Jonny Krehre’s [sic- Kreher] had a dance last night, celebrating Authur [sic] Schaefer’s birthday which was yesterday & Mrs. John Krehers last Mon; we have no invititation [sic]. Mr. George Boll & Karl where here got a fat hog, to butcher today; it weighed 242 lbs. & $3.50, $8.45 all cash. Papa went to Red Bud & bought lumber for corn crib, & coal 4 bus. 2@17½¢. & dried skim milk. Rosalia & Bert went out to Henry’s got some oats & helped in the garden. Mr. & Mrs. Louis Goessling of Waterloo have a little baby girl, they just have a pair. Omer Schilling has a birthday dance advertised, for Apr. 29 Sat. at Oak Grove. There was a diregible [sic] flew over this morning right low. The other day there was an airplane landed near Valeymeyer [sic] on Schaefer’s farm, & burned up. completely, 4 persons all from Arksasas [sic - Arkansas], the remains where taken to Wagner & Herman funerl [sic] home. Miss Alberta Heyl, Albert’s daughter is switch board operator in Waterloo now, taking the place of Miss Marie Gentsh who is taking the place of Ruth Olendorph, who recently on Easter Sun. got married to Morris Binder also working at the switch board. A Sign was put up in West end Hecker today saying “Road Closed.” It rained all night.
Today is town election, Rennecker & Neff Osie are running on the Independent thicket [sic]. We washed, ironed; nice day. Papa went up to vote. Rosalia, Mrs. Rennecker, Mrs. Wagner went this afternoon. Mrs. Rennecker came to see our chickens. Papa went over to George’s, Robert Laut & Steve where also there. There was 77 votes cast at the election today. Elmer Kammler President received 60 votes, Werner Kammler Treas. 57 votes, Vic Eichenseer 50 votes, Hy. Armstutz trustsee [sic] 38, Philip Jatho 34, Osie Neff 37, Rennecker Steve 31 Jatho & Rennecker lost Neff won.
Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here for lunch & dinner. Uncle Fred & Papa went to Waterloo on business. eggs 9¢. Mr. Hill came brought us a new telephone directory & took the old one back; there is a few changes in the new book, Clarence Hepp printed them, he has that business for himself now, does all kind of printing. Mr. Rennecker was here to show Rosalia how to vote, brought a sample ballot along. Papa went to Hecker this evening. There was a fire out at the bridge last nite about 7:30, did about $60 damage. Karl Boll was supposed to tend to everything there, now he is laid off. Hy. Emery has a steady job for a mo. to be wathman [sic - watchman] at night of the tools & things pertaining to the road; & grease the tools all for $30.00 mo.
We cooked a kettle of soap again. eggs 9¢. We cut lawn, put out a sign for sale, eggs & hens. A lady around selling extracts again today, we didn’t buy anything. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up, her, Rose & Bert went to church. Hy. Wedel Jr. guessed the closest to how many chevs where sold in 1932; the right number sold was 322,860 & he guessed 223,454 just 594 out of the way. They beat was Dr. Werth & H. B. Church. Wedel could either $50.59 radio huts [unclear - ed. note], or $50.00 to a purchase of a New Chev. Hecker had bus here this morning at 7,0 clock.
We all went to Belleville this morn, got our dresser, Rosalia & Bert [Bertille] got shoes from Smalls, dress slippers $1.98 R & B work shoes $1.50. Steve Rennecker came over, him & Osie Neff was here when we weren’t at home Osie is going to buy Edwin Walcthels shares on the line. Steve & Osie are running trustee’s on town board. We worked in the garden, cleaned little chick house; Mrs. Bievenue was buried this morn. We went to Strecks butcher & slaughter house, seen them chain, stick & clean hogs, so fast.
Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped a little while then went home. We were at home all day & nite, no company. Papa went up town awhile, they told him there that Hy. Emery upset his machine at Tom Crowe’s lane, on the piece of levee there, the windshield was broken 6 pieces, & that if help wouldn’t come just then he would have drowned there, Alois Havey came along there. Mrs. Xavier Bievenue nee Harschmann died this morn, at Red Bud hospital, they took here there Sat. afternoon & today she died, funeral will be Tues. morn, 9 o clock to Catholic church & cemetery at Red Bud. Mrs. Chas. Helfrich has the measles, had the doctor last nite. Mr. Mauer is bad sick.
Papa got crushing done this morn. Roy Stauenfbeil & Ed Meng was here. Papa went to town. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary & papa went to a sale by Fults, didn’t buy anything, they took the hard road to Waterloo, Wartbug, Maeystown to Fults & coming home they went to Prairie Du Rocher, Ruma & Red Bud. Papa rode along with them.
We planted 4 bus. potatoes this morning. We all went out to Henry’s took the mule along out. Papa & Rosalia took some wheat along into Waterloo. Mr. & Mrs. Rudy Geodelle & Mrs. Fritz & Hilda came out there too. Bill was working there yesterday & today, sewing oats & today is was to wet, so they shocked corn. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up & her & Rosalia & Bertille went along to church in Hecker & took the pattern along for Levi Gregson’s. Joe & Josie are both in bed, sick with flu.
Today is Ash Wed. lent starts. Henry Armstutz came & told papa to work on the cistern if he could, so him & Uncle Fred helped, 10 men altogether, digging it out for fire protection in town. Aunt Mary & Josie went to church, & then come here, for dinner & supper; she brought a spread along what she is stitching; this evening they went to Buehler’s, Christ’s birthday. We went to church this eve, & received the ashes.
We washed, ironed. Rosalia took Papa out to Henry’s, & from there he went to the woods, to all wood together. Rosalia came home helped wash, & then took the dinner along out, & helped papa finished up. George Wagner’s are butchering today got the hog from Chas. Wagner. Lines 12 & 2 are working on the line, stretching wire etc. rather it is Line 2 now. Mrs. Ella Slateheber & Cleta moved out to Ed Mengs, Sat. they are going to live there now, & Cleta is going to go back & forth on the bus to work, she is secretary to Lindauer’s at Belleville, Ella is out of work, she wanted to rent Uncle Fred’s House in town, but they won’t rent it. Eggs are 11½¢. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up here this evening. Rosalia & Bertille went along to Paderborn Euchre, boy! what a time! Uncle Fred had 8 points got dress goods, Rosalia 6 points got apron,Bertille 7 points got a rug. Aunt Mary didn’t win any thing; they had a real nice crowd; some of 5′s got prizes, they had a lot of them, but not such very nice ones. The quilt was won by Phil Braun Hecker, Ill. They had a dance after 12 games euchre, musci [sic] furnished by Rhinhardt & Skaer Bros.