Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1937

Lent. We went to church, received the ashes. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came we went out to Henry’s, went along to St. Louis to Zeiheim [sic – Ziegenhein] funeral chapel to Frank Dudenhoefer funeral, all nephews pallbearers, has some beautiful bouquets, about 21 or 25, some nice ones. We went to J. Kellers for dinner at 1 o’clock, then went to the chapel again, met all Dudenhoefers & all, funeral was at 3 p.m. we didn’t go out to the cemetery, to far, got home here about 5:15, we got to St. Louis at 11:30 this morn; had nice drive, met Winnie Ganley. Jake & wife & Walter & wife were also over. Mrs. Wolf, that is Mrs. Jatho mother, was buried from Belleville to Village Cemetery here, this afternoon; lot of people sick & dying.

Friday, Nov. 13, 1931

It rained nearly all night. Uncle Adam come, Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, we all went into Belleville to Jenny Kemp’s funeral, they took her from the Gundlach Chapel to St. George’s Episcopal Church, then to the Village cemetery of Hecker, Emil was one of the ballpearber, [sic-pallbearer] only one from around here. It wasn’t a very large funeral.