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Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1930

Today is Bertille’s birthday she is 16 years old.  She went to church this morning.  Papa went out to Henry’s today.  Osie Neff is butchering a cow for him.  Papa had dinner there.  Henry wants to sell the beef.  Osie Neff was busy with some thing else today, so he couldn’t butchered the cow for Henry.  George Boll did it.  Papa brought 3 lbs. roast & some liver along home.  Henry & Rosalia went and delivered & sold some beef.  He has it almost all sold now.  Henry & family, Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Mr. & Mrs. Cleveland & son Grover & teacher Miss Klinklenberg & Emil Brand were all here celebrating Bertille’s birthday.  The men played solo all but Henry & him & ladies played pinochle.  Cake, lemonade were served.


Friday, Oct. 31, 1930

Today is Halloween.  “Look out for tricks.”  Papa went up to Neff and Staufenbiel to get crushing down this morning.  Papa, Rosalia, and Bertille went to confession this afternoon.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here a little while before she went up to church.  Ralph Wiegand was here this evening and invited us to come to the Halloween party in Kammler’s Hall.  But we couldn’t go.  The boys wore overalls and the girls gingham dresses.  Somebody did a dirty Halloween trick at the Blackburn School.


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.


Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1930

We washed bed spread today & cleaned the backyard.  Philip Meuth from Jake Neff’s place in blackjacks was here this morning, he said he didn’t want our leghorn springs, he could get them cheaper some where else.  Mike Armstutz was here this afternoon a little while talking to Papa in the field.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary was here this evening, from here they went to a dance at Fred Weber’s barn.  Annie Herzog invited them to come over, they were going to celebrate Joe Herzog’s birthday.  We found 21 eggs today.  I seen in the paper that Victor Metze, son of John Metze and Miss Florence Crook, daughter of Cora Crook of Belleville will be married soon.  Last week Leo Metze had his marriage license in the paper.  He married a Horn girl.


Friday, Sept. 5, 1930

It is raining a little this morning.  Gregory McArthy is teaching the Hecker School and he boards by Eichenseers.  I seen in the paper that there are a lot of people ailing at present, they are, Mrs. Rausch ailing of a weak heart.  Mrs. Spalt has Typhoid fever, Bill Parkinson has rehuwates [?], Peter Dehn is no better yet.  George Gambach had his well closed up with cinders.  Harry Stiffler moved in Gambach’s property.  Clarence Pabst sold his milk route and truck to Clarence Wittenauer.  Edward Neff & Mr. & Mrs. John Reheis motored to St. Louis & visited Forest Park.  The Hecker baseball team played with Waterloo, the Catholics, Sunday there and were defeated with a score of 14 to 6 & Monday they played at New Athens & was defeated by a score of 14 to 4.  William Birkner is building a garage.  Henry Armstutz is on jury at Waterloo.  Papa, Rosalia, & Bertille went to Uncle Fred’s & Aunt Mary’s this afternoon to help to cut corn.  We had lunch out there.  We brought some corn father along back.  Rosalia went and got the mail.  Tomorrow we intend to dig a well by the straw shed.  Bennet Mudd from Red Bud guessed in Waterloo Sunday that a sack of feed weighed 30.9 lbs.  He was closest to it, it weighed 30.8 lbs.  He got the 100 lb. sack of pig chow.  Mrs Threfall & John Henkel had to be on circuit court last Tuesday.  She sued John $300.00 for board.  On Sept. 1 Mon. Peter Dietz & Miss Marie Henke were married in Waterloo.  Mrs. Ralph Neff & Miss Anna Dietz were best.  Henry Eichleman marriage license was also in the paper he is 29 yrs. old & Dora Einwich is 18 yrs.  Virginia Emery of Hecker won the Normal School Scholarship.


Sunday, July 20, 1930

We all went to church this morning.  After dinner we all went out to Uncle Fred’s and Aunt Mary’s, we were there for lunch.  This evening we all went to church, after church we went out to Nick Schaefer’s to a dance.  Uncle Fred furnished the music, everything was free, cake, beer, lemonade.  Ozzie Neff also had a dance.  Henry Birkner, Henry Brand, Roy Staufenbiel furnished music.  There wasn’t many girls there the way they say.  Rosie & Mamie Mueth were there.  There was quite a crowd at Schaefer’s.  They danced in the house.  Last Sat. or yesterday there was a fire in Krebs’ and Kreher’s field.  They say in five or ten minutes longer then Emery Kreher’s house would of burned down again.


Saturday, June 14, 1930

Today is Flag day but I didn’t see very many flags floating.  Leona called this morning and wanted to know if one of us could come out there today and watch the kids, her and Henry was going to cultivate corn.  So Papa & Rosalia went out.  Papa went to Waterloo & Rosalia stayed there, she had dinner there.  Papa came home for dinner.  After dinner, Papa went to New Athens & Freeburg on business.  We have an invitation from Mrs. Cleveland to go to Weber’s barn dance, it is Mrs. Weber’s birthday.  I don’t know if we will go yet or not.  I seen posters today for Harry Kammlers dance next Saturday, the 28 of June.  I noticed in todays Belleville News Democrat that Edward Neff from 19 North Church Street was in the hospital undergoing medical attention.  And also that Miss Ester Ida Dalkert had her name analysis.  She is from Waterloo, Ill.  Miss Irene Roth analyzed it for her.  Good many people are cutting wheat already.  Steve Rennecker went out shocking for Jake Klein.  Henry & family came up this evening & brought Rosalia along back with them,  they didn’t get off of the machine because they wanted to go to Waterloo to get their machine, they had theirs in there getting it fixed up in running condition.  We stayed at home this evening.  George Wagner & Bernice, Charles, Melvin were over here this evening a little while.  He came to get a spring chicken for Sunday.  We sold him one for .75¢ a piece.  He took 1.  Afterwards Papa went along with him to see his barn.  Ralph Rausch took a motor cycle ride this evening.  The motor cop is on the road now.  I think he was on Saturday anyway.


Thursday, June 12, 1930

Papa went up to Jake Neff’s this morning and when he got there Ed was still in bed yet so after awhile Ed came down here & him & Papa went out to Henry’s & got his team & went up in the woods to haul posts.  They came back at dinner time.  Ed was here for dinner.  Papa went out in the woods this afternoon again.  Rosalia planted some beet seed, radish & beans this morning after the rain.  We washed & ironed, patched today.  There were 3 fellows here this morning that goes around demonstrating washing machines, the Maytag’s. They wanted to see Papa, but he was out at Henry’s or rather up in the woods.  This afternoon there was a man by the name of Herzog from Belleville here.  He wanted to fix up landscaping.  But we didn’t want to do it, so he left.  This evening those washing machine men came here again & then Papa was at home.  The Misses Lela & Ethel Denker & Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here this evening.


Tuesday, June 10, 1930

Bertille was at church this morning.  Papa & Rosalia are fixing gates.  Mrs. Ganley is pretty bad sick we heard.  Bertille mailed a letter to the Auto Ins. Co. for $6.32 for the Whippet Insurance.  This evening Mr. & Mrs. Albert Cleveland & son Grover were here they came to look at our little chicks.  Ed. Neff was also here a little while.


Sunday, May 18, 1930

Today is Walter Reheis’ birthday.  He is 22 years old.  Aunt Mary came up to church with Oscar Birkners.  After church, Rosalia, Papa, Bertille went out to Uncle Fred and Aunt Mary’s.  When we got there they just was ready to go fishing.  So we all went along.  Uncle Fred caught 2, Papa 1, and Bertille one.  Oscar Birkner’s wife and kids came down fishing a little while too.  Then about 4:30 we went back and ate supper.  Fish Fry .  Ha!  Ha!  All day fishing.  In the evening Rosalia and Bertille went to church.  Tonight there is a dance at Haudrich’s, a barn dance.  Nick Schaefer is going to have his Thursday night the way we hear.  The Hecker Baseball Club was playing with Floraville.  Hecker won the game.  Hecker won every game played with them so far.  This morning the children made their first Communion and also some made Solemn Communion.  Those that made their Solemn were girls: Ethel Parker, Eunice Schneider, Rita Braun, Elenora Krehrer & Bernice Neff.  Boys: Lee Gregson, Lawrence Wittenauer, Morris Braun, Willie Braun, Wilbur Wittenauer.


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