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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.”


Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1930

Papa went butchering out at Uncle Adam’s today, he was there for lunch & dinner.  He had to go to George Henkel’s this morning first and get the hogs for them.  We washed, ironed, baked cookies, fry in meat today.  Elmer Kammler, John Braun, Willie Braun, Gus. Klotz are all butchering today.  It is a right nice day, only it is a little cold.  This morning they had to shoot so many times before they killed the hogs at Henkels, Emil, John, George & Papa they all shot a couple of times & finally George killed them with the last bullet, they had.  Good Luck wasn’t it, I Say!  Levi Gregson’s, Papa & Henry help them to butcher.


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.


Thursday, Nov. 27, 1930

Today is Thanksgiving.  Uncle Fred’s are going to butcher, they are getting 2 fat hogs from Walter Stahl for .9¢ delivered.  Tonight is to be Box Supper in the Church Hall.  We all went out to Uncle Fred’s today.  We stayed for supper.  Oscar Birkner’s family & Henry Brand were also helping.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up here this evening & then we all went to the Box Supper.  There we danced first & then afterwards sold the boxes, there were 7 boxes to sell.  They were sold as follows: Helen Braun, Rex Rapp, Verna Stiehl, Clarence Braun, Marie Truttman, Ray Braun, Angela Eichenseer, Fr. Grootens, Pearl Griffins, Victor Braun, Rosella Braun, Ben Schilling, Alvera Braun, Olivia Pour.  The highest box brought $1.50, Rex Rapp’s bought it.  The only ones that eat together were Angela & Fr. the rest all left for a Smithton dance.


Monday, January 6, 1930

Henry butchered 2 hogs, one from Joe Gregson weighing 400 lbs.  Papa & Uncle Fred got it.  Emil & Henry got the other from Albert Cleveland weighing 224 lbs.  We were all there helping to butcher.  Mr. & Mrs. Gus C. Geodelle were also there.


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