Friday, Oct. 16, 1936

Pap helped Henry finished sewing wheat, he had dinner there. Rosalia took the truck out to get load oats; for crushing. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this eve. brought pickles up. Omer came awhile to. The Republicans have meeting at Kammlers Hall tonite J. Schmidt & Jess Brown speakers. Bernice got doz. eggs 26¢.

Thursday, Oct. 3, 1935

We dug our sweet potatoes, 5 bus.; pretty nice. Mr. Davis of Belleville was out, looking up old junk, went to Uncle’s Fred’s to look at a buggy. Mr. Emil Bestmann & Florence Trentman of Freeburg are being married this afternoon at Waterloo by Rev. Kochkeim, the attendants being Walter Reheis & Hilda Khebe. The catholic parish have a euchre, lotto & pinochle party tonite, also attendance prize in the school hall. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, & we went along. Rose was lucky, she got attendance prize a pillow, & first prize in games had 12 points, got pillow cases. Aunt Mary had 8, got safety razor outfit; large crowd; but not so many prizes. Rose & Bert took 14 bus. wheat to Red Bud got 86¢, prices is $1.00 got flour & that is $4.20, Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up, he took load down too, got $1. for his. Milly Brown, Stuart Product agent.

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 1934

Mamie Eichenseer came & brought the pattern back. Then she went to Angela’s quilting. We picked the green tomatoes got near a bu. Melvin Wagner was here. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, brought some rose bushes & trees. Henry & family also came, so pap stayed at home with the boys’ & we all went to the Rebpulic [sic – Republican] Meeting at Maniers Hall, free refreshments & dance; & was there people there, like pinic [sic], hall was crowded, & windows outside, Jesse Brown was speaker; & the Morone [sic – Monroe] Co. Officers there too.

Monday, Jan. 29, 1934

So cold, water froze in bucket in kitchen last night. Rosalia made herself dress like Zita’s pattern. Bertille got the evening paper. It was in there that Mrs. Alva Eichenseer as bride & son Francis Jr. as ring bearer, & Lindow, were awarded 1st prize as wedding couple at Smithon [sic] Mask Ball last Sat. night; & Clarence Hepp & Miss Lillie Brown & Mrs. Roy Kunz were all among the prize winners.

Friday, Jan. 26, 1934

Pap went to Hecker. Vic Eichenseer came & fixed our pump at the straw shed. the E. W. A. roadworkers started again today, only work 15 hrs. week. Seven were fired, & 4 new ones put on, they are Chas. Helfrich, Hy. Brown, Philip Jatho, Osie Neff put on, & those fired, where Robert Laut, Hecker & 2 guys from Waterloo. Meyer’s, Hy. Emery, Bill Sensel. Rosalia went after the mail. Pierre Laut was here yesterday evening, said we could come & help quilt this afternoon; Rosalia went; Mrs. Rennecker, Mrs. George Kammler were the quilters for today. It is sun burst quilt they had lunch. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up awhile this afternoon. We had cooked cheese from Mertz store, lb. Adam Eckert’s butter; all was good. This evening we went out to Uncle Freds, Aunt Mary’s 57 birthday, cake & orangeade was served to the following: Mrs. Oscar Birkners family, Frank Birkner’s family, Christ Buehler’s family, Wm. Birkner’s family, Miss Josie Keller, Pinochle & lotto was played by the kids, got prizes; Frieda got attendance prize again. Miss Josie spent the day by Lizzie Boll’s.

Thursday, July 16, 1931

Today Ed Pabst’s is threshing, papa has to go down around eleven oclock & also Eichenseers.  Edwin Reheis has a little girl since last Sat.  Rosalia & Bertille went to church this morning when Hy. Braun was getting buried.  It was a large funeral.  This afternoon we went out to Parker’s, they didn’t take it to church, they went from the house to the cemetery.  The baby was 7 mo. old.  Koch had both funerals.  Papa went to Pabst’s, he had dinner there, we got 62 bus. for our share but we are 5 short now.  So I don’t know how it will be now.  Vic & Odillo hauled it here, they where both here for lunch.

Tuesday, July 14, 1931

Papa went out in the woods this morning to get some poles.  Today Slyvester [sic – Sylvester] Miller & Hilda Bertram are getting married.  Leona went to church to see it.  Her sister & brother where the attendants.  We got the report this morning that Henry S. Braun died last night at 7 o clock & will be buried Thurs. morn.  We heard he had heart failure & indigestion trouble & then again we heard, he went to get a drink of water by the well & fell over dead.  Clarence Wittenauer was here, he wants 3½¢ to haul wheat from Pabst’s to our place & takes 3 to Red Bud & 4 to New Athens & 5 to Freeburg.  So Papa got Eichenseer’s to haul it, they will do it for 3¢.  Bertille was by Mrs. Rennecker about a half hr. this evening.