Monday, Nov. 29, 1937

Henry & family & Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary & we each butchered 1 hog here, 179 lbs. & 168 lbs. – 170 lbs.; had lunch, dinner & supper. Leo & Rose [Rosalia] helped also. Emil came over awhile. Aug. Grahlerr Mrs. Joe Watchels father died will be buried Wed. morning at Hecker. We got 8½ for hogs today. Schmidt brought sack feed & articles down.

Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1937

Washed. Pap hauled load wood in basement. Bert [Bertille went to Lauts quilting this afternoon, wedding ring. had lunch there. Pirre was over this morn & told me about it. Boul from Belleville was here, looking for fat hog, ours sold. Emil came over this eve; till Grover Cleveland called him away, him & Albert & Kenneth Kemp came up to have a solo game with him.

Monday, Aug. 9, 1937

Hugo Radau Orch. of Waterloo played for dance pinic [sic], pretty good musci [sic], yesterday. So hot this morn. Canned 2 qts. tomatoes & pickles, cooking catsup again. Painter is here again. We went to Friedrich at Tipton, looked at his mule, [illegible] he paid his note, from buying the mare last spring. Then we went to Waterloo, paid paint bill at Hamachers  & toilet lumber for Henry at Grasses; stopped at Henrys took them some peaches, she has about 150 bottles catsup cooked; also stopped at Emil’s awhile. Went to Leo’s & Rose tonite, took peaches along, canned 2 qts; took plow share along for him; had supper there. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up, cutting lawn. Eggs 17¢ hog $13.50.

Monday, Dec. 21, 1936

We butchered 1 hog & Uncle Fred; 240 lbs got it from Geo. Parker’s, the top is $10.35 today, on radio. Henry family helped. A fellow here wanted to sell rugs. Adolph Schaeffer & John stopped, brought the grindstone & table here. Steve Rennecker butchered today also. Eggs. 28¢. Awful nice day, ground sloppy.

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 1934

We washed, cleaned up from butchering; Rosalia took the boys & papa out, he had to help Uncle Adam’s butcher. She got them again this evening, she takes the boys & gets them every day from school. Mr. Oscar Birkner came to get Uncle Fred grinder, he is going to butcher 4 hogs tomorrow, one 500 lbs. Henry Meng was here ordered 2 hogs for Thurs. to butcher.

Friday, Nov. 30, 1934

Henry Meng was over, looked at the sow, but said she would be to heavy for him, so papa & Rose took it to Belleville to Strecks, 515 lbs. @ $5.15. Mr. Eugene Bruns stopped in & papa paid him the lumber sawing, 480 ft. @ 95¢ – $4.55. Mr. Burckhordt of Red Bud, stopped, wanted to look at the fat hog, but she is sold.

Friday, March 16, 1934

Papa hauled in hay. We went to the woods after dinner, finished up; got wheat & oats out at Henry’s; came home, made garden. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came had supper here, we went to church with her. Robert Laut paid his hog 439 lbs. $4.65. Billy Olendorph’s have a little baby boy, she is by Chas. Minneman’s, her parents. Went to Minnie got Aunt’s dress, finished 25¢.

Thursday, March 15, 1934

Robert Laut & Joe Watchel got Rob’s hog this morning, took it to Eichenseers got it weighed 439 lbs. We went in the woods all day. This evening planted onions sets, radishes, lettuce in garden. It is in the paper that Lester Bruns & Melissa Weigand will be married Easter Monday & that he bought some land from Levi Gregson. Pete Gardener Sr. Undertaker of Belleville died last night, got sick Mon. evening with a cold & it turned to pneoumina [sic], had heart stroke & died, will be buried Mon. afternoon on account St. Joseph’s Day, no funeral, to St. Luke’s Church Bellville [sic]. Mass will be said.

Tuesday, March 13, 1934

We all went up in woods all day. Robert Laut ordered his hog to butcher on Thurs. We went out to Floyd’s birthday, 5 yrs. old. Aunt Mary & Uncle Fred where the only ones there. Geodell’s was out night before. Henry & Leona went to East St. Louis, got xray taken of her arm.

Saturday, March 10, 1934

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this afternoon. Rose & her went over to Mrs. Stauenfbiels. Hy. Armstutz & George Wagner came over got a hog 200 lbs. this morning, George butchered today, pretty nice day, got warmer.