Papa went out to the cemetery this morning, because they are going to start to plow it over today. But we don’t want it done to our lots. Rosalia fried down sausage this morn. There wasn’t anybody at the cemetery today. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up & then we went over to clean their place. They were here for dinner. We were just washing dinner dishes when all at once, we heard there was fire at Mrs. Deukers house. So we all ran down there & fire was a blazing, the house burned to the ground & the shed & barn would of went too if they hadn’t called the Smithton Fire Apartment [Department]. The water was to scared or’s they could have saved the house. They saved all the furniture down stairs, their clothing was all up stairs, that they couldn’t save. Mrs. Ruhl just about went wild about it. They stored all their stuff in Kammler’s Hall for the evening. They were here this afternoon & looked at Aunt Mary & Uncle Fred’s place, it suited them allright but the rent was to high. They went down to Barthel’s house, but the chimneys were condemned, so they couldn’t get in there. Deukers was going to call Harold out & then talk it over with them. Tonight they went to Walter Parrot in Red Bud. Olivia Gregson & baby was here this afternoon while Lester helped to move the furniture. This evening Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Henry & Leona & kids were all here. The kids stayed at home with Papa, & the rest of us went to the dance down at Wiegand’s House. Herzog gave it. Bill Freund & Creses took Rosalia & Bertille along there. It was a crowd there from all over. They said there was about 500 people at the fire today. Bill & Philip Freund was there too. They were working at Ganleys.
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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.
Today is longest day of the year. Rosalia took Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary home this morning. Then when she came back Papa & Rosalia went out to Henry’s to get some wire. After dinner we all took a sleep. Then we went to Waterloo. In the evening we went to the cemetery and cleaned that. It is so hot today, it is 80 in the shade.
Papa & Bertille went to church this morning. Rosalia is out at Uncle Fred’s. After church Papa & Bertille went out to Aunt Mary’s for dinner & lunch. Papa & Rosalia went to the cemetery & from there they went to Jac. Mavers he wanted to sell his horses and farm implements. Uncle Fred is feeling pretty good today. He got up this morning and he shaved himself this afternoon. In the evening we all went home and went to church. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had lots of company. Uncle Adam & Emil, Willie Birkner’s family, Adam Eckert’s family, Henry Birkner’s family, Bessie Parker, Ino Buehler.