshall left home about half past four AM. Train run the station. Snowed and blowed like fun. Went to… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries of March 8 – April 30, 1869
March 7, 1869 To: Sarah Keith From: Kate Crawford, Chicago, IL Found her letter in Hiram’s pocket so wanted to answer it. She has a baby boy four months old. This letter was originally posted to the Crawford/Comfort Family Letters and can be viewed here.
Jan 31 – Came home. No snow but cold. Feb 1 – Cut down one hickory tree and maple tree south of Barn. Charles Lee came up here. Feb 2 – Traded violin with Charles J Lee for watch. Mrs Barber and George came over here. Snowey night. Ethan & Charles went to burg. Feb… Continue reading Luke Keith’s diary entries of January 31 – March 7, 1869