Sunday, Aug. 16, 1936

Went to Red Bud. Fr. Stern is sick. Fr. Feldmann said mass & Simon of Belleville gave coummioun [sic]. Mrs. Henry Geodelle died & being buried this afternoon. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came & we all went in to Waterloo just to the house; she looked good; lot of flowers. Firemen Pinic [sic] & fish fry & dance at Manier’s. Bert got $1.80 playing bluey. Lou Mertz got quilt & Al. Schillings girl the other one; both pretty; the dance was crowded & hot. Ed. Watchel & other guy got into scrap, the other guy knocked Edwin over, nose bleeding; they put him in jail & send Ed home.

Thursday, Aug. 6, 1936

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here all day dinner & supper he worked across the street. Leona & Billy [Willis] were up, she brought dress goods along & they sewed & made it for her. Richard Crowe won $4.25 playing bluey, sure lucky, that was half what they took in. Eggs 21¢

Sunday, June 14, 1936

Beautiful day. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, awhile before mass. Mrs. Emma Eckert brought the veil back, had it borrowed for Emmie Solemn Coummioun [sic – Communion]. We went to Red Bud for 7:30 mass, but it is changed now to 6:30 & 8:30 masses, so we came to late, so stayed for high mass & benediction. The Evangical [sic] Church Ladies Aid got cold supper & pinic [sic] today, at church grounds. The Hecker Baseball Club has a dance at Kammler’s Hall musci [sic] by Schmidts. We went to pinic [sic] awhile. Pap went for supper, also Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary. Birkner’s Orch. played musci [sic]. Mrs. Milton Wagner won the free game of bluey, & also the quilt in lotto, & Mrs. Frieda Koreber won 1 quilt in bluey & 1 that was raffled out; sure luck. Edgar Wittenauer was stabbed with a knife last nite by Maniers, isn’t so bad; fellow from Athens; sheriff came out & took him to Waterloo Jail.

Thursday, Feb. 20, 1936

Rose & Berti took the wash out to Henry’s; Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this evening, & we went up to the Ladies Aid Euchre in Kammler’s Hall; played bluey for a quilt, dresser scarf, towel for 10¢; Mrs. Rosemeir of Red Bud got the quilt, Mrs. Joe Griffin the scarf, Bert Thompson the towel. Geo. Lorberg attendance prize, pillow cases; we each had 9 points got sauce pans; Uncle & Aunt got nothing had 6 points, the crowd was pretty fair, people from Valmeyer were here; they also had sleeper tickets for themselves, prizes also seperated [sic]. Henry Birkner have a baby girl born on 18 Feb. christened it Louise Maria – Elmer & Bessie sponsors; she is very sick, had the priest out.

Sunday, Aug. 18, 1935

Went to Red Bud; Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this afternoon for the firemen’s pinic [sic]. Mr. Barnphole of Okawville came & pap went along out to Henry’s with him, had a little argument about the colt out there; then went to Red Bud to see Becker Ins. agent. We went to the pinic [sic] about 4 oclock, & nothing much doing, but they had a big crowd in the evening; had 400 lbs. fish, all gone, sold all the books, $150. – chances, the prizes were raffled about 11 o’clock & were won – Enamel Heater – Wm Kemp of New Athens R2, $10.00 cash, party from Belleville, fancy quilt to Noel Roscow $5 cash – Mrs. L. Deuker Belleville, 100 lbs. flour – Joe Griffin Hecker, fancy quilt – Mascoutah – case Mound City Beer, Olivia Gregson 50 lbs. flour – Reitz – Waterloo, case Beer – New Athens – 1 ton coal Helen Miles – Belleville. The dance was crowded, Pals of Harmony, Horse Prairie in the afternoon, & Probsts from Athens called in. Aunt Mary got blanket playing bluey. Dudenhoeffer were out to. Henry & Leona went along to Belleville with Walter & Hilda took her home, the kids stayed here all night.

Sunday, Aug. 11, 1935

Went to Red Bud mass, & Boy! was Fr. sored [sic – soured], caused of the pinic [sic], only cleared $100.00 our quilt brought $20.00, but he had to take 48. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped & went to the pinic [sic] for supper, at Manier Park, we went to in the evening; large crowd; music in the afternoon by Floraville brass band & Pals of Harmony for the dance. Adm. 25¢, we didn’t win a thing; the quilts were won by Adele Bocker, & Mrs. Ad. Spalt & one raffled with playing bluey, by Adolph Rittmeyer. The chickens were all [gone] before supper, Adm. 40¢. Ray Herzog & Dorothy Napier were married yesterday. Rickert of Freeburg & Lillian Armbruster were married about 2 weeks ago at Belleville Court House, they say.

Tuesday, Aug. 6, 1935

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came here from Buehler’s threshing, brought some tomatoes along; to eat; they came back again, & we all went to Red Bud, to the ice cream social. Rosalia helped to wait on table. Berti won water kettle playing bluey. The quilt what we donated was raffled out & won by Mrs. Matt Frisch of Red Bud. The crowd wasn’t very large; to busy times. The timber boss came & paid out checks 2538 ft. @ 3½¢. $88.83 & Wm. Ganley $40.84. Loyd Pabst was here & we weren’t home.

Thursday, Oct. 18, 1934

We planted trees & rose bushes. It rained last night & again this afternoon & evening. Papa took Chev. to Probst got oil changed 24827 mi. & gas & tail light fixed. We went to the euchre this evening; didn’t win, had 7 points all of us. Lee Gregson got attendance prize $1.00. Lizzie Boll was first in bluey, & Mrs. Jatho in Euchre, not a very large crowd, 10 tables euchre. Mr. & Mrs. George Boll brought there butter beans & eggs here for Mehrmann, Laut’s or Wagner’s weren’t at home. Eggs 22¢ today.

Sunday, Sept. 9, 1934

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, then we all went to Waterloo to Pautler’s Park, Tiptown labor day pinic [sic]. Berti won alarm clock playing & bluey, Aunt Mary 3 pc. set knife for kitchen use; nice crowd, Moonlighters playing, dancing in afternoon free. evening supper 50¢ gents 25 ladies 15.

Sunday, Aug. 12, 1934

Went to church. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped a little while. Went to the Evangical [sic] Church pinic [sic] this evening, Rosalia won tablecloth, playing bluey. The quilts were raffled to Luella Bruns & Steve Rennecker. Dudenhoeffer’s were at Reheis today. Floraville band played at the pinic [sic] this afternoon, & Nite Hawks from Waterloo played for the dance, we went in.