Sunday, April 23, 1933

We went out to Uncle Freds for dinner & supper. In the afternoon we all went over to the cemetery, Ed Scheinder family & some relation & Phil & Henry Braun where there they went all through the house & barn, so did we. Scheinder is going to rent the place. We went to Uncle Adam’s & Aunt Mary & Uncle Fred rode along with us there this evening. Jonny Kreher’s sure must of had some dance the other night. Frank Birkner was so drunk. Isadore Helfrich was going to take them home she was no better, he run up the lumber pile; so Henry Spalt took them home. Last Sat, Krehres [sic] & Kemp where cutting a tree down between the hills & it fell the wrong way & smashed the top in on George Wiegands machine & another one yet.

Friday, March 24, 1933

Bobby birthday 7 yrs. old; an a pretty nice day. We had frost for 3 morning already. The funeral of Mrs. Frivegolle passed here then yesterday afternoon, from the Peter Rocider’s residence to Round Prairie cemetery & church. We took the brooder stove down & put it in the chicken house now, & carried our chicks out, we counted 404 that we took out. Bertille got the mail, a letter from Creses. It sure is some funny weather, raining & snowing awful. We didn’t get out to the birthday; to much rain. Cleveland came there.

Sunday, Feb. 19, 1933

We where at Red Bud. Herman Goessling & Adelia Wagner where published 1-2-3 time, wedding is Tue. morning. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed for dinner, then we all drove out to look at bridge, where they men are working, then went to Henry’s, but was nobody home there; then we went back home again, played 2 games pinochle, they went home. Mr. & Mrs. Alfred May came to pay Uncle Fred interest, they stayed for supper, then till 8:30, they left then to go to see Mrs. Codty, who isn’t feeling so very well & also to see Ambrose Doyl’s boy at the hospital, he got operated for appendix. Mr. & Mrs. Ed. Burke have a little baby boy; & also Mr. & Mrs. Joe Kunkel. Mrs. William Koch of Coxeyville is being buried this afternoon at Waterloo Evangical [sic] Church & cemetery, she was taken to the hospital on Feb. 10 & died a week later Feb. 17, she had fell & fractured her hip; she has two sons, Roy of Waterloo & Elmer, Columbia & adopted daughter Edith Rudolph; at home, she was 59 years old.

Saturday, Feb. 4, 1933

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came here awhile before the funeral of Mr. Joe Mueth 75 yrs. old; it was a very large one, but it snowed a little & got awful cold, after church the sun was shining. Fr. Aydt had a very nice sermon again today. Henry & Leona where at church, & from there went to Belleville. We all went out to the cemetery. Papa went to Hecker this afternoon, we baked cream pie. Frank Dudenhoeffer & Lizzie didn’t come up for the funeral, & with Rosa & her boy, they went along home with Lizzie to Oklahoma. We all & Mr. & Mrs. Steve Rennecker went over to George Wagner’s & played pinochle, papa had 1540 trump in hearts & didn’t see it, & his partner Clara at the same time had 300 pinochle, too bad wasn’t it, I Say, beer & cake & doughnuts where served, to the visitors. Rosalia got 1 gal. milk.

Saturday, Jan. 21, 1933

We all went to church, to Mrs. Mueth’s funeral; & rain some thing awful it just poured down; make it awful bad. Papa & Rosalia went along to the cemetery. The church was packed, some standing. The pall bearers where, Joe & George Schilling, Tom Haney [?], Wm. Ganley, Phil Braun, Geo. Parker. Fr. Adyt made a nice sermon; people where here from St. Louis, Waterloo, Smithon [sic], Red Bud & from all over. We went to Joe Wacthel’s this eve, played 5 hand pinochle, 4 games; & raining & dark. Papa went to the annual telephone meeting at Griffin, this afternoon, they came down a 25 on quaterely [sic] dues, it is now 75¢ every 3 mons. the drop tax is still the same $4.00 a yr. Papa had a talk with Al. Geodelle. They say the roads are pretty good for all the rain we had.

Monday, Jan. 2, 1933

Mrs. Sophia Homirghausen, that is George’s mother died & will be buried this afternoon at St. Marcus Church & cemetery at Round Prairie. Mr. Tecklenburg got our eggs & chickens today, eggs 28½¢ & chickens 10¢ that is hens. Bobby is down in bed to with fever, the rest are up today. It is a Holiday for the town people, there is so many cars passing.

Friday, July 1, 1932

Papa took the saddle horse & rode out to Uncle Fred’s today to help put up hay; he had lunch, dinner. Rosalia & Bertille went to the funeral of Mr. Gambach’s this afternoon, to the house, church & went to the cemetery with Mrs. Oscar Birkner, it was a large one & many flowers. Mrs. Gambach takes it awful hard. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up to stay over night, Rosalia Bertille rode along down to the cemetery to see Gambach’s grave & all the flowers. Mrs. Hy. Gambach brought one there too.

Wednesday, June 29, 1932

Papa & Rosalia went out to Henry’s to get the harness & plow, he traded his horse to Kelley for 2 horses & hay; he brought the horses yesterday & got a load of how & today he said he was coming after the rest. Emil was here & him & papa started the team out in a plow, some circus. Ed. Meng was also here. Clifford brought there horse over & took the saddle horse & went riding. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came to help make hay. They where here for lunch. They brought Mr. Gambach home this evening & will be buried Fri. afternoon at 1:30, the paper states he took cresote [sic - creosote], Mrs. found him at 7 o’clock in the barn lying face downwards.

Sunday, May 29, 1932

We went to Waterloo Church, papa wanted to see Rob. Merz. about tin roof, this afternoon him & his family came out for awhile. Mrs. Rennecker has lot of company today, she is 60 yrs. old. We went out to Uncle Fred’s this evening. She & Lonie where at the cemetery for service this afternoon, so many strange people where there. He made a nice sermon & everything looks nice. The priest that was to make the sermon had a nervous breakdown.

Saturday, April 23, 1932

Papa went to get a haircut & shave. Ed Neff’s little boy is getting buried this morning, church up here at 9 o’clock then to Red Bud cemetery. Papa went out to help Henry stretch wire.