Tuesday, May 18, 1937

Cloudy & black sky this morn, had light shower of rain. We went to Leo’s, brought Jake along, he got the horse rode him up there to work by Leo’s; Mr. Orlet is out to came last nite. Ivo Buehler came brought cabbage plants here what Rose sent along with him for Henry. Pierre Laut got 1 qt milk. Went out to Henry’s, helped plant cabbage plants; Geodelle’s stopped a little while to then went to Dan Geodelle’s.

Saturday, April 17, 1937

We planted 1 bu. seed potatoes this afternoon $2.20 bu. got them at Eichenseers, white & red. Christ Buehler harrowed his oats patch this morning; we also laid 3 sweet potatoe [sic] rows off, to early to plant yet. Henry & family were up.

Friday, April 16, 1937

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came again, he helped hauled logs; Pap & him had dinner at Henry’s, was here for supper. Leo & Rose came down this eve. Pretty warm today. Chris Buehler sewed oats & alfalfa clover seed this afternoon. We made some more garden again, lettuce, radishes, etc. it’s wet. Geo Haudrich had 50 hens & 50 bus. wheat stolen heard on the radio, at 5 ‘ o clock; have the guys at Belleville jail the wheat was indentifed [sic] at Waterloo Milling Co. he said. Leo said last Sun. morn. in fron of S. Stiffler’s house, they had a stuffed man, hanging on telephone wire & on there vote for Stiffler School director, sure play some trick who ever put it up, was hanging for several day’s they said, he received 1 vote Sat. at the school election at Paderborn.

Thursday, April 15, 1937

Nice day but windy. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, had dinner & supper, he helped haul logs, him & pap got them out & Henry hauled over to Schilling’s. A man here selling lawn spray’s kills dandelions & all weeds, & helps grass to grow, $1.95 gal. Fr. Aydt is trying it out he said. Christ Buehler & Ivo plowed here today, finished the patch by the house here, he brought 8 doz. eggs along @ 20¢ for setting, we set 12 hens tonite, also with the 4 duck eggs, that I said week ago. All Rhode Island Reds. Aunt Mary helped Bert [Bertille] sew her dress today, a print one.

Tuesday, April 13, 1937

Rained last nite. We went to Belleville took 2 hogs in the last ones, got $9.95 – 440 lbs; hogs coming down rapidly. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this eve. awhile. Vic Eichenseer fixed our pump, this eve. Pap went to Christ Buehler’s got 7 doz. eggs for setting 20¢ doz. Rhode Island Reds. Henry & Leo chixs all came today, all was alright this time.

Wednesday, April 7, 1937

Bert went along with Ivo Buehler to Leo’s, helped ironed, patch, had dinner & supper there went along to Paderborn play tonite. Texas Ranger’s, boy what crowd, players were, Hy. Roth, Al & Bertha Karban, Isd. & Ceceila [sic] Watchel, Sly. Neff, Sy. Louis Schoenborn, Esther Helfrich, Marcella Schilling, Cryil Haudrich, Skaer’s Schoenborn played for dance after play, sure was good. Hermann of Columbia got the mule in trade for cow & pigs $65 booth [sic-both]. Leo has there cow & pigs. Bert Thompson was here, pap was over at Meng’s. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary bought Bert home this eve.

Tuesday, March 30, 1937

Pap went to Belleville with 2 hogs same as last time 420 lbs. @ 10¼¢, also went to dentist. Bert washed, ironed. Krupp boys came with truck brought the mule $25.00 & took & mare along, made a trade. The foundry men aren’t working today. Rob. Laut came, looked at implements, he is going to start farming a little truck patch, on our lot on the corner up here. Christ Buehler & Frieda stopped on way to Red Bud, looked at wheat ground. Louis Birkner is pretty good again now, nobody staying there.

Thursday, March 18, 1937

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, pap went along in to Belleville, to attend Mrs. Kate Buehlers funeral from Reumer’s [Funeral Home] to Ruma Church, at 9 o’clock; there were 8 cars from Belleville. Pallbearers from Ruma Congregation, pretty large funeral quite a few people of around here went down to Ruma. She was keeping house for an Ins. [Insurance] Man at Belleville, the children all had to come in there this afternoon & get her clothes & things at that place. Lena Meng came over to see Uncle Fred on business. Pap took the team, went after load of posts. Eppinger was here again but pap didn’t want to sell it today, he has a sore leg, limbs. Mrs. Staufenbiels said today that Alice Brand in California was going to buy land & house on it  & more. Miss Stella Roscow is visiting down at California now, at Kern’s, she is going by Alice.

Wednesday, March 17, 1937

St. Patricks, nice day, snow is nearly all gone. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went into Belleville to see Mrs. Buehler this morning & also went over to N. Athens but couldn’t get the quilt yet, the show won’t be over till Sat. nite being bad weather; but she got the money for the stitched quilt $7.50, that one gone to St. Louis already, they had dinner here. Uncle [Fred] went to Waterloo got oiled changed in his car, & she helped Bert fixed her dress. Ralph Collier was here awhile. Burckhardt & Eppineger horse traders of Waterloo were here, coming back tomorrow evening again. Nobody planted potatoes today, I don’t think. There is St. Patricks dance at Oak Grove, & a free one at Donahues tonite.

Tuesday, March 16, 1937

Henry & Leona came left boys here & Bert went along to Belleville shopping, Le [Leona] got new hat & Bert dress; all for Easter; Boys had dinner here. Emil came awhile this afternoon, some guys looked at horses. We went to see Mrs. Buehler, Kaisers were there at the time, looks natural. Sure beautiful from the top, but oh! the mud; below is terrible. Eggs 21¢.