Hiram E. Leonard Diary, June 27 – July 3, 1866

27th Wednesday  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 & nearly sick [in margin] McNelly started with his family & everything for Iowa, Cal came from her fathers a foot.

28th Thursday  fine cool weather for June  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ and went to bed at 9 ½ tiard lonely & sick.

29th Friday  rather a fine cool 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 lonely & nearly sick.

30th Saturday  rather a fine 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 lonely & sick  Rol sheared sheep at Vandervolgen.

July 1st Sunday  A cloudy damp day & wet more or less all the forenoon was cloudy & damp in afternoon  I did my choars was at home all day a choaring round the garden & house went to bed about 9 tiard lonely & about sick  R Willson & Nelson Derry went to Coral, started in the rain [in margin] Rol Willson went to Coral after his things—Mrs Fredenhagen was taken down with small pox.

2nd Monday  fine weather for the season  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard lonely & about sick [in margin] Mrs Fredenhagen has got the small pox.

3rd Tuesday  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 & about sick.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, June 20 – 26, 1866

20th Wednesday  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 & about sick.

21st Thursday  A cold morning all but a frost  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick [in margin] Pelham took John Goland to Jacksonville.

22nd Friday  rather fine cool 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 lonely & about sick [in margin] Rol & Cal went to Naperville & Goulds.

23rd Saturday  A fine warm 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.

24th Sunday A fine hot pleasant day with conciderable air verry dry I did my choars was at home a choaring round the most of the day went to store for Bet Billings at one oclock came back wrote some & took a nap, went to bed about 9 tiard & about sick.

25th Monday  rather fine weather for June  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] Masons met at Elgin for to selabrate at Johns day.

26th Tuesday  fine weather for June  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, June 13 – 19, 1866

13th Wednesday  fine weather but cool but cool  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  Schovel went to Naperville to carry some down to debate  he got throwed out & the horses ran a short distance but hurt no one but Schovel  [in margin] Schovel got throwed out of the carriage coming from Naperville.

14th Thursday  fine weather  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  [in margin] Shool closed today.

15th Friday  rather fine weather but cool  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard & sick  Caroline was quite sick last night & today.

16th Saturday  A pretty cool day & evening  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ or ten tiard lonely & sick  Sister was sick & I had to go to store after I came up the s_______ meeting commenced to Lahmans today this afternoon & tonight & tomorrow.

17th Sunday  rather a fine cool & some cloudy forenoon & some showerey in afternoon  I did my choars went office came back & was round home till night a hoeing & choaring round writing etc & went to bed at 9 tiard lonely & sick  meeting at Lahmans.

18th Monday  rather fine weather but cool a cold 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 & about sick & homesick.

19th Tuesday  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 tiard lonely & nearly sick [in margin] my cow went to bull.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, June 6 – 12, 1866

6th Wednesday  fine 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 & about sick.

7th Thursday  rather a fine, 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 & about sick.

8th Friday  rather a fine day with showers in the afternoon & evening with pretty heavy thunder & wind one verry heavy shower, 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.

9th Saturday  rather a damp mudy morning but rather a fine day & beautiful 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 & sick Henry Ingraham took dinner super and stayed all night with me, Yanky Robinson Shows was at Naperville today & night.

10th Sunday  A fine pleasant day with a fine freeze  I did my choars was at home a choaring the most of the day went to the office about one hoed some in garden planted soft maple seeds & some cucumber seeds etc  H. Ingraham was here all day & night he wrote some, looked round some and so forth.

11th Monday  rather fine weather but cool for June  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  H Ingraham eat breckfust at my house & went to the store with me, then started for Toledo Tomah Co Iowa.

12th Tuesday  fine cool 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  Frank Wellman came in stage today noon.”

VOICES OF DUPAGE: STORIES OF INCORPORATION

The Historical Society is partnering with a new group in DuPage County that is hoping to better gather and preserve the rich history of our county. Voices of DuPage is working to help local historical societies and museums organize and publicize their oral history collections and make them more readily available to the public. The group is also looking to gather people to share stories and memories about DuPage County topics that span the county’s long history through to the present day.

As part of the Voices of DuPage program, the Warrenville Historical Society will hold a sharing meet-up on Wednesday, June 15 from noon-1:30p.m. on the topic of the incorporation of the City of Warrenville. 2017 will mark the 50th anniversary of this historic event and we want to hear your stories from the period of debate over incorporation and any memories from the City’s early years as a formal body of government.  Although our community was founded in 1833, it took 134 years to become a city in 1967!  Join our director Sara Phalen for some refreshments and to share any memories you have from the incorporation of the City of Warrenville and stay tuned for more information about events to celebrate the anniversary in 2017. If you would like to join the 50th Anniversary Planning Committee please contact Sara at (630)393-4215 or info@warrenvillehistorical.org.