Hiram E. Leonard Diary, February 1 – 7, 1866

February 1st Thursday fine for winter I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick & lonely.

2nd Friday A pretty cold day & night I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed 9 ½ sick.

3rd Saturday a cold day thurmometer at 10 degrees below zero in the morning I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard lonely & sick or nearly so.

4th Sunday A cold pleasant day The thurmometer was 4 degrees below zero in the morning & cold all day & night I did my choars was at the house all day except going to office twice I choared round fixed fence a little & went to office in evening wrote some & went to bed about 9 nearly sick.

5th Monday fine weather for winter I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard lonely & sick.

6th Tuesday a fine day for Feb & good sleighing I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick.

7th Wednesday fine weather for winter I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard lonely & nearly sick.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, January 25 – 31, 1866

25th Thursday fine weather & fine sleighing I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 & went to bed at 9 tiard sick & lonely.

26th Friday A fine day I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick & lonely as can be.

27th Saturday A fine winter day I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick.

28th Sunday A fine day but cloudy I did my choars was at the house all day & evening choared round went to office twice went to bed about 9 tiard & sick H Gould came in evening stayed an hour or so [in margin] H Gould & wife called.

29th Monday fine winter weather I did my choars was at the store all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed and sick.

30th Tuesday A fine winter day I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed 9 ½ tiard sick & lonely.

31st Wednesday fine for winter I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, January 18 – 24, 1866

18th Thursday A fine winter day I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard lonely & sick, Russeguies & Connel worked for me.

19th Friday A fine winter day, but began to storm at noon frozen rain lightened & thundered in evening & cleared off cold I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard lonely & sick, I put my mair & colt up for the first time.

20th Saturday A pretty cold winter day, the thurmometer stood at 10 degrees below zero in the morning I did my chaors was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & sick & lonely A cold day & night.

21st Sunday rather a cold cloudy winter day but not as cold as yesterday, I did my choars eat breckfust was a choaring round the house all day & evening went to the office twice was about sick, put on a pres of cider in evening Mrs Scowel churned, I went to bed about 9 tiard & sick.

22nd Monday rather fine winter weather, & good sleighing I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 & went to bed at 9 nearly sick & lonely.

23rd Tuesday fine winter weather I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 & went to the bed about 9 tiard sick & lonely.

24th Wednesday fine winter weather I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard lonely & sick.”

Flashback Friday: Warrenville Digest 1979

The Historical Society is lucky to have an entire set of the Warrenville Digest in our collection. This former local newspaper is a treasurer for our community and offers a great look into Warrenville history. Please enjoy looking at these pages from the 1979 Digest on Flashback Friday!

WVD 1979 6.7.1979 p 3

WVD 1979 5.31.1979 p 18

WVD 1979 4.26.1979 p 5

WVD 1979 4.26.1979 cover

WVD 1979 1.11.1979 p 3

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, January 11 -17, 1866

11th Thursday A stormey day rained etc I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ and went to bed at 9 ½ taird lonely & about sick.

12th Friday it stormed some & turned round cold I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & about sick—-.

13th Saturday rather a cool day the roads were sliperry with ice I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 & went to bed 9 ½ nearly sick.

14th Sunday A cool cloudy, but good winter day I did my choars eat breckfust & started for my woods about 10, with L V Russeguie & got back about 11 ½ & found H Goulds people here I choared round & visited with them went to the store in afternoon & evening came home wrote some put on presing of cider & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard & lonely.

15th Monday rather a stormey day with snow & frozen rain, it made good sleighing but was not verry cold, I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard lonely & about sick.

16th Tuesday A fine winter day & good sleighing I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & lonely as death the two Russeguies cut & halled wood for me & Deming.

17th Wednesday A fine winter day I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home 8 ½ went to bed 9 ½ nearly sick the Russeguies & Connel worked for me.”

The Seven Stories of Colonel Warren, January 31st

Join the Historical Society on Sunday, January 31st as we present our original program The Seven Sisters of Colonel Warren at 2:00p.m. at the Warrenville Public Library.

160131 The Seven sistersnOur town’s founder, Colonel Warren played an important role in his family. As the only son in a large family, one of his main personal duties was to find seven suitable husbands for his seven sisters.  All seven men turned out to be prominent leaders in the early and developing northern Illinois area. Join us for this multi-media program detailing the lives of Colonel Warren’s sisters and their husbands.

Reservations are required, please contact the Warrenville Public Library at (630) 393-1171 or at http://www.warrenville.com to reserve your spot. Light refreshments will be served.

 

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, January 4 – 10, 1866

4th Thursday rather fine winter wether with but little snow, I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick etc.

5th Friday rather fine weather for winter I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½.

6th Saturday fine winter weather but cloudy I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard lonely & about sick Wright & Leery came back today George Sidwell came here.

7th Sunday A windy snow squally morning & a cold day but cleared off in afternoon was a cold night I did my choars was at home all day & George Sidwell was here I made 3 presses of cider went to the store in evening came back & went wrote some etc & went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick.

8th Monday rather a fine winter day & evening I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick.

9th Tuesday A fine winter day I did my choars was at the office all day & in the evening came home at 8 & went to bed at 9 tiard lonely & about sick.

10th Wednesday rather a stormey day snowed some & turned into rain I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard lonely & about sick.”

Happy New Year! Thank you for a great 2015!

Thank you to all of our supporters, collaborators and volunteers for a great 2015!

It was a wonderful year full of continuing popular programs and introducing new ones to bring Warrenville history to life!12363107_10207514230121602_51946599644360564_o

This summer, we were happy to welcome our first Albright-inspired Artist-in-Residency, Chris Hodge, who recently completed this amazing version of Ivan Albright’s picture Among Those Left, which used Warrenville’s blacksmith Hugo Kleinwachter as a model. Chris’ original pieces based on Ivan Albright’s work will be on display at the Historical Museum & Art Gallery when we reopen in the spring. Thank you to the City of Warrenville’s Hotel Motel Tax Fund for funding this exciting project.

2015 was an exciting year at the Historical Society! We hope you all have a Happy New Year and we look forward to continuing our mission of preserving and presenting our great community’s rich history in 2016!

 

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, December 28, 1865 – January 3, 1866

28th Thursday A fine winter day not verry cold, I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard lonely & about sick with a cold etc Caroline & Rolen here Rol went up & husked corn to Shermans.

29th Friday   A fine winter day, not cold I did my choars was at the office all day & in the evening came home about 8 & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard lonely & nearly sick with a cold Caroline & Rolen were here Rol picked corn.

30th Saturday A fine winter day, cloudy but not cold I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard lonely & about sick cold Caroline went home on the cars started on the stage about 8 ½ & Rolen started with the waggon about 7 ½ for home [in margin] Caroline & Rolen went home to Coral.

31st Sunday A fine pleasant day & not cold I did my choars went to office twice was at home the rest of the day a choaring & packed some apples in oats & did other choars went to bed at 9 tiard & sick & lonely, Eunice Millard was married to Standish Sunday night in meeting.

January 1st Monday rather a fine cool day but some cloudy I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick & verry lonely Wm Wright & Leora Gary were married at her fathers about 2 oclock PM & John Pomeroy & a girl working to Doct Hess were married to at Hess.

2nd Tuesday rather a fine day & evening I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.

3rd Wednesday rather fine winter weather I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ tiard & went to bed at 9 lonely & nearly sick.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, December 21 – 27, 1865

21st Thursday A cold winter day I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 tiard lonely as death & nearly sick

22nd Friday A cold winter day I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 & went to bed at 9 tiard & nearly sick & verry lonely & dishartened and downspirited.

23rd Saturday A cool day but more pleasant than it has been, I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & about sick & lonely as death & dishartened.

24th Sunday A fine pleasant day & evening & thawed I did my choars went to office came back choared round & fixed the stable for mair went to office in evening came back killed some chickings & dressed them wrote some & went to bed at 9 tiard & lonely as death & dishartened Caroline & Rollen came at 3 & stayed all night & got supper it made me lonely.

25th Monday rather a fine day & evening I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & lonely sick with a cold, Caroline & Rollen Willson were here all day & night.

26th Tuesday A fine winter day I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & about sick Caroline & Rollen were here all day & night he stuck tight to her.

27th Wednesday A fine winter day I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 & went to bed at 9 tiard lonely & sick Caroline & Rolen were here all day & evening.”

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