Monday, March 7, 1938

We washed, ironed, patched. Pap sewed clover seed, hauled wheat to Waterloo this afternoon, 1 load from here 77 [cents], & 2 loads from Henrys 82 [cents]. top price is 84 [cents]. Bert [Bertille] took eggs to town got 14 [cents]. Lauts tearing house down today. Hoffmann from Belleville nearly all down this eve. Steve Stiffler was here this eve. on business. Sure warm.

Sunday, Oct. 31, 1937

Beautiful day again. Went to mass. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary stayed awhile; Harry Wittenauer came on business. Henry & family came had supper here this afternoon. We went to Orlet’s, went along with them to Paderborn to closing of 13 hr. Devotion & went back again & played cards. Fr. Brandmeyer made good sermon.

Sunday, Jan. 17, 1937

Went to mass. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped awhile after mass. Mr. Nic Cortner & Wiffred were here, on business. Leo came & we all went along out to Henry’s, played cards.

Friday, Sept. 25, 1936

Pap went out to see some people on business. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this afternoon, he lawned. We went out to Waterloo this eve. to see Seila Sterling Circus, was the same as last year, out by Breezy Hill, & a crowd; horses danced, girl turned somersault 2 times. Mr. Ettling came paid Int. etc. this evening. Jonny Mueth is crippled a little fell from a wagon. Wm. Keorber’s by Paderborn, his barn burned down last nite about 12 o clock, wheat from last yr. & all of it this year, they thought it must of started from light plant or some how, they came home at 11 o clock & in 1 hr, the barn was all ablaze. Ambrose Doyle’s child is in hospital got operated for appendix, 4th one now.

Friday, Nov. 8, 1935

Pap went in the woods, Rose went along as far as Henry’s. Leona is sick again, chills & fever, like she was while back. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, also Mr & Mrs Christ Kern & son Leo & Mr & Mrs Walter Kelley & baby girl, on business. A deaf guy was here with different articles to sell. Pap went out to Henry’s to get Rose this evening; she washed & ironed, Leona was pretty good.

Friday, Oct. 18, 1935

Cloudy this morning. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, him & papa went to Waterloo on business, papa paid off [amount not legible; striked through] to Uncle Fred. Roma Meng was here gathering rubbish.

Thursday, Oct. 10, 1935

Rose & Berti spaded the garden over this morning, cut quilt patches this afternoon “Goose Trot” from different goods, sew them in the evening, need 16. Henry came, sewed wheat, had dinner & lunch. Leona is sick in bed, 104 fever, headache & side pain. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this evening, brought some pears along; also some more mullin leaves. Wm. Ganley was here on business. Eggs 25¢, Wheat $1.03.

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 1933

Rosalia & Bertille went to Red Bud to church, to see the wedding of Herman Geossling & Adelia Wagner, it was a low mass, no boquets [sic – bouquets]. Mr. Slyvester Kaubreck & Frieda Wedel where best; the bride wore, royal blue dress with lace sleeves, & white hat & black shoes, the brides maid wore dark red dress & head band, the men wore dark blue business suits. There where no relation from his side at church, a few of heres where there. Papa went out on business this afternoon, & to Waterloo to get his watch repaired. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary camed up this afternoon, to get a check cashed from Henry’s but they didn’t send it near all, so she wants papa to write a letter to John Hempe at Carrollton Ill.

Thursday, Oct. 27, 1932

Papa & Rosalia went out to Henry’s. Uncle Fred Aunt Mary came here awhile, then they went down to Joe Gregson’s after some more chickens, white ones this time 1½ & 2 for us, 1 for Leona. This evening they came up again & brought Mr. Marshall along, he had business with them, what didn’t quite understand; about Wm. Harbaugh’s land, that fellows going around securing the right of way for the hard roads in St. Clair Co, what goes over to New Athens. Leona stepped in a nail went through her foot; she bathed it & put iodine & turpentine on it.

Saturday, June 25, 1932

Papa went out on a business trip. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up for the weekend. This evening they went to Armstutz’s, Mrs. birthday. There is a birthday Yvone & at Rapp’s, a surprise party, we were not invited but Uncle Fred was.

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