Friday, June 14, 1935

R. Rausch & Al. Eckert came & got a coop chickens we shipped over to St. Louis, 2 dozen young & 1 day old ones. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up to lawn. Mr. Hellwing horse trader of Mascoutah was here, & papa went along out to Henry’s with him, to look at the mares, couldn’t do nothing, they were at Waterloo. Papa & Rose went out this afternoon to Henry’s. Ivo Buehler must be pretty bad, no one is allowed in, not even his dad & mother they say.

Monday, Sept. 10, 1934

Henry & Leona came up, him & papa went to Ed. Meng’s & bought a gray mare & 4 mo. old colt for $90.00 & he bought our mule $35.00, made a note $125.00. Uncle Fred went to Red Bud hauling wheat, she stayed here, he hauled again this afternoon, wheat is 96¢. Papa & Rosalia hauled load wood home, it rained this afternoon. Mr. Miller horse trader was here. A man was here left a book on “Why Pray for Prosperity,” very nice reading in it. It rained nearly all night.

Sunday, July 22, 1934

We went out to Uncle Fred’s, had dinner & supper. Henry’s family came over to in the afternoon, they went up to Knob’s, horse trader. Hecker ball team won at Prairie Du Rocher.

Friday, June 2, 1933

We baked bread. Papa & Rosalia went to Belleville took chickens & eggs along, eggs 8¢ chickens 14¢. Papa went out to Uncle Fred’s, with a horse trader Baur of Belleville, made no trade though. Papa & Rosalia went to Waterloo load of wheat, it is 73¢ today. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came picked & stoned the rest of the cherries today. Bertille helped & had lunch there. Mr. & Mrs. Jim Beese, Doris Breutigam & Jero Collins, a grand nephew to Uncle Fred stoped [sic] short while with them, he came from California, stay awhile to visit relatives around here in this country, he hitch hiked it here to Belleville. Seen in the paper, Louis Goessling & family moved from Waterloo to Nashville Ill, where he has a position working on a road. It was in the Belleville paper that Alivra Jatho & Leslie Siebert to wed Sat. afternoon 2:30, & Clemens Mudds & Estella Miller where married at 7, o clock mass at the cathedral; both of New Athens, Ill.

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