Wednesday, Aug. 16, 1939

Went to Belleville, sold $6. peaches, tomatoes, potatoes, watermelons, eggs; got 18 [cents] – 2 for 35 [cents]. Wittenauers putting up hay. Peaches & tomatoes are still spoiling canned some more today again. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary pap went to Ruma to church pinic [sic]. Geo. Schilling was taken to St. Louis hospital today, has brain tumor. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary & pap went to Ruma to church pinic [ed. note – she wrote this twice]. brought some chicken along home & we had chicken & watermelon. Bill [Klein] came stayed here with Bert [Bertille]; they didn’t win nothing.

Saturday, Aug. 12, 1939

Raining showers on & off today, some pretty heavy ones; 3 houses were on fire in Waterloo this morn. electric wire, ran from one house to the other. Canning peaches so many fell of [sic] from wind. Pap went along with Emil out to Joe Schillings sale; things that Hess had bought on the other sale; Kettler has moved in there alreadys Hess lives on Uncle Adam’s place now; things went cheap at the sale. Ray Schmierbach & Luella Koerber are getting married in St. Louis today; dance tonite at Turners Hall in Smithton. Everybody welcome. Wagners left this afternoon, for supper. Hillsheim painted Wagners car blue & black; looks pretty good. Plenty rain for Wedding; Koerber boy & Verita Muhrmann & 2 from his side attendants; they had Favres V.8 Demonstrator, & Elmer Schmierbach turned it over, on slab near Smithton, car was damaged, but no one hurt.

Tuesday, Aug. 8, 1939

Washed, ironed; canning peaches, tomatoes. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up, he helped put up stands for pinic [sic]. German band played for John Myerscough, Daougertys. Elvira Haudrich have a baby born two weeks ago, twins were just yr old Sat.; now have 5 children. Rained this eve. little shower. Emil takes care of Ben Heyls stock & Peffers are living in house till Ben Heyls get back, are visiting Ed Brand in Alabama. Nearly all threshing machines finished today & pulled in sheds, Bruns is still out yet. Frischkorn & Schillings Klotz’s finished.

Monday, July 31, 1939

Washed, ironed. Mauff was here took some small peaches for 25 [cents]. & sold bu. to Clara Wagner 80 [cents] clings, she & boys came over & got them this afternoon. We went out to Uncle Freds this eve; took almost bu. along puled them & canned them this eve there; they were threshing oats, Schillings threshing Clem Parkers oats.

Tuesday, July 18, 1939

Anton Buehler & wife & daughter Jose [Josephine] was here, stopped in, had lunch here this morn. came yesterday left home 8:30 at DeKalb Ill. & got here to Joe Schillings at 5: o’clock, came here this morn. then going to Jac. Neff & Ben Neff for dinner, & going to Mascoutaha [sic]; going home again Sat. Jose [Josephine] is going to start work Beauty Parlor Morn; it was 8 years since they were around; Rained heavy & thunder & lightening this eve.

Saturday, July 1, 1939

Went to Leo’s finished hay at noon; Jac. helped this afternoon working corn; they had thresher meeting last nite, going to start Mon. at 9 if it don’t rain. Pap is helping Wittenauer make hay this afternoon. New Athens got Home Coming today. KMOX stars are out. Emil was over awhile this eve. Geo Schilling started threshing this afternoon at there place.

Monday, June 5, 1939

Went to Red Bud funeral low mass at 10 ‘oclock for Mrs. Emil Schilling from St. Louis & buried at Red Bud cemetery; she died Sat. at Missouri Baptist Hospital over 3 weeks illness of pneunomia [sic], looked beautiful, dressed in pink. Her sisters helped carry, also were all lady pallbearers. She became Catholic when they were married; nee Mabel Hancock. quite a few attended the funeral, relatives & friends from here. Today is election, voting for judges. Pap voted. We went to Leo’s got hog. Lumber man here wanted timber, also a deaf & mute man here selling shoe laces. We took pr 5 [cents]. Henry Kettlers sister at Belleville Mrs. Berthold got buried this morn. also. Eggs still 12 [cents] yet; both stores.

Saturday, March 25, 1939

Nice day. Went to the funeral of, Tom Crowe at Waterloo, wasn’t very large. Pallbearers were Levi Ganley, Joe Mueth, Fred Reheis, Ben Schilling, Emil Geodelle, Jeff Payne. German band played for a whole bunch of Paderborn. Neff & Karban’s, Cortner’s also for me & Bill Klein, all boys & girls, & said from St. Louis. Alfred May & guy were here this afternoon. We went to Tipton to see Farago. Willie & John Braun were here again for signing & leasing oil ground again. Leo & family & Bill [Klein] came this eve. Bert [Bertille] fixed Roses [Rosalia] hair.

Friday, March 10, 1939

Nice day. Bert [Bertille] patched socks etc. Thunder & rain tonite, also hail. Henry brought load corn up, the transfer of Catharine Dunn to Geo. Schilling was in [Waterloo] Times.

Sunday, Feb. 12, 1939

Lincolns Birthday. Went to mass. Nice day roads muddy. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary stopped awhile then went home; she has gray hair, washed dye all of now. Emil Mehrmann’s have baby girl born Feb. 9. Frank Schilling have a baby boy. Adam Krack passed away; also Mrs. Scheriefstein [? – unclear] of Waterloo.

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