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Sunday, Feb. 15, 1931

Papa went to church this morning the rest of us didn’t go.  Tonight the Ladies Aid is giving a euchre & Bluey in Kammler’s Hall.  There is also one in Tiptown & tomorrow night the Catholics got one.  A rush before lent.  Schneiders got the measles also.  The way they say. Roy Staunebiels kids & Cletus Reagan also got the measles now.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went to Armstutz before the euchre tonight, because we got the measles here.  Rosalia is feeling alright but the measles ain’t gone away yet.  There were 18 tables tonight at the euchre and Bluey.


Friday, Dec. 19, 1930

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.


Wednesday, Dec. 17, 1930

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.


Saturday, Nov. 15, 1930

Rosalia went to clean the church this morn. on Aunt Mary’s place.  Papa went down to Red Bud & got some desks for the Sister.  Leona was up & got the milk check and paid $49.00.  She also brought some bones along up too.  Victor Eichenseer was down & fixed our pump.  Steve Rennecker was also over.  The coffee man was around this afternoon, but we didn’t take any.  Mr. Stadliman was around selling apples, he came here too, but we didn’t take none.  Mr. Mike Armstutz was here & brought us a load of corn.  Today is Louise Birkner’s birthday.


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.


Wednesday, October 1, 1930

Rosalia went to church this morning.  Papa hauled a load of sand.  Fr. Grootens called up and wanted him to come up there at 9 o’clock this morning.  Tonight is Rosary Devotion.  Bertille picked up hickory nuts this afternoon, she got about 3 gallons.  Rosalia got 100 lbs. laying mash this evening.  Rosalia & Bertille went to church.  Today is Mike Armstutz birthday.  He is 65 years old.


Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1930

We washed bed spread today & cleaned the backyard.  Philip Meuth from Jake Neff’s place in blackjacks was here this morning, he said he didn’t want our leghorn springs, he could get them cheaper some where else.  Mike Armstutz was here this afternoon a little while talking to Papa in the field.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary was here this evening, from here they went to a dance at Fred Weber’s barn.  Annie Herzog invited them to come over, they were going to celebrate Joe Herzog’s birthday.  We found 21 eggs today.  I seen in the paper that Victor Metze, son of John Metze and Miss Florence Crook, daughter of Cora Crook of Belleville will be married soon.  Last week Leo Metze had his marriage license in the paper.  He married a Horn girl.


Friday, Sept. 5, 1930

It is raining a little this morning.  Gregory McArthy is teaching the Hecker School and he boards by Eichenseers.  I seen in the paper that there are a lot of people ailing at present, they are, Mrs. Rausch ailing of a weak heart.  Mrs. Spalt has Typhoid fever, Bill Parkinson has rehuwates [?], Peter Dehn is no better yet.  George Gambach had his well closed up with cinders.  Harry Stiffler moved in Gambach’s property.  Clarence Pabst sold his milk route and truck to Clarence Wittenauer.  Edward Neff & Mr. & Mrs. John Reheis motored to St. Louis & visited Forest Park.  The Hecker baseball team played with Waterloo, the Catholics, Sunday there and were defeated with a score of 14 to 6 & Monday they played at New Athens & was defeated by a score of 14 to 4.  William Birkner is building a garage.  Henry Armstutz is on jury at Waterloo.  Papa, Rosalia, & Bertille went to Uncle Fred’s & Aunt Mary’s this afternoon to help to cut corn.  We had lunch out there.  We brought some corn father along back.  Rosalia went and got the mail.  Tomorrow we intend to dig a well by the straw shed.  Bennet Mudd from Red Bud guessed in Waterloo Sunday that a sack of feed weighed 30.9 lbs.  He was closest to it, it weighed 30.8 lbs.  He got the 100 lb. sack of pig chow.  Mrs Threfall & John Henkel had to be on circuit court last Tuesday.  She sued John $300.00 for board.  On Sept. 1 Mon. Peter Dietz & Miss Marie Henke were married in Waterloo.  Mrs. Ralph Neff & Miss Anna Dietz were best.  Henry Eichleman marriage license was also in the paper he is 29 yrs. old & Dora Einwich is 18 yrs.  Virginia Emery of Hecker won the Normal School Scholarship.


Tuesday, August 26, 1930

We washed, ironed, patched today.  Today is Church Picnic at Ruma and one in Belleville.  Papa went to Red Bud this morning with a load of wheat, he got .82¢ a bu.  He took Bertille’s shoes along & got them patched for .75¢.  Henry Armstutz was here a little while this evening & told Papa if he wanted to he could cut some of the corn.  Rosalia went up to get the mail then she went over to see Mrs. Rennecker a little while.  Mr. Dehn is still the same, he is getting absent minded now.


Monday, July 28, 1930

Today is Henry Eichelmann’s sale, 3 miles east of Waterloo.  Uncle Fred came up this morning and Papa took the horses & went down & got Henry Armstutz’s wagon to haul the lumber home & kindling what they bought by the new school house.  Rosalia & Uncle Fred hauled it with the Whippet.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here for dinner.  After dinner they went home & dressed & came back again.  Then we all went to Henry Eichelmann’s sale.  It was late till we got back again.  Everything went pretty cheap back there.


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