Hiram E. Leonard Diary, November 27 – December 3, 1867

27th Wednesday  rather fine but cloudy & cool  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 nearly sick.

28th Thursday  A cloudy day & grew cold at night  I did my choars was at the office all day home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 nearly sick it snowed during the night an inch or two.

29th Friday  A snow squalley morning & forenoon  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 sick.

30th Saturday  A cold cloudy morning, the thurmometer at 3 degrees below zero cold  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 tiard & nearly sick with a cold.

December 1st Sunday  rather a fine day but some cloudy  I did my choars was at the house all day a choaring round  Gould came at 2 & then went & found the colts at Galushas came home eat supper did my choars & went to bed at 9 about sick  Ada Bostwick & wife came & L V Resseguie in evening.

2nd Monday  rather fine cold weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & discouraged.

3rd Tuesday  fine winter weather  I did my choars was at the office all day 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, March 6 – 12, 1867

6th Wednesday  rather cool March 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 with a cold & lonely —-.

7th Thursday  A damp muddy 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 cold & lonely T Galusha & Ed went back to Alabama, Mrs Anna Warren died at Rockford at night.

8th Friday  A muddy day but not cold  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 & lonely—.

9th Saturday  A cloudy damp day & looked like a storm damp & mist in evening  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 10 tiard & nearly sick & lonely—Charles Estes called at the store & went to Bliss to stay all night  Mrs Anna Warren was buried at our burying ground today.

10th Sunday  A damp misty day & rained last night & broak a way some in afternoon & grew cold some  I did my choars was at the house all day & evening except to go to the office & fix the mail & called at Willson twice went to bed at about 9 sick & homesick, sister sick [in margin] sister was sick & nurvis & figoty.

11th Monday  rather cold for March  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at about 9 ½ about sick with a cold & lonely.

12th Tuesday  rather cold weather for March  I did my choars was at the office al day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick with a cold Sister nurvus & wild.”

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, June 10 – 16, 1863

10th Wednesday  rather fine weather. I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ Dr Wellman came from Michigan & eat supper here at my house & Frank came & stayed all night, Doct W. stayed at Fowlers.

11th Thursday  fine dry warm weather. I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 10. Dr Wellman went back Michigan. Frank went to Chicago.

12th Friday  A fine warm day. I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick.

13th Saturday  A hot dry dusty day, thurmometer said to be at 95, I did my choars was at the office all day & in the evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed near 10 sick. The Union mass meeting was held at Wheaton Car went, Sarah Russequie came home & stayed all night Frank came between 11 & 12.

14th Sunday  rather a fine warm day & evening. I did my choars was at home all day a choaring round after I got my cows between Herricks & Galushas was at office & Hoyts lay down a little while, went to bed about 9. Caroline went to Willsons about 11.

15th Monday  rather a fine 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 tiard & nearly sick.

16th Tuesday  rather a fine 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.”

July Artifact of the Month

As our country marks the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812, our July artifact of the month is a Galusha genealogical chart, that was produced by George Herrick in 1918.  Ezra Galusha was an early settler in Warrenville and is the only War of 1812 veteran known to be buried in the Warrenville Cemetery.  Ezra brought his family to Warrenville in 1834, following his son Jacob, who had traveled to Warrenville and claimed land on what is today Galusha Road in 1833.  The Historical Museum will feature the Galusha family in an exhibit starting in September.

 

The War of 1812 & The Galusha Family

On this day 200 years ago, the United States declared war on Great Britain officially starting the War of 1812.  This war is often referred to as the forgotten war or the second Revolutionary War.  Although Warrenville was not yet a settlement in what was then the Illinois territory, the settlers in the area were impacted greatly as the frontier warfare of Native American raids and the threat of British occupation would have been ever present.

A later settler to Warrenville, Ezra Andrus Galusha served in the War of 1812.  Ezra was born in 1770 in Connecticut, married Mabel Barney and had 10 children before heading West.  Ezra brought his family to Warrenville in 1834, following his son Jacob, who had traveled to Warrenville and claimed land on what is today Galusha Road in 1833.

Over the next few months the Historical Society will be highlighting the role that the Galusha family had on the history of our community.  A display about the family will open in September at the Historical Museum & Art Gallery.  Please look for more details to follow.

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