It rained this morning. Meng’s couldn’t thresh, till this afternoon. We baked bread etc. Papa took the Whip to Probsts to get it fixed. The Waterloo paper has that Albert Niebruegge residing 7 miles from Valmeyer, was instantly killed when struck by lightining [sic], last Sat. at 5:30 & also rendered his farm hand unconscious for some time. He was carrying a hoe at the time & had just passed beneath a tree. George Hoffmann, who resides 3 miles east of Waterloo died last Wed. night, aged 61 yrs. illness of 2 weeks. Mrs. Richard Butler (nee Curran) of Burksville passed away last Thurs. June 28, after a long illness, aged 64 yrs; was buried at Waterloo, also funeral with Father Kuhl’s, Nonaghan & Traynor Eschmann, were Deacon & sub deacons; she leaves 7 children & husband Richard at home, & James, & Mrs. Ray Schmidt of Waterloo.
Papa got hair cut & shave, took both cars up to Probst, got them greased, paid $1.00 for one & 75 the other one Whippet. It rained again a little to stop from threshing; this morning. Chas. Hill moved some of his furniture, out to Horns & Hill’s, he has a position on working on a road; far away. We went to Renneckers awhile, till Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came from threshing by Adam Eckerts, finished there, got 600 bus. It rained a little here this morn, stop Klotz threshing.
We all went out to Henry’s, helped wash, iron & patch, had lunch, dinner & lunch. They finished cutting wheat, used about 130 lbs. twine; started cutting oats. Emil was shocking. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this evening, brought some dewberries along, she put away 2 gal.; nice cool evenings. Rose fixed a Whip. tire, patched it.
Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this afternoon had lunch here, we all went out to the cemetery, cleaned lots there. M.C. Lutz manager of the Waterloo Coal & Supply had $73 stolen last Sat, while he was at Country Club Opening; they have no clue so far. Chas. McDermott spent a few day with home folks, he is now at Palos Park, Ill. Kevin McCarthy a camp boy, spent Sun with home folks; he is in Willow Springs, Ill. taking training for the reforestation camp; Mike McCarthy son Dr. Scott of Mo. is now in business with Dr. N.B. Pautler of Waterloo. Rose & Bert went to Waterloo with a load wheat, 7 bus. got 87¢, sack flour, soft wheat $3.15, went to J. Horn, got a new hub cap put on Whippet.
Papa hauled hay. We washed. Ed Neff repaired our Whippet this morning. Papa got the mules hoofs trimed [sic]. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this evening, went up to see Louise Birkner, she is getting along pretty good; then they & Rosalia went to Belleville to John Breutigams to see Mr. John Birkner, 78 yrs. old; his wife nee Armstutz died 5 yrs. tomorrow. Mrs. Anna Helfrich, died yesterday morning at the home of this daughter, Mr. Joe Karban of Paderborn, we’ll [sic] be buried tomorrow morning 8 o ‘clock mass there. That is Nic Helfrich’s mother & George Neff’s grandma, there boy is the only great grandchild. Mr. Hill was here for news. Mr. Valentine Berg died this morning & will be buried Wed. morning 9:30 Catholic Church here, & then to cemetery. He was making his home with Ed his son, in Blackjacks age 84 yrs.
Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary & Henry & family where all up butchering. Uncle butchered one here also 215 lbs; they had lunch, dinner, here. Ed. Neff got our Whip. & ground the valves for $2.00 today. “Armistice Day.” Harry Kammler has a dance; tonite. Adm. 25¢ to “Len Kirk & his Missouri Ramblers” playing. Mr. & Mrs. Frank Manier moved there family & household goods to St. Louis, where he is going to start a store. We put fresh sausage & eggs on our sign.
We washed, Mrs. Kurt Boll came here on business, Ms. Ettling is cashing in her insurance policy to pay Interest. There was some kind of court in Public School Hall this morning, for about 1 hr. Homeringhausen & Hill had the case, quite a few people here, from down south. Dorn & someone from Lord’s Corner where having it about dogs killing turkeys, two lawyers Freidrich & Jackson from Waterloo where both here, the case was postponed until next week. Osie Neff was here & got sow & beam scale, Henry butchered a heifer, going to sell it around tomorrow. Acker fruit tree agent was here. Ed. Neff fixed our Whip, Rosalia but [sic – put] the key in & broke it of, he took the piece out again, we had 3 flat tires on there this morn.
We all went to Waterloo this afternoon, papa went to Rechschidor he was going to have implement sale, in town, but didn’t no people came, so they called it of. We took our Whippet to Horn’s, got it repaired, greased, packing put in new breaker point put on, $6.35; but still don’t work right. Mrs. Kate Geodelle, died there this afternoon. It rained nearly all afternoon
Holiday. We went early to church, had dinner, & Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went along to Belleville all got dress good hats white ones 29¢. Blowed out a tire. Uncle Fred & Papa went into Waterloo in Uncle Freds machine & got new tires for the chev, brought 1, & the other one sometime this week, we took the whip, went out to Aunt Mary’s, till they got back, had supper there, they had lunch here. We got 11¢ eggs. Mr. Jung stopped again, he pay 10½¢.
We washed, ironed. George Wagner brought our [illegible] back this morning. Henry came up with the team, & took our Whip & got 2 loads of coal & put them in the wagon here papa used his team so long working corn; he had lunch & dinner here. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up, cut Bert’s dress out. It sure is nice & cool today, beautiful. Mr. & Mrs. Herman Goessling have a little baby girl born Fri. nite; she was Adalia Wagner, she is pretty bad sick, had Fr. Aydt out there. Stern was called out some where.