Friday, Nov. 20, 1931

It is raining, & all day. Henry & family came up, the kids stayed here & they went to Belleville with meat, but couldn’t sell a lb, sold 1½ eggs. they all had dinner here. Then we through Red Bud to Waterloo to try to sell it there. The creeks where all out this morning.

Thursday, Nov. 19, 1931

Henry is butchering a pig today. Papa & Rosalia went out, they had, lunch, dinner. Eggs are 30¢. Mr. Barthel was here & fixed our spouting this morn. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up, he took Josie down to Heyl’s. They had dinner here. They schocked [sic] there corn & took turnips out. There is a euchre in the school hall, & also Henry Volkmann’s birthday.

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1931

I seen in Sat. paper the marriage license for Ed. Neff, 24 & Emma Braun 20, they where married Sat. night, by Fr. Grootens in Nic. Schaefer’s house in St. Clair Co. Best where Vic. Braun & Erna Braun. Today is Uncle Fred’s birthday, he is 57. We went out this eve, there was a bunch there & they danced. Uncle Fred had to get Josie again. John Braun was here on business. Leomade [sic-lemonade] & cake where served at Birthday.

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1931

We got the rest of our turnips out this morn. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up. It rained, & this eve, there was such a beautiful rainbow, 2 of them.

Monday, Nov. 16, 1931

Henry came up & got the plow. Mrs. Kern was here & brought the money for the beef, that she brought from Henry. George Parker’s had shooting match yesterday on geese. Papa went out to Henry’s, Cleveland’s, & Buehler’s. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this eve. he took Josie down to Heyl’s again. Eggs are 28¢.

Sunday, Nov. 15, 1931

We went to Waterloo church. Then went out to Uncle Fred’s for lunch, dinner & supper. This evening we all went down to Joe Gregson’s, Lizzie Boll was along too. Frank Dudenhoeffer’s, where out, from here they went to Henry’s, stayed there awhile then went back again.

Saturday, Nov. 14, 1931

Papa got crushing done this morn. This afternoon we all Bertille rode along with Uncle Fred to Waterloo to Mrs. Geossling’s sale it was held by Louis Gessoling. Mrs. sold her farm of 80 acres, for $2,000,100, so she is going to stay by Louis now, we bought 15¢ worth of the sale, everything went cheap. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary & Josie Keller where here tonight & played pinochle till 12 o’clock. Uncle Fred got her from Ben Heyl’s.

Friday, Nov. 13, 1931

It rained nearly all night. Uncle Adam come, Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, we all went into Belleville to Jenny Kemp’s funeral, they took her from the Gundlach Chapel to St. George’s Episcopal Church, then to the Village cemetery of Hecker, Emil was one of the ballpearber, [sic-pallbearer] only one from around here. It wasn’t a very large funeral.

Thursday, Nov. 12, 1931

We fixed a brick wall around the house for flowers today. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up this afternoon, we helped her take her daliahs [sic] up. Miss Josie Keller is coming to Uncle Fred’s Sat. night, she is by Ben Henyl’s now.

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1931

Papa was up town, it rained last night. We washed, ironed, patched. Papa went up to Barthel’s this afternoon with the Whippet, got clycerine [sic – glycerine] put in the radiator. Today is Holiday in big cities. Fred Kern was buried at 3:30 this afternoon. Tonight is a dance in Weber’s barn given by Bill Herzog, also a dance in Smithon [sic] & a birthday dance at Brezzy [sic] Hill. This morning at 10 ‘oclock, Miss Jenny Kemp had a heart stroke & died. She had fell some time ago & broke her rib, & was taken to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital at Belleville about 1 mo. ago where there she died now.