Wednesday, Feb. 2, 1938

Ground hogs day, & he didn’t see his shadow. We went to see U. [Uncle] Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary, then went to Gasser’s & Stifflers on business. Bert [Bertille] ironed, patched etc. pap cleaned barn. Al. Gasser & Steve Stiffler came this eve. got the team $135.00. lead them behind the truck. We went to Geo. Wagner’s tonite; the quilt was finished, at 3:30; played 9 games pinochle.

Tuesday, February 1, 1938

Nice day. Pap went in wood; hauled some together, & brought load home. Bert [Bertille] washed. Went to Wagners quilting this afternoon; Mehrmann came got 6 doz. eggs @ 16 [cents]. Steve Stiffler & Al Gasser were here, looking at the horses again bought them, going to get tomorrow afternoon $135. team. The Catholics got card party in hall tonite; isn’t so cold tonite. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came; Bert [Bertille] went along up to the euchre, but none won a prize Bert [Bertille] had 7, they each 5 points. Mrs. Geo. Grossheim won attendance prize, cake cover; crowd wasn’t to large.

Wednesday, December 1, 1937

Bert [Bertille] went to funeral of Mr. Grahlerr to church, wasn’t so large. Pallbearers were Geo. Parker, Geo & Joe Groosheim, Joe Gregson, Nic Helfrich, Ignatz Neff. Henry & Leona went to Belleville left Billy [Willis] here. Washed this afternoon, scrubbed basement, washed kettles. Emil came but didn’t stay, we were busy. Mr. Herbert looked at horse. Emil came over, again this eve. awhile; he told us Louie Gregson was ill; Alf. Eckert upset his dodge Sun. eve. by Belleville. Otto Koch’s girl Erma is missing since Sun. nite, got the fellow down in Chester, but he didn’t talk up yet; she is from Red Bud.

Sunday, Oct. 10, 1937

Went to mass, 7:30 from now on. Ettling from Floraville looked at horses. Leo & Rose came, had dinner & supper here. Gusta Dudenhoeffer & Margaret were here short while, out at Maniers dropped down see how we all were. Pete Matzenbacher had shooting match this afternoon. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came Bert [Bertille] went along to Paderborn Totsch’s free dance & fish fry, Rheinhardt & Schoenborn, Geodelle & Bocker musci [sic] Och. large crowd. there is free opening dance at Brezzy [sic] Hill by A. Josten of Valmeyer who now has charge, Mr. & Mrs. Maul moved back to St. Louis. KMOX Radio Stars playing at Oak Grove.

Friday, Sept. 17, 1937

Pap went to see Con. Myerscough, made a trade he brought 2 horses & $15. booth & got our mare Babe this afternoon. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up this afternoon. Bert [Bertille] made 2 qts & 2 pts. mince meat; 1 pt. tomatoes & pickles, cooked catsup. Paul Wittenauer stopped in, he now drives the bakery wagon, thought maybe we would buy from him, baker loop [?]; bread. Wheat 97¢ in paper.

Sunday, March 28, 1937

Easter. Henry & family & Leo & Rose & Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were all here dinner & supper. Men folks played cards. Cool today. Lot people wearing there spring suits & outfits. Krupp of Millsdat [sic] was here looked at horses. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came back this eve. Bert went along to Floraville to dance at Keim’s pretty large crowd music by Waterloo Wild cats; not so good. Schlotmann of Red Bud a baby boy, on Mar. 18; all doing well so they say.

Thursday, Oct. 22, 1936

Pap went up in the woods with the tree man, he brought some honey & we strained it got 3 glasses. Ed. Schineder looked at the horses. We went out to Henry’s he butchered; we brought some along; had beef soup dinner & liver. Cold today, & nite. Tipton has euchre tonite. We paid electric light bill $1.00 for 8 kilowatts hrs. Leo came & we all went out to Henry’s; played cards, pinochle, 6 games. won every one, had fresh sausage & cake. We took all the flowers out, pretty cold tonite.

Sunday, June 9, 1935

Penetcost [sic]. We went to Red Bud, first mass, 5 boys were enrolled in to the Sodality. Henry & family were here for dinner supper. This afternoon we went along with him to New Athens & Marrisa, about 3 miles south from there we went & looked at a team 3 yr. old mares; drove them around in the wagon, pretty nice, so he bought them $100 a piece; from Edmond Hodges; came home; got Chris Buehler to get them, Hy went along & got them this evening yet; $4.50 to hauled them down; we went out to Henry’s helped with work; Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came out then to see them. The Hecker priest Fr. Aydt has a bid day, he is 5 yrs. priest, 4 priests had the mass & Fr. Aydt made the sermon; choir from Belleville. The baseball team is playing at New Hanover today.

Wednesday, June 5, 1935

A man from Belleville was here & looked at the colt. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came & we went to Evansville to the 75 yr. Diamond Jubilee pinic [sic],  had supper there, stayed for the evening, raffled out some very beautiful quilts on the bingo stand; some nice prizes. We also went to see Volkmann’s, papa looked at the horses. In the evening they had a large crowd at the pinic [sic], Evansville band played; we didn’t stop till the diamond ring was given away, supper was served cafeteria style, plate supper, 35¢. they charged.

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.