Uncle Fred & Papa went down to Mr. Albert Gregson’s sale, didn’t get anything. Starr Auc. & Russel Gregson clerk, everything brought pretty fair price. Two fellows here from Wartburg, Dunn, bought our 3 heifers $57.50, going to get them Mon. morning; wanted to buy Jersey Bull from Henry also. We & Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went out to Roberts birthday 8 yrs. old; the only ones present had cake. Brought Mr. Cleveland & Grover along out from Hecker, they got there machine in the Ed Neffs garage, broke the head, pouring hot water in while cold, & Emil froze his radiator up, the last cold spell. Oh, Boy!
We went to Red Bud to Luhr’s Hatchery & ordered, White & Wyandolte’s chicks, will get them by 12th April; they went to Waterloo to Heyl’s Hatchery, price on chicx [sic] $8.00 a 100; went to butcher shops; etc. Some guys came around selling Coppers Protective & papers for 3 yrs. at $2.00. Mr. Webb, we signed up for it. Steve Rennecker brought us our receipt from Lester Gregson for fire co. payed for 1 yr.
Uncle Fred came a little while, then they went home. Rosa & Berti went to church, late mass, took Helfrich’s kids along. Papa stayed home, has a very bad cough. Mr. Laurent’s of Prairie Du Rocher came & looked at our heifers but wouldn’t pay that much for them. It rained last night & turned to snow; the paper said for to be 18 degrees; one day hot, next cold again, some weather, lot of people got cabbage plants set out. They say Lester Brun’s is going to build a house on the lot ¾ acre from Levi Gregson, what he bought, pretty far of the hard road, where there is a well there already, he will built 28 x 32, Levi told Uncle Fred. Today is passion Sun, had Holy Hour after mass this morn.
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.
Took Chas. Helfrich’s along to church. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary & Josie where here for dinner & supper, & midnight lunch. Levi Gregson came & paid for his hogs, 239 lbs. & 236 lbs. @ $3.65. Henry & family where up this afternoon, had supper, played some cards all day & nite till 12′ o clock. Mr. Ed Meng was here to see Uncle Fred. They say Fr. Aydt read of the report this morn, $11,000 debts. The Young people of Red Bud are going to have Bible class, every first Thurs. evening of the mo. It rained a little. Mr. Clarence Mohears & girl of Renault, are getting married wedding dance at Oak Grove.
Levi Gregson got 2 hogs this morn. Emil & Bert Tompson helped. We washed with the machine today. Mr. Joe Watchel came & paid for his hog, 195 lbs. @ $3.50. $6.85. Papa paid the Chev. Insurance, & ordered license $21.00 this year. Henry came up & him & papa went to Chas. Helfrichs to look at a hog. It sure is some beautiful days; warm. We fried in sausage, & bacon; cold packed, 4 qts. ham; canned 1 qt. beef for soup.
Osie Neff is here butchering a heifer for us; for 75¢. George Schilling was here to see Osie; A quarter of beef weighs 80 lbs. & 83 lbs; Robert Laut & Chas Helfrich’s got each a quarter. Mr. Ed Meng got some beef; here. Levi Gregson came up to see about some hogs. Milton Wagner got beef here. Mrs. Wm. Gregson & Mrs. Rennecker was here, Mrs. Gregson got a piece for soup meat.
Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had dinner & supper here; this evening we all went down to Levi Gregson’s; had social conversation, looked at picture, played musci [sic], had cookies & apples. Henry was up & him & papa went to the public school took the Farm Bureau Meeting & got there government wheat checks, papa’s was from Pabst $5.06, & Henry’s $22.58; Hughes & Kolmer spoke about the hog & corn, question Mr. Vogt came to see Uncle Fred about renting his place, but it isn’t for rent. Minnie Staufenbiel came to see Aunt Mary, wrote a letter to John Hempe today. Lauts got election washer. Walter Hecke moved to Waterloo last Sun. Alvin [Irvin – ed. correction] Albrecth nee Bertha Muenth have a little baby boy, called it James; now have 4 children.
Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, came here awhile, then we all went to Wilfried [sic] Eichenseer’s funeral, he was 16 will be 17 in June, his pallbearers were, Loraine & Ray Wittenauer, Lee Gregson, Paul Wittenauer, Joe & Paul Parker. It was an awful large funeral, nice flowers. Father made an awful nice sermon, the church was crowded, some standing. Henry & Albert Cleveland, stop in awhile. Bertille went to Lizzie Boll’s got the bread. Some men, around selling apples, we didn’t take none, ironed & patched.
Mr. Hill was here to get news. It sure is cold this morn. Ignatz Neff on his way to 5 o clock mass yesterday morn, ran over a fox by Levi Gregsons & killed it, took it along home with him. Nic Helfrichs has coon lunch, the other nite & beer, a few from town was there, & what a time! Mr. Ed Neff & Bertha Helfrich were published first time last Sunday.