1899 Letters

July 7, 1899 letter to Nancy Brown from Lela Brown

July 7, 1899  To: Nancy Brown From: Lela Brown, Galesburg, MI Couldn’t find the pin that Eda gave her and had only worn it twice. She and LaVerne had been cleaning their grandparents’ house. She planned on returning home in a week. 1899-07-07 Lela Brown to Nancy Brown July 7, 1899 Galesburg Dear Mamma: We… Continue reading July 7, 1899 letter to Nancy Brown from Lela Brown

1899 Letters

April 11, 1899 letter to Nancy Brown from Louese Harris

April 11, 1899 To: Nancy Brown, Chicago, IL From: Louese Harris, Shelbyville, MI On a visit to her parents’ home she stopped in Kalamazoo and she couldn’t keep the tears away as she missed all the times that Nancy had greeted her there. Also mentions how excited Nancy’s dog Zama was to see her children… Continue reading April 11, 1899 letter to Nancy Brown from Louese Harris

1877 Letters

January 21, 1877 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith

January 21, 1877 To: Frank Tomlinson From: Ethan Keith, Galesburg, MI Didn’t write earlier as he figured that since his father was visiting Frank’s family and his mother was writing all the news, he didn’t need to write. His father returned about 1:00 Saturday morning and was pleased with his visit to the family. Scan… Continue reading January 21, 1877 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith

1876 Letters

July 23, 1876 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith

July 23, 1876 To: Frank Tomlinson From: Ethan Keith, Galesburg, MI Hasn’t written because he’s been busy working on his binder. They hope to try it out on a patch of Dell’s oats. A new cousin, Mary Milham, was born June 24. Also more updates on family members. Scan of 1876-07-23 Ethan Keith to Frank… Continue reading July 23, 1876 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith

1876 Letters

May 9, 1876 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith

May 9, 1876 To: Frank Tomlinson From: Ethan Keith, Galesburg, MI Dell has traded his farm for one five miles northwest of Marshall which is about 100 acres. Henry and George Ives have got the patterns done of the plow. They are also going to make Ethan’s binder. Grandma Betts came last Saturday and is… Continue reading May 9, 1876 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith

1876 Letters

January 27, 1876 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith

January 27, 1876 To: Frank Tomlinson From: Ethan Keith, Galesburg, MI General news regarding family. Scan of 1876-01-27 Ethan Keith to Frank Tomlinson Galesburg Jan 27, 76 Cousin Frank, I guess I have waited as long as you did before writeing. Should have written before but Hannah[1] wrote to Nellie[2] so I thought I had… Continue reading January 27, 1876 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith

1875 Letters

October 17, 1875 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith

October 17, 1875 To: Frank Tomlinson From: Ethan Keith, Galesburg, MI Writes about a robbery at the County House and Mr. Hopkins. Also an update on George Ives’ drill-tooth invention. Scan of 1875-10-17 Ethan Keith to Frank Tomlinson Galesburg Oct 17 1875 Cousin Frank It is over a month since I received your letter &… Continue reading October 17, 1875 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith

1875 Letters

April 25, 1875 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith

April 25, 1875 To: Frank Tomlinson From: Ethan Keith, Galesburg, MI Some of the family went to Aunt Katie’s where they sugared off 35 pounds and gathered enough sap to make 50 more pounds. Henry has gone to White Pigeon to try his new business selling agricultural equipment. Scan of 1875-04-25 Ethan Keith to Frank… Continue reading April 25, 1875 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith

1875 Letters

August 8, 1875 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith

August 8, 1875 To: Frank Tomlinson From: Ethan Keith, Galesburg, MI General news about various family members. Scan of 1875-08-08 Ethan Keith to Frank Tomlinson Galesburg August 8th 1875 Cousin Frank, Your letter was received in due time but I have failed to answer it as soon as I ought to. Perhaps I can do… Continue reading August 8, 1875 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith

1871 Letters

December 8, 1871 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Henry Keith

December 8, 1871 To: Frank Tomlinson From: Henry Keith, Buffalo, NY Describes the best way for Aunt Katie to return home. Also writes of the surprise marriage of his sister. Scan of 1871-12-08 Henry Keith to Frank Tomlinson Buffalo Dec 8th 71 Dear Cousin Your letter just rec’d. It is not possible for me to… Continue reading December 8, 1871 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Henry Keith