It rained this morning. Meng’s couldn’t thresh, till this afternoon. We baked bread etc. Papa took the Whip to Probsts to get it fixed. The Waterloo paper has that Albert Niebruegge residing 7 miles from Valmeyer, was instantly killed when struck by lightining [sic], last Sat. at 5:30 & also rendered his farm hand unconscious for some time. He was carrying a hoe at the time & had just passed beneath a tree. George Hoffmann, who resides 3 miles east of Waterloo died last Wed. night, aged 61 yrs. illness of 2 weeks. Mrs. Richard Butler (nee Curran) of Burksville passed away last Thurs. June 28, after a long illness, aged 64 yrs; was buried at Waterloo, also funeral with Father Kuhl’s, Nonaghan & Traynor Eschmann, were Deacon & sub deacons; she leaves 7 children & husband Richard at home, & James, & Mrs. Ray Schmidt of Waterloo.
We washed, ironed; patched. Papa went to Armstutz’s got his team & went to Meng’s & got the mower & cut the hay. we helped to put it away. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, came went to Hy’s birthday. Mamie & Clarence were down awhile, this evening. Christian Neff’s baby of 2 weeks was buried last week at Paderborn, died of lockjaw. Eggs 10¢ today.
Papa got hair cut & shave, took both cars up to Probst, got them greased, paid $1.00 for one & 75 the other one Whippet. It rained again a little to stop from threshing; this morning. Chas. Hill moved some of his furniture, out to Horns & Hill’s, he has a position on working on a road; far away. We went to Renneckers awhile, till Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came from threshing by Adam Eckerts, finished there, got 600 bus. It rained a little here this morn, stop Klotz threshing.
Papa went out to Henry’s, the billy horse died before they got home last night, Rendering Works, got him this morning. Papa shocked up the oats bundles that were down. We cut lawn, cleaned & scrubbed basement. Gus Frisch got cistern water here to drink; working on the road. It rained this afternoon a little, but not enough to stop threshing around here, but other places had to quit. The paper has that Mr. Emil Kopp & Miss Florence Nelson were married quitely [sic] at Granite City Ill. on last Wed. June 20, they had no attendants at the ceremony. The groom is the son of George Kopp who reside east of Waterloo, he is employed in St. Louis for some time, were they will make there home, she is from St. Louis. He is also a muscian [sic], member of the Waterloo Municipal Band & saxophone player in the Moonlighters Dance Orchestra. Mr. Kenneth Henerfourth & Virginia Kumke eloped to Chester Mon. night June 25, were married by Justice of Peace. The groom is a son of George Henerfourth of Maeystown and had been spending a 30 day furlough here from the U.S. Navy. He is stationed on the S.S. Tennesee. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Orlinda Kumke of Waterloo & Herman Oldendorph is now employed with Becker’s Mill of Red Bud & has charge of the Burksville Station Elevator which they recently purchased from the Monroe Milling Co, they began buying wheat & at this old landmark Wed. & will have flour, bran, & shorts on hand for patrons. There was a accident in Hecker, by Eichenseer store, a Chev. coach & St. Louis Dairy truck, the car had the fender & hub damage, but nothing seemed serious had a argument.
Jos. Schilling pull his threshing outfit up to Ed Kreher’s today, & Oscar Klotz to Louis Voges. Osie Neff drives the engine what Phil Braun had last year; he isn’t going out. Jack Mueth runs it for Schilling’s run. Pete Kreher’s boy from St. Louis, is working for G. Schilling, driving bundle wagon. It is awful hot weather these day, yesterday 100 in shade. Mr. & Mrs. S. Hellmer wedding anniversary, also Arthur Meohrs. The paper says the new wheat in Monroe & St. Clair Cos, will be 80¢ bus. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, went to Red Bud, got flour, brought papa pair tennis shoes along $1. Henry & family came this evening, got the mule, his horse gave out threshing today, at Pete Reheis, just fell down, is blooted [sic], they say. Eggs 11¢.
Papa & Rose took load wheat to Red Bud. Bertille baked bread. Chas. Hill brought some of his things out here & started them by, Horn & Hill’s. Wheat is 80 & 82¢ bus. had 40 bus.
Papa got crushing done. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, him & papa went to Waterloo on business, met Heme Bros. Aug. Will. had lunch here, Uncle bought some ice cream, & Oh Boy was it good. We went to free dance at Donahu’s tonight, musci [sic] by the Okaw Valley Ramblers, from Evansville; & my what a crowd was there.
We went out to Uncle Freds picked 1½ gal. berries, made jelly, had lunch there. Papa went out to Henry’s helped set up schrocks. Mr. Ralph Neff 25 & Annie Dietz 24 were married Sat. June 16 at Catholic Church in Waterloo, Celestine, bridesmaid, & Herman Diez groomsmen; they are going to live in St. Louis; were he is employed.
Papa & Rose went out to Henrys again, had lunch, dinner & lunch. Clifford had borrowed our disc & brought it back yesterday. Mr. Al. Rittmeyer & Miss Alice Mantle were married today at 3:30 in Belleville in Evangical [sic] Church, dance at Eagles Home, Belleville tonight. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this evening & we went to Waterloo, on business to see Mr. Loehr & Hempe Bros; everything is settled now, they received there money from the government. Awful wind today.
Rose took papa out to Henry’s, shock wheat. We washed, ironed; nice cool breeze this morn. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here for lunch, he broke scicle driver, brought it up for Fritische to fix. We went out to Henry’s to get papa this evening. Eggs 11¢. I noticed in the paper there was a accident happened on Route 3, Alf. Matthews, was struck by hit & run driver, he was taken to Red Bud hospital were he is still unscoious [sic – unconscious]. He & wife & brother in law Cletus Miller; & were attending a dance, it happened 5 mis. north west of Red Bud.