January 15, 2011

Shoemaker's Ledger, Lunenburg Nova Scotia

Entries Jan. 9-15, 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. 9-15 entries, all years:


Jan-09 1897 Daniel Zink of Lewis pair boots repaired - Flossie 10 c


Jan-11 1897 David Conrad Pair boots repaired - Thom 70 c

Jan-12 1897 David Conrad Pair boots soled, healed 75 c

Jan-14 1897 David Conrad Pair boots soled, healed 70 c

Jan-12 1898 Wille Conrad pair boots soled patched 70c

Jan-14 1898 Daniel Himmelman pair boots - Albert $1.75

Jan-15 1898 Freeman Zink pair boots soled healed 75c

Jan-09 1900 Daniel Zink of Lewis 1 shoe repaired - Mrs. 10 c

Jan-09 1900 Daniel Zink of Lewis pair shoes - Flossie $1.75

Jan-09 1900 David Conrad pair boots soled healed 75c

Jan-09 1900 David Conrad pair shoes soled healed 70c

Jan-09 1900 David Conrad pair soled 60c

Jan-09 1900 Willie Risser Jr pair shoes soled healed 75c

Jan-11 1900 David Conrad pair shoes soled - Mrs. 40c

Jan-12 1900 Eldredge Conrad pair boots patched 15c

Jan-12 1900 John Knock pair boots $5.50

Jan-12 1900 Willie Risser Jr Pair shoes soled healed 70c

Jan-11 1901 Daniel Zink of Lewis pair shoes repaired - Mrs. 15c

Jan-12 1901 James Risser pair boots soled healed 75c

Jan-09 1909 Mrs. Daniel Zinck pair boots soled healed - Eva 50c

Jan-14 1909 Israel Ritcey 1 boot patched 10 c

Jan-15 1909 Edward Creeser 1 boot patched - Leone 10c

Jan-11 1910 Solomon Creeser pair shoes repaired - Carl 70c

Jan-12 1910 Israel Ritcey pair boots soled healed 50c

Jan-12 1910 Samuel Ritcey pair boots soled healed - Mrs. 45c

Jan-09 1911 Daniel Zinck of John pair shoes soled healed - Lailie [?] 40c

Jan-09 1911 Wilbert Wentzel pair of rubbers heeled for Grace 35cents

Jan-10 1911 Mrs. Obadiah Deal 1 boot patched - Mrs. 10c

Jan-12 1911 Solomon Creeser pair rubbers soled healed - Clara 25c

Jan-15 1911 Archibald Conrad pair shoes repaired - girl 20c

Jan-11 1912 Edward Creaser Est pair of shoes repaired for Ethel $.15

Jan-12 1912 Ambros Creeser Putting on Skates - Roy 10c

Jan-12 1912 Sidnam Smith hair cut 15c

Jan-15 1912 Freeman Creeser pair shoes patched - girl 30c

Jan-15 1912 Isiah Wentzel pair shoes soled healed - George 30c

Jan-15 1912 Willet Creaser pair of boots soled heeled one dollar

Jan-09 1913 Benjiman Wentzel pair rubbers healed - Vinnie 20c

Jan-11 1913 Benjiman Wentzel pair shoes healed - Sadie 10c

Jan-15 1913 Benjiman Wentzel putting on 2 pair hokkey [sic] skates 20c

Jan-15 1913 Ellen Conrad pair shoes soled healed 50c

Jan-10 1914 Daniel Ritcey pair shoes soled healed - Vera 60c

Jan-10 1914 Freeman Creeser 1 shoe repaired - July 10c

Jan-10 1914 Solomon Creaser pair shoes soled heeled - Carl 75c

Jan-10 1914 William Woolf pair shoes repaired - Merlean 20c

Jan-14 1914 Daniel Lohnes 1 rubber repaired - Dora 10c

Jan-11 1915 Seamore Ritcey pair soled heeled - Joie 60c

Jan-15 1915 Edward Creaser Est 1 shoe heeled - Ethel 10c

Jan-10 1916 Isiah Conrad pair of shoes soled and heeled $.45

Jan-15 1916 John Smith pair shoes soled heeled - Murry 60c

Jan-15 1916 Solomon Creaser pair shoes heeled - Clara 15c

Jan-09 1917 Daniel Ritcey pair shoes soled heeled - Ida 65c

Jan-09 1917 Reuben Ritcey 1 shoe repaired 10c

Jan-10 1917 Edward Creaser Est pair shoes soled heeled - Ethel 65c

Jan-11 1917 John Smith pair rubber heels 50c

Jan-11 1918 Reuben Ritcey 1 rubber patched - Malkam [sic probably Malcolm] 10 c

Jan-14 1918 Daniel Ritcey pair shoes soled heeled - Ida 75c

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