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.
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Henry & family were here all day today. Henry finished plowing this evening. Emil was here this afternoon. We baked molasses cookies today. There was a man here this evening, he wanted to buy eggs, but we told him we didn’t have any. Eggs are .29¢ at the store. Rosalia & Bertille went up to Mamie’s & Angela & then we all went down to the public School House for a Literary Meeting. Speakers were: H. M. Hill, Wm. Wiegand, Greg. McCarthy. Mr. Wiegand spoke on prohibition and ruination of the country. Mr. Hill spoke of Art and Mr. McCarthy spoke of Nature. Mr. Hill also sang a song & played the violin with it, a war time song. Today is Annie Reheis Birthday.
Today is Jake Reheis’s wife’s birthday. They are going to celebrate by having a dance in Breezy’s Hill. Today Gambach is to start his sale. This evening Rosalia and Bertille went up & took Mamie along & then we went to the Republican meeting in the church hall, or in the new school hall. Archie Weihl & A.C. Bollinger, A.H. Friedichs & Meader from Columbia were the main speakers & Luis Weihl was chairman. Free sandwiches and soda water were had & gumo (?) for the ladies from Casey Leep, blotters from Louis H. Zimmer.
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.
Today the teacher’s have institute in Monroe Co. Papa went over to Steve Rennecker’s awhile last evening. Rosalia & Bertille went to church this morning. Mr. Feldmeier was here this afternoon and looked at our horses. But he didn’t want them. Papa went to Belleville this afternoon. I seen in the paper that Mrs. Alfred Stahl was ill & Miss Luella Pfeiffer is working there. Last Sat. Eichenseer’s has a new roof put on the barn. Jacob Helfrich did the work. Mr. & Mrs. George Wagner and family spent last Sunday at Forest Park in St. Louis. George Gambach will sell out and retire from merchandise business. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here this evening, they brought a watermelon along, we ate it, it tasted good. Bertille took 6 doz. eggs off and got .23¢ a dozen.
Papa went up town and got Vic. Eichenseer to put a new valve in the tank in the basement so now it works again. Then Papa took him back again. Rosalia & Papa went out to Henry’s to get a load of wheat. After dinner he took the wheat down to Red Bud, then it went out to B. W. Weld’s sale 3 miles south of Waterloo on the hard road, his son was doing the farming & he is a plumber. Harry Kammler is having a dance tonight. One of our Rhode Island Reds laid one egg today. Papa bought some chicken coops at the sale. There sure was a crowd in Hecker at the dance the streets were all lined up with cars.
Rosalia & Bertille had house cleaning upstairs today. Washed curtains. There was a man here this morning wanted to know if we had any wells or cisterns to clean. We sent him off. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here this morning. He wanted to get some jack to raise the house a little. Aunt Mary said there was just such an awful crowd down at Wiegands, they took up collection .25¢ a piece. They took in $9.00 and some cents. Bill Herzog, Lawrence Schultz and another fellow, furnished music. Ted Eichenseer’s were cooking apple butter today. Rosalia took 5 doz. eggs to the store & got .25¢ a doz. I noticed in the paper in Hecker news that, Adam Eisenhaver and H.M. Hill were called into probate court at Belleville Sat. to testify as witnesses to the last will of Benhardt Buss. George Gambach dug a new well on his premises. There is about 5 or 6 ft. of water in it. A St. Louis baseball team arrived here Sunday & showed Hecker boys how to play ball by defeating them with a score of 7 to 2. Hurrah! for St. Louis. Charles Boll is the oldest man in Hecker. He celebrated his 82 birthday last Sunday. Mr. & Mrs. Roy Kunz are the happy parents of a baby boy born to them last Tuesday, Sept. 9. She was formerly before marriage, Miss Marie Rausch of Hecker, Ill. They now live at Smithton. Clifford Sthaleber [Stahlebher] was over a little while this evening.
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.
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.