Tuesday, April 25, 1933

We washed & ironed, it rain a little this morning & a good shower this afternoon. Frank Buehler was here brought a sack of tankage for $1.80. Berdel [sic - Bertille?] cooked a glass of corn cob syrup, & it tastes good.

Monday, April 24, 1933

It looked cloudy, so we didn’t wash, papa plowed the orchard. Steve came over & told us that Abe Heyl was here yesterday & looked at our pigs, Ab came this morning again, but they was to small for him, so he got some from Bill Geodell. Knappe stopp [sic] a little while this morning. Mrs. Hosto of Smithon [sic] is getting buried this afternoon at 1 o clock, to the church & from there to Summerfield; quite a few from here attended the funeral. Papa altered our 5 little pigs. Bert took 6 doz. egg off got 9¢. Clem Parker & Papenberg where here invited us to come to George Parker’s barn dance, Elmer’s birthday 19 yr. old; cake & water where served. Henry brought a calf up this evening, he said Floyd has the measles.

Sunday, April 23, 1933

We went out to Uncle Freds for dinner & supper. In the afternoon we all went over to the cemetery, Ed Scheinder family & some relation & Phil & Henry Braun where there they went all through the house & barn, so did we. Scheinder is going to rent the place. We went to Uncle Adam’s & Aunt Mary & Uncle Fred rode along with us there this evening. Jonny Kreher’s sure must of had some dance the other night. Frank Birkner was so drunk. Isadore Helfrich was going to take them home she was no better, he run up the lumber pile; so Henry Spalt took them home. Last Sat, Krehres [sic] & Kemp where cutting a tree down between the hills & it fell the wrong way & smashed the top in on George Wiegands machine & another one yet.

Saturday, April 22, 1933

We went to Waterloo this afternoon, eggs are 10¢ today. We got 2 new tires & tubes from John Horn; for $12.60 & was allowed $3.30 for our old tire & tubes. We went through Red Bud. Henry was in too. We were at Bill Reischfueder’s & looked at a horse, but didn’t make any business.

Friday, April 21, 1933

Jonny Krehre’s [sic- Kreher] had a dance last night, celebrating Authur [sic] Schaefer’s birthday which was yesterday & Mrs. John Krehers last Mon; we have no invititation [sic]. Mr. George Boll & Karl where here got a fat hog, to butcher today; it weighed 242 lbs. & $3.50, $8.45 all cash. Papa went to Red Bud & bought lumber for corn crib, & coal 4 bus. 2@17½¢. & dried skim milk. Rosalia & Bert went out to Henry’s got some oats & helped in the garden. Mr. & Mrs. Louis Goessling of Waterloo have a little baby girl, they just have a pair. Omer Schilling has a birthday dance advertised, for Apr. 29 Sat. at Oak Grove. There was a diregible [sic] flew over this morning right low. The other day there was an airplane landed near Valeymeyer [sic] on Schaefer’s farm, & burned up. completely, 4 persons all from Arksasas [sic - Arkansas], the remains where taken to Wagner & Herman funerl [sic] home. Miss Alberta Heyl, Albert’s daughter is switch board operator in Waterloo now, taking the place of Miss Marie Gentsh who is taking the place of Ruth Olendorph, who recently on Easter Sun. got married to Morris Binder also working at the switch board. A Sign was put up in West end Hecker today saying “Road Closed.” It rained all night.

Thursday, April 20, 1933

Papa & Rosalia went out to Sensel’s to get the corn made 3 trips. George Wagner came told us our telephone rang. Our cow what pap bought yesterday jumped the fence, went through Meng’s field, by Chas. Hepps then out to Buehlers, they tied it up there. Chris bought the cow from us again for $10.00 so it can stay there. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this morn, he helped with the last load of corn; 45 bus. & 45 lbs. corn @ 24. $10.56. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up again this afternoon. Papa & Uncle Fred went to Waterloo & paid tax. $267.56. eggs are 9¢ today. Aunt Mary, Rosalia & Berdell went over by Mrs. Stauenfbiel awhile this afternoon, got a pattern. Zita was home today; till Sunday. George Boll was here & looked at our pigs, he engaged a fat one.

Wednesday, April 19, 1933

It is cloudy this morn. Karl Boll gave his job up at Belleville & Milton Wagner has it now. Karl has no work. We cleaned little chick house, put on screens & washed windows. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Papa went out to Bill Sensel’s sale Nobbe of Waterloo is selling him out. Aunt Mary stayed at Buehler’s. Papa bought a cow for $10.00; everything sold cheap, quite a few people attended. Louis Whiel was sale auctioneer, he bought a crippled horse for 5¢, & rung up the rendering works at Belleville to get it. Papa bought corn too for 24¢ bus. Ed Neff bought the truck for $5.00. Mulligan boy’s & Clarence Wittenauer came this afternoon to see papa but he wasn’t home, so Clarence came back this evening; he wanted a piece for ballgrounds; so papa told him for $15. & the right of us all to watch them play, & nothing hauled in or out, they could have it; so he is going to see the rest & let us know. Henry & family came up, he brought the mule up. Philip Braun was here & wanted the recipe for curing Rheumatism; Mrs. Braun has it so bad. Bert went up to look for the mail.

Tuesday, April 18, 1933

Today is town election, Rennecker & Neff Osie are running on the Independent thicket [sic]. We washed, ironed; nice day. Papa went up to vote. Rosalia, Mrs. Rennecker, Mrs. Wagner went this afternoon. Mrs. Rennecker came to see our chickens. Papa went over to George’s, Robert Laut & Steve where also there. There was 77 votes cast at the election today. Elmer Kammler President received 60 votes, Werner Kammler Treas. 57 votes, Vic Eichenseer 50 votes, Hy. Armstutz trustsee [sic] 38, Philip Jatho 34, Osie Neff 37, Rennecker Steve 31 Jatho & Rennecker lost Neff won.

Monday, April 17, 1933

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here for lunch & dinner. Uncle Fred & Papa went to Waterloo on business. eggs 9¢. Mr. Hill came brought us a new telephone directory & took the old one back; there is a few changes in the new book, Clarence Hepp printed them, he has that business for himself now, does all kind of printing. Mr. Rennecker was here to show Rosalia how to vote, brought a sample ballot along. Papa went to Hecker this evening. There was a fire out at the bridge last nite about 7:30, did about $60 damage. Karl Boll was supposed to tend to everything there, now he is laid off. Hy. Emery has a steady job for a mo. to be wathman [sic - watchman] at night of the tools & things pertaining to the road; & grease the tools all for $30.00 mo.

Sunday, April 16, 1933

The creeks are out nearly all over this morn. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Henry & family where all up for dinner & supper. Henry came up with the buggy, the road is awful bad, it is just about all that they can get through with horses at the hills. Wittenauer hauls the milk with the wagon. The rabbit laid eggs by George Wagners & here this afternoon. Mr. & Mrs. Levi Gregson & Agnes was here this evening. Mary Wagner had a big surprize [sic], her brothers & sister & family, celebrated her birthday 43rd at George Wagners today, all Kammler’s, Fritsches, Mehrmann’s.