Thursday, Nov. 17, 1938

Geo. Wagner’s butchering today came to get there hog, Hy Armstutz truck, & also J. Kammler, weighed 280 lbs. Got the check from Strecks, one weighed 305 lbs. & 7.40 & 340 lbs. .07. Pap went out on trip this afternoon, took scales back out to Henry’s, he is going to kill a beef this evening. Went to Herman Kettler’s this morn. bought mare from him for $10.00; pap walked home & Bert [Bertille] went to Orlets awhile. Ms. Crocker came got 2 bus. potatoes 50 [cents] bu. Raining this eve.

Sunday, June 19, 1938

We all had dinner here today. Mrs. Ralph Prediger, nee Ethel Parker was operated for appendix Mon. of last week. Elmer Probst & Lorretta Kraft married today; wedding dance tonite at Brezzy Hill. Arthur Cowell’s boy was married Fri; dance at Log Cabin. Clara Wagner & Mrs. Joe Watchel came to see the baby [Rosalia’s baby – Marita Orlet] this morn. Mr. Geo Haudrich & Elmer came Sat. got the mare $135, for Elmer.

Saturday, Nov. 6, 1937

Nice day. Pap went to look at Tolins mare colt – not yet 2 yrs. old bought it $75.00. Paid Merz $74.75 for tin roof put on cow barn at Henry’s on Nov. 2. Pap got crushing done. Lee Gregson & guy over at Emils trying to sell him a Chev. coupe second hand, gave him a ride down the road a piece.

Monday, Sept. 13, 1937

Washed, ironed etc. Leo & Rose came. he let the young black mare $90.00 home & pap rode the bay mare; they bought the block was down last nite looked them over. J. Zipfel of Red Bud stopped in. Report is Manda is somewhat better, she was very low Sat. afternoon.

Friday, July 17, 1936

Geo. Henkel & Lorberg brought the bull what pap bought from Henkel for $20. Joe Freund came, wanted to trade his mare for different horse or mule, to light for his horses. We cut in 13 qts kraut this morn. Seen in paper that Joe Rickert of St. Louis formerly of Tipton was found dead in bed last Wed. morn. from heat. also Mat Cleary formerly of Tipton died Tues from heat; Rickert funeral to be tomorrow morning, Mrs. Frances Kruse school teacher brother; buried at Waterloo. The rain soaked into our house so bad, on the plaster wall in living room, fell down a big strip came off. The Carnival at the Country Club starts today & till Sun. nite; 3 day’s. Eggs 19¢ wheat 99¢. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, had lunch here; he cut lawn etc.

Monday, March 30, 1936

Colder this morning. Papa & Rose took load wheat 85¢ to Waterloo. Ed Rehlings & Hartmanns have electric lights from Waterloo now. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up this afternoon, he helped in the woods. Henry is hauling it together this afternoon; they had supper here. Levi Ganley came & looked at our haystacks, he wants to buy some. Papa took the mare over to Ed. Meng’s this evening. Eggs 15¢.

Wednesday, Dec. 18, 1935

Pap went to town. Another beautiful day. Pap & Berti went out to Henry’s help saw wood, Cleveland & Emil also helped. Berti ironed & patched out there. Geo. Roever & Jeff Bell looked at the mare said it was to small. Alois Havey called but pap wasn’t home. The New Athens butcher looked at the heifers & cow, didn’t suit him at dads price.

Wednesday, May 28, 1930

Rosalia and Bertille stayed out at Aunt Mary’s.  Papa went home, he was at home in the morning, in the afternoon he went to help fix stands again for the picnic.  In the afternoon Henry & Mrs. Armstutz & Oscar Birkner were there a little while.  They had lunch there.  In the evening Papa & Henry & family was there.  We stayed all night again.  Mr. Ronenberger came a little while.  Papa was at Henry’s this morning.  Mr. Schneider was there too.  Henry sold his gray mare to him for $10.00.

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