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Sunday, Sept. 14, 1930

We all went to first mass this morning at 8 o’clock Leona and her two girl friends, Miss Ida Whitkamp, & Miss Lena Koopman.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed for lunch.  Second mass is from now until 10:15.  Henry came up for that.  He helped to move the piano from church over to the new school hall.  Next Sun. night will be the first moving picture shown in the hall.  Steve Rennecker was over a little while this evening.  It rain this afternoon from about 3 until 5:30, showers, it sure was nice & we need it too.  Robert Laut couldn’t get his machine started so Perry Klotz pulled him down the hard road a piece until it started.  George Wagner’s were up at Floraville last night.  Jake Mehrmans had a dance, it also was Bernice Mehrmans birthday.  Dan Geodell furnished mass.


Tuesday, August 26, 1930

We washed, ironed, patched today.  Today is Church Picnic at Ruma and one in Belleville.  Papa went to Red Bud this morning with a load of wheat, he got .82¢ a bu.  He took Bertille’s shoes along & got them patched for .75¢.  Henry Armstutz was here a little while this evening & told Papa if he wanted to he could cut some of the corn.  Rosalia went up to get the mail then she went over to see Mrs. Rennecker a little while.  Mr. Dehn is still the same, he is getting absent minded now.


Monday, August 18, 1930

Bertille was at church this morning.  We heard they fired John Wittenaur from the creamery in Hecker & also Steve Rennecker from the Heyl Rock quarry.  But he is going to work with Weber Quarry now.  We washed, ironed, patched this afternoon.  Henry was here a little while this afternoon.  Papa got Vic Eichenseer to come down and look at our tank in the basement this morning.  He unscrewed the valve so we could get water out of the tank.  This evening we went out to Uncle Fred’s and Aunt Mary’s a little while.  Then we came back and got some chicken and took them to the store, we had 71 lbs. spring chickens.  .22¢ a lb. $15.62.


Sunday, August 10, 1930

Today is Smithton home-coming.  It looks like rain this morning.  Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary, Henry & Leona & the kids were all here for dinner today.  After dinner we all went up to Smithton to see the parade.  It was sure nice.  We went home about 5:30.  They had such a big crowd there.  I guess in the evening it was worse yet.  It was nice & cool today.  They had a mule there that did all kinds of stunts.  This evening Steve Rennecker came over a little while & talked with us and also Nicci Rausch was here a little while.


Wednesday, August 6, 1930

Today is a sale down by Lenzburg and Marissa.  George Wagner is tearing his shed down and is going to build up a garage for his machine.  John Kammler and Reuben are doing the work.  Papa & Rosalia went out to Henry’s all day.  They took 2 chickens along for dinner.  Bertille stayed home & ironed & patched.  It was pretty hot today.  Dr. Eckert’s father died from old age & heat.  Mr. Rennecker came over on the porch with us a little while.  Jacob Erle & John Wittenaur’s machine got smashed tonight.  Wittenauer’s car was standing by Eichenseer’s when Jac. Erle came along and stopped to, he bumped into and knocked it against the tree over on the sidewalk & then back in the alley.  Erle had a scratch on the chin.  His car was pulled to Red Bud on a wrecking car.  Wittenaur’s is standing in Eichenseer’s back yard.


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.


Tuesday, July 22, 1930

Papa made a patch ready to sew turnip seed this morning.  Steve Rennecker came over to him a little while.  We planted some more pickle & beet seed this morning.  The ground goes nice working.  Papa sowed the turnip seed this evening.  Henry & family were all here this evening, they brought 3 sacks of potatoes up here.  Last Monday Valentine Fritche was hit by an automobile.  He was going towards St. Louis with a coop of chickens & other things, & not one of his chickens were alive any more.  He was thrown 20 ft. from the wagon & his horses were hurt so bad that he had to kill one of them.  He is Belleville in the hospital.  It happened on the Belleville road by Jake Buehler’s place.  His wife wasn’t along because she is in E. St. Louis paralysis.  The way we was told.  I guess we will hear more about it later on.


Monday, July 21, 1930

Bertille went to church this morning.  Papa is spreading lime dust.  Rosalia is on the sick list, too much beer last night I guess.  There was a machine, the Karr Range Co., they had a victorola in it then those big horns on top of it.  They played all kinds of pieces, “Just a Precious Little Thing Called Love.” “I Fall Down and Go Boom,” “Romana.”  Bertille took 2 doz. eggs to the store & got .18¢ a doz.  The leghorn spring are .17¢. White & Red Rocks are over 2 lbs. .21¢ and under 2 lbs. .18¢.  Yesterday the Young People’s League of Hecker had their outing in Rittenmyer’s woods by their clubhouse.  It rained awful by Peter Dehns today the way Mrs. Rennecker told Katie Klotz.  It just sprinkled a little here.  It didn’t amount to anything.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here a little while this evening, but it started to get cloudy so they went home.  They wanted to go to Adam Eckerts yet from here, but I don’t think they did.  It is Edmund Eckerts birthday.  It rained pretty hard for awhile this evening, thundered & lightning, wind.


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.


Friday, July 11, 1930

Bertille was up at the store this morning.  We heard this morning when Mr. Hill telephoned into Belleville to the News Democrat office that Henry C. Voges died last night at 1:30 a.m.  He was over heated from thrashing.  He was helping August Voges to thrash and today he was to get them.  Peter Dehn, Jr. also had a stroke frm over heated, he was out thrashing too.  Henry C. Voges was 63 years old.  Mrs. Hill is Aunt over him and August Voges is Uncle.  That is where he got over heated.  Mr. Steve Rennecker is at home today, so Papa went over a little while now.  That isn’t so that Peter Dehn Jr. got a stroke.  Old Man Dehn is pretty bad, he can’t move his legs nor his arms.


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