1879 Letters

January 1, 1879 letter to Margaret Stinehart from Julia Allen

January 1, 1879 To: Margaret Stinehart     From: Julia Allen, Comstock, MI Daily accounting of the family life. Comstock, 1879 Dear Sister Margaret[1] January 1st, We[2] went to Keiths[3] and held New Years, Hanks family[4] there too. Nancys Pa plays on a violin, & her Brother[5] on the Organ so we heard good music. Hank give… Continue reading January 1, 1879 letter to Margaret Stinehart from Julia Allen

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

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

1874 Letters

October 11, 1874 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith

October 11, 1874 To: Frank Tomlinson From: Ethan Keith, Galesburg, MI Had tried to do railroad work again, but had to quit as he could not do the work. Update on various family members, including Wesley Keith’s family who had moved to Kansas and had sold and moved about 20 miles further on. Their daughter… Continue reading October 11, 1874 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith

1872 Letters

October 8, 1872 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith

October 8, 1872 To: Frank Tomlinson From: Ethan Keith, Galesburg, MI Should have answered sooner, but had been working at the Grand Rapids & Indiana Railroad. Writes that Henry is thinking of starting a jewelry store, Lucy’s baby died of water on the brain, Eugene Crawford  is going to work scaling logs for $30.00 a… Continue reading October 8, 1872 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith

1866 Letters

March 28, 1866 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Henry Keith

March 28, 1866 To: Frank Tomlinson From: Henry Keith, Comstock, MI Couldn’t understand why he hadn’t received an answer to the letters he had written until he saw a notice in the local paper that there was a letter waiting for him at the post office. He was presently working with 12 head of cattle,… Continue reading March 28, 1866 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Henry Keith