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Friday, Jan. 30, 1931

Papa went out to work on the church farm again.  This afternoon Rosalia & Bertille went out to Aunt Mary’s.  Papa came over there too with Uncle Fred.  We all had supper there.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped in this eve. before they went down to the dance at Wiegands.  The transfer of Anna Braun’s property was in the paper today.  It was in the paper about Gregory Neff & Hedwig Watchel, they were married Tues. morning at Paderborn.  Alvin Roos & Florence Meuth were also married at Paderborn this week.  The license for Elmer Quirin 21 to Lena Roth, Hecker, 22 were in the Times.


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.


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. 3, 1931

Papa got crushing done this morning.  This afternoon Papa & Rosalia went out to the woods & sawed a tree down.  They stopped at Henry’s & brought our big table along back for butchering Monday.  Tonight we all went to Uncle Fred’s & Aunt Mary’s first, Henry Birkner & family were also there & then we all went to Hy. Ronenberg birthday dance.  There was an awful crowd there.  Henry Birkner & Uncle Fred & Roy Stafenbiel furnished music.  Those from here that were there were, Parkers, Pappenbergs, Rittemeyers, Probsts, Reheis, Watchel, Skaer boy played his guitar & sang three songs, one was, The Letter Edged in Black, Will You Let Me Sleep in Your Barn.  It sure was nice.  The Evansville relatives were all there too.


Wednesday, Dec. 3, 1930

Today is Gus Geodell’s birthday.  Papa went up to the creamery this morning to find out whether they had any cinders to spare.  Uncle Fred wanted some, but they didn’t have any, then Papa & Rosalia went up in the woods.  Joe Watchel is butchering a hog today.  Johnny Reheis is his butcher.  Lloyd Rausch was here at noon & wanted to sell us some Christmas stamps but we didn’t take any.  We all went out to Henry’s this evening to get the sleigh for a scalding binch [?].  After we left they went in to Waterloo, to Mr. Geodell’s birthday.  He is 49 years old.


Friday, Nov. 21, 1930

Rosalia went to church this morning.  Papa is fixing fence.  We put clean straw in the chicken houses this afternoon.  There was a boy here this morning, he was deaf & dumb & couldn’t speak a thing.  He had a card and on there it said “he was deaf & should help him out by buying a package of needles for .25¢, so we bought one from him.  I seen in the paper that Jake Frierdichs moved into there new house on the Waterloo & Hecker road this week, & Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Payne moved into the Frierdich’s residence on Morrison Ave. Tuesday and are citizens of Waterloo now.  Mr. & Mrs. O. J. Maul moved from Waterloo to Breezy Hill Wednesday to take charge of the service station there.  A little baby girl arrived at the home of “Bill” Heubner, they now have a boy and a girl.  The two McCarthy’s boys Greg & Kevin & John Cody captured two coons & two opossums for the start of the hunting season.  Joe Watchel is building chicken house & garage on his premises.  The Orbon Stove Works in Belleville are laying quite a few men off from work at present.


Monday, Oct. 13, 1930

Today the banks are closed on account of Columbus Day yesterday.  Wm. Meister Jr. was here this morning and looked at our horses, he bought them both for $45.00.  Mr. Burkhardt was here this morning too.  Mr. Meister rode the horses home so Papa had to take his truck home.  Rosalia had to take the Whippet and get Papa.  They was up by Coxeyville.  Bertille went out to Henry’s.  She helped Leona wash this afternoon.  We washed and ironed this morning.  Henry & family were at Peter Reheis yesterday.  Frank Dudenhoeffer and wife, George Duscan, Lester Hoefner & wife, daughter Virginia, Val Adam & family, Louis Dudenhoeffer family from St. Louis & Shads from Columbia, Jake Reheis & family, Gus Geodell & family, Edwin Reheis & Emil Bestman were all there.  We found 38 eggs today.  Edwin Watchel had a accident last night, but he isn’t hurt, the machine is smashed & bent up every which way.  He hit another car & turned his over in the ditch by Grossheim’s it happened.  Rosalia took 3 doz. eggs off & got .25¢ a doz.


Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1930

It is raining again this morning.  Chas. Rausch is getting buried this afternoon in the Old Hecker cemetery, rather Stehfest cemetery.  Rosalia & Bertille started a quilt today a flat iron little patches.  The rain stopped the people from sewing wheat now.  Mrs. Peter Watchel had a sick spell again last night, but it wasn’t so bad.  We found 33 eggs today.


Monday, Sept. 22, 1930

We washed, ironed, patched today.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here this afternoon a little while, from here they went to Red Bud to Chris Buehler’s, it is their wedding anniversary.  Oliver Kammler is playing accordion over at George Wagner’s.  Ralph Ettling was here, he paid his $98.00, he still has a $100.00 to paid yet.  Peter Watchel had a accident by Grohmann’s lane up by Belleville.  He was by himself when it happened, but he didn’t get hurt so very much, because he went to work again today the way they say.


Tuesday, August 19, 1930

Papa, Rosalia are going to haul gravel in our road today.  Lester Gregson’s have a little boy since last Sat. afternoon.  They got it christened Sunday, Robert Leo.  Leo Wittenauer and a girl from Belleville stood up for it.  Ed Schneider have a little girl, they christened it Mary Frances.  Last Friday when we was in Belleville we all got weighed in the News Democrat office.  Uncle Fred was 161.  Papa was 160.  Aunt Mary was 160.  Rosalia was 153.  Bertille was 113 lbs.  Bertille was out at Henry’s this afternoon.  We had chicken for dinner and one for supper today.  Rosalia took Bobby along up this afternoon when she hauled a load of gravel.  Peter Birkner was at our place at noon.  Papa wanted to see him about making sidewalks.  He is fixing a driveway by Joe Watchel’s house.


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