Category Archives: October

Saturday, Oct. 11, 1930

Harry Kammler is having a dance again tonight in the Hall.  Papa went to Waterloo today.  Leona & Bobby were here a little while this afternoon.  There wasn’t such a crowd at Kammler’s dance tonight, any how there weren’t many cars parked down this away.  We found 40 eggs today.  Bertille took 3 doz. off and got .25¢ for them.  Bertille went to church this afternoon.


Friday, Oct. 10, 1930

Today is Rosie Meuth’s birthday, she is 18 years old.  Papa was out at Henry’s today.  They started laying tiling across the street now.  Walter Pour’s have a little baby girl since last Wed. night, they now have 4 girls and 2 boys.  We cut cabbage in this morning about 2 gallons.


Thursday, Oct. 9, 1930

Today is Uncle Pete Reheis birthday.  Mr. Hill has a few men working on a sewer, they are going to dig a new sewer on South Main Street.  Henry & Emil were here this afternoon, they and Papa went to Sitchefest to get a drill.  Henry bought it for $2.00.  He broke his old one that he had, so he got this one.  Henry has about 20 acres of wheat sewed now.  A St. Louis Baseball team played the Hecker team here Sunday.  Hecker won 3 to 6.  Last Wednesday they got Delbert Meuth from the hospital in St. Louis.  Rosalia & Bertille went up to Mamie Eichenseer and then all of us & Angela went to the meeting in the new school hall.  After the meeting was over, Father said to take the chairs to one side and then we could dance.  So we did.  Isadore Helfrich & Edgar Wittenauer furnished music with the accordion & we also had the victrola music to dance on.  We came home at 15:11.


Wednesday, Oct. 8, 1930

Rosalia and Bertille washed, ironed, patched today.  There is Rosary Devotion tonight in church.  Rosalia and Bertille went to church this evening, there wasn’t very many people there.  Tonight Wishkamps have a dance & don’t know if it is public or private.  Mrs. Rennecker came back today from down at Klotz’s, but she has to go back to Dehn’s again now.  We found 34 eggs today.


Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1930

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.


Monday, Oct. 6, 1930

Papa is hauling coal again today.  They took Mrs. Louis Armstutz over to East St. Louis Hospital, last Friday afternoon.  Mr. & Mrs. August Klotz have a little girl since Sat. afternoon, they now have 2 girls.  Rosalia took 8 doz. eggs to the store & got .25¢ a doz. for them.  The Young Men & Ladies Sodality of St. Augustine’s Parish was to meet in the new school hall tonight, but was postponed on account of rain.  Papa finished hauling coal today, he has 210 bu’s. in the coal cellar now.  He paid $18.90 for 210 bu’s.  We found 33 eggs today.  The ambulance that went through Hecker last Sunday, was that they took a man to the Red Bud Hospital, he got hurt while working by Smithton on the Gulf Pipe Line Co.


Sunday, Oct. 5, 1930

Today is shooting matches all over.  Hepe Bros. at St. Joe. Hy. Eichelmann, and many other places.  A ambulance went through town this morning.  The St. Augustine’s Parish is to have a euchre tonight, they called over the lines for it.  Papa & Rosalia each got a prize at the euchre, a dresser scarf & wall flower vase.  Bertille had 4 punches.  Rosalia 8 & Papa 7.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary both had 7′s.  They each got a prize too.  They took a watermelon & a box of sweet potatoes there for prizes.  Elmer Parker got the watermelon.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this evening a little while before the euchre.  Uncle Fred ate a little supper with us, we were just ready to ate when they came.  There sure was a crowd at the euchre they had 25 tables.  They had a electric radio victrola in the ball for music.  We found 38 eggs today.


Saturday, Oct. 4, 1930

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.


Friday, Oct. 3, 1930

Rosalia went to church this morning.  Papa hauled 2 loads of coal this morning.  They took Delbert Meuth son of Nick Meuth to the hospital one day last week, where he will be operated on appendix.  Mrs. Lorberg is staying with him in the hospital.  Papa hauled 5 loads of coal this afternoon.  Henry called up and wanted to know if Rosalia could take Leona to Waterloo to the doctor this afternoon, so she took her in.  Leona went out to get the mail yesterday afternoon & she ran back to the house & stumbled & cut a big gash in her chin down to the bone.  The doctor put a piece of plaster over it to heal, if it don’t heal shut that way then she will have to get it sewed together.  I seen in the Times, that Clyde Crowe & Walter Schmidt left last Tuesday for Ada Groves, Iowa to visit with Schmidts relatives.  We found 3 dozen eggs today.


Thursday, Oct. 2, 1930

Rosalia went to church this morning.  George Reheis brought our lime dust spreader back again.  Today is Mrs. Oscar Birkner’s birthday & also chicken supper in Paderborn.  Papa hauled a load of coal this morning & this afternoon took some tile to Belleville for Fr. Grootens & then he brought another load of coal along back.  Rosalia took 8 doz. eggs off & got .25¢ a doz.  She bought 2 1/2 yds. of table cloth for $1.65.  I seen in the paper that Ike Napier moved his family & household goods to a farm by Paderborn, one of Knapp’s places last Thurs.  Ike is going to work for Knapps.  Mr. & Mrs. Martin Fritsche celebrated their golden Wedding last Sunday.


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