Sunday, Dec. 5, 1937

Went to mass. Fr. Simion, made a little sermon & read epistle & gospel, he has high mass & read some of his programs. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary stopped awhile went home. We went to Leo’s & Rose’s [Rosalia] – Leo’s birthday, had dinner & supper; played cards. Sure cold tonite, at 7 o clock 14 degrees; we didn’t go to Mission Service tonite, to cold. Fr. Aydt is having some teeth extracted, has another priest here today. Wed. Holiday has 13 hr. Devotion. Fr. Brandmeyer of Paderborn to make eve sermon. They have Mission up there next week by Fr. Hullwing [? – unclear] OMal. also of St. Henry’s parish Belleville.

Sunday, Oct. 20, 1935

Mission. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed awhile after church; going to Frank Birkner’s pear peeling tonite. We had backbone soup. Went to Henkels this afternoon to look at hogs; went over to Burksville, to Kruse’s, Edlers place, & to McCarthy’s by mistake, they also had shooting match, we tried twice, on a goose & turkey, but didn’t get none; came through Waterloo home, The Hecker base ball team giving a dance at Kammler’s tonite Moonlight Orch; I don’t think it was much. Adm 25¢; we didn’t go, went to bed early. Lady here wanted eggs.

Sunday, Jan. 24, 1932

Went to Red Bud church. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here for dinner & supper. Josie Keller is spending today & tomorrow in Hecker visiting friends. Aunt Mary went to the mission service this afternoon. Henry & family where here this evening playing 5 hand pinochle. Bert Tomphson was here to look at our pigs. Leona said Eliza Freund & Kruse where published for first time this morn. & Pearl Geodell second & Slyvanus Schroeder last time.

Saturday, Jan. 23, 1932

Harbaugh the Moorman’s Mineral Feedman was here this afternoon. This afternoon was mission for the men yesterday for young people, & tomorrow for the women, & morn. & nights for all. It is getting colder again.

Thursday, Jan. 21, 1932

It is just pouring down rain. The mission is supposed to start tonight in St. Augustine Parish. Papa went up town this afternoon. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this afternoon & got Josie Keller, she came here & then we played 6 handed pinochle game. She took the goods & patterns along to mark of [sic- off] a quilt.

Sunday, Oct. 25, 1931

We went to Waterloo church this morning to hear the new organ, & they have 2 weeks mission starting today.  This week for the women & next for the men.  We went to George Boll’s shooting match but didn’t win a thing, there wasn’t much of a crowd there, he had 11 geese & a few ducks to raffle.  Fred Schaefer was here this morn. to collect his threshing bill, papa paid him $1.85, for Henry.  Harry Kammler has a dance tonight, Peter Bros. playing Thurs. night.  The Hecker baseball club is giving a dance in Kammler’s Hall, Herzog Orchestra.