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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.


Sunday, August 24, 1930

Hempe’s were here this morning & look at our colt & horses.  Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary were here for dinner.  We had 2 watermelons for lunch.  This afternoon Aunt Mary, Rosalia, Bertille went down to Lester Gregson’s to see the little boy.  Wittenauer’s from Belleville were also there.  Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary ate lunch, watermelons here, then they went home.  After they was at home a little while she called up & said they was going to see Henry tonight.  So we got ready and we all went out to Henry’s.  Uncle Fred had his accordion along & music was the main feature of the evening.

Clarence Wittenauer up set his car in the ditch this evening, after coming from the ball game.  But he wasn’t hurt, there was no glass broke, only the fenders & radiator hurt a little, the car was injured.  Red Bud & Hecker played ball today, Hecker won.  Willie Parkinson is very sick.  He turned back Catholic again.


Wednesday, August 6, 1930

Today is a sale down by Lenzburg and Marissa.  George Wagner is tearing his shed down and is going to build up a garage for his machine.  John Kammler and Reuben are doing the work.  Papa & Rosalia went out to Henry’s all day.  They took 2 chickens along for dinner.  Bertille stayed home & ironed & patched.  It was pretty hot today.  Dr. Eckert’s father died from old age & heat.  Mr. Rennecker came over on the porch with us a little while.  Jacob Erle & John Wittenaur’s machine got smashed tonight.  Wittenauer’s car was standing by Eichenseer’s when Jac. Erle came along and stopped to, he bumped into and knocked it against the tree over on the sidewalk & then back in the alley.  Erle had a scratch on the chin.  His car was pulled to Red Bud on a wrecking car.  Wittenaur’s is standing in Eichenseer’s back yard.


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