Wednesday, Nov. 22, 1939

Bert [Bertille] washed, ironed etc. Went to Smithton got prestone put that from last year, by Bill, & got gas went to Freeburg to see Classen Lumberman. Pretty nice day. Leo Schaum 40 Cleta Stalehebers husband died at Texas & was shipped to Rock Island Ill. for burial. He formely [sic] was at Scott Field.

Monday, Oct. 9, 1939

Bert [Bertille] washed, ironed patched, cleaned front room. Windy & cloudy today. We got chicks for hogs from Strecks got $6.95 top $7.10, Mr. Englerth 83 is being buried this morn. at Smithton church & cemetery. Bill [Klein] is pall bearer all grand children to carry him. Leo & family came brought molasses, lard, eggs, to sell.

Saturday, Oct. 7, 1939

Rained a little last nite. Mr. Englerth of Smithton Bill’s grandpa died yesterday afternoon he was sick & paralize [sic] for a few years & is pretty old 83 yrs. Bill [Klein] called yesterday eve. Emil was over awhile this morn. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary & pap went to Wm. Gregson’s sale, on the Heyl farm; he is going to move back to Hecker again in Al. Monike’s place. they say. Hess & Ludwig Ford dealers of Waterloo are having the 1940 V8 on display at Brezzy Hill tomorrow nite, with free dance & cash attendance prize, dancing 8 to 12 – 8 pc. Siegels Orch. Bill [Klein] came this eve with 1940 V8. Deluxe Maron, beautiful car, with radio & heater; we went to Smithton to his grandpas.

Friday, September 1, 1939

Awful hot. Bill [Klein] is starting in today, with Sq. Deal Motor Co. at Smithton, going in business for himself. Favre is going to open a shop at Freeburg. A customer of Bellville [sic] stopped in, bought 25 [cents] melon. Pap cutting corn. Bert [Bertille] canned 4 qt. tomatoes. Seen in paper Leroy Siefert & Eliz. Buss were married Wed; going to barn dance next Wed. nite at Brezzy Hill. He works in Kroger store in Waterloo. Al. Cleveland won medal $5. for Champion horse shoe pitching at New Hanover last Wed. at Farm Bureau pinic. John Koeinsbmork 70; died at Red Bud hospital will be buried Sat. morn. at Waterloo church & cemetery, manager of Waterloo Mill. We got card from Isd. Orlet, invitation to church wedding Thurs. morn. to Phylis Bugger of Belleville at St. Marys Parish. Went to Leo’s took watermelon along. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary & Henry’s family were all there celebrating Rosalia’s birthday.

Sunday, Aug. 20, 1939

Went to mass. Martin Fahey was buried last day, he was in church on holiday 15. died suddenly. Mr. Geo Braun, of Hecker is getting buried this afternoon at Red Bud 1:30. Orville Schmidt & Lorreta Braun were published last time today, wedding Wed. morn. here at 9 o clock mass; Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary, Henrys family & Gregsons are all invited with special cards, of invitation to Log Cabin Wed eve. that is also Uncle Freds wedding day. Mr Clem Parker & Mamie Eichenseer were published 1st time here morn. Bill [Klein] & Bert [Bertille] went down Miss. bottoms this afternooon. Rained again little shower. Freeburg have Homecoming.

Thursday, Aug. 17, 1939

Went to Leo’s took peaches along for her. she [Rosalia] got 23 qts., not has 46 if they don’t spoil. Pap went to Kleins look at heifers; didn’t buy yet; we had to go home by way of Schoenborn’s, also stoped [sic], seen Mr. Schoenborn who has been paralysed [sic] for couple years; oiling the road. Raining this eve. pretty nice for quite awhile. Mary Schaefer was buried at Hecker cemetery yesterday morn; Aunt to Jac Schaefer where she made her house, old lady.

Friday, Aug. 11, 1939

Rained a little shower this morn.; canned tomatoes & beans; took peaches out to Henry’s, but nobody home. Went to Leo’s making hay this afternoon; took basket peaches along, rained heavy this eve. Jobusch postmaster of Waterloo was buried yesterday afternoon at Waterloo. Wind took of a lot of peaches this eve. lights were of [sic] for while. Louis Mueth of Paderborn died. Uncle Joe Mueth & Eddy & some of Nics family & Phil are going to Okalohoma [sic] to visit soon; to Frank Dudenhoeffer.

Thursday, Aug. 3, 1939

Nice cool day. Canned peaches, pickles. Evansville have there pinic [sic] today; nicer day then yesterday, also sales today. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came pap went along to sale by Millsdadt [sic] & Ritzel at Waterloo didn’t buy nothing. Henry Wittenauer was here, getting land ready to start plowing. J. [Josie] Keller & Mr. Neimey Jr stopped here got eggs & chicken; were also at Lizzie Bolls while. The couple that had triplets born at Belleville hospitiel [sic], only the girl is living, other 2 died, girl 5 lb. still living. August Mueth 59 formerly of Smithton was buried there this morn.

Thursday, July 20, 1939

Nice cloudy cool. Went to Waterloo, sold some chances for Red Bud Church Pinic [sic]. Dr. N. B. Pautler 67 died will be buried tomorrow morn; mass & cemetery at Waterloo, was sick for 3 yrs; Bert [Bertille] went down to Wagner’s Funeral Parlor to see him, so many flowers. looks good, 2 sons were there just then. Steve & Ray. Feruer brought sack pullets for chixs down. Bill [Klein] stopped in want to go to St. Louis Sun. to Forest Park.

Wednesday, July 12, 1939

Cleaned chicken yard. Went to Paderborn to funeral of Isd. Watchel 23. Gardener Undertaker, nice flowers, large funeral, thresher all quit so long up there. Fr. Weskamp didn’t make no sermon; pall bearers were Bill Klein, Cyril Haudrich, Jonny Mueth, Jerome Haudrich, Sly. Kabureck & Sly Neff. Went to Waterloo got check for wheat allotment $31.20. Feurer farm $6.29 & Henrys $24.91. Bill [Klein] came this evening.

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