Hiram E. Leonard Diary, December 11 – 17, 1867

11th Wednesday  a cloudy misty morning & day & snowed some in afternoon & evening  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick  The Jerrys Pollard & Dady killed my hogs one weighed 357 the 360#.

12th Thursday  A fine day for winter  I did my choars was at the office all day came home before 8 cut up my hogs & went to bed about 11 or after nearly sick and worne out with trouble.

13th Friday  fine winter weather & cloudy  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & salted some pork & went to bed at 10 ½.

14th Saturday  A cloudy winter day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 & finished salting my pork & went to bed at about 10 tiard & nearly sick with trouble, Sister is verry worrysome [in margin] Fairbanks had his leg operated on.

15th Sunday  cloudy & snowed a little not verry cold  I did my choars was at the house the most of the day a choaring round went to the office 3 times, was at home in evening wrote some & went to bed about 9 nearly sick & worne out with trouble  Mrs Stone went to meeting at 10 ½ & in the evening H Gould & family were here at supper & Elizer Stone, Rol Willson called.

16th Monday  fine winter weather with a  little snow  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 & went to bed at  9 ½.

17th Tuesday  fine winter weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.”

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Join the Warrenville Historical Society at the Historical Museum & Art Gallery for a holiday open house celebrating the season and local history! Shop our gift shop featuring our historic landmark ornament series, local history books, and Warrenville inspired art prints and cards! Visit the museum’s exhibits and displays one last time before we close for the winter season!

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Hiram E. Leonard Diary, December 4 – 10, 1876

4th Wednesday  fine cool winter weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & dishartened.

5th Thursday  fine for winter & cool  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & discouraged.

6th Friday  A fine cool day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & worne out with trouble of sister got a letter from Caroline.

7th Saturday  fine winter weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.

8th Sunday  A fine pleasant day with a cool air  I did my choars was at the house all day a choaring round & went to bed at 9 nearly sick & worn out with trouble we had some oysters  Eliza was here [in margin] oysters for supper.

9th Monday  fine with a little snow  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.

10th Tuesday  fine weather for Dec but dry  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, November 27 – December 3, 1867

27th Wednesday  rather fine but cloudy & cool  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 nearly sick.

28th Thursday  A cloudy day & grew cold at night  I did my choars was at the office all day home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 nearly sick it snowed during the night an inch or two.

29th Friday  A snow squalley morning & forenoon  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 sick.

30th Saturday  A cold cloudy morning, the thurmometer at 3 degrees below zero cold  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 tiard & nearly sick with a cold.

December 1st Sunday  rather a fine day but some cloudy  I did my choars was at the house all day a choaring round  Gould came at 2 & then went & found the colts at Galushas came home eat supper did my choars & went to bed at 9 about sick  Ada Bostwick & wife came & L V Resseguie in evening.

2nd Monday  rather fine cold weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & discouraged.

3rd Tuesday  fine winter weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick with a cold etc.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, November 20 -26, 1867

20th Wednesday  fine weather for the season  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 nearly sick & worn out with trouble.

21st Thursday  fine dry weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 sick & lonely.

22nd Friday  fine dry weather but some cloudy  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ went to bed at 9 nearly sick.

23rd  Saturday  A fine day but some cloudy and a thunder shower in the evening conciderable rain  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly worn out with trouble  Caroline moved her things to Bliss & they stayed at my house over night.

24th Sunday  A damp cloudy foggy day  I did my choars was at the house all day a choaring round & fixing fence etc Caroline & Roll was here all day & night  Mrs Stone & Nelson went to Bostwicks.

25th Monday  A cloudy damp day & disagreeable rather muddy  I did my choars was at the office all day came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 nearly sick, Rol & Cal were here till half past 2, when Rol took Caroline to the Junction & Mrs Stone went with them Caroline left the Junction at 4 P.M for her fathers Rol came back & stayed all night.

26th Tuesday  A cloudy disagreeable day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 nearly sick.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, November 13 – 19, 1867

13th Wednesday  fine cool weather & dry  I did my choars was at the office all day & came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick with a cold  Kenyon mooved.

14th Thursday  fine cool weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ and went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick Kenyon mooved.

15th Friday  fine weather but cool & dry  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ sick went to bed at 9 ½ sick & worne out with a cold  Caroline came down with Wallace & stayed all night  Rol did not come.

16th Saturday  A fine day but cool, I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & worne out with trouble  H Potter left & went to Perrys to board  Caroline & Mrs Stone went to Naperville with their boys to get clothes & boots for them & Mrs Gould walked up here & met them.

17th Sunday  A fine pleasant cool day  I did my choars went to Bliss & the store  then got Jonathan Pollards buggy with Bliss horse & went to Wm Jordens to get Sister, but she would not come & was contarary as she could be, I came home choared round got my colt out of Garys lot got my cider down cellar etc Gould & wife came here & brught up their old Malta cat etc I went to bed at 9 sick.

18th Monday  fine dry weather for Nov  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 nearly sick & worne out.

19th Tuesday  fine dry weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 nearly sick.”

Honoring Our Veterans #Celebrating50

50 years ago, just months after our city had incorporated, the Warrenville Digest relaunched a popular column that updated the community on Warrenville’s brave servicemen. Since its founding, Warrenville men and women felt a strong call to national duty, with 50 men volunteering to fight in the Civil War at a time when our town had a population of just 250. For ever subsequent war, Warrenville residents have served proudly in large numbers.

As we honor and thank all veterans on this Veteran’s Day, we look back to 1967 and remember the veterans who were serving then and being highlighted in our local newspaper.

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Hiram E. Leonard Diary, November 6 – 12, 1867

6th Wednesday  a fine day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick with trouble & a cold.

7th Thursday  fine cool dry weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick etc.

8th Friday  fine dry weather for Nov  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick with a cold.

9th Saturday  fine weather but verry windy  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 sick with a cold.

10th Sunday  A fine day but quite windy  I did my choars went to the office twice and choared round the most of the day wrote some in evening  Shaved me and went to bed at 9 nearly sick with a cold etc.

11th Monday  fine dry weather for the season  I did my choars was at the office all day & came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.

12th Tuesday  fine dry cool weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.”

Christmas Fest Tomorrow! Come support Warrenville history and get your holiday shopping started!

The Warrenville Museum Guild will be hosting the 32nd Annual Christmas Fest Craft & Bake Sale tomorrow, Saturday, November 4th from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., at the Warrenville Community Baptist Church, located at 28W444 Main Street, Warrenville.

Get your holiday shopping started while supporting the Historical Society and Museum Guild!  Gift baskets, seasonal decorations, gift items, handmade tree ornaments and baked goods will be available for sale.  Complimentary tea, coffee, cookies and holiday music will set a festive theme.

If you haven’t purchased your raffle tickets yet, you can purchase them at the Fest.  Purchase a chance to win a beautifully hand-crafted blanket or other unique afghan. Proceeds benefit the Warrenville Historical Society.

Historical Society historic ornaments will also be available for purchase, including the new Holmes School ornament. Local history books will also be available for sale. We hope to see you all there!

 

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, October 30 – November 5, 1867

30th Wednesday  fine for the season  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½.

31st Thursday  fine cool weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick.

November 1st Friday  a pretty fine day for Nov  I did my choars was at the office all day & came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 nearly sick.

2nd Saturday  a fine day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick with trouble.

3rd Sunday  A cloudy & verry windy day with thunder & rain at Naperville, the wind all most blew the tops of my stacks off  I did my choars was at the home all day a choaring round the house, Roll Caroline & Mrs Stone went to H Goulds & got wet, they got home between 4 & 5  I went to bed at 9, the wind split my window blind at store & left them loos last night.

4th Monday  rather fine for the season  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.

5th Tuesday  a fine day for election  I did my choars was at the office till one came home eat dinner & went to election to Garys Mill came back to the store, Daniel Gross was elected treasurer, I came home at 9 & went to bed at 10 sick.”