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.
Papa got crushing done this morning. Then he left & went to Waterloo then out to Farbers sale at Daisy Dell; & bought all kind of thrash. Henry came up this afternoon & got his application blank of insurance, auto & took it into Waterloo to see if he could get his money back, tonite Henrys family & Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where all here, Henry drove the mule, & she brought the car. Aunt Mary brought the cabbage plants along from Jauger’s, & we planted them out, there are nice, but no frost proof, just the early plants; they where also at the sale, bought 2 buckets. We have 4 hens hatching now, so far have 32 chicks. It is awful windy & warm.
We cleaned the little chick house. Papa went out to Henry’s, help sew oats. He was there for dinner. We set 5 hens again last nite. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary are up again this afternoon making garden. Mrs. Stricker, Mr. Kumke are being buried at Red Bud this afternoon. Rosalia & Bertille had lunch at Aunt Mary’s, helped them make garden. Hy. Armstutz was there awhile too. Papa went to Red Bud to inquire from Wn. Cowell about insurance. Mr. Wise insurance agent for the Ill. State Auto Association, was here trying to insure papa in that Auto company, he & Henry both joined, payed $12.00 now, it is a jubilee, so it is cheaper. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary & Henry where here listening to him talk. Ed. Neff was here & told papa that Auto Co. was shake, him & Phil Braun where to be the represtative [sic] of Hecker, but they both went in to see Harry Jackons this evening yet, they are going to with draw now they said so Papa & Henry will to, but wither [sic] they get there $12.00 back, will find out later. A good many people from around here joined it.
Nice day, little windy, we sprouted & planted 30 rows of potatoes, people are working in gardens. Rosalia took 9 doz. eggs & got 9¢ doz. tonite. There is a Euchre & Bluey in the new school hall, tonite. Fr. Grooten had singer here yesterday morning from St. Louis, choir, & organ player. We set 10 hens & incubator.