Tuesday, March 16, 1937

Henry & Leona came left boys here & Bert went along to Belleville shopping, Le [Leona] got new hat & Bert dress; all for Easter; Boys had dinner here. Emil came awhile this afternoon, some guys looked at horses. We went to see Mrs. Buehler, Kaisers were there at the time, looks natural. Sure beautiful from the top, but oh! the mud; below is terrible. Eggs 21¢.

Monday, Jan. 11, 1937

Henry came & we went along over to E. St. Louis to Furniture Stores; Dio [? – unclear] Slacks etc. Rose went up town took eggs up, 21¢; invited some people to her wedding dance. Floyd Pabst came brought potatoes up; the 3rd from the farm down there. Cloudy weather this days.

Saturday, Jan. 9, 1937

Pap got crushing done. We went to Belleville this afternoon, went to church & to stores; got some rugs for bedroom. Cold & sleet ice, & raining tonite. Was 16 above at 7 o’clock this morn.

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1936

Pap went in woods all day. Rose & Berti went out to Henry’s went along to E. St. Louis with them got permanents at Esther Beauty Shop on Sinclair Ave. for $2.50 a piece, pretty good so far. We got bu. apples for $1.25 willow twigs. Pete Hoffmann is in St. Louis hospital pretty sick, they say;  we went shopping at E. St. Louis. stores this afternoon, met Maggie Grassheim & Pour brothers over there.

Friday, Dec. 13, 1935

Pap went to the barber, got haircut. Mrs. Hill called up for some sour milk, so Berti took a qt. over & gave it to her. We went to Columbia shopping, Weilbachers gave a shopping bag & nice calendar. Papa got the wheat checks, that is Pabsts $7.13. together. Some people from Mascotah [sic], 3 men looked at the mare, but it was to small they said; Wm. Doyle & Frances Huslasch, was here & got the harrow this evening $6.00. Literary Meeting at the Public school tonite, 4 speakers, talk on bachelors have to pay tax, we didn’t go, the neighbors went. Geo. Orell’s have a baby girl. he is a barber at Waterloo; now has 4 girls.

Saturday, Nov. 16, 1935

Pap got crushing done; still no sunshine, not once this week, rainy & cloudy & colder. We went to Belleville this afternoon, pap got new cap & shirt, sweater. Bernice brought the mail.

Friday, March 22, 1935

We planted potatoes. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary made garden up here today. We went to Belleville got spring hats, etc. Aunt Mary went to lent service tonight. Mr. & Mrs. Killiam Marquadt have a baby girl born, now have 3 children. Charles & Bernice Wagner are still in with cold & fever, but are getting better. Mr. Wm. Fritsche while riding a bycicle [sic] last Sun. evening fell of [sic] & fractured his tumbh [sic], pretty bad. Papa & Rose went out to Henry’s got mule, harrowed the oats in.

Monday, October 1, 1934

We washed, ironed, scrubbed basement, had early dinner & drove to Columbia to see Mr. Kern, but he was at Chester we bought several articles at Weilbacher’s Store; & Wm. Vogts Store, nice places; stopped at Waterloo a little. Mr. Grob 44 yrs. old. Furniture Store man was buried at Columbia, died of pneoumia [sic – pneumonia]. There is a Socialist Meeting at Kirsch School House tonite. Mr. Cooper as speaker, sponsored by Wm Weigand Jr. as comittee [sic] man; refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, April 4, 1933

We all went to Belleville this morn, got our dresser, Rosalia & Bert [Bertille] got shoes from Smalls, dress slippers $1.98 R & B work shoes $1.50. Steve Rennecker came over, him & Osie Neff was here when we weren’t at home Osie is going to buy Edwin Walcthels shares on the line. Steve & Osie are running trustee’s on town board. We worked in the garden, cleaned little chick house; Mrs. Bievenue was buried this morn. We went to Strecks butcher & slaughter house, seen them chain, stick & clean hogs, so fast.

Saturday, Oct. 24, 1931

Papa got crushing done this morning.  We all went to Waterloo this afternoon, Rosalia got a pair shoes, $3.85, & stockings 10¢ pr.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here stayed all night.  Schmidt the tinner got buried this afternoon.  Querheim undertaker, tomorrow afternoon is Albert Heyl’s mother in law, he told us to tell George Reheis, he went to school with her.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up this evening we played 4 handed pinochle, Papa & Bertille against Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary in favor of Pap.  Bertille held 1500 pinochle, in hearts & Aunt Mary 150 in hearts in the same deal.