Hiram E. Leonard Diary, January 30 – February 5, 1867

30th Wednesday  quite warm & pleasant for winter  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick.

31st Thursday  A warm foggy damp day thawed fast & bid fair to spoil our sleighing but grew cold towards morning & froze  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] I went to Naperville to make pension papers.

February 1st Friday  More cool & pleasant  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick [in margin] __________ meeting.

2nd Saturday  A cool cloudy day & snowed quite fast the after part of the day & blew a pretty tedious afternoon  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 cold.

3rd Sunday  A fine pleasant day with conciderable snow & good sleighing  I did my choars & started with Willsons folks for H Goulds ¼ beore 11 got thru about noon stayed till after 4 ½ & started for home got home before dark  I did my choars was at office came back & went to bed about 9 nearly sick  Felker & the man & his wife that works Felkers place were there Gould was abed all the time [in margin] Willson folks & I went to Goulds he was sick.

4th Monday  fine winter 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 with a cold [in margin] meeting.

5th Tuesday  rather fine weather for winter  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.”

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Hiram E. Leonard Diary, January 23 – 29, 1867

23rd Wednesday  fine weather for winter  I did my choars was at the office all day came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick with a cold.

24th Thursday  pretty fine winter weather & sleighing  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick Rol Willson drew wood for me  It snowed in evening & all night & hailed fell some 8 to 12 inches  Rol drew wood from Butterfield Woods.

25th Friday  A cloudy snowey morning & some forenoon had fell about from 8 to 12 inches pretty hard snow  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  cold & cough.

26th Saturday  A cold winter day & grew cold toward night  It was a pretty cold night  I did my choars was at the store all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick with a cold cough bad weather.

27th Sunday  A cold pleasant day  the sleighing pretty bad  I did my choars was at the office about 11 came back & colored Russeguies hair etc called at Willsons was at office in the evening came home & went to bed about 9 nearly sick with a cold.

28th Monday  rather fine cool winter 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.

29th Tuesday  rather fine winter weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.”

Debating Incorporation: Warrenville Celebrates 50 Years as a City

This is an exciting year for our community, as 2017 brings the 50th Anniversary of the City of Warrenville’s incorporation.  The debate around the incorporation was a hard fought one that occurred over several decades and multiple referendums. The first of seven votes held in 1927.  134 years after the founding of Warrenville by Colonel Julius Warren, residents voted for the formation of a governing body in May of 1967.

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You can learn more about the debate around Warrenville’s incorporation at the Historical Society’s program “Debating Incorporation,” an event held in collaboration with the Warrenville Public Library and the City of Warrenville, on Sunday, January 29th at 2:00 p.m. at the Warrenville City Hall at 3S258 Manning Avenue. The event is free, registration is required through the Library at www.warrrenville.org or (630)393-1171.

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, January 16 – 22, 1867

16th Wednesday  Snowed some & grew cold in afternoon & evening  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick with a cold.

17th Thursday  A verry cold morning 10 degrees or more colder than we have had this winter before, the murcory stood at 20 degrees below zero at 8 oclock in morning & conciderable below ______some 12 or 15 degrees  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick with a cold on my lungs.

18th Friday  A pretty cold winter 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 bad cold.

19th Saturday  More moderate & looks like snow  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8-3/4 & went to bed about 10 nearly sick with a  cold.

20th Sunday  A snow squalley blustering day, the wind blew pretty hard from the north east all day & snowed the most of the time  I did my choars was at the house the most of the day went to the office about 10 & back choared round killed 4 chickens or George & I did etc went office in the evening came home & went to bed about 9 nearly sick with a cold [in margin] George H German was married?

21st Monday  rather fine winter weather  I did my chaors was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick with a cold & trouble [in margin] sleighing.

22nd Tuesday  cool but fine for winter  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.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, January 9 – 15, 1867

9th Wednesday  fine weather for winter  I did my choars was at the office all day etc came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick with a cold.

10th Thursday  cloudy but not verry cold poor sleighing  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ went to bed at 9 ½ about sick with cold.

11th Friday  fine winter weather poor sleighing  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick with a cold.

12th Saturday  A cool cloudy day & snowed in afternoon & evening, I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick with a cold  Sargent near Naperville died.

13th Sunday  A cloudy damp day but not cold  I did my choars was at the house the most of the day went to the office a little before noon & Fowler came back with me looked over Mr Hoyts bedding & partly packed it to send to Albert Grant,  I choared round went to the office in evening came home wrote some choared some & went to bed about 9 sick with a cold.

14th Monday  rather fine winter weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard tiard lonely & nearly sick with a cold.

15th Tuesday  fine weather & quite good sleighing  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 [Mrs Stone washed].”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, January 2 – 8, 1867

2nd Wednesday  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 nearly sick with a cold.

3rd Thursday  rather fine cool weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home 8 ½ and went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick with a cold.

4th Friday  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 about sick with a cold.

5th Saturday  A cloudy snowey morning with 2 or 3 inches of snow on the ground, cleared off & grew cold towards night & 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 with a cold.

6th Sunday  rather a cool cloudy morning but cleared off some in middle of day & was quite pleasant  I did my choars was at home the most of the day a fixing the howel & went to the office twice wrote some in the evening called at Willsons they went to Shermans about 4 came home went to bed about 9 quite sick with a cold.

7th Monday  rather a fine winter day  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard & about sick with a cold.

8th Tuesday  A fine cloudy day not verry cold  I did my choars was at the office all day etc came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & about sick with cold [in margin] Mr Storm was here ________.”