Monday, May 21, 1934

Mixed concrete this morning. Rennecker came over awhile, they are going to New Athens. Mrs. is on sick list. Rose & Berti went to Red Bud, got chick mash, big picnic there this afternoon, parade, 1 o’clock, merchants are all closed, also schools, it is the Evangical [sic] Church, having dinner & supper. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this afternoon; her & Rosalia went out to Boll’s this evening got sweet potatoe [sic] plants, 78, they have 200 ordered, we helped to plant them up here. Clara Wagner was over a while, a man around selling house remedies. Rob Mertz & Skaer started putting the roof on this morning 8 o clock – 5; they didn’t finish. Cyril Eichenseer had his nose cracked this morning, hit by baseball up at school; he has it all plastered now. Eggs 11¢ now.

Saturday, May 5, 1934

It looks awful cloudy like rain. Today is the big wedding of Milton Wagner 23 & Erma Englerth 18 of Smithon [sic]; married by Justice of Peace at 4’o clock; Hy. Armstutz was here. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came then went to Waterloo, to Burksville to Fred Fauss sale, Mrs. John Reheis brother; Uncle Fred got picture frames, that’s all. This evening they came back again, & we all went to Kammler’s Hall to Wagner Wedding dance, rather large crowd, & they received many presents. Harold Birschaer & 2 fellows all from Millstadt accordion, drums, saxphone [sic], furnished musci [sic]. The Wedding cake was placed in the middle of the floor, & they danced around it, the attendants were, her sister with pale blue dress & shoes, & bride wore white dress & shoes & head band; Harold Wagner brother, groomsmen; Sandwiches & cake were handed around; & the men had to march around in a circle & give some thing to help pay expense. The supper was served at the Englerth home, to near relatives; the dance lasted till 1’o clock. We gave a double boiler as a present, Aunt Mary a bed spread.

Saturday, April 28, 1934

Papa & Rose went out on the farm cleaned, graniery [sic]. Awful nice day. It froze ice last nite again. Some of the Hecker firemen put up a tank for water at George Wagner’s yesterday afternoon. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came he helped papa staked the ground of for the shed, they had lunch & dinner here, Karl Boll came to tell pap, Ettling was going to come to see him next Sun. We went to Waterloo to Pautler’s Hall, to a birthday dance, musci [sic] by Moonlighters, but wasn’t much going on there, so then we drove down to Oak Grove to Pat May birthday dance, & a crowd there. Oh my & all feeling Happy.

Friday, April 27, 1934

Pap & Rose went to Belleville with some more hogs. Seen in the paper that Roy Cameron a farm hand, now near Belleville, but formerly worked for Ald. Rittmeyer was married to a girl near Belleville on last Mar. 15. at Carlye Ill. by Justice of Peace. Got $3.55, for hogs. 475 lb. they brought some beef along 12¢ lb. sure high, to what hogs are. Mr. & Mrs. Ben Heyl stopped in. Ben took a look at the hogs; but to high price for him. Mr. Ralph Collei of Waterloo, Insurance Agent, gave us a call told us his wife Manda came back to him, & also Mark he was gone 6 mon. & in 13 states; he went to Washington, first place; the girls are going to high school in St. Louis. A man here wanted a pair socks, we gave him some old ones; he was walking from Belleville, wanted to go to Red Bud, said his feet were sweating & wanted a pair dry socks. Milton Wagner, brought the beef sack, here & invited us to his Wedding dance next Sat. in Kammlers Hall. It was in the paper that Hy. Wedel Jr. was granted a divorce from his wife Leona Mueller. Prestitzle & his wife’s case was in court, too for divorce but it is dropped. Omer Schilling birthday.

Saturday, April 21, 1934

Papa got crushing done. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary & Berti went to Belleville to a Auction sale, of late Hy. Schoepp, bought all kids thrash, etc. got coat hangers 49-10¢. They had supper here. Henry & Leona left kids here, & went to Belleville brought Bernice Mehrmann along out. George Wagner’s family came this evening. Clarence Wittenauer paid $3.00 balance on ball ground today for last yr. Wagner’s cooked two kettles soap this morning.

Wednesday, April 18, 1934

We planted the rest of our potatoes today. George Wagner came & got the mule & plow, to work his patch up. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, Rose & Bertie went along to the card party in St. Augustine’s School Hall; pretty large attendance. Berti had 2 points & Rose had 4, so we got nothing, Uncle Fred had 10 got a broom. Some nice prizes they had. Mr. Judge Scheinder Waterloo had 11 points won first prize, got bucket & quilt top; & Clem Parker won attendance prize, a krinkle bed spread. Mamie came this morning, Rose set her hair. The lumber man & Ike Napier were here, talk roofing, from New Athens.

Wednesday, April 11, 1934

Papa & Willie Ganley are hauling logs. It rained a little went we came home last night, thundering & lightening, this morning we have northwind & cold. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up, brought some beef along, & we had soup for dinner, they were here & also for lunch. Frieda Buehler & girl stop in on there way home, had dinner here to – stayed till 2 ‘ o clock. Aunt Mary & Bertille went to church this morning, mass for Louise Birkner, all the children went but Willie didn’t go. Louis Birkner went. Always one of the men folks stayed with him every evening. They finished hauling logs. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went down to Dr. Pautler’s, at Red Bud. Mr. Ziebold miller of Waterloo died. George Wagner, came to borrowed automobile jack; he wants to change tires on his machine. Some real April Showers, & a pretty rainbow.

Tuesday, April 10, 1934

Papa went up in woods. Willie Ganley is going to haul logs this morning. Started the fire in brooder house, Thurs. our chicks come. Mrs. George Haudrich got operated on appendix & tumor & is in a serious condition in Hospital at Belleville. The Sewing Club of Red Bud are giving a euchre, 500 & lotto tonite in the parish hall. Mr. Emil Rubel was here counted the pigs to see if it corresponce [sic] with that contract. Mrs. Rennecker brought some flower over, dalias [sic] etc. Clara Wagner & kids were here awhile. Gus Frisch came wanted to see if pap was going to vote. Today is Primary Election. We cooked kettle soap, cleaned upstairs. We went to the euchre, didn’t get no prizes. Bert had 8 points but no prizes. Bobby Cowell received attendance prize a small rug. The quilt was won by Mr. & Mrs. Joe Mauer’s youngest child.

Sunday, March 25, 1934

Went to Red Bud church. Henry Birkner’s little girl is a yr. old today, but can’t walk, & stand very much. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up late mass, receive palms. Had dinner here. Uncle Fred & papa drove back to Hemp’s at St. Joe on business. We went over to George Wagner’s a little while to see Clara, she is in bed with bad cold. This evening we went down to Ruma to John Myerscouph’s, gave them a visit, played cards, looked at pictures. Oh Boy! did it rain, just poured down when we came home; about 11:30.

Wednesday, March 14, 1934

Yesterday it was so warm last nite colder & also this morn. Rosalia spaded a piece in the garden. Nearly everybody made garden yesterday, it was so nice. We went out in the woods this afternoon. George Wagner came & paid for his hog, 210 lbs. @ $4.50. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped on there way to Red Bud. Otto Horn suit agent was here. We went to Red Bud, church, then to Buehler’s, Ivo’s birthday, cake & wine was served. Henry Birkner & family where the only ones down.