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.

Sunday, March 26, 1939

Ex. for confirmation in Evangical [sic] church today, girls have to wear all white. Berniece Wagner, Wilma Birkner, Myrtle Neff & Jeneate [sic] Geoddel. Went to mass. Mrs. Mauer asked for the bake sale to be on Apr. 8, we gave 50 [cents]. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came, she went to church. Bill [Klein] & Bert [Bertille] went to Henry’s. they weren’t at home; took ride pass club houses & over to Leo’s awhile. Tonite they came here & we went to Henry’s; celebrating birthdays.

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 1939

Ash. Lent begins. Cold. 19 [degrees]. Went to Red Bud mass received ashes. Ironed, patched. Baked pie etc. Wagners boys got ice from pond to make ice cream. Joe Mauer got attendance prize at euchre, pillow slips.

Sunday, Oct. 9, 1938

Went to Red Bud; Mauer going around with book, taking collection for dining room suite for priest, pap gave $1. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came this afternoon she went to devotion & meeting he was here; then after when [sic – went] to Wustmark, Bill & Bert went also in eve. got dish playing bluey, A. Mary got 2 blankets & bread box playing Liz Boll won quilt, that was raffled out; nice crowd.

Wednesday, March 31, 1937

Bert started cleaning house, 2 rooms upstairs. Pap got load wood in basement, with the mule, works good. Went out on business this afternoon to Rocher. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary & Bert went to the euchre in school hall won nothing; had 7 points & a quilt attendance prize to Joe Mauer & lotto prize to John Griffin pretty nice crowd, but not as long as others times. Rob. Laut was here looked for potatoe [sic] patch, going to plant a patch here.

Saturday, Aug. 3, 1935

Papa got a haircut. We had chicken dinner, dressing, today. We are invited to Donahue’s to Mauers Wedding Ann. & also to Al. Cleveland’s party. Miss Miles & set of St. Louis is coming out with the music, it is his birthday. Alb. was on the Aug. 1 celebrating all together; Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came & Rose & Berti went along to Cleveland’s barn dance 2 kegs beer, sandwiches, cake. Gents 25¢. Papa wasn’t feeling well. It rained a little this evening. we came home from the party at 1:30.

Tuesday, April 10, 1934

Papa went up in woods. Willie Ganley is going to haul logs this morning. Started the fire in brooder house, Thurs. our chicks come. Mrs. George Haudrich got operated on appendix & tumor & is in a serious condition in Hospital at Belleville. The Sewing Club of Red Bud are giving a euchre, 500 & lotto tonite in the parish hall. Mr. Emil Rubel was here counted the pigs to see if it corresponce [sic] with that contract. Mrs. Rennecker brought some flower over, dalias [sic] etc. Clara Wagner & kids were here awhile. Gus Frisch came wanted to see if pap was going to vote. Today is Primary Election. We cooked kettle soap, cleaned upstairs. We went to the euchre, didn’t get no prizes. Bert had 8 points but no prizes. Bobby Cowell received attendance prize a small rug. The quilt was won by Mr. & Mrs. Joe Mauer’s youngest child.

Monday, Feb. 5, 1934

We washed, nice day, papa went out in woods. Wrote Wm. Ganley a nice letter this morn. Pap & Rose went to the woods. A man around selling soap chips & face soap. Mr. Hill was here for news. Lucinda Eichenseer was around selling chances for quilt, have one already. Eggs are 15¢ today, top hogs $4.50. Mr. George Parrot, died Sun. buried Wed. morn, at Red Bud church & cemetery, Mrs. Joe Mauer’s father, he was 67.

Saturday, Dec. 16, 1933

Papa got hair cut; him & Rosalia went out to Henry’s got a load oats. Baked Oatmeal cookies & pie this morning. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up, we all went to Red Bud to Mass. Jake Mauer’s sale, large attendance, papa bought rope & things, it was late till they started the household goods, we left afterwards. Buel Rascow was sale cryer, & John Schumacher, clerk; Mrs. Mauer is going to move to the city & her 2 daughters that are not married, will live with her, Bertha & Stella; everything brought a fair prize for bring cash sale. Mrs. Lizze Peiffer, 53 yrs. of age died last Tues. evening & buried this afternoon at Millstadt Cemetery she was Lizzie Hollerbach; married Chas. Peiffer, have 1 son & 2 daughters. Mr. Elmer Rittmeyer 32 & Miss Edna Rieso 19 are being married at Smithon [sic] Church by Rev. Hoste [? – unclear] at 3 oclock, wearing white dress & veil. Mr. Al Rittmeyer & Alice Mantle are the attendants & Miss Mabel Rieso Maid of honor & Aaron Papenberg groomsmen; one wearing peach, & the other green, with slippers to match; they will live in St. Louis, where the groom is employed, a private reception is held in Daabs Club house this evening for, invited several hundred guests. Santa Claus was in Hecker, Mertz store from 3 o clocks on.

Saturday, Nov. 18, 1933

Mrs. James Ganley is getting buried, be at Hecker 9 o clock, Catholic church. We went out to the house, Rosalia & Bertie prayed the rosary. The funeral was rather large, had nice bouquet of flowers. Nefphews [sic] acted as pall bearers; were, Willie & Philip Frend, Willie & Jonny Ganley, & Jimmie Brauch. Fr. H. H. Aydt had a very nice sermon. She was the first to be traveled on hard roads, first funeral & her sister Mrs. Brauch, she was the first one on hard road from Waterloo out to cemetery, the people had to walk out, couldn’t drive on it yet at that time. Mr. Jake Mauer of Red Bud age 72 died with a stroke last Mon. evening was buried Thurs. morn. at Red Bud. Uncle Fred is 59 yrs. old. We went out this evening, quite a crowd, Christ Buehler family, Henry Birkners family, Henry Brand family, Ignatz Neff & family, Adam Eckerts family, Willie Birkner’s family, Frank Birkner family, Oscar Birkners family. Cake, & lemonade where served. Pinochle & lotto were played; attendance prize was a plate, Mrs. Christ Buehler, received it, prizes were given to the highest lotto players; crowd left 11 o clock.

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