January 22, 2011

Shoemaker's Ledger, Lunenburg Nova Scotia

Entries Jan. 16-22, 1897-1919

Several years ago I purchased an account book kept by a local shoemaker living in or near the communities of CrossCreek and Ritsey's Cove, Lunenburg Nova Scotia. There are no identifying notations to tell me who the shoemaker was, so I researched the names of his customers found in the book. I found them all living in CrossCreek and Ritsey's Cove so I assume the shoemaker lived nearby.

The entries I read date from 1897 to 1919. There may be some earlier or later - they are not in date order. Whoever kept the account book decided to keep track of money owed and paid by family. Each family has its own page (or pages) and shoe repairs and purchases are noted throughout the years the family used the service.
The shoemaker's ledger book is 17x7 inches and there are 212 pages covering 22 years. Continuing on with Jan. 16-22 entries, all years:

Jan-16 1897 Daniel Zink of Lewis pair shoes repaired - Charlie 50 c


Jan-18 1897 Daniel Zink of Lewis pair shoes soled healed - Mrs. 40 c

Jan-16 1898 James Oxner pair boots soled healed - Berdy 65 c

Jan-16 1898 Zenas Conrad 1 boot patched - girl. 10 c

Jan-18 1898 Henry Knock pair boots repaired - boy 50 c

Jan-22 1898 Daniel Zink of Lewis pair boots soled - Flossie 30 c

Jan-22 1898 John Himmelman pair boots soled healed 70c

Jan-18 1899 James Risser pair boots repaired 25c

Jan-18 1899 Reuben Smith pair boots - Nepean [?] $2.50

Jan-18 1899 Reuben Smith pair boots - John $2.25

Jan-21 1899 Daniel Zink of John pair boots soled healed 60 c

Jan-21 1899 Daniel Zink of John pair boots soled healed 65c

Jan-16 1900 John Knock 1 boot patched 10c

Jan-18 1900 Daniel Zink of Lewis sowing [sic] yoak [sic] straps 10 c

Jan-20 1900 Daniel Zink of John pair boots repaired 75c

Jan-22 1900 John Knock pair boots repaired - girl 60c

Jan-18 1901 Samuel Himmelman pair boots - Albert $3.50

Jan-18 1901 Samuel Himmelman Pair boots - Liddie $1.85

Jan-16 1910 Aseph Conrad Pair shoes soled healed - Doricy 40c

Jan-16 1910 Thomas Ritcey pair shoes soled healed 75c

Jan-17 1910 Naman Wentzel pair shoes repaired - Mother 20c

Jan-19 1910 Arthur Now repairing harness 15c

Jan-20 1910 Freeman Himmelman pair shoes repaired - Perl 20c

Jan-17 1911 Samuel Ritcey pair shoes soled healed 35c

Jan-17 1911 Samuel Ritcey 1 shoe patched - Russel 10c

Jan-18 1911 Hector Mosman pair boots soled 40c

Jan-20 1911 Freeman Himmelman pair shoes soled healed patched 75c

Jan-21 1911 Wilbert Wentzel pair of shoes repaired $.30

Jan-22 1911 Solomon Creeser pair shoes reapired - Clara 20c

Jan-17 1912 John Smith 1 boot patched - Murry 15c

Jan-19 1912 Freeman Himmelman 1 shoe patched - Robbert 10c

Jan-19 1912 Naman Wentzel pair shoes repaired - Mother 15c

Jan-19 1912 Sidnam Smith harness job 10c

Jan-20 1912 Daniel Zinck of John shoes & rubbers repaired 40c

Jan-20 1912 Freeman Himmelman pair boots soled healed 75c

Jan-16 1913 George Creaser pair shoes healed - Maze 15c

Jan-19 1913 Benjiman Wentzel pair shoes soled healed - Vinnie 45c

Jan-20 1913 Edward Creaser Est pair of shoes soled healed for Luetta 40c

Jan-20 1913 Seamore Ritcey pair shoes healed - Mrs. 15c

Jan-20 1913 Thomas Ritcey pair shoes repaired - Dora 30c

Jan-17 1914 Benjamin Wentzel pair shose heeled - Eley 15c

Jan-17 1914 Edward Creaser Est pair shoes soled heeled - Ethel 50c

Jan-17 1914 Solomon Creaser pair shoes repaired - Clara 20c

Jan-17 1914 Thomas Ritcey one shoe patched $.10

Jan-19 1914 Daniel Lohnes pair shoes heeled - Dauglas 25c

Jan-20 1914 Eli Mosher pair half soles 40c

Jan-20 1914 Enas Smith pair shoes repaired - Charl 40c

Jan-21 1914 Thomas Ritcey pair shoes soled heeled $.85

Jan-22 1914 Alex Smith pair shoes repaired - Edwin 30c

Jan-22 1914 Aseph Conrad repair work - 25c

Jan-22 1914 Eli Mosher pair shoes soled - Albert 60c

Jan-22 1914 Eli Mosher pair shoes repaired - Elva 25c

Jan-16 1915 Benjamin Wentzel pair shoes heeled - Vinnie 15c

Jan-18 1915 Ritchard S. Lohnes pair boots patched - Foster 30c

Jan-21 1915 Benjamin Wentzel pair shoes patched - Vinnie 15c

Jan-17 1916 Solomon Creaser pair shoes repaired - Carl 15c

Jan-18 1916 Harry Godley pair shoes soled 70c

Jan-18 1916 Harry Godley pair shoes soled - Kenneth 60c

Jan-21 1916 Alvin Creaser pair shoes soled heeled - Violet 50c

Jan-17 1917 Ritchard Lohnes Capt pair shoes repaired - Rhonald 80c

Jan-17 1917 Ritchard S. Lochnes 1 shoe repaired - Libbie 15c

Jan-18 1917 Solomon Creaser pair shoes soled heeled - Clara 70c

Jan-20 1917 Alvin Creaser pair shoes repaired - Donald 90c

Jan-20 1917 Edward Creaser Est pair shoes soled heeled - Ethel 65c

Jan-22 1917 Charles Ritcey pair boots soled - Harry 60c

Jan-16 1918 Freeman Creaser pair shoes soled heeled - girl 75c

Jan-16 1918 Harry Godley one shoe soled heeled - boy 35c

Jan-17 1918 Reuben Ritcey pair shoes patched 25c

Jan-20 1919 Lenore Oxner pair half soles and nails 45c

Jan-21 1919 Daniel Ritcey pair shoes soled heeled - Mrs. $1.00

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