Thursday, Feb. 16, 1933

Jake Neff & Paul got a hog here this morn. 268 lbs. at $3.50. $9.35. Papa hauled wood & work in woods. Albert Monike was here yesterday & wanted a hog, but had none to sell. Clarence Wagner was here selling chances on an Infant Set of hood, boots & mitts, to be raffled out nite of euchre next Wed. 5¢ chances we took one. Eggs are 11½¢ today.

Friday, Feb. 3, 1933

Rosalia & Bertille went to church this morning. Robert Laut was here & bought that little spring chicken 2 lbs. 25¢. It is a pretty nice day. Bertille got the mail. Papa & Rosalia went out to Henry’s, he wants to take the fence out along the road. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary wasn’t at the wake last night, Jerome Cortner had invited them to a birthday party some place; so they are going to the wake tonite. Joe Sommer’s the barber have another little baby girl born Jan. 29 at St. Clement’s Hospital at Red Bud. Joe is giving a free haircut to the one that selects the right name to be given to the child. Mr. Erwin Eichelmann, son of Mr. & Mrs. Eichelmann & Mrs. Olga Hauptfleisch of Columbia were quitely [sic] married at Springfield Ill. on Wed. Jan. 25. They are making there home with the groom’s parents, east of Waterloo. Walter Monike of Lords Corner motored to Prairie Du Rocher last Wed. evening & received 3 prize on playing violin. John Hepp who has been down for the past 3 weeks with kidney trouble is reported about in the same condition. Mrs. Walter Hecke is employed as nurse. Wm. Laut is no better, he is troubled with Rheumatism. There was a man here wanted to sell the St. Louis Globe & one here wanted boarding place, he is the constructor for building the bridge west of Hecker, he says, going to start next Mon. & wanted a room. Rosalia & Bertille went to see Angela Eichenseer this evening, it was also Mrs. Vic birthday, Clarence Wittenauer was also there, we played pinochle, papa came over & got us when the store was closed.

Tuesday, April 19, 1932

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.

Wednesday, July 29, 1931

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.

Friday, Nov. 28, 1930

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.

Saturday, August 16, 1930

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.

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.