Sunday, April 5, 1936

Raining this morn, thunder & lighten. Palm Sun. Levi Ganley came & paid for his two loads hay $18.00. We spayed our baby chixs, 2 died. In the Evangicle [sic] churches the children are being examined this morn. next Sun. confirmation. Mr. Al. May & daughter Margaret of Burksville, stopped in a while. Mr. Joe Freund &  Clifford Stalheber came at 9’oclock this evening, to look at the mare & colt he was down at Brauns, also looking for one; pretty late, he wants pap to look at his cow, he wants to trade in for the mare, thought the colt was nice.

Saturday, April 4, 1936

Pap went out to haul wood again this morning. Lot of news on the radio of Hauptmann; & flood all over in Southern State & a tornado passed through Georgia & South Carolina, quite a few injured, & killed, 1000 are homeless, houses blewn [sic] to pieces. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came he went in the woods to get rock. R. Zipfel of Red Bud brought us our chicks – 305 – 280 @ 9.25 – $25.90 & 25 that pap won as attendance prize; we got 75 lbs. slartine [unclear – possibly starting] a mash along free, 25 lbs. with every 100 chicks; there all pretty nice White Rocks. Joe Griffin came & put us a new A. battery radio for half price $1.50, it works pretty good now, Steve Rennecker was here, collecting telephone dues. Eggs are only 15¢ now here; 16¢ on radio this morn.

Thursday, April 2, 1936

Boy! some weather, cold, freezing hard is to be 20° tonite, we covered things in the garden; started fire in furnace again & in brooder stove, getting chicxs [sic] Sat. Mr. Jake Erle stopped in. Salger from Horse Prairie came, looked at our cultivator & bought it for $35.00; will get it soon. Berti went to see Joe Griffin about our radio; he is coming down tomorrow; we sewed aprons, caps & Rose cut her print dress & sewed the skirt.

Saturday, June 15, 1935

Papa went over to Meng’s a little to see the barn. We got the check for our chickens that we shipped, got 17¢ medium springs & broilers 15½¢. & heavy hens 16½¢. Mertz charged 65¢ for hauling. Papa & Rose went to Waterloo with a load wheat; got 73¢ bu; there was also a train wrecked, sale on Rickert lot; things sold so cheap, papa bought paint for $1.50 & 80¢ gal; vanilla 2 bottle $1. for 25¢ etc so much. Rose went to Hecker, paid Ted Eichenseer for house insurance $24.90; some cheaper than last year. Eggs 20¢. We went to Waterloo to Pautler’s, Paderborn baseball club gave a dance, Moonlighters playing.

Tuesday, March 26, 1935

We washed, ironed. Chas. Helfrich & son were here got load hay for $12.00. A man around selling apples 35 & 40¢ pk. Papa took 14 bus. wheat to Red Bud got 81¢; got all kind mash & medicine for the little chix, disenfectant [sic] for brooder house etc. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this evening, she was quilting at Mary’s today, finished it up. We patched tonite.

Thursday, Feb. 21, 1935

Papa went out to Henry’s, help Mr. Fournie of Ziebold’s place, got the oats, he got 64 bus @ 60¢.  Ivo Rapp was here & asked to for oats. Papa went to Mrs. Gambach &  bought her plow for Henry $2.50; it is in Wm. Gregson’s stable. Henry came furrowed the land. We went to Belleville this afternoon. This evening went out to Henry’s, played cards. Eggs are 22¢ here, we got 17¢ chickens at Belleville.

Saturday, Aug. 12, 1933

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, we fixed 4 chickens, & things for the pinic [sic] & Papa went up to see George Schilling. Henry brought Rosalia home, & Robert went home, he went to the pinic [sic] first with Aunt Mary. Karl Boll’s have a little baby girl since 5 o clock this 9 lbs morn; she is pretty sick, no one alound [sic – allowed] to come into the house for 3 days. It rained & hailed up north terrible, we had a shower, & wind, spoiled the pinic [sic] for awhile. We drove 1 up with the car, after the rain, it was a fair crowd, they got rid of all the chicken & things, we bought cake for 30¢ pies they sold 5¢ a piece. Smithon [sic] Band furnished the musci [sic], the 10 articles where raffled out at 9 o clock, Rich from Belleville won the ft. prize a quilt, lace dresser scarf, Geo. Gresslioem plaid blanket, Ed. Parker, 100 lb. flour F ed Eichenseer; ½ doz. stailes knives & forks, Hamil of Belleville, bed spread, Josie Gregson, pillow cases, H. Becker, pocket watch, Hy. Kirsch Jr. Red Bud, linen tablecloth, Ethel Pour, 5 gal. gas Ed. Coup.

Wednesday, Aug. 2, 1933

Canned 8 qt. corn, took just ½ bu. Clara Wagner was here. The road workers started working in town today. Chas. Jung was here bought 27 lb. springs 9¢ lb. A little baby boy was born at Henry’s this evening at 7 o clock, 10 lbs. Dr. Werth’s & Mrs. Geodelle came there.

Monday, April 3, 1933

We washed, ironed, scrubbed basement, this morn. Papa & Rosalia went to Waterloo took load wheat along & eggs are 9¢, wheat 48¢. Bertille stayed at Henry’s, made a little garden, Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where there too, they brought seed potatoes up. Robert was in bed, had a few pimples, thought it might be measles. Wilma Reheis has them. Papa took chickens to the store 54 lbs. 8¢ lb. & had to pay tax on the things what he bought. It is terrible windy this afternoon.

Wednesday, March 15, 1933

It froze ice last night. We washed, ironed. Papa sewed clover seed. The Ladies Aid of the Evangical [sic] Church put up two quilts in there church & are having quilting. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up for church this evening, brought sack turnips along. We went to Red Bud to lent devotions. Fr. Feldman had the stations, he is in an awful condition. We fed out little chicks raw potatoes & Alfalfa.