Friday, Jan. 31, 1936

Rose & Berti went out to Henry’s, cleaned, she [Leona] is still in bed yet; he went to E. St. Louis again today. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came there awhile to; we were out nearly all day had dinner several people here from Columbia, Valmeyer, looking for sows & horses; our here yesterday, & got letter from one today; Miss Estelle Geodelle & Tunze of Columbia to be married tomorrow, had a shower, Herman Geodell’s daughter. Mr. Ed Classen, Freeburg Lumber dealer is in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital at Belleville, from a fractured hip, horse fell on him, went sleigh riding every day horse slipped, & by trying to help the horse, it fell on him, was taken in an ambulance. Mr. Fred Faust of Belleville, died will be buried tomorrow afternoon, church Catholic at Belleville then to Red Bud, cemetery Catholic; The Orbon Workers, have to present either at the house, or cemetery; he had been ill was taken to hospital, & returned again awhile back, now dead. When Jose [Josie] Keller was here on Christmas Day, going home she burned connecting rod out, had it repaired at Smithon [sic], stayed at Belleville, during that time; she wrote Aunt Mary a letter & told her about it; roads to slick, to come on her birthday.

Thursday, May 10, 1934

Ascenscion [sic] Day, Holiday. We went to mass at 6 o’clock. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came. The school children of Red Bud & some other schools are having an outing at Fort Chartres today, ice cream etc. Cool this morning & smoky. We went to Freeburg to see Classen. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this evening, we went down to Red Bud, the doctor wasn’t at home, then went to Miss Belle Lambert, no body home there either, so we took the new hard road & drove down to Baldwin, over the river, it is awful dangerous, it is 8 mis. from Red Bud, so went we came back, went by Miss Belle again, then they were home, just got back from St. Louis on the bus; talked awhile, then went home, grape juice & cookies were served by Miss Mary. Seen in the paper a man by Prairie du Rocher, had a quarrel with his wife, then drank gasoline & shot himself funeral Sat.

Monday, Oct. 16, 1933

It rained last night pretty much; & this morning yet; we all went to Belleville, & Freeburg, bought lumber $4.35 from Classen.

Sunday, March 5, 1933

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here for dinner. There where some fellows here from Fults looked at our mule. Rosalia & Bertille went along with Aunt Mary to church here this afternoon, instrutcion [sic]; stations. Alois Havey looked at our hogs & Weilbacher’s from Coloumbia [sic] came & bought our 8 pigs for $15.00. Ed. Classen was here looked at the mules.

Friday, Aug. 12, 1932

Chas. Jung our egg man was here, but we didn’t sell him any eggs. Papa & Rosalia went out to Henry’s took the wagon home & bought some oats along home & caught in the rain, & heavy. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here for lunch, they where up all afternoon, & for Phil Braun’s floor dance, free & barn also, musci [sic] to be furnished by Ill. Roamers & Jeff Bill. Refreshments of fish & soda & ice cream will be served; rang over the lines everbody [sic] welcome. But we ain’t going. We went to Freeburg & got a roll of wire from Classen. It rained again this evening.

Wednesday, Aug. 3, 1932

Ed Scheinder was here yesterday evening to look over the ground, he wants to rent some, then he went to the dairy meeting at the new school. Ath. Russell Classen was the speaker. Today is Evansville Church pinic [sic], 3 big bands, big parade & chicken supper. Papa & Rosalia went out to Henry’s to get a load of oats. There was a man around selling a rubber to open a tightened fruit jars. Papa got his hair cut. We planted some beans & made a patch ready for pickles, & cut in about 1 gal. kraut. This evening we all went to Zeibold’s farm & got a stack hog for $4.00. We just had got home & then company, Mr. & Mrs. Tom Crowe & Mrs. Jim Crowe & daughters Ina May & Arlow [sic – Orlou].

Sunday, July 17, 1932

We went to Red Bud.  Mrs. Ben Mudd asked up for a donation for the social to be held July 27 we gave a $1.00. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had dinner with us. There was a guy here yesterday selling shoe polish we bought a bottle. R. Schmidt the Shellane Dealer of Waterloo is giving a dance at Breezy Hill this evening & giving away a $100 Gas Range, to the Lucky winner thicket [sic – ticket]. Ed Classen & wife stopped in on there way by to say “Hello”! Bertille went over to Rennecker’s to exchange papers, Waterloo, & Red Bud. We all went to Breezy Hill to the dance, a big crowd, Melody Club Orchestra. Adm. 25¢. The Stove was won by a Stump, a Hartman from Red Bud, & a  fellow from Renault, 3 different prizes where awarded.

Saturday, Feb. 6, 1932

Henry went to Red Bud this afternoon. He stopped in when he came back. Papa went over to see Ed. Classen at Freeburg. There are quite a few dances this evening.

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