Went to Red Bud. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had dinner here. Mr. Edler & wife of St. Louis was here to see them. Bert & Rose went to Dreamland Palace, with Mike Freund; Jimmie & Dick Orch. Boy! it as good; nice crowd. There about all sick at Geodell; Ray has got the mumps, he & she are also ill. Leona is still about the same.
Cleaned chicken house. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here all day, had dinner, he took wheat to Waterloo got 98¢. Pap & him went to see Armbruster’s at Paderborn, to buy hogs, there’s were all sold; so then they went to Red Bud to Burdgorfs bought 2 ours 205 lbs. @ 10¢; brought them along. Klein’s bros. came bought sow & pigs $60.00. Pap & Uncle went out to Henry’s sharpened butcher knifes & get things, tools. Alois Havey came, pap paid him, $6.00 for repair chimney, guttering, spouts. The foundry man at Belleville ain’t working yet. Loyd Pabst & Al Voges brought load corn yesterday. Lester Bruns have a baby girl born last Thurs. Jan 9. Mrs Pour is maid. We went to Red Bud Mon. nite to see the purina show, Hidden Harvest, sure good, about 500 people attended at City Hall Mr. Luhr, Zizfel, managers. 3 attendance prizes were given, pap won 1st. 25 baby chicks any kind, H. Hess 2nd 25 lbs. startina, 3rd Rusel Lee feeder chick.
Went to Red Bud in the Whip. to church. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary & Henry & family were here for dinner, Uncle & Aunt were here for supper; we played cards. Leona was sick, so they went home early. Aunt Mary said Clem Parker & Carol Papenberg were married 2nd Christmas Day Dec 26. in the evening.
Berti got the mail; not very much in it; Mrs. Pautler of Red Bud 94 yr. old was buried yesterday, Dr. N.B. Pautlers mother. The homes of Frank Einwich & Oscar Gremp & Rev. Kochkeim were on blaze during these cold days & nites & high winds; but not much damage was done to either place. Pap was up at Probsts garage, this morning the new battery didn’t work right; he went out to Henry’s this afternoon, & then they went up to make wood. Eggs are only 24¢ today. Bert was talking to Emil in town & he says Uncle Adam’s very well at all. Leona is also down in bed again, papa said when he came home; she has malaria.
We made chicken dinner. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary & Josie Keller of St. Louis was here; for dinner & supper, played cards this afternoon. The Smithon [sic] Catholic parish have a card party in there school hall to nite. Burgdorf of Red Bud got our jersey heifer, this evening $40.00, pretty good.
Christmas Day. Went to 5 o clock mass at Red Bud. Uncle & Aunt called in then went home after church. We went out to Henry’s had dinner, Geodell’s were out to; Boys got all kind of things from Santa, wagon, coloring sets, lotto game, pocket knife, fountain pens from Grandma at Waterloo. Boy! did it get gold, snowing terrible this morning at 4 o clock it was warm at 6 & after it started in freezing & zero all day. The Evangical [sic] children have there Christmas program at the church tonite. In Red Bud they have a big lighted tree on Public Sq; drive around it.
Pap & Rosalia went to Red Bud to John Schumacher’s funeral, so many people, the church was crowded; 11 priests with Fr. Stern. Fr. Schumacher & Harbaugh said mass; Fecklenburg sermon. Rose & Berti went out to Blackburn’s School, to see the program; It was pretty good; Alf. May’s boy was Santa. Quite a few people were there. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up, she went to church, he went down to Red Bud. They went home & came back again, stayed in town all nite. Henry & family also came up awhile, got overalls, tablets, & tops etc. had candy, nuts, apples, cookies. Received Christmas card from Duddenhefers.
We washed, ironed. Santa brought the Christmas tree, & decorated it. Papa went to town mailed the Christmas cards. Mr. Burdorf & son butcher of Red Bud was here & bought our Jersey Heifer $40.00, papa also sent him out to Henry’s, but he didn’t sell to him. We got card from Josie, saying she will be out on the 26th in the morning. Wm. Ganley came on business; this afternoon.
Went to mass. Mr. John Schumacher of West of Red Bud died this morning at 2’o clock will be buried Tues. Morn. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed awhile had lunch. This morn, there is snow on the ground. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this evening her & Berti went to church, dedication of a statue of The Mother of Perputal [sic] Help, some one donated it. Fr. Grewenwald & Hellrug of Belleville were here, he made the sermon. Snowing, all white, tonite.