We washed for Aunt Mary this morning. Papa went home and he came back again for dinner. After dinner Papa and Rosalia went home. Papa had to help fix up the stands & Rosalia had to help scrub the hall for the picnic. In the evening they came back again. There were so many people there that evening. Christ Buehler’s family, Willie Birkner’s family, Louis Birkner, Fred Armstutz & wife & Miss Mary Wagner, Father Grootens, Joe Braun, Frank Birkner & wife & all of us were there. We stayed all night.
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Today is Henry’s birthday. He is to be 26 years old. It is also their second Wedding Anniversary. Papa went to Waterloo this morning and this afternoon to the sale at Burksville and one at Ruma. Tonight there is a dance at Adam Braun’s barn, Broad Hollow Grange. There are quite a few. Papa, Rosalia, Bertille, Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary were all at Henry’s this evening. The only ones that were there. We had cake and beer. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went to the show. They said it was pretty good.
Today all the Ladies of the Parish have to clean the church for confirmation. Wednesday, the Bishop is coming. Leona, Robert, Floyd were here this morning. Leona & Bertille went to church. Rosalia helped to scrub the church this morning. Bertille went up to practice singing for Wednesday. Father Grooten called up this morning and wanted to know if he could use the Whippet. Papa said “yes.” So he came down and Johnny was here too. Papa went along with him to Chester. He said he wanted to get some rock for the school house. So Papa went with Father too, so I guess he will see Chester for the first time. Rosalia & Bertille went up to Eichenseer’s and got Mamie and then we went to Joseph Braun’s & took our pillow slips back for the picnic. There was a Jefferson Club meeting in Hecker tonight, at Griffin’s Hall. In Kammler’s Hall the boys were tearing the stage out ready for the dance Saturday night.
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.
It is raining this morning. Rosalia went up to church this morning . After church she was going to clean the church (and) Aunt Mary’s place. But there was no one else there that was supposed to help. So she came back home & went up in half hour again & there was no one there yet. So went she came home again, she saw Mrs. Pour going up. She stopped and told her there was no one there yet. When they are ready to clean Rosalia has to let Mrs. Pour know. She is cleaning on Mrs. Willie Braun place. Rosalia killed a chicken spring for dinner today. Mr. Ed Parker came this morning, he wanted to sell us some little chicks very reasonable. Rosalia went up to clean church this afternoon. Today is Emma Eckert’s birthday. She is going to seven years old. Tonight there are barn dances all over. Adam Braun, Nick Schaefer. Last Sunday night there was one at Rittemeyers. There was an awful crowd there. It rained all day today. Rosalia took 2 doz. eggs to the store and got .17¢ a dozen.
Today there is sale up in town, they are selling the post lamps and old lanterns and all such like. Bertille washed the machine this afternoon. Rosalia was up town & took the eggs. She got .19¢ a dozen. Rosalia & Bertille, Anna & Alvera Braun clean the church this morning. Lena Meng was over a little while this evening. She brought Rosalia her dress over. She took $2.00 to make it. There is a dance tonite at Adolph Rittemeyers barn. We heard he made 90 gals. beer for tonight. It rained this evening.
Henry was up this morning. Rosalia and Bertille washed, ironed, scrubbed the basement today. Papa worked up at the new school all day. In the evening Rosalia, Bertille, Aunt Mary went to church. Joe Grossheim’s have a new chevrolet sedan. There are a lot of trucks hauling brick for the new school from Red Bud up here. Those that hauled today were: Eichenseer’s, Roth’s, Schilling’s, Lorberg’s, Gambach, Pabst, Klein’s, Helfrich’s, Brauns. Our hens are hatching today.
Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here for dinner and supper. Uncle Fred & Papa worked up at the school building. Bill Haudrich & a sales agent were here this evening trying to sell all kinds of stuff. Rosalia & Bertille & Aunt Mary were at Louis Birkner’s a little while this evening. We looked at her garden then Haudrich and that sales agent came there. We bought a few things from him. A box of face powder, perfume, cream, lice and insect powder. Henry came up this evening, he got a letter from Bollinger in charge of Philip Braun, to pay a bill amounting to $21.90.
Rosalia was at church this morning. Bertille scrubbed upstairs. Henry Braun the census enumerator was here this morning. Papa went up to the bank this afternoon and gave Father Grootens a check for $149.00. He gave $100.00 for building of new school, $20 for masses, $27 for pew rent, $2 for brick. We saw the license in today’s paper for George Dudenhoeffer and Estelle Forester from St. Louis. The marriage license was in the Belleville News Democrat paper. We will have 5 hen hatching on the 2nd of May. We sent 6 hens on the 24 of April. Ed Kaiser is sporting a new Ford Coupe. Henry Birkner’s have a little boy. It was born about 9 o’clock this evening. They got him christened Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. George Parker were sponsors. They called him Zeno Birkner.
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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