Monday, Sept. 25, 1939

Bert [Bertille] washed ironed. All on sick list. Bert got some ice cream & soda; neither of us can keep anything in stomach. Mertz delivered sack hog pellets $3.20 feed sure went up.

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.

Wednesday, Aug. 16, 1939

Went to Belleville, sold $6. peaches, tomatoes, potatoes, watermelons, eggs; got 18 [cents] – 2 for 35 [cents]. Wittenauers putting up hay. Peaches & tomatoes are still spoiling canned some more today again. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary pap went to Ruma to church pinic [sic]. Geo. Schilling was taken to St. Louis hospital today, has brain tumor. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary & pap went to Ruma to church pinic [ed. note – she wrote this twice]. brought some chicken along home & we had chicken & watermelon. Bill [Klein] came stayed here with Bert [Bertille]; they didn’t win nothing.

Wednesday, June 7, 1939

Went to Leo’s helped plant patch corn & make hay this afternoon; had lunch & chicken dinner there. We also had first cabbage of season of ours today. Rained this afternoon, but not so much, we need it alwful [sic] bad day. Mrs. Willing Kreher came home from Belleville Hospital yesterday, after giving birth to a 3 lb. baby, which is still in hospital in incubator. Planted out tomatoes & pepper plant last for season, sprayed potatoes. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came, she went to Mrs. Staufenbiels, to see about her dress. Mrs. Agnes Kroll died of a stroke this morn; while Kate was at mass; she has been blind for good many years.

Monday, June 5, 1939

Went to Red Bud funeral low mass at 10 ‘oclock for Mrs. Emil Schilling from St. Louis & buried at Red Bud cemetery; she died Sat. at Missouri Baptist Hospital over 3 weeks illness of pneunomia [sic], looked beautiful, dressed in pink. Her sisters helped carry, also were all lady pallbearers. She became Catholic when they were married; nee Mabel Hancock. quite a few attended the funeral, relatives & friends from here. Today is election, voting for judges. Pap voted. We went to Leo’s got hog. Lumber man here wanted timber, also a deaf & mute man here selling shoe laces. We took pr 5 [cents]. Henry Kettlers sister at Belleville Mrs. Berthold got buried this morn. also. Eggs still 12 [cents] yet; both stores.

Tuesday, May 16, 1939

Cool this morn. Chicks still dying 18 this morn. Bert [Bertille] cleaned basement & scrubbed it. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up, working garden. Eggs 13 [cents]. Buettner was found dead at or near Douglas this morn, he shot himself in his car; was there since Mon. paper says; had 2 notes written, one to Mrs. Grosse & other lady at Belleville. Chas. Mehrmann of Belleville had a stroke & died suddenly yesterday eve. after work; his wife died 5 weeks ago from tooth extraction, he will be buried Thurs. morn. at 10:30 he turned Catholic when he married Becherer.

Wednesday, May 3, 1939

Had beef soup dinner. Pap’s birthday 61 yrs. old. Clemens Schlotmann Sr. of Red Bud died will be buried Fri. morn. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary & pap went down to see him this afternoon, he just had a stroke 10 o’clock yesterday morn. 69 yrs. they went home & came back again for supper; Henry & family & Leo & family & Bill [Klein] were here this eve. Bert [Bertille] put a piece over radio, German Band for a whole set, birthday. Minnie Staufenbiel, was here wants to go along to funeral Fri. at Red Bud. Ralph Wiegand accessor came this eve.

Saturday, April 29, 1939

Nice today. Went to sale Marquardts this afternoon & to church at Waterloo. Wittenauers are working ground here for corn; plowing & harrowing. Floyd had blood poison last week; alright again now.

Sunday, April 23, 1939

Went to Paderborn mass, went to Leo’s, had dinner & supper. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were there too all day. Bill [Klein] & Bert [Bertille] went to church this afternoon; at Paderborn. There was a bad accident by Log Cabin Frid. morn. early, 1 being killed James Moore & Ray Roscow & Seifert boy are in hospital, not in very good condition, Roscow is unconsicous [sic].

Friday, April 21, 1939

Cloudy & still cold wind, rained heavy again last nite. Pap was by Emil awhile this morn. He said that wasn’t so that Mrs. Threfall was married, he back out. There was about 12 cars & 5 trucks loads people went by yelling etc; guess they went over to city for ball game which is now going on over there, starting last Mon. Wild of Waterloo sale cryer passed away, being sick just a week. Levi Gregson’s & Emil attended Tipton euchre last Wed. nite reported having had such a good time, arriving home at 4:30. Temperatures these days being around 40 [degrees] & raining.

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