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Thursday, Jan. 29, 1931

Papa & Uncle Fred was working at the church farm today.  Papa had dinner out at Uncle Fred’s.  This afternoon Uncle Fred brought Aunt Mary up here & then Bertille & her went to the sewing circle.  This evening he came up & got her again.  There was a man around selling articles today for the orphan children of Belleville.  Elmer Kammlers are moving there furniture out today.  Osie Neff was here this eve. on business.  Elmer Kammler came here this evening & brought the house keys over.  He said he moved because the house was to big it took too much coal.  We went over to Steve Rennecker this eve. & had 6 games of pinochle.  Papa & Rosalia won 5 games.


Thursday, Jan. 22, 1931

Rosalia went up to church this morn.  Mr. Caldwell was here & from here he went to Waterloo.  Papa & Uncle Fred went to Waterloo this afternoon.  Aunt Mary, Rosalia, Mamie went to the quilting in the new school hall.  There were 14 there.  It is just like spring today, so warm.  This evening we, & Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went out to Henry’s.  We had a six hand pinochle game, men against the ladies, the men won all 3 games.  There was a picture of 4 generations in the Sunday paper, they were Mrs. Hy Geodelle, Mrs. Adam Matzenbacher, Frieda Grohman & her baby Arlene.  There was also a picture of Lucy DeMint dancing [with] pupils.  Blanche & Rose Mary Crowe is also in it.


Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1931

We washed today.  Anna Braun was here this morning.  This afternoon Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here.  Papa & Uncle Fred went down to see Anna Braun, & then afterwords went to Waterloo.  Uncle Fred bought Anna Braun’s house & buildings in Hecker today for $3,000.00.  A note as part pay.  Uncle Fred & Papa went over to see Elmer Kammler about the rent.  It is $10.00 every month.  Papa went down to see Jos. R. Braun this evening.  And ordered his license.  Jos. Watchel & Mr. Laut are each butchering 1 hog today.  Henry told us this morning that Rose Crook “nee” McDermott was buried this morning, she was in St. Clements Hospital in Red Bud, & was pretty bad sick, she had heart trouble.  They were just married about a year.  Ben Schilling bought Phillip Braun’s property, & Henry Braun sold 2 lots where his buildings are on to Clara Braun.  Everybody’s selling & buying now.  This evening Mr. & Mrs. Steve Rennecker was here, we played 4 handed pinochle.  Steve and Bertille were partners & lost 5 games out of 6.


Saturday, Jan. 17, 1931

It is raining a little this morning.  Papa went up to see Fr. Grootens a little while & had a conversation with him.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here this morn. they stayed for dinner & then they went through Red Bud to Waterloo & then back here again, they were here for supper, after that we played a 4 handed pinochle game, 4 games were played each winning 2 games.  Fredie Fritsche was here and wanted to sell seeds for the school.  Today was election for telephone operator, Eliza Boll received it again.  Mrs. Deuker & Jake Neff had applied for it too.  Deukers had 2 votes, Neff 7 votes, Eliza 3 votes.  Today is George Boll’s birthday, Karl is sick ever since last Wednesday, he has awful high fever.


Friday, Jan. 16, 1931

Papa isn’t feeling well this morning.  Bertille got the mail.  In the Waterloo Paper it states that Mr. & Mrs. Matt Crowe have a twin boy & girl at St. Mary’s Hospital in E. St. Louis.  They now have seven children 4 boys & 3 girls.  Rosalia & Bertille went up in the woods this afternoon & got a load.  But we had to put chains on & then take them off again.  We stopped at Henry’s first.  This evening is bank meeting at the new school.  Henry & family & Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up.  The men folks went to the meeting they said there was an awful crowd there.  Fr. Grootens was the main speaker & H. M. Hill made a few remarks that Mr. Burkhardt said that he thought everybody would be paid out in full if they gave him time, about a year or so.  We played 4 handed pinochle.  Bertille & Leona, & Rosalia & Aunt Mary, we each won one game.  Then Elsie & Alfred Eckert came & wanted to sell seeds.  Aunt Mary bought a package of seed corn.  They all left about 10:30.


Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1931

It snow last night & is awful cold today.  Papa, Rosalia, Bertille went to Belleville this morning & sold 20 doz. eggs & [at?] .30¢.  We took 2 1/2 doz. of Henry’s along too.  This afternoon Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here.  Then they went to see Louise Birkner then came back here again.  Papa went up town to get the mail.  This evening Steve Rennecker came over then we played 5 games of pinochle Bertille & him were partners & we won 2 games.  Rosalia held at one time 1500 clubs Trump.


Sunday, Jan. 11, 1931

Henry & family were here for dinner today, after that we played pinochle.  Papa & Leona won against Henry & Bertille.  Angela Eichenseer was here this afternoon, then Rosalia & Angela & Papa & Bertille we won 4 games out of 5 that one we lost.  Fr. Grootens has a sermon about the bank this morning.  He said the Waterloo Bank.  Jas. Schmidt, Roy Gauer, Dr. Pintler & him were going to Springfield tomorrow & find out about it.  This evening Angela came back again then we played 2 more games of pinochle & Rosalia & Angela won both of them.  We heard today that Rosie & Mamie Meuth left Joe Meuth’s last Tues. evening, walked off & went to Waterloo.  There are a good many cars passing tonight I guessed there all going to the dance down at Wiegand’s, we were invited, but didn’t go.  It rained all day.


Friday, Jan. 9, 1931

Papa was up town this morning & also got the papers.  In the Waterloo Paper was the announcement of a free dance at Greating Hall at Coxeyville by Jacob Bien on Sun. night, the Myers Bros. music.  He is 68 years old & is selling Eddy’s Products.  This evening Ed. Neff was here & we played pinochle.  Ed & Rosalia were partners & Papa & Bertille, we won 4 games out of 5.  Ed Neff is going to be policeman in Hecker soon, the way he talks.


Thursday, Jan. 8, 1931

Papa went to church this morning & then he went down to see Jos. Braun a little while.  We washed & ironed today, baked bread.  This afternoon Mamie called up  & wanted to know if any of us were going to the quilting in the School Hall.  We didn’t know anything of it at all so Rosalia went up to Mamie’s & then they went.  There is Trustee meeting over at Elmer Kammler’s this afternoon.  This morning the ground was all covered with snow, but it is so warm today, that the snow is all most gone already.  This evening Papa went down to the telephone meeting at George Kammler’s & Rosalia & Bertille went up to Mamie’s & played pinochle.  Angela & Bertille were partners & Mamie & Rosalia, we played 2 games & each won one.  Greg. McCarthy went to a show with Ralph Wiegand.  Odillo went over to Ed. Neff’s & the 2 Schilling’s boys too, they had a game of pinochle there.  At the telephone meeting they elected the old officers again, & the next meeting will be in April at our place.


Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1931

We all went to Belleville this morning & sold $10.85 meat & $3.50 for 10 doz. eggs, we got .35¢ a doz.  Papa went up town this afternoon.  We cooked some beef soup for supper & invited Henry & family & Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary to come up, so they all were here for supper.  We played six handed pinochle, ladies against the men, two games were played & each won one.  It started snowing so they all left for home.  Aunt Mary said this evening that Oscar Birkner’s boy Leo & girl Erma were both so sick with the Winter Fever.


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