Sunday, Feb. 10, 1935

Went to Red Bud. It is cloudy again today. Art Schaefer & Clarance Kreher came here & gave us an invitation to Kammler’s Hall tonite, for surprise Agnes on her birthday anniversary. Jerry Neff is giving a birthday dance at Pautlers tonite, Adm. 25¢ for gents, ladies free. Musci [sic] by Cowboys of Rythmn [sic]. The tea set given away at Connor’s City Grocery was won by Mrs. Ed Rehling. We went to Waterloo to Jerry’s birthday, nice crowd, Neffs family where also in; we stopped at Kammlers on the way home, a little while, also had a nice crowd, Schoenborn & Schaefer playing & Helfrich boys of Paderborn & Birkner boys had a little scrap, one had his shirt all torn, they came to Waterloo after that, they had it in the saloon; they also passed cake around; here.

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 1934

Went to Waterloo, sold sausage etc. Papa & Rosalia went out to Henry’s, measure wheat ground. Berti ironed. It is awful cold this morning, drained the Whip last night; put more glycerin in the Chev. today. Margaret Schaefer was surprised last Sat. night, being her birthday, was celebrated with a dance at Rod Gun House.

Sunday, April 16, 1933

The creeks are out nearly all over this morn. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Henry & family where all up for dinner & supper. Henry came up with the buggy, the road is awful bad, it is just about all that they can get through with horses at the hills. Wittenauer hauls the milk with the wagon. The rabbit laid eggs by George Wagners & here this afternoon. Mr. & Mrs. Levi Gregson & Agnes was here this evening. Mary Wagner had a big surprize [sic], her brothers & sister & family, celebrated her birthday 43rd at George Wagners today, all Kammler’s, Fritsches, Mehrmann’s.

Friday, April 14, 1933

We went to church, Good Friday, everybody has church today. It rained last night & today. Mudd & Eichenseer students are both at home serving mass; yesterday morning. Papa got the mail; seen in the paper that Aunt Lizzie Reheis was surprised Sun. afternoon on her 58th birthday anniversary, by friends from St. Louis. Mr. & Mrs. Frank Dudenhoeffer, Sulaff’s & Turners: all of St. Louis, Clarence Voges, Fred & Peter Reheis & Jake’s family.

Friday, Feb. 17, 1933

Papa hauled wood. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came here & from here they went out to watch the men work on the bridge. Jake Neff came this evening & paid for his hog. Mr. Frank Metzger died Wed. & buried tomorrow afternoon. Father Moneghan of Tiptown was trafered [sic] to Carmi Ill. & Rev. Traynor from there was sent to Tiptown. Harold Krumpke celebrated his birthday by giving a dance last Sun. night, at Burksville Station. The dance at Fahey residence last Sat. nite was fairly well attended. Hugo Probst was surprised last Thurs. nite & his friends gathered to celebrate his 27th birthday. John Herman suffereed a light stroke last Sun. morning. Mrs. William Koch of Coxeyville fell & fractured her hip & was taken to Clements Hospital at Red Bud. Dr. N. B. Paulter purchased the Chester Knitting Mill property in Waterloo for $5,000, to pack & storage quarters for the fruit rasied [sic – raised] on the Pautlert farms. Joe Sommer’s called there baby girl Laverne Francis, & A. R. E. Gaven got the free hair cut for selecting the right name.

Friday, Dec. 9, 1932

It is cold. The alarm ring came over the lines that Valentine Metz died & will be buried Sat. morn, leaving the house at 9 o’clock to St. Mary’s Catholic Church & cemetery. Papa isn’t feeling well, so we can’t go in. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went in this afternoon. He was pretty old. Bertille got the mail. Hugo Radau surprized many of his friends by being married Nov. 19 to Miss Anna May Scalis, kept it secret till now, he is a muscian [sic] having a orchestra at Waterloo by Adam Brust’s where Hugo stays, his foster father, he is employed in the meat market there, where married at St. Genieve [sic] Mo. on 19 Nov. Clarence Voges son of Louis Voges is a very happy young man at present his Uncle presented him a nice new car, he now has two. Mr. Herb. Schmidt mail carrier & his family, Arthur Cowell & the Red Bud Junior Band surprized Ed Weber last Thurs. eve, on a few orchestra slections [sic] & everybody enjoyed a good time.

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 1930

Today is Uncle Fred’s birthday, he’s 53 yrs. old.  We all went out & the whole bunch came too.  So they cleaned the room out & danced, it was a surprise.  Cakes & lemonade were served.  Papa went to Waterloo today is John Henkel’s property sale.  George Henkel bought the place for $5,032.50.  Henry sold his mule for $10.00 & 2 pigs.

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