Wednesday, March 29, 1933

We planted 4 bus. potatoes this morning. We all went out to Henry’s took the mule along out. Papa & Rosalia took some wheat along into Waterloo. Mr. & Mrs. Rudy Geodelle & Mrs. Fritz & Hilda came out there too. Bill was working there yesterday & today, sewing oats & today is was to wet, so they shocked corn. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up & her & Rosalia & Bertille went along to church in Hecker & took the pattern along for Levi Gregson’s. Joe & Josie are both in bed, sick with flu.

Friday, March 17, 1933

We baked bread, coffe [sic] cake. Papa & Rosalia went to Waterloo with a load of wheat, but didn’t receive no money only a slip of paper, for 14 bus. wheat @ 49¢ $6.86. They got 50 cabbage plants from Jungs for 13¢, they are nice too we planted them out this afternoon. St. Patrick’s Day, but we didn’t plant any potatoes, ground is to wet. It is in the paper for court week this week. Jos. Brauns, business & Hy Armstutz, Gambacher’s, Stifflers, all cases coming on, Philip Meuth & Max Schelibe, foreclosoure [sic]. Barney Kaiser & Elnora Wittenauer & a good many others.

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 1932

Bertille went up to the Dentist got another treatment put into kill the nerve. Mary Grossheim was also there. Papa went out to Walter Wittenauer & took a bus. of big potatoes along & traded for a bu. of sweet potatoes, big ones. He stopped in at Chris Buehler’s. Henry ordered 30 bus. seed wheat from Buehler. Rosalia went up town got the cream check & can, this time we had 10½ lbs. cream, test 3.9, butterfat 4 & price 180 lb. .72¢. Eichenseer didn’t charge for taking it along this this time. The other time he charged 25¢ to take it along & it was 8½ cream butterfat 3, test 41 price 19¢ lb. .57¢

Thursday, Aug. 25, 1932

We finished digging our potatoes this morn, 6 rows. Bertille went up town this evening & got the mail. Frank Schwinde is having a birthday party in the school hall tonite. Mrs. Martin Fritsche got the job of cleaning the Hecker School for $3.90. Reagean’s had a bid in for $4.00 & Lauts $6.00.

Tuesday, Aug. 9, 1932

Papa & Rosalia went out to Henry’s & got the grass mower, & cut his alfalfa hay. We dug out 4 rows potatoes again this afternoon. Hy. Armstutz came there awhile, the way he says they had the sheriff out here from Waterloo, on account of Harry Stiffler, he wanted to see his kid & Gambachs wouldn’t let him in, so Mrs. called the Sheriff, he took Harry along to Waterloo put him under arrest. Mildred has to go in tomorrow morning. It rained this evening a good heavy shower. Bertille was in Hecker this afternoon.

Tuesday, July 19, 1932

We washed, ironed. Papa helped Uncle Fred dig potatoes this morning, we all ate lunch over there. The New Athens’s cleaners around again this morning. Papa was over by Steve’s this eve. while Bertille went after the mail, & Mamie & Lucinda came home with her. All the threshing outfits pulled in today, all finished.

Monday, July 11, 1932

We washed, ironed, this morning. This afternoon we went to Red Bud took 3 hrs. potatoe [sic] along sold them at Brehmer’s store got 45¢ bu. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up then went to Chris Buehler’s threshing, she first helped at Frank Birkner’s awhile, they was to have them for lunch yet, then go to Ronerberg’s & Oscar Birkner’s, but Aunt Mary had to help Frieda so she can go neither one of them places today, for Buehler’s have them all day. Bertille & Rosalia where at Wagner’s awhile. We finished digging the early potatoes this evening. Miss Elvira Kuhn of St. Louis is spending her vacation with Miss Wilma Reheis of here. Eggs 9¢ wheat 38¢. We got 6 little pigs born this morn.

Friday, July 8, 1932

Rosalia & Bertille & Leona & the kids went to Waterloo this morning we took 3 bus. of potatoes got 60¢ at Connor’s. Rosalia went to dentist McConnell. We stopped at Geodell’s. Gambach’s store is opened now, they are checking & working books, & goods in the store. Elmer Kammler’s barber have a little boy since yesterday, they now have two boys. We went digging potatoes again this afternoon. Fridolin Bersche jeweler at Waterloo & Miss Lucille Lotz of Columbia where married last Sun, afternoon in Columbia, they left for a honeymoon trip to Peoria, & will make there home in Columbia by the bride’s grandmother.

Thursday, July 7, 1932

We hung our onions up today. Papa & Bertille went down & dug potatoes. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here for chicken soup dinner. Papa & Uncle Fred hauled there wheat out of the house across the street out to the farm, with the whippet & his car. We all went down to dig potatoes again this evening. They started thrashing all over again this afternoon.

Wednesday, July 6, 1932

We took our onions out this morning. Papa took the saddle horse & went riding. Mr. Thed. Klinkhardt died this morning at 3 o clock in St. Louis. John & Mrs. Pour are going over this afternoon. Henry came up this afternoon & brought some potatoes up, & got some when at the station, papa got a barn full too. Clarence Wagner came down this afternoon to see the horses we shared there mares [? illegible]. To sent letters today, have to pay 3 cents postage.