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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.


Tuesday, Nov. 4, 1930

Today is Election.  Papa went out in the woods this morning, him and Uncle Joe & Eddy Meuth cut a tree down with a bee hive in it.  Then they went up to Meuth’s again, they had a whole tub full.  So Papa called up & said Rosalia should come out & fix the honey out there so she went.  They said for half it would make about 3 or 4 gals.  Meuths are going to get half of it.  Henry is plowing here today.  Leona & the kids came up just before dinner, they were all here for dinner.  Papa had dinner out at Meuths today.  Henry and Papa went up to vote.  Bertille was at church this morning.  Rosalia was out at Meuth’s for supper.  They didn’t have enough jars to put the honey in so in the evening Papa & Bertille drove out there too & took a 2 gal. jar along.  It made about 12 gals. altogether, we got 5 1/2 gals.  John Wittenauer’s have a little girl since Sunday afternoon.


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.


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.


Friday, Sept. 5, 1930

It is raining a little this morning.  Gregory McArthy is teaching the Hecker School and he boards by Eichenseers.  I seen in the paper that there are a lot of people ailing at present, they are, Mrs. Rausch ailing of a weak heart.  Mrs. Spalt has Typhoid fever, Bill Parkinson has rehuwates [?], Peter Dehn is no better yet.  George Gambach had his well closed up with cinders.  Harry Stiffler moved in Gambach’s property.  Clarence Pabst sold his milk route and truck to Clarence Wittenauer.  Edward Neff & Mr. & Mrs. John Reheis motored to St. Louis & visited Forest Park.  The Hecker baseball team played with Waterloo, the Catholics, Sunday there and were defeated with a score of 14 to 6 & Monday they played at New Athens & was defeated by a score of 14 to 4.  William Birkner is building a garage.  Henry Armstutz is on jury at Waterloo.  Papa, Rosalia, & Bertille went to Uncle Fred’s & Aunt Mary’s this afternoon to help to cut corn.  We had lunch out there.  We brought some corn father along back.  Rosalia went and got the mail.  Tomorrow we intend to dig a well by the straw shed.  Bennet Mudd from Red Bud guessed in Waterloo Sunday that a sack of feed weighed 30.9 lbs.  He was closest to it, it weighed 30.8 lbs.  He got the 100 lb. sack of pig chow.  Mrs Threfall & John Henkel had to be on circuit court last Tuesday.  She sued John $300.00 for board.  On Sept. 1 Mon. Peter Dietz & Miss Marie Henke were married in Waterloo.  Mrs. Ralph Neff & Miss Anna Dietz were best.  Henry Eichleman marriage license was also in the paper he is 29 yrs. old & Dora Einwich is 18 yrs.  Virginia Emery of Hecker won the Normal School Scholarship.


Sunday, August 24, 1930

Hempe’s were here this morning & look at our colt & horses.  Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary were here for dinner.  We had 2 watermelons for lunch.  This afternoon Aunt Mary, Rosalia, Bertille went down to Lester Gregson’s to see the little boy.  Wittenauer’s from Belleville were also there.  Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary ate lunch, watermelons here, then they went home.  After they was at home a little while she called up & said they was going to see Henry tonight.  So we got ready and we all went out to Henry’s.  Uncle Fred had his accordion along & music was the main feature of the evening.

Clarence Wittenauer up set his car in the ditch this evening, after coming from the ball game.  But he wasn’t hurt, there was no glass broke, only the fenders & radiator hurt a little, the car was injured.  Red Bud & Hecker played ball today, Hecker won.  Willie Parkinson is very sick.  He turned back Catholic again.


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.


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.


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.


Sunday, May 18, 1930

Today is Walter Reheis’ birthday.  He is 22 years old.  Aunt Mary came up to church with Oscar Birkners.  After church, Rosalia, Papa, Bertille went out to Uncle Fred and Aunt Mary’s.  When we got there they just was ready to go fishing.  So we all went along.  Uncle Fred caught 2, Papa 1, and Bertille one.  Oscar Birkner’s wife and kids came down fishing a little while too.  Then about 4:30 we went back and ate supper.  Fish Fry .  Ha!  Ha!  All day fishing.  In the evening Rosalia and Bertille went to church.  Tonight there is a dance at Haudrich’s, a barn dance.  Nick Schaefer is going to have his Thursday night the way we hear.  The Hecker Baseball Club was playing with Floraville.  Hecker won the game.  Hecker won every game played with them so far.  This morning the children made their first Communion and also some made Solemn Communion.  Those that made their Solemn were girls: Ethel Parker, Eunice Schneider, Rita Braun, Elenora Krehrer & Bernice Neff.  Boys: Lee Gregson, Lawrence Wittenauer, Morris Braun, Willie Braun, Wilbur Wittenauer.


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