Hiram E. Leonard Diary, June 4 – 10, 1868

4th Thursday  rather rainey & muddy  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ and went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & worne out.

5th Friday  rained some in forenoon cleared off in afternoon more pleasant  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ and went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & worne out with sister, Mrs Bliss got home from Association [in margin] George pretty tite on cider.

6th Saturday  rather a fine day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ and went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.

7th Sunday  A fine warm pleasant day  I did my choars was round the house all day a choaring went to the office in the evening came home & went to bed at 9 nearly sick  Rol Willson & Matta Gould called here a while & went home [in margin] Jo Ferry & wife were at D Kenyons.

8th Monday  rather a fine day  I did my choars was at the store all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & worne out [in margin] Mrs Miner preached.

9th Tuesday  rather a fine day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & worne out with trouble  Caroline Willson & Eliza McNelly came from their father’s in Iowa last week & got here this morning  before 9, 10.

10th Wednesday  fine weather for June  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick & worne out with trouble.”

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Ninth Annual Cemetery Walk

The Warrenville Historical Society is happy to announce “Dead Men Talking – And Some Women – IX,” which will be held on Sunday, October 16, 2016.  The outdoor 45 minute tours will start every 15 minutes beginning at 6:00p.m. with the last tour 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.

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During this year’s event, presentations will be made about those who left a literal mark on our community through street and park names. The rich life stories of the Staffords, the Rogers, Leone Schmidt, the Ferrys, the Mannings, the Macks, and the Galusha will be told by our interpreters.

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Cemetery 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 histories that shaped our community will be told.  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.

 

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, March 3 – 9, 1864

3rd Thursday  fine weather for March. I did my choars was at the office all day & in evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed 9 ½.

4th Friday  fine weather for the season. I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ sick.

5th Saturday  fine weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick. Dave & Hat McNelly came here Jerome & family came.

6th Sunday A fine day for the season, I did my choars was at the office twice at home the most of the time a choaring round, was at office & Hoyts in evening came home at 7 ½ & went to bed before 9. H Gould & Noonen called, Frank was here.

7th Monday  fine weather for March but rather muddy. I did my choars was at the office all day & in the evening came home about 8 ½ by Hoyts & went to bed about 9 nearly sick. Dan Kenyons wife died this morning & Mrs. Potter went up there with M. Ferry & stayed all night.

8th Tuesday  fine warm weather but cloudy & muddy. I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick, Mrs Kenyon was buried today at the big Woods & Mrs Potter came home.

9th Wednesday A cloudy damp 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 nearly sick, Samuel Williams died this morning early at home very sudden.”