We washed, ironed. Chas. Jung got old hens here 7¢ lb. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came & we all went to Red Bud gymnasium to see the show given by the Ins. Co, “Horse Sense” “Benefactor,” between reals [sic] AucBuchuon’s Band or family furnished musci [sic], & the 2 kids tap dancing, it was nice, such crowd, standing just packed in back.
Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Henry & family where here for dinner, & supper; had chicken soup. Steve Rennecker’s wed. anniversary. Mamie & Clarence where down tonite. Maniers have a dance, Herzog Nite Owls. Miss Marie Krack died Thurs. & will be buried this afternoon, with mass tomorrow morning; she was 29 yrs. old, they have her at home upstairs. Mr. Rex Rapp & Miss Helen Braun where married yesterday; surprise, they weren’t published.
Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up for chicken dinner, had lunch here; him & George helped papa after his pigs hogs. Olivia Laut has quilting today, neighbors are all present. There is case sleeping sickness in Belleville now, those people are quartined [sic] for 3 weeks, 10 more die.
The bridge boss is back again, going to start & finish the bridge now; they have the slab laid as far as Biffar’s already. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up here for lunch & supper, it rained heavy.
Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary rode along down to Brauns with us, John Schilling read a german prayer at the house before they left, the pallbearers were 6 cousins, Norbert & Morris Braun, Leo & Willie Braun, Paul Wittenauer, Kenneth Neff; large funeral. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this evening, was here for supper, brought peaches along, we got our cans all filled now. Eggs are 16¢ now in the stores here.
Papa got crushing. We went to Waterloo this afternoon took 5 gals. lard to baker shop. We went up to Maniers fish fry & dance, didn’t go in, listened to the musci [sic], Herzog Nite Owls, Belleville the crowd came first about 10:30 1/8 beer was raffled for attendance prize. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, they went down to the wake at Brauns’.
Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped in, then went to Adam Eckerts brought them damson plums. Mr. Weber called in. Miss Ida Braun died this morn. little after 9 o clock, she had been ailing for 5 mons. with kidney trouble & brides diesease [sic - probably brights disease].
Papa is cutting corn, we cooked catsup. Emil stopped in & gave us a call. Chas. Jung stop in. George Wagner’s family came over this eve, we had watermelons. Started laying slab today by Dr. Pautler’s place going towards Waterloo, they want to lay 1800 ft. in day; have change shifts from 6 to 12 & then 12 to 6 different men. Uncle Fred went to Buehler’s.
We cut corn this morn. We finished digging potatoes. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up, he went to the signing of wheat acreages in the school hall, for S.t Clair Co. members. Report is out that the sheriff was called out to Hecker, by Jack Reagan, on account the fight with his boy & little Dr. Eckert, Alfred nearly choked him. Stores are closed to.
Labor Day. Rosalia’s 22 yr. birthday. It is little cloudy. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came & we went to Red Bud, seen the parade there, then went to Tipton pinic [sic], had supper, stayed for the dance. Koehler’s Ors. furnished music for afternoon & eve, the Waterloo band came there & played from Red Bud, all on bus, they got 100 glass beer, then went to Valemeyer, got the rest there. Chas. Jung treated them to ball. beer. Pretty large crowd present; at the pinic [sic].