Sunday, April 30, 1939

Nice day, cool. Went to mass at Red Bud. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary stopped awhile, Emil came to pay there then rent. Pap was invited out to Ganley’s to stag party; he didn’t go. Bill [Klein] came & Bert [Bertille] went to Scottfield, & places.

Saturday, April 22, 1939

Nice today, hot in sun. Leo & family came went with them to Ganley’s to Crowe’s sale, awful crowd things brought pretty good price they stayed for lunch. Tony Hoef was sale cryer & Frank Crowe clerk. We went out to Uncle Fred’s this eve. awhile, roads good.

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.

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 1939

Washed, ironed, pap cleaned barn, nice day, warm again, it is past spring weather, & an awful lot of sickness, paper has so many dieing [sic] of pneumonia. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up, put there meat sugar cured here, she said Probsts family all got vacinated [sic] for small pox & some more from town are going to get vacinated [sic] yet, no cases here. Red Bud schools are all closed; only Ganley’s & Grabs had it around here.

Saturday, Jan. 7, 1939

Nice day. 51 [degrees] again. Went to Waterloo to funeral of Clara Mueth 44 yrs. old; left Waterloo 9 o clock to Hecker church cemetery, wasn’t very large funeral. The Pallbearers were Ben Schilling, Levi Ganley, Simon Havey, Joe Brauch’s boy & Annis & Teve’s [names unclear] boy friends. Mrs. Manier is getting buried over in St. Louis this morn also at 8:30, she had rabbit fever, took her over to hospital were then she died, so they just left her over, buried her there anyway; was sick quite awhile. Geo. Wagner got 1/2 doz. eggs. @ 20 [cents]. Mcarthy’s – Helen & Gerald are giving a free dance at Oak Grove tonite.

Tuesday, Dec. 20, 1938

Washed, ironed; scrubbed basement; cold packed 6 qts pork sausage. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came this afternoon; cleaned up from butchering. Wm. Ganley brought our turkey up Mon. 12 1/2 lb. @ 20 [cents]. Got the Chicago Mail Order everything is O.K. Got Calandar [sic] from Chas. Grosses at Waterloo.

Friday, Dec. 16, 1938

Raining this eve. Pap went to see J. Hempe, & to Waterloo got egg mash. Wm. Ganley was here on business. Perry May & the hacker guy was here; still didn’t sell our timber yet; they went up in woods & came back here again. J. Keller wrote a letter, putting in an order for sausage & meat, when we butcher next Mon; she is coming out in afternoon.

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 1938

Went to Draber’s funeral this morn. brought him out from Belleville, Gardner’s Funeral Home, to church here, mass by Fr. Aydt, Freund, Ratterman took him back to Belleville to Green Mount Cemetery; church was packed, all Orbon Stove Worker’s had to be present here; it was a very sad funeral. We went to Belleville this afternoon shopping. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up to to this morn. Wm. Ganley was here. We went to Emil’s.

Saturday, Oct. 29, 1938

Pap got crushing done. O. Birkner delivered 2 sacks feed for hogs & chickens all pellets. Wm. Ganley was here. We went to Hanford’s sale by Martin School House bought nothing. Leo & Rose were there to; May salarger [? – unclear].

Thursday, Oct. 6, 1938

Bert [Bertille] cleaned bedroom & hall. Pap dug sweet potatoes & cleaned patch, have about 1 bu. little bitter. Today Jack Ganley & girl from St. Louis, Holemeyer, they are living in Colorado, getting married, having wedding dance at Donahue’s; tonite. Days sure are getting short. Leo & family came this eve. Marita is getting big & fat. reaches now has 2 little teeth & some more coming, teeth at 5 mon. old.

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