Thursday, Jan. 6, 1938

Fried in bacon & pork sausage. Henry & Leona went to Belleville with a calf left Billy [Willis] here. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came up after the batteries by Probst’s this evening. We went to Renneker’s, paid up telephone dues, 50 & extra for drop tax; Emil came there & we had pinochle game – 10 games 9 to 1. Mr. Hy. Stahlebeher died, will be buried Sat. afternoon; the bell rang this morn. It is getting awful cold rapidly.

Friday, April 22, 1932

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here this eve. Today is Cora Armstutz birthday. They tolled the bell this morning in the Catholic church for Ed Neff’s little boy died last night, it had bad cold & fever. Mrs. Bernius from Smithon [sic- Smithton] hung herself today in her home, worried over her husband’s death about 1 mo. ago. George Schilling bought the Ganley farm today sold at the court house at Waterloo.

Monday, Oct. 19, 1931

They tolled the bell this morn for George Neff, he must off died in the night sometime.  We all went out to Aunt Mary’s was there for dinner, we picked about 8 bus. apples, sack of walnuts & took them along home, they have so many apples this year.  The egg man got 10 doz. eggs 26¢.  This eve. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Henry & family all where here, they all, except Leona & the kids, & us two went up to the wake at George Neff’s, he was 57 yrs. old. & was laid out so nice, looks natural, there where quiete [sic] a few there.