Bertille went to church this morning. It is also raining this morning again. This afternoon the Gambach brothers are getting buried in one hole side by side. Mrs. Gambach said they died together, they should stay together & be buried together. We all went to the funeral this afternoon, it was the largest ever had in Hecker. So many pretty flowers. They had 2 florist wagons to haul the flowers to the cemetery. It was an awful sad case. Mrs. George Gambach and Mrs. Henry Gambach & Mildred Stiffler, they just hollered & cried something terrible. The parents bought a big bouquet of flowers for each one. Mrs. Hy. Gambach bought one with “My Dear Husband” written on it. We all went to Freeburg this evening & got some steel posts. We saw the graves as we went by. It was just decorated all over with flowers. Their coffins cost $700. a piece. They was put in concrete vaults. They took the picture of them coffins when they was in the undertaking wagon. The Y.P.L. walked down in front of the hearsts all the way to the church. And also the pall bearers walked along side of the hearsts. The ball bearers for Henry were- Harry & Elmer Kammler, Mrs. Gambach’s brother, Louis & Fred Armstutz, & another fellow I didn’t know him. For Willard was, Henry Spalt, Henry Siegand, Werner Kammler, Kenneth Kemp, Flossie Kammler’s brother, Henry Emery.
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Papa & Rosalia went to Henry’s this morning. They had dinner out there. Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary, Bertille went to Red Bud to the school picnic. Papa went to look for dewberries, but he said “there was none there.” In the evening we all went out to Kenneth Kemp’s barn dance. Ha! Ha! We sure did have fun. Bertille was at church this morning. This evening she took eggs to the store & got .17¢ a dozen, then she went up to Eichenseer’s to see if Mamie could go along to Kemps. But she wasn’t allowed to go.
Papa & Rosalia went up to Henry the morning to fix [the] fence. There are dances all over tonight. We have an invitation to Ronnenbergs and also have one to Ettlings, Marcella’s birthday. There is one at Chas. Sensel’s barn dance, one at Oak Grove, Renault. It rained a little this evening. Papa, Rosalia & Bertille were at Ettlings this evening. There sure were a lot of people there. Marcella got all kinds of beautiful presents. Those that were there were, Peter Reheis & family, John Reheis & family, Albert Cleveland & family, Robert Laut & family, Perry Klotz & family & Elmer Kammlers wife & Billy, August Blackburn & family, Nick Menths family, Ike Napier & family, George Boll & family. The boys were: Henry Spalt, Clifford Stallebher, Elmer & Clement Parker, Odillo Eichenseer, Henry & Ralph Wiegand, Levi Ganley, Clarence Pabst, Karl Kammler & his girl, & Alfred Kammler & his girl, Ralph Rausch, Kenneth Kemp, Milton Wagner, & a good many others from St. Louis. Cake, Beer, Lemonade were served. We came home at 12:30. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were at Ronnenbergs. There was an awful big crowd there too. Henry said it was crowded at Sensel’s too. There were way many more people at Ettling then what I have mentioned.
We got our telephone connected today. Papa, Steve Rheinecker, Elmer Kummer, & Victor Eichenseer set up the pole, & connected the wire. There was a fire out at Uncle Adam’s today. Emil was burning hedge and it started to run away. He call the neighbors for help, but they didn’t answer. So Papa & Odilla Eichenseer & Kenneth Kemp, Clem Parker, Lester Gregson went out, but the wind went down, so it didn’t take long they had it out. Rosalia took 4 dozen eggs to Eichenseer’s this morning, she got .24¢. We found 23 eggs today.