Hiram E. Leonard Diary, June 26 – July 2, 1867

26th Wednesday  A cloudy damp day & sprinkled a little   I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly worn out with sister  Thomas Boyd & Louisa Kenyon were married at Naperville this forenoon by __________.

27th Thursday  A pretty fine but some cloudy day  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick etc.

28th Friday  rather a fine growing day, I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick & worn out, My cow was with the bull.

29th Saturday  A fine warm pleasant day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 sick & lonely.

30th Sunday  A fine warm day with a cool air  I did my choars was at the office about 10 came back & fixed my well roller & was at home all day & went to bed at 9.

July 1st Monday  A fine warm day some cloudy  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 tiard lonely & about sick  George W Shaffer was taken for forgery.

2nd Tuesday  A fine growing day with showers I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 10 nearly sick with trouble.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, June 19 – 25, 1867

19th Wednesday  fine dry growing weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick & worne out.

20th Thursday  fine dry warm weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick & discouraged  shower in morning [in margin] Meeting in the grove for the school  Mrs Carlton or Shaffer an abortion.

21st Friday  A fine day but some cloudy  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at about 10 nearly sick too.

22nd Saturday  A fine day some cloudy & showers in the north & west & a tremendious heavey shower in evening with hail rain & hard winds & tedious night  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 10 nearly sick.

23rd Sunday  A cloudy damp day & some showers  I did my choars was at the store about 10 came back & choared round the house etc came home and went to bed about 9 nearly sick with a cold.

24th Monday  A fine growing day  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick & worn out with trouble.

25th Tuesday  A fine pleasant day & evening  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick & worn out with trouble.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, June 12 – 18, 1867

12th Wednesday  fine weather for corn & grain  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick & worn out with sister.

13th Thursday  fine growing weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 9 ½ & went to to bed at 10 nearly sick & worne out  The sherriff served the papers on the Supervisors to stop the county seet proceeding [in margin] Franck grave me a plowing.

14th Friday  fine hot growing weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick & worned out with sister She worrys so much.

15th Saturday  A fine hot growing day  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home a little after 9 & went to bed about 10 sick & worne out with sister, Mrs Stone went to Doc Waterman & I fastened up the house except the north door, She came & found the back door fastened & did not come to the north door, & supposed I had fastened all the doors & she went to Barkers & stayed all night.

16th Sunday  A fine warm pleasant day & a getting dry  I did my choars went to the office about 8 & came back choared round the house, fixed my paster fence some wrote some, took a nap etc I went to bed about 9 nearly sick  Sister is verry troublesome.

17th Monday  fine pleasant dry weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 10 nearly sick & worn out with sister.

18th Tuesday a fine pleasant day things grow  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10, nearly sick & worne out.”

Congratulations to the graduates of 2017! #Celebrating50

School is out and summer has arrived! The Historical Society would like to congratulate all of our local students on finishing the school year and especially those who graduated!

As we do that and welcome summer, we also look back to the graduates of 1967. The graduates of that historic year when Warrenville voted to incorporate, were highlighted in the Warrenville Digest on this day 50 years ago.    

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, June 5 – 11, 1867

5th Wednesday  A hot day  thurmometer at 94  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick with a cold.

6th Thursday  A fine hot day  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ went to bed at 10 nearly sick with a  cold.

7th Friday  A hot growing day  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick with a cold.

8th Saturday  A fine hot day & night  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 tiard & nearly sick with a cold.

9th Sunday A fine hot day & night  I did my choars went to the store & back choared round, went to H B Fowlers about 11 & soon came back choared round the rest of the day & went to bed about 9 tiard & nearly sick, went to Naperville with H B Fowler to see a new docter.

10th Monday fine hot growing weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick & worne out.

11th Tuesday  fine growing weather & getting dry  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 tiard out & sick.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, May 29 – June 4, 1867

“29th Wednesday  rather cool cloudy damp weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 10 tiard & about worn out with sister, Ned Murry spoke at the Junction [in margin] Caroline was taken sick.

30th Thursday  A cold cloudy day  I did my choars was at the office all day & in the evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 tiard & worn out with Sister.

31st Friday  rather a fine pleasant day & evening  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 sick with a cold & worn out with sister, the Wheaton people had a county seat meeting at the Meth church Col Sweet, Vallett & others spoke.

June 1st Saturday  A cloudy damp day with several showers  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick & worne out  H H Cody spoke at the Methodist Church this evening & had quite an audiance & spoke well.

2nd Sunday A cloudy windy day & a growing cold  I did my choars was at the office after breckfust came back choared round fixed calf paster etc, went down at 2 with Willa Carpenter to office was at home the most of the day went to bed at 9  Mrs Stone went over the river, George went to Willsons.

3rd Monday  A fine cool day  I did my chaors was at home till after 3, when I went to Garys Mill to an election to remoove the county seat to Wheaton, came back & went to bed about 10 nearly sick with a cold there was a 117 vote to remoove to Wheaton.

4th Tuesday  A fine warm day & evening  I did my chaors was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick with a cold.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, May 22 – 28, 1867

22nd Wednesday  cold backward weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick & tuckered out with sister.

23rd Thursday  cold backward weather for May  I did my choars was at the office all day & in the evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick.

24th Friday cold backward weather rained & hailed a little  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick.

25th Saturday  A cloudy damp morning & cold  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly worn out.

26th Sunday A cold pleasant day I did my choars turned my colt into the paster & fixed my fence & choared round, got Jont Pollards horse & buggy & carried sister out a riding west as far as Finleys came back & choared round & went to bed at 9.

27th Monday  rather fine cold weather for the season  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at  8 ½ & went to bed about 10 tiard & nearly sick with a cold & trouble.

28th Tuesday rather fine but cold for the season  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick with a cold & very kep awake by Sister.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, May 8 – 14, 1867

8th Wednesday  rather fine weather but cool  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 10 tiard & nearly sick.

9th Thursday  fine cool weather with squalls  I did my choars was at the office all day came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick with a cold  [in margin] Sim Billings second boy was born at the Knox or Harlow house.

10th Friday  A fine day with a cool air I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick.

11th Saturday A fine pleasant warm day & evening  I did my choars was at the office all day came home 8 ½ & went to bed at nearly 10 nearly sick with a cold Sister pretty bad.

12th Sunday A fine pleasant morning with a cool north east wind & rained a little about 11 broaken away some about noon  I did my choars went to office for Hammond & fed my cat came back choared round wrote some took a nap was at office in evening came home & went to bed about 9 nearly sick George went up to Williams.

13th Monday fine cool weather for spring  I did my choars was at the office all day came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 tiard & nearly worn out with sister.

14th Tuesday cold but pleasant weather  I did my choars was at the office all day nearly sick came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 tiard & nearly sick with a cold & ____ up.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, May 1 – 7, 1867

May 1st Wednesday  A cold day ice in the water tub as thick as window glass, froze last night  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed 10.

2nd Thursday  A cold day & froze ice quite thick  I did my choars was at the office all day came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick with a cold.

3rd Friday  A cold day & froze quite hard last night  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick with a cold.

4th Saturday  rained conciderable during the day & evening  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at about 10 nearly sick.

5th Sunday A cool windy & some cloudy day  I did my choars was round the house the most of the went to the office after breckfust & back in the evening  I choared round the house some, put up a bedsted upstairs etc & went to bed about 9 nearly sick.

6th Monday A fine cold pleasant day with frosts at night  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½  & went to bed at 10 nearly sick.

7th Tuesday  rather cool & frosty & froze  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 10 tiard & nearly sick with a cold etc.”

Celebrating Volunteers and 2017 Scholarship Winner

Each April the Warrenville Historical Society celebrates those who have donated time to Warrenville history and a young member of our community.

Volunteers are vital to the Historical Society fulfilling its mission of preserving and presenting Warrenville history. The work of docents, program volunteers, cemetery walk volunteers and the Museum Guild is invaluable and we want to say THANK YOU during National Volunteer Appreciation Week.

Treasurer Marty Rogers welcomed volunteers and expressed the Historical Society’s thanks for all the work done over the past year.

This year’s Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast was held on Sunday, April 2nd and aalso allowed us to present our scholarship winner.  Kang-In Han, a senior at Wheaton Warrenville South, was presented with the Historical Society’s 2017 Scholarships. His talents were on display as he graced our volunteers with a beautiful violin performance.

It was a wonderful way to honor his hard work and also thank those who give their time for our mission. Thank you to all of our volunteers, including those who could not be with us that morning. A big THANK YOU also goes out to the VFW and Auxiliary who provided a nice space for the gathering and a delicious breakfast. It was a wonderful morning to celebrate the hard work and dedication of our great community.

 

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