1898 Letters

August 17, 1898 letter to Nancy Brown from Clara Owens

August 17, 1898 To: Nancy Brown From: Clara Owens, Milldale, KY They arrived on June 4th; it is a little place like Galesburg. She misses everyone from “back home” and writes that if she doesn’t come for a visit in the fall, she will come in the spring and stay all summer. Her baby is… Continue reading August 17, 1898 letter to Nancy Brown from Clara Owens

1876 Letters

October 23, 1876 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith

October 23, 1876 To: Frank Tomlinson From: Ethan Keith, Galesburg, MI Uncle Joe Lee died. Ansel Lee, who lived in Titusville, Pa., was able to come in time for the funeral and will stay until everything is settled. It appears that Uncle Joe didn’t leave a will. Uncle Charles thought it was “pretty bad to… Continue reading October 23, 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

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

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

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1872 Comstock, Michigan Election Results

1872 Township of Comstock, Michigan Election Results Among all the other papers that my ancestors saved were the below-pictured Republican and Democrat Tickets for the 1872 election for Comstock political positions. According to the History of Kalamazoo County, Michigan: With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of its Prominent Men and Pioneers, Philadelphia: Everts & Abbott, 1880,… Continue reading 1872 Comstock, Michigan Election Results

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

1872 Letters

September 22, 1872 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Henry Keith

September 22, 1872 To: Frank Tomlinson From: Henry Keith, Galesburg, MI His plans to go west fell through as his friend has lost or is likely to lose his property. He will try to start a business in the fall. Scan of 1872-09-22 Henry Keith to Frank Tomlinson Galesburg Sept 22nd 72 Dear Cousin You… Continue reading September 22, 1872 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Henry 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

1871 Letters

December 1, 1871 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith

December 1, 1871 To: Frank Tomlinson From: Ethan Keith, Galesburg, MI The big news is that Ethan’s half-sister, Lois, was recently married to Adelbert Skinner, yet none of the family knew of it until they read it in the newspaper. Scan of 1871-12-01 Ethan Keith to Frank Tomlinson Galesburg Dec 1st 1871 Cousin Frank, Yours… Continue reading December 1, 1871 letter to Frank Tomlinson from Ethan Keith