Friday, Aug. 4, 1939

Canned tomatoes. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up, she helped wash dishes & clean for pinic [sic] to be next Wed. 9. Threshing machines all started again this afternoon, after all rain. Chas Shad daughter of Columbia bottoms Vernet & Walter Pieper of Merimac were married at Columbia on July 29. had a dance at New Hanover. Mr & Mrs Joe Mauer are celebrating there 24 Silver Wedd. Ann. today, mass this morn. at 9. & dance at Mid Way Inn tonite; they are now living in Red Bud; paper says Misses Alfreda & Mary Wittenauer are spending vacation in Michigan.

Friday, July 14, 1939

Awful hot. Pap dug 2 rows potatoes. H. Wittenauer was here, going to thresh here tomorrow. Transfer in paper of Barney Kaiser to Joe Kaiser. We received the books for pinic [sic] at Red Bud from Fr. Spors. Henry Grossman 62 & Clara Keim 18 of Floraville were married last Sun. in St. Louis, dance in eve. at Keimes. Lightening last Sat. nite; stroke several places at Waterloo Hermans. Country Club; Johanning had 3 cows killed. Bill Weitkamp & Vivian Ripley beauty operator of Waterloo were married last Sat. in St. Louis. Some W.P.A. workers are back on job & others of [sic – off] for good; they had dynamite laid for quarry here by Hecker if they started in working, they would blow things up, so they didn’t work. We went to Leo’s awhile this eve; threshing at M. Mueth.

Wednesday, June 28, 1939

Nice day. cloudy & little rain this afternoon. Ed Helfrich & Leona Horcher are being married at Columbia today, wedding dance at Pautler’s tonite. Wm Braun was here, signing oil leases for another 3 mons $1. Pap signed again. cut lawn, cut in 16 qts. kraut this morn. Pap went to meeting at Kammlers. Leo & family & Bill [Klein] was here this eve. Leo’s they had heavy rain.

Tuesday, June 6, 1939

Washed, ironed, patched. Had light shower rain this afternoon, not much, but rained heavy South east. Leo & family came this eve. left Marita here all nite, they went to attend the wedding dance at Daab’s Club House of Aleda Horecher & Clarence Schaefer, who were married at Columbia this morn; going to live with his parents Schaefer of near Smithton; attendants were Leona Hoercher her sister & his sister Schaefer, & her brother & another attendant not known. Miss Eugenia Schmidt, oldest daughter of Jac. Schmidt & Orvel Mosbacher of Waterloo were also married today.

Saturday, May 6, 1939

Cut lawn etc. Went to Waterloo to Opac [? – unclear] Crooks sale, everything cheap; kitchen range $1.50. Mrs. Geodelle bought table for Leona $1; we got flour barrel for Rose [Rosalia]. Admiral Eichelmann Waterloo & Margaret Reneicker of near Red Bud were married Apr. 30. at E. St. Louis in St. Patricks parsonage. by Fr. Byre; at present making there home with grooms parents Rud Eichelmann. Clyde Pautler of Evansville have baby boy since Apr. 10 now have boy & girl; Robert [Brand] took central Ex. at Waterloo today. We got 15 1/2 [cents] for shipping coop chickens for 23. – 115 lbs @ 15 1/2 & for 1.4 lbs. @ 6 [cents] from McLain Bros. at St. Louis.

Sunday, April 16, 1939

Cloudy with showers. Went to mass. Children made there first Holy Communion; all dressed in white. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary stopped in after mass awhile. Hubert McDermoot & Miss Schmidt were published for 2nd. time today. Mr. & Mrs. Lerow Haudrich are having there wedding dance at Totsch’s tonite, Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary got invitation card. The Happy Ramblers Orc. are playing & giving a dance at Kammlers tonite. Bill [Klein] came Bert [Bertille] went along to Dr. Eckerts, he wanted to pay him.

Tuesday, April 11, 1939

Cloudy & colder tonite suppose to be 30 tonite, with frost. Bert [Bertille] washed. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary stopped in he went to Red Bud she stayed at Buehler’s. Raining a little. A. [Aunt] Mary said that Mrs. Threfall got married to Stoeckel of Waterloo. The Young Ladies have euchre tonite in School Hall. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came here awhile before euchre.

Monday, April 10, 1939

Easter Mon. Went to Waterloo took 12 bus. wheat in @ 65 [cents]. Went to New Hanover to Kettler to get hatching eggs & he never got our card so he had not saved only got 5 doz.; went to Leo’s had dinner there & went & ordered eggs white wyandottes from Rese’s till Wed. Leroy Haudrich & Lorreta Scharf were married a week ago today in St. Louis; had to be married during lent living with his folks now at present, picture was in paper. Alb Cleveland was here wants to work up the wood in woods for 10 [cents] load.

Thursday, Nov. 24, 1938

Thanksgiving Day. Bert [Bertille] went to church here to wedding mass of Eunice Scheinder & Oliver Fraber guy of Belleville, 2 bridesmaids, dressed peach & old rose with flowers, head bands & shoes to match. bride had white satin with train & long veil; went to wedding dance in eve. at Kammlers Hall. musci [sic] by Belleville Orch. & nice crowd had sandwiches & cake. Thanksgiving Dinner was a big success, sold over 500 tickets, people came from all over. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came down.

Saturday, Nov. 19, 1938

Pap went out to Henrys got barrl [? – unclear], ready to butcher, brought 5 lbs. beef along @ 18 [cents]. Went to Waterloo to Horn’s sale bought $1.50 all kind of articles. Leona got 4 chairs Leo & family & Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were all in to. Leo got card to come to surprize [sic] wedding dance of Kettler & Eitzenhoefer on Thanksgiving Day. Thurs. at Dicks Grove by New Athens.

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