Mrs. Alfred Stahl got buried yesterday afternoon at Smithton. She died in the hospital Friday at 6:30 in the evening. She was operated for gall stones about 4 weeks ago. Rosalia & Bertille went to Henry’s this afternoon to iron and help to work. They are sewing wheat, he wants to finish tomorrow. Mr. Hill was here this evening & collected telephone dues. We found 39 eggs today. Papa got the oil changed in the Whippet last Sat. in Waterloo, 6505 miles.
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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.
There are shooting matches for geese and turkeys and ducks all over again today. Mrs. Threfall has one for geese. Alfred May, Wm. Reagan & a good many others. Henry and family stayed for dinner then afterwards went home. They was supposed to come back to Pete Reheis that Frank Dudenhoeffer was coming out from St. Louis. Mr. Louis Dudenhoeffer and wife and son and wife were here a little while then they went back to Reheis too. He wasn’t in this country around here for 40 years. They was at our house about a half an hour. Hecker played their last baseball game today with Floraville for this season. Hecker won 12 to 1. Rosalia and Bertille went to church, Rosary Devotion this evening. There was a man here from E. St. Louis here and wanted to buy some eggs, so we sold him 6 doz. for .27¢ a doz. Pours got the baby christened Ethel.
Harry Kammler is having a dance again tonight in the Hall. Papa went to Waterloo today. Leona & Bobby were here a little while this afternoon. There wasn’t such a crowd at Kammler’s dance tonight, any how there weren’t many cars parked down this away. We found 40 eggs today. Bertille took 3 doz. off and got .25¢ for them. Bertille went to church this afternoon.
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.
Papa is hauling coal again today. They took Mrs. Louis Armstutz over to East St. Louis Hospital, last Friday afternoon. Mr. & Mrs. August Klotz have a little girl since Sat. afternoon, they now have 2 girls. Rosalia took 8 doz. eggs to the store & got .25¢ a doz. for them. The Young Men & Ladies Sodality of St. Augustine’s Parish was to meet in the new school hall tonight, but was postponed on account of rain. Papa finished hauling coal today, he has 210 bu’s. in the coal cellar now. He paid $18.90 for 210 bu’s. We found 33 eggs today. The ambulance that went through Hecker last Sunday, was that they took a man to the Red Bud Hospital, he got hurt while working by Smithton on the Gulf Pipe Line Co.
Today is shooting matches all over. Hepe Bros. at St. Joe. Hy. Eichelmann, and many other places. A ambulance went through town this morning. The St. Augustine’s Parish is to have a euchre tonight, they called over the lines for it. Papa & Rosalia each got a prize at the euchre, a dresser scarf & wall flower vase. Bertille had 4 punches. Rosalia 8 & Papa 7. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary both had 7’s. They each got a prize too. They took a watermelon & a box of sweet potatoes there for prizes. Elmer Parker got the watermelon. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this evening a little while before the euchre. Uncle Fred ate a little supper with us, we were just ready to ate when they came. There sure was a crowd at the euchre they had 25 tables. They had a electric radio victrola in the ball for music. We found 38 eggs today.
Bertille sold 3 doz eggs this afternoon and got .25¢ a doz. Mr. Charles Rausch a retired farmer now living in Belleville died suddenly this morning at about 2:30. He has four daughters all married, his wife & one brother & four sisters survive him. The funeral will be Tues. afternoon at 1 o’clock to St. Pauls Church in Belleville then to the Hecker cemetery. He lived on a farm 1 mile west of Hecker, until about 12 years ago moved to Belleville where he was living until the time of his dead. Mr. Ed Scheinder is leaving [living] on his farm.
Rosalia went to church this morning. Papa hauled 2 loads of coal this morning. They took Delbert Meuth son of Nick Meuth to the hospital one day last week, where he will be operated on appendix. Mrs. Lorberg is staying with him in the hospital. Papa hauled 5 loads of coal this afternoon. Henry called up and wanted to know if Rosalia could take Leona to Waterloo to the doctor this afternoon, so she took her in. Leona went out to get the mail yesterday afternoon & she ran back to the house & stumbled & cut a big gash in her chin down to the bone. The doctor put a piece of plaster over it to heal, if it don’t heal shut that way then she will have to get it sewed together. I seen in the Times, that Clyde Crowe & Walter Schmidt left last Tuesday for Ada Groves, Iowa to visit with Schmidts relatives. We found 3 dozen eggs today.
Rosalia went to church this morning. George Reheis brought our lime dust spreader back again. Today is Mrs. Oscar Birkner’s birthday & also chicken supper in Paderborn. Papa hauled a load of coal this morning & this afternoon took some tile to Belleville for Fr. Grootens & then he brought another load of coal along back. Rosalia took 8 doz. eggs off & got .25¢ a doz. She bought 2 1/2 yds. of table cloth for $1.65. I seen in the paper that Ike Napier moved his family & household goods to a farm by Paderborn, one of Knapp’s places last Thurs. Ike is going to work for Knapps. Mr. & Mrs. Martin Fritsche celebrated their golden Wedding last Sunday.