It snowed last night, everything is white, & cold. George Wagner’s family & Mrs. Rennecker went to Belleville this afternoon. Geo. Boll went around selling meat & beef today. The Farm Bureau are giving a dance in the Odd Fellows hall tonite, members are free & other’s 25¢. Robert Laut’s family are visiting Rennecker’s this evening.
It is so nice an warm all week already, cool nights. We shelled corn this morn. George Wagner’s is butchering today, got it hog from Chas. Wagner’s. Steve & Kammler’s boy’s butchering. Henry brought a load of corn this afternoon. We went out to Uncle Fred’s this evening, but they where down at Oscar Birkner’s butchering, they came home then.
We cleaned the chicken houses out & put straw, sprayed them. Elmer Kammler was here wanted to see if he could get fat hogs to butcher but we have none to sell now, he says he can’t find none nowhere. Chas. Wagner had a run away this afternoon, his horses got scared, & started in running till by Meng’s; he sure got a real shake up, seating in the box wagon.
It rained, sleet all day. We shelled corn this afternoon. This evening it started snowing & it didn’t take long the ground was all white. Joe Griffin fixed George Wagner’s telephone today.
We took our turnips in this afternoon. The Belleville National Bank got robbed of $8 or $10,000 at noon today. It is on 12 West Main St. Bertille was up town this afternoon, spoke a few words with Mamie & Emil. Clarence Wagner came back here again to Eichenseers today, tomorrow he is going to school up here, he says he couldn’t stay there no longer, he didn’t like it. Mamie is making a quilt somewhat like ours, stitched.
Mr Jung egg man was here & told us about some roosters. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this afternoon. Today is Kenneth Kemp’s birthday. Skinny Petri is getting buried this afternoon at Waterloo. Papa fixed a brick wall for flowers all around the house. Clara Wagner & kids came over to see it. George is working out at Ed. Cortners, tomorrow he has to go to Belleville. Uncle Fred went up to see Louis Birkner he is down in bed with rinhmatism [sic - rheumatism].
Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this afternoon. Mr. Jung got 18 doz. eggs 16¢ this eve. We shocked & cut 2 rows corn. We went over to Aunt Mary’s this eve. George Wagner’s family came over too. Today is Ed. Parker’s birthday.
Papa is hauling wood again today. Bertille went along out to Henry’s a little while. Louis Lenhardt girl Ester, 25 yr. old died Sun. from T.B. & will be buried this afternoon at 2 o clock at Waterloo. Papa & Henry where both up to get whey, but neither could get any, they aren’t marking no casein today. They had to have the milk for ice cream. Papa & Rosalia took the mule out to Henry’s. Bertille went up to Eichenseer’s corner. They said up there that Edna Wacthel was going to Waterloo Catholic School this year. Mr. Jung was here & got 20 doz. eggs, 15¢. We went over to George Wagners a little while this evening.
Papa took the mower out to Henry’s & got the frame wagon. Mr. Bershing was here & wanted to sell watermellons [sic], from 5¢ up to 25¢ real nice ones. Papa & Rosalia are putting up alfalfa hay this afternoon. In Ruma there was a cyclone yesterday evening, but we never heard if it did much damage. Lightening struck Tom Havey [? - unclear] mare, one what has a young colt, the Rendering Truck from Belleville got it this morning. Today is Chicken Supper & Pinic [sic] in Paderborn. We went out to Uncle Fred’s at watermellons [sic] then took them along to the pinic [sic] at Paderborn, they had a nice crowd. Mr. Jung our egg man from Red Bud bought 11 doz. eggs @ 15¢. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came here awhile, they were at Sensel’s bought a watermellon [sic] for 25¢, & they went to see Dentist Wagner at the Club House, tomorrow morn, they have to go to Belleville & get teeth fixed. It was sure hot today. Aunt Mary bought bread, flour, at the pinic [sic], 2 loaves for 5¢, & 5¢ loaf, she bought 4.
We went to Red Bud took Mrs. Staufenbiel along down. Today is Smithon’s [sic] Home coming nice cool, little cloudy. Mr. Eschman & Mrs. Beethold was here, he looked at our pigs, she is building a new house in Waterloo. We went down to Red Bud this evening church. Geo. Lorberg was selling watermellons [sic], & muschmellons [sic] this afternoon here in town, he gave some to Geo. Wagner’s. Mr. Cox, egg man from St. Louis, came this morning got our eggs 15¢ doz. 20 doz.