Wednesday, Sept. 11, 1935

Bert finished ironing, baked bread & coffee cake. Papa & Rosalia went out to Henry’s, cut some more hay down; had lunches & dinner there. Schwarz was around selling apples 75ยข & 1 bu. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this evening; brought pears & pickles.

Saturday, July 14, 1934

Cool wind this morn. Sheutte by Waterloo died, the man, that Mrs. Sheutte insane, put poison in there food. A free dance at Donahue’s musci [sic] by Nite Hawks & a free wedding dance in Pautlers Hall, musci [sic] by Moonlighters tonite. This morning about 10:30 Irvin Buehler, 7 yr old son of Chris Buehler, was struck unconsious [sic], while playing with tires on the hard road, in front of Parker’s house, they were all there helping with threshing, the driver of the car, was Frank Schwartz of R.R.1 Belleville. Irvin was brought to Hecker to Dr. Eckert & then the ambulance was called & taken to Belleville hospital, where he is still the same, fractured head & back & wrenched leg. The car nearly hit Cletus to. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary & papa went to Hyde sale in Red Bud, who lives in John Rennecker’s house, bought a few articles. Henry & Leona went to Belleville, left kids here, bought new shoes & dress. this evening took us along, kids stayed here, went to Pautler Pavillion, Kopp’s Wedding dance; pretty large crowd. Donahue’s was nothing some said. Boy! did Walter Reheis feel good!

Saturday, May 21, 1932

We have 10 hens hatching that is the last now. Tonite Harry Kammler’s have a dance, musci [sic] furnished by Ill. Roamers, & Bill Sensel has one barn, by Ripplemixer band from Valmeyer. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where there, it was pretty good crowd, but the floor was so rough. Papa went to Waterloo. Roman Schwartz was here & looked at the colts. We sure had a nice rain this afternoon, but it wasn’t enough.

Friday, May 20, 1932

Papa went to see Roman Schwartz this morn, for trading. He went over to Ed. Mengs this afternoon, & tonite Meng came over here & they went down to see Quathammer, but couldn’t make no trade. Mrs. Rennecker came over this evening, till papa got back. I seen in the Waterloo paper that Emil C. Geoddelle bought the West End garage on the hard road from Clarence Olendorph.