Sunday, Oct. 4, 1936

Went to Red Bud. Mrs. Feldmann died, will be buried Tues. morn. solemn high mass; the mother of Father Feldmann, expecting 20 priests, from all over. Omer & Tillie went to Fort Chartres & Renault & home. Leo was down, they had supper here, went to Paderborn to Tolsetis tonite, free dance, & fish fry, had nice crowd. Skaers played. Geo. Boll bought our disk $10. Mr. Dare, bought the drill $8. Wm. Harbaugh was here to see Uncle. Hecker baseball team has a dance at Kammler’s Adm. 25. Schmidt’s Merry Maker playing musci [sic]; wasn’t so much of a crowd, they say. There is a free wedding anniversary dance at Donahue’s tonite, musci [sic] by Carle’s Orch. Barry May, Eichelmann’s all have shooting matches, for geese & ducks today.

Friday, Sept. 18, 1936

We dug our potatoes this morn; aren’t very large. The log man was here again today. Paper says that Wm. Ganley got to have shooting match for turkeys on 27.  We killed 2 snakes this morn. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary & Henry & family were here this eve.

Sunday, Oct. 20, 1935

Mission. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed awhile after church; going to Frank Birkner’s pear peeling tonite. We had backbone soup. Went to Henkels this afternoon to look at hogs; went over to Burksville, to Kruse’s, Edlers place, & to McCarthy’s by mistake, they also had shooting match, we tried twice, on a goose & turkey, but didn’t get none; came through Waterloo home, The Hecker base ball team giving a dance at Kammler’s tonite Moonlight Orch; I don’t think it was much. Adm 25¢; we didn’t go, went to bed early. Lady here wanted eggs.

Thursday, Nov. 15, 1934

We took our turnips in. Bernice Wagner got ½ doz. eggs. Papa hauled 2 loads wood. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary & Josie Keller gave us a short call, then they all left for St. Louis; 500 3 Christy Ave. she took eggs along, she also went down & gave Lizzie Boll a call. The St. Patricks church  of Tiptown is giving a fish fry & shooting match tonight at Oak Grove; we went , but didn’t win any; had a dance also, Adm 25. AuBchons [sic] Orc. played. We stoped [sic] at Henry’s.

Sunday, Nov. 19, 1933

Most beautiful day. We find about 1 doz. eggs a day now. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came & we all went to new hard road to Waterloo, did little business, then went to St. Joe, to Hempe’s, to Tiptown Kelley’s. Mcarthy had shooting match. Pete Ganley family was here to get sausage but we had none & wasn’t at home. Frank Hippert & friends were hunting at Henry’s got 10 rabbits.

Sunday, Oct. 30, 1932

Hy. Stather & Martin Fahey have shooting matches today. We went to Red Bud. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up, but didn’t stay. Henry came up to get skim milk, but he couldn’t get any. It rained all day & nite. Mr. & Mrs. Steve Rennecker came over _ this afternoon, we had played 3 games pinochle, 2 to 1. Bertille held 1500 trump in spades in one deal & papa held 1500 in spades in another deal.

Sunday, Oct. 16, 1932

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here awhile. Mr. Bectholdt from Smithon [sic] was here & got his 6 pigs for $20.00. We went out to George Boll’s to shooting match but didn’t win anything, ducks & geese where raffled. We went to church this eve, talked with Marcella & boy’s Fahey’s. Mrs. Fahey is still awful weak. The St. Augustine’s Parish have euchre tonite. Mr. & Mrs. Frank Birkner are married 3 yrs. today.

Monday, Aug. 29, 1932

Aunt Mary went to church, they are spending the day in Hecker, they have 13 hr. devotion at church today. Papa is hauling wood. We got 6 pigs, born Sun Aug. 28, & 6 pigs born Aug. 30. [ed. note – believe this last sentence was added at a later date]. We washed. Aunt Mary, Rosalia & Bertille went over to see Mrs. Stauenfbiel, Rose Wacthel came there too. We seen the quilt she has in the frame for Edna Schilling we took the pattern, it is a stitched quilt. Hy. Armstutz was here awhile this evening. Lorberg’s shooting match wasn’t much Sun, they raffled 8 ducks, & no pigs. Clarence Wittenauer is celebrating his 21 yr. old birthday at Weber’s barn tonite. We have no invitation. George Boll was here this morn, wanted to borrow money to pay the rest of his tax; he paid half.

Friday, Aug. 26, 1932

It rained last night, we cut in 2½ saurkraut [sic] this morning. Rang over the lines this morn, that Geo. Lorberg is going to have a shooting match next Sun. on ducks, & pigs. Papa got a letter from Gus. Blackburn, for $3.00 that papa owes him for road rent 1 yr. ago; they had called it straight, till now it want his pay. Papa hauled a load of wood & he seen Gus, so he is going to pay him in the near future. A fellow from St. Louis was here & bought 12 doz. eggs & 9 lbs. springs 13¢ & eggs 15¢. Bertille went over to Renneckers with the papers.

Monday, Nov. 16, 1931

Henry came up & got the plow. Mrs. Kern was here & brought the money for the beef, that she brought from Henry. George Parker’s had shooting match yesterday on geese. Papa went out to Henry’s, Cleveland’s, & Buehler’s. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this eve. he took Josie down to Heyl’s again. Eggs are 28¢.