Saturday, Oct. 19, 1935

We baked bread & pie. Went butchering at Henry’s about 9 o clock, had dinner finished at 3:30; everything went good, about 250 lb. hog. its awful warm, have to fry things in, we took some; so Uncle Fred went there tonite to take some. Rain a little this morning. We all got weighed out there Floyd 51 – Rob 53. Billy [Willis] 30, Bertie 118 – Rose 163 – Leona – 122 & pap -165. Henry – 130. Bernice brought the mail. Eggs 25¢. Norma Geodelle – daughter of Jac Geodelle & Armin’s sister was married this afternoon to a fellow from South Dakota at the home of her parents, he worked for Roland Eichelmann, him [Roland] & his wife are the attendants, wedding dance next Wed. nite at Pautlers. Otto Stadel his name, he came 2 weeks ago here, they were corresponding for a long time, she says. Hy. Spalt & Katie Stallmann of Prairie du Long, to be married this afternoon we heard.

Friday, Oct. 18, 1935

Cloudy this morning. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, him & papa went to Waterloo on business, papa paid off [amount not legible; striked through] to Uncle Fred. Roma Meng was here gathering rubbish.

Thursday, Oct. 17, 1935

Nice day. Papa worked in woods this morning hauled load home. Henry came brought load corn, also brought one last Sat; he plowed here had dinner; papa sewing rye. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, worked across the street. Renniecker girl of Ruma & boy of Evansville are being married at Ruma first wedding in the church since 7 years. John Myerscough’s were up last nite from Ruma also; at the dance, there is to be wedding dance in the hall there to nite. Dorthy Myerscough is going to college far away & Margaret to Ruma convent, so the only got 1 girl at home Flo & she goes to Red Bud High school. Bernice brought the mail. We went up to see Uncle Adam & Emil, he can walk a little on his foot again now. Kammler’s were out & Clara came over & got the lard, 75 lbs. It rained this evening, nice shower.

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 1935

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, she Rose & Berti went to the Wedding mass 9’oclock, quite a few people there. Wittenauer, Eichenseer, Ethel Pour flower girl in pink, & Bud Eichenseer ring bearer; then Mamie as maid of honor, in pink dress, hat & shoes, flowers, then Mary Wittenauer bridesmaid in all green outfit, then the bride in white with veil, in the arm of her father Vic; the groom & his attendants Ray Wittenauer & Odillo as Usher, all enter in sanctuary; had wedding supper for about 50 relatives; this evening gave the dance at Kammlers Hall to friends, served cake, had 400 pieces cake cut, they said; no slipper sold nor collection. Baseball club presented them with a baby blanket, as a present we gave them a berry set; the hall was crowded, & she received many presents, Moonlight Orch; march through hall first, then danced; all different couples. going to move to St. Louis, where he is employed as coal & ice hauler. Clara Wagner came got her hair set. Papa hauled load wood. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this evening for the dance.

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 1935

Nice day, cooked 2 kettle soap, iron. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up, him & papa went out to get some rock out of the woods for Uncle’s road. Clara Wagner got 1 doz. eggs. Adolph Spalts moved to town today Jac Neff’s house; Henry is getting married & going to live on the farm.

Wednesday, Oct. 9, 1935

We cleaned front & bedroom today, little cloudy & rainy. Schwarz from Mound Ill was here selling apples we took 2 bus. 75¢. winesaps Roman Beautys & 1 bu. twigs 65¢, half for Leona. Uncle Ret’s [?] birthday. Al Gauen came & got 2 hams 24½ lbs. 35¢ & ½ bu. sweet potatoes 50¢. Berti baked molasses cookies. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went to Belleville to Breautigams funeral from Gunlack chapel to cemetery. Papa used mullin leaves this evening for the first time.

Monday, Oct. 7, 1935

We washed, ironed; cleaned chicken houses, put in straw, clean garden & flower beds, so cold dalias [sic] & froze last night we took them in; Papa burned potatoe [sic] straw & weeds. Rose & Berti went out to Uncle Fred’s, got Mullin leaves for papa to use; they got some from doctor at Belleville. Mr. John Breautigam – Clara Birkner’s husband died last night of T.B; was sick so long.

Saturday, Oct. 5, 1935

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here, him & papa went to Waterloo on business; got Bert shoes fixed; had dinner here. Bernice got ½ doz. eggs. & 24¢ doz. A lady here wanted to sell extracts, 3 bottles & bowl for $1. There is a prize dance at Oak Grove to nite. Adm. 10¢. Cowell Orch. playing.

Friday, Oct. 4, 1935

Pap & Rose finished cutting corn. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had dinner here, he dug sweet potatoes. We planted all of our flowers out today. Rose shoes & things came from Chicago Mail Order; all O.K. We went out to Uncle Freds took a letter out. Miss Esther Dalkert & Adam Loub Jr. were married Sept. 21 in Missouri. Rob. Laut’s birthday. Gave Emma Birkner a fern stalk.

Wednesday, Oct. 2, 1935

Pap & Rose fixed fence. Henry is up again harrowing. had lunch & dinner & finished about 3 o clock. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came & took Rose & Bert along to Donahue’s. Tipton Parish gave a lotto & euchre party, good crowd. Uncle had 9 points got coffee percolator, had mostly pillow slip prizes; none us got any; Rose had 4 & Bert 5 & Aunt Mary 6, no luck; attendance prize was a bedspread; they also raffled a chair; it went to St. Louis; had a dance after the euchre, Keller & Hempe playing, also had a lot of fried chicken, each family had to donate one.