It rained all nite, & this morn. Papa went to Hecker. Martin May was to have sale today, but I guess the rain spoiled it, we didn’t go; it is still raining a little. We got letter from J. Schmidt, payed [sic] out 9 1/9% from the bank again we got $5.93 this time. Harry Kammler has a dance tonite, Dixie Blue Boy’s Adm. 25¢ each; not very much of a crowd; we went up to Eichenseer’s took it all in.
Papa & Rosalia went out to Henry’s, took some tomatoes along, & got wheat & milk. We are cooking catsup & pear preserve. The hard road gang are up at Gus Keckritz’s now. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up. Chas. Jung brought the balance what he owed us. News from the Times, Louis Lenhardt sold his property to Hy. Eichelman Sr, who will now be residents of Waterloo, & Lenhardt bought P & H Lumber Co. house.
Papa & Rosalia went out to Henry’s & got a load of wheat; took it to Red Bud; got 78¢; then got a load here to feed. Rosalia & Bertille went out to Aunt Mary’s, fixed her dress, had lunch, brought pears & peaches along. Wm. Harbaugh’s have baby girl born last nite. Yvone Rapp was taken to Red Bud Hospital operated for appendix, from 11:15 to 12 o clock this morning. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came we all went to Red Bud, to the Drawing boxing & wrestling; quite a few names where called, Fred Reheis was, but he didn’t appear, that is the only one except Mrs. Frank McDermott from around here, that was called.
Aunt Mary took quite a few tomatoes along for catsup, we canned 1 qt. pint. Papa & Rosalia went out to Henry’s, got load wheat, took 15 bus. to Red Bud morning got 80¢, & 15 bus. to Freeburg got 78¢.
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.
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’.
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.
Rosalia & Bert went out washing at Henry’s, had dinner there; also picked & canned plums for her. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary brought peaches, they helped to peel them & stayed for supper, we canned 4 qts. Papa out at Christ Buehler’s paid for coal, & hauling charges 5¢.
We canned 7 qts damson plums 5 qts. sourkraut [sic], 2 peaches, 1 tomatoe this morning. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came we went to Mike Maher’s sale Waterloo, bought all kind of articles; Uncle Fred got 2 tables for 15¢, they had supper here, then papa & Uncle took the truck & went after the rest of the things they bought.