Scope and Contents
The diaries and loose papers in this collection date from Daniel R. Yoder ranging from 1880 to 1892. the diaries offer a view of activities and entertainment in elkhart and LaGrange counties of Indiana. School activities are regularly reported up to 1888, and farm chores are given in as much detail as the duties of teaching. Churchgoing occurs throughout all evenings of the week, with Yoder reporting his attendance at Mennonite, Dunkard, and Amish meetings. Family visting is recorded, with...