Sunday, Jan. 22, 1939

Went to mass; rather cold again for change, its 20 [degrees] above this morn. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary stayed awhile, went home. Leo & family came this afternoon, went to Red Bud, to Dr. Pautler got vaccinated, that is Leo & Marita $1.50; not good to all get it at same time. Bill [Klein] came, he went to Dr. Eckert’s his folks all were vaccinated today. Eckert does it little different then Pautler; he also charges $1. person. We got Emil over for a pinochle game this eve; about 5 or 6 games.

Monday, Jan. 9, 1939

Uncle Fred’s butchered 2 hogs here today – 206 & 214 lbs. Henry & family & Leo & family all helped, raining nearly all morning. Emil came over awhile. A. [Aunt] Mary gave him some liver. Marita has a little cold. Eggs sure down 15 [cents].

Wednesday, Jan. 4, 1939

Raining all morning & nite. Emil came paid for eggs . Clara Mueth of St. Louis passed away yesterday morn, will be laid out at Quernheim’s after 6 o clock tonite, till sat. morn at 9:30 mass at Hecker & to cemetery pretty long time. Dudenhoeffer’s here. We went to Waterloo this afternoon got egg mash. Mrs. Fred Miller – Eva’s mother was buried this afternoon there, Evangical [sic] church. Went to Geo. Wagner’s played cards, ladies won against gents. Catholics got euchre tonite, raining quite a bit, after 10 [degrees].

Tuesday, Jan. 3, 1939

Washed ironed; hauled wood, in basement. Nice just like spring. Bill [Klein] came brought pictures, that we took on Christmas, they got pretty nice, all except 2, was no good. Berniece got doz. eggs; Geo. & Clara’s Wedding Ann. today, german band played a piece in there honor. Emil came over to get 4 doz. eggs for Grace Ellis, who came this eve. 25 [cents].

Saturday, Dec. 31, 1938

Beautiful day warm. Berniece was over awhile. Emil came paid for his wood. Pap has Marita’s chair fixed now, all but to paint it yet. Pap went to Red Bud this morn. got car greased, oil & gas.

Wednesday, Dec. 28, 1938

Not so cold today, 16 [degrees] this morn. Pap went out & got load wood for Emil; this afternoon got wheat at Henry’s, & got crushing done. Fire engine went down to Joe Hempe’s; machine shed burning implements burned; that is on Mrs. Albert Gregsons farm. The Officer that won at election day of Monroe Co. are giving a free dance at Pautler’s tonite. The Young People of Parish here are having a party also tonite.

Thursday, Dec. 8, 1938

Raining today. Leo & Rose [Rosalia] brought baby [Marita] here & Bert [Bertille] went along to Belleville, had dinner here, Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary also at Belleville, Caming was here again. Emil came this afternoon awhile. Hecker church have 13 hr. Devotion today. Bill [Klein] & Bert went to Paderborn Sodality of Young boys & girls had banquet, given by Father Weskamp others playing cards, eating & drinking, & followed by dancing, musci [sic] by Jac. Schoenborn, new accordion & also Rheinhardt.

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 1938

Went to Draber’s funeral this morn. brought him out from Belleville, Gardner’s Funeral Home, to church here, mass by Fr. Aydt, Freund, Ratterman took him back to Belleville to Green Mount Cemetery; church was packed, all Orbon Stove Worker’s had to be present here; it was a very sad funeral. We went to Belleville this afternoon shopping. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up to to this morn. Wm. Ganley was here. We went to Emil’s.

Friday, Nov. 25, 1938

Pap went over by Emil’s, they say he is sick. Bert [Bertille] send pap shoes back to Sears, to small. Emil’s feeling better. Steve Rennecker got bundle of straw for his chickens to scratch. Oliver Birkner delivered us a sack of chick pellets. Wm. Stehfest birthday today, came over radio by German Band. Birkner family.

Monday, Nov. 21, 1938

Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary, helped butcher today. 130 lbs. hog. used some Morton’s sausage seasoning in pork sausage. Game Emil a piece of liver, he had to work at Henry’s. Ed. Neff cam to get eggs we had only 1/2 doz. @ 30 [cents] A. [Aunt] Mary bought one of the shoulders @ 18 [cents]. Henry’s cutting chop today.

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