Tuesday, Nov. 20, 1934

Rained a little, still south wind & warm. Bertie baked cookies, made chicken dinner. Henry & Leona went to Belleville, Billy stayed here; all they had dinner here. Mrs. Phily Kammler, nee Nancy Kutis) was buried yesterday afternoon. Stehfests Cemetery. It was in this evenings paper that Mr. & Mrs. Leo Watchel of Paderborn, have a 7½ lb. daughter born at there home Mon; yesterday. she was formerly Ruth Krehrer, that makes Mr. & Mrs. Pete Watchel of Smithon [sic] grand parents, first time. Beautiful evening.

Saturday, Oct. 20, 1934

Papa got crushing done. We went to Belleville this afternoon got bu. apples at Schmisseur’s Store for $1.00. It rained a little this morning. Mr. Hugo Schwagel of Smithon [sic], storeman & Miss Edna Southoff of Millsdat [sic] were united in marriage at New Baden at 7 o clock by Fr. Wallers this morning; surprize [sic] to there many friends. Mr. Henry Weigand is in the Hospital at Belleville, operated on Thurs. morning for appendix, is getting along well. Mr. Willie Matzenbacher’s called there baby boy Werner & Osie Matzenbacher called there Harold.

Wednesday, Aug. 29, 1934

Henry & family came, papa went along with him to Walter Millers sale by Smithon [sic]; the rest stayed here, had dinner, brought one of her dresses along to remodel. Henry came home about 1 o clock. Papa came with Uncle Fred’s. Aunt Mary & Berti went over to Mrs. Staufenbiel, she took dress goods along, for her to make; Uncle went to see Armstutz’s, they had supper & watermelon here. The sale was such a crowd, like pinic [sic], had musci [sic], fellow selling medicine there. Otto Horn, was here, & Monroe Feurer to see Papa; Feurer wants to count hogs.

Wednesday, Aug. 8, 1934

Derousse & wife, eye doctors of Waterloo, stopped, go from house to house, testing eyes, they said Rosalia’s is weak; yesterday. Clean chicken houses, cut lawn, dug potatoes. St. Augustine’s church, have pinic [sic], chicken supper, 50¢ this afternoon & evening musci [sic] by Smithon [sic] Band; Church Pinic [sic] is Rocher, K.C. Pinic [sic] East St. Louis. Free birthday dance at Breezy Hill tonite; Moonlighters. Henry took wheat to Red Bud. Leona & kids all had supper here, went to the pinic [sic]. This evening we all went up to the pinic [sic], very large crowd, quilts & blankets were raffled in bingo playing; we didn’t win anything. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary was here awhile before the pinic [sic]. The chances in the books that were sold, was a plain quilt to Keoniomark of Waterloo, Clare Cleveland, small rug, C. Braun knifes & forks, 100 lbs. sugar, A. Lother, $3.00 Wm. Volkmann, $2 Wil Wittenauer. Uncle Fred rayon spread; several others articles; F. Dudenhoeffer went home, & the other boy’s came up.

Sunday, July 29, 1934

Rosalia & Bertille went to Red Bud, took pillow case along for the pinic [sic] Tues. evening. Fr. Stern is sick in Hospital in St. Louis, got over heated last week, different priest said mass. Floyd Mertz 21 yrs. old of Red Bud, was operated on for appendix, on the 18th, sick 10 day’s & died Fri. 6:20 in the morning; funeral tomorrow morning 9:30 to Catholic Church & cemetery there. His brother is a priest at Teuteopolis Fr. Fiorman, his sister also lives there. John Braun stopped in to get saks, he is hulling our clover seed off. We went to Smithon [sic] Homecoming seen the parade, 6 o’clock, not very much; stayed awhile in evening; awful dusty & crowd there.

Wednesday, July 11, 1934

Went out threshing again, had them for lunch, carried it out, & had dinner & lunch again, then left for Levi Ganley’s. Papa & Rosalia were hauling wheat all day, taking it home in chicken house. Henry threshed 1085 bus. wheat, we got 361 bus.; one of his fields average 24 bus. to an acre. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had to leave & go threshing by Henry & Oscar Birkner. It got awful cloudy & rained a little, in Jacksonville, Ill: there was an awful Tornado $75,000 damage. & in Smithon [sic] it was pretty bad, trees all torned [sic] to pieces, houses over roofs off. It looked awful black in the north. Eggs were 9¢ but now up to 11.

Sunday, July 8, 1934

Went to church, Catheral [sic] Belleville at 5:30 mass. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had dinner with us, spring chicken. Loyd Pabst was here, said they were going to thresh tomorrow. There was a boy 14 yrs. old from Iowa, visiting Ed Rehling’s, was killed instantly, when riding on a byicicle [sic] coming out Rehlings road, onto the hard road, Shloemer Ford Motor man of Waterloo, was coming down the road, & hit him, & upset his car & was hurt somewhat. The Rehling’s were visiting relatives at Waterloo at the time it happened; the first accident on the new hard road. Turner Pinic [sic] in Smithon [sic] today. Mr. Herman Wolf of Red Bud is having a free dance at Oak Grove tonite, Moonlighters playing. We went, & what a crowd, had nice time. Eggs are 9¢, wheat 80¢.

Sunday, June 10, 1934

Rose & Bert went to church, Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had dinner here. Gus Edler was here on business to see Uncle Fred. The Ladies Aid have pinic [sic] & cold supper; & childrens program, we went awhile, in the evening, The Night Hawks of Waterloo, Norman Heyl, etc. played stopped at 8 o’clock, they had to play for free dance in Foster Pond; we walked up to Maniers watched the dance there tonite, a pretty good crowd, Moonlight Orch. playing. John Griffin & Mamie Eichenseer, where the lucky girl winners at pinic [sic]. They had a nice crowd at the pinic [sic], The corespondents [sic] of New Democrat, are having there pinic [sic] at Daab’s Club House at Smithon [sic] today.

Sunday, June 3, 1934

Cooler today, thundering this afternoon. Uncle Fred, & Aunt Mary had dinner here, then we played 5 hand pinochle. Leona brought the boy’s up, then we went along with them to Foster Pond, to a dance, ladies free, Pals of Harmony played. Ted Eichenseer came, our insurance on the house, is run out so he renewed it, put the barn in also for $300. There is pinic [sic] & supper at the Round Prairie church. Confirmation at Smithon [sic].

Friday, June 1, 1934

We cleaned chicken houses & sprayed with coal oil, got load oats. Mr. Ralph Wiegand & Luella Bruns were sponsors last Sun morn. at Smithon [sic] after services for George Kuhn Jr. son, called it Ralph George, she was Emily Wiegand. We baked 2 cherry pies. In the Waterloo paper, it is that Richard Crowe, Uncle Matt boy, went 8 yrs. to the Catholic School, without missing a day or tardy. Lawrence, infant son of Ed. Berge, was operated on in St. Mary’s hospital, & reports, he is now at home & improving nicely. The transfer of Ida Mueller to Fred Faust is in today. Ida Sommers place. Rev. Eschman is taking treatments in St. Mary’s Hospital. Fred Henke had misfortune of having 2 ribs cracked last Sat. on a fall on a runaway team. There is a truck & put up a tent on the city lot, here & is having moving picture show, for 3 nights, & vaudville [sic], Adm. 20¢. The Farm Bureau is having free movie at Pautlers farm tonite. Berti was at Eliza Boll’s got 25 plants of sweet potatoes for Uncle Fred; they came up to plant them out this eve.