Friday, June 19, 1936

Pap & Rose went out to Henry’s before 5 ‘o clock; had lunch & dinner & finished cutting oats now; at noon, got Emil down & he helped put the binder in the shed; has about 2 hrs. shocking to do yet. Ralph Rausch came & pd. the balance $5. on ball ground there dance was fairly well attended Sun. nite. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came we went to Chester to see Gertie Irose; she sure looks natural & good, she has been in bed for 5 mons; & was terrible sick the last 10 days. Hubert said, had a cancer; she was at the home of Schroeder Ambulance & Undertaker, they are remodeling the parlor at present time; When we got to Chester, the shift gears wouldn’t work on our car, got it repaired at Chester Cowell’s garage. Walter Gregson were down, & McDermott, Doyl’s May’s. The crops don’t look so good down there. Leo Orlet of Paderborn, stopped in while in town this evening.

Wednesday, Aug. 28, 1935

Henry & Emil & Grover putting up hay; had lunch dinner lunch; made 11 loads. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped here a little, then went to the pinic [sic]. We went this evening, to the Catholic Church pinic [sic], but didn’t win a thing; large crowd. K C Band; Aunt Mary was lucky got pillow cases, & tea kettle, & Uncle Fred won the $10.00 chance first in book, Miss Mary Ann $5.00. Maria Braun $2.00 Jennie Coop bedspread Emma Birkner tapestry rug; Schroeder of Waterloo won ton coal & L. Dalkert a fancy quilt, the rest, rug & flour, gas went to Belleville. Willie & Jack Ganley had a razzling for a while, Jack wanted to fight with Hy Birkner, Ben Schilling took him down town; went home then.

Friday, Dec. 14, 1934

Papa hauled wood, this afternoon got a load wheat to crush. Berti cleaned house, baked molasses cookies. Mr. & Mrs. Quentin Schroeder have a baby girl born Sun. morning at St. Mary’s Hospital, first born, Henry Schroeder grandparents & also Frank Rau, Hey. Schroeder soda factory man at Waterloo. The two story farm house of Paul Crook on his farm near Burksville was burned to the ground Tues. morning starting at 9:30, & spread so fast nothing could be saved, only the clothes what they had on, no furniture & nothing.

Thursday, Nov. 30, 1933

Thanksgiving Day. We went to Red Bud church. Then went on to Aunt Mary for chicken dinner & supper, backbones, Iceberg lettuce, cranberries. Oh Boy! Did it taste good; Cream cake, pumpkin pie. Hot Dogs! Hy. Meng came, paid for his hog. 23¢ lbs. at $3.75. Hy & family came left the kids, here & we went along with them to Brezzy Hill to Myrtle Rau, Quentin Schroeder, wedding dance, bride wore white & veil, bridesmaids wore green, blue. Country Club Orc. from there we went to Oak Grove, to Mudd & Hendrick wedding dance, & crowd, Oh My! on both places, string band. Myerscough & Deukers where all there. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Josie, came up, so they played, pinochle till 12′ o  clock. Henry sends his milk to Waterloo Creamery now.

Saturday, Jan. 30, 1932

Slyvanus Schroeder is giving a free wedding dance at Dreamland Palace tonite. Papa got crushing done this morn.

Sunday, Jan. 24, 1932

Went to Red Bud church. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here for dinner & supper. Josie Keller is spending today & tomorrow in Hecker visiting friends. Aunt Mary went to the mission service this afternoon. Henry & family where here this evening playing 5 hand pinochle. Bert Tomphson was here to look at our pigs. Leona said Eliza Freund & Kruse where published for first time this morn. & Pearl Geodell second & Slyvanus Schroeder last time.

Friday, Dec. 12, 1930

Today is Emil Brand’s birthday.  Bertille baked honey cookies this morning.  This afternoon we all went up in the woods.  I seen in the Waterloo Times that George Wiegand of Hecker Ills., has a new Plymouth Coupe.  Hugo Schroeder of St. Louis was in a accident Tuesday evening a machine collided with him on the Hard Road by Coxeyvile.  Leona baked some pinwheel cookies this afternoon for Christmas.  Herman Geodelle & Ray Crook had a accident too Tuesday evening.  The machines were both damaged & Crook had a cut in his hand.  A baby girl was born to Mr. & Mrs. Nick Meuth on Dec. 2 & a baby girl was born to Mr. & Mrs. Hy. Brinkman sponsor were Mr. & Mrs. George Welzbacher.  Its name is Sylveria[?] Elizabeth it was baptized in Waterloo Sunday.  In Red Bud it is reported have 30 cases of scarlet fever & it also is spreading out in the country now, the way the paper says.  The Co. commissions to 3 surveys for the hard road to Hecker & sent them up to Springfield.  One was the old road & thru Lord’s Corner down to Athens, & one north, & another still further north, straight east from Waterloo.

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