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Thursday, August 28, 1930

Papa went to cut corn but he came back about 8:30.  Bertille went up town to get coal oil and a few things.  Mrs. Ed Meng & Clifford went to do Belleville shopping and visiting today.  Papa went back to see Hempe’s after dinner.  I seen in the paper that Mr. & Mrs. Anselm Krehrer celebrated their 25th Wedding anniversary on Sun. Aug. 24.  All the relatives gathered to take part in the happy event.  Rebumen [Ruben?] Kammler and a Dr. from Belleville motored to the Ozarks over the weekend.  This evening we went out to Uncle Fred’s to help him unload & carry their victrola in the house.  They were at Belleville this afternoon and bought one from Rhein’s for $10.00 with 18 records.  They have 2 right nice pieces they are, “You Don’t It Not Much.” & “Lonesome Tonight.”  Bertille read in the Republican paper Mr. Henry Eichleman & Doris Einwich were married Aug. 26 in Rev. Eschman’s parsonage.  They took a honeymoon trip to South Dakota.  Mrs. Elizabeth Krack died she was 88 years old.  If she would of lived until Sunday she would have been 89 years.  She stayed by Mrs. Hy. Hellmer her daughter.  She was buried last Thursday morning.  Otto Susewind & Catherine Schafer close friends of Ewinich and Eichleman were best man and bridesmaid.  I seen in the paper that Hy. Biffar had a weed fire.  It destroyed the house & barn on the premises of the Ahern Bros. who reside in St. Louis.  With the help of some farmers ploying furrows around tracts.  Besides the buildings, quite a bit of hay in the barn was also burned.  Mrs. Alvin Franke nee Geodelle died and was buried Monday.  She was 37 years old.  And is survived by her husband & 2 children one son Hamilton and daughter Mary Louise.  She also leaves four brothers Emil & Ted of St. Louis and Victor & Jacob of Waterloo & 4 sisters Mrs. Wm. Kolmer, Mrs. L. Matzenbacher, Mrs. Art. Bestman & Miss Olivia all of Waterloo, Ill.  Mrs. Cornelia Petria is working at the knitting mill.


Friday, August 1, 1930

I have seen the paper that Arthur Matlock from Waterloo have a little boy at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, it was born last Monday.  Nick Schaefer’s second youngest daughter, Maggie, was taken to the hospital last Sat. night and was operated on for appendix.  Henry Meng got his finger smashed between 2 large rocks, he now has his arm & fingers in a sling.  The St. Louis baseball team played here Sunday with Hecker the score was 8 to 15 in favor of Hecker.  It is reported that Clem Parker lost a valuable horse last Sat. from heat.  Bertille was up town and got the paper this morning.  Mrs. Gene Meckler from Waterloo, they took her to the Hospital at Red Bud.  We baked cookies, washed, ironed, cleaned upstairs today.  It is Albert Cleveland’s birthday today.  Yesterday it was their wedding anniversary 18 years married & tomorrow night they are going to have a dance.  Emma Braun brought Mrs. Rennecker home this evening.  Papa & Rosalia went down to Geo. Vonderheit’s this afternoon and got the spring buggy home, what Papa bought for .30¢.  Steve Rennecker and his wife were over this evening a little while.  Roman Meng came over and told us that our colt was out, something was chasing it, I guess a dog.  It ran through the wire fence, it has a cut on the breast & one on leg behind.  We put some lard & turpentine on it right away.  Mrs. Rennecker said that Mr. Dehn ain’t no better yet, no changes she said.  Dr. Eckert’s father is awful bad sick too.


Thursday, July 24, 1930

It is raining this morning.  This afternoon Papa went out and started discing again.  Clifford Stahlber was here nearly all afternoon playing with the colt.  Wilford & Clarence Eichenseer were also here.  Papa went over to Ed. Meng’s this evening with the mare, and we had to hold the Blindy & Queeny the colt.  We all went out to Henry’s this evening but when we got there they wasn’t home.  So Papa took a sample of sweet clover along to see how it was.  If it was fit for seed.


Tuesday, July 15, 1930

We are cooking plum jelly today.  Bertille went up town & got some sugar.  Papa is spreading lime dust this morning.  Kuhns are plowing over at Ed Mengs, they are going to stay another year yet.  I guess they will crop our ground again too.  Leona, Robert, & Floyd were here this afternoon, she came up & got the milk check.  Clarence Pabst was here this afternoon & brought the oats here from down at their place.  I saw in the paper that Joe Handrich fainted while out at thrashing, but they called for Dr. Pautler from Waterloo to come out.  He is allright again now.  They took William Braun to the hospital last Thurs. he got operated on appendicitis, he is as good as can be expected, last Sunday.  Papa went to Waterloo last Sun. & got the oil changed in the chev. 10,942 miles.  Steve Rennecker came over a little while this evening.


Wednesday, July 2, 1930

Today is Hy. Armstutz’s birthday.  Him and Mr. Gambach tend the store.  I send a letter to the Auto Ins. Co. for the Chev. $7.18.  Kuhus started thrashing today.  Tomorrow they will be over at Ed Mengs.  Rosalia and Bertille went out to Henry’s this afternoon and took a few things along out from the store what she needed for thrashing.  This evening Papa, Rosalia, Bertille went out to Henry’s to see about thrashing.  Geodell’s family from Waterloo were also there.  We helped Leona string and cut beans for to can.  Bertille was up at church this morning.


Tuesday, July 1, 1930

Rosalia & Bertille washed today.  Papa is setting posts.  Joe Schilling thrashed 900 bu. wheat today.  Rosalia & Bertille went out to Henry’s this evening a little while.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up a little while this evening.  Rosalia clipped their necks for them.  Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary, Rosalia & Bertille went down to the cemetery to see the Gambach’s graves.  They are all decorated with flowers.  Eichenseers were also down there.  Papa was over at Ed. Mengs and then he came up to the store.  The day when Gambach brothers got buried, they say that Father Grootens was also in their church too.  On June 27 is also Steve Rennecker’s birthday, the same day the Gambach’s died.


Tuesday, June 24, 1930

Papa went down to Red Bud to get some lumber this morning.  Hy. Armstutz is cutting oats today.  Nick Schaefer is on the binder (?) and Hy. & Arthur are shocking.  It was in today’s paper that Mr. & Mrs. Colonel Lindbergh have a little son born last Sunday at 3:15 p.m.  They didn’t know what they was going to called it yet.  Some said “Charles Augustus” and others said “Charles Morrow” in honor of the grandfather.  It will be in tomorrows paper what they are going to call it.  Papa is setting fence posts this afternoon.  “Dick” Stahlebher & John Wertz were here at noon hour & John wanted to look at our little leghorn chick.  He was going to talk to his papa about them once and would (let) us know later.  He is working over at Meng’s today, hauling mist.  Rosalia & Bertille went out to Henry’s this evening to water the horses.  Henry & Emil are cutting oats.  After supper we all went out to set posts.  We had spring chicken for dinner today.  It sure was good.


Friday, June 13, 1930

Papa went out to Henry’s this morning & got the team & then hauled posts.  He brought the little colt along up to Hecker too.  Afterwards he went over to Ed Meng’s a little while, then went back out to Henry’s again.  Mr. John Armbruster & son Raymond were here this morning & looked at our leghorns chicks that we have for sale, but he heard that we just wanted to sell the pullets.  So he said he would talk to his wife about it first and would let us know later.  Yesterday was Uncle Pete & Aunt Lizzie Reheis wedding anniversary.  They are married 36 years.  Last Sunday the Hecker baseball team played up & with Floraville & Hecker won.  Rosalia got the mail & took 2 doz. eggs to the store, got .18¢ a dozen.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went to Red Bud this afternoon a little while they stopped in when they went both ways.  Mr. Jake Helfrich & another fellow from Belleville were here this evening.  They each bought 2 spring chickens for .80¢ a piece.  Papa went up to work at the school from about 4:30 to until 6 o’clock.

Mr. Hill called up this evening and said there was a little chick over there that didn’t belong to them & we should come over & see it, maybe it was ours.  So Bertille went over & brought it along back, but it didn’t belong to us.


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.


Friday, May 16, 1930

Leona, Robert, Floyd were here this morning.  Leona & Bertille went to church.  Papa went to William Harbaugh to get crushing down this afternoon.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here this afternoon.  Steve Rennecker came over and got a sack of corn for his chickens for .80¢.  In the evening Papa went over to Rennecker’s a little while.  Steve planted some sweet potato plants out.  Mr. Meng said we are going to have rain tonight.


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