Monday, June 14, 1937

Worked gardens, Henry & family were here for dinner. took calf to Belleville got 8¢. Pap & boys put roofing on brooder house. Went out to Henry’s got load oats & corn that was still out there yet. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary got card, inviting us to come to Luella Ronenberg’s wedding dance at Paderborn Sat. nite; also has a fish fry & dance Sun. nite.

Friday, Jan. 24, 1936

4 above zero this morning. Vic Braun came got our calf shipped, it with Mertz; radio price 75¢ lower. Rose & Berti went out to Henry’s, did cleaning, brought the wash along & did it this afternoon. The boy’s went to Waterloo, to E. St. Louis again, 3rd time this week, she [Leona] had got worse since Sun., but is somewhat better now; no school today. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, came helped quilt. Bill Hernner’s of St. Louis have another baby girl. Mr. & Mrs. Walter Reheis spent last weekend in St. Louis. Mr. Davis of Ames was here, looked at the horse. We get lot of milk now.

Thursday, Jan. 23, 1936

In St. Louis it was 11 degrees below zero, this morning, pretty cold; but some places it is 66 & 55 below, tonight it is to be zero here, getting warmer, snow this morn, now sunshine. Papa went to Red Bud to see butcher & paid pew rent; Went to Mertz, wants to ship our calf. Hartmann of below Red Bed was here, looked at the horse. Mrs. A. Eckert & Roland Birkner’s birthday anniversary; this is the coldest weather ever been here, they claim; anyway when you ain’t use to it; have to making fire all the time. Calf 13¢.

Tuesday, June 11, 1935

We washed. Henry & Leona went to Belleville took a calf in to Streck’s, boys stayed here, had lunch. Papa made a work brush in shop [? – unclear]. Oliver Kammler & Wagner kids were here, selling different products. Ivo Buehler didn’t have appendix; ulcers in stomach, operated for both, it had busted.

Saturday, April 13, 1935

Hy Volkmann gave us a visit this morning. We went to Foster Pond, to R Vogts sale, bought nothing, horse brought $115.00 etc., little calf $18.00, implements went cheap, it was all cash sale. We stopped at Waterloo got a beef bone for soup.

Saturday, Sept. 22, 1934

We went to Wm. Straub’s sale by Burskville [sic]; bought a heifer calf $12.85. Mr. May & Vin Walsh, auctioneer & clerk. Ben Schilling & Jac. Reheis gave a free birthday dance at Pautler’s Park tonight.

Tuesday, Sept. 6, 1932

We washed, ironed. Papa & Rosalia went out to Henry’s to meet that fellow there with the cow & calf, mule. Today school begins. Papa & Rosalia went out to Henry’s & got the 2 mules, then he cut hay here. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this morning. We cup up tomatoes for catsup a big pit full. Henry & family came up this evening & got a basket of yellow tomatoes for canning. Calf was born last Wed. Aug. 31.