Friday, Feb. 21, 1936

Pap hauling wood. There is a big piece in the paper about Wilfred Koch of Red Bud, he had a accident in Washington Park, they also found a girl lying dead 5 miles from his accident, now he is held for manslaughter, hearing before Justice of Peace in E. St. Louis will be held today. H [Henry?] went in the woods this afternoon. Renthsdorf of Waterloo & Gerti Van De Reit of Tiptown were married last sat. afternoon at Red Bud, priest house; the attendants being Koopmann & Laber of Waterloo.

Thursday, Feb. 13, 1936

Raining all nite; warm this morning 34 above. Josie Keller’s birthday. George Wagner got 1 lb butter. A man here begging for something to eat. A Stumpf girl 7 yrs. age died at St. Mary’s Hospital, from fractured legs, she is from Waterloo, was broadcasted over radio, E. St. Louis Station. So many coal trucks went down today; coal is pretty hard to get now, a restaurant burned at New York, last nite; A womens club gave party & dance, a Holy Society, priest was also present; 200 people were dancing flames spread on through floor. It also was said, that they never seen so many accident along the road like today, cars turned over lying in ditches from the icy roads, & foggy weather, at & around St. Louis, terrible.

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1936

Lincoln’s birthday. We went out to Henry’s butchering; killed 2 hogs. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary helped too. Clara Wagner brought the cheese dish back, & ordered butter again. Raining tonite. The Altar Sodality is having a euchre tonite in school hall; we didn’t go. There is a masquerade ball in Smithon [sic]. Miss Adelle Probst & Floyd Quirin were married at Millsdalt [sic] this morning; her mother nee (Mary Henkel), a private reception at Daabs Club House. Schoenborn, Schaefer & B Schilling muscianers [sic] playing for the dance. Iowa is having terrible weather 25 below zero; people dying from cold, eggs raised 6¢ there. Mr. Otto Wagner of near Red Bud died yesterday will be buried Fri morning 9:30 at Catholic Church & cemetery, Clarence dad.

Tuesday, Feb. 4, 1936

Berti ironed, patched. Rose & Berti went out to Henry’s, did the washing, & brought it along home, hung it in the basement, 5 degrees above zero, but getting colder rapidly, some places 46 below, Dakota 22 below; sure cold weather, first since 1918 around here, they claim. Burdgorf got our heifers, 3 of them yesterday. Rang over the lines for Mr. Richard Myerscough’s funeral tomorrow at 9 o clock at Ruma, he was pretty old already.

Saturday, February 1, 1936

Pap got crushing done, then went to Red Bud to see Burdgorf, but he wasn’t at home; he went to see Hartmann; Mr. J. Eshmann of Columbia, was here wanted to buy sow, also looked at the cow; Mr. Kunkelmann was here wanted to see dad. He went to Hellmers sale at Red Bud; bought 15¢, flower stand, bread board, sprinkle can; Mr. Faust was buried this afternoon at Red Bud, 8 cars passed by, wasn’t very large. Snowing tonite. Jimmie & Dick played at Stolbergs Lake tonite at Belleville.

Friday, Jan. 31, 1936

Rose & Berti went out to Henry’s, cleaned, she [Leona] is still in bed yet; he went to E. St. Louis again today. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came there awhile to; we were out nearly all day had dinner several people here from Columbia, Valmeyer, looking for sows & horses; our here yesterday, & got letter from one today; Miss Estelle Geodelle & Tunze of Columbia to be married tomorrow, had a shower, Herman Geodell’s daughter. Mr. Ed Classen, Freeburg Lumber dealer is in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital at Belleville, from a fractured hip, horse fell on him, went sleigh riding every day horse slipped, & by trying to help the horse, it fell on him, was taken in an ambulance. Mr. Fred Faust of Belleville, died will be buried tomorrow afternoon, church Catholic at Belleville then to Red Bud, cemetery Catholic; The Orbon Workers, have to present either at the house, or cemetery; he had been ill was taken to hospital, & returned again awhile back, now dead. When Jose [Josie] Keller was here on Christmas Day, going home she burned connecting rod out, had it repaired at Smithon [sic], stayed at Belleville, during that time; she wrote Aunt Mary a letter & told her about it; roads to slick, to come on her birthday.

Thursday, Jan. 30, 1936

S. Rennecker got 1 qt. milk. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came & Rose & Bert went along down to Boll’s, a little while, then went to Belleville, Bert got coat $5.67, nice one. Mr. Boll was 87 yrs. old large funeral Koch Undertaker; people came from all over. Berti mailed a card for Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary a request for Oscar Birkner’s 13 Wedding Ann. to sing “Red Sales in the Sunset,” Sat. morn, & also asked for acidine [sic – accordion]. Presidents’ Birthday Ball all over this evening, 1 at Waterloo at Odd Fellows Hall.

Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1936

Finished ironing, patched. We listened to the King George’s funeral service at London England from KMOK, started at 7 & finished 8:30; but there it was 1:30 in the afternoon. Mr. Chas D. Boll died last night 10:50 age 87 yrs; rang the bell this morning; he wasn’t ill very long; that is not bad sick. Eggs 23¢ here. Warmer this morn. 5 below zero in St. Louis. Steve Rennecker got qt. milk. Jac Earle was here on business.

Friday, Jan. 17, 1936

Hauptman, killer of Lindberg’s baby was to be put in electric chair today, but now has 30 more das [sic] radio said. Pap got load wood for basement. Cloudy today, east wind. pap got stuck going to the wood pile, & Jac Ganley pulled him put, he didn’t get no wood; he gave him 25¢. Mehrmann came got the eggs – 5 doz. 21¢. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came got there saussage [sic] & grease. Rose & Berti went to Waterloo, got Rose shoes fixed & went to Geodells to see Leona for hour; she is pretty good but can’t walk very good yet. Authur Mechler who worked in Jung’s store, is not employed at Philips gas station north R.3 highway. Vicint Heck have a baby boy, now has 4 children. Mrs Matt Stahlmann died of a Auto accident Christmas eve, was buried this week. Mrs Rob. Mertz is recovering slowly, was operated at St. Mary Hospital, some one gave pt. blood to her. Mr Geodelle is laid up with lumbago; Ray has swollen cheeks.

Sunday, Jan. 5, 1936

We went to Waterloo church, & then went to Gus Geodelle’s to see Leona, she is very weak, gets nothing to eat, not much; we brought Floyd along with us to. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed awhile. Henry came to get crushing this afternoon. Wilbert Geodelle is having a birthday dance at Pautlers tonite, musci [sic] by Rythm [sic] Kings. John Kaltwasser is being buried this afternoon at Stehfests cemetery, from Belleville; Eugene Ahern of Waterloo will be buried Tues. morn.