Friday, Dec. 3, 1937

Raining all day & nite. Cleaned chicken house. Baked cookies. Pap went up town got papers; seen in there that Ed. Brand had wrote a letter to U. Heyl’s, telling them that last Fri. nite, fire destroyed the United paper Stock Co. were he works, but are going to rebuilt again; was quite a big loss. The plans for the new school building in Waterloo is now ready to go to work will cost building & lots & all $150,000. Farm Adv. Hughes to going to leave Waterloo & taken position in Cook CO; by the first of year; Clarence Olendorph had there baby christened last Sun. Charles William – sponsors Mr. & Mrs. William Minnemean. There will be an India Missionary coming to Evangical [sic] church, will speak & also show pictures. Literary Meeting at School house tonite; speaking old age pension. Mr. Ulrich of Smithton formerly the banker was stricken with apolexcy [sic] taken to hospital were there he died.

Wednesday, June 16, 1937

We have 10 little pigs born Sun. nite. Raining this morn. baked cookies. Mr. Jake Helfrich’s wife of Belleville was taken to hospital & died; nee Mueth of Paderborn. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came this afternoon picked cherries. We went to Leo’s; picked dewberries, not ripe enough yet, picked about 1½ gal.; took few home just to eat; Rose made jelly, had lunch there. Cut lawn & broke the mower, in wheel. Went out to see Uncle Adam & Emil, he is in bed, there all day, don’t eat much & can’t sleep, has awful back pain, the doctor came when we were there, he says its old age & cold in kidneys. Emil doesn’t get much sleep either had to be there day & nite, Uncle lies nearly all day, can’t sit up & nite he sits & can’t lie down. We stopped at Henry’s on way home; they picked the cherries, ½ gal. & peas, almost milk bucket full, & ain’t finished yet; she has beets to can to; lots work.

Sunday, Feb. 14, 1937

Went to mass. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went to L. Birkners till this afternoon. Leo & Rose came for dinner & supper. We were putting a quilt in frame & Henry came said Omer [Schilling] was dead, rushed him to the hospital emergency case, Mrs. Noonan of St. Louis called out to Schillings. We went in to Waterloo but he wasn’t there yet.

Saturday, July 11, 1936

Pap & Rose went after our heifer that got out, in Braun’s field. We went to Belleville this afternoon to church. Hot, it is 105 degree’s here. Philip Kahmer of Lords Corner shot himself this morn, buried Mon. afternoon. Mrs. Stella Wiskamp nee Miller died, to be buried Mon. she was in the hospital 3 mons; went pap was there. we went to see her.

Tuesday, June 2, 1936

Cleaned chicken house. Rose & Bert went to Waterloo took wheat in 85¢ we got. Leona isn’t feeling so well, went to E. St. Louis this morn. to Dr. Mr. Weber of Red Bud looked at the horse, & bought it for $25.00, going to get it tomorrow. Mr. Geo. Hominghausen died last nite at the hospital, sick about 1 week, had pneummia [sic]; will be buried from Dashner’s parlor to St. Marcus Church & cemetery at Round Prairie.

Saturday, May 16, 1936

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up, had dinner here, we had beef soup, him & Rose went to Waterloo with all of the wheat from out there, got 78¢. Henry & family stopped in, took Floyd to hospital, got his hand re bandaged. Boys stayed here. Emil & Bert Thompson called on pap this afternoon, we opened the davenette & he sleeps, or rests on there during day. We baked lemon pie this afternoon. Eggs 18¢. Mrs. Joe Watchel & Clara Wagner got permanents at Belleville yesterday. The bill at the hospital for 10 das. [days] including room & board, washing (operating room $8.00), & surgical dressings. Lab ex. medicine $53.75. John Hepp came on business. The Chev. Dealer of New Athens, called again to; so far nothing yet; making trades for Uncle Fred’s car.

Friday, May 15, 1936

Uncle Fred went in to Belleville got pap & Rose home he stood it pretty good; Lizzie Boll visited a little while here.

Thursday, May 14, 1936

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary & Rose, came in to hospital also Ben Heyl’s were in there. Schmidt mail carrier, called here for a prize for the euchre tonite at Red Bud given by the men, we couldn’t take it in. Sure nice weather, but no rain, drying up.

Wednesday, May 13, 1936

Bert washed. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went home. Henry & family & Bert went in to Belleville this morning. Rose came along home, & ironed. Geo. Wagners were up to see pap at hospital tonite. Rotary Convention in Belleville these days.

Tuesday, May 12, 1936

Celestine Neff came selling chances for a quilt, to be raffled at there play. Josie Keller visited at the hospital tonite. Lester Gregson & Cora Armstutz called there this afternoon where we were there, Bert came along home, Rose stayed tonite. Henry was over at Mengs with the team, called here a while.