Saturday, July 23, 1938

Nice day but hot. Mayme Prickett is appointed post office clerk while Len Mertz has gone on a trip to Omaha Neb. So many sales this afternoon Prediger’s, Friedrich, town sale Schrieber Red Bud. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came, we all went to Red Bud, to Schrieber’s sale. We went to Leo’s this eve. cut lawn, cut pickles etc. they had intended coming down.

Saturday, Aug. 28, 1937

Picked peaches, etc. Mrs. Jake Neff got bu. this morn. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came Bert [Bertille] went along to sales at Hoffmann at Red Bud then out to J. Mays by Oak Grove; some things brought fair price. May Auctioneer, James clerk. Free dance at Keimes tonite; musci [sic] by Skaers Orch. Uncle Fred & A. Mary came Bert went along, nice crowd & hot. Schoenborn & Rehling had scrap.

Saturday, Aug. 21, 1937

Awful hot today. So many sales, Martin May, at St. Joe. Krug & near Red Bud & Schelsmidt in Red Bud. Cathill 6 min west of Red Bud. Pap went to Krug’s sale, but it got cloudy, so he went home. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came Bert [Bertille] went along to Red Bud to sale; & did it rain, so heavy, you couldn’t see the slab for all water; they sold while it was raining articles in house, had good sale lot people, Hy & family, Mrs. Geodelle were all down, we didn’t get nothing. had heavy rain & wind here to; picked 2 bus. peaches of ground made preserve & caned [sic] good ones. Bert went with Wagners to Paderborn to Totsch’s free dance, fish fry & turtle soup, good crowd. Skaers played music. Freeburg homecoming today.

Thursday, March 11, 1937

Beautiful day. Pap hauled load wood in the basement; this afternoon went out & helped Henry sewing oats. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped went to Smithton. Mrs. And. Mueth was here, looking for seed oats. Bert made garden planted onion sets, radishes, peas, lettuce. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came Bert went along to the wake of Mr. Chas. Geodelle, 87 yrs. old; out at the house; so many people coming & going, will be buried tomorrow afternoon at Waterloo; & church. Sly. Doyle died & is to buried tomorrow morning at Red Bud, he was operated on appendix a couple weeks ago. Henry & family came this eve. A man around selling apples, bought pt. 50¢.

Thursday, Sept. 24, 1936

We cleaned bedroom, washed curtains etc. this morn. Pap went out to the woods finish counting trees. Rose & Bert went out to Uncle Freds, helped her with her dress that she brought, had lunch, & watermellons [sic]. George Boll was here selling sweet potatoes, 3¢ lb. we have some ourselves. Isn’t so bad $1.65 a bu.

Wednesday, Sept. 5, 1934

Men here wanted to fix stove, we didn’t have it done. Uncle Fred & Aunt went home this morn. Freedman from Waterloo was here sold us sew no more. Aaron Papenberg is giving a 21- birthday dance at Kammler’s tonite has posters out. Received a few presents. We all went, passed the hat around to the men; for 5 0r 10¢ cover expense; sure a crowd Moonlighters played.

Saturday, Aug. 5, 1933

Henry & Floyd came up to see about getting to church tomorrow, they are going to christen the baby tomorrow afternoon at 2 oclock by Eschmann at Waterloo. Chas. Jung bought 4 dozen roasting ears corn for 50¢ wheat is 80¢ at Red Bud; eggs 10¢. Henry Metze & son of Smithon [sic] where here this afternoon on business. Pierre Laut & Roy Neff was selling chances, in a quilt for 10¢, for the pinic [sic] on Aug. 20 at Maniers Park. There is quite a few sales today, Mrs. Sensel estate is being sold at Waterloo today.

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1932

Papa was up at Osie Neff’s today to see wether [sic] it would suit to measure his road & stacked it off, but it dosn’t [sic] suit him. Gustv Dudenhoeffer was out at Pete Reheis all last week. There is so much sickness going around again. Mr. Hill had wooping [sic] cough & Willis Harbaugh children, Henry Birkners & Frank Birkners & Oscar’s kids are sick, Ed Cortners, Nic Schaefers, Ed Schneiders, kids all got some kind of sickness & lots others yet. John Reageans & Bill Harbaughs got the signs on for Scarlet fever. A man was here trying to sell the Daily Advocate paper. Papa went to Waterloo this afternoon. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary & Josie came here, then we all went to the euchre in Kammler’s Hall, Bertille had 8 points & got a bucket. Josie got bobby price [sic – booby prize] a layer cake. Rheinhardts band played for the dance.

Friday, Jan. 15, 1932

Today Father Sonnen gets buried, mass at E. St. Louis & out to Paderborn Cemetery. It rained hard last nite & colder this morn. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary are supposed to go to Jac. Urlet to a birthday dance, he is to play. There was a lady around selling magzaines [sic-magazines]. Papa fixed a little bench today.

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1932

We went to Belleville with the eggs & some meat sold all the eggs 18 doz. for 20¢. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here, he paid his tax to Griffin. Aunt Mary & Rosalia where over at Wagner’s awhile. Fr. Sonnen the Paderborn priest died. We got some boxes at Belleville this morn. one for Uncle Fred, the other one for us to smoke our summer sausage in. Henry & family & we went all was at Aunt Mary’s, playing cards. Rosalia had 150 trump in spades. Just like spring.