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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.


Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1931

Today is Mrs. Boll’s birthday.  We are going to butchered today.  The last one now.  Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary, Henry & family were all here for dinner today.  Leona when [went] to Red Bud to the dentist this afternoon.  We seen in the paper the marriage license of Alven Roos & Florence Meuth, & Gregory Neff & Hedwig Watchel all of Paderborn.  Last Sun. Lena Roth & Ed. Quirin were published for the first time in church.


Monday, Jan. 26, 1931

Rosalia was at church this morning.  Today is Aunt Mary’s birthday she is 54 years old.  We went out there this evening.  The bunch came and then they danced “what a time?!”  Lemonade and cake were served.  They left at 12 o’clock.  We got our invitation for a dance down at Wiegand’s house next Friday night, Clem Parker & Aaron Papenberg are giving it.  It sure is a heavy fog this evening.  Talk is out that Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had a farewell party tonight & Feb. 1 they are going to move to Hecker.  Adam Eckert rented the Kaiser farm east of Hecker where Joe Herzog is now living.  Christ Buehler intends to rent Mrs. Threfall’s farm.


Sunday, Jan. 25, 1931

Henry & Leona & kids were all here for dinner today.  This afternoon Philip & Bill came and we went out to Henry’s for supper.  The pews in church were rented this morning.  Today George Vonderheit of Red Bud was buried, he was a old man & used to live out by Hecker.


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, 13, 1931

Bertille was at church this morning.  Papa was up town this morning.  This afternoon him & Rosalia went out in the woods.  Henry went too.  There were 2 fellows here this afternoon from Collinsville & wanted to buy timber.  But Papa wasn’t here, so if he is interested he should send them a letter.  Rosalia made herself a apron today.


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.


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.


Friday, Jan. 2, 1931

Rosalia & Bertille went to church this morn. & Papa went out to Oscar Birkner’s.  This afternoon he went out in the woods.  Fr. Grootens & Frank Swindle were here this evening & looked at our new pigs, they said “they are sure nice.”  H.M. Hill was reporting the news to the Belleville Papers that the Hecker bank shut its doors.  I seen in the Waterloo Times that Miss Helen Keckritz & a Cowell from Red Bud had a collision & Miss Keckritz machine got on fire & was completely pushed off the road & all damaged, it happened between Red Bud & Waterloo, she & a few more friends were going to the Brickey School, when the accident happened.  I believe she has a new Whippet now.  Emmett Cowell of Red Bud, the store manager of there was fined $102 (he had no license) for buying furs of a certain kind.  Robert Basecher 19 of Red Bud & Miss Fern Gully 20 of the same place were married last week.  Dr. Fentor also of Waterloo was in a collision in E. St. Louis & Mr. & Mrs. Fenton & their niece was hurt seriously.  Henry Kessler of Hecker has just passed his 70th birthday anniversary & says he is going to withdraw from the Woodmen.


Thursday, January 1, 1931

We all went to church this morn.  Leona was here by herself this morn. because Henry & the kids have an awful cold.  Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary, Uncle Adam & Emil were all here for dinner & supper today.  Uncle Joe was here a little while this morning he brought a radio receiver here for Uncle Fred.  This evening, Leo Wittenauer, Philip, & Wm. & Creses Freund were all here & we had a six handed game of pinochle & Oh! the fun.  Bertille, Philip, Leo were partners & won every game, we played 3 games, they all left about 12 o’clock.  Fr. Grootens had a sermon this morn. – on the Hecker Bank closed.  There are people working study [?] all the time.


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