Holiday. Boy! the cars going down. Papa went to see Schaefers & Wm. Ganley. this afternoon him & Rose went out to Henry’s. Hilda is out there, she has 2 weeks vacation now. Jo Keller was by Lizzie Boll’s all day, came here for supper, stayed awhile. We went to Geo. Wagner’s this evening, kids had a few spit devil firecrackers. Sister Angelonia, Frank Mueth daughter, & Mrs. Vic Eichenseer’s sister died at Alton this morning, after an operation of 18 days; will be buried tomorrow morning at Indiania [sic]. Sure hot today again; at noon.
Papa went out to Levi Ganley’s, & stopped at Henry’s; he came up & plowed the orchard, & potato ground; had dinner & lunch here. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up again this afternoon, worked up here, Rose cut her striped dress & sew some this afternoon. We got 50 cabbage plants from Manier’s set them out this evening, surely are nice. Mr. Allan Mudd & his mother & Mrs. Phil Purtle of Red Bud stopped in & solcited [sic] for euchre prize, & selling chances on a hooked rug; we took one. Henry took load hay along home. Uncle Adam & Emil came awhile about 1 hr; paid for there oats 6½ bus. & 60¢..Mr. Herman Straub & wife of near Burksville, on Bozzoy place came & looked at the binder. The old officers of Road Dis. 3 were reelected; difference of 8 votes, Melching & Hoffmann, & Vogt & Wirth. John Heiken received it by 25 votes, in Reheis etc District through there.
Went to Belleville this morn, sold 52 lb. old hens 20¢. Ben Schilling was here brought clover seed; 95 lbs. Papa got the oil changed in the whippet, by Probst’s. Mr. R. S. Butler of Burksville was buried last Mon. morning at Waterloo, aged 71 yrs. Mrs. Butler died last June; he was buried also at Waterloo, seven priests served at the mass. Mrs. Eliza Ganley died 1 yr. today.
Went out threshing again, had them for lunch, carried it out, & had dinner & lunch again, then left for Levi Ganley’s. Papa & Rosalia were hauling wheat all day, taking it home in chicken house. Henry threshed 1085 bus. wheat, we got 361 bus.; one of his fields average 24 bus. to an acre. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had to leave & go threshing by Henry & Oscar Birkner. It got awful cloudy & rained a little, in Jacksonville, Ill: there was an awful Tornado $75,000 damage. & in Smithon [sic] it was pretty bad, trees all torned [sic] to pieces, houses over roofs off. It looked awful black in the north. Eggs were 9¢ but now up to 11.
Papa & Willie Ganley are hauling logs. It rained a little went we came home last night, thundering & lightening, this morning we have northwind & cold. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up, brought some beef along, & we had soup for dinner, they were here & also for lunch. Frieda Buehler & girl stop in on there way home, had dinner here to – stayed till 2 ‘ o clock. Aunt Mary & Bertille went to church this morning, mass for Louise Birkner, all the children went but Willie didn’t go. Louis Birkner went. Always one of the men folks stayed with him every evening. They finished hauling logs. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went down to Dr. Pautler’s, at Red Bud. Mr. Ziebold miller of Waterloo died. George Wagner, came to borrowed automobile jack; he wants to change tires on his machine. Some real April Showers, & a pretty rainbow.
Papa went up in woods. Willie Ganley is going to haul logs this morning. Started the fire in brooder house, Thurs. our chicks come. Mrs. George Haudrich got operated on appendix & tumor & is in a serious condition in Hospital at Belleville. The Sewing Club of Red Bud are giving a euchre, 500 & lotto tonite in the parish hall. Mr. Emil Rubel was here counted the pigs to see if it corresponce [sic] with that contract. Mrs. Rennecker brought some flower over, dalias [sic] etc. Clara Wagner & kids were here awhile. Gus Frisch came wanted to see if pap was going to vote. Today is Primary Election. We cooked kettle soap, cleaned upstairs. We went to the euchre, didn’t get no prizes. Bert had 8 points but no prizes. Bobby Cowell received attendance prize a small rug. The quilt was won by Mr. & Mrs. Joe Mauer’s youngest child.
St. Patricks Day. Papa got crushing done. Wm. Ganley was here & paid interest. $31.45 still due. It rained a little & getting colder.
Rose & Bert went up to mass, funeral of Mr. Berg. Koch undertaker. It wasn’t so very large, few neighbors, & relatives. Pallbearears [sic] were Willie Ganley & Reagen, Huber McDermott, Tom Havey, Abrose Doyle, Joe Kunkel. Fr. made a very nice sermon, the body was viewed in back church. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this afternoon & we all went to Belleville to Mr. John Birkner’s funeral, Uncles step brother, at the home of John Breutigam’s, & the most beautiful flowers & so many, they had. Gardener had charge, & Rev. Pessel, the service, nephews pallbearers, Armstuz’s, Birkners & Hepp’s; It was pretty large. Cold & snowing this afternoon. Rosalia took Aunt Mary over to Mrs. Staufenbeils try her dress, see if he fits all right. Eggs 14¢ Mertz’s. Rose Pour & Mamie came after we were in bed, Mrs. Pour wanted hatching eggs, but we haven’t none this year, no roosters. Adam Eckert has chicken pox; has pretty much fever.
Papa went in the woods, took dinner along, Willie & Jack Ganley worked for him all day, made 22 logs, worked 8 hrs. We started a new quilt “star with Diamonds.” Fredrick Fritsche delivered papers for to order mazines [sic – magazines] this morning. We got 2 papers tonite. It is in there that Frances Eichenseer was arrested last nite, charged with assault & battery against his sister in law, Miss Osbacher of Olive Street, St. Louis, he pleaded not guilty & trial will be held Tues. morn.