Papa went out to Henry’s this morning & got the team & then hauled posts. He brought the little colt along up to Hecker too. Afterwards he went over to Ed Meng’s a little while, then went back out to Henry’s again. Mr. John Armbruster & son Raymond were here this morning & looked at our leghorns chicks that we have for sale, but he heard that we just wanted to sell the pullets. So he said he would talk to his wife about it first and would let us know later. Yesterday was Uncle Pete & Aunt Lizzie Reheis wedding anniversary. They are married 36 years. Last Sunday the Hecker baseball team played up & with Floraville & Hecker won. Rosalia got the mail & took 2 doz. eggs to the store, got .18¢ a dozen. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went to Red Bud this afternoon a little while they stopped in when they went both ways. Mr. Jake Helfrich & another fellow from Belleville were here this evening. They each bought 2 spring chickens for .80¢ a piece. Papa went up to work at the school from about 4:30 to until 6 o’clock.
Mr. Hill called up this evening and said there was a little chick over there that didn’t belong to them & we should come over & see it, maybe it was ours. So Bertille went over & brought it along back, but it didn’t belong to us.
Papa went up to work at the school this morning a little while. Bertille went up and called him to help Henry make hay, so Papa and Rosalia went out there all day. Bertille is baking bread. Today is Marcella Ettling’s birthday, but the way I heard they are going to celebrate it Saturday night. Last Friday on Decoration Day, the Hecker baseball players played with Waterloo, but Hecker lost for the first time this season. Sunday they played with Red Bud and Hecker lost again. That is the second time for Hecker. Papa and Rosalia came home right after dinner & then Rosalia & Bertille drove out there , we took all of our quilts along & washed them in that new motor washing machine. It sure did go nice. In the evening Papa, Rosalia, & Bertille drove out to Aunt Mary’s and Uncle Fred & when we got there they was just getting ready for the birthday. Today is Henry Birkner’s birthday. He is 27 years old. So we didn’t stay very long out at Uncle Fred’s. Clifford Stahlheber was here a little while this evening. He came to tell us that Mrs. Ettling told him that there is going to be a dance Sat. night at their place. They are going to celebrate Marcella’s birthday & we should also tell Uncle Fred’s, so we did but they had an invitation for Ronnenbergs on Saturday night and Mrs. Ronnenberg told them to tell us, so we [have] an invitation for 2 places Sat. nite. Henry & family went to Dan Geodells to nite to practice music for Sat. nite, they have to play at Chas. Sensel’s barn dance.
Today is a busy day. The St. Augustine’s parish of Hecker is going to have a picnic this afternoon. Papa & Rosalia went out to Uncle Fred’s to help kill the chickens to get everything ready. We took 3 spring chickens, 2 loafs bread, can peas, lettuce, dressing, 2 cakes, 2 glasses jelly for the picnic. Uncle Fred and Aunt Mary were here for dinner we had chicken soup. Papa & Uncle Fred was up in the weenie stand. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed at our house all night. They had breakfast, dinner and lunch with us the next day Sunday.
Rosalia & Bertille washed, ironed, patched & baked cookies today. Leona, Robert, Floyd were up this morning. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this evening. They got a letter today from Henry Keorber to come to a basket picnic Sunday at Rittemeyer’s woods. Tonight there is a Public dance at Nick Schaefers barn. There was a man at our house this afternoon, by the name of Mr. Sparks. He sell the Wayne Feed but Papa wasn’t at home. He was out at Henry’s with a guy from Belleville that wanted to buy a mule or the mare. But he didn’t buy neither one. Uncle Fred and Papa went up to the creamery this evening to see if they could get some cinders. But they couldn’t have none right now, but maybe later on. Aunt Mary was saying Bertha Wolf could die anytime now. She got operated on for appendicitis and now she is awful bad sick. They phoned and left Mrs. Jatho at Hecker. I have noticed Edgar Herzog from New Athens and Miss Luetta Fanke of Lenzburg have their marriage license in the paper today. He is 19 years old and she is 18 years old. They go out playing music together. They play the accordions.
Today the Bishop comes to Hecker to confirm 37 children. Bertille went up to church at 6:30 this morning. Henry, Leona, Mrs. Jake Geodelle were at church too. Robert, Floyd was here at our house. They all had breakfast here. At 9 o’clock we went to church again the Bishop came. The people were to meet the Bishop at Philip Cortner’s place. There were quite a few went out with their machine all decorated. Leona got confirmed today. Mrs. Jake Geodelle was Sponsor. There were 14 priests there with the Bishop. Papa & Rosalia went to Belleville this afternoon. Eggs are .17¢. There is going to be a dance at Rapp’s tonight, but we got no invitation so we won’t go. Miss Bertha Wolf of Belleville is in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital is under surgical attention. She lives at 414 East Mckinley Street. Papa & Bertille went out to Henry’s this evening. Bertille took her first automobile lesson.
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.
Papa, Rosalia are painting the chicken houses this morning. Mr. Theodore Klinkhardt of St. Louis was here a little while this morning. He is Mrs. Pour’s father. This afternoon Papa, Rosalia, Bertille, Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary went to George Heyl’s funeral. It sure was a large one. Quernheim undertaker. They have a new hearse. The funeral was so large that when the hearse was was driving in at the Round Prairie Church, there were still machines leaving the house yet. People from all over, St. Louis, Red Bud, Waterloo, Hecker. Mr. Heyl belonged to the Horse Prairie fire insurance co. He was killed accidentally. There were over 100 machines at the house and about 100 at the cemetery before the funeral cortege every came.
Today is Gregory Ganley’s birthday. Lena Meng was over a little while this morning and told Rosalia to get some buttons for her dress. Uncle Fred and Aunt Mary had lunch with us this afternoon.
Today is Uncle Adam’s birthday. He is going to be 81 years old. It is raining again a little this morning. Rosalia went out to Uncle Fred’s this morning and brought Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary along back with her. They were here for dinner & two lunches. Henry & family were all here too for dinner and two lunches. Papa, Uncle Fred, Henry, dug up the sewer this morning. It was blocked up but it didn’t come through yet, so they will have to work another day if they didn’t get finished today. Mr. Hill was over a little while. Rosalia took 4 doz. eggs to the store & got .19¢ a dozen.
Mr. George Heyl got killed this afternoon. The way we heard Mr. George Heyl had been to the stockyards and when he was coming home he got killed between Smithton and Hecker in that creek bottom by Grohman’s. He ran out of gas and went to the neighbor’s house to get some, when coming back a machine struck him and killed him. There is so many tales out, that you don’t know which was the right. Henry Gambach found him laying on the road when he came back from St. Louis.
It is raining this morning. Today is Dorothy Napier’s birthday. She is going to be 12 years old. Papa went to New Athens this morning and got some tilining. This afternoon he went to Waterloo to get the Whippet repaired. He got the chive greased last Saturday. Joe Meuth was here this morning on business. Yesterday the Hecker and Smithton ball players played together. Hecker won. Calvin Mcarthy got hurt. Papa, Rosalia, Bertille went out to Aunt Mary’s this evening a little while.
We washed today. Leona, Robert, Floyd came up this morning to get the milk check. Lena Meng stopped in here tonite and told Rosalia to come over tomorrow evening to try her dress on. It is awful windy at present. We found 31 eggs today. Papa was up at Hecker at the election, it was town election.