Papa made a patch ready to sew turnip seed this morning. Steve Rennecker came over to him a little while. We planted some more pickle & beet seed this morning. The ground goes nice working. Papa sowed the turnip seed this evening. Henry & family were all here this evening, they brought 3 sacks of potatoes up here. Last Monday Valentine Fritche was hit by an automobile. He was going towards St. Louis with a coop of chickens & other things, & not one of his chickens were alive any more. He was thrown 20 ft. from the wagon & his horses were hurt so bad that he had to kill one of them. He is Belleville in the hospital. It happened on the Belleville road by Jake Buehler’s place. His wife wasn’t along because she is in E. St. Louis paralysis. The way we was told. I guess we will hear more about it later on.
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Bertille was up at the store this morning. We heard this morning when Mr. Hill telephoned into Belleville to the News Democrat office that Henry C. Voges died last night at 1:30 a.m. He was over heated from thrashing. He was helping August Voges to thrash and today he was to get them. Peter Dehn, Jr. also had a stroke frm over heated, he was out thrashing too. Henry C. Voges was 63 years old. Mrs. Hill is Aunt over him and August Voges is Uncle. That is where he got over heated. Mr. Steve Rennecker is at home today, so Papa went over a little while now. That isn’t so that Peter Dehn Jr. got a stroke. Old Man Dehn is pretty bad, he can’t move his legs nor his arms.
Today we can eat meat. We are thrashing this morning again. We had spring chicken for dinner. We thrashed 139 bu. of wheat. Kuhns thrashed altogether 2300 bu. This evening we all went out to Henry’s. Gus Geodelle and family, Conrad Geodelle and family, Miss Hilda Klube & boyfriend, Mr. Fred Lindes & mother were all there. They played music, accordion, violin, guitar. Today you can see all kinds of fireworks. Papa & Rosalia fixed fences this afternoon. There is picnic in Columbia, picnic & fish fry in Oak Grove Park, one in Belleville, and a good many other places.
Hecker baseball team played with Prairie boys last Sunday. Hecker won 4-11. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this afternoon. Uncle Fred helped Papa fix wire fence. We finished our dresses this afternoon. They was here for supper. Henry & Leona went to Belleville this afternoon. They left the kids here. The most terrible thing happened this afternoon about 2 o’clock. The two Gambach’s Henry & Willard died. They was trying to clean a well out. There was some gas got in the well & the water taste, so they got the fellows that put the gas tanks in the ground to come to dig it out to see if it was a leak, but they said none of them had a leak, so they don’t know how the gas got in the well. Henry went down first to get a bucketful out, and when he came out he said, that his breathe pretty near got taken away from the smell of gas. But he went down in the well again, but failed to come back up alive. Then Willard wanted to save Henry’s life, then he too was taken [in] there. Henry Emery went down, but he couldn’t stand it either. They had to pull him up with a rope & he also was unconscious. They rolled him around until he got to himself then he was alright. They sent for men from Belleville but they couldn’t do no good so they full around until they got the rope around him & then pulled him out. Willard they got out about 1/2 hour but Henry was in almost 2 hours. Henry was 32 years old. Willard was to be 27 on July 2. They took them to the undertaking parlor at Belleville by Gundlach’s and will bring them out Sat. afternoon. Mrs. George Gambach is so worried, she is some time gone all together. Uncle Fred, Papa, Aunt Mary, Rosalia all went up to see them pull him out of the well.
Papa went up town this morning. Rosalia was up at Mamie Eichenseers this afternoon and got one of her dress patterns. She brought our umbrella along back. They got it fixed up now. The men are going to work in the quarry again today. Fr. Grootens called on Uncle Fred to come to the new school and work today. He was afraid it was going to rain so Rosalia went out there and brought them along back. Then Uncle Fred and Papa went to work at the school all day. Henry & family came up this afternoon. Henry & Leona went to Belleville and the kids stayed here. Aunt Mary & Bobby carried lunch up to the men working, to Uncle Fred and Papa. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had dinner, supper & breakfast with us. Clarence Wagner was down a little while this evening or this afternoon playing with Bobby. This evening Mamie, Angela Eichenseer & Mrs. Joe Wachtel came here to get us. Then we all went up to Kammler’s Hall and celebrated Odillo Eichenseer’s birthday. There were quite a few people there – Gus Blackburn, Uncle Fred, Karl Boll, Hy. Rausch & Ralph Rausch furnished the music. Gus Blackburn charged $3.00. They had 8 cakes baked. We sure had a good time! Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed all night at our house. There is going to be a dance at Rapp’s next Wed., but we got no invitation.
Bertille was at church this morning. Papa went along with Eichenseer to Belleville to haul desks out to the new school this morning. Bertille took 3 doz. eggs to the store & got .19¢ a doz. The price of springs [chicken] at the store is .25¢ for the heaviest ones. Papa, Rosalia, Bertille, Mamie Eichenseer, Aunt Mary, we all went to Belleville this afternoon. Rosalia & Bertille got new dresses and also got caps. We were also by a fellow named Smith to see a Jersey Heifer between Smithton & Freeburg. Aunt Mary came along up to Hecker with us. We did our work up then we went out to Uncle Fred’s for supper.
Papa went out to Henry’s this morning & got the team & then hauled posts. He brought the little colt along up to Hecker too. Afterwards he went over to Ed Meng’s a little while, then went back out to Henry’s again. Mr. John Armbruster & son Raymond were here this morning & looked at our leghorns chicks that we have for sale, but he heard that we just wanted to sell the pullets. So he said he would talk to his wife about it first and would let us know later. Yesterday was Uncle Pete & Aunt Lizzie Reheis wedding anniversary. They are married 36 years. Last Sunday the Hecker baseball team played up & with Floraville & Hecker won. Rosalia got the mail & took 2 doz. eggs to the store, got .18¢ a dozen. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went to Red Bud this afternoon a little while they stopped in when they went both ways. Mr. Jake Helfrich & another fellow from Belleville were here this evening. They each bought 2 spring chickens for .80¢ a piece. Papa went up to work at the school from about 4:30 to until 6 o’clock.
Mr. Hill called up this evening and said there was a little chick over there that didn’t belong to them & we should come over & see it, maybe it was ours. So Bertille went over & brought it along back, but it didn’t belong to us.
Papa went up to Jake Neff’s this morning and when he got there Ed was still in bed yet so after awhile Ed came down here & him & Papa went out to Henry’s & got his team & went up in the woods to haul posts. They came back at dinner time. Ed was here for dinner. Papa went out in the woods this afternoon again. Rosalia planted some beet seed, radish & beans this morning after the rain. We washed & ironed, patched today. There were 3 fellows here this morning that goes around demonstrating washing machines, the Maytag’s. They wanted to see Papa, but he was out at Henry’s or rather up in the woods. This afternoon there was a man by the name of Herzog from Belleville here. He wanted to fix up landscaping. But we didn’t want to do it, so he left. This evening those washing machine men came here again & then Papa was at home. The Misses Lela & Ethel Denker & Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here this evening.
Rosalia & Bertille washed today and also ironed. Papa fixed some gates this morning and this afternoon. Johnny came and said that Father Grootens said “he should come up and work at the new school today.” So he went up this afternoon. Mrs. Rennecker was over a little while this morning, one of our chickens got over there so she brought it back again. Her brother Valentine Dehn drowned in the river Monday evening. Him and another fellow were trying out a new boat, he was at Belleville Monday and got himself a $160 motor boat. And Monday night him and another fellow went boat riding and they both drowned. His partner they found right away, but they didn’t find him until this morning about 5 o’clock. All the children went down there yesterday afternoon. He is now down at Ellis Grove by his sister Annie. They intend bringing him up to Red Bud in Dasher’s undertaking parlor until Friday afternoon 2 o’clock. Later on Mr. Dehn had intended to take a 700 mile trip down the river to Arkansas.
Rosalia & Bertille washed, ironed, patched & baked cookies today. Leona, Robert, Floyd were up this morning. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this evening. They got a letter today from Henry Keorber to come to a basket picnic Sunday at Rittemeyer’s woods. Tonight there is a Public dance at Nick Schaefers barn. There was a man at our house this afternoon, by the name of Mr. Sparks. He sell the Wayne Feed but Papa wasn’t at home. He was out at Henry’s with a guy from Belleville that wanted to buy a mule or the mare. But he didn’t buy neither one. Uncle Fred and Papa went up to the creamery this evening to see if they could get some cinders. But they couldn’t have none right now, but maybe later on. Aunt Mary was saying Bertha Wolf could die anytime now. She got operated on for appendicitis and now she is awful bad sick. They phoned and left Mrs. Jatho at Hecker. I have noticed Edgar Herzog from New Athens and Miss Luetta Fanke of Lenzburg have their marriage license in the paper today. He is 19 years old and she is 18 years old. They go out playing music together. They play the accordions.