Derousse & wife, eye doctors of Waterloo, stopped, go from house to house, testing eyes, they said Rosalia’s is weak; yesterday. Clean chicken houses, cut lawn, dug potatoes. St. Augustine’s church, have pinic [sic], chicken supper, 50¢ this afternoon & evening musci [sic] by Smithon [sic] Band; Church Pinic [sic] is Rocher, K.C. Pinic [sic] East St. Louis. Free birthday dance at Breezy Hill tonite; Moonlighters. Henry took wheat to Red Bud. Leona & kids all had supper here, went to the pinic [sic]. This evening we all went up to the pinic [sic], very large crowd, quilts & blankets were raffled in bingo playing; we didn’t win anything. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary was here awhile before the pinic [sic]. The chances in the books that were sold, was a plain quilt to Keoniomark of Waterloo, Clare Cleveland, small rug, C. Braun knifes & forks, 100 lbs. sugar, A. Lother, $3.00 Wm. Volkmann, $2 Wil Wittenauer. Uncle Fred rayon spread; several others articles; F. Dudenhoeffer went home, & the other boy’s came up.
Rosalia & Bertille went to Red Bud, took pillow case along for the pinic [sic] Tues. evening. Fr. Stern is sick in Hospital in St. Louis, got over heated last week, different priest said mass. Floyd Mertz 21 yrs. old of Red Bud, was operated on for appendix, on the 18th, sick 10 day’s & died Fri. 6:20 in the morning; funeral tomorrow morning 9:30 to Catholic Church & cemetery there. His brother is a priest at Teuteopolis Fr. Fiorman, his sister also lives there. John Braun stopped in to get saks, he is hulling our clover seed off. We went to Smithon [sic] Homecoming seen the parade, 6 o’clock, not very much; stayed awhile in evening; awful dusty & crowd there.
Joe Herzog has sale this afternoon, also one in Maeystown. Kouminity [sic] Pinic [sic] in Red Bud, tickets are raffled out. like last year. Henry was here for lunch, he brought the wagon up & we had Armstutz’s, hauled the wheat out. We all went out this afternoon, some were there for lunch & supper, it rained, the machine got there about 4 o’clock, so they threshed, 2 loads wheat & 1 oats. we got 25 bus. from the 2 loads. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary come this evening & we all went to Red Bud pinic [sic], Bertille won 50 lb. flour on little tickets; several others, Mary Braun, Mrs. L. Millman, Percy Starr, Martin Fahey, Wm. Harbaugh got cheese & butter, Percy Roscow won $20 cash; they had a calf & nice prizes. The wrestling match was L. Cowell & boy from Belleville the latter won.
Two & three years today of Hy Braun’s death & also Virgil Parkers, Papa & Rosalia hauled water from the cistern out for the pigs, in the barel [sic]. Water is getting pretty low, everywhere at present. Mrs. Rennecker was here awhile. Oscar Klotz finished his run today, pulled home.
Mr. Rennecker was over, he told us to feed his chickens for him, they went threshing down at Klotz’s. We went to Belleville this afternoon. Went to Donahue’s tonight to Erna Braun’s 18 birthday dance, free Phil Carlis & musci [sic], & a nice crowd. It is also Margaret McDermotts birthday. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary finished threshing at Henry B.
Chas. Wagner’s threshing now. George Emery went on Cliffords place today, he got hurt yesterday, fell from the wagon. Nice an cool this morning. Wm. Wiegand Jr. while going home from threshing, one day nite last week, was hit by John Schaefer of Waterloo, Wiegand had no lights on his wagon, they didn’t notice him, smashed in to him, wagon broke all to pieces, frame & all, he is going to get a new one, & have a reflector put on it now. He wasn’t hurt. Vic Braun came & asked if Klotz could drive through this way over to Mengs; but he came through the alley any way.
Jos. Schilling pull his threshing outfit up to Ed Kreher’s today, & Oscar Klotz to Louis Voges. Osie Neff drives the engine what Phil Braun had last year; he isn’t going out. Jack Mueth runs it for Schilling’s run. Pete Kreher’s boy from St. Louis, is working for G. Schilling, driving bundle wagon. It is awful hot weather these day, yesterday 100 in shade. Mr. & Mrs. S. Hellmer wedding anniversary, also Arthur Meohrs. The paper says the new wheat in Monroe & St. Clair Cos, will be 80¢ bus. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, went to Red Bud, got flour, brought papa pair tennis shoes along $1. Henry & family came this evening, got the mule, his horse gave out threshing today, at Pete Reheis, just fell down, is blooted [sic], they say. Eggs 11¢.
Rose & Bert, went to Red Bud church, took Helfrichs along, then we & Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary drove down to Red Bud, was going to go to Martin Fahey’s, & our machine didn’t work; so we took it to Schrieber’s garage & got oil changed generator put in for $6.25, then it got to late, so we went home. Uncle Fred & Aunt had lunch here this morn. Papa & Rose went out to Henry’s cut wheat papa drove the binder. Uncle & Aunt came here, took Bertie along to Martin Fahey’s, & also his other farm; came home past Henry’s & stopped there, all had lunch. Uncle took our mule along & Aunt & Rosalie drove the car, she had supper over there; papa & Bert came home together; it got awful black & cloudy little wind & rain this evening. There was an airplane landed in Braun’s field; cause of weather. Geo. Wagners have lot of company today. Chas. birthday. Maniers have a dance tonight, musci by Jolly Six of Red Bud. Adm. 25¢. Band concert in Mascoutha [sic].
Memorial Day. The Hecker Y.P.L. having outing today Corveur Lake, Mo. Yesterday the children & sisters of Catholic School had there outing at Fort Chartres. Klein’s, Griffin’s, Braun’s, trucks & I. Helfrich’s car. Bert Thompson & Ed. Meng came to take a look at the barn. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were at the school pinic [sic] in Waterloo, this afternoon, came up here this eve. went to the dance at Oak Grove, Leona brought the kids up to stay with papa, & we went along with them to Oak Grove, free dance, musci [sic] by Jolly Six, Schmidts – Oh! Boy! Crowd. Clara Wagner & the kids came over awhile this evening; Rosalia & Berti went to Red Bud after chick mash. A man here bought 7 doz. eggs @ 12¢. There were niggers at Henry’s today.
Emil, Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary & Henry came this morn, had lunch & dinner; from 7 to 6. Cleveland worked this afternoon, – 1-6. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary left right after dinner, went to Adam Eckerts, Emmies birthday, he went over to see Hy. Kerber, came back here again, had supper. Mr. Rob. Mertz & family stopped on there way to Red Bud, see how far we was with the barn, he is going to put the tin roof on. Rosa sewed my dress today. A gang kids was here selling chances for a quilt to be raffled out after the childrens program, on May 24, we took one – 5¢. Mr. Chas Mehman of Belleville is sick. Hy. Braun of Hecker, worked so hard in the garden, that he is now deaf.