Saturday, Feb. 17, 1934

Hauled water in the cistern. Papa went to Waterloo got out shoes repaired. The Farm Bureau had meeting all day. The bread man stopped. The P & H Lumber Co. went bankrupt, Archie Weibul, Ditenberger, Berger took it over & is now called Waterloo Lumber Co. & has nothing to do with Petri & Hill; they still are going to do contracting & building. Mrs. Louis Osterhage nee (Jehling) local contractors wife was buried Mon. afternoon, sick a week.

Friday, Feb. 16, 1934

Papa went out to haul logs; work in the woods. Aunt Mary & Josie came here for dinner. Josie went home about 2 o clock, took Mrs. Eckert along & 20 doz. eggs from here. Papa couldn’t get the car started in the woods, he called up, Josie & Rose went out & got him & took him back again. Wuertz Bros. was here & Uncle Fred came up to get Aunt Mary this evening; there was church, but she didn’t go. Ed. Pabst came. It is colder again, we started furnace fire.

Thursday, Feb. 15, 1934

Pap & Rosalia went out in the woods. Awful cloudy look like rain, warm; it was to warm yesterday. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary & Josie went to Buehler’s at Red Bud, butchering today. Celcia [sic – Cecelia] Parker got a package here, what Clem gave us last nite to bring along for them. Mrs. Stehefest called up, told us to tell Aunt Mary that Willies Birkner’s got quilting, that she could come today. Uncle Fred & then came back, stop & then went out sawing wood by Oscar Birkner’s. People here from Bellville [sic] looking for fat hogs. We got bottle peruna for colds sent by mail.

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 1934

Pap went out haul logs. Aunt Mary & Josie where here for dinner, came up for church, stayed here for the cheese, played 2 games pinochle this afternoon. Mr. Talbot brought 3 lbs. cheese got it from Mertz Store. “St. Valentine’s Day.” Mrs. Henry Hoerth nee Wagner, of East St. Louis was buried yesterday, found her dead in bed. Mr. Aug. Busch, of the Busch Brewery of St. Louis killed himself yesterday; shot, on account of his health. We went to Red Bud service, took Helfrich’s along. The electric lights went out in church. Eggs are 15¢.

Tuesday, Feb. 13, 1934

We washed, ironed, nice day, little windy. Shrove Tues. today, Josie Keller’s birthday, 44 yrs. old. Mrs. Stauenfbiel is moving, Zita’s & Felicia’s furniture, storing in by Hy. Rausch; so Mr. & Mrs. Hy. Volkman will move in part of her house, at present. The Men of Augustine’s Parish will give a Pinochle & Euchre tonite in school hall. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came then Rose & Bert rode along up to the euchre, & Oh! my what a crowd; 36 tables euchre, alone, without sleepers, & pinochle. Attendance prize $1.50 worth of different articles, all 10¢ each, was won by Lee Howery. Quilt was raffled to Herbert Schmidt Red Bud, so many people from all over, Ruma Myerscough’s, Evansville, Waterloo, Red Bud, Smithon [sic], & all different places. We weren’t lucky, Uncle got a bucket, & Aunt got dougnuts [sic] : dish what she she took there; several nice prizes. Miss Keller won 2 prize 1 left them here for next euchre. Dances at quite a few places.

Monday, Feb. 12, 1934

Lincoln’s Birthday. Holiday. Corn & hog meeting in Public School House. Henry came & him & papa went down, to sign up. Henry had dinner here, then they went back again, took all day to get it finished, Ms. Jerome Vogt helped them, & Miller was the man. Parker, Papenberg, Wittenauer, were also helpers. Quite a few dances all over this evening, before lent.

Sunday, Feb. 11, 1934

Went out to Uncle Freds, dinner & supper. Henry & family, Mr. & Mrs. Louis Armstutz where there, played a few games cards. The ground was all white this morning, & still a snowing, but it turned warmer, & snow all melted away. We went out to Henry’s, fixed the corn & hog question papers out.

Saturday, Feb. 10, 1934

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, Berti rode along to Bellville [sic]. Papa went to Pleuger’s sale by Red Bud, the place where Ted hung himself. wasn’t much too it; Percy Starr sale cryer.

Friday, Feb. 9, 1934

It is most terrible cold this morning, they ain’t working in the woods; went this afternoon again. Seen in the paper that the Young People of Patrick’s Church of Tiptown will give a play “Antics in Andrew” Sun. evening & on Mon. eve, in Waterloo, Memorial Hall.

Thursday, Feb. 8, 1934

Papa went in the woods, took dinner along, Willie & Jack Ganley worked for him all day, made 22 logs, worked 8 hrs. We started a new quilt “star with Diamonds.” Fredrick Fritsche delivered papers for to order mazines [sic – magazines] this morning. We got 2 papers tonite. It is in there that Frances Eichenseer was arrested last nite, charged with assault & battery against his sister in law, Miss Osbacher of Olive Street, St. Louis, he pleaded not guilty & trial will be held Tues. morn.