Saturday, March 14, 1936

Pap sewed clover seed down below in Hy Armstutz oats patch, then went to help Henry sew again. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up, planted 7 rows potatoes. We went out & listened to there radio tonite. Mrs. Bill Rahn Red Bud died of fractured skull, they said Emett Cowell took her to Columbia, & she fell from the car, door flew open, going 30 miles, happened last Mon. some time; we had heard it on the radio, that she was hurt. Ivo Buehler is 18 yrs. old today. Ligntening [sic] & cloudy weather.

Tuesday, March 3, 1936

Berti ironed. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, she went to mass. Pap went out in the woods. Mrs. Hy. Birkner is awful sick again, they don’t allow no visitors now. Frieda Buehler is out there now. Uncle Fred hauled wheat to Red Bud, got 99¢; she helped to quilt awhile they came again this evening Rose went along to church; the church was packed; Fr. Simion asked & answered questions this eve.

Monday, Feb. 3, 1936

St. Blase. We wanted to go to mass, but the weather was terrible this morning, fog & sleet ice, one car turned 4 times around, in front of Laut’s house; papa seen it. We washed, made cheese & 2½ lbs. butter. Kunklemann was here looked at the mare. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped in a little, then went to see Chris Buehlers, Linus & Iona aren’t feeling well. Quite a few around town got the mumps. Clara Wagner got 1 lb. butter 30¢ & Rennecker got 1 lb. & 5¢ milk; Eggs 23¢ Wheat $1.

Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1935

Last day of the year. Pap & Berti went to Waterloo this morning, got egg mash, went to see Bershe & Ziebold’s Radios. Mr. Jerome Vogt came, counted our pigs & pap had to sign contracts. Papa went to Chris Buehler’s this afternoon, he bought 3 heifers $42 from him. An egg peddler Moll stopped looked at our cows, the one is sold, he might come back again later on, but the time the other one will have a calf. Mr. Streck came out & looked the cattle over, but didn’t buy.

Thursday, Dec. 5, 1935

Papa & Rose took a heifer out to Henry’s. We got 8 pigs born today. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, he went to Waterloo, & got his car looked after, had supper here; went home, came back again this evening & we all went to Christ Buehlers, gave them a visit, had a solo game; musci [sic] & singing. Rose sewed the star quilt together in stars.

Monday, Nov. 18, 1935

Henry & Leona, Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here butchered 2, one for us & 242 lbs. & one for Uncle Freds 250 lbs; the boys went to school; Uncle Fred took load home & came back again for supper; it is his birthday 61 yrs. old, we went out this evening. Henry & family, Chris Buehlers family & Oscar Birkner & 2 boy’s & Kenneth Neff, were there, played pinochle, games, sang songs, had cake, cookies. Fredrick Fritsch was here wanted eggs, we had none. Hy. Armstutz brought load corn. Hecker school has visiting day; no school here.

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1935

Election today, just 2 commissioners running, Vogt & Teonjes. Bertille’s 21 yr. birthday. We washed, hung it in basement. Chris Buehler stopped in, to tell papa about some hogs. Chas. Wagner came with some corn for his hogs here, Geo. Lorberg was going to get them this afternoon, & he did. Geo Boll was also along, they had taken stock to East St. Louis, then went to J. Friedrichs, had bought a heifer & brought a cow along for A. Eckert. Painted a few window frames this afternoon. A Wind Power Electric Agent was here. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this evening, called for Christ Kern’s to came here also, wanted to speak with them, so Mr & Mrs Kern & boy Leo came. We started fire in furnace for first time this year.

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1935

Leona brought Billy [Willis] up to stay till tomorrow. Walter Reheis 30 & Hilda Klube 29 are being married in priest house by F. Eshmann Waterloo Ill. Henry & Leona as attendants, at 2:30 this afternoon. Hilda has a green dress & Black hat, & assesories [sic] & Leona dark rust dress & hat, black shoes; the men dark suits; going to have yellow & rust colored bouquets, it is also Annies 38 birthday; the supper is to be served 4:30 at Reheis for close relatives, brothers & sisters. Jake’s wife is to bake the cake, good supper. Mr. Wm. Gregson’s who lives in Gambach’s place, here are moving to W.C. Heyls farm today. Christ Buehler’s truck, Levis & Mrs. Renneker are helping to move them. The Young ladies are sodality of Hecker parish are giving a euchre party at school hall tonite; second for this month already. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came here first then went; we didn’t go. Rose got the boys from school & did Henry’s work, feeding & milking; then came home, boys stayed all night. Alois Havey & Stockel of Waterloo, fixed our chimney, cleaned furnace, took pipe out & etc.

Saturday, Aug. 17, 1935

Papa went out to Henry’s. Clarence Wittenauer’s milk truck struck Henry’s colt & knocked it in the air, is awful bad, has a big hole in shoulder; Wittenauer has insurance, & he got the veterain [sic – veterinarian] out; & bandaged it up a little. Pretty serious they say. Henry, Dick, Grover, Emil, all up making hay had dinner, 2 loads here & took 1 load home; today & last nite; he broke the wheel of, so this morning he went up to get Emil’s wagon & had the colt loose & sure it had to get hit. Casper Horschmann has sale on the Barney Kaiser farm this afternoon. Al. May auctioneer. Ivo Buehler is moving Louis Voges from Sethfest farm to Cowell place in blackjacks, from which Esthers [Estkers?] moved to the bottoms, Aaron Papbenberg moved them. Freeburg Homecoming today. Donahues has a free dance tonite. Blossom City Boys playing. We went out to Henry’s to see the colt, it eats, but still lies down.

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.