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.
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Rosalia & Bertille washed today. Papa was up town this morning. This afternoon he went out in the woods. Henry & Emil were working there too.
We butchered 2 hogs today. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Emil & Henry were the butchers. They were here for dinner, & Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed for supper too. It took so long to rendered the lard. Henry & Emil left about 4 o’clock. We made some summer sausage too. Mr. Eichenseer went up to Belleville this morning & got the beef from Streck’s Shop, the driver forgot to call Eichenseer this morning, so he had to go in after it. He brought it down here, & there were 3 sausages in with the beef, so we called them up & Odillo came & got them. We had about 29-30 lbs. beef for .19¢ boneless. Ralph Wiegand was here this morning & invited us all, Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary, Henry, to come down to their place, the old house on Sunday eve. Jan. 11. It was in big letters in the paper today that Hecker State Bank shut it doors & all the directors, cashier names were mentioned. They thought the bank would open again in a few days, but it hasn’t yet. It was also in the paper that Smithton State Bank is changed to First National Bank. Miss Gladys Hull teacher of the Upper School gave a Christmas Program & quite a few people of around here were present. Mrs. Schemberger of Millstadt died, her husband was killed a year ago by “Patty Diesel.”
We all went to church this morn. Leona was here by herself this morn. because Henry & the kids have an awful cold. Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary, Uncle Adam & Emil were all here for dinner & supper today. Uncle Joe was here a little while this morning he brought a radio receiver here for Uncle Fred. This evening, Leo Wittenauer, Philip, & Wm. & Creses Freund were all here & we had a six handed game of pinochle & Oh! the fun. Bertille, Philip, Leo were partners & won every game, we played 3 games, they all left about 12 o’clock. Fr. Grootens had a sermon this morn. – on the Hecker Bank closed. There are people working study [?] all the time.
We all went out to Henry’s butchering today. When we came home we started washing. We brought our old talking machine along up & played a few pieces on it. Henry butchered 2 hogs. Emil also helped. Leona & Bertille scrubbed the kitchen floor yet, after we were through butchering, we were done about 11:30. We got a little Christmas tree and took it along home.
Papa went butchering out at Uncle Adam’s today, he was there for lunch & dinner. He had to go to George Henkel’s this morning first and get the hogs for them. We washed, ironed, baked cookies, fry in meat today. Elmer Kammler, John Braun, Willie Braun, Gus. Klotz are all butchering today. It is a right nice day, only it is a little cold. This morning they had to shoot so many times before they killed the hogs at Henkels, Emil, John, George & Papa they all shot a couple of times & finally George killed them with the last bullet, they had. Good Luck wasn’t it, I Say! Levi Gregson’s, Papa & Henry help them to butcher.
Today is Emil Brand’s birthday. Bertille baked honey cookies this morning. This afternoon we all went up in the woods. I seen in the Waterloo Times that George Wiegand of Hecker Ills., has a new Plymouth Coupe. Hugo Schroeder of St. Louis was in a accident Tuesday evening a machine collided with him on the Hard Road by Coxeyvile. Leona baked some pinwheel cookies this afternoon for Christmas. Herman Geodelle & Ray Crook had a accident too Tuesday evening. The machines were both damaged & Crook had a cut in his hand. A baby girl was born to Mr. & Mrs. Nick Meuth on Dec. 2 & a baby girl was born to Mr. & Mrs. Hy. Brinkman sponsor were Mr. & Mrs. George Welzbacher. Its name is Sylveria[?] Elizabeth it was baptized in Waterloo Sunday. In Red Bud it is reported have 30 cases of scarlet fever & it also is spreading out in the country now, the way the paper says. The Co. commissions to 3 surveys for the hard road to Hecker & sent them up to Springfield. One was the old road & thru Lord’s Corner down to Athens, & one north, & another still further north, straight east from Waterloo.
Today is Church Holiday. We all went to first mass this morning & then came home & ate breakfast & dinner. Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary & Emil were all here, after that Oscar Birkner’s family came to get the wash stand. Emil was here to see about butchering. Henry & family went to Waterloo today. We all went in to Belleville, Aunt Mary took some eggs along in & sold 3 doz. for .35¢. We bought some toys for the kids Christmas presents. The Hecker people were all mostly presented in there. Ike Napiers moved today from the Knapp place to Ed. Meng’s again, Sensel & Pannebecker Blackburn moved him back, he was only up there about 3 months. Adam Eckert’s birthday is today.
We washed & hung it in the basement this morning. Papa went to Waterloo to get his watch & get the Whippet fixed. We fried down a quart of shoulder meat this morning. Today is Frances Schilling’s birthday, she is 24 years old. We took the screens off this afternoon. This evening Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary was here, they brought us a liver & blood sausage along up. Henry & Emil were also here. Henry sold his boar pig to Ed Meng it weighted 174 lbs. & at .9¢ a lb. Eggs are .33¢ at the store.