Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1937

Beautiful day. Kleins got the mule this morn. $125.00 We went to Leo’s; started at 7:30 cutting chop; finished dinner time & sawed hrs. wood this afternoon. Wacthel outfit & Jake & 2 J. Mueth’s, & M. Karban – 8 men altogether. C. Buehler stopped in took Henry’s hide from heifer along to St. Louis. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up this afternoon. Emil & Josie were also cleaning etc; brought tub dishes etc.

Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1937

Washed, ironed. Had chicken soup. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came this afternoon, papered sides, still ain’t finished only half. Planted all flowers up took them in basement. Rained a little shower, warmer. Burdforf looked at our pig yesterday, also went out to look at Henry’s heifers. Gaven came got 37½ lbs. 2 hams. @40¢ & ½ bu. sweet potatoes 50¢.

Monday, Nov. 30, 1936

Pretty cold. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary going to saw wood today; got 24 loads; starting 7:20 this morn. Krebs saw, & O. Birkner, Henry, pap & himself; had dinner, took till about 3 o’clock when finished. Burdgorf of Red Bud got the heifer $210 & 3 lbs. good beef, get it when you want it. Eggs 31¢. Got calandar [sic] from Techny Ill. Al. Cleveland’s family were here played 6 hand pinochle game.

Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1935

Last day of the year. Pap & Berti went to Waterloo this morning, got egg mash, went to see Bershe & Ziebold’s Radios. Mr. Jerome Vogt came, counted our pigs & pap had to sign contracts. Papa went to Chris Buehler’s this afternoon, he bought 3 heifers $42 from him. An egg peddler Moll stopped looked at our cows, the one is sold, he might come back again later on, but the time the other one will have a calf. Mr. Streck came out & looked the cattle over, but didn’t buy.

Sunday, April 14, 1935

Today it is a little warmer, Palm Sun. The Evangical [sic] churches have confirmation today. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here this morning, went home & came back this afternoon, for services, had supper here. A guy from Foster Pond was here & bought our drill for $10.00 cash. Dominic & Alois Roth was here, looked at our horses & colt. We went up to Reifsceinder’s farm by Belleville looked at his hiefers [sic], has 2 nice ones there, then we went in there to see him & bought the 2 delivered for $28.00. When we came home Henry & family came they had been here, went out to Aunt Mary’s awhile, & came back here again.

Wednesday, April 3, 1935

Cleaned back yard. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up this afternoon – had supper, we went to church this eve. lent devotions. Mr. Eugene Bruns was taken to Belleville hospital in Bux Ambulance this afternoon, he was sawing lumber & got hit in the forehead, pretty bad they say; cut right between the eyes. Eggs 19¢; Papa went out, through Blackjack, bought heifer for $8.00 from Larson by Burksville.

Thursday, March 28, 1935

We cleaned upstairs. We all, went to Pamier’s sale by New Athens, Mrs. Spalts sister; started this morning & big sale, lot things; papa bought $14.55 heifer, went home got the rack & came back, loaded it up, we went along with Uncle Fred’s to Athen’s Gieger’s 2¢ sale; then came back to the sale again, we run out of gas coming home, Hug Probst had to bring 1 gal out, by Alp. Parker’s. The lawn mower sharpener called this evening, but we have ours fixed now. Sold 20 doz. eggs @ 17¢ & 5 hens, 39 lbs. @ 14¢. Cool day.

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 1935

We went out to Henry’s quilting, had dinner & lunch. Mrs. Cleveland, Mrs. Gus & Dan Geodelle, Aunt Mary were all helping. Floyd lighted a match to the straw stack & burned it down, it was terrible, wind was in the west; we tore the rail fence all away yet; quite a few men came to help, from that line, & some kids stunts, there were playing in the stack, had houses. We all went out again this evening, helped quilt; men were out. There is a euchre in Paderborn “Here Comes Charlie” a play by Tiptown parish at Oak Grove, we didn’t go to either one. Mr. Burmeister came & loaded our heifer up took it along to Strecks; for $35.00.

Wednesday, Jan. 2, 1935

Cleaned chicken house. Papa went to Red Bud to see Mr. Bergdorf, to see our heifer. Mr. Streck was here to see it Mon. evening, he offered $22.00. Henry said Fr. Aydt & Ed Parker, where here to see us Mon, we were at Belleville, they came out there thought we were butchering out there, they wouldn’t go in the house. Papa went to Waterloo, this afternoon. Berti went up to the Dentist he couldn’t finish it yet, forgot the filling again. The paper comes with the mail carrier every day, instead in the evening, the news gets old; paper says “Colton R feischneider,” of Belleville was critically injured & in St. Mary’s Hospital, auto mobile accident. We went to Geo. Wagners this evening, played cards, Pap & Rose, & Clara & Bert won 5 games; won every game; some hot playing. It also was Clara’s birthday; cookies, apples, root beer were served. We received a card from the Post office in St. Louis, stating there was a letter there & not enough postage on, required 1½ & so we sent it over, what it is, or where its from, we do not know yet.

Sunday, March 18, 1934

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.