Monday, Jan. 4, 1937

We & Aunt Mary went to Belleville bought wedding clothes, Rose white & veil – $17.51 & Bert pale green $7.16 etc shoes. Uncle Fred came to get here, had supper here. Walter Monike came wants to make wood. Nice sun shine day, getting colder.

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 1936

Holiday. Went to 6 o’clock mass. Aunt Mary came here had dinner here. Uncle Fred & Aunt & pap went to Wagner’s sale this afternoon, beautiful day. All had supper here. She went to church closing of 13 hrs. devotion. Fr. Orlet making the sermon. Leo came & took us all along up to there place, played cards, the kids did. 4 of us, the rest talked; also looked at pictures, etc, had cake & wine. Pap bought bench, spool table, fruit jars, & etc. at the sale, everything cheap.

Saturday, June 6, 1936

Henry & Rob. came finished the hay; 1 load to take home. Rose & Bert went out to Aunt Mary’s, helped to quilt, for the church, Frieda, Emma & Lonie all helped; the 4 together making it  for church. Cloudy, rain after 12 o’clock. We went to Floraville opening dance.

Monday, March 6, 1933

Papa & Rosalia went out to Henrys got a hog. We set up our brooder stove in the basement & started it a going. It rained all day. The banks are closed all over the state since Sat, till Mar. 8 Wed; the egg man didn’t buy any of our eggs today, he had to many, price came down, 9¢ today, he took 10 doz. of Aunt Marys here. Ed Schender wants our eggs for hatching he wants 500. Henry got a card sent from Illmo Hatchery in East St. Louis, that chicks will be $4.55 per 100 tomorrow only.

Friday, Jan. 8, 1932

Papa took Jac. Neff along & they went out to Henrys butchered his heifer, papa brought 54 lbs. along & Neff took 13 lbs. This afternoon papa took Neff along up to the woods, him & Paul want to make wood up there, so papa showed him where to make it at.

Aunt Mary was saying yesterday had Barbarba [sic-Barbara] Meuth was awful bad sick, she was out of her mind, they where going to take her away, she got that way since Sun. nite. they took her to Anna.

Monday, August 31, 1931

We canned saurkraut, [sic] 8 qts from 2 gallons.  We washed this morning, started about 10 o clock, because it looked so like rain.  This afternoon we went out to Aunt Mary’s helped with the peaches.  We had lunch & supper there.  Henry & Leona came there too & left the kids there, while they went to Belleville.  She took a basket of peaches along from her, they also got a bu. from Ralph Collier’s at Waterloo, for 50¢.  This evening Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped here, they went down to see Adam Eckert he is in bed, with Rhuematism [sic] since Sat a week, it started, he had to crawl in the house, it is so in his legs.  It was in the paper that Anton Buehler left Mon. for Mascoutah, where he will be the guest of Chas. Mueth’s family.

Saturday, July 4, 1931

Today the machines go, there is Homecoming at New Athens, & Circus at Belleville.  Papa went down to see Ed. Pabst’s, this morning to see the crops there.  He bought 12 tiling from the town for 60¢.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up this afternoon, we all had lunch there & this evening we sat on there porch, watching fireworks at New Athen’s & at George Wagner’s.  We had music & singing.  Joe Schilling finished threshing today & pulled out in the prariere [sic-prairie] are up by Paderborn.  He threshed 2214 bus, with oats & wheat.

Sunday, March 29, 1931

Today we received the palms.  They were all up for every mass this morning.  Henry & family & we all ate lunch, they we left for St. Louis.  We stopped in East St. Louis & spoke with Mr. Caldwell.  Then drove on over to the bridge, we ate dinner first then we went to Sigmund Dudenhoeffer’s, there we had lunch.  Jac. Bachle was there & George came too.  He is a Aviator now.  Papa, Henry & Jac. went to over to see Val. Adam, but he was working in the Pretzel factory.  We came home by Waterloo, & then helped Henry do his work first, then came on home.  Bobby was at Aunt Mary’s all day.  This evening they all was up for church & after church we had supper.  Philip Freund was here too.

Friday, Jan. 16, 1931

Papa isn’t feeling well this morning.  Bertille got the mail.  In the Waterloo Paper it states that Mr. & Mrs. Matt Crowe have a twin boy & girl at St. Mary’s Hospital in E. St. Louis.  They now have seven children 4 boys & 3 girls.  Rosalia & Bertille went up in the woods this afternoon & got a load.  But we had to put chains on & then take them off again.  We stopped at Henry’s first.  This evening is bank meeting at the new school.  Henry & family & Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up.  The men folks went to the meeting they said there was an awful crowd there.  Fr. Grootens was the main speaker & H. M. Hill made a few remarks that Mr. Burkhardt said that he thought everybody would be paid out in full if they gave him time, about a year or so.  We played 4 handed pinochle.  Bertille & Leona, & Rosalia & Aunt Mary, we each won one game.  Then Elsie & Alfred Eckert came & wanted to sell seeds.  Aunt Mary bought a package of seed corn.  They all left about 10:30.

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 1930

Henry started plowing up here today.  Leona came up too and the kids, they were all here for dinner.  We washed this morning.  Rosalia & Bertille went to the Euchre in Kammler’s Hall this evening, but didn’t win anything.  Rosalia had 6 points & Bertille 7, but the 8’s didn’t all get prizes, there wasn’t enough.  Aunt Mary got a sauce pan she had 10 points.