[Undated Entry]

Bert’s [Bertille] at Leo’s all this while; for 3 weeks so far. Edwin Neff & Amelia Dintelman got married Decoration Day. May 30. Catholic School children have pinic [sic]; Mrs. Jake Friedrich had sale June 4.

June 1, Elmer Haudrich & Edna Watchel were married here, attendants Cyril & Leroy Haudrich, Mildred Watchel & Lorretta Biffar; wedding dance at Kammlers Hall, Neffs dance also was there. Mr. Fritsche of here died. Mr. Jake Mehrmann had a stroke on going home from Haudrichs wedding dance & died; buried June 5. Rob. Knabe big barn burned to ground Sun. eve. June 5; 2 fire department Hecker, & Smithton were out; saved the out buildings house etc.

Friday, April 2, 1937

The soap got nice. Bert finished cleaning upstairs, all but washing curtains yet. Pap took dinner along went out in woods with wagon. Sewed some more lettuce, radish & tomatoe [sic] seed, the garden is rather wet. Some guys here from Valmeyer looking for old iron. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, he bought ½ bu. timothy seed 10¢ lb. Mertz has a new electric refrigator [sic] in store, its a dandy. Wheat $1.40. Mrs. Caroline Deueker sold some ground to Geo. Erle seen in paper. also Dr. Pautler bought Kropp land & Chas. Lenhardt place that was sold public auction last Sat. brought $4,986 – 100 acres by Geo. Biffar. Leo & Rose & Mr. Orlet came this evening, also Henry & family. Mertz gave Leo a dripolator for wedding present, its nice; 8 cup size.

Wednesday, Sept. 13, 1933

The bridge boss is back again, going to start & finish the bridge now; they have the slab laid as far as Biffar’s already. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up here for lunch & supper, it rained heavy.

Saturday, July 15, 1933

Pap & Rosalia, Robert came out to Henry’s this eve, brought ice along, & we had ice cream, took Bert along back home again. It rained Friday night Henry didn’t go threshing at Biffar’s today. Wagner kids where here playing with Robert. Pinic [sic] at Red Bud.

Thursday, August 28, 1930

Papa went to cut corn but he came back about 8:30.  Bertille went up town to get coal oil and a few things.  Mrs. Ed Meng & Clifford went to do Belleville shopping and visiting today.  Papa went back to see Hempe’s after dinner.  I seen in the paper that Mr. & Mrs. Anselm Krehrer celebrated their 25th Wedding anniversary on Sun. Aug. 24.  All the relatives gathered to take part in the happy event.  Rebumen [Ruben?] Kammler and a Dr. from Belleville motored to the Ozarks over the weekend.  This evening we went out to Uncle Fred’s to help him unload & carry their victrola in the house.  They were at Belleville this afternoon and bought one from Rhein’s for $10.00 with 18 records.  They have 2 right nice pieces they are, “You Don’t It Not Much.” & “Lonesome Tonight.”  Bertille read in the Republican paper Mr. Henry Eichleman & Doris Einwich were married Aug. 26 in Rev. Eschman’s parsonage.  They took a honeymoon trip to South Dakota.  Mrs. Elizabeth Krack died she was 88 years old.  If she would of lived until Sunday she would have been 89 years.  She stayed by Mrs. Hy. Hellmer her daughter.  She was buried last Thursday morning.  Otto Susewind & Catherine Schafer close friends of Ewinich and Eichleman were best man and bridesmaid.  I seen in the paper that Hy. Biffar had a weed fire.  It destroyed the house & barn on the premises of the Ahern Bros. who reside in St. Louis.  With the help of some farmers ploying furrows around tracts.  Besides the buildings, quite a bit of hay in the barn was also burned.  Mrs. Alvin Franke nee Geodelle died and was buried Monday.  She was 37 years old.  And is survived by her husband & 2 children one son Hamilton and daughter Mary Louise.  She also leaves four brothers Emil & Ted of St. Louis and Victor & Jacob of Waterloo & 4 sisters Mrs. Wm. Kolmer, Mrs. L. Matzenbacher, Mrs. Art. Bestman & Miss Olivia all of Waterloo, Ill.  Mrs. Cornelia Petria is working at the knitting mill.