Tag Archives: Dehn

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 1930

Rosalia and Bertille washed, ironed, patched today.  There is Rosary Devotion tonight in church.  Rosalia and Bertille went to church this evening, there wasn’t very many people there.  Tonight Wishkamps have a dance & don’t know if it is public or private.  Mrs. Rennecker came back today from down at Klotz’s, but she has to go back to Dehn’s again now.  We found 34 eggs today.


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.


Friday, August 1, 1930

I have seen the paper that Arthur Matlock from Waterloo have a little boy at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, it was born last Monday.  Nick Schaefer’s second youngest daughter, Maggie, was taken to the hospital last Sat. night and was operated on for appendix.  Henry Meng got his finger smashed between 2 large rocks, he now has his arm & fingers in a sling.  The St. Louis baseball team played here Sunday with Hecker the score was 8 to 15 in favor of Hecker.  It is reported that Clem Parker lost a valuable horse last Sat. from heat.  Bertille was up town and got the paper this morning.  Mrs. Gene Meckler from Waterloo, they took her to the Hospital at Red Bud.  We baked cookies, washed, ironed, cleaned upstairs today.  It is Albert Cleveland’s birthday today.  Yesterday it was their wedding anniversary 18 years married & tomorrow night they are going to have a dance.  Emma Braun brought Mrs. Rennecker home this evening.  Papa & Rosalia went down to Geo. Vonderheit’s this afternoon and got the spring buggy home, what Papa bought for .30¢.  Steve Rennecker and his wife were over this evening a little while.  Roman Meng came over and told us that our colt was out, something was chasing it, I guess a dog.  It ran through the wire fence, it has a cut on the breast & one on leg behind.  We put some lard & turpentine on it right away.  Mrs. Rennecker said that Mr. Dehn ain’t no better yet, no changes she said.  Dr. Eckert’s father is awful bad sick too.


Wednesday, July 23, 1930

Today is Mrs. Cleveland’s birthday.  Leona called up this morning & said “that Olivia called up & invited us all to go to Clevelands tonight.”  So we all went out there, there was a big crowd there.  Beer & cake were served.  We washed, ironed, patched, baked bread, coffee cake, cakes today.  Mrs. Reinecker came home this afternoon from Dehn’s, Perter is the same yet she said, I guess she is going back tomorrow afternoon.  Tomorrow morning she wants to can tomatoes and cabbage.


Monday, July 21, 1930

Bertille went to church this morning.  Papa is spreading lime dust.  Rosalia is on the sick list, too much beer last night I guess.  There was a machine, the Karr Range Co., they had a victorola in it then those big horns on top of it.  They played all kinds of pieces, “Just a Precious Little Thing Called Love.” “I Fall Down and Go Boom,” “Romana.”  Bertille took 2 doz. eggs to the store & got .18¢ a doz.  The leghorn spring are .17¢. White & Red Rocks are over 2 lbs. .21¢ and under 2 lbs. .18¢.  Yesterday the Young People’s League of Hecker had their outing in Rittenmyer’s woods by their clubhouse.  It rained awful by Peter Dehns today the way Mrs. Rennecker told Katie Klotz.  It just sprinkled a little here.  It didn’t amount to anything.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here a little while this evening, but it started to get cloudy so they went home.  They wanted to go to Adam Eckerts yet from here, but I don’t think they did.  It is Edmund Eckerts birthday.  It rained pretty hard for awhile this evening, thundered & lightning, wind.


Friday, July 11, 1930

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.


Friday, June 6, 1930

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this afternoon and then we all went to Red Bud to Valentine Dehn’s funeral.  It was a pretty large one.  They had such nice flowers.  Uncle Fred and Aunt Mary stayed for lunch.  Mr. Mavers was here trying to sell his horses and machinery & chicks to Papa.  In the evening Papa went over to see Ed. Meng.  And afterwards we all went out to Henry’s.  Papa and Henry went up to Jac. Mavers and got the stuff home what Papa got.  Papa got the 2 horses & 1 colt, buggy, cultivator, 75 chicks, wire, harness, and a few other items.  Mr. Mavers was here this morning but Papa wasn’t at home, he was working at the new school all morning.


Tuesday, June 3, 1930

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.

 


Monday, March 17, 1930

Bertille took 4 dozen eggs & got .22¢.  We planted 3 rows of potatoes today.  Mrs. Rheinecker got 4 dozen eggs from us this evening for her brother, Louis Dehn.  She gave us .22¢ a dozen.  Leona & Bobby & Floyd were here this morning.  The Bishop was to come to Hecker this evening on account of complains for school.  We found 26 eggs.


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