Tuesday, April 18, 1933

Today is town election, Rennecker & Neff Osie are running on the Independent thicket [sic]. We washed, ironed; nice day. Papa went up to vote. Rosalia, Mrs. Rennecker, Mrs. Wagner went this afternoon. Mrs. Rennecker came to see our chickens. Papa went over to George’s, Robert Laut & Steve where also there. There was 77 votes cast at the election today. Elmer Kammler President received 60 votes, Werner Kammler Treas. 57 votes, Vic Eichenseer 50 votes, Hy. Armstutz trustsee [sic] 38, Philip Jatho 34, Osie Neff 37, Rennecker Steve 31 Jatho & Rennecker lost Neff won.

Friday, April 14, 1933

We went to church, Good Friday, everybody has church today. It rained last night & today. Mudd & Eichenseer students are both at home serving mass; yesterday morning. Papa got the mail; seen in the paper that Aunt Lizzie Reheis was surprised Sun. afternoon on her 58th birthday anniversary, by friends from St. Louis. Mr. & Mrs. Frank Dudenhoeffer, Sulaff’s & Turners: all of St. Louis, Clarence Voges, Fred & Peter Reheis & Jake’s family.

Wednesday, March 22, 1933

We washed & ironed, cleaned the chick pen in the basement & sprayed it. Henry was up & brought load of corn, there where some guys here to sell fish ready dressed 20¢ lb; we didn’t take any. Papa plowed & harrowed the potato patch this afternoon it isn’t so cold today. Eggs are 9¢ at Eichenseers. A fellow was here trying to sell light plants. It rained heavy this evening.

Saturday, March 11, 1933

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up here & papa went along with them to Mrs. Louisa Soul’s sale, but didn’t buy anything brought a fair price. They stayed here for supper. Ike Napier come & paid for the hog 450 – $13.90. Ed Scheinder got 43½ doz. eggs for hatching, but only paid $2.20 so far still $2.15 to pay yet, but had no more money. Roy Stauenfbiel brought the crushing down this eve, it wasn’t working, this morning; something was out of order. There was awful large attendance at Saul’s sale. Mrs. Vic Eichenseer, Lucinda, Bud, & Angela & Clarence Wittenauer came this evening, we played pinochle six hand. 2 games.

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 1933

Washington’s birthday, Frieda Buehler’s, Martha Boll’s birthdays. Freida called this morn, wanted to know if Aunt Mary was here, but they ain’t up here, she has a quilt in the frame, what she got from Mrs. Birkner. The paper is just full of stuff where one man tried to shoot the president elect, but missed him, on account of such a crowd, but he shot the mayor of Chicago, but, he is on the road to recover. Papa took Mr. Ed. Meng to Smithon this morn. Mamie came down awhile to get her hair curled. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came here, then we all went up to the euchre except papa. Rosalia had 11 points & got pair pillow cases. Uncle Fred had 9, got a silver cake or bread plate. The beautiful quilt was won by Louisa Braun, the spread Dr. Isselhardt of Belleville, & Infant set, Harold Eichenseer & a pair pillow cases, for attendance prize by Mrs. Fred Riselmier of Red Bud, such a crowd from all over, Red Bud, Evansville, Paderborn, 44 tables, 34 euchre & 10 pinochle. Adm. 25¢. Huber & Jonny McDermott was also at the euchre. There where so many prizes, lot of 7! got a prize, 100 prizes; a cake with Washington as a prize, Paul Parker won it, & all other kind of prizes.

Monday, Feb. 20, 1933

We washed, ironed, it is a beautiful day, warm. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up here got his checks cashed & then went to Belleville to get radio tubs. Eggs are 10½¢; in the store about 8¢. Papa & Rosalia took load of wheat to Waterloo, 15 bu. 20 lbs. 38¢ bu. Bertille stayed at Henry’s, helped wash this afternoon. Rosalia & Bertille went up to Mamie’s this evening; Wagners called them up & invited them to the wedding tomorrow; but they ain’t going.

Saturday, Feb. 18, 1933

Papa got crushing done. We finished the quilt & took it out of the frame. Mrs. Joe Watchel & boy where here this afternoon, & invited us to go to Angela’s Eichenseer’s this evening, she is 18 yrs. old today. Rosalia & Bertille went, stopped in at Watchel & till she was ready then by Laut’s, Olivia & boys went too, & Clarence Wittenauer & Cecil Pour where the only ones at the party, we played 6 hand pinochle, hamburger sandwiches, & pickles, & cake, where served, we gave her a towel & Clarence brought here a Ivory compact, that is all she got then. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where at Rod & Gun Club House at a dance, public, Cortner’s invited him to help furnish musci [sic].

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 1933

Papa hauled wood. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up, help quilt, & Fred went out to the woods where papa was, they say it is a real circus down at Boll’s & Henkel’s.  The hard road gang have about 50 horses & mules in Henkel’s field. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed for supper. Henry & family came this evening then they played cards, they where all here for lunch. Mr. A. C. Bollinger lawyer of Waterloo died yesterday 62 yrs. old, will be buried Thurs. afternoon in St. P.P. Catholic cemetery. It was in the paper that Englerth Sisters of Belleville Route 2, are engaged. Erma to Milton Wagner of Hecker, he says it isn’t so. Francis Eichenseer’s wife of Belleville is suing for divorce, & wants to keep her boy, they where married 1927, & seperated [sic] Feb. 13, 1933. His wife says Francis was going around with Anna King of E. St. Louis, & that he struck her several times; she stopped the bank from him not to get any deposited money out & sell his real estate property, & nothing till hers is settle first.

Sunday, Feb. 12, 1933

Lincoln’s birthday. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here awhile, they told us to come out there for dinner, so we went out, chicken dinner & supper. We heard the 11 o clock mass over the radio; & some popular tunes from 1926 etc. Willie Heyl’s boy of Waterloo, got killed some time last night, by a train, he was 12 yrs. old. The Ladies Aid are giving a euchre, pinochle & lotto party in Kammler’s Hall tonite. Rosalia & Bertille went up to Mamie’s & then we went to the euchre, Bertille was the only one of us that got a prize, 9 point got a pair pillowcases. Rosalia had 6. Mamie 8. Uncle Fred 7 & Aunt Mary 8, but they didn’t have no more prize.

Saturday, Feb. 11, 1933

Papa hauled 2 loads of wood today. Bertille curled Rosalias hair this evening, we quilt a while today. Harold Wagner was here with seed, we bought a 5¢ package of beets from him. Wilfred Eichenseer got ½ bu. oats this afternoon for 10¢.