Hiram E. Leonard Diary, October 28 – November 3, 1863

28th Wednesday  a fine pleasant day but cool cloudy evening & rained before morning, I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick, John Duck & M D Williams came from Elgin got here about dusk after Ws goods.

29th Thursday  A cloudy damp morning & began to rain about 8, wet conciderable in forenoon & hard in afternoon & evening & snowed some before morning. I did my choars was at the office till after 9 then went to Germy to get an attachment for M D Williams goods, Germn made the papers out & came down about one & did not like to give them to the constable, So I started for Naperville a little after one with R. Pollard & got my papers & got back before 4, Williams started for Elgin & we went to Fowlers & attached M D W. goods came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 nearly sick.

30th Friday  rather a cloudy disagreeable day & spit snow a little & snowed during the night conciderable. I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick. M D Williams got back at noon, & was a going to law me & make me smart, he shook his fist in my face & called me a liar & said it should be to my injury he sent P Graves over to talk with me in the evening & he agreed to settle it in the morning which he did.

31st Saturday  the ground was covered with snow, but conciderable of it went off before night. I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 nearly sick, P Graves settled Williams notes paid $50, gave a notice of 34.80 & they went home.

November 1st Sunday  rather a cold morning but a fine pleasant day & evening quite warm in the middle of the day, I did my choars & choared round the house till near noon then went to store & got some curtains came back & choared round till ½ past one then started for my timber to show Dutchman where to chop got back about 4 did my choars was at home all evening wrote some & went to bed a little after 8 nearly sick with a cold. B S Harlow Esqr died today after being sick a few weeks.

2nd Monday  rather a cool cloudy damp day & rained some. I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed a little after 9 nearly sick with a  cold.

3rd Tuesday  A cool but rather pleasant day. I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home 8 ½ went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick. B. S Harlow Esqr was burried today in afternoon & election was at Garys Mill today, Grifffeth drew a load apples.”

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Hiram E. Leonard Diary, October 21 – 27, 1863

21st Monday  rather a fine day & evening. I did my choars was at the office all day & in evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at about 9 ½.

22nd Tuesday  rather fine weather for the season. I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at about 9 ½.

23rd Wednesday  rather fine cool dry weather for the season. I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick. W. G. Smith S. French went to Wheaton & took 2nd degree in Masonry. Dewit Brown went & took the first degree.

24th Thursday  rather fine cool weather, I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick.

25th Friday  rather fine weather & cool & dry, I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home 8 ½ & went to bed 9 ½ nearly sick, a wholesale peddler came along & stayed at Mannings.

26th Saturday  A fine day & more warm but dry, I did my choars was at the store all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick, I traded with peddler over $50.

27th Sunday  A fine warm pleasant day & evening. I did my choars was at store & Hoyts after breckfust came home titoned up 2 bedsteds picked peaches fixed apple bins & picked up some winter apples & called at Hoyts in evening came home at 8 went to bed at 9.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, October 14 – 20, 1863

14th Wednesday  cool & some cloudy. I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick. R Pollard & compy came home.

15th Thursday  rather fine weather. I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick.

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

17th Saturday  A warm cloudy day rained some grew cooler towards night & rained. I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & soon went to bed.

18th Sunday  A cool cloudy windy day & evening rather a tedious day. I did my choars went to office & Hoyts came back about 9 & went to picking apples picked about 30 bushels did my choars & went to bed a little after 8. Roll came & got Caroline about noon.

19th Monday  rather fine day & evening for Oct. I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home by Hoyts about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick. Mrs. Potter got home from Chicago.

20th Tuesday  rather fine cold weather for the season. I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ by Mr. Hoyts & went to bed about 9 ½.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, October 7 – 13, 1863

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

8th Thursday  rather fine cool day & evening. I did my choars was at the office all day & in the evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ sick. Israel Kenyon came down and carried Elizabeth to Frank Willsons dance & got home at one oclock. Rained some this forenoon.

9th Friday  rather a fine cold day & evening froze tonight. I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½. Elizabeth went to Chicago with Williams people today.

10th Saturday  rather a fine cold day & froz hard tonight. I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick.

11th Sunday  rather a fine cold morning with water frozen quite hard a fine day & cool evening. I did my choars went to the office & Hoyts after breckfust came home & went to be picking apples picked about 30 bushels. Frank Brown helped about 5 hours. I went to office 3 times came home & wrote some shaved & went to bed about 9 tiard & nearly sick. Roll Willson fetched Cal down about to stay till Elizabeth got back from Chicago Caroline came evening.

12th Monday  rather fine cool weather. 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.

13th Tuesday  rather fine cool weather. I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½.”

Sixth Annual Cemetery Walk

The Warrenville Historical Society is happy to announce “Dead Men Talking – And Some Women – VI,” which will be held on Sunday, October 20, 2013.  The outdoor 45 minute tours will start every 15 minutes beginning at 6:00p.m. with the last tour starting at 7:30p.m.  Tours are given on a first come first serve basis.  For those not wishing to walk through the cemetery, a presentation by the interpreters will be given at 5:00p.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church.

cemetery imageCemetery tours begin at the Warrenville Cemetery, located on the north side of Warrenville road between Curtis and Warren, Warrenville, Illinois.  Luminaries will light the way to lantern-lit gravesites where costumed interpreters will tell the stories of Warrenville citizens who lived 150 years ago in 1863, during the third year of the American Civil War.  Tour admission is free but donations will be accepted and are appreciated.  All donations benefit the Warrenville Historical Society.  Parking is available at Trinity Lutheran Church located at the N/W corner of Curtis and Warrenville Rds. Refreshments will be served at Trinity Lutheran Church after the tours. Please contact us at info@warrenvillehistorical.org or (630)393-4215 with any questions.

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