They were all up for church this morning. This afternoon we went to Millstadt to hear the singers. It was Saengerfest Picnic. We met Frank Dudenhoeffer, his wife & George, Peter Reheis & Jas. Reheis, Oscar Birkners, Adam Eckerts. From Millstadt we went to the Club House, there we had chicken supper. They had a tarpaulin laid to dance on. There were a lot of people there. When we came home Henry just came out from our house. But he came back again, he wanted to know where that club house was, but they went back home again. Last Sunday the Millstadt ball team played with Hecker here. The score was 19 to 2 in favor of Hecker. Rex Rapp made a home run. Today they are playing with a St. Louis team. I seen in the paper that Henry S. Braun threshed 1800 bus. of wheat & 1500 bus. of oats.
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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.
Papa & Rosalia went up to Henry the morning to fix [the] fence. There are dances all over tonight. We have an invitation to Ronnenbergs and also have one to Ettlings, Marcella’s birthday. There is one at Chas. Sensel’s barn dance, one at Oak Grove, Renault. It rained a little this evening. Papa, Rosalia & Bertille were at Ettlings this evening. There sure were a lot of people there. Marcella got all kinds of beautiful presents. Those that were there were, Peter Reheis & family, John Reheis & family, Albert Cleveland & family, Robert Laut & family, Perry Klotz & family & Elmer Kammlers wife & Billy, August Blackburn & family, Nick Menths family, Ike Napier & family, George Boll & family. The boys were: Henry Spalt, Clifford Stallebher, Elmer & Clement Parker, Odillo Eichenseer, Henry & Ralph Wiegand, Levi Ganley, Clarence Pabst, Karl Kammler & his girl, & Alfred Kammler & his girl, Ralph Rausch, Kenneth Kemp, Milton Wagner, & a good many others from St. Louis. Cake, Beer, Lemonade were served. We came home at 12:30. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were at Ronnenbergs. There was an awful big crowd there too. Henry said it was crowded at Sensel’s too. There were way many more people at Ettling then what I have mentioned.
It rained last night. Papa went out to see Mr. Statterman the man that lives were Julius Ambruster lived. This afternoon he went up to Smithton to August Mueths place, it is getting sold this afternoon. Miss Bertha Wolf of 414 E. McKinley Street died at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. She was only 21 years old, she will be buried tomorrow afternoon. I went to Blackburn school with her. She was born March 24, 1909. The Fahey twins, Stella and Marcella of St. Louis were home Sunday and celebrated their 19th birthday anniversary. Bertille was at church this morning. Eggs are .17¢ a dozen at Eichenseer’s store. Henry & family were up this evening. Henry sold his gray mare to Schneider from Smithton, for $10.00.
Today is Uncle Adam’s birthday. He is going to be 81 years old. It is raining again a little this morning. Rosalia went out to Uncle Fred’s this morning and brought Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary along back with her. They were here for dinner & two lunches. Henry & family were all here too for dinner and two lunches. Papa, Uncle Fred, Henry, dug up the sewer this morning. It was blocked up but it didn’t come through yet, so they will have to work another day if they didn’t get finished today. Mr. Hill was over a little while. Rosalia took 4 doz. eggs to the store & got .19¢ a dozen.
Mr. George Heyl got killed this afternoon. The way we heard Mr. George Heyl had been to the stockyards and when he was coming home he got killed between Smithton and Hecker in that creek bottom by Grohman’s. He ran out of gas and went to the neighbor’s house to get some, when coming back a machine struck him and killed him. There is so many tales out, that you don’t know which was the right. Henry Gambach found him laying on the road when he came back from St. Louis.
Aunt Mary and Uncle Fred had dinner with us. Henry was up for church, then went home because they wanted to go away. After dinner we went up to church. We had lenten service. After we came down from church, the St. Louis people were here. Mr. & Mrs. Sigmund Dudenhoefer, Ellen Adams (their niece) & Frank Singer and Ervin Lensinger (?). They all had lunch here. Then we all got our picture taken, one on the front and one on the South side by the well. The men Papa, Uncle Fred and Sigmund, got a picture taken by the chicken house. In the evening, Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came back again. They brought some potatoes up to Brauns store. Mr. Jake Koch died at New Athens today. Ed Parker’s little baby girl died suddenly. We found 31 eggs today.
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We moved to Hecker Oct. 23, 1929. We had 1 week mission in St. Augustine Church from Nov. 3 till the 10. They also had one in Tiptown during that time. The Missionaries priests were Father Kneddy & Siegert in St. Augustine’s church.
Father Grootens got 16 doz. eggs on Dec. 31, 1929 at 42¢. Mrs. Margaret Hinkel & Arther Meadlock were married in St. Louis on Dec. 31, 1929.