Tag Archives: Kammler

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.


Wednesday, Dec. 10, 1930

We all went to Belleville today to sell some meat & eggs, we sold $8.30 meat & $9.10 for 26 doz. eggs & .35¢ a doz.  We took our old route back again.  Rosalia ran across John Kammler’s house in Belleville but they just butchered out at George Wagner’s last Saturday.  Today is Edwin Eckert’s 2nd year birthday.  It is raining.  Rosalia isn’t feeling very well this evening.  I seen in the Hecker news in the paper that “Bill Lehr” is reported to be very sick with double pneumonia.  Our Ozark Trip by Frances Schilling was also in the paper.


Tuesday, Nov. 25, 1930

We washed this morning & hung it in the basement.  It is awful cold.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here this afternoon.  Tonight the Y.P.L. is to have their play in Kammler’s Hall, the name is “Dangerous Waters.”  It was pretty nice, the characters were: Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Hepp, Henry Spalt, Henry Keorber, Milton Wagner, Ralph & Clarence Rausch, Flossie Kammler, Katy Keorber, Alvera Jatho, Marcella Ettling.  Karl Boll made it thunder & lightnin’ & rain.  The reserved seats were all taken.  Henry Wiedeman & Woods furnished the music, accordion & violin.  Henry came up this evening, he is going to butcher tomorrow.


Thursday, Nov. 6, 1930

Papa & Rosalia went out to Henry’s this morning to get some more beef.  Elmer Kammler is a butchering a hog today.  We had beef soup for dinner.  This afternoon we all went out in the woods and piled brush.  Eggs are .30¢ today.


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.


Saturday, Oct. 11, 1930

Harry Kammler is having a dance again tonight in the Hall.  Papa went to Waterloo today.  Leona & Bobby were here a little while this afternoon.  There wasn’t such a crowd at Kammler’s dance tonight, any how there weren’t many cars parked down this away.  We found 40 eggs today.  Bertille took 3 doz. off and got .25¢ for them.  Bertille went to church this afternoon.


Friday, Sept. 26, 1930

Henry & Leona came up this morning, they brought Bobby & Floyd here, & then they went up to Belleville.  They all had dinner with us.  Papa went down & cut the cemetery grass this afternoon & then he got a load of wood.  Philip Braun is starting to put Elmer Kammler’s roof on today, Robert Laut & Ed Neff are helping him.  Today is Charles Schilling’s birhtday he is going to be 17 or 18, I don’t know which.


Monday, Sept. 22, 1930

We washed, ironed, patched today.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here this afternoon a little while, from here they went to Red Bud to Chris Buehler’s, it is their wedding anniversary.  Oliver Kammler is playing accordion over at George Wagner’s.  Ralph Ettling was here, he paid his $98.00, he still has a $100.00 to paid yet.  Peter Watchel had a accident by Grohmann’s lane up by Belleville.  He was by himself when it happened, but he didn’t get hurt so very much, because he went to work again today the way they say.


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.


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.


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