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Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1931

We started fire in the furnace again today.  Tonight is a meeting for the people on account of reopening the bank in the school hall.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here this afternoon.  Rosalia is on the sick list with headaches, colds.  This evening Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Henry & family came up.  Henry & Uncle Fred went to the meeting.  Leona brought a dress pattern along up.  There was a funeral went past here today.  The Smithton minister was in the lead.  Dashner’s Ambulance & 9 cars following.


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.


Monday, December 1, 1930

Bertille was at church this morning.  Papa & Rosalia went to Belleville again today with the eggs.  Last week they took Mrs. Owen Fahey & Mrs. Rose Crook to the hospital in Red Bud.  Mrs. Fahey is to get operated on appendix & Mrs. Albert Crook has heart & kidney trouble.  There was no funeral in the Hecker Catholic Church during 1930 church year.  There was a man here at noon and wanted to sell some rugs & 3 fur coats, but you had to make your price on them, we didn’t take any it looked kind of suspicious, like it might of been stolen goods, the man was from California, and has intended to go to Canada & Montreal.  There were 2 men in the car.  Papa & Rosalia sold 18 doz. eggs for .40¢ a doz. to some customers in Belleville.  Ed Meng was over a little while & took a look at our hogs.  He wanted to know if Henry still had his for sale, so Bertille called out to Henry’s & found out.  Papa went over to Meng’s & told him & also took his post hole digger back again.  The paper says 20 above zero tonight.


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.


Sunday, Nov. 16, 1930

Today is Clara Gregson’s birthday.  Levi Ganley & Martin Doyl’s are going to have shooting match.  Mrs. Rexroth is to be buried in the Waterloo cemetery this afternoon.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went to the funeral & then to Levi Ganley’s shooting match, we were there too but didn’t get anything.  This evening, we went out to Uncle Fred’s and had a game of pinochle.


Tuesday, Nov. 11, 1930

Today is Mrs. Napier’s birthday.  We washed this morning.  Papa went out to Henry’s.  Osie Neff is butchering a cow for him, he is going to take it to Waterloo and sell it there.  Papa had dinner out there & then he took some beef back to Willie Ganley’s & then brought some to Uncle Fred’s.  Rosalia & Bertille went out to Aunt Mary’s this afternoon & finished our dresses.  This evening Rosalia & Bertille went up to see Mamie, we played cards & dominos.  Mr. Fries is getting buried this afternoon at New Athens.  There is also 2 funerals at Smithton, Mr. Heinrich, Mrs. Weyhaupt.


Monday, Oct. 27, 1930

Leona came up this morning after the kids.  It rained a little this morning.  This afternoon Mrs. Lutz is getting buried.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary was here this afternoon & then Rosalia & Bertille went along with them to Mrs. Lutz funeral.  The people couldn’t all get in church it was so large a funeral we got as far as the steeple.  We rode along out to the cemetery with Uncle Fred & rode back with Joe Gregson’s.  There was a man around this morning selling coffee, and with so many checks you could win something either a clock or dishes, waterless cooker, so we ordered 2 lbs. coffee and dishes.  Eggs today are .28¢.  Rosalia was up town this morning and got some feed.  Mrs. Rausch is awful sick at present.


Monday, June 30, 1930

Bertille went to church this morning.  It is also raining this morning again.  This afternoon the Gambach brothers are getting buried in one hole side by side.  Mrs. Gambach said they died together, they should stay together & be buried together.  We all went to the funeral this afternoon, it was the largest ever had in Hecker.  So many pretty flowers.  They had 2 florist wagons to haul the flowers to the cemetery.  It was an awful sad case.  Mrs. George Gambach and Mrs. Henry Gambach & Mildred Stiffler, they just hollered & cried something terrible.  The parents bought a big bouquet of flowers for each one.  Mrs. Hy. Gambach bought one with “My Dear Husband” written on it.  We all went to Freeburg this evening & got some steel posts.  We saw the graves as we went by.  It was just decorated all over with flowers.  Their coffins cost $700. a piece.  They was put in concrete vaults.  They took the picture of them coffins when they was in the undertaking wagon.  The Y.P.L. walked down in front of the hearsts all the way to the church.  And also the pall bearers walked along side of the hearsts.  The ball bearers for Henry were- Harry & Elmer Kammler, Mrs. Gambach’s brother, Louis & Fred Armstutz, & another fellow I didn’t know him.  For Willard was, Henry Spalt, Henry Siegand, Werner Kammler, Kenneth Kemp, Flossie Kammler’s brother, Henry Emery.


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.


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