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Saturday, Jan. 3, 1931

Papa got crushing done this morning.  This afternoon Papa & Rosalia went out to the woods & sawed a tree down.  They stopped at Henry’s & brought our big table along back for butchering Monday.  Tonight we all went to Uncle Fred’s & Aunt Mary’s first, Henry Birkner & family were also there & then we all went to Hy. Ronenberg birthday dance.  There was an awful crowd there.  Henry Birkner & Uncle Fred & Roy Stafenbiel furnished music.  Those from here that were there were, Parkers, Pappenbergs, Rittemeyers, Probsts, Reheis, Watchel, Skaer boy played his guitar & sang three songs, one was, The Letter Edged in Black, Will You Let Me Sleep in Your Barn.  It sure was nice.  The Evansville relatives were all there too.


Friday, Jan. 2, 1931

Rosalia & Bertille went to church this morn. & Papa went out to Oscar Birkner’s.  This afternoon he went out in the woods.  Fr. Grootens & Frank Swindle were here this evening & looked at our new pigs, they said “they are sure nice.”  H.M. Hill was reporting the news to the Belleville Papers that the Hecker bank shut its doors.  I seen in the Waterloo Times that Miss Helen Keckritz & a Cowell from Red Bud had a collision & Miss Keckritz machine got on fire & was completely pushed off the road & all damaged, it happened between Red Bud & Waterloo, she & a few more friends were going to the Brickey School, when the accident happened.  I believe she has a new Whippet now.  Emmett Cowell of Red Bud, the store manager of there was fined $102 (he had no license) for buying furs of a certain kind.  Robert Basecher 19 of Red Bud & Miss Fern Gully 20 of the same place were married last week.  Dr. Fentor also of Waterloo was in a collision in E. St. Louis & Mr. & Mrs. Fenton & their niece was hurt seriously.  Henry Kessler of Hecker has just passed his 70th birthday anniversary & says he is going to withdraw from the Woodmen.


Friday, Dec. 12, 1930

Today is Emil Brand’s birthday.  Bertille baked honey cookies this morning.  This afternoon we all went up in the woods.  I seen in the Waterloo Times that George Wiegand of Hecker Ills., has a new Plymouth Coupe.  Hugo Schroeder of St. Louis was in a accident Tuesday evening a machine collided with him on the Hard Road by Coxeyvile.  Leona baked some pinwheel cookies this afternoon for Christmas.  Herman Geodelle & Ray Crook had a accident too Tuesday evening.  The machines were both damaged & Crook had a cut in his hand.  A baby girl was born to Mr. & Mrs. Nick Meuth on Dec. 2 & a baby girl was born to Mr. & Mrs. Hy. Brinkman sponsor were Mr. & Mrs. George Welzbacher.  Its name is Sylveria[?] Elizabeth it was baptized in Waterloo Sunday.  In Red Bud it is reported have 30 cases of scarlet fever & it also is spreading out in the country now, the way the paper says.  The Co. commissions to 3 surveys for the hard road to Hecker & sent them up to Springfield.  One was the old road & thru Lord’s Corner down to Athens, & one north, & another still further north, straight east from Waterloo.


Thursday, Dec. 11, 1930

We washed, ironed, fry down meat & sausage today.  Arlene Klotz is 4 yr. old today.  Papa went out in the woods this afternoon.  We sent a check to the Mutual Auto Ins. Co. for the Whippet $7.18.  Today Father Powell is getting buried at O’Fallon & Miss Baetje at Smithton.  This evening we went out to Uncle Fred’s & Aunt Mary’s & listened to there radio & victrola.  She baked caramel cookies.


Wednesday, Dec. 10, 1930

We all went to Belleville today to sell some meat & eggs, we sold $8.30 meat & $9.10 for 26 doz. eggs & .35¢ a doz.  We took our old route back again.  Rosalia ran across John Kammler’s house in Belleville but they just butchered out at George Wagner’s last Saturday.  Today is Edwin Eckert’s 2nd year birthday.  It is raining.  Rosalia isn’t feeling very well this evening.  I seen in the Hecker news in the paper that “Bill Lehr” is reported to be very sick with double pneumonia.  Our Ozark Trip by Frances Schilling was also in the paper.


Monday, Dec. 8, 1930

Today is Church Holiday.  We all went to first mass this morning & then came home & ate breakfast & dinner.  Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary & Emil were all here, after that Oscar Birkner’s family came to get the wash stand.  Emil was here to see about butchering.  Henry & family went to Waterloo today.  We all went in to Belleville, Aunt Mary took some eggs along in & sold 3 doz. for .35¢.  We bought some toys for the kids Christmas presents.  The Hecker people were all mostly presented in there.  Ike Napiers moved today from the Knapp place to Ed. Meng’s again, Sensel & Pannebecker Blackburn moved him back, he was only up there about 3 months.  Adam Eckert’s birthday is today.


Sunday, Dec. 7, 1930

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.


Friday, Dec. 5, 1930

It rained all day.  Papa went up town this afternoon to get some medicine for our chickens, they have got the roup.  This evening Rosalia & Bertille went up to Angela’s & had a pinochle game.  Odillo & Rosalia were partners & Bertille & Angela, we won every game, 4 were played.  I seen in the Waterloo Times that Mrs. Vincent Krack & daughters were visitors the weekend at Louisville Kentucky.  They made the trip by motor.  Miss Ethel May celebrated her 17th birthday on Thanksgiving day by having a turkey dinner for her friends.  Guy Gregson & George Henkel lost a horse last week & the scavenger truck got them last Sunday.  Eggs are .23¢ today.


Wednesday, Dec. 3, 1930

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.


Tuesday, Dec. 2, 1930

We washed & hung it in the basement this morning.  Papa went to Waterloo to get his watch & get the Whippet fixed.  We fried down a quart of shoulder meat this morning.  Today is Frances Schilling’s birthday, she is 24 years old.  We took the screens off this afternoon.  This evening Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary was here, they brought us a liver & blood sausage along up.  Henry & Emil were also here.  Henry sold his boar pig to Ed Meng it weighted 174 lbs. & at .9¢ a lb.  Eggs are .33¢ at the store.


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