We washed, ironed, Pete Watchels called there little girl Alsace, & George Lorbergs called there boy William. Ed Scheinder is making hay. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up. Marshal Schender of Smithon [sic] was here, & then him & papa went out to look at Uncle Freds horses. A man was here trying to sell electric plants. We all went out to Ed. Parker’s dance, the crowd wasn’t so large as the other time. Henry Keorber announced a dance at John Lipperts June 10 musci [sic] furnished by Riverside band. Rheinhardt played tonite. Henry Henze Sr. died between 4 & 5 o clock this evening, he has been ailing for quite awhile. Mrs. Pete Wittenauer was buried this morning at Belleville, St. Luke’s church, Green Mount cemetery.
Deocration [sic] Day. We worked our truck patch & garden this morning. The St. Augustine Parish have pinic [sic] this afternoon & evening. There is School Pinic [sic] at Waterloo at the Kniting Mill Park. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came for the church pinic [sic], Miss Keller & Miss Kuhn stopped in awhile then went out to Aunt Mary’s for dinner. Bill Freund was here for supper, then we all went up to the pinic [sic] to, didn’t win anything, Mamie got a nice quilt. The Prairie Du Rocher band played.
Rosalia & Bertille went out to Henrys washed 2 weeks wash, quilts, worked garden had lunch, dinner, lunch. Laurent from Prairie Du Rocher, & papa came out to look at Henry’s cow he had to trade, didn’t make no trade though, then they went to Uncle Freds, made no trade there either, Henry bought a sheep from him yesterday for .50¢ & old one. Ed Scheinder cut our hay around here, & is going to make it on shares. There was a guy here from below Red Bud, wanted to buy horses. Mr. Philip Wuertz & Ted where here got some more hay. Mrs. Rennecker is 61 yrs. old today. Wagner & Lauts went.
We went to Red Bud, & to Ratz’s looked at a horse. Henry & family where up for dinner, & supper. Papa, Henry & boys went to Prairie Du Rocher to looked at horse & colt. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went down to the bridge, & from there came here, had supper, then went home came back again & went to the play in St. Augustine’s Hall school children, gave one Adm. 35¢. We went over to Wagner’s awhile, Rob & Olive Laut came too. Ed Schilling & Mary Furnace where published for the first time in Red Bud, & Waterloo. Miss Frieda Keim, Pete Keim’s daughter & Oscar Jatho, ran of to Belleville & where married last Thurs. afternoon by the squire, he had been going to instructions. Hecker ball team played Floraville at Hecker & won 23 to 3 in favor of Hecker, they won every game so far this season.
Papa got crushing done. Mr. Philip Wuertz & Ted where here & brought 4 pigs & took a stack of hay in even trade. Papa went out to Walter Wittenauer’s, Boll’s, Buehlers.
It rained last night again. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up, we all & Aunt Mary went to Mr. Wm. Lauts funeral this afternoon he looked natural, it was a very large funeral. He was 60 yrs. old; & had lot of flowers, & relatives; most people from Millstadt & Waterloo, Wagner & Herman had the funeral. It is in the paper that Wm. Curran of Tiptown have a baby girl born May 18, & that they are going to have a sale on June 3rd.
We went to Red Bud to 6 o clock mass. The water is still high at the Round Prairie creek yet. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where heres then they went to Belleville & we went down to Ratz’s, at Red Bud, to Prairie du Rocher, to McBride, the trader there; then to Laurent & looked at his house; then drove to Evansville looked at high water. The bell tolled yesterday morning for Wm. Laut, & he will be buried tomorrow afternoon. Miss Elnore Volkman & Wunderlich where married at Evansville church last Tues. It rained this afternoon.
We are baking bread, cleaning for tomorrow is a holiday. Henry is 29 yrs. old. & also 5 wedding anniversary. We been planting corn, water mellons [sic], pumpkins. It rained last night & this morning heavy. We went to Waterloo, to church, got our battery from Horns took the other one down to Bill’s, but nobody at home there. We planted out 100 sweet potatoe [sic] plants for 25¢, got them at Connor’s; we didn’t get to the birthday the roads are to bad. Miss Irene Reheis delightfully entertained at surprize misscellaneous [sic] Shower in honor of bride-to-be, Wilma Reheis & Hugo Probst to be married June 7th; singing & dancing were the featured diversions of the evening; the bride to be received many beautiful gifts, the attendants at the wedding will be Miss Irene Reheis, & a cousin & Robert Probst brother to groom.
Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up all afternoon. Rosalia & Bertille helped her house clean across the street, we had lunch with them. We sprayed potatoes this evening. Wuertz boys where here looked at our pigs. We had spring chicken for the first time for this year. Oh boy was it good; believe me it sure was.
We washed, ironed, washed dresses & curtains. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here. Emil came up to Hecker with buggy & horses came here awhile, paid papa 50¢ wood sawing. We planted flowers out. Eggs are 8¢. Uncle Fred got a new blade put in his lawn mower at Bill Fritsche’s. The Belleville Rendering Co. was out last Sat. & got 2 dead horses, Barney Kaiser’s & John Krehers.