Wednesday, December 1, 1937

Bert [Bertille] went to funeral of Mr. Grahlerr to church, wasn’t so large. Pallbearers were Geo. Parker, Geo & Joe Groosheim, Joe Gregson, Nic Helfrich, Ignatz Neff. Henry & Leona went to Belleville left Billy [Willis] here. Washed this afternoon, scrubbed basement, washed kettles. Emil came but didn’t stay, we were busy. Mr. Herbert looked at horse. Emil came over, again this eve. awhile; he told us Louie Gregson was ill; Alf. Eckert upset his dodge Sun. eve. by Belleville. Otto Koch’s girl Erma is missing since Sun. nite, got the fellow down in Chester, but he didn’t talk up yet; she is from Red Bud.

Wednesday, March 25, 1931

Bertille was at church this morning.  Papa went out to help Uncle Joe sawed wood today on Henry place for dinner because he was sick.  We cleaned the yards today.  This evening Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up us there went to church.  Mrs. Koeller of New Athens died.  Mrs. Maggie Groosheim is awful sick.  We cooked a kettle of soap today.

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