Hiram E. Leonard Diary, June 20, 1862

20th Friday  rather a fine day some cloudy.  I did my choars was at the office all day & in the evening came home early as Mrs. Sprague went home because I would not agree to give her 12/ a week when I highered her for one dollar.  I got home a little after 8 & went to bed between 9 & 10 nearly sick.”

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Hiram E. Leonard Diary, June 19, 1862

“19th Thursday  A cold morning with some frost in places which held on till the sun an hour high or longer.  I did my choars was at the office all day came home by Hoyts about 8 got home at 9 & went to bed at 10 sick.”

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The War of 1812 & The Galusha Family

On this day 200 years ago, the United States declared war on Great Britain officially starting the War of 1812.  This war is often referred to as the forgotten war or the second Revolutionary War.  Although Warrenville was not yet a settlement in what was then the Illinois territory, the settlers in the area were impacted greatly as the frontier warfare of Native American raids and the threat of British occupation would have been ever present.

A later settler to Warrenville, Ezra Andrus Galusha served in the War of 1812.  Ezra was born in 1770 in Connecticut, married Mabel Barney and had 10 children before heading West.  Ezra brought his family to Warrenville in 1834, following his son Jacob, who had traveled to Warrenville and claimed land on what is today Galusha Road in 1833.

Over the next few months the Historical Society will be highlighting the role that the Galusha family had on the history of our community.  A display about the family will open in September at the Historical Museum & Art Gallery.  Please look for more details to follow.

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Hiram E. Leonard Diary, June 18, 1862

18th Wednesday  rather a fine day & evening but cool at night.  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home by Hoyts about 8 & got home about 9 went to bed about 10 nearly sick, a cold night.”

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Hiram E. Leonard Diary, June 17, 1862

17th Tuesday  rather a fine day with some rain & clouds.  I did my choars was at the office all day & in the evening came home by Hoyts about 8 got home at 9 went to bed at 10 nearly sick, voted against the new constitution.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, June 16, 1862

16th Monday  rather a fine day but some cool.  I did my choars was at the office all day & in the evening came home by Hoyts about 8 & got home about 9 & went to bed at 10 nearly sick.  H Pollard went in after J H P old carriage.”

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Hiram E. Leonard Diary, June 15, 1862

15th Sunday  A cool cloudy windy day & damp by spells.  I did my choars went to Hoyts & Wrays & the office came home & remained there the most of the day & choared round called at Hoyts in the evening came home about 9 & went to bed nearly sick & tiered out at 10  Wray & Family went to her fathers  started before 8 stayed all night.  I did his choars,  A Big meeting at Lahmans yesterday & today.”

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Hiram E. Leonard Diary, June 14, 1862

14th Saturday a fine warm day but cool at night quite cold & _________.  I did my choars was at the office till noon went to Naperville in Stage & had a trial on the sanoty of Sister road home with Waterman got home about 5, came home in evening by Hoyts about 8 got home about 9 & went to bed about 10 sick.  Caroline & Hannah went to Naperville  Sister desided insane.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, June 13, 1862

13th Friday  rather a fine day & evening.  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home by Hoyts about 9 got home at 9 & went to bed about 10 nearly sick & worn out with trouble.”

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Hiram E. Leonard Diary, June 12, 1862

12th Thursday  a fine warm day & dry & dusty.  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home by Hoyts & Wrays about 8 & got home about 9 & went to bed about 10 nearly sick.  I went to Naperville today to see about Sister.”