Saturday, Jan. 16, 1937

The John Kaltwasser farm was sold this morn. at the quarry, brought $10,000, some price for farms these days; Nic Cortner bought it, 160 acres, with the quarry & all. Telephone meeting this afternoon. Eliza Boll got reelected operator, John Braun was against her. Leo & Isadore were here this evening, he had got a card from Sanitary Milk Producers, that there was to be a meeting held at Paulter’s the same nite as the wedding dance, so they went to Eliza Boll’s & called in to Paulter but there is no milk meeting there that nite, he said.

Tuesday, July 28, 1936

Baked bread, finished ironing, was 105 yesterday, had a real wind storm about 2 oclock this morning, but then got warm again later on. Joe Schilling moving to town today. Kenneth Kemp is tearing his old house down, ready to build; soon. Mrs. Hy. Meng who died Sat. afternoon, will be buried this afternoon at 2 o’clock to the church & cemetery; she was pretty old & in ill health for 6 week, we went to the funeral, house & church, she was 71 yrs. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, she also went to the funeral, had lunch here; he cut lawn etc. Norman & Irene Reheis played & sang a song. It is so awful warm this eve, no breeze so still, bad weather some place. John Reagen moved his family to Red Bud yesterday; he works on W.P.A. Quarry; they say he gets $100 mon. Walter Monike is moving in Gambach’s house today. Nic Hess is also moving up to Schillings.

Tuesday, July 23, 1935

We peeled peaches & canned 4 qts this morning. It rained again nearly all day. A fellow from Belleville was here, wanted to sell limestone, for Columbia & Valmeyer quarries. Mrs. Cleveland’s birthday. The timber guy from St. Louis, came brought the check for the piling they cut Fri. & Sat. 868 ft. @3½¢. $30.38; it is the Manassa Timber Company. Clara Wagner & kids came over this evening awhile.

Saturday, Oct. 15, 1932

Papa went out to Armstutz Quarry & got a load of chat & lime for our walk for 50¢. Rosalia & Bertille went to Waterloo paid the Waterloo Times & took 24 doz. eggs @ 22¢. Stopped at Henrys. Geodells from St. Louis are coming to see them tomorrow. Mrs. Adolph Petri called out to Hill’s this morning & told them that George Petri Skinny got killed sometime last night or the morn, his machine turned over & he was pinned under, she taught [sic – thought] may be the wheels clocked, they brought him home dead. The Fahey boy said he went out squirrel hunting Fri. nite at 11 o clock & upset in a sink hole & broke his neck. Harry Kammler’s got a dance tonite, muscis [sic] “by the Country Club Orchestra, Adm. 35¢.

Sunday, Aug. 21, 1932

We where at Red Bud. Uncle Fred & papa went out to Louis Armstutz’s quarry & got 85 little fish & put them in our pond; all catfish except one sun fish. Henry & family where here for dinner, then we went to the Evangical [sic] pinic [sic] in Manier’s park, ate supper there, 40¢; they had a nice day & crowd pretty fair. Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Matthews of Waterloo, have a little baby girl since yesterday 10½ lbs; she is by Geodelle’s at home.

Friday, June 20, 1930

Papa went up town this morning.  Rosalia was up at Mamie Eichenseers this afternoon and got one of her dress patterns.  She brought our umbrella along back.  They got it fixed up now.  The men are going to work in the quarry again today.  Fr. Grootens called on Uncle Fred to come to the new school and work today.  He was afraid it was going to rain so Rosalia went out there and brought them along back.  Then Uncle Fred and Papa went to work at the school all day.  Henry & family came up this afternoon.  Henry & Leona went to Belleville and the kids stayed here.  Aunt Mary & Bobby carried lunch up to the men working, to Uncle Fred and Papa.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had dinner, supper & breakfast with us.  Clarence Wagner was down a little while this evening or this afternoon playing with Bobby.  This evening Mamie, Angela Eichenseer & Mrs. Joe Wachtel came here to get us.  Then we all went up to Kammler’s Hall and celebrated Odillo Eichenseer’s birthday.  There were quite a few people there – Gus Blackburn, Uncle Fred, Karl Boll, Hy. Rausch & Ralph Rausch furnished the music.  Gus Blackburn charged $3.00.  They had 8 cakes baked.  We sure had a good time!  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed all night at our house.  There is going to be a dance at Rapp’s next Wed., but we got no invitation.