Friday, Nov. 22, 1935

Cold this morning, froze hard last nite. Pap is hauling corn fodder. We baked bread. Mr. & Mrs. Henry Millman of Red Bud celebrated there 50th Wedding Ann. at Red Bud on Nov. 3; children were all present, except Geo. who is in Minnesota. Eggs are 31¢ here.

Wednesday, July 25, 1934

Joe Herzog has sale this afternoon, also one in Maeystown. Kouminity [sic] Pinic [sic] in Red Bud, tickets are raffled out. like last year. Henry was here for lunch, he brought the wagon up & we had Armstutz’s, hauled the wheat out. We all went out this afternoon, some were there for lunch & supper, it rained, the machine got there about 4 o’clock, so they threshed, 2 loads wheat & 1 oats. we got 25 bus. from the 2 loads. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary come this evening & we all went to Red Bud pinic [sic], Bertille won 50 lb. flour on little tickets; several others, Mary Braun, Mrs. L. Millman, Percy Starr, Martin Fahey, Wm. Harbaugh got cheese & butter, Percy Roscow won $20 cash; they had a calf & nice prizes. The wrestling match was L. Cowell & boy from Belleville the latter won.

Sunday, Dec. 3, 1933

Went to Waterloo to mass, cause making hard road to Red Bud. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had dinner here, then went home, Armstutzs came out there. Today Advent starts. Mr. Jake Merlhmans birthday today. Gus Millman is visiting his sister Mrs. Wm. Kelley of Ruma who is ill.

Thursday, Aug. 18, 1932

We canned 2 qts. tomatoes & ½ pickles, 1 qt. beets. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up all day; lawning & cleaning for Sunday. She helped to cut out shirts for Bobby. Rittemeyer the sales agent was around, he left us a sample brush. Mrs. Louis Millman got operated for appendix Mon, she was at church yet on Sunday. Emmet Cowell is awful sick, has pneoumia [sic]. Mr. Gus Grahlherr is pretty bad sick, has awful pains.

Wednesday, May 18, 1932

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this afternoon. Papa & Vic Eichenseer went up to Kleber’s & got the binder & rake what they bought. Miss Helen Millman got married yesterday to [illegible] Schmissur.

Wednesday, June 11, 1930

It is raining this morning but we sure need it to.  Everything is so dry, the garden is just like dying, from heat and no rain.  It rained almost all day & nite.  Henry & family were over at Uncle Fred’s this afternoon and got some tomato plants to plant out this evening.  They came here when they came back but they didn’t get out of the car.  Papa was up town twice today.  George Wagner & Werner Kammler were here this evening and looked at our little leghorns.  Werner would like to buy some, he is going to let us know by tomorrow morning.  Louis Millman was also here & looked at them.  Today Pete Birkner fixed Steve Rennecker’s chimney for him.  Papa asked a few this morning up town if they know of any one wanted to buy leghorn chicks.  Bertille baked bread, coffee cake, cookies, today.  Rosalia worked in the garden and also planted some flowers out and sowed some lettuce seed in the garden after the rain, so tonight we have some more showers and then it will start to grow.

Friday, March 28, 1930

Rosalia took 3 dozen eggs and got .21¢ a dozen.  Rosalia and Bertille went to church this evening.  Wilfred Eichenseer came down this morning to get his kite.  They were flying kites and it flew away down here and stuck fast to the telephone post.  Louis Millman has a little son and also Clay Young has a little son.  We found 29 eggs.

Friday, February 21, 1930

Papa and Rosalia went out to Henry’s this afternoon, Henry is sawing wood.  Mr. Jeff Payne and Virginia Alterkruse were married Wednesday, way it states in the paper.  Albert Monike was surprised last Sat. evening, when a number of his friends gathered at this home to join in the celebration of the anniversary of his birthday.  He was 52 years old.  Among those present were: Nick Schaefer, Frances, Rosalia, Lorinda, Maggie, Clarasia, his daughters, Mr. & Mrs. Frank Birkner, Henry Volkman, Robert Probst, George & Clarence Rettinghouse, Jerome and Wilford Cortner, Robert Lippert, Raymond Ambruster, Ed Cortner, Ben Kuhn, August Frisch, Clarence Pabst, August Millman & Roy Kammeron.  The elderly persons played cards while the young folks enjoyed the evening dancing.  The bachelor’s band consisting of harp, accordion & organ furnished the music.  Mail Carrier Schmidt’s niece died at Red Bud of flu.  The store of late Henry Kocchel at Waterloo was sold to Mrs. Lulu Myers who is going to start business as soon as possible.  We found 17 eggs today.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here this evening.

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