Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1936

We baked bread, etc; canned pickles. Mr. Eichenseer & the Fairbank Morse Co. man, was here yesterday advertising electric radios, refrigerator etc; had everything in a trailer house; seem pretty. Pap went over to Geo. Wagner, he is making garden fence. Had a nice rain this morn, cooler now, wind in the north. Sure lot flies these days. Miss Loretta Kraft is giving a birthday dance at Paulter tonite, musci [sic] by Del Rose Trio Gents 25 ladies free, we went in, nice crowd.

Sunday, May 3, 1936

Pap 58 birthday, but he is sick, can’t walk much, Rose & Bert went to church. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came she brought roast along for dinner, boy had a real dinner. Herman Kettler & son of Paderborn came & invited us to his barn dance tonite, a new one just been build & Elmer Parker & Omar Schilling are giving a free dance at Paulter tonite, musci [sic] by Scheonborn, Schaefer & Schilling & Boy the crowd. They have a play in the school hall here, “Home Town Girl” was the name of it; we didn’t get to see it; same boys were in it.

Saturday, April 18, 1936

A man here wanted to rent Uncle’s house across the street for a dentist office; he came from Millsdadt [sic] – they won’t rent. Martha Boll gave us a visit for about 1 hr ½ this eve. Miss Luella Koerber of Floraville, is having a birthday dance at Paulters tonite, & boy what a crowd. Gents 25 ladies free, Rythm [sic] Kings played pretty good musci [sic], & crowd. Lot from Hecker.

Sunday, Feb. 23, 1936

Went to church. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up early, went to go to see Mrs. Nic Loehr – nee Cortner, who died yestday, from blood poison, a scratch from a pin; funeral will be tomorrow morn. at Paderborn. Sure is a beautiful day, on top, & plenty mud. Mr. Chas Hill left yesterday to be gone all summer he say’s, going out digging for gold & hidden money, intends to be a millionaire, when he arrives home, hen’s flat now, be sould of said [? – unclear]. We got beef roast for dinner. Eichenseers brought it along from Smithon [sic]. Jim & Dick Novelety [sic] Boys, &  hot footer & saxphone [sic] player are playing at Oak Grove Park tonite, & Orvil Bocker of Floraville is having a birthday dance at Pautler’s & has Skeets & Frankie & Ozark Mountain radio stars playing, all the stars are out, around her tonite. We went, sure had a nice time, big crowd; & wonderful floor show.

Friday, Aug. 9, 1935

Mr. Jim Parker is being buried this morning but none of us can go, we have to go to Henry’s threshing, oats; the grandsons were pallbearers; 3 of Geo Parker’s, & Paul & Clyde Pautler & Hy. Birkner; the daughter, Sister Amada was also home; came Thurs.; it was an awful large funeral. Henry had threshers for dinner & lunch, & supper; moved here about 4 o’clock. Klotz & Watchel machine threshed this & Geo. Schilling moved onto Blackburn’s. Henry threshed altogether 1108 bus; 394 bus. here & 714 out there, highest oats threshed so far; we got for our share 369 bus. Pabsts bought oats 47 bus.

Thursday, Dec. 27, 1934

Ironed this morning. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here awhile, he went to Red Bud, with wheat, 92¢. We went out to Henry’s this afternoon, went with his car to E. St. Louis, to Bond Ave. Floyd went along to & Henry drove. We all went to Red Bud, to the pillow slip euchre, but didn’t win any, I had 9 points, still didn’t win, 51 prizes; pillow slips, attendance prize was won by Mr. Ratz. Dr. Paulter son Paul won pillow slips, that were raffled out; the crowd wasn’t so large. There is a euchre in Hecker, also Catholics.

Thursday, Nov. 29, 1934

Thanksgiving Day. Rose & Berti went to mass. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped awhile, then went up to help at the Turkey Dinner at the School; all day affair, lotto this afternoon. Eugene Bruns stopped on business. We made ribs & dressing, pumpkin pie, cranberry relish. Leona & Billy came up to meet Miss Klube on the bus this morning, she is visiting out here today. Mr. Roy Pautler & Miss Lavina Goedelle were married at the Red Bud Catholic parsonage this afternoon, Friedrich of Colombia & Winehof of Waterloo married this morning, we went to Wedding dance at Pautlers musci [sic] from Dupo. Jaegher & Minneman wedding couple also attended the dance, were married at priest house. Uncle Fred came down a little while, said there was a nice crowd at the turkey & Lotto this afternoon. It rained again this evening.

Tuesday, Nov. 27, 1934

We took sausage etc. to Waterloo, sold some this morning; prices from 15 to 20¢ lb., on different things. We washed, sugar cured hams, this afternoon, nasty rainy day & Boy! rain tonite & colder I guess. Man here taking up senses [sic – census] of children that is of school age, none here. The big wedding of Anna Marie Parker, oldest daughter of Ed L. Parker, most prominet [sic] chicken raiser & trustee of church, & dairy famer near of Hecker, & Mr. Clyde William Pautler of Evansville, oldest son of Phil Pautler, dairy man, he drives Pevely Dairy truck to St. Louis, were married at 9 o’clock, nuptial high mass, by Fr. Aydt, Harbaugh & Schumacher, as cousins & Fr. Tecklenburg of Evansville; bride dressed in white with veil, marched in on bride’s fathers arm, carring [sic] roses. Mr. Paul Parker as groomsmen & Miss Dorthy Pautler bridesmaid dressed with nile green crepe, & Miss Agnes Parker, matron of honor, in pink, all carrying flowers. Mr. Donald Parker, ring beared & Alice Schumacher flower girl; wedding dance in Daabs Club House to written invited guests; Mrs. Ed Schneider & Mrs. Robert Laut, cooks.

Saturday, Nov. 17, 1934

Papa got crushing done. Roy Staufenbiel’s boy hasn’t got winter fever, he said he ate dried butter beans, about 40 has already passed through. Mr. Ed Pabst brought 3 sacks potatoes, clover seed & lumber this morning. Hy. Armstutz brought ¹⁄3 corn. It rained a little this morning. but then the sun came, out nice again. Mr. Edwin Neff, sued Jake Orlet & Gus Schaefer for striking him at the dance in Paderborn Tues. night, knocked him in the head broke his glasses, must of been a real fight, the way it is said. Mr. Lawrence Matthews is giving a birthday dance at Pautlers tonite, ladies free.

Sunday, Nov. 4, 1934

Went to Red Bud. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came had dinner & supper here, Frank Dudenhoefer came her too told us that they were asked to come out to Manier’s for chicken supper, 5 families were out; he said we should come Wed. or next Sun. Mr. John Dehn was taken to Belleville hospital, operated for appendix and is pretty bad, no visitors allowed; he is 61 yrs. of age. Mr. R. D. Butler of Burksville is in Red Bud hospital, poor condition. We went to Pautler’s to a free for all dance, cowboys of Rythmn [sic], had a wonderful time. There was 260 CC camps boy’s at the Waterloo camps & about half where at the dance, some bunch, they already have some sent back & 6 in jail this morning for stealing. Aunt Mary went to church & meeting this afternoon in School hall.