Saturday, March 18, 1939

Len. Mertz bought 80 acres ground from Wm. Gregson, not quite $9.00 acre. Harry Wittenauer was here.

Friday, March 17, 1939

St. Patricks & cold 22 [degrees] this morn. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary & Leo & family helped with butchering today; made 25 lb. summer sausage today; done butchering early, gave Emil piece liver; got 10 lb. beef this time. last time had 5 lb. beef.

Thursday, March 16, 1939

Cold this morn. Went to Smithton, to Heap’s & Still’s; went to Leo’s, ask them to help butcher tomorrow. Poultry meeting in school hall tonite Ed Griffin principal speaker.

Wednesday, March 15, 1939

Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came & Bert [Bertille] went to church funeral of Mrs. Parker 49. church was crowded; mass said by Fr. Aydt, Rattermans Schumacher. Pallbearers are Oscar Birkner, Adam Eckert, Ed Schneider, Ted Eichenseer, Willie Harbaugh, Roy Staufenbiel. People here from all over. Myerscough of Ruma etc. Bert [Bertille] went to quilting again this afternoon, finished 1 quilt done. Bill [Klein] came & Bert [Bertille] went along to Red Bud lent service tonite.

Tuesday, March 14, 1939

Baked cookies & pie. Wolferts tuck of Belleville got the heifer $25.00; he had mule, an traded with Gus Blackburn. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came & Bert [Bertille] went along to New Athens to see quilt show; so many beautiful quilts. at Geigers. Went out to see Mrs. Parker for 1/2 hr. Bert [Bertille] went quilting at Firemen’s this eve & nite. Getting colder.

Monday, March 13, 1939

Floyd’s 10 yr. birthday. We didn’t go out. Mrs. Geo Parker died last nite at 9 o clock was in church yesterday morn; she had been going to a doctor. Louis Armstutz was here last nite, to get help dig cistern across from the church up there. Emil going on Paps place Tues. Washed, ironed, patched, scrubbed basement etc.

Sunday, March 12, 1939

Raining, dust storm. We went to mass. Leo & family came this eve. & Bill [Klein] we played cards etc.

Saturday, March 11, 1939

Rained last nite. Pap went to barber. We went to Belleville, stopped at Smithton, also at Reisfsneiders farm. Leo & family were also at Belleville, all went to church. A fellow here looking at heifer & horses. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up last eve. for lent service.

Friday, March 10, 1939

Nice day. Bert [Bertille] patched socks etc. Thunder & rain tonite, also hail. Henry brought load corn up, the transfer of Catharine Dunn to Geo. Schilling was in [Waterloo] Times.

Thursday, March 9, 1939

Bert [Bertille] went to Henry’s got hog grater. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary stopped here, he went to Waterloo.

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