Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Henry & family where here for dinner, & supper; had chicken soup. Steve Rennecker’s wed. anniversary. Mamie & Clarence where down tonite. Maniers have a dance, Herzog Nite Owls. Miss Marie Krack died Thurs. & will be buried this afternoon, with mass tomorrow morning; she was 29 yrs. old, they have her at home upstairs. Mr. Rex Rapp & Miss Helen Braun where married yesterday; surprise, they weren’t published.
Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary rode along down to Brauns with us, John Schilling read a german prayer at the house before they left, the pallbearers were 6 cousins, Norbert & Morris Braun, Leo & Willie Braun, Paul Wittenauer, Kenneth Neff; large funeral. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this evening, was here for supper, brought peaches along, we got our cans all filled now. Eggs are 16¢ now in the stores here.
Hubert McDermott called up & told us about the dance at Martin Neff’s, so we went this evening had good time adm. 20¢. Schilling Moonlighters played; large crowd, & big floor. Rosalia & Bert, Lena Meng went down to see Ida Braun, she would be 15 in Nov. Egg man was here.
Papa got crushing. We went to Waterloo this afternoon took 5 gals. lard to baker shop. We went up to Maniers fish fry & dance, didn’t go in, listened to the musci [sic], Herzog Nite Owls, Belleville the crowd came first about 10:30 1/8 beer was raffled for attendance prize. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, they went down to the wake at Brauns’.
Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped in, then went to Adam Eckerts brought them damson plums. Mr. Weber called in. Miss Ida Braun died this morn. little after 9 o clock, she had been ailing for 5 mons. with kidney trouble & brides diesease [sic - probably brights disease].
We marked all our chickens; canned 2 qts tomatoes & cooked catsup. Henry & boys where up, this morn; Albert Gregson died on Aug. 19 & was buried 23; that is Russell father, was at church at Round Prairie, & buried there also. The logs men from Collinsville was here trying to buy logs 1½ ft.
Papa & Rosalia went to Belleville, papa got 2 pair shoes in the afternoon, papa got shipstuff at Red Bud. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, they moved there furniture on the north side in there house now, getting ready for Mrs. Vogel & her daughter, school teacher, ate lunch at Aunt Mary’s. Mr. John Rettinghouse died will be buried Aug. 3, Hecker church & cemetery.
Today Aunt Lizzie got buried, she had gray coffin & dress, it was an awful large funeral, Querheim Undertaker, went to church at 10 ‘o clock, had blessing & sermon, organ & choir, ringing bells just like other ones only no mass, priest went to the Catholic Cemetery & said prayers. Dudenhoeffers where all out, that is Frank’s, Sig, Ludwigs’ & Adams, & others from St. Louis; people from all over. We came home by Red Bud, can’t hardly travel the roads now they are jetting the fills & makes it all mud. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came here for dinner. Aunt Lizzie was buried in a vault & looked natural.
Papa & Rosalia went back to Reheis again, & Uncle Fred to, Aunt Mary stayed last nite; Bertille came along home, helped clean up to. We all went out to Reheis this evening & stayed all night, had supper & breakfast & the people that came, it was such a crowd in & out, we took our clothes along ready for funeral.
Papa went out with the Doctor to see Aunt Lizzie this morn. Aunt Mary & Uncle Fred when out this afternoon. They oiled the streets again this Morning. Aunt Lizzie she was 58 yrs. 3 mo. 19 days died at 10 mins, after 12 today, they didn’t have no priest, Aunt Mary got to late, also Jac, got to later. Mr. Rittmeyer was here selling brushes. Mrs. Rennecker came over. Henry went over to Reheis this evening; but they didn’t have her home yet, not till tomorrow.
[editor's note: Beginning of this entry is believed to have been written by Rosalia]