Henry’s birthday & wedding Ann. 31 yrs. & 7 yrs. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up all day had lunches & dinner here. We worked garden. Henry came & cut hay, had lunch. School kids was here selling tickets for there play on May 31; we didn’t take none. 25 Adm. Planted out tomatoes & sweet potatoes plants; Went out to Henry’s birthday this evening, had cake, we & Uncle Fred & Aunt were the only ones present; took cabbage plants along.
Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went to Red Bud to Kirsch’s sale, this afternoon, stopped here awhile, they didn’t buy nothing; brought sack chick feed along. So many birthdays today, & many dances. Karban & Buss has one at Pautler’s; free one at Burksville. Walter Reheis has his at Manier’s Hall. Henry & family came, kids stayed here & we went, Gents 25 ladies free. Birkner Orc; not much of a crowd; he had to pay $5. for hall, besides the musci [sic]; people came paid & went again. Dudenhoeffers & Gusta’s niece & family, Lester & Margaret were out. Frank & Henry came down by Papa awhile. It started in raining at 12 o’clock. Rosalia got chain letter from Ruth Hoffmann. We planted our house flowers out.
Papa went to Waterloo, & to Johanning’s sale by Burksville. Berti send her letters off to 5 people; & a dime to Mrs. Wilson Griffith of St. Louis. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up; got a letter from Seyler & had it cashed. Geo. Wagner’s family also came. Leona brought the boy’s up they stayed all nite. Hecker road commissioner, gave his dance at Country Club tonite, free dance & beer. Art Geodelle had birthday dance at Pautler’s, Geodell’s band played; then they all went out to Heinken’s, played for him. Papa got Chas. Helfrich’s relief check for $16.00 from relief ass. for feed.
We washed, hung it in the basement, cleaned chick house. Went out to Henry’s this afternoon, finished the front room, put wax floor & furniture, beat the rug etc. Emil was down awhile. Uncle Adam’s birthday 86 yrs old; girls were home yesterday he said. Mr. & Mrs. Gus Geodelle came out, Henry has a sick heifer. Eggs 21¢. Rose took old hens to Eichenseers, got 16¢ for 6 – .08 for 1. Hy Volkmann is pretty sick, has double pneoumiana [sic], have a nurse there now at nights; no one is allowed in, only the ones that take care of him. Tiptown parish is giving euchre tonite. Mrs. Neff is getting buried this morning, from the home of Ben Neff to Paderborn, church & cemetery; that is his mother, also Mrs. Joe Schilling.
Papa 57 yrs old today. Rosalia went to Red Bud got chick feed. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up this afternoon, for supper & in evening. Henry & family came to this evening, had cake, etc. Uncle Fred went to Neff’s & down to Red Bud. Rose took eggs up 21¢.
Strawed potatoes, cleaned chicken house. Papa got the chev. again this afternoon, all fixed up, new oil rings, etc. greased & labor, all $8.00. Omer Schilling is giving a birthday dinner at Paulters Hall to nite, gents 25 ladies free; Moonlight Orch.; playing; we went in, & Boy! was it a crowd. Papa went to Waterloo this afternoon & got his hog check cashed $33.58. Sure some dust, today, it is terrible in Kansas dust storms.
Elmer Parker’s 21 yr. birthday, celebrating it tonite in Uncle Clem’s barn, at Jim Parkers; no invitations, everybody welcome. We cooked kettle soap. Papa & Rose fixing fence; Mrs. Rennecker came, said if anybody calls at there play, should sent them down to Katy’s, digging a pond today. A guy here wanted old gold. Bertie fixed sweet potatoe [sic] rows. We went to Donahue’s to Milching election dance, 2 kegs of beer & free dance. Musci [sic] by Nic Ellis, or Sunrise Four; Mrs. Donahue is very bad, not expected to live.
Aunt Lizzie’s birthday & Louis Birkner buried a yr. ago. Cloudy & cold this morn; we didn’t wash, quilted all day. Chas Helfrich came up this morn, wasn’t satisfied with the deal they made yesterday, wanted more cash, so papa split the difference & paid him $5.50 & made him a present of 50¢ & seed ½ bu; called it straight with the other load hay; so it is all settled now, sometime Ha- Papa went over to Meng’s with the mare. Bert Thompson & Ed Meng came & looked at our colt; thought it surely is a dandy. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up, she helped to quilt & Uncle went to Red Bud. Eggs are 20¢ today, wheat 85¢. There was a man here from Campaign [sic] Co. wanted to buy clover seed, he took samples along, they have no grown clover seed there & wanted to get a start.
Roberts 9 yr. birthday, we went out, dinner & supper; Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Geodelles, Hilda, Walter & Emil, were there. Willie Doyle came here, bought 1½ bu. sweet clover seed, @ 9¢-$8.10; cloudy & warm today. Sure lot cars passing by. We went over to George Wagners tonite, social conversation, had apples.
Cleaned kitchen, got letter from Alice saying everything is O.K. so went to Waterloo this afternoon, paper fixed out, ready to sent to her, for to sign; $15.00 & expense here, for ground, what lies on the north side of road, joining ours. A kid around selling household articles. Went out to the cemetery fixed, Louise grave, it had sunk down, 12 buckets ground in it; so many are down. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, she went to church; they & Oscar Birkner’s were at Ronnenberg’s last night. Ivo Buehler’s birthday yesterday.