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Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1931

Rosalia & Bertille, Leona & the kids all went to church.  Then Papa, Rosalia, & Bertille went to Belleville with 26 doz. eggs sold 12 doz. for 15¢ & the rest for 20¢.  This eve. is meeting for the farmers again in the school hall.  Papa is hauling wood this afternoon.  He helped Henry fix fence yesterday afternoon.  John McCarthy died & will be buried tomorrow.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this evening.  Then we all went over to see there house across the street.  Henry & family came too this eve.  Henry went to the meeting.  Jac. Neff was here this evening & wanted to see Uncle Fred for buying some seed potatoes from him.  This afternoon Bertille washed the Chev. & Rosalia spaded a piece in the garden & sewed some lettuce seed.  Some people up by Belleville were planting potatoes today already.


Sunday, Jan. 25, 1931

Henry & Leona & kids were all here for dinner today.  This afternoon Philip & Bill came and we went out to Henry’s for supper.  The pews in church were rented this morning.  Today George Vonderheit of Red Bud was buried, he was a old man & used to live out by Hecker.


Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1931

We washed today.  Anna Braun was here this morning.  This afternoon Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here.  Papa & Uncle Fred went down to see Anna Braun, & then afterwords went to Waterloo.  Uncle Fred bought Anna Braun’s house & buildings in Hecker today for $3,000.00.  A note as part pay.  Uncle Fred & Papa went over to see Elmer Kammler about the rent.  It is $10.00 every month.  Papa went down to see Jos. R. Braun this evening.  And ordered his license.  Jos. Watchel & Mr. Laut are each butchering 1 hog today.  Henry told us this morning that Rose Crook “nee” McDermott was buried this morning, she was in St. Clements Hospital in Red Bud, & was pretty bad sick, she had heart trouble.  They were just married about a year.  Ben Schilling bought Phillip Braun’s property, & Henry Braun sold 2 lots where his buildings are on to Clara Braun.  Everybody’s selling & buying now.  This evening Mr. & Mrs. Steve Rennecker was here, we played 4 handed pinochle.  Steve and Bertille were partners & lost 5 games out of 6.


Monday, Jan. 5, 1931

We butchered 2 hogs today.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Emil & Henry were the butchers.  They were here for dinner, & Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed for supper too.  It took so long to rendered the lard.  Henry & Emil left about 4 o’clock.  We made some summer sausage too.  Mr. Eichenseer went up to Belleville this morning & got the beef from Streck’s Shop, the driver forgot to call Eichenseer this morning, so he had to go in after it.  He brought it down here, & there were 3 sausages in with the beef, so we called them up & Odillo came & got them.  We had about 29-30 lbs. beef for .19¢ boneless.  Ralph Wiegand was here this morning & invited us all, Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary, Henry, to come down to their place, the old house on Sunday eve. Jan. 11.  It was in big letters in the paper today that Hecker State Bank shut it doors & all the directors, cashier names were mentioned.  They thought the bank would open again in a few days, but it hasn’t yet.  It was also in the paper that Smithton State Bank is changed to First National Bank.  Miss Gladys Hull teacher of the Upper School gave a Christmas Program & quite a few people of around here were present.  Mrs. Schemberger of Millstadt died, her husband was killed a year ago by “Patty Diesel.”


Wednesday, Dec. 31, 1930

The last day of the old year.  A year ago today Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Medlock were married & Leocadia [?] Braun got killed in an accident.  Papa went up town this morning to order his license & he went in the store first & they told him that the bank was closed.  Ted Eichenseer went down to see Jo. Braun, but he wasn’t at home.  When Braun came home, Arthur Barthel went down to the house to see him , & he asked him what it was shut for, & he said “for the Federal Reserve Banks, & to protect the depositors.  The sign was first on the door early this morning, last night it wasn’t on yet.  The signs say closed until further notice.  So I don’t know how long it will be closed.  It may not be long.  Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary were here this afternoon then went to Belleville.  They was to inquire about some beef for us from Streck’s Butcher Shop.  After they left, we all went out in the woods.  We also stopped in at Henry’s.  He has such an awful bad cold.  We all got an invitation to come to Hy. Ronederberg’s dance Sat. night.  Uncle Fred has to furnish the music.  Gene Mechler of Waterloo have a little baby boy since last week.


Friday, Dec. 26, 1930

This morning we all went to church.  The Eichenseer’s kids were all here this morning.  Harold, Cyril, Clarence, Lucinda.  Them boys all got pocket knifes for Christmas from Santa Claus.  Today Bill Freund was here for dinner, he brought Rosalia & Bertille each a scarf for a Christmas present.  Rosalia got the mail this morning.  I seen in the papers that Al Geodelle of Waterloo have a little girl.  Mr. McCarthy teacher of the Hecker Public School had a Christmas Program & also Santa Claus was there, he received many beautiful present, powder, perfume, shaving outfit from the school children, & he presented them each with a bag of candy.  School is closed now till Monday, Jan. 5 1931.  The author Mr. Harris, of the piece “After the Ball” passed away at the age of 65, I seen in the paper.


Tuesday, Dec. 9, 1930

We are butchering one hog today.  Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary, Henry & family were all here for lunch & dinner.  Steve Rennecker was over this morning also a little while.  This afternoon Aunt Mary & Bertille went to Mrs. Rausch funeral.  There were so many people there so we just went as far as the house, because the church would of been crowded anyway.  It was an awful large funeral.  Miss Elsie Rausch is going to go down by Mrs. Brauns now the way we heard.  We were going out to Uncle Fred’s, Aunt Mary’s & met then coming to our place, right by the cemetery, so we turned around & came back home again, we were going out to listen to their radio, but there receiver didn’t work, so they brought it up this evening, so we could take it along to Belleville tomorrow.  They want to get one now from Philip Braun’s, so when they got there Mrs. Braun wasn’t at home, she went along over to St. Louis with Victor & the rest didn’t know were it was at, so Aunt Mary & Uncle Fred came down again.  I seen in the paper that Miss Emma Baetje from Smithton died.


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.


Saturday, Nov. 29, 1930

Papa went to the creamery this morning & got a can ful of skimmed milk for the little pigs.  This afternoon he went uptown.  Gus Klotz had there little baby girl christened last Sun. at Renneckers, they called it Dorothy.  The coffee man was around again this afternoon, but we didn’t take any, so he said he wouldn’t come any more.  It has been raining all day & this evening too.  I seen in the Belleville paper this evening that Walter Schilling son of Francis Schilling of Paderborn died this morning at 2 o’clock, the funeral will be Sunday afternoon to the St. Michael Church in Paderborn.  It was the baby, 3 months old.


Monday, Nov. 24, 1930

Rosalia went to church this morning & then Papa & her went to Belleville with the eggs & turkey.  Henry bought one of them pigs, what Papa brought along last Sat. for $4.00.  It is snowing this morning.  We heard this morn. that Albert Thompson had a little baby born dead, they tolled the bell yesterday morning, & it was buried Sunday.  Eggs are .40-.38¢ a doz.  We got .25¢ a lb. for our turkey in Belleville.  We got some skimmed milk this afternoon for the pigs & the cat for .2¢ a gal.


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