Today is town election, Steve Rennecker, Ed Neff, Monike, are the judges. Ted Eichenseer & Phil Braun running opposition for town clerk. Ted received it by 6 votes. There where 99 votes cast. Rosalia & Bertille went out to help Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, paint the floor in the big room around the edge & polish furniture. We had lunch, dinner & lunch. This evening they came up & got some enamel. George Wagner was here wanted to borrow setting hens, but we have none. A man here begged for something to eat, & one wanted money, his legs where gone, came here in a car, last year he was here too. Joe Watchel boy has pneumonia pretty bad.
This morning & this afternoon while it was cool we finished digging our potatoes. This eve- we went down & cleaned at the cemetery, the hogs has been in there & got everything messed up for Armbruster’s lot & Monike’s lot. From there we drove over to Aunt Mary’s, but they where at Oscar Birkner’s threshing oats, so we went back home again.
Bertille was up town & got the papers this morning. Rosalia went out to Henry’s this afternoon. Albert Monike was engaged last week at the Hecker State bank giving it a new coat of paint. Ed. Weber & the Braun’s from Red Bud that owned a rock crusher down at the Prairie Du Long Creek, Weber bought out the Braun’s & has taken Nick Helfrich with him for a partner.
Today is Freeburg Home Coming & also a lot of sales. Papa went to Altoff sale at Wartburg, IL. He bought some disc plates for .25¢. Fred Schaefer is moving into part of Albert Monike’s house. Lester Gregson’s have a little boy.
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.