Aunt Mary took quite a few tomatoes along for catsup, we canned 1 qt. pint. Papa & Rosalia went out to Henry’s, got load wheat, took 15 bus. to Red Bud morning got 80¢, & 15 bus. to Freeburg got 78¢.
Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Henry & family where here for dinner, & supper; had chicken soup. Steve Rennecker’s wed. anniversary. Mamie & Clarence where down tonite. Maniers have a dance, Herzog Nite Owls. Miss Marie Krack died Thurs. & will be buried this afternoon, with mass tomorrow morning; she was 29 yrs. old, they have her at home upstairs. Mr. Rex Rapp & Miss Helen Braun where married yesterday; surprise, they weren’t published.
We went to Waterloo this evening, to see the talking picture show, “Horse Sense & “Benefactor” given free by Ins. Co. it was sure nice, from there we went to the Grand Opening “Dance”Donahue” Road house, free, except eats & drinks, it was also a Braun’s birthday; & crowd, just packed, Henry & Leona where there to. There musci [sic] was Kohler Orch. & at Brezzy Hill there where 4 celebrating birthday.
The log men stopped again this morn. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came we all went to Ripplimeyer sale by Maeystown. Henry & family came to celebrated Rosalia’s birthday, we had watermelon, cake,. Fr. Aydt came about 8 & stayed till 10.
Rosalia & Bert went out washing at Henry’s, had dinner there; also picked & canned plums for her. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary brought peaches, they helped to peel them & stayed for supper, we canned 4 qts. Papa out at Christ Buehler’s paid for coal, & hauling charges 5¢.
Today the farmers meet in Hecker School house signing the contract for the wheat proposition. Henry was here for dinner, he signed; Some boys where around selling papers to get votes to go to school. Mrs. Rennecker, was here awhile, Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary brought peaches & damson plums.
It rained heavy last nite. Henry came up with load hogs, 8 pigs, papa went along over to E. St. Louis market, with him, the government bought today, over 80,000 there when they left, the yard. Henry had dinner here. Mr. H. M. Hill was here taking items. Mrs. Stauenfbiel was here on business, Celestine Neff came down to get here. Mr. & Mrs. Henry Meng celebrated there golden Wedding Anniv. yesterday also, two neighbors, Meng & Hill celebrated same day; Meng had eight of beer, & Hill a keg beer. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up had supper here, they sold some damson plums in town; she went to Dr. Eckerts, got something for her mouth; she brought peaches, got 2 qts.
We went out to Uncle Freds for dinner & supper. Mrs. Authur [sic - Arthur] Roscow came along from church up here, she went to see Mrs. Stauenfbiel; they came here awhile after we got home. Henry came up & got our truck to haul hogs to the market tomorrow. Miss Josie Keller & Miss Kuhn where here this evening for supper. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came to; had watermelon lunch, they left about 9:30, then the alarm ring came of Ald. Rittmeyer’s house was on fire, went over to Wagner’s, papa & George went out; everything was ablase [sic], summer kitchen & house, burned to the ground, & all that was in it, they where up at Belleville, so all they have left is what is on there backs 1 car, Smithon [sic] fire department came but no good, no water no where’s. Mr & Mrs. H. M. Hill observed there golden Wedding Anniversary today, which will be Aug. 30 Wed; all the children, grandchildren where present, lot of musci [sic] furnished.
We marked all our chickens; canned 2 qts tomatoes & cooked catsup. Henry & boys where up, this morn; Albert Gregson died on Aug. 19 & was buried 23; that is Russell father, was at church at Round Prairie, & buried there also. The logs men from Collinsville was here trying to buy logs 1½ ft.
Rosalia & Bertille went out washing & ironing at Henry’s. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up again, Papa had lunch with them, canned 2 qt. tomatos [sic]; gave the rest to Aunt Mary for catsup. We got 10 little pigs born today Aug. 21. Henry had 12 & there all dead sow sick.