Monday, July 20, 1936

We washed, ironed. Uncle Fred & pap went to Waterloo, made a trade with Nobbe, his 1934 chev; & $195. for a 1936 Chev. coupe, will get it by next week; They had dinner, here chicken. Pap went out to help Henry plowing, he got stuck with the tractor this afternoon; from there he went to G. Schillings paid lumber sawing, $7.30 – 815 ft @ 90. Jac. Erle came, we paid him $19.60 Ins. now we are house insured in there co. not with Rapp anymore. Watchels & Lauts put there electric wires up again; today.

Saturday, July 18, 1936

Pap & Rose went out to Henry’s got feed for crushing. A lady here wanted to know were [sic] Clarence Braun lives. Mr. Hoffmann Chev. dealer was out at Uncle Fred’s then came here, so far they haven’t made no bargain. Papa went out to see Uncle about it. This afternoon he went to Waterloo then to a Mueller sale by Foster Pond. It is pretty warm again today. Mr. Jake Friedrich of near Waterloo had a sun stroke Thurs; & isn’t well yet. There was an awful hail storm, west from here, one of Henry’s corn field is striped [sic], lying all ways they say, looks awful; worse yet closer by Waterloo. There is a free dance at Floraville at Keim’s tonite.

Friday, July 17, 1936

Geo. Henkel & Lorberg brought the bull what pap bought from Henkel for $20. Joe Freund came, wanted to trade his mare for different horse or mule, to light for his horses. We cut in 13 qts kraut this morn. Seen in paper that Joe Rickert of St. Louis formerly of Tipton was found dead in bed last Wed. morn. from heat. also Mat Cleary formerly of Tipton died Tues from heat; Rickert funeral to be tomorrow morning, Mrs. Frances Kruse school teacher brother; buried at Waterloo. The rain soaked into our house so bad, on the plaster wall in living room, fell down a big strip came off. The Carnival at the Country Club starts today & till Sun. nite; 3 day’s. Eggs 19¢ wheat 99¢. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, had lunch here; he cut lawn etc.

Wednesday, July 15, 1936

Still no rain & hot. Papa buried over 200 fish this morn. Most threshing machines finished yesterday, Schilling’s & Frischkorns did. Clifford Stahleheber & family is here at Meng’s, there all nite, the baby is sick had 106 fever yesterday eve; the Dr. Eckert was over several times, Clifford goes up & down noisy as ever. Bert went to town, & Clara Wagner said baby died at 4:30, she was there with it all nite, till it died; Meng Undertaker from Freeburg has charge of the funeral which will be tomorrow afternoon from Ment’s to Hecker cemetery, Rev. Hosto coming to the house, it was just 4 mons. old, had 2 teeth, & the heat was the cause of the death, Peggy Jean is its name. Papa buried 504 fish that died all today, altogether we buried 534 terrible how they lay around dead. Cooler this evening & little rain, not hardly enough to settle the dust. We went over to Meng’s to see the baby, looks awful cute, laid out so pretty, hands folded; so nice, quite a few came & went. Mrs. Joe Schilling is pretty sick again so they say.

Sunday, July 12, 1936

Went to Red Bud, Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had lunch here, another hot day & wind again. Smithon [sic] has Turner Pinic [sic] today. Willie Myerscough of near New Athens was overcome by heat and died this morn. pap’s Solemn Coummioun [sic] partner, they use to live close to Hecker went to church at Hecker. There are 500 people that have died from the heat. Northern states just like deserts, so dry, stock dying so fast that the owners have to bury them; more terrible, the corn dying here. We went to the turner pinic [sic] at Smithon [sic] this evening.

Saturday, July 11, 1936

Pap & Rose went after our heifer that got out, in Braun’s field. We went to Belleville this afternoon to church. Hot, it is 105 degree’s here. Philip Kahmer of Lords Corner shot himself this morn, buried Mon. afternoon. Mrs. Stella Wiskamp nee Miller died, to be buried Mon. she was in the hospital 3 mons; went pap was there. we went to see her.

Thursday, July 9, 1936

Pap & Rose took wheat 23 bus. to Waterloo from Pabsts got 98¢; best price; we baked cake etc; went out to help Leona this afternoon. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this evening. Hy. Armstutz came & got coop chickens, sold to Mertz. Awful hot days. Nic Helfrich brought sacks here, he hauled wheat for Walter Wittenauer.

Wednesday, July 8, 1936

Rained a little this morn; still pretty warm. Pap took Whip. to Probst’s got it fixed. Pabst brought 22 bus. wheat & 33 oats today.

Tuesday, July 7, 1936

Baked bread etc. Rose helped pap finish spreading lime dust this morning. Boy is it hot this afternoon, some places it is 118 degrees; that must be some heat; stock is drying, starving, pastures are black, in western states, Dakotas, Missesota. Chris Buehler is threshing. Hy. Armstutz hauled the oats from our ground & threshed them down there, we got 16 bus. our share, put them in Uncle Freds barn.

Monday, July 6, 1936

We washed, ironed. Helfrich hauled lime dust 6 loads 23 ton, Pap spread it this afternoon, & we helped. Lucinda Eichenseer was here selling chances for there pinic [sic] on Aug. 5. Temperature 105 degree’s.