Saturday, July 21, 1934

Papa went along with G. Wagner to Homringhausen sale this afternoon, household good was sold, at a fair price. Those people are going back to Germany again & shipping a new Chev, along, that they just purchased, awhile back. Rudolph Eichelmann’s boy bough Uncle Fred’s Ford coupe; from Nobbe, Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this evening, went to the fish fry & dance; musci [sic] by Keohler’s Orch. at Maniers, not enough fish they say, not many in the hall; dancing. We went to Donahue’s, Moonlighters musci [sic], & big crowd; & good time. 22 bus oats Pabst.

Thursday, July 12, 1934

Washed a few pieces; Mr. Rennecker was here awhile. A man around selling bonnets 35¢ & few other articles. Papa & Rosalia went out & hauled cheat wheat for him, chicken feed. It is awful hot today. Mr. & Mrs. George Parker have a little baby boy born yesterday on Oscar Birkner’s birthday also. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary called here awhile this evening. The new fire engine was to be tryed [sic] out tonite, George Wagner’s went to watch the performance. Chas. Hill has his house build on a truck now, & have the car here to, staying by Hill’s here at present, then will leave later, house isn’t all finished in side yet, they have stored the rest of furniture etc., with Horn & Hill’s.

Thursday, July 5, 1934

Chas. Wagner’s threshing now. George Emery went on Cliffords place today, he got hurt yesterday, fell from the wagon. Nice an cool this morning. Wm. Wiegand Jr. while going home from threshing, one day nite last week, was hit by John Schaefer of Waterloo, Wiegand had no lights on his wagon, they didn’t notice him, smashed in to him, wagon broke all to pieces, frame & all, he is going to get a new one, & have a reflector put on it now. He wasn’t hurt. Vic Braun came & asked if Klotz could drive through this way over to Mengs; but he came through the alley any way.

Wednesday, July 4, 1934

Holiday. Hy Armstutz bought load hay for $5.00 here. Uncle Fred came up with Oscar Birkner’s car, took it to Probst to get repaired, he worked down here so long; Frank Birkner is threshing now, Aunt Mary is there & the rest of the crew. We went over to Wagner’s celebrated 4 July, the kids had a few sparkler.

Wednesday, June 27, 1934

Rennecker & Agnes Gregson’s birthday; also 4 anniversary of Gambach Bros. death. Jos. Schilling is going to thresh this afternoon. Joe. Watchel’s machine starts to this afternoon, all getting about started, soon. The lightening struck one of Arm Geodelle’s wheat shocks yesterday, burned it all up. Marjorie Rausch is again home from the hospital. Rose & Bertille went to Waterloo took 8 bus. wheat along, got 79¢; bought 100 lbs. flour; soft wheat $3.05. stopped in at Henry’s, he is threshing by Reheis. They were at Uncle Pete’s last Sun. afternoon, Annie has a permanent wave, got it at Waterloo, also Jake’s wife. Henry got 50 barned Rock Chicks 3 weeks old from Monroe Hatchery, $7.00 a hundred. George Wagner came over awhile. We took our onions out today. Uncle Fred brought the mule home, then we took him home, stayed awhile, Ronnenberg came down there to telephone to Evansville, to tell Kissen’s that there boy is pretty sick, up here, he has it in his back, can’t hardly breathe sometimes.

Sunday, June 17, 1934

Rose & Bert, went to Red Bud church, took Helfrichs along, then we & Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary drove down to Red Bud, was going to go to Martin Fahey’s, & our machine didn’t work; so we took it to Schrieber’s garage & got oil changed generator put in for $6.25, then it got to late, so we went home. Uncle Fred & Aunt had lunch here this morn. Papa & Rose went out to Henry’s cut wheat papa drove the binder. Uncle & Aunt came here, took Bertie along to Martin Fahey’s, & also his other farm; came home past Henry’s & stopped there, all had lunch. Uncle took our mule along & Aunt & Rosalie drove the car, she had supper over there; papa & Bert came home together; it got awful black & cloudy little wind & rain this evening. There was an airplane landed in Braun’s field; cause of weather. Geo. Wagners have lot of company today. Chas. birthday. Maniers have a dance tonight, musci by Jolly Six of Red Bud. Adm. 25¢. Band concert in Mascoutha [sic].

Wednesday, May 30, 1934

Memorial Day. The Hecker Y.P.L. having outing today Corveur Lake, Mo. Yesterday the children & sisters of Catholic School had there outing at Fort Chartres. Klein’s, Griffin’s, Braun’s, trucks & I. Helfrich’s car. Bert Thompson & Ed. Meng came to take a look at the barn. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were at the school pinic [sic] in Waterloo, this afternoon, came up here this eve. went to the dance at Oak Grove, Leona brought the kids up to stay with papa, & we went along with them to Oak Grove, free dance, musci [sic] by Jolly Six, Schmidts – Oh! Boy! Crowd. Clara Wagner & the kids came over awhile this evening; Rosalia & Berti went to Red Bud after chick mash. A man here bought 7 doz. eggs @ 12¢. There were niggers at Henry’s today.

Friday, May 25, 1934

Mr. Kolmer was here yesterday, looking for seed corn, we had none. Miss Ethel Deuker of Washington Park, E. St. Louis, is recently recovering from an operation on appendix. Mrs. Fred Papenberg is a patient at hospital in Belleville for a day, Dr. Wagner gave her gas, to pull all the upper teeth but 6 out, every one has an abscess on, she has awful trouble with them. Miss Bessie Parker, is very ill with cold. Aunt Mary says the frost killed watermelon, pickle & few tomatoe [sic] plants, last night, everything is OK here. Lester Gregson while hauling milk one day last week, had a wreck, another car, going in the same direction, hit the back of his truck, he now has it repaired, the other car was a total wreck, all damaged, no one was hurt. We took Uncle’s ladder & things home this evening.

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.