Mr. Caldwell from Burksville was here this morning for a short while. This afternoon we all went out to Henry’s to saw wood. Robert Laut, John Henkel, Emil were all helping. Mr. & Mrs. Walter Kelley are rejoicing over a new born baby girl last week. Leo McCarthy captured a fox last week & Greg McCarthy had a spelling contest in school last Sat. Robert Heyl was winner, he won 99 words out of 100, he missed the word alien. Mrs. Seibert of Smithton died and will be buried Sun. afternoon at Smithton. We put our Christmas bells on the window this evening. Hy. Armstutz store clerk at Gambach’s retired & is going out butchering now for the people & Ralph Rausch has filled the vacancy.
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Papa, Rosalia, Bertille all went to Belleville to sell sausage again this morning, so we did pretty good today, we sold $6.30 eggs & had calls for many more, but we didn’t have any, only 18 dozs. We also came across Aunt Mary & Uncle Fred too, John Reheis’s, Louis Armstutz, Flossie Kammler, Alvera Jatho. We & Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went to Rhein’s & Kamapp Piano Co. we bought a victrola from Rhein’s for $8.00 delivered to the house, 24 records, 2 package needles. Rosalia & Bertille are baking oatmeal cookies tonight. We met Tony Eichenseer & also Raymond Schumacher at Belleville today. Bertille was up town twice this evening to get the papers. The marriage licenses of Osborn Birkner & a girl from Belleville 16 years old were in the paper & also those who were present at the wedding supper. He is the son of Pete Birkner, he is 29 yrs. old & married a girl 16. Viola Steinheimer of Belleville. Hy. Rausch is ill at present.
We are butchering one hog today. Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary, Henry & family were all here for lunch & dinner. Steve Rennecker was over this morning also a little while. This afternoon Aunt Mary & Bertille went to Mrs. Rausch funeral. There were so many people there so we just went as far as the house, because the church would of been crowded anyway. It was an awful large funeral. Miss Elsie Rausch is going to go down by Mrs. Brauns now the way we heard. We were going out to Uncle Fred’s, Aunt Mary’s & met then coming to our place, right by the cemetery, so we turned around & came back home again, we were going out to listen to their radio, but there receiver didn’t work, so they brought it up this evening, so we could take it along to Belleville tomorrow. They want to get one now from Philip Braun’s, so when they got there Mrs. Braun wasn’t at home, she went along over to St. Louis with Victor & the rest didn’t know were it was at, so Aunt Mary & Uncle Fred came down again. I seen in the paper that Miss Emma Baetje from Smithton died.
This morning they rang & then they tolled the bell for Mrs. Rausch died this morning early. The funeral will be Tues. afternoon at one o’clock. Today is also Grandpa’s [Brand] birthday. He would of been 92 years old. Mrs. Rausch was about 82 years at the time of her death. Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary, Henry & family were all here today for dinner. This afternoon we had a pinochle game. Uncle Fred & Papa were partners & Aunt Mary & Rosalia they won 2 games out of 3.
Today is Gus Geodell’s birthday. Papa went up to the creamery this morning to find out whether they had any cinders to spare. Uncle Fred wanted some, but they didn’t have any, then Papa & Rosalia went up in the woods. Joe Watchel is butchering a hog today. Johnny Reheis is his butcher. Lloyd Rausch was here at noon & wanted to sell us some Christmas stamps but we didn’t take any. We all went out to Henry’s this evening to get the sleigh for a scalding binch [?]. After we left they went in to Waterloo, to Mr. Geodell’s birthday. He is 49 years old.
We washed this morning & hung it in the basement. It is awful cold. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here this afternoon. Tonight the Y.P.L. is to have their play in Kammler’s Hall, the name is “Dangerous Waters.” It was pretty nice, the characters were: Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Hepp, Henry Spalt, Henry Keorber, Milton Wagner, Ralph & Clarence Rausch, Flossie Kammler, Katy Keorber, Alvera Jatho, Marcella Ettling. Karl Boll made it thunder & lightnin’ & rain. The reserved seats were all taken. Henry Wiedeman & Woods furnished the music, accordion & violin. Henry came up this evening, he is going to butcher tomorrow.
Papa went to Red Bud & Waterloo this morning. Mrs. Rausch is awful bad sick again, she had a stroke, she doesn’t speak anymore, just whispers the way they say. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went to Red Bud this afternoon. This evening they are going to Fred Papenberg’s dance. We were not invited.
Leona came up this morning after the kids. It rained a little this morning. This afternoon Mrs. Lutz is getting buried. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary was here this afternoon & then Rosalia & Bertille went along with them to Mrs. Lutz funeral. The people couldn’t all get in church it was so large a funeral we got as far as the steeple. We rode along out to the cemetery with Uncle Fred & rode back with Joe Gregson’s. There was a man around this morning selling coffee, and with so many checks you could win something either a clock or dishes, waterless cooker, so we ordered 2 lbs. coffee and dishes. Eggs today are .28¢. Rosalia was up town this morning and got some feed. Mrs. Rausch is awful sick at present.
It is raining again this morning. Chas. Rausch is getting buried this afternoon in the Old Hecker cemetery, rather Stehfest cemetery. Rosalia & Bertille started a quilt today a flat iron little patches. The rain stopped the people from sewing wheat now. Mrs. Peter Watchel had a sick spell again last night, but it wasn’t so bad. We found 33 eggs today.
Bertille sold 3 doz eggs this afternoon and got .25¢ a doz. Mr. Charles Rausch a retired farmer now living in Belleville died suddenly this morning at about 2:30. He has four daughters all married, his wife & one brother & four sisters survive him. The funeral will be Tues. afternoon at 1 o’clock to St. Pauls Church in Belleville then to the Hecker cemetery. He lived on a farm 1 mile west of Hecker, until about 12 years ago moved to Belleville where he was living until the time of his dead. Mr. Ed Scheinder is leaving [living] on his farm.