Hiram E. Leonard Diary, December 5 – 11, 1866

5th Wednesday  rather fine weather for Dec.  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & about sick [in margin] put up petition at store.

6th Thursday  rather fine weather for Dec  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.

7th Friday  rather rather a cloudy rainey day, I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.

8th Saturday  rather a cloudy morning but cleared of cold in afternoon & evening a cold night  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick  John Graves here to by me or some one els out went home a little before night.

9th Sunday  A cold & some cloudy day with snow squally thurmometer at 10 degrees above zero  I did my choars was at home the most of the day a choaring round went to be the office twice called at Willsons in the evening came home at 9 & went to bed about 9 nearly sick.

10th Monday  A cold raw day & roads rough  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick with a cold.

11th Tuesday  A cold raw day  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ Nearly sick with a cold.”

Holiday Open House: See history, art and shop for unique holiday gifts!

Join the Warrenville Historical Society for a Holiday Open House on Friday, December 9th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Warrenville Historical Museum & Art Gallery.

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See the museum while you enjoy live music. Tour the art gallery, including works of art by youth from Warrenville Youth and Family Service’s programs.

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Shop local history: Warrenville Historic Landmark Ornament Series including the Albright Building, the Roundhouse and the Warrenville Store, each $10, local history books and craft items made by our Museum Guild ladies are also available for purchase. ornaments-banner-ad

Watch our Albright Artist-in-Residence, Maggie Capettini, paint a museum scene live! Watch her artistic process in real time! The Albright Artist-in-Residency is sponsored by a City of Warrenville Hotel Motel Tax Grant.14611016_1517359938277940_3953804986205395557_n

Free and open to all!

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Hiram E. Leonard Diary, November 28 – December 3, 1866

28th Wednesday  rather a fine day for the season  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 with a cold etc.

29th Thursday  fine weather but cloudy  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick with a cold etc [in margin] Thanksgiven day.

30th Friday  A fine day & warmer, the ground freezes a little at night  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick with a  cold etc.

December 1st Saturday  rather a fine cool day & beautiful night  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 9 & went to bed about 10 nearly sick with a  cold etc.

2nd Sunday  A most beautiful day with the ground frozen a little in morning  I did my choars was at the office after breckfust came back & choared round the house fixed some fence, cleaned out my pig pen wrote some etc went to the office in evening came home & went to bed at 9 nearly sick.

3rd Monday  rather cold rainey 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.

4th Tuesday  cloudy but more fine than yesterday  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 21 – 27, 1866

21st Wednesday  rather a cold cloudy raw day  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 William Hollister & Eva Carpenter were married by E. L. Hunt at Carpenters today & went to Chicago in afternoon & to St. Louis tomorrow  William Carpenter & Netta Fowler & S Heys & Sarah Jane Carpenter stood up with the bride & groom they had quite a wedding.

22nd Thursday  a cloudy cold disagreeable day  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.

23rd Friday rather a cool cloudy day & evening  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.

24th Saturday  rather 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.

25th Sunday rather a fine pleasant day & evening but cool  I did my choars was at the office three times was at home the most of the day a choaring round was at Carolines some in evening came home at ____ wrote & went to bed at 9 nearly sick  Wm Whitny came & brought Gould wife & child up & Willson went & wife & carried them back as Whitny was selubrious  Gould got kick with a colt last night.

26th Monday  rather a fine cloudy 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 with a cold & lonely as can be.

27th Tuesday  rather a fine cool cloudy day  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick with a cold, lonely.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, November 14 – 20, 1866

14th Wednesday  fine 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 with a cold.

15th 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 about sick.

16th Friday  rather fine weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.

17th Saturday  A fine cool & some cloudy day & evening  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick  R B Pollard came home from Iowa  wher Ed Brown was.

18th Sunday  rather a fine morning but cloudy in middle & after part of day & sprinkled at about 2 or 3  I did my choars was round home the most of the day went to the office twice, the last time with Goulds & Whitny  his wife called at Willsons a short time & they went back as it began to sprinkle  Willson & Caroline eat supper here I was at Willsons in evening came home went to bed between 8 & 9 tiard & about sick with a cold Matta Gould stayed overnight.

19th Monday  rather a fine 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 lonely & nearly sick.

20th Tuesday  rather fine weather for Nov  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.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, November 7 – 13, 1866

7th Wednesday  rather fine 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 Thursday  rather a cloudy day  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick.

9th Friday  rather a cloudy day   I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick & lonely.

10th Saturday A cloudy damp day & rained some, I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick.

11th Sunday  rather a cool cloudy damp day  I did my choars choared round the house the most of the day went to the office 3 times fixed my hen house etc went to bed at 9 Sherman & Rol Willson & family eat supper [in margin] Sherman & family eat here.

12th Monday  rather a fine day & evening  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick heifer went to bull.

13th Tuesday  rather fine weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick H P Rodgers went home with his wife.”

32nd Annual Christmas Fest Craft and Bake Sale, this Saturday!

The Warrenville Museum Guild will be hosting the 32nd Annual Christmas Fest Craft & Bake Sale on Saturday, November 5th from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., at the Warrenville Community Baptist Church, located at 28W444 Main Street, Warrenville.

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Attendees can get their holiday shopping started while supporting the Historical Society. 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.

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Raffle tickets will also be sold for the event and can be purchased prior to the Fest at the Museum or at the Tavern on the day of the Fest. Purchase a chance to win a cozy knit afghans, a handmade quilt or Holiday basket.  Proceeds benefit the Warrenville Historical Society.warrenville-store

Historical Society historic ornaments will also be available for purchase, including the new Warrenville Store ornament, and local history books. The Warrenville Store ornament was made possible by the generous donation of Robert “Bob” Sleep.

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Hiram E. Leonard Diary, October 31 – November 6, 1866

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

November 1st Thursday  rather fine but cool & 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 lonely & sick, Schovell & wife Fredenhagen & wife, Sim Billings & wife & Caroline Willson went down to Naperville in the stage to a Ball & Caroline came back home with R Pollard.

2nd Friday  rather a fine day but some cloudy  I did my choars was at the office all day came home 8 ½ to bed 9 ½ tiard & sick.

3rd Saturday  rather a cloudy disagreeable day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick  Henry Rogers was married to Roset Beardsly this afternoon at Turner by Methodist minister.

4th Sunday  A cold cloudy raw day & cleared off in evening  I did my choars & went to Goulds with Bliss horse Wallace went with me got home at sunset went to Salors & got my photograph taken went to store in evening went to bed at 8 ½ sick Roll Cal went to Sher Willsons.

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

6th Tuesday  a fine day & evening  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, October 24 – 30, 1866

24th Wednesday  rather a fine cold day & evening   I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.

25th Thursday  rather a cool cloudy day  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick  Connel __________ to my store celler Pat Jordan helped him part of day.

26th Friday  A cloudy damp forenoon & rainey afternoon Connel part of forenoon & Pat on __________? I did my choars was at office all day and evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & sick lonely Miller Penny came to Greens with his lady.

27th Saturday  a damp misty day & wet conciderable  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick  [in margin] Wm Henner came.

28th Sunday  A rainey morning & damp cloudy day & evening  I did my choars was at home all day & evening except calling to the office twice  Gould came up to Willsons about noon & went home before I went to bed at 9.

29th Monday  rather a fine cool day  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick with a cold.

30th Tuesday  rather cloudy cool & damp  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, October 17 – 23, 1866

17th  Wednesday  fine weather 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 nearly sick [in margin] J F Pollard drew stone.

18th Thursday  fine weather for Oct. I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ lonely & nearly sick.

19th Friday  A cloudy damp day & rained som  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.

20th Saturday  A cloudy damp rainey day & evening & hailed a little about 10 A M was a nasty day  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard lonely & nearly sick with a cold.

21st Sunday  A cloudy damp disagreeable day with several showers  I did my choars was at the house all day a choaring round the house, cleaned out the hog pen etc was at the office once & went to bed at 9 nearly sick.

22nd Monday  rather cloudy & cool  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick with a cold.

23rd Tuesday  rather fine weather but cool  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.”