Tag Archives: Hecker

Monday, Sept. 15, 1930

They say today is Joe & Lee Gregson’s birthday, I thought it was on the 10th.  Yesterday was to be the church picnic at Round Prairie Church.  I guess they had it, I don’t know, it was to be last Sun. but they postponed it on account of rain, but it was worse yesterday.  Papa went up to Hecker with the machine this morning to get some laying mash for the chickens.  Victor Eichenseer was here and looked at the valve in the tank in the basement.  Henry came up this morning too.  He said the roads weren’t bad only if you meet some one, he had chains on.  We sold 57 lbs. springs [chickens], 50 lbs at .20¢ and 7 lbs. at .18¢.  Papa took up this afternoon, and also 4 doz. eggs at .25¢.  It was raining all most all day.  We got 2 socks of laying mash so for now yesterday we found 21 eggs.  We patched stockings today while it was raining.  Rosalia went to get the paper this evening.  Miss Lucille Miller won the Chev. Roadster last Sat. night for having the most votes of the popularity contest.


Thursday, Sept. 11, 1930

Rosalia & Bertille had house cleaning upstairs today.  Washed curtains.  There was a man here this morning wanted to know if we had any wells or cisterns to clean.  We sent him off.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here this morning.  He wanted to get some jack to raise the house a little.  Aunt Mary said there was just such an awful crowd down at Wiegands, they took up collection .25¢ a piece.  They took in $9.00 and some cents.  Bill Herzog, Lawrence Schultz and another fellow, furnished music.  Ted Eichenseer’s were cooking apple butter today.  Rosalia took 5 doz. eggs to the store & got .25¢ a doz.  I noticed in the paper in Hecker news that, Adam Eisenhaver and H.M. Hill were called into probate court at Belleville Sat. to testify as witnesses to the last will of Benhardt Buss.  George Gambach dug a new well on his premises.  There is about 5 or 6 ft. of water in it.  A St. Louis baseball team arrived here Sunday & showed Hecker boys how to play ball by defeating them with a score of 7 to 2.  Hurrah! for St. Louis.  Charles Boll is the oldest man in Hecker.  He celebrated his 82 birthday last Sunday.  Mr. & Mrs. Roy Kunz are the happy parents of a baby boy born to them last Tuesday, Sept. 9.  She was formerly before marriage, Miss Marie Rausch of Hecker, Ill.  They now live at Smithton.  Clifford Sthaleber [Stahlebher] was over a little while this evening.


Saturday, Sept. 6, 1930

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here for lunch, dinner & lunch today, we dug a well.  There is about 8 ft. of water.  In the evening we drove out to Uncle Fred’s & got them went back to Hecker and took the hard road to Breezy Hill to Gus Geodell’s 25th wedding anniversary, silver.  There was a big crowd there.  It rained this evening, it just poured down.  They stayed at our house all night.  Bertille was over an invited Elmer Kammler.


Monday, August 18, 1930

Bertille was at church this morning.  We heard they fired John Wittenaur from the creamery in Hecker & also Steve Rennecker from the Heyl Rock quarry.  But he is going to work with Weber Quarry now.  We washed, ironed, patched this afternoon.  Henry was here a little while this afternoon.  Papa got Vic Eichenseer to come down and look at our tank in the basement this morning.  He unscrewed the valve so we could get water out of the tank.  This evening we went out to Uncle Fred’s and Aunt Mary’s a little while.  Then we came back and got some chicken and took them to the store, we had 71 lbs. spring chickens.  .22¢ a lb. $15.62.


Tuesday, August 5, 1930

It is awful cloudy this morning but no rain yet.  We washed this morning.  Aunt Mary called up and wanted us to get their stove for them.  They came up for dinner, we had chicken.  After dinner we went & loaded the range on the Whippet & took it out there.  Then the stove pipes didn’t fit.  Then Rosalia & Bertille took Uncle Fred’s machine and went to Hecker & got one of our stove pipes.  We had lunch out there this afternoon.  Henry called up this evening & said he was going to fan clover seed tomorrow morning so Papa is going out there.


Sunday, July 13, 1930

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Henry & Leona & family were all here for dinner today.  This evening Rosalia & Bertille walked up to Eichenseer’s corner.  It is nice & cool today, yesterday it was 106 degrees.  Henry C. Voges was buried this morning.  Today is Fern Gulley’s birthday & also George Parker’s, he was 50 years old.  Fern was 20 years old.  Today the Smithton Pontiac’s & Hecker teams played but Hecker lost this time.  They also lost last Sunday, they played with Waterloo K.C.


Monday, July 7, 1930

Henry is trashing this morning.  We all went out to Uncle Fred’s and Aunt Mary’s and got them then we all went to Henry’s.  Mrs. Gus Geodell and Mrs. Dan Geodelle were also helping.  They had them for lunch and dinner.  After dinner, Papa took the horses & colt & hitched them to the cultivator and drove them to Hecker.  We thrashed about 183 bus. out at Henry’s.  And here from Kuhns we thrashed about 166 bus. and from Pabst, 63 bus.  Kuhn’s thrashed altogether 2300 bus. wheat.  Papa hauled to Red Bud 8 bus. and got .78¢ that was Hecker wheat.


Sunday, July 6, 1930

Leona fainted in church this morning.  Henry and family were all here for dinner.  Ed Pabst was here a little while this evening.  Today is Turner picnic in Smithton.  Good many Hecker folks went there for the dance in the evening.


Sunday, June 22, 1930

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Henry’s family were all up this morning.  This afternoon Papa, Rosalia & Bertille drove down to Wm. A. Voges to see about some pigs.  We talked with Irene that long.  She told us that Kunkelmann’s had a dance Sat. nite and that Hy. Hillsman is to have one over at Fayetteville to-night.  The bunch from Hecker, 40 of them, was going over in Clarence Braun’s truck.  We went out to George Schilling’s this evening & took their sacks back again.  We stopped at Henry’s but nobody was at home so we came back home again.  In the evening Mamie & Angela Eichenseer came down.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went to Red Bud to Irene Buehler’s birthday.  They stopped in here when they came back.  Irene was 8 years old today.  Today it is so hot it is 104 under porches in the shade.


Monday, June 16, 1930

Bertille was at church this morning.  Papa went along with Eichenseer to Belleville to haul desks out to the new school this morning.  Bertille took 3 doz. eggs to the store & got .19¢ a doz.  The price of springs [chicken] at the store is .25¢ for the heaviest ones.  Papa, Rosalia, Bertille, Mamie Eichenseer, Aunt Mary, we all went to Belleville this afternoon.  Rosalia & Bertille got new dresses and also got caps.  We were also by a fellow named Smith to see a Jersey Heifer between Smithton & Freeburg.  Aunt Mary came along up to Hecker with us.  We did our work up then we went out to Uncle Fred’s for supper.


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