Saturday, Jan. 6, 1934

Papa got things from town this morning. The Ganley place gets sold this afternoon at 3 o clock; at Public Sale. Carlise Morrison, auctioneer. Uncle Fred & papa went over, quite a few people there, the home place, brought, $3,000, 100 acres, $30.00 @ acre. Emily bought that, & the other 40 acres brought $775.00 George Schilling bought it. We & Aunt Mary stayed by Henry’s so long, they walked from there in; the roads were little muddy. Wilfried Eichenseer, Vic’s oldest boy, nearly 16 yrs, was acciendtally [sic] shot, & died this afternoon at 2 o’clock; out by George Boll’s lane, he was out at Papenberg’s to go hunting, report is he fell off wagon & his gun, shot him, Cyril, Harold, Clarence & Wilfred went out hunting, out to Papenbergs, by Parker’s they went across the field, & went they got to Boll’s lane, Papenberg’s boy’s came out with the wagon, got a hog from there, & they stop & talked, Wilfred jumped on the wagon, & sat with the gun towards him, & he was going to get off, he sliped [sic] & the gun went of, hitting him under the arm, in one of the arteries that leads to the heart, & he bleed to death, he had a vest on with 36 bullets in it, some of them went off to, they say it, is sure lucky that none of the rest got hurt. Wagner & Herman of Waterloo have charge of it. Eichenseers brought the body in on the truck, when [unclear] & doctor wasn’t there either. He got a new suit from the store for Christmas & a wrist watch from his grandpa, for helping around in the store. Wilfred was the first to died in Ant Eichenseer family in 41 years.

Friday, July 21, 1933

Seen in the paper quite a few people from Waterloo attended the World’s Fair; at Chicago the past week. Mrs. Wm. Scheider got her divorce last Mon, he has to paid $75 alimony. Mr. Frank Finnerty is going to have a sale July 29, also Julius Stensel, Aug. 19. Ralph Collier had the Whiteside property for sale, just the place, Papenberg live there.

Friday, April 22, 1932

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here this eve. Today is Cora Armstutz birthday. They tolled the bell this morning in the Catholic church for Ed Neff’s little boy died last night, it had bad cold & fever. Mrs. Bernius from Smithon [sic- Smithton] hung herself today in her home, worried over her husband’s death about 1 mo. ago. George Schilling bought the Ganley farm today sold at the court house at Waterloo.

Wednesday, March 9, 1932

Geo. Sensel has sale this afternoon, awful cold, Adolph Schaefer from Waterloo bought the farm & will move out soon. Papa was up town this afternoon, they told him there it was a pretty big crowd at the sale & everything brought a fair price. It started in to snow this morning but not long.

Thursday, March 3, 1932

Eggs where only 8¢ yesterday, lowest they ever were. In last nights paper it was that Colonil [sic] Lindbergh’s baby Augustus Charles Jr. got kidnaped [sic] of it bed, while sleeping between 7 & 10 oclock, there is a big piece in there, but they have no clue of it yet. Joe Braun is moving his family & thing to Fayentiville [sic] where he is now employed with the creamery there, as clerk. John Reagan moved in Joe Braun’s house today. Ben Heyl stopped here this morning to put some water in his radiator, because it always leaked out. George Wagner’s family & Steve Rennecker & wife where here playing pinochle this evening. Eggs are still 8¢.

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1932

We washed & hung it in the basement, because the weather is rather disagreeable out. Papa got his hair cut this afternoon. Elmer Kammler said his wife & Mrs. Laut where both down in bed with the flu. Robert Laut paid $400.00 for Wm. Laut’s property here in town. Mr. & Mrs. Laut are already living down in Elmer’s house, they will have sale. Henry was here awhile this evening, he went to Hy. Hepp’s to get some leghorn hatching eggs for 11¢ doz. He say’s the boys have the wooping[sic] cough now. We where going to Red Bud to lent service, but Henry came then made it to later.

Sunday, Feb. 14, 1932

We went to Red Bud to church. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here for dinner, & played cards awhile then went home. Mrs. Rennecker was saying this morn. that Mrs. Elmer Kammler is pretty bad sick, she has an awful bad cold. Robert Laut bought the old Mrs. Laut’s place & is going to move up to Hecker, when school is out & Mr. & Mrs. Laut are going by Elmer Kammlers, because Mr. Laut ain’t able to word [sic – work] any more, he can’t carry a bucket of water or a armful of wood.

Saturday, Nov. 14, 1931

Papa got crushing done this morn. This afternoon we all Bertille rode along with Uncle Fred to Waterloo to Mrs. Geossling’s sale it was held by Louis Gessoling. Mrs. sold her farm of 80 acres, for $2,000,100, so she is going to stay by Louis now, we bought 15¢ worth of the sale, everything went cheap. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary & Josie Keller where here tonight & played pinochle till 12 o’clock. Uncle Fred got her from Ben Heyl’s.

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1931

We canned  3½ qts. tomatoes.  Osie Neff came & him & papa went to Waterloo & got the deed written out by Archie Wiehl for $2.00, 4 acres of land for $225.00.  Now Osie is going to build up a nice house, he won’t be far from the roadside.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this afternoon, he cut his corn.  Rosalia & Bertille went out to Henry’s, helped her with the plums, Rosalia got her hair cut.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came back again this evening for the euchre, we all went but papa, he didn’t, he went as far as the store.  Uncle Fred was the only one that got a prize, he had 8 points & got a sack of flour.  Aunt Mary had 7, but didn’t get any.  Rosalia had 5, Bertille had 4.  When we came home it started lightining [sic] & thundering & we had a little shower.

Monday, Sept. 21, 1931

We washed, ironed, patched, canned 6 qts. tomatoes & cooked some for catsup.  Osie Neff was here this morning, he wants to buy some land from Papa now about 4 acres, he has to move soon.  Papa & Rosalia went out to Henry’s to sack up a load of wheat & take it to Waterloo.  Osie Neff was here again this evening, he wants to make the deed tomorrow.  Papa was over at Wagner’s & helped George pulled a tree in behind his car with our chain.