Tuesday, May 1, 1934

Linus Buehler’s birthday; 13 yrs. old. Renneckers are papering dining room & kitchen. Papa got a letter from Mrs. Leohr to meet Hempe’s this afternoon, 2 o clock in Waterloo. The transfer is in the paper of Christian Bestmann & wife to Peter Reheis, $3,000. Steve Rennecker was here to borrow some planks, so he can paper. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, we all went to Waterloo, they met the Hempe Bros. at the post office. We got some free flower seed at Hamscher’s. Uncle Fred & Aunt had lunch here, went home, came back, went to Red Bud to Buehler’s. We planted 36 cabbage plants out. Papa got his watch repaired $2.50 Bersche’s.

Monday, April 23, 1934

We washed, ironed, scrubbed basement & etc. nice day. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, him & papa went to Waterloo, on business & also paid tax $231.75 got $1.06 on discount. Helped Aunt Mary plant tomatoe [sic] plants out.

Friday, March 16, 1934

Papa hauled in hay. We went to the woods after dinner, finished up; got wheat & oats out at Henry’s; came home, made garden. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came had supper here, we went to church with her. Robert Laut paid his hog 439 lbs. $4.65. Billy Olendorph’s have a little baby boy, she is by Chas. Minneman’s, her parents. Went to Minnie got Aunt’s dress, finished 25¢.

Thursday, March 15, 1934

Robert Laut & Joe Watchel got Rob’s hog this morning, took it to Eichenseers got it weighed 439 lbs. We went in the woods all day. This evening planted onions sets, radishes, lettuce in garden. It is in the paper that Lester Bruns & Melissa Weigand will be married Easter Monday & that he bought some land from Levi Gregson. Pete Gardener Sr. Undertaker of Belleville died last night, got sick Mon. evening with a cold & it turned to pneoumina [sic], had heart stroke & died, will be buried Mon. afternoon on account St. Joseph’s Day, no funeral, to St. Luke’s Church Bellville [sic]. Mass will be said.

Wednesday, March 14, 1934

Yesterday it was so warm last nite colder & also this morn. Rosalia spaded a piece in the garden. Nearly everybody made garden yesterday, it was so nice. We went out in the woods this afternoon. George Wagner came & paid for his hog, 210 lbs. @ $4.50. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped on there way to Red Bud. Otto Horn suit agent was here. We went to Red Bud, church, then to Buehler’s, Ivo’s birthday, cake & wine was served. Henry Birkner & family where the only ones down.

Monday, July 10, 1933

It is cloudy & raining this morn. again. We made little garden, planted beans, lettuce. Papa & Rosalia went out to Uncle Freds got the mule again. canned 2 qts plum & cooked jelly. The lady delivered the pottery what we ordered the other day for $1.35, it looks alright. Papa is working corn with the mule & Uncle Freds mare. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up this afternoon, for lunch & supper, he helped went down with his car to Joe Gregsons & got the rest of wheat.

Saturday, July 8, 1933

We all went out to Henry’s threshing, but it rained before they got started, & rain all day, so a few where there for morning lunch, & the rest went home. We where there for lunch & dinner, then went home, & what a time! stuck here & there, had to push nearly all the way across the hills. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came to Hecker first, planted beans, pickles & etc, then went home. Harry Kammler is giving a dance to nite, but not much doing, Dixie Blue Bloys mussic [sic], it is still raining. We cut in about 1 gal kraut; what we took along out to Leona’s & back.

Friday, July 7, 1933

Baked bread, cake, cleaned. Papa had to go down to Ed Pabst’s threshing there this afternoon; he got load wheat, & Rosalia & Bert went along down this evening & got another load, & the rest Joe Gregson took along home with him; it was 77 bus. what we got, from Pabst’s. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came took the rest of there peas, onions out; wheat is 91¢ today.

Thursday, June 22, 1933

We had weed out of garden & corn patch. Mrs. Rennecker came over awhile. Our telephone doesn’t ring at all. Wagners either. Henry started cutting oats today. Mamie & Pete where here awhile this evening. Hy. Staleheber came & paid Uncle Fred interest. We went to Belleville in afternoon. A man was here selling grease & stain remover, we bought  bottle 20¢, Oh boy & does it do the work, I’ll say it does.

Monday, June 19, 1933

We washed, ironed, patched. Our Waterloo paper never came at all last week, the mail got robbed from the depot at Red Bud on Thurs. nite. There where 3 people tried to kidnap a Kaffenberg child in Red Bud last week, but didn’t succeed. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up, we helped them plant sweet potatoe plants out, what they had left, we planted in out patch, great big plants they are, they got them from Oscar Birkner. Mr. Hill & Miller where here wanted to buy hatching eggs, we couldn’t sell him none.