Friday, Feb. 26, 1937

Went to Smithton, on business this morn, then went to Leo, pap helped saw wood, also Jake, Isd. & Chas. Mueth Joe Krebs sawed it; had dinner there, sawed about 12 loads. Pretty nice day. It was in the paper that the will of Omer’s was filed last Fri. H. M. Hill, Vic & Odillo Eichenseer as witness, Geo. Schilling executor; there was also a nice memoriam piece in paper put in by friends. Aunt Mary got her pattern that I send for last week. The late Geo. Gregson farm was sold $30. acre, Waldman of Evansville bought the farm; That is Walter & Geo & rest father place.

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1937

Leo and Rose came, we went along to funeral sure large, from chapel at Querheim’s to Red Bud church 10 ‘clock high Mass, then to Red Bud cemetery, were he [Omer Schilling] was laid to rest, beside his mother, father & sister. He made a will yr. ago Dec. before he got operated for tonsils, he willed $1,000 for masses for himself, & $1,000 for his father & mother, $60 for poor souls of Hecker, Red Bud & Waterloo; $1,000 for Geo. Schilling; they opened the will yesterday; at Waterloo; the pallbearers were all cousins, George, Chas. Jerome Schilling, & Eugene Reed, Joe Neary, Martha’s husband, Hoeffener, Edna’s husband; beautiful purple coffin & vault, laid out nice, may his soul rest in peace. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went to L. Birkners, he is pretty ill, thinks his heart is going to stop; called Oscar & Frank this morn, they went down to Chrs. Buehlers now, pretty bad there to Christ is pretty sick. Uncle Fred came stayed all nite. A. Mary stayed at L. Birkner’s tonite.

Thursday, Sept. 10, 1931

Mrs. William Braun, nee Schilling will be buried today, leaving the house at 8:30, church at 9, then to the cemetery.  She was 35 yrs. old & has 7 children living & 4 dead.  Henry & Leona, Aunt Mary, Rosalia & Bertille all went to the funeral it was a large one, we went to the house, church, cemetery.  Fr. Janssen of Smithon [sic] had the ceremony, he had a wedding in the home first, Frank Kroll got married.  Fr. Grooten is awful bad sick with nervous breakdown.  Papa took care of the kids this morn.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here for dinner.  All the Schillings where out today, Jonny, Sam, Gabriel, Martin, Joe, & George, all at the funeral, Degenhardts, Natz, Mosbacher 1 daughters.

Uncle Fred & Papa went to help Roy Staunfbiel get his father’s coping from the cemetery this afternoon.  Mrs. Stauenfbiel was here to see if she could get a ride home from Belleville on the 15 of Sept.  She & papa have to go in to be witness on Val. Fristche’s will, to snigfy [sic] there writing.  The egg man was here again from St. Louis, but we didn’t have any.  Henry & family where up this evening, he paid his threshing bill.

Thursday, August 27, 1931

Papa went after his pig from Ganley’s, he also went to see Martin Doyle’s.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had lunch here with us, then we all went to the sale, Bertille rode along with them in there car, to 2 miles from Evansville, Schulin’s sale the people that got shot that time.  Aunt Mary bought a few articles, butter dish, glasses, bowl, table scarf, & bed spread, it all brought a nice price, just everything was sold so much.  Alfred Eckert & Clarence Wagner, was here & sold us one chances of the quilts for the picnic.  Hy. Armstutz & Liddie Birkner’s husband Ralph where here & got 3 doz eggs from us, she & him are out at Armstutz’s cooking peach butter today, he has vacation, yesterday they where at Springfield fair.  Mrs. Val Fritsche called up & said that grandpa was witness when Mr. made his will so papa has to go to Belleville on the 15 Sept. to tell wether it is his handwriting.  This evening we all went to Christ Buehler’s, Cletus birthday, we gave them 5¢ candy, Frank’s family & Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where there.

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