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.
The creeks are out nearly all over this morn. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Henry & family where all up for dinner & supper. Henry came up with the buggy, the road is awful bad, it is just about all that they can get through with horses at the hills. Wittenauer hauls the milk with the wagon. The rabbit laid eggs by George Wagners & here this afternoon. Mr. & Mrs. Levi Gregson & Agnes was here this evening. Mary Wagner had a big surprize [sic], her brothers & sister & family, celebrated her birthday 43rd at George Wagners today, all Kammler’s, Fritsches, Mehrmann’s.
We went to church, Good Friday, everybody has church today. It rained last night & today. Mudd & Eichenseer students are both at home serving mass; yesterday morning. Papa got the mail; seen in the paper that Aunt Lizzie Reheis was surprised Sun. afternoon on her 58th birthday anniversary, by friends from St. Louis. Mr. & Mrs. Frank Dudenhoeffer, Sulaff’s & Turners: all of St. Louis, Clarence Voges, Fred & Peter Reheis & Jake’s family.
Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here for dinner & supper. Henry & family where also here for supper. A Swap Store man came our from Belleville & looked at our organ, took it along in trade for a dresser. Uncle Adams picture was in yesterdays paper that he will be 84 yrs. old May 6. We went to Waterloo this evening, closing of the 40 hrs. Adoration; Fr. Adyt & Stern & good many other priests.
Henry came up & got the hog. Papa & Bertille went to Belleville to a sale at the Merchants Transfer Storage Co; 3 different lots where sold, one bringing $75 – $85 – $80. We bought a buffet from the party that bought the lump for $5.00, it is nice. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where there too, she got a spring for $2.00; that is all we bought, took 24 doz. eggs along & got 9¢ in part trade. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had dinner here; we got a jig saw puzzle of 200 pieces with a lb. coffee & .01 so we took one, boy! some puzzle. Mr. & Mrs. Joe Watchel & family, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Laut & family where here this evening playing pinochle; 6 handed. Henry Birkner’s have a little baby girl born this eve. it is also Oliver Birkners birthday it is to be christened tomorrow afternoon, Christ & Frieda Buehler sponsors. They called it Valeita Frieda.
Bobby birthday 7 yrs. old; an a pretty nice day. We had frost for 3 morning already. The funeral of Mrs. Frivegolle passed here then yesterday afternoon, from the Peter Rocider’s residence to Round Prairie cemetery & church. We took the brooder stove down & put it in the chicken house now, & carried our chicks out, we counted 404 that we took out. Bertille got the mail, a letter from Creses. It sure is some funny weather, raining & snowing awful. We didn’t get out to the birthday; to much rain. Cleveland came there.
We scrubbed brooder house. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up, he stayed here for dinner, & Aunt Mary went to Wm. Birkner’s quilting all day. Rosalia finished her dress. Papa sewed clover seed out there & brought a load of wood along, it is all down now what is sowed. We bought 5¢ cabbage seed & Aunt Mary sewed it this morning. Ino Buehler birthday is today. It got dark & cloudy & rained this afternoon. Mar. 9 & 10 are the 40 ridean [? - unclear] days, can have frosts in 40 day from now. We had a real hail storm for awhile, real big ones too.
Papa & Rosalia hauled wood this morning, we cleaned chicken house today. Metzger got there mule today. Henry sold a heifer calf today for $10.00 & his 7 pigs to Kirleis. We went out to Henry’s this evening, Floyd’s 4 yr. birthday, Geodells family, Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Bill Freund, cake was served, birthday cake with 4 candles. They say the Waterloo bank aren’t opened yet. Egg man didn’t come, 9 & 11¢.
Today is Ash Wed. lent starts. Henry Armstutz came & told papa to work on the cistern if he could, so him & Uncle Fred helped, 10 men altogether, digging it out for fire protection in town. Aunt Mary & Josie went to church, & then come here, for dinner & supper; she brought a spread along what she is stitching; this evening they went to Buehler’s, Christ’s birthday. We went to church this eve, & received the ashes.