Tag Archives: Hecker

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.


Friday, Nov. 21, 1930

Rosalia went to church this morning.  Papa is fixing fence.  We put clean straw in the chicken houses this afternoon.  There was a boy here this morning, he was deaf & dumb & couldn’t speak a thing.  He had a card and on there it said “he was deaf & should help him out by buying a package of needles for .25¢, so we bought one from him.  I seen in the paper that Jake Frierdichs moved into there new house on the Waterloo & Hecker road this week, & Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Payne moved into the Frierdich’s residence on Morrison Ave. Tuesday and are citizens of Waterloo now.  Mr. & Mrs. O. J. Maul moved from Waterloo to Breezy Hill Wednesday to take charge of the service station there.  A little baby girl arrived at the home of “Bill” Heubner, they now have a boy and a girl.  The two McCarthy’s boys Greg & Kevin & John Cody captured two coons & two opossums for the start of the hunting season.  Joe Watchel is building chicken house & garage on his premises.  The Orbon Stove Works in Belleville are laying quite a few men off from work at present.


Sunday, Nov. 2, 1930

Today is Harold Hellmer’s birthday.  Henry & family were here for dinner today.  After dinner we played ball.  It is such a nice day.  Charles Schilling & Odillo Eichenseer was riding around this afternoon they went down as far as Meng’s road and turned around & he missed the culpert with one wheel and it went down, Odillo got the truck and pulled him out.  At 2 o’clock was church, so we went to church & after church to the cemetery.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went to the cemetery first then they came up here, then to church, then to Mrs. Threfall’s shooting match.  We had company from St. Louis, they first was at the house, but we weren’t at home, so they came up to church & then they went along to the cemetery & then they came back up to Hecker again & had lunch with us.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up again afterwards from the shooting match.  There was nobody there.  The people from St. Louis were Mr. & Mrs. Sig. Dudenhoeffer, and friends Mrs. Karmer and son Harry & Jake Becherle from Germany, he is just over 4 months now.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had supper here and then they went to Willie Birkner’s it was their wedding anniversary.  Tonight Harry Kammler has a dance again.  People Jane Orchestra playing.  Bill Matzenbacher, Ed. Wittenaurs, Mrs. Threfall all had shooting matches this afternoon.


Sunday, Oct. 12, 1930

There are shooting matches for geese and turkeys and ducks all over again today.  Mrs. Threfall has one for geese.  Alfred May, Wm. Reagan & a good many others.  Henry and family stayed for dinner then afterwards went home.  They was supposed to come back to Pete Reheis that Frank Dudenhoeffer was coming out from St. Louis.  Mr. Louis Dudenhoeffer and wife and son and wife were here a little while then they went back to Reheis too.  He wasn’t in this country around here for 40 years.  They was at our house about a half an hour.  Hecker played their last baseball game today with Floraville for this season.  Hecker won 12 to 1.  Rosalia and Bertille went to church, Rosary Devotion this evening.  There was a man here from E. St. Louis here and wanted to buy some eggs, so we sold him 6 doz. for .27¢ a doz.  Pours got the baby christened Ethel.


Thursday, Oct. 9, 1930

Today is Uncle Pete Reheis birthday.  Mr. Hill has a few men working on a sewer, they are going to dig a new sewer on South Main Street.  Henry & Emil were here this afternoon, they and Papa went to Sitchefest to get a drill.  Henry bought it for $2.00.  He broke his old one that he had, so he got this one.  Henry has about 20 acres of wheat sewed now.  A St. Louis Baseball team played the Hecker team here Sunday.  Hecker won 3 to 6.  Last Wednesday they got Delbert Meuth from the hospital in St. Louis.  Rosalia & Bertille went up to Mamie Eichenseer and then all of us & Angela went to the meeting in the new school hall.  After the meeting was over, Father said to take the chairs to one side and then we could dance.  So we did.  Isadore Helfrich & Edgar Wittenauer furnished music with the accordion & we also had the victrola music to dance on.  We came home at 15:11.


Monday, Oct. 6, 1930

Papa is hauling coal again today.  They took Mrs. Louis Armstutz over to East St. Louis Hospital, last Friday afternoon.  Mr. & Mrs. August Klotz have a little girl since Sat. afternoon, they now have 2 girls.  Rosalia took 8 doz. eggs to the store & got .25¢ a doz. for them.  The Young Men & Ladies Sodality of St. Augustine’s Parish was to meet in the new school hall tonight, but was postponed on account of rain.  Papa finished hauling coal today, he has 210 bu’s. in the coal cellar now.  He paid $18.90 for 210 bu’s.  We found 33 eggs today.  The ambulance that went through Hecker last Sunday, was that they took a man to the Red Bud Hospital, he got hurt while working by Smithton on the Gulf Pipe Line Co.


Saturday, Oct. 4, 1930

Bertille sold 3 doz eggs this afternoon and got .25¢ a doz.  Mr. Charles Rausch a retired farmer now living in Belleville died suddenly this morning at about 2:30.  He has four daughters all married, his wife & one brother & four sisters survive him.  The funeral will be Tues. afternoon at 1 o’clock to St. Pauls Church in Belleville then to the Hecker cemetery.  He lived on a farm 1 mile west of Hecker, until about 12 years ago moved to Belleville where he was living until the time of his dead.  Mr. Ed Scheinder is leaving [living] on his farm.


Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1930

Rosalia & Bertille went to church this morning.  Aunt Mary was there too she came up with Oscar’s wife & Frank’s wife, Emma, then after church they & Emma Eckert, Lena Birkner, & Louise Birkner all went down to Christ Buehler’s to help quilt.  We had chicken for dinner today.  Talk is spread that George Lorberg is going to move in Henry Braun’s house in Hecker and he is going to attend to the farm at home, Mrs. Lorberg wanted to move downstairs, so I guess that is why they have to move.  John Reagan is going to move in Mrs. Stauenbiel place in half the house.  Papa furnished plowing this morning.  Eggs are .24¢ at present.  We sold 4 dozen last night.  It is raining this afternoon.  Bertille got the mail this evening.  Papa went up to the bank this afternoon and then he went down to the Sorghum Mill.  Steve Rennecker was fixing the machine they are going to start soon.


Saturday, Sept. 20, 1930

Papa went up town and got Vic. Eichenseer to put a new valve in the tank in the basement so now it works again.  Then Papa took him back again.  Rosalia & Papa went out to Henry’s to get a load of wheat.  After dinner he took the wheat down to Red Bud, then it went out to B. W. Weld’s sale 3 miles south of Waterloo on the hard road, his son was doing the farming & he is a plumber.  Harry Kammler is having a dance tonight.  One of our Rhode Island Reds laid one egg today.  Papa bought some chicken coops at the sale.  There sure was a crowd in Hecker at the dance the streets were all lined up with cars.


Thursday, Sept. 18, 1930

We are baking bread & coffee cake today.  Papa furnished harrowing this morning & this afternoon started plowing.  We had company this afternoon, they were neighbors to Mr. Greinvell at Smithton.  They wanted to buy some leghorn pullets, but they only wanted about 5 or 6 & we couldn’t sell them that way, they either had to take them all or’s none.  There were some gypsies went through Hecker with the wagon & horses.  We found 27 eggs today.  We took 5 doz. off & got .25¢ a doz.  Mrs. Adolph Rittemeyer is on the sick list at present the way we heard.


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