October 23rd, 1864, Sunday

Hannah Knickerbocker came here Thursday morning 20th and is going to stay till Tuesday night. She is over to Green’s now. Soph, Georgia Hodge, Cora Hopkins and I went over there with her yesterday. She promised to come back here tonight. Last night Carrie Green, Bell Fenner, Hannah Knickerbocker, Soph and I went down to … Continue reading October 23rd, 1864, Sunday


October 14th, 1864, Friday

We finished husking our corn this forenoon. Mother, Sophronia, and I have helped some. Mother has gone over to Mrs. Calef’s this afternoon. Yesterday afternoon Sophronia and I went down to Aunt Gale’s. Martha and May Frothingham, John Unger, Will Howe, Sarah and John Weeks were there. John Unger went to Rockford last night. We … Continue reading October 14th, 1864, Friday

Hebron, January 30th, 1864, Saturday

We intended to have a leap year sleigh ride to Woodstock today but could not go on account of the roads. The snow is nearly all gone and it is raining. May had asked Adin Swan, Anna was going with Hiram Pierce, Hat Taylor with Frank Smith, Achsah Chandler with Joe Cooley, and I intended … Continue reading Hebron, January 30th, 1864, Saturday


Hebron, January 24th, 1864, Sunday

It is very pleasant, it thaws some. We expect Uncle Jesse, Aunt Eliza and Albert up here. Albert staid here Friday night. We all went up to Lyons to a singing school with Adin Swan and Joe Cooley. Anna Swan, Mrs. Sherman and Hat Taylor went also. Eugene came home with us.We had a gay … Continue reading Hebron, January 24th, 1864, Sunday


Hebron, January 21st, 1864, Thursday

Henry Gale and Susan, I suppose, will start for St. Louis this morning. May, Sophia, John and I was down to see them last night. Albert, Rosa Truex, and Frothinghams’s folks were there. We young folks danced, had a gay time. Tuesday afternoon I went over to school, Anna Swan, Georgia Hodge and I took … Continue reading Hebron, January 21st, 1864, Thursday


Hebron, January 17th, 1864, Sunday

I am not going to go to Genoa to school any more. I went down last night and got my things. May went with me. Mother called to Frothinghams’s. Friday night May, Sophia, John, Mother and I went up to Mr. Noble’s. Had a nice time. Hannah Knickerbocker and Cornelia Nickerson were there. The girls … Continue reading Hebron, January 17th, 1864, Sunday


January 14th, 1864, Thursday

It is snowing again. I hope it won’t blow. Carrie Green got home yesterday morn. Tuesday night Cora Hopkins and I answered an advertisement in the Waverly, just for fun. I wrote to Thomas Stephens, Ohio. I did not go. Sophronia went. Sarah Weeks and I, May A., Charlie Noyes, Jim and Mary Bestail called … Continue reading January 14th, 1864, Thursday