Henry & family & Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were all here for dinner today. Elmer Kammler came here this afternoon & paid Uncle Fred’s his $10.00 rent for the first & last time. Phillip Freund was here for supper, then we all went to the show in the new school hall. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Henry & family came all up to see it. It sure was good. Adm. was 10 & 25¢ and 25% of what they took in went for the hall. They also sold candy 10¢ & in some boxes you get a coupon & on there you could win perfume, pillows, razor & many different articles. Aunt Mary got a waste basket. It was all over about 9:30. They are going to be at Smithton on Feb. 5 there they will also give a dance.
Papa went to Red Bud this afternoon & paid the Chev. Insurance. This evening we & Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went up to see Uncle Adam & Emil. We stopped in at Henry’s, but they weren’t at home, they were in Waterloo by Leona’s grandma, she is sick & no hope for recovery.
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.
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.
We went to Belleville this morn. & sold 5 doz. eggs for .25¢ & 12 doz. for .20¢. We got new hats today. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were there too. The way it looks like Elmer Kammlers are moving today. They are loading up things, rugs & boxes up too Gambachs place, but they wasn’t told to move by Uncle Fred & Elmer never say anything to him. Tonight is euchre in the new school hall again. Papa & Rosalia are hauling water from Henry’s cistern and are putting it in ours, with milk cans. Papa took the milk cans back to Oscar Birkners & Ronerbergs again. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this evening & then we all went to the euchre, there wasn’t many people there. Rosalia & Aunt Mary each won a prize. Rosalia had 7 points & got a hat. Aunt Mary had 8 points & got a pair of pillow cases.
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.
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.
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.
Papa got crushing done this morn. It is such a nice day too, it is warm for being Jan. Willie Ganley’s children got the measles. Paul Pour has them too. Gilbert Birkner was sent home from school the other day, he had fever. Henry was here this morning, he brought some oats up too the preist’s from Peter Reheis. There was a man from Collinsville here this morning. He wants to buy timber. Papa went up town this afternoon. Walter Weber’s of E. St. Louis have a little baby girl. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary was here this afternoon. They came up to file in their claim in the Hecker Bank. Frank Birkner’s have a little baby boy since yesterday afternoon. They are going to christened it Sun. afternoon, Roland.
Today is another spring day. It is also Mrs. Emma Eckert’s birthday. Tonight is meeting again for the farmers in the new school hall. Mr. Tillman is giving it. This evening Joe Gregson & Lester was here. Henry & family came too. Papa & Henry went to the meeting. We baked a sponge & Angel cake tonight. This afternoon Rosalia & Bertille were out at Henry’s, Leona cut Bertille’s hair. Papa went in the woods.