Friday, Dec. 3, 1937

Raining all day & nite. Cleaned chicken house. Baked cookies. Pap went up town got papers; seen in there that Ed. Brand had wrote a letter to U. Heyl’s, telling them that last Fri. nite, fire destroyed the United paper Stock Co. were he works, but are going to rebuilt again; was quite a big loss. The plans for the new school building in Waterloo is now ready to go to work will cost building & lots & all $150,000. Farm Adv. Hughes to going to leave Waterloo & taken position in Cook CO; by the first of year; Clarence Olendorph had there baby christened last Sun. Charles William – sponsors Mr. & Mrs. William Minnemean. There will be an India Missionary coming to Evangical [sic] church, will speak & also show pictures. Literary Meeting at School house tonite; speaking old age pension. Mr. Ulrich of Smithton formerly the banker was stricken with apolexcy [sic] taken to hospital were there he died.

Sunday, March 8, 1936

Went to church, at Red Bud, Fr. Aydt had the masses again, Fr. Stern is getting along fairly well. Berti went out to today; Henry & family were up had dinner & supper, Fr. Aydt came & gave us a visit, last nite him & Fr. Simon were here awhile; Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came & Rose & Berti went to the closing of the mission service, church was pretty well filled, several priests present, renewed the vows, etc. Rained a little. Pierre Laut got ½lb. butter. Clem Parker’s have a baby girl born last Thurs; christened Elizabeth Louise, Betty, Mr. & Mrs. Geo Parker, sponsors. Henry went to see E. Parkers about chix [? – unclear].

Thursday, Feb. 20, 1936

Rose & Berti took the wash out to Henry’s; Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this evening, & we went up to the Ladies Aid Euchre in Kammler’s Hall; played bluey for a quilt, dresser scarf, towel for 10¢; Mrs. Rosemeir of Red Bud got the quilt, Mrs. Joe Griffin the scarf, Bert Thompson the towel. Geo. Lorberg attendance prize, pillow cases; we each had 9 points got sauce pans; Uncle & Aunt got nothing had 6 points, the crowd was pretty fair, people from Valmeyer were here; they also had sleeper tickets for themselves, prizes also seperated [sic]. Henry Birkner have a baby girl born on 18 Feb. christened it Louise Maria – Elmer & Bessie sponsors; she is very sick, had the priest out.

Sunday, December 1, 1935

Advent. Went to mass. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed awhile. Fourth’s of Tiptown was here, looked at hiefers [sic] & colt. John Myerscough also came to see them; him & papa went out to see the horses at Henry’s. The Turkey dinner on Thanksgiving here brought in clear $153; he says success. Oscar Birkner had the baby christened Fri; sponsors Ben Schilling Cecelia Krehrer; named it Muriel Cecelia. Pretty cold tonite, freezing hard.

Tuesday, Oct. 8, 1935

We clipped chicken wings, got about 130 in all. Rose & Berti went out to Henry’s helped, wash & clean house, 2 front rooms, got dinner there, we took basket small sweet potatoes along & crock bacon 23½ lbs. with crock. Wheat $1.07 & eggs 25¢. Joe Neary’s had there baby boy christened James last Sunday afternoon.

Monday, Sept. 23, 1935

We washed, ironed, scrub basement, dye dress & Oh my. Papa went to Waterloo this morning, got chimney fixed for Henry, & this afternoon him & Rose went out to Henry’s, he is going to roll the ground, while Henry cuts corn, had lunch. It rained this morning, pretty nice shower; but not near enough, the sun crossed the equator, Equinox Days. Pap stopped at Emils & gave him his card from Clem; Uncle Adam got his foot hurt last Tues. they hauled ground in the chicken house the wagon ran over his foot, swollen quite a bit he can’t walk on it; never went to the doctor so far yet. The milk trucks, Wittenauer, Gregson & Brauns 2 trucks are hauling sand for Clarence Braun’s to built a new house on the corner by J. Brauns land; that is another getting married in the near future, she is taking instructions for religion at present, Stehl. Joe Griffins wife also took lessons; catholic religion. George Lorberg’s got there baby girl christened yesterday; Ivo Rapp & wife sponsors.

Sunday, May 5, 1935

Went to church. Rain again this morning; Started furnace fire again, went to bed early this evening. The Bischoff came to Waterloo for confirmation, & afternoon to Columbia. Vic Eichenseers have a little baby boy since Fri; was christened this afternoon. Donald.

Wednesday, April 17, 1935

Rain all day, we cleaned little chix house this afternoon, a lady here wanted some eggs, & left a sample of metal polisher here. Went to Red Bud at 6 o clock, confession & Jubillee [sic] Indulgencies [sic], 4 visits & benediction; lot of people present. The twin Doyle’s were christened Sat. & named William Eugene & Wilma Jean, are still at the hospital yet, getting along fine.

Friday, Feb. 8, 1935

Baked cake, cleaned basement; Chicago Mail Order came today. Mrs. Harry Crook of Waterloo has a baby boy, now three, Mr. Crook passed away several weeks ago. Mr. & Mrs. Authur [sic] Bestmann had there baby girl christened last Sun. by Kochkeim, Helen Olivia, Emil Bestman & Oliv Geodelle sponsors. Bertie took Mrs. Renneckers patterns home.

Friday, Jan. 25, 1935

The old guy what sharpenes [sic], etc is back in town again, was here today, papa gave the cross cut saw to sharpen for 35¢. A guy here wanted to sell auto paint, $2.00 box. Bernice Wagner got 1 doz eggs. Roy Staufenbiel had there little baby girl christened last Sun, called it Pearl Louisa, Mr. Joe & Pearl Griffin as sponsors. Mr. & Mrs. Leo Wittenauer of St. Louis have a baby girl. The Frantz Baker truck of New Athens, Edgar Wittenauer in charge had an accident on the Baldwin road, & damaged somewhat.