Rosalia & Bertille went out to help at Henrys today we planted onions 5 lb; cleaned up stairs. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where planting onions in there garden up here, they had dinner over here. It rained pretty heavy this eve. They are grading the road in front of Parker’s today; it is a real mess. We had dinner over at Henry’s. Chas. Jung stop wanted to buy hens for 8¢, we didn’t sell him none.
Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed awhile this afternoon we went out to Henry’s stopped took them along, went over to Dan Geodell’s & looked at his wagon, then went to Alois Havey but he wasn’t home either, then came back home again. There was a lady stopped here for 5 doz. eggs. 10¢, & one stopped for 11½ lbs. hens, 10¢, 2 hens. The cars sure driving today, it is nice. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went to Henry Birkner this evening, wedding anniversary. Bill & Philip, & Mrs. George Freund & Josie; where at Uncle Freds this afternoon. It is 2 yrs. today grandma Geodelle died.
It started to rain, so we didn’t wash today. Papa went up town this afternoon. Two of our hens hatched Sat. 14 chicks. It is a real snow blizard [sic] this evening, & cold, we covered our cabbage plants & lettuce. The Ladies Aid had a quilting at George Kammlers today. George Wagner & Joe Watchel where spading there garden today, while it was snowing. Gambach’s & Stifflers case was to come of today in court.
Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed awhile then left, they brought Lonie along up to church. Gilbert is sick, got fever & ear ache. Fr. Aydt said this morning, they ain’t sure if they can have the play tonite or not, because Lee Gregson was here praticing [sic] last nite & when he got home, they had to call doctor , he had 104 fevers. There where 2 fellows here looked at our mules this morning. Bolstead from Burksville. Our 3 hens hatched last Thurs. 28 chicks, we put them in basement & we set 3 more. We went to Waterloo this afternoon to Heyls Hatchery, chicks are 7¢, then we went to Luhrs Hatchery at New Hanover, & priced them there & seen all the little chicks he has there. We stopped in at Henry’s on our way home, & Frank & Gusta Dudenhoeffer & Lester Herfurner & his family where there from St. Louis, & also Gus Geodelle’s. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came here, then we went along up to see the play “A Path Over the Hills” at the School Hall, Adm. 25 reserved seats 35¢, there where a lot of reserved seats, & the hall was just packed, some standing, just filled up, the Red Bud Junior Orchestra played the musci [sic]. The players in the play where Joe Griffin, & Pearl, Vic & Rosalia Braun, Anna Marie & Agnes Parker, Edgar Wittenauer, Lee Gregson, & Alb. Coop, & a girl from Pickneville [sic], took Bessie Parkers place, in the afternoon they had a boy from there to because Lee was sick, but he played pretty good. Vic Braun & Anna Marie where negroes.
It is so cold, hard to keep the house warm, zero & below, water froze, in the kitchen, in the pipes. Gilbert Birkner was here & we took a chance from him for a quilt same as Cyril’s. They have as high as 200 chances to get divided between 10 boys, each are having 20 numbers, then is $10.00 for each quilt. We have 3 hens setting & 2 more over to set. There is to be a euchre in Paderborn given by St. Michael’s Church. Adm. 25 & cold. Miss Alvira Braun oldest daughter of Phil Braun is now employed in St. Louis doing housework. Bill Haudrich’s christened there boy, Leon Paul, she is now home from the hospital.
Mrs. Sophia Homirghausen, that is George’s mother died & will be buried this afternoon at St. Marcus Church & cemetery at Round Prairie. Mr. Tecklenburg got our eggs & chickens today, eggs 28½¢ & chickens 10¢ that is hens. Bobby is down in bed to with fever, the rest are up today. It is a Holiday for the town people, there is so many cars passing.
We didn’t wash, it is rainning [sic] a little this morn, & is awful cloudy. Mr. Hill was here to gather news this morning. Rosalia sewed a jumper. Bertille went over to Renneckers & got the paper. We took the cream & 41 lbs. hens to Eichenseers this evening. Papa paid Frances Eichenseer for 100 bus. coal $13.00 today.
We have 10 hens hatching that is the last now. Tonite Harry Kammler’s have a dance, musci [sic] furnished by Ill. Roamers, & Bill Sensel has one barn, by Ripplemixer band from Valmeyer. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where there, it was pretty good crowd, but the floor was so rough. Papa went to Waterloo. Roman Schwartz was here & looked at the colts. We sure had a nice rain this afternoon, but it wasn’t enough.
Papa & Rosalia went out to Henry’s. Papa took the rake down to Bill Fritsche’s to get it fixed. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here again this afternoon & evening. Frank Birkner’s family gave them a call this evening. Rosalia & Bertille went over a little while, had popcorn. There is a dance in the school hall tonite. Hy Armstutz was here, he went fishing this morning & this evening he took Hill’s up to Smithon [sic - Smithton]. A junk dealer was here & bought 2 hens 8½ lbs. for 11¢, eggs 9¢.
Papa & Rosalia finished strawing potatoes this morn. We got 10 hens & incubator hatching, 130 chickens we have, from them, we set 13 hens now again, & got 5 more hatching these days. Katie Klotz was here & asked if she could get cistern water from Aunt Mary’s, she got 2 milk cans, for washing & cooking soap. This evening we went out to Henry’s took the plow out, she planted out 30 tomatoe [sic] plants. The old Hepp building in being torn down here in town. Mamie Mueth got operated on this morn. for appendix at Red Bud.