Tag Archives: St._Louis

Saturday, Dec. 27, 1930

Papa went to the sale 1/2 north of Tiptown Church, it was Mike Elonka sale.  Papa didn’t buy anything.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were there too.  Harold Wagner was here this afternoon taking orders to sell flower and garden seeds.  This evening we went out to Meuth’s.  Rose & Josie were out from St. Louis.  The rest of the girls weren’t home, they had to work.


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.


Sunday, Oct. 12, 1930

There are shooting matches for geese and turkeys and ducks all over again today.  Mrs. Threfall has one for geese.  Alfred May, Wm. Reagan & a good many others.  Henry and family stayed for dinner then afterwards went home.  They was supposed to come back to Pete Reheis that Frank Dudenhoeffer was coming out from St. Louis.  Mr. Louis Dudenhoeffer and wife and son and wife were here a little while then they went back to Reheis too.  He wasn’t in this country around here for 40 years.  They was at our house about a half an hour.  Hecker played their last baseball game today with Floraville for this season.  Hecker won 12 to 1.  Rosalia and Bertille went to church, Rosary Devotion this evening.  There was a man here from E. St. Louis here and wanted to buy some eggs, so we sold him 6 doz. for .27¢ a doz.  Pours got the baby christened Ethel.


Thursday, Oct. 9, 1930

Today is Uncle Pete Reheis birthday.  Mr. Hill has a few men working on a sewer, they are going to dig a new sewer on South Main Street.  Henry & Emil were here this afternoon, they and Papa went to Sitchefest to get a drill.  Henry bought it for $2.00.  He broke his old one that he had, so he got this one.  Henry has about 20 acres of wheat sewed now.  A St. Louis Baseball team played the Hecker team here Sunday.  Hecker won 3 to 6.  Last Wednesday they got Delbert Meuth from the hospital in St. Louis.  Rosalia & Bertille went up to Mamie Eichenseer and then all of us & Angela went to the meeting in the new school hall.  After the meeting was over, Father said to take the chairs to one side and then we could dance.  So we did.  Isadore Helfrich & Edgar Wittenauer furnished music with the accordion & we also had the victrola music to dance on.  We came home at 15:11.


Thursday, Sept. 25, 1930

Today the teacher’s have institute in Monroe Co.  Papa went over to Steve Rennecker’s awhile last evening.  Rosalia & Bertille went to church this morning.  Mr. Feldmeier was here this afternoon and looked at our horses.  But he didn’t want them.  Papa went to Belleville this afternoon.  I seen in the paper that Mrs. Alfred Stahl was ill & Miss Luella Pfeiffer is working there.  Last Sat. Eichenseer’s has a new roof put on the barn.  Jacob Helfrich did the work.  Mr. & Mrs. George Wagner and family spent last Sunday at Forest Park in St. Louis.  George Gambach will sell out and retire from merchandise business.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here this evening, they brought a watermelon along, we ate it, it tasted good.  Bertille took 6 doz. eggs off and got .23¢ a dozen.


Wednesday, Sept. 24, 1930

Rosalia & Bertille went to church this morning.  It is raining again this morning.  Papa went to Waterloo today.  Bertille mailed the letter to Chicago Mail Order.  Bertille got the mail & then we went down to see Deuker’s.  They had company from St. Louis for a little while.  Miss Mason the teacher from the upper school was also there.  We 5 played ruma and then we played bunco.


Sunday, Sept. 21, 1930

We all went to early mass this morning.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went to Floraville to the church picnic.  Mr. Carr was here from Renault, he asked the way to Bill Geodelle, to buy a team of horses.  Tonight we all went to the picture show the name of it was Rin Tin Tin.  Admission .25 and .10¢.  At Recess Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary left for the dance down at Weber’s barn.  It was a surprise party for Mrs. Weber.  Today is Jake Reheis birthday.  After the show this evening they raffled out the cards from the picnic.  The lucky winners were, Hy. Schneider from Waterloo, John Braun 2 times, Louisa Braun, Peter Kaiser, Joe Kaiser, Oscar Schmidt from Valmeyer, Fred W. Birkner he got a pair of pillow cases.  Hecker played ball with St. Louis and won 20 to 4.


Friday, Sept. 19, 1930

Rosalia & Bertille went out to Henry’s this morning.  Bertille dyed her white dress this afternoon made it a dark pink.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here this evening from here they went to Weber’s barn, Joe Gregson’s are giving a dance there.  We were invited, but didn’t go.  Bertille was up town this afternoon.  I seen in the Waterloo paper that Geo. Quibold was over in St. Louis at the Radio Exposition and we won an automobile radio and he has four children and each one received $25 a piece to put in the bank until they are 21 years of age.  He sure was lucky.  Aunt Mary brought a watermelon along and we ate it just before we went to bed.


Friday, April 25, 1930

Rosalia was at church this morning.  Bertille scrubbed upstairs.  Henry Braun the census enumerator was here this morning.  Papa went up to the bank this afternoon and gave Father Grootens a check for $149.00.  He gave $100.00 for building of new school, $20 for masses, $27 for pew rent, $2 for brick.  We saw the license in today’s paper for George Dudenhoeffer and Estelle Forester from St. Louis.  The marriage license was in the Belleville News Democrat paper.  We will have 5 hen hatching on the 2nd of May.  We sent 6 hens on the 24 of April.  Ed Kaiser is sporting a new Ford Coupe.  Henry Birkner’s have a little boy.  It was born about 9 o’clock this evening.  They got him christened Sunday.  Mr. and Mrs. George Parker were sponsors.  They called him Zeno Birkner.


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