Hiram E. Leonard Diary, August 29 – September 4, 1866

29th Wednesday  rather a cloudy day with light showers  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ and went to bed about 9 ½ tiard lonely & about sick.

30th Thursday  rather a cloudy showerery day & more warm  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick, Fry a thrashing at Lahmans.

31st Friday  A cloudy showerey day & warm  I did my choars was at the office all day & in the evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick, thrashing at Lahmans.

September 1st Saturday  A cloudy damp day with a heavey shower in the morning which spoiled thrashing for all day  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 with a soar throat  Fry set his machine here to thrash but the shower stopped him.

2nd Sunday  A little cloudy in the morning & foggy but cleared off & was a fine pleasant warm day with a fine cool air  I did my choars eat breckfust & went to the office about 9 ½ come back & went down at 10 ½ again, was round the house the most of the day a choaring, went to bed about 9.

3rd Monday  rather a fine day but cloudy some  I did my choars was at the store the most of the day came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 tiard  an nearly sick with a cold  etc Rol Willson had the oats thrashed by Fry & I helped carry mine up stairs in the store we had 470 bushels [in margin] Fry thrashed the oats for Willson.

4th Tuesday  A cloudy rainey day & nasty  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.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, August 22 – 28, 1866

22nd Wednesday  fine cold weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & verry lonely [in margin] George Sidwell com work for me.

23rd Thursday  A fine pleasant day but 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 [in margin] George White was here.

24th Friday  fine cool weather all most a frost every night  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 Saturday  A fine cool day most a frost  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 [in margin] Rol & Caroline went to Naperville.

26th Sunday  A fine pleasant cool day  I did my choars was round the house all day a choaring fixing fence etc did my choars went to bed about 9 nearly sick.

27th Monday  rather a fine day but cool  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 with a cold.

28th Tuesday  rather a cloudy damp disagreeable 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 & sick.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, August 15 – 21, 1866

15th Wednesday  rather a fine day  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard lonely & sick.

16th Thursday  A fine pleasant day & evening  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard & sick  R Willson finish stacking grain.

17th Friday  A fine pleasant day & night  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 tiard lonely & nearly sick.

18th Saturday  a fine day with a shower at night  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick lonely & disheartened.

19th Sunday A fine morning but some cloudy day & sprinkled a little  I did my choars was round the most of the day a choaring & was about sick went to the office about noon & back, George Sidwell was here, I went to bed about 9 tiard & sick.

20th Monday  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 tiard lonely & about sick.

21st Tuesday fine cold weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ and went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick lone.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, August 8 – 14, 1866

8th Wednesday  A cloudy damp day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard and about sick— Geroge Sidwell came back from Rockford & went to the saloon & stayed overnight, German’s brother knocked George out of bed & knocked bothe of his eyes pretty bad so that they were black for over a week & pretty bad [in margin] George got pounded over to Germans tonight.

9th Thursday  Rather a fine day & evening  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard lonely & about sick, George came to the store with both of his eyes blacked about 4 ½ & came up to the house with mrs Germans brother struck him [in margin] Wizard King performed at basement  rained in night.

10th 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 lonely & about sick  Rol Willson stacked one stack of oats the rest lay on the ground, the Wizard King performed.

11th Saturday  A streddy rainey day & night, I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home before 8 & went to bed at 9 tiard lonely & sick.

12th Sunday A cloudy damp morning & cloudy day but the sun shone some I did my choars went to the office & back about 3 or 4 times, choared round some fixed fence some etc went to bed at 9 tiard lonely & sick George was here with black eyes.

13th Monday  rather a fine day but some cloudy  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ about sick.

14th Tuesday rather cloudy & a light shower towards night, rained hard at John Warnes  I did my choars was at the office all day came home 8 ½ went to bed 9 ½ nearly sick.”

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

August 1st Wednesday  rather fine weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard nearly sick & lonely.

2nd Thursday  fine weather with some clouds I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & lonely.

3rd Friday  A fine day, some cloudy & sprinkled several times a heavey shower in evening with hail & thunder  I did my choars was at office all day & evening came home 8 ½ to bed at 9 ½ sick & lonely [in margin] Fredenhagen & wife went to biltors.

4th Saturday  Some damp in morning but a fine day  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard lonely & nearly sick Rol & wife went to Big Woods to get some  ______________  Fredenhagen sent his wifes mother home.

5th Sunday  A fine pleasant day some cloudy  I did my choars went to office came back was round home all day choaring etc did but little went to bed at 9 lonely & nearly sick.

6th Monday  rather fine weather for the season it rained during the night  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  Fredenhagen let George have 10 dollars & he borrowed five of me & went to Rockford in afternoon got there in the night & stayed round the depot till morning the heifer went to the bull for the second time.

7th Tuesday  rather a rainey day & disagreeable  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 [in margin] George stayed at Mrs Thomses tonight.”

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

25th Wednesday  fine growing weather but poor hay weather  I did my choars was at the office all day, came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.

26th Thursday  rather dull hay weather   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.

27th Friday  rather a cloudy day but cleared off at evening or towards night & was a beautiful evening  I did my choars was at the office all day and evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard lonely & nearly sick.

28th Saturday  rather cloudy in morning but 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.

29th Sunday  A fine day some clouds  I did my choars was round home the most of the day went to the office about 10 ½ marked in cord & choared round did my choars & went to bed about 9 tiard lonely & about sick, Mrs Gould was at Carolines, came about 11 & went home about 5 a hot day [in margin] Mrs Gould & youngest girl came to Carolines & called here.

30th 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 tiard lonely & nearly sick.

31st Tuesday  A fine day for harvest  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard sick & lonely.”

12th Annual Summer Tea

It is almost time for this year’s Annual Summer Tea Fundraiser!

The 12th Annual Summer Tea will be held on Saturday, August 6th at noon at the VFW Post 8081 located at 3S371 Mignin Dr., Warrenville.

This year’s event will feature Annette Baldwin who will be portraying Civil War spy Elizabeth Van Lew. Van Lew was known as the leader of Richmond’s espionage network and was fueled by her passion to preserve the Union and see the end of slavery. Despite the fact that her family once held slaves, Van Lew worked tireless for the Union and Abolitionist causes and was one of the most productive spies of the Civil War.

Space is limited and seats are filled based on availability, contact Sara at info@warrenvillehistorical.org or (630) 393-4215 to purchase a ticket at $20.00 each.

The Summer Tea is supported by a Warrenville Hotel Motel Tax Fund Grant. The Summer Tea is a success each year thanks to our wonderful Museum Guild.

The Tea is wonderful time to enjoy company, creatively decorated tables and to support a good cause! Enjoy a couple of the beautiful tables decorated for recent teas.

Table from 2015's Beatrix Potter Tea

Table from the 2015 Beatrix Potter Tea

Table from 2014's Circus Comes to Town Tea

Table from the 2014 Circus Comes to Town Tea

Table from 2011 Titanic Tea

Table from the 2011 Titanic Tea

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

18th Wednesday  A cloudy damp & some rainey 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 & about sick.

19th Thursday  rather a cloudy damp disagreeable day bad for haying 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 began to hay.

20th Friday  a cloudy forenoon & more pleasant in afternoon  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  Cols heifer went to bull.

21st Saturday  a cloudy dull forenoon & a shower in afternoon  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick  [in margin] H Wyman came out.

22nd Sunday  A cloudy disagreeable day with some light showers & one in the night  I did my choars was at home all day about sick and picked some cherry & made some cherry brandy went to the office a little before sunset came back did my choars & went to bed about 9 [in margin]  James Paxtons wife was buried.

23rd Monday  rather a cloudy day & rained last, a bad hay day  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard lonely & sick, Little Shaker boy dog stayed at the store last night & noked down a bottle of sulfuric acid & brook it on him & we had to kill Shake today [in margin] Mr Baker shot shak boy today.

24th Tuesday  rather a cloudy damp poor hay day  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & sick.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, July 11 – 17, 1866

11th Wednesday  a verry hot dry day  thurmometer stood at 100 in middle of day verry dry  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.

12th Thursday  A fine hot dry day  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed 9 ½ sick thurmometer at 100.

13th Friday  fine hot weather  thurmometer at 100  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.

14th Saturday  A fine hot day  thurmometer stood 100  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick & lonely  G Sidwell left today he left Fredenhagan.

15th Sunday  A fine hot day with a good air thurmometer about as yesterday  I did my choars was at the house all day & evening went to bed 9 tiard & about sick thurmometer about as yesterday I choared round [in margin] George Sidwell left Fredenhagans yesterday night.

16th Monday  rather a fine hot day & evening thurmometer at 101  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & sick.

17th Tuesday  fine hot weather with a shower  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard lonely & about sick [in margin] G Sidwell went back to Fredenhagans.”

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

4th Wednesday  fine growing weather  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.

5th Thursday  verry fine growing weather  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  Some began to hay it.

6th Friday  A damp cloudy morning & rained in the night but fine growing weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard lonely & sick  Daniel Warren died tonight about 11.

7th Saturday  A cloudy damp morning & rained last night  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, Col Warren went to Chicago this morning to get a coffen for his father.

8th Sunday  A cloudy morning but rather a fine day & some cloudy  I did my choars was at the house all day & evening, went to the office in evening & back choared round hoed in my garden picked some carrots currants etc went to bed about 9 tiard & about sick  Daniel Warren was buried today servises by _________ in the forenoon.

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

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

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