Saturday, April 10, 1937

Baked bread, coffee cake, then went to Leo’s butchering 2 hogs, also Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary helped to; had lunch, dinner supper, sugar cured meat, etc; got weighed U. Fred, 166, pap 162, Rose 162, Leo 149, A. Mary 176, Bert 118. Pap took eggs up got 20¢.

Monday, Feb. 22, 1937

Washington’s Birthday. We went butchering at Orlets, killed 2 pretty big, made summer saussage [sic]; Uncle Fred & A. Mary & Jakes & Isd. helped Pap went out to Henry’s & got block & tackle first this morn. Uncle Fred & A. Mary came here, seen the shed door open & drove up there. Bert was home, we had lunch & dinner there. Isd. got a 1931 Chev. coach. It started in to rain & snow a little this eve. Eggs 20¢.

Monday, Feb. 15, 1937

Uncle Fred went to L. Birkners & we & A. Mary went out to Henrys butchering 2 pigs. Tonite Leo & Rose & A. Mary us went to Querheim’s to see Omer he is layed [sic] out so nice; they were going to come out Sun; while the rest went to church, he went in bathroom & killed himself with razor blade, cut his throat. Oh My Oh My: poor boy; sure terrible.

Saturday, Jan. 30, 1937

We went butchering at Henry’s. Took Uncle Fred along from the church lane; to muddy for him to get out with car. Raining this afternoon & tonite; thunder & lightening.

Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1936

We washed, ironed, patched; cleaned upstairs took the tree & decorations down. Some guys here this afternoon wanted to use our sheet [? – unclear] to unload some mules, 1 had been lying down in there, they were afraid it would get killed; & they got stuck in the yard, before they even got that far; some time, cut tracks over the whole place, & didn’t even say as much as thank you, came from way down in Mo. some place. Ed. Meng came yet to & Clarence Wagner. The St. Augustine School, they have lotto & euchre tonite given by the Young Ladies Sodality. Geo. Wagner butchered today. Found 3 doz. eggs. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came here, & pap & Bert went along up to the euchre party, the quilt by playing 1 game lotto was won by Joe Watchel, we didn’t get a thing. Pap had 7 & Bert 4 & A. Mary 2 & Uncle Fred 12 he got a table cloth, the prizes were nice, but not very many & hall was filled, all the tables, surely nice crowd lot of N. Athens & Paderborn. Fr. Teonnies was also down. Leo & Rose went to see Geo. Orlet by Floraville.

Monday, Dec. 21, 1936

We butchered 1 hog & Uncle Fred; 240 lbs got it from Geo. Parker’s, the top is $10.35 today, on radio. Henry family helped. A fellow here wanted to sell rugs. Adolph Schaeffer & John stopped, brought the grindstone & table here. Steve Rennecker butchered today also. Eggs. 28¢. Awful nice day, ground sloppy.

Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1936

We washed, ironed, baked molasses cookies. Pap went in woods all day, brought load along home. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, went to Kessler’s & Geo Parker’s looking for hog to butcher next Mon. here, got one at Parkers. Sure beautiful weather.

Monday, Dec. 14, 1936

Went out to Henry’s butchering, had lunch & dinner. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary helped to, was a pretty big one. Eggs are only 29¢. Chas. Helfrich came got slip paper for that he got clover seed here. We got weighed, Rose 152, Leona 125, U. Fred 160, Berti 114 & Billy [Willis] 40. Mrs. Hy. Burdorgf butchers wife of Red Bud was buried last Fri. afternoon.

Thursday, Dec. 3, 1936

Fried down bacon. Went out to Henry’s butchering a big hog; had dinner. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary helped also. Cloudy, snow a little, not much. Henry & family went to Geodelles for supper, his birthday. Leo & Rose went to Jake’s.

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1936

Henry & family, Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, were all up, helped to butcher, had lunch & dinner, butchered the large sow. Started in snowing this afternoon, & rain tonite. Eggs 34¢ today.