Friday, July 17, 1936

Geo. Henkel & Lorberg brought the bull what pap bought from Henkel for $20. Joe Freund came, wanted to trade his mare for different horse or mule, to light for his horses. We cut in 13 qts kraut this morn. Seen in paper that Joe Rickert of St. Louis formerly of Tipton was found dead in bed last Wed. morn. from heat. also Mat Cleary formerly of Tipton died Tues from heat; Rickert funeral to be tomorrow morning, Mrs. Frances Kruse school teacher brother; buried at Waterloo. The rain soaked into our house so bad, on the plaster wall in living room, fell down a big strip came off. The Carnival at the Country Club starts today & till Sun. nite; 3 day’s. Eggs 19¢ wheat 99¢. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, had lunch here; he cut lawn etc.

Wednesday, July 15, 1936

Still no rain & hot. Papa buried over 200 fish this morn. Most threshing machines finished yesterday, Schilling’s & Frischkorns did. Clifford Stahleheber & family is here at Meng’s, there all nite, the baby is sick had 106 fever yesterday eve; the Dr. Eckert was over several times, Clifford goes up & down noisy as ever. Bert went to town, & Clara Wagner said baby died at 4:30, she was there with it all nite, till it died; Meng Undertaker from Freeburg has charge of the funeral which will be tomorrow afternoon from Ment’s to Hecker cemetery, Rev. Hosto coming to the house, it was just 4 mons. old, had 2 teeth, & the heat was the cause of the death, Peggy Jean is its name. Papa buried 504 fish that died all today, altogether we buried 534 terrible how they lay around dead. Cooler this evening & little rain, not hardly enough to settle the dust. We went over to Meng’s to see the baby, looks awful cute, laid out so pretty, hands folded; so nice, quite a few came & went. Mrs. Joe Schilling is pretty sick again so they say.

Sunday, July 12, 1936

Went to Red Bud, Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had lunch here, another hot day & wind again. Smithon [sic] has Turner Pinic [sic] today. Willie Myerscough of near New Athens was overcome by heat and died this morn. pap’s Solemn Coummioun [sic] partner, they use to live close to Hecker went to church at Hecker. There are 500 people that have died from the heat. Northern states just like deserts, so dry, stock dying so fast that the owners have to bury them; more terrible, the corn dying here. We went to the turner pinic [sic] at Smithon [sic] this evening.

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