It is raining this morning. Rosalia went up to church this morning . After church she was going to clean the church (and) Aunt Mary’s place. But there was no one else there that was supposed to help. So she came back home & went up in half hour again & there was no one there yet. So went she came home again, she saw Mrs. Pour going up. She stopped and told her there was no one there yet. When they are ready to clean Rosalia has to let Mrs. Pour know. She is cleaning on Mrs. Willie Braun place. Rosalia killed a chicken spring for dinner today. Mr. Ed Parker came this morning, he wanted to sell us some little chicks very reasonable. Rosalia went up to clean church this afternoon. Today is Emma Eckert’s birthday. She is going to seven years old. Tonight there are barn dances all over. Adam Braun, Nick Schaefer. Last Sunday night there was one at Rittemeyers. There was an awful crowd there. It rained all day today. Rosalia took 2 doz. eggs to the store and got .17¢ a dozen.
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Rosalia was at church this morning. Bertille scrubbed upstairs. Henry Braun the census enumerator was here this morning. Papa went up to the bank this afternoon and gave Father Grootens a check for $149.00. He gave $100.00 for building of new school, $20 for masses, $27 for pew rent, $2 for brick. We saw the license in today’s paper for George Dudenhoeffer and Estelle Forester from St. Louis. The marriage license was in the Belleville News Democrat paper. We will have 5 hen hatching on the 2nd of May. We sent 6 hens on the 24 of April. Ed Kaiser is sporting a new Ford Coupe. Henry Birkner’s have a little boy. It was born about 9 o’clock this evening. They got him christened Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. George Parker were sponsors. They called him Zeno Birkner.
Today is Alfreda Wittenauer’s birthday and also Elmer Parker’s. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary have an invitation to come to Parker’s this evening. There is going to be a dance there. We are not invited. Papa, Rosalia went out to Henry’s this morning to get some straw and a few other things. Bertille went to church. Uncle Fred & Papa went to Waterloo this afternoon. They brought souvenirs along for the women. They gave egg timers and for the men a key knife. Aunt Mary stayed at our house. They ate supper with us. Bertille took 4 dozen eggs to the store and got .21¢ a dozen. Farther Grootens and Clement Parker was at our house this afternoon. They wanted a wheelbarrow, but we didn’t have any so they went over to Joe Wachtel and there got one.
Ed Parker’s little baby girl, May Martha was buried this morning. Oscar Birkner was here. Angela Eichenseer & Lucida was here a little while this afternoon to let us know that they are going to make paper flowers up at the priest’s house this evening. Tomorrow is St. Joseph’s day. We found 30 eggs. Bertille baked cookies this afternoon. Papa, Rosalia, Bertille went to church to confession, then afterwards Rosalia, Bertille, Mamie Eichenseer went to the priest house to help make paper flowers. Those others present were Emma Birkner, Hildegard Watchel and Angela Eichenseer and Lena, the housekeeper.
Aunt Mary and Uncle Fred had dinner with us. Henry was up for church, then went home because they wanted to go away. After dinner we went up to church. We had lenten service. After we came down from church, the St. Louis people were here. Mr. & Mrs. Sigmund Dudenhoefer, Ellen Adams (their niece) & Frank Singer and Ervin Lensinger (?). They all had lunch here. Then we all got our picture taken, one on the front and one on the South side by the well. The men Papa, Uncle Fred and Sigmund, got a picture taken by the chicken house. In the evening, Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came back again. They brought some potatoes up to Brauns store. Mr. Jake Koch died at New Athens today. Ed Parker’s little baby girl died suddenly. We found 31 eggs today.
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Today August Blackburn’s birthday. Bertille went up town this morning to get the mail. Papa is settling posts & Steve Rheinecker came over by him a little while. We found 23 eggs today. Ed L. Parker was visited by a little stork the other day, a girl.
We got our telephone connected today. Papa, Steve Rheinecker, Elmer Kummer, & Victor Eichenseer set up the pole, & connected the wire. There was a fire out at Uncle Adam’s today. Emil was burning hedge and it started to run away. He call the neighbors for help, but they didn’t answer. So Papa & Odilla Eichenseer & Kenneth Kemp, Clem Parker, Lester Gregson went out, but the wind went down, so it didn’t take long they had it out. Rosalia took 4 dozen eggs to Eichenseer’s this morning, she got .24¢. We found 23 eggs today.
Today is Lincoln’s Birthday & also Roy Stavenbiel. It rain a little here this morning but after awhile the sun came out nice. Ed L. Parker was here this morning, looked over our little chicks. Papa was up town this morning. Bertille patched this morning. Bertille went up to Mamie Eichenseer’s to help quilt. We found 16 eggs. Clifford left his over shoes here last night and he came tonight to get them. Rosalia got a Valentine. Ha! Ha! She don’t know where it came from. There was no name on it. Elmer Retihinghouse was visited with a Stork on Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday. It is a little boy and also Willie Weig’s have a little son.
Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Henry and family were here for dinner. After dinner Papa, Rosalia, and Bertille went out to Aunt Mary’s and had supper there. Today is Aunt Mary’s birthday. Those present in the evening were Christ Buehler and family, Oscar Birkner’s family, Adam Eckerts family, George Parker’s family, Mr. & Mrs. Louis Birkner, Mr. & Mrs. Henry Birkner, Mr. & Mrs. Henry Brand and family, Mr. & Mrs. Frank Birkner. The evening was spent in dancing and playing cards. Lemonade and cake were served. We came home at 11 o’clock.