We went to Waterloo this evening, to see the talking picture show, “Horse Sense & “Benefactor” given free by Ins. Co. it was sure nice, from there we went to the Grand Opening “Dance”Donahue” Road house, free, except eats & drinks, it was also a Braun’s birthday; & crowd, just packed, Henry & Leona where there to. There musci [sic] was Kohler Orch. & at Brezzy Hill there where 4 celebrating birthday.
Papa shocked corn this morn. Wm. C. Voges & Ed Pabst where here, Pabst signed the wheat contract too, so papa signed. The log men where here, they where out at the woods & looked it all over.
Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up for chicken dinner, had lunch here; him & George helped papa after his pigs hogs. Olivia Laut has quilting today, neighbors are all present. There is case sleeping sickness in Belleville now, those people are quartined [sic] for 3 weeks, 10 more die.
The bridge boss is back again, going to start & finish the bridge now; they have the slab laid as far as Biffar’s already. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up here for lunch & supper, it rained heavy.
We washed. Mr. & Mrs. Ted Eichenseer & Mamie went to visit relatives at Indiana & went to Worlds Fair at Chicago left Sat. morn. Juluis Rausch called & got the package what Horn had sent here. It rained this afternoon & evening, it was nice. Grover Cleveland birthday.
Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary rode along down to Brauns with us, John Schilling read a german prayer at the house before they left, the pallbearers were 6 cousins, Norbert & Morris Braun, Leo & Willie Braun, Paul Wittenauer, Kenneth Neff; large funeral. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this evening, was here for supper, brought peaches along, we got our cans all filled now. Eggs are 16¢ now in the stores here.
Hubert McDermott called up & told us about the dance at Martin Neff’s, so we went this evening had good time adm. 20¢. Schilling Moonlighters played; large crowd, & big floor. Rosalia & Bert, Lena Meng went down to see Ida Braun, she would be 15 in Nov. Egg man was here.
Papa got crushing. We went to Waterloo this afternoon took 5 gals. lard to baker shop. We went up to Maniers fish fry & dance, didn’t go in, listened to the musci [sic], Herzog Nite Owls, Belleville the crowd came first about 10:30 1/8 beer was raffled for attendance prize. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, they went down to the wake at Brauns’.
Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped in, then went to Adam Eckerts brought them damson plums. Mr. Weber called in. Miss Ida Braun died this morn. little after 9 o clock, she had been ailing for 5 mons. with kidney trouble & brides diesease [sic - probably brights disease].
Papa is cutting corn, we cooked catsup. Emil stopped in & gave us a call. Chas. Jung stop in. George Wagner’s family came over this eve, we had watermelons. Started laying slab today by Dr. Pautler’s place going towards Waterloo, they want to lay 1800 ft. in day; have change shifts from 6 to 12 & then 12 to 6 different men. Uncle Fred went to Buehler’s.