Saturday, March 25, 1939

Nice day. Went to the funeral of, Tom Crowe at Waterloo, wasn’t very large. Pallbearers were Levi Ganley, Joe Mueth, Fred Reheis, Ben Schilling, Emil Geodelle, Jeff Payne. German band played for a whole bunch of Paderborn. Neff & Karban’s, Cortner’s also for me & Bill Klein, all boys & girls, & said from St. Louis. Alfred May & guy were here this afternoon. We went to Tipton to see Farago. Willie & John Braun were here again for signing & leasing oil ground again. Leo & family & Bill [Klein] came this eve. Bert [Bertille] fixed Roses [Rosalia] hair.

Friday, March 24, 1939

Rob. [Robert Brand] birthday 12 yrs. Nice day. Bert [Bertille] finished house cleaning upstairs. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up, making garden. Willi & John Braun here trying to get signers oil leasing again. A yr. today that Mrs. Orlet died. cloudy this eve.

Thursday, March 23, 1939

Beautiful day. Pap fixed fence. Bert [Bertille] cleaned 2 rooms upstairs, started in today. Davis of Belleville was here. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up, she went quilting, at school hall, he worked garden. Mrs. Stehfest had a stroke this morn. she is pretty sick. Tom Crowe 81 died will be at Quernheims funeral parlor tomorrow funeral Sat. morn. 9 o [clock] at Waterloo.

Wednesday, March 15, 1939

Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came & Bert [Bertille] went to church funeral of Mrs. Parker 49. church was crowded; mass said by Fr. Aydt, Rattermans Schumacher. Pallbearers are Oscar Birkner, Adam Eckert, Ed Schneider, Ted Eichenseer, Willie Harbaugh, Roy Staufenbiel. People here from all over. Myerscough of Ruma etc. Bert [Bertille] went to quilting again this afternoon, finished 1 quilt done. Bill [Klein] came & Bert [Bertille] went along to Red Bud lent service tonite.

Tuesday, March 14, 1939

Baked cookies & pie. Wolferts tuck of Belleville got the heifer $25.00; he had mule, an traded with Gus Blackburn. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came & Bert [Bertille] went along to New Athens to see quilt show; so many beautiful quilts. at Geigers. Went out to see Mrs. Parker for 1/2 hr. Bert [Bertille] went quilting at Firemen’s this eve & nite. Getting colder.

Monday, March 13, 1939

Floyd’s 10 yr. birthday. We didn’t go out. Mrs. Geo Parker died last nite at 9 o clock was in church yesterday morn; she had been going to a doctor. Louis Armstutz was here last nite, to get help dig cistern across from the church up there. Emil going on Paps place Tues. Washed, ironed, patched, scrubbed basement etc.

Friday, Feb. 17, 1939

Nice day. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up, he went to Waterloo. Albert Gauen died this morn. 64 yrs.

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 1939

Went to Leo’s. Pap helped Leo saw logs down, had dinner & supper. Bill [Klein] came & looked at Leo’s car, has coil burned out, going to order from Kettler bring along tomorrow. Ladies Aid have euchre in hall tonite. Annie Fahey of Red Bud died, will be buried tomorrow morn. from Red Bud there had 3 priests for mass. Fr. Havey, Aydt, Spors. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came up for the euchre, nice crowd they said. Klotz’s girls were lucky, one winning quilt & blanket.

Sunday, Feb. 12, 1939

Lincolns Birthday. Went to mass. Nice day roads muddy. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary stopped awhile then went home; she has gray hair, washed dye all of now. Emil Mehrmann’s have baby girl born Feb. 9. Frank Schilling have a baby boy. Adam Krack passed away; also Mrs. Scheriefstein [? – unclear] of Waterloo.

Friday, Feb. 10, 1939

Nice day getting colder, suppose to be zero. Bert [Bertille] got pink eye. Emil brought the mail here for us. Milton Wagners have baby girl since 11 o clock yesterday morn; now have boy & girl. Pope Pius XI died this morn. 5 o clock Catholic Churches ring & toll bell 3 times day about 20 mins.

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