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.

Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1931

We & Aunt Mary went to Belleville today, papa had to testify to Grandpa’s handwriting on Fristche’s will.  We had dinner in there, there lawyer was to be there at 10 & didn’t come before 1:30.  Mrs. Stauenfbiel came along back with us.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary ate lunch here.  Papa went up town this evening.  Wheat is 39¢.

Monday, Sept. 14, 1931

Today is a washing, ironing & patch day.  Papa & Rosalia are hauling wheat to Waterloo today.  Papa got a letter from State’s Attorney Lindauer of Belleville, stating that papa scandaled Fr. Grooten, but it is just the contrary, he should be at Belleville Fri. morning at 11 o clock, papa took the letter along into Waterloo to show it to Whiel.  They started working on the molasses factory today, they are going to start cooking soon.

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