1886 Letters · Harvey Keith's Murder

January 3, 1886 letter to James Keith from John Geeslin

January 3, 1886 To: James Leon Keith, Bloomingdale, MI From: John Geeslin, Wyattville, MN Apologizes for not answering James’ letter sooner. He will need a man to help in the spring, and for about 8 or 9 months, and if he and James can come to an agreement on wages, he will hire him on.… Continue reading January 3, 1886 letter to James Keith from John Geeslin

1885 Letters · Harvey Keith's Murder

December 31, 1885 letter to Oscar Keith from John Geeslin

December 31, 1885 To: Oscar & Mary Ann Keith From: John Geeslin Apologizes for not writing sooner. They had heard of Harvey’s death, but didn’t believe it. He was a good, trusty young man and while he was working for them they knew they could be away from home over night and everything would be… Continue reading December 31, 1885 letter to Oscar Keith from John Geeslin

1885 Letters · Harvey Keith's Murder

August 6, 1885 letter to Oscar & Mary Ann Keith from Sarah Keith

August 6, 1885 To: Oscar & Mary Ann Keith From: Sarah Keith, Galesburg, MI A letter of sympathy in regard to the murder of their son. Galesburg Aug 6th 1885 Dear Oscar and Mary O how our hearts go out in sympathy to you this terrible affliction that has come upon you. I find myself… Continue reading August 6, 1885 letter to Oscar & Mary Ann Keith from Sarah Keith

1880 Letters

June 13, 1880 letter to James & Mary Ann Keith from Katie Randall

June 13, 1880 To: Oscar & Mary Ann Keith From: Katie Randall, McBride, MI She has been so busy she has not had time to write. They have built a new house farther away from the mill and there is not as much smoke and cinders. She has been feeling better and has not had… Continue reading June 13, 1880 letter to James & Mary Ann Keith from Katie Randall