Tuesday, Jan. 30, 1934

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came we butchered 3 hog, had dinner & supper. Josie Keller came just before dinner. She couldn’t get her car startd, so Katie Klotz brought Josie & Ida along, Aunt Mary, Josie went quilting by Cara Armstutz’s this afternoon; it isn’t as cold again today. Red Bud Young People Sodality are giving euchre, lotto, 500; we all went, Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Josie, Bertille got lucheon [sic] set, Aunt Mary got dress and gave it to Rosalia, Papa got table cloth. The rest got no thing, the cake was won by Mrs. Oswald. Raffle & attendance prize a ham, to Mr. Hahn of Red Bud. It wasn’t a very large crowd. It is in tonite’s paper, The. [?] Pleuger, 2 miles north of Red Bud 35 yrs. old, residing with his father, shot & hung himself in there barn today, was found 3 hrs. later.

Sunday, Jan. 28, 1934

Went to Red Bud, took Helfrich’s along. We gave Miss Siebold a glass plate for euchre prize; for Tues. evening. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came; & Josie Keller awhile, then she left went to Ben Heyl’s, Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went across the street & had dinner, then came over in the afternoon. Aunt Mary, Rose & Bert went to Mrs. Stauenfbiel & Zita’s & got 2 dress patterns, then we went up to Lizzie Boll’s awhile ordered cooked cheese from Talbots on the Floraville line, 5 lbs. Josie wants to take 3 with here, & we take 1 lb. & Aunt Mary 1 lb. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had supper here. It is awful windy, & cold, freezing right along. Yesterday we could go out side with out a coat, & today just opposite.

Tuesday, Jan. 23, 1934

We washed. Hy. Meng came ordered 2 hogs for tomorrow. Louis Dehns & Steve got there this morning 216 lbs. George Wagner came & paid for his 351 lbs @ $3.45, they came down again. We [gave] George our price [sic – prize] for the euchre tonite, a glass plate, he take it down to Bill Fritsche who is on the prize committee. Firemen’s Euchre tonite, in School Hall; also pinochle, lotto, Adm. 25¢, attendant prize. 25 lb. sack flour, was won by Elmer Kammler. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this afternoon. Uncle went to Red Bud. Papa went to Wagner’s helped sugar cure meat. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this evening, then we all went to the euchre. Bertille had 9 points, got art linen table cloth. Aunt Mary 9, got deck cards, the rest of the folks, didn’t get no prize; an awful large crowd, all the table filled; & nice prices [sic]. People from neighboring cities. George Wagner & Steve Rennecker, signed the paper for pap process for tax.

Monday, Jan. 22, 1934

George Wagner & Hy. Armstutz got hog this morn. Miss Ida Sommer 26 yrs. old died of inflamatory rheumatism will be buried this afternoon at Waterloo, she is Fred Miller’s & uncle, only near relative, she has several houses, made a will about 2 weeks before she died. Steve Rennecker, was over to see if he could get a hog for Louis Dehn; he wants to butcher tomorrow, got our larrd. Gus Eocler of Wallace St. Louis Mo. was here on business for Uncle Fred, he bought the Coldwell Place, near Burksville. It sure did rain & hail as large a moth boll this morn, & sun shine the rest of the day. Miss Josie Keller, wen to Ben Heyl’s for the rest of the week there. Mr. Henry Hecke of Red Bud is being buried tomorrow afternoon in Round Prairie Cemetery. Pop went to Meng’s.

Sunday, Jan. 21, 1934

Took Chas. Helfrich’s along to church. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary & Josie where here for dinner & supper, & midnight lunch. Levi Gregson came & paid for his hogs, 239 lbs. & 236 lbs. @ $3.65. Henry & family where up this afternoon, had supper, played some cards all day & nite till 12′ o clock. Mr. Ed Meng was here to see Uncle Fred. They say Fr. Aydt read of the report this morn, $11,000 debts. The Young people of Red Bud are going to have Bible class, every first Thurs. evening of the mo. It rained a little. Mr. Clarence Mohears & girl of Renault, are getting married wedding dance at Oak Grove.

Saturday, Jan. 13, 1934

We finished our quilt took it out of the frame. Berti went to Lizzie Boll’s got the bread. Papa went down to Red Bud, took orders for beef. We went to Robert Lauts played 6 hand pinochle, had cake, & wine. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went to New Athens see John.

Sunday, Jan. 7, 1934

We went to Red Bud, took Helfrichs along. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here for dinner, played pinochle, left about 2:30 went to see Wilfred Eichenseer, they was to bring him home about 2 o’clock. There was a bunch going to chivari Ed Neff last night, but on account of this accident they didn’t. We all went to Eichenseer’s this evening, stayed till 8:30, after the rosary was said; there were quite a few came in & out; some stayed. Angela [the deceased’s sister] takes it awful hard; not so bad on the rest of the family.

Sunday, Dec. 31, 1933

We went to Red Bud, took Mrs. Chas Helfrich & kids along & brought them & Jonny Roscow back. Mrs. Josephine Kelley wife of Wm. Kelley died Thurs. evening & was buried this afternoon at Ruma, we went down to the funeral, Fr. Whitte had charge of it, no sermon, & never opened the coffin, just blessing, & buried in Ruma Cemetery, seen quite a few people that we knew, Meyerscouh’s & Tiptown people. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary couldn’t get out, the roads are to bad; It sure did turn warm yesterday & today, the snow is all gone. Tonite the New Year shooters will have to be out.

Wednesday, Dec. 27, 1933

We washed, sewed aprons. Oscar Klotz was here to see if he could a hog to butcher. 8 above zero this morn. We went out to Aunt Mary’s this evening had supper, angel cake, candy, played 5 games pinochle, played till 9:30 & listened to the radio, then went home. Henry Frieshkorn & Mrs. Sophis Huber were married Christmas, him for the 3rd time, & her second, they live at Red Bud. We find 2 doz. egg a day now, they went 15¢ at Eichenseers.

Sunday, Dec. 24, 1933

Went to Red Bud took Helfrich’s kids along. It sure did turn cold, this morning. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this afternoon, played pinochle, they had supper here, this evening Brand family came & Santa, Christmas Eve, played cards, etc.