Saturday, May 23, 1936

Henry & Rob. Grover making hay, had dinner here. Mrs. C. Guebert has sale & Hubers have a sale this afternoon; nice day. Mary Mathews has birthday dance at Kammlers tonite, Ed. Mueth has one at New Athens, Brun’s boys, playing One at Log Cabin, by Red Bud Webers Orch. Lipperts has barn dance. Mrs. L. Sauer has Pautlers, Rythmn [sic] Kings. Och; so many tonite. It is Gertie Cortner’s birthday today. We went Mary’s dance here nice crowd, good time. Henry broke the axle on his wagon by Geo. Parkers going home with load hay, took 2 loads home.

Sunday, May 17, 1936

Mrs. Staufenbiel came & went along with Rose & Bert to church, had Solemn Communion at 7:30 mass, 6 boys & 6 girl, 1 boy took sick, & also 1 girl, Martha Agnes McDermott who is at hospital in E. St. Louis for appendix, also Keoinstein of below Hecker is over there, pretty bad. Bill’s daughter, she is young yet. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Clara & Agnes Gregson stopped from church. Ed. Meng Katie Klotz, all called here a short while to see pap, also Joe & Josie Alberta Gregson on there way home from Waterloo, stopped. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came back this evening again. It rained pretty good here, this eve. The baseball team has a dance at Kammlers Schmidts Merrymakers musci [sic]; the crowd wasn’t so large we heard. Omer came & we went to Pautler’s to Mrs. Martin Karban’s birthday dance, Rythm [sic] Kings musci [sic]. Gents 25¢ ladies free. Nice crowd.

Wednesday, Nov. 27, 1935

Cloudy & raining a little. Berti went up to church. Wedding mass of Clarence Braun & Verna Stiehl, she turned Catholic, single ring ceremony, bride wore dark blue, blouses & skirt, coat, & hat shoes; white crystahemums [sic], & bridesmaid Marie Braun wore the same only tan color; yellow flowers, Hugo Ray was best man; wedding dance at Kammler’s tonite, we went, had nice time; cake, Schmidts Orch.; of Herb & 2 sons, 2 Braun Wms. girls, & Edgar Wittenauer. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came bought 2 roasters here, 9 lbs. @ 15¢; cleaned & dressed them ready for tomorrow. Pap & Rose hauled bad old wheat to Waterloo got 91¢, lot is 96¢ today. Mr. & Mrs. Ed Brand of Alalabama [sic] visited us this afternoon, had supper here. Henry & family came this evening. Mamie came down then we went to the dance together. Bert Thompson was here to see Henry; so much company. Henry received a letter from Barrenphol’s lawyer on account of the colt business, he wants $25.00 if paid in short time. Oscar Birkner’s have a baby girl born yesterday evening, also Armin Geodelle’s have a baby girl. Otto Horn, suit agent at Waterloo, also Justice of peace 38 yrs. old was killed in an auto accident in town on Tues; Archie Wiehl was the one that had collision with him, on Fourth St. Libory  he was thrown out of car, & never regained conscience; both cars turned over, & completely wrecked; they say; it is terrible, had left his home about ½ hour before it happened; John Hieken was with Horn at the time, but not hurt bad.

Saturday, June 8, 1935

We got 5¢ skim milk, made pie & cheese. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up, we had lunch together here. Papa went to Behl’s sale by Oak Grove, bought a harrow $2.20 & wedges 60¢ for 2. The Richland Rod & Gun club is giving a dance at Kammlers tonite. Vogels Bros. musci [sic], I don’t think the crowd was so large.

Saturday, June 14, 1930

Today is Flag day but I didn’t see very many flags floating.  Leona called this morning and wanted to know if one of us could come out there today and watch the kids, her and Henry was going to cultivate corn.  So Papa & Rosalia went out.  Papa went to Waterloo & Rosalia stayed there, she had dinner there.  Papa came home for dinner.  After dinner, Papa went to New Athens & Freeburg on business.  We have an invitation from Mrs. Cleveland to go to Weber’s barn dance, it is Mrs. Weber’s birthday.  I don’t know if we will go yet or not.  I seen posters today for Harry Kammlers dance next Saturday, the 28 of June.  I noticed in todays Belleville News Democrat that Edward Neff from 19 North Church Street was in the hospital undergoing medical attention.  And also that Miss Ester Ida Dalkert had her name analysis.  She is from Waterloo, Ill.  Miss Irene Roth analyzed it for her.  Good many people are cutting wheat already.  Steve Rennecker went out shocking for Jake Klein.  Henry & family came up this evening & brought Rosalia along back with them,  they didn’t get off of the machine because they wanted to go to Waterloo to get their machine, they had theirs in there getting it fixed up in running condition.  We stayed at home this evening.  George Wagner & Bernice, Charles, Melvin were over here this evening a little while.  He came to get a spring chicken for Sunday.  We sold him one for .75¢ a piece.  He took 1.  Afterwards Papa went along with him to see his barn.  Ralph Rausch took a motor cycle ride this evening.  The motor cop is on the road now.  I think he was on Saturday anyway.