Thursday, Jan. 21, 1937

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed here all nite had breakfast here, we went to bed at 3 ‘o clock this morning dance lasted till 1:30, also had keg beer, box cigars, lemonade etc.; Pap & Rose & Bert went to Orlets. Querheims brought in the furniture, Eichenseers the stove, all had dinner there, Isd. is still there, the old folks live in Smithton now. We have so much of everything left, cake, pie; sure bad today ice – Aunt May send her a $5.00 wedding present. Val Adams & Gusta were out for the dance; just everybody was there. Hy & family & Lizzie Boll, came to see the presents & helped to wrap them, Leo & Rose & Isd. came to, this eve. they got stuck first in the lane, road; We cleaned up on wedding cake, sent a piece to Uncle Adam, Fr. Stern & Orlet & his housekeeper Ann & Aunt Mary, drank beer, even had to throw about 1 gal. of it away yet. Is. brought the paper along, the write up was in the New Democrat.

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1937

Leo Orlet & Rose wedding day; had Lizzie Boll & Aunt Mary & Leona helped cook; married at St. Mary’s at 9 o’clock, Isd. & Bert best; lot of people at church, we had breakfast at Fr. Orlets; & took pictures at Ruine, & put news in News Democrat; had Fr. out for dinner & all brothers & sisters, god mothers & fathers; Jos. Keller all for dinner & supper about 40 persons; took pictures here in afternoon. Dance at Paulter tonite musci [sic] by Skaers, etc. & what a crowd, & presents, got 3 sets of dishes 2 knives & forks, blankets, quilts, tea kettle & every so many more; Rained this morning & cloudy all day; foggy. We had Alois Roth’s car, & he took Leo, chaeuffer [sic] for Mr. & Mrs. Orlet & Mr. & Mrs. Roth.

Thursday, Dec. 19, 1935

Cold & snowing in morning, sunshine afternoon. Papa hauled 3 loads wood down, got the cedar tree & hauling manure. Rose baked molasses cookies. We cleaned the front room. Went out to Uncle Freds, gave them some cheese & milk. There is an awful big piece in the paper, that Uncle Fred is accessed more than all Belleville, & than 9 townships, just everything is in, what he was accessed for, sure is the limit; the Belleville people aren’t paying taxes; even some of the beautiful homes pictured in the paper were there is no taxes being paid on.

Friday, Nov. 17, 1933

Henry & Leona went to Belleville, left Floyd & Billy here. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this afternoon. Bertille got the mail. Robert Moffit, 78 yrs. age died in Hospital in East St. Louis  on Nov. 9; he made his home with his only son Ed living, was buried Sun. afternoon, Catholic Church, cemetery, Requeim Mass Mon. morning. Mr. Willie Doyle & Helen Reagan where married 8 o clock mass Tiptown Wed. morn. Nov. 15. Miss Agnes Doyle & Austin Reagan attendants, play party was held in evening. Miss Sally Braun daughter of Philip Braun, & Henry Huelsman of Fateyville, engagements announced to wed, was in Belleville paper, but they say it isn’t so. The wedding date has not been said. Miss Cecelia Pour clerk in Eichenseer’s Store, celebrated her 25 birthday Sat. night, dance in Club house; also in paper, who where all present.

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 1933

We fried down bacon, sugar cured meat. Steve Rennecker came over & collected his telephone dues, $1.50 including drop tax. Steve cut all of his trees down in front of his house. George Wagner hauled them away for firewood. Papa went over awhile. George & Joe Wactel was also there. The Democrat man from Belleville called out to Hills to get some information to put in the paper today on Hecker Default State Bank, about the wreath that has been placed there; in front of the bank door. Mrs. Hill ordered some cottage cheese from Ben Heyl’s they sell it 15¢ pint. Mrs. George Wagner put a quilt in the frame this morning, Mrs. Rennecker helped, Mrs. Watchel also helped to quilt on it this evening. Jerome Cortner was to see Uncle Fred’s but they wasn’t up here, they where at Chris Buehler’s, who is pretty sick, he didn’t come over here. Wagner told him that they wasn’t up today.

Tuesday, May 10, 1932

We cleaned the chicken house this morning, we have 13 hens hatching tomorrow. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up, we all helped them plant corn. Hy. Armstutz was also there. We get no more Belleville paper now. We all went out to Henry’s awhile this evening. Gus. Geodell’s family where also there.

Wednesday, May 4, 1932

Today is Olivia Laut’s birthday. Papa got tankage this morning. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up she went along with us to Belleville. We got weighed Aunt Mary 173. Rosalia 169, Bertille 130; we set our paper off till next winter. It is awful hot this afternoon. We went to church at Belleville this afternoon.

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1932

We went to Belleville with 46 doz. eggs this morning, sold some at 16¢ & 14 & 12¢. Bert Tomphson was here at noon. Miss Armenia Pinkel 30 of Waterloo was killed Sunday afternoon in an automobile accident & her parents Mr. & Mrs. Armin Pinkel retired store keeper was badly injured, but will recover, they where going to Long Beach California to spent sometime with the daughter there, on about 2 mon’s visit, the car ran of the road at Yuma Arizonia [sic – Arizona]. That is what the Belleville paper says.

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1931

Mr. Harbaught the mineral feed man was here. Aunt Mary got the mail today. Mr. Laut looked at our pond. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Ettling, Henry, Wm. Ganley where digging the pond, they where here for dinner. They worked about 6 hrs, because it rained this afternoon. Ed Meng, H. M. Hill where here & looked at it. There was a lady here, bought 5 lb. sprs. 19¢ lb. Henry lost a heifer. Hon. Fred Kern passed away Mon. morning 4:30, got a parlyitic [sic] stroke. he was Editor of the Belleville News Democrat. Osie Neff & John Meuth had a most terrible accident today, they where crossing a bridge by Frisch korns [?] in Lord’s Corner, with a engine, when the bridge broke, the engine is still in the creek yet. Osie was scaled pretty bad on his leg, the skin was all of & his chest, John Meuth has a hole through his hand & has it in a sling. Osie say’s if it wouldn’t of been that Johny was there he, would still be lieying [sic] there. Gus. Klotz is sick in bed next thing to appendix. He has it in his side. Dr. Schmidt wife of Red Bud was buried this afternoon, she had pneumonia.

Thursday, May 28, 1931

This morning we finished our truck patch for this week, then Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came & then we went to Belleville all day.  We ordered our Belleville Paper, that the lady took us through the printing shop.  We all got weighed, Aunt Mary 168 lbs., Uncle Fred 152, Papa 165, Rosalia, 149, Bertille 112.  Today is Frances Kern’s birthday.  Joseph Huber Jr. has purchased a Chrysler.  Last Thurs. night Edwin Wachtel gave a dance at the brick House.  Rev. Fr. Odillo Eichenseer off Chicago spent a day last Sat. with Anton Eichenseer,  & Sun. at Ruma he celebrated his 25th yr. priest, the relation where all present, & they had served dinner in the Hall for 200 people.  Mrs. Charles Rausch of Belleville sold her farm where Ed. Schinder lives on, a lake will be made on the farm.  Red Bud ball team played with Hecker on there grounds here, & defeated them by a score of 2 to 1.  Smithton Jr. team played Hecker Jr. team here Sun. the score was 10 to 9 in favor of Smithton.  Frances Schilling was home last Sun. visiting parents.  George Neff is on the sick list, he is my Osie’s [? last word unclear].  Ed. Parker’s barn is nearly finished now, it costs between $3 & $4,000.  John Roth sold some of his land to George Roth is son.

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