Rosalia & Bertille, Leona & the kids all went to church. Then Papa, Rosalia, & Bertille went to Belleville with 26 doz. eggs sold 12 doz. for 15¢ & the rest for 20¢. This eve. is meeting for the farmers again in the school hall. Papa is hauling wood this afternoon. He helped Henry fix fence yesterday afternoon. John McCarthy died & will be buried tomorrow. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this evening. Then we all went over to see there house across the street. Henry & family came too this eve. Henry went to the meeting. Jac. Neff was here this evening & wanted to see Uncle Fred for buying some seed potatoes from him. This afternoon Bertille washed the Chev. & Rosalia spaded a piece in the garden & sewed some lettuce seed. Some people up by Belleville were planting potatoes today already.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here this morning. Papa went up to see Fr. Grootens. Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary came back again this afternoon, they went down to Red Bud. They stopped in here going both ways. This evening we went out there to see them. Oscar Birkner came there too. He brought 2 roosters there for us.