Wednesday, June 3, 1936

Clarence Braun & fellow that stays at Weber’s got the horse he rode him home, comes from Ark. last week, & is working for Weber now. Pap & Rose went to Red Bud to see Zipfel about little chixs. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came worked the garden etc, has a good heavy rain last nite, surely was nice, but lot of wind, broke some trees down by Hills & Renneker’s; not here. Henry came up cut clover hay this afternoon, had lunch. Rose & Bert went to Geo. Wagners to coffee demonstration; for supper, those present were all invited guests, Mrs. Geo. Harry & Elmer Kammlers, Mrs Pickett, Mrs. Chas. & Milton Wagner, Mrs. Bill Probst, Lena Meng, Mr. & Mrs. Mehrmann, Mrs. Laut, few ordered the coffee 2 lbs. 67¢, Mrs. Geo. Kammler is going to give a supper on June 17, at her place. Olivia Laut had one to at 1:30 this afternoon for invited guests; also. Bert went to Renneker’s got pt. honey for Henry, seen her coffee dripper & bowls she got. Mrs. Pickett won door prize at Wagner’s, a bowl. We went out to Ed. Parkers to see about chixs, didn’t take none, then went to Heyl’s Hatchery in Waterloo & got 149 chix, $6.50 100, mixed.

Wednesday, Dec. 19, 1934

Fried down bacon & sausage, finished up ironing, patch. Baked eggless cookies. This morning everything was white, 6 inches snow fell, & Oh! Boy, wasn’t that a schuffling [sic – shuffling] this morning, “you tell em.” Ike Napier & Dorothy of New Athens just recently returned from Arkansas, due to the illness & death of Mr. Napiers mother. We made ice cream this evening, & it was good, this time of the year.

Friday, April 21, 1933

Jonny Krehre’s [sic- Kreher] had a dance last night, celebrating Authur [sic] Schaefer’s birthday which was yesterday & Mrs. John Krehers last Mon; we have no invititation [sic]. Mr. George Boll & Karl where here got a fat hog, to butcher today; it weighed 242 lbs. & $3.50, $8.45 all cash. Papa went to Red Bud & bought lumber for corn crib, & coal 4 bus. 2@17½¢. & dried skim milk. Rosalia & Bert went out to Henry’s got some oats & helped in the garden. Mr. & Mrs. Louis Goessling of Waterloo have a little baby girl, they just have a pair. Omer Schilling has a birthday dance advertised, for Apr. 29 Sat. at Oak Grove. There was a diregible [sic] flew over this morning right low. The other day there was an airplane landed near Valeymeyer [sic] on Schaefer’s farm, & burned up. completely, 4 persons all from Arksasas [sic – Arkansas], the remains where taken to Wagner & Herman funerl [sic] home. Miss Alberta Heyl, Albert’s daughter is switch board operator in Waterloo now, taking the place of Miss Marie Gentsh who is taking the place of Ruth Olendorph, who recently on Easter Sun. got married to Morris Binder also working at the switch board. A Sign was put up in West end Hecker today saying “Road Closed.” It rained all night.

Tuesday, June 3, 1930

Rosalia & Bertille washed today and also ironed.  Papa fixed some gates this morning and this afternoon.  Johnny came and said that Father Grootens said “he should come up and work at the new school today.”  So he went up this afternoon.  Mrs. Rennecker was over a little while this morning, one of our chickens got over there so she brought it back again.  Her brother Valentine Dehn drowned in the river Monday evening.  Him and another fellow were trying out a new boat, he was at Belleville Monday and got himself a $160 motor boat.  And Monday night him and another fellow went boat riding and they both drowned.  His partner they found right away, but they didn’t find him until this morning about 5 o’clock.  All the children went down there yesterday afternoon.  He is now down at Ellis Grove by his sister Annie.  They intend bringing him up to Red Bud in Dasher’s undertaking parlor until Friday afternoon 2 o’clock.  Later on Mr. Dehn had intended to take a 700 mile trip down the river to Arkansas.