We cleaned chicken house; put in clean straw. Hy Meng got 2 hogs, 234 & 147 lbs. We went to Belleville sold 12 doz. eggs 35¢ doz; did Christmas shopping; nice day again. A ambulance went through here at 8 o clock this evening. Papa got a new battery put in the Whippet yesterday for $5.00 from Probst. Wagners telephone didn’t work, this morning, so Clara came over here & talked.
Went to Waterloo, sold sausage etc. Papa & Rosalia went out to Henry’s, measure wheat ground. Berti ironed. It is awful cold this morning, drained the Whip last night; put more glycerin in the Chev. today. Margaret Schaefer was surprised last Sat. night, being her birthday, was celebrated with a dance at Rod Gun House.
Went to Belleville this morn, sold 52 lb. old hens 20¢. Ben Schilling was here brought clover seed; 95 lbs. Papa got the oil changed in the whippet, by Probst’s. Mr. R. S. Butler of Burksville was buried last Mon. morning at Waterloo, aged 71 yrs. Mrs. Butler died last June; he was buried also at Waterloo, seven priests served at the mass. Mrs. Eliza Ganley died 1 yr. today.
Went to church. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary & papa went home to get some of there Sun. clothes, to go to the pinic [sic] today; they had dinner here, & also Josie Keller came just in time for dinner; she took eggs along & 11 lb. ham 20¢ lb. Berti rode with her, & we all went to Waterloo homecoming, it rained all morning, then sunshine, the parade was beautiful. Josie left right after the parade for St. Louis, we stayed till evening; Rosalia took a ride in the Whip, went she got out she fell & got her dress all full with oil, she put her coat on there.
We washed, ironed. Went to Waterloo got the Whip repaired, took nearly all afternoon; Rosalia & Bertie went by Mrs. Geodelle awhile; & took in the town. Wheat is 94¢ & hogs $7.45.
Baking bread. Put the new tires on the Whip. Went out to Uncle Fred’s, looked at his implements, that he wants to sell. It sure was hot this afternoon 106 at Eichenseers, in the paper it was that 350 persons died from heat in 24 hrs, the hospitals are all filled up, the water is low all over, especially in Kansas, Chicago; it was 115.
Papa & Rosalia took wheat to Waterloo, got 90¢ the price is 96¢ now; they blew out a tire by Kectritz coming home & drove on it all the way home. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this afternoon, he lawned. We went to Red Bud, bought 2 new tires & tubes for the Whip from Schrieber’s, $13.50 got tickets too.
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.