Friday, Sept. 14, 1934

Patched cut lawn, made cookies. Mrs. Rennecker came over got flower slips, we got some from her too also a fern stock. Rain last night, this afternoon again. Edwin Wachtel’s sister Mrs. Kate Head in now living with him, moved her things out last Sat. Elva Knapp oldest daughter of Henry Knapp & Kloft of St. Louis, were married Sun. evening at the Waterloo Evangical [sic] Church, at 7, o clock, her sister & Miss Edna Goedell a friend were bridesmaids the groomsmen were from St Louis. The bride & her maids were all dressed with back velvet dresses & white gloves.

Friday, Aug. 24, 1934

Papa & Rose put roofing on the barn, nice cool this morn. Pierre Laut is sick, tonsil’s, has 104 fever. A man here wanted to see Uncle Fred, wanted a drill; but it is already sold. Peaches at Waterloo are selling at $1.65 -75 a bu. by Al. Heyl’s; all $2. & 35 around here. Mr. James Crowe son of the late police men[,] James Crowe, was married Tues. morning to Miss Flora Wielbacher of Columbia, & at that parish, he was formerly of Waterloo, but now of Columbia were he is employed as mechanic there in garage. The New Athens & Hecker hard road route, 156 is now opened. Miss Mildred Rist 15 yr. old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Joh Rist was operated for appendix; last Friday in Red Bud Hospital. Miss Elva Knapp, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Henry Knapp was honored with a shower, given by & Misses Edna & Lavina Geodelle, she will become the bride to Mr. Harold Kloft of East St. Louis, the marriage to take place early in Sept. Last Mon. morning Bill Donahue of Midway Inn on Route 3, was awakened by a barking dog, on investigating found that his 25 half grown turkeys had disappeared, from there roosting place, he found 19 doped [sic – dropped] in a cornfield nearby.

Monday, April 24, 1933

It looked cloudy, so we didn’t wash, papa plowed the orchard. Steve came over & told us that Abe Heyl was here yesterday & looked at our pigs, Ab came this morning again, but they was to small for him, so he got some from Bill Geodell. Knappe stopp [sic] a little while this morning. Mrs. Hosto of Smithon [sic] is getting buried this afternoon at 1 o clock, to the church & from there to Summerfield; quite a few from here attended the funeral. Papa altered our 5 little pigs. Bert took 6 doz. egg off got 9¢. Clem Parker & Papenberg where here invited us to come to George Parker’s barn dance, Elmer’s birthday 19 yr. old; cake & water where served. Henry brought a calf up this evening, he said Floyd has the measles.

Monday, Dec. 8, 1930

Today is Church Holiday.  We all went to first mass this morning & then came home & ate breakfast & dinner.  Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary & Emil were all here, after that Oscar Birkner’s family came to get the wash stand.  Emil was here to see about butchering.  Henry & family went to Waterloo today.  We all went in to Belleville, Aunt Mary took some eggs along in & sold 3 doz. for .35¢.  We bought some toys for the kids Christmas presents.  The Hecker people were all mostly presented in there.  Ike Napiers moved today from the Knapp place to Ed. Meng’s again, Sensel & Pannebecker Blackburn moved him back, he was only up there about 3 months.  Adam Eckert’s birthday is today.

Thursday, Oct. 2, 1930

Rosalia went to church this morning.  George Reheis brought our lime dust spreader back again.  Today is Mrs. Oscar Birkner’s birthday & also chicken supper in Paderborn.  Papa hauled a load of coal this morning & this afternoon took some tile to Belleville for Fr. Grootens & then he brought another load of coal along back.  Rosalia took 8 doz. eggs off & got .25¢ a doz.  She bought 2 1/2 yds. of table cloth for $1.65.  I seen in the paper that Ike Napier moved his family & household goods to a farm by Paderborn, one of Knapp’s places last Thurs.  Ike is going to work for Knapps.  Mr. & Mrs. Martin Fritsche celebrated their golden Wedding last Sunday.

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