Saturday, Sept. 25, 1937

Rained last nite, pretty nice shower. Henry stopped in, got crushing done. H. Wittenauer working on the land. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were here. We went to Waterloo church, & Columbia to see Hermann. Leo & Rose [Rosalia] were also at Waterloo, bought second hand sewing machine from Bersche for $18.50 delivered in good condition Singer, it doesn’t make a bit noise, runs smooth. Miss Amelia Kroll died Thurs. eve. at hospital from operation on gall stones, will be buried Mon. morning at Hecker church, & Waterloo cemetery. she & her mother kept house together here, her mother is blind.

Friday, March 12, 1937

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, went along with us to Red Bud to Sl. Doyle’s funeral he was 34 yrs. old sick quite awhile, 3 weeks today there he was taken to the hospital, he leaves his wife & 2 children, 4 yr & 6 yrs. of age, we didn’t go to the cemetery, made it to late, they had dinner here then went to Waterloo took Leona & Billy along to Chas. Geodelle’s funeral was also very large; & beautiful bouquets. We planted about 68 cabbage plants this eve. for 10¢ at Schmidts; getting colder tonite, sleeting. Waterloo Church had 40 hr. Devotion last week ending Sun. nite. Ben Schilling returned home from a week sightseeing in Colorado. Geo. Schilling has for sale Omers chev. coupe, wagon, corn cultivator harrow, gas engine; to sell reasonable; its advertised in the paper.

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1936

Quilted, Ironed. Went to Belleville this afternoon. Pap went out to Henry’s about pigs, he sold some for $5 a piece. Hy Burdorf came brought our 5 heifers $210.00. & 3 lbs. beef roast. the firemen have euchre & dance at Kammlers Hall tonite; St.Patricks Church at Tipton have turkey supper & cards at Donahue’s; Waterloo Church has card party in Memorial Hall & also New Athens have card party. We went to the euchre & dance Schmidts played for dance. 8 games were played & little different this time, sit & play with whoever you want, 8 deals to a game; papa got 4 & Bert had 4 didn’t all come out, pap got pitcher milk; Uncle Fred got scarf & lemon squezzer [sic]. Leo got dish play lotto.

Thursday, Sept. 19, 1935

John Lehrs of Belleville buried this afternoon Stehfest cemetery. Papa went down to see Hy. Armstutz about corn fodder, pap & Rosalia cut some this morning. Mrs. Alfred Crook daughter, the youngest & Miller boy being married this morning at Waterloo Church & wedding dance at Brezzy [sic] Hill to nite. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came & we went to the dance, nice crowd, & pretty wedding bride all white with veil & 2 bridesmaids cousins, in light pink & blue; with head bands; best man in dark blue suits, her brother & his brother; she is 19 yrs. & him 21, nice couple. We trimmed up tin cans for flower pots.

Sunday, Dec. 9, 1934

We all went to Waterloo church, went to Geodell’s seen Leona, she is still the same yet. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this afternoon; she went to church this afternoon; they have thirteen hours devotion; today. Father Simon has the service. Mr. Gus Etler of St. Louis, came here on business. It is starting in to sleet, warm out. Mr. Etler gave the boys tablets & pencils, each penny. Snowing this evening.

Wednesday, May 24, 1933

We are baking bread, cleaning for tomorrow is a holiday. Henry is 29 yrs. old. & also 5 wedding anniversary. We been planting corn, water mellons [sic], pumpkins. It rained last night & this morning heavy. We went to Waterloo, to church, got our battery from Horns took the other one down to Bill’s, but nobody at home there. We planted out 100 sweet potatoe [sic] plants for 25¢, got them at Connor’s; we didn’t get to the birthday the roads are to bad. Miss Irene Reheis delightfully entertained at surprize misscellaneous [sic] Shower in honor of bride-to-be, Wilma Reheis & Hugo Probst to be married June 7th; singing & dancing were the featured diversions of the evening; the bride to be received many beautiful gifts, the attendants at the wedding will be Miss Irene Reheis, & a cousin & Robert Probst brother to groom.

Sunday, May 21, 1933

We left early & went to Waterloo church, after that we drove out to Louis Vogt’s to look at a horse, Henry & Henry Brinkman went along, went to Reichscheider’s, & to Bill Freunds, papa paid his bill, $22.81 chev repair & Bill $5.00 labor on it. In Red Bud first mass was at 5:30 high at 7:30 and solmen [sic – solemn] comunion [sic], & confirmation was at 10 o clock. It is awful warm again today. We went out to Uncle Freds, but no body home there, they where at Oscar’s; so we went to the cemetery, it is awful weedy there, Ignat Neff & Roth had there lots cleaned, so we drove to Ed Cortner’s & papa looked at his barn, he wasn’t at home, down in the creek bottom plowing. Mr. Hill was here & at the neighbors collecting news.

Sunday, May 29, 1932

We went to Waterloo Church, papa wanted to see Rob. Merz. about tin roof, this afternoon him & his family came out for awhile. Mrs. Rennecker has lot of company today, she is 60 yrs. old. We went out to Uncle Fred’s this evening. She & Lonie where at the cemetery for service this afternoon, so many strange people where there. He made a nice sermon & everything looks nice. The priest that was to make the sermon had a nervous breakdown.

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