Wednesday, April 19, 1933

It is cloudy this morn. Karl Boll gave his job up at Belleville & Milton Wagner has it now. Karl has no work. We cleaned little chick house, put on screens & washed windows. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Papa went out to Bill Sensel’s sale Nobbe of Waterloo is selling him out. Aunt Mary stayed at Buehler’s. Papa bought a cow for $10.00; everything sold cheap, quite a few people attended. Louis Whiel was sale auctioneer, he bought a crippled horse for 5¢, & rung up the rendering works at Belleville to get it. Papa bought corn too for 24¢ bus. Ed Neff bought the truck for $5.00. Mulligan boy’s & Clarence Wittenauer came this afternoon to see papa but he wasn’t home, so Clarence came back this evening; he wanted a piece for ballgrounds; so papa told him for $15. & the right of us all to watch them play, & nothing hauled in or out, they could have it; so he is going to see the rest & let us know. Henry & family came up, he brought the mule up. Philip Braun was here & wanted the recipe for curing Rheumatism; Mrs. Braun has it so bad. Bert went up to look for the mail.

Monday, Oct. 17, 1932

Mr Jung egg man was here & told us about some roosters. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this afternoon. Today is Kenneth Kemp’s birthday. Skinny Petri is getting buried this afternoon at Waterloo. Papa fixed a brick wall for flowers all around the house. Clara Wagner & kids came over to see it. George is working out at Ed. Cortners, tomorrow he has to go to Belleville. Uncle Fred went up to see Louis Birkner he is down in bed with rinhmatism [sic – rheumatism].

Monday, August 31, 1931

We canned saurkraut, [sic] 8 qts from 2 gallons.  We washed this morning, started about 10 o clock, because it looked so like rain.  This afternoon we went out to Aunt Mary’s helped with the peaches.  We had lunch & supper there.  Henry & Leona came there too & left the kids there, while they went to Belleville.  She took a basket of peaches along from her, they also got a bu. from Ralph Collier’s at Waterloo, for 50¢.  This evening Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped here, they went down to see Adam Eckert he is in bed, with Rhuematism [sic] since Sat a week, it started, he had to crawl in the house, it is so in his legs.  It was in the paper that Anton Buehler left Mon. for Mascoutah, where he will be the guest of Chas. Mueth’s family.

Wednesday, June 18, 1930

Rosalia & Bertille went out to Uncle Fred’s this morning to pick dewberries.  We picked about 2 gallons.  We canned 2 gls. today and made the rest is jelly.  We took Aunt Mary’s curtains along home and washed them for her.  We had lunch out there this morning.  Kuhus brothers started cutting wheat in our field this afternoon.  Mr. Kuhus is sick in bed with rheumatism.  Yesterday was Ike Napiers birthday, but they didn’t have no dance.  This evening Kuhus brother-in-law was here and looked at our little leghorn chick.  Uncle Fred and Aunt Mary were also here.  Papa went out a little while to help Kuhus shock wheat.  Pete Wachtel and Louis Armstutz, Uncle Fred helped a little while this evening too.  Papa and Uncle Fred went up to the new school this evening to get some benches.  Uncle Fred took 2 of them.  Aunt Mary, Rosalia, Bertille went over to Mrs. Rennecker.  She showed up her garden.  They finished fixing the church steeple today.

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