Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1937

Clean chicken house, got oats over. Bertie baked cookies. Sun don’t want to shine, still cloudy & slick icy roads. Eggs .21¢. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up this afternoon. Loyd Pabst came brought book on the Orbon Stores, Iornmasters [sic – Ironmaster. Sure lot people dying from pneumonia, & flue epidemic, 35 died in Chicago 1 day; lot have it in New Athens. Hofmeister’s are sick; ugly weather, to damp. The paper & radio say the Matteson 10 yr. old boy that was kidnaped [sic] from his home at Tacoma Wash. 15 das. ago was found slain along a highway, was said to be the boy, was nude, blow marks on forehead etc. A case something like the Lindeberg’s baby that time; haven’t found the kidnapers yet; The Matteson family was to pd. a $28,000 ransom. Rosalia went to invite the neighbors for the dance. Leo came, then they went to see his uncle Geo. Roths family, Alois & Gertie were also there.

Monday, June 19, 1933

We washed, ironed, patched. Our Waterloo paper never came at all last week, the mail got robbed from the depot at Red Bud on Thurs. nite. There where 3 people tried to kidnap a Kaffenberg child in Red Bud last week, but didn’t succeed. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up, we helped them plant sweet potatoe plants out, what they had left, we planted in out patch, great big plants they are, they got them from Oscar Birkner. Mr. Hill & Miller where here wanted to buy hatching eggs, we couldn’t sell him none.

Saturday, May 14, 1932

A man was here this morning wanted sharpen sisccors [sic – scissors] or knifes, we didn’t get anything done. Papa went to Kleber’s sale by Floraville this afternoon. Edmund Eckert is going to be brought home today from the hospital at Belleville the was way we heard. He is pretty good again, he was home sick. Papa bought a rake Hay for 25¢ & Vic Eichenseer got a binder for 50¢ at the sale. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up to spent the weekend in town. We had supper over by them. Henry was up this afternoon, he got crushing done. George Schilling was here to see papa but he wasn’t home. Lindenberg’s baby was found last Thurs. the 12th, in the woods, dead & a bullet wound on its head, it was nearly all decayed already one arm & leg was gone, a negro found the bundle in woods wrapped the same clothes as when taken from the house Mar. 1.

Tuesday, March 8, 1932

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here all day for dinner & supper, she helped to quilt. Lindbergh’s baby hasn’t been found yet. Tonight it is to be 14 above, cold.

Saturday, March 5, 1932

This morning snow fell & cold, it is to be 15 above zero tonight, the paper says. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this afternoon, they went down to Red Bud to Hy. Frischkorn’s sale, but it was postponed they thought until Sat., he was going to call over the lines then, when he would have it. So she helped to quilt this afternoon. They where here for supper. Geo. Sensel postponed his sale until Wednesday. The paper say’s the heaviest snow of this winter fell this morning. At noon, the sun came out it wasn’t just so bad, but tonight is awful cold. We made fire in the furnace again. Pearl Griffin was operated on last Tues. for appendix, & is getting along nicely so far. They haven’t found Lindy’s baby yet, $50,000 ransom is out for them, if they bring the child back.

Thursday, March 3, 1932

Eggs where only 8¢ yesterday, lowest they ever were. In last nights paper it was that Colonil [sic] Lindbergh’s baby Augustus Charles Jr. got kidnaped [sic] of it bed, while sleeping between 7 & 10 oclock, there is a big piece in there, but they have no clue of it yet. Joe Braun is moving his family & thing to Fayentiville [sic] where he is now employed with the creamery there, as clerk. John Reagan moved in Joe Braun’s house today. Ben Heyl stopped here this morning to put some water in his radiator, because it always leaked out. George Wagner’s family & Steve Rennecker & wife where here playing pinochle this evening. Eggs are still 8¢.

%d bloggers like this: