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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We all went to first mass this morning all but Rosalia she stayed at home & took care of the kids. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this afternoon & then we all went to Belleville. Rosalia & Aunt Mary got new coats. Henry & family were in there too, but we didn’t see any of them there.
Today is Halloween. “Look out for tricks.” Papa went up to Neff and Staufenbiel to get crushing down this morning. Papa, Rosalia, and Bertille went to confession this afternoon. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here a little while before she went up to church. Ralph Wiegand was here this evening and invited us to come to the Halloween party in Kammler’s Hall. But we couldn’t go. The boys wore overalls and the girls gingham dresses. Somebody did a dirty Halloween trick at the Blackburn School.
Henry came up again this morning to plow. He was here for dinner. Mr. Hill was over this afternoon he told Papa about some brush over at the school yard, if Papa wanted to, he could have it to fill up ditches down in the field, so Papa got four loads. Rosalia & Bertille went up to church this evening.
Bertille was at church this morning. The Catholic School children didn’t have no school all this week, because the furnace isn’t fixed yet. They took Mrs. Lutz to the hospital this morning, she is in a pretty bad condition, she is swollen up so bad she can’t hardly breathe they say. Mr. Zimmer the candidate for School Superintendent was here this morning. The Monroe Co. farmers Institue is going to be held at Columbia this year. This evening the bell of the Evangelical church tolled 58 strokes for the death of Mrs. Lutz, she died at 3:30 this afternoon. They was to operate on her, but she was too weak, when they brought her to the hospital.
Today it is a year that we moved up in our new house, but we didn’t have such weather then, like it is today. Bertille was at church this morning. There were some people here this afternoon & wanted to buy some eggs, but they wanted all white ones & that we didn’t have, so from here they went down to Braun’s. We were invited to a dance out at Ettling’s tonight, it is a birthday party, but we didn’t go. Eggs are .27¢ today. Mrs. Anna Lutz is awful sick at present, she has a nervous break down. Papers were given out this evening for Gambach’s Sale. Starts Saturday. Merchandise, shoes, hardward, clothing, this is closing out sale.
We washed this morning. Henry & Leona went to Belleville & also to the coal mines & got a load of coal for the church. They left the kids here, they came back about 4 o’clock, they left at 10am this morning, but they had to wait so long to get a load of coal. Sister Several call up this morning and wanted to know if Papa would go to Red Bud this morning & get a school desk for the sister, so he did, this afternoon he went to get a load of coal for the church, but there were so many trucks waiting at the coal mine that he went over to Freeburg’s coal mine & there he got 19 bu. 70 lbs. for $1.56. Rosalia took 8 doz. eggs to the store & got .26¢. The Catholic School children didn’t have no school today, because it was to cold & the furnace isn’t fixed yet in the new school house, & it is to cold with out fire.
Bertille cleaned house this morning. We made some sweet chow-chow this afternoon & also some piccalilli. One of our white young pullets died today. Rosalia & Bertille went to church this evening. Rosary Devotion again. When we came out of church it just started pouring down raining. Tonight is also the Literary Meeting down in the Public School House. Speakers are H.M. Hill, Wm. Wiegand, Dr. Bock from Smithton & Greg McCarthy teacher.
There are shooting matches for geese and turkeys and ducks all over again today. Mrs. Threfall has one for geese. Alfred May, Wm. Reagan & a good many others. Henry and family stayed for dinner then afterwards went home. They was supposed to come back to Pete Reheis that Frank Dudenhoeffer was coming out from St. Louis. Mr. Louis Dudenhoeffer and wife and son and wife were here a little while then they went back to Reheis too. He wasn’t in this country around here for 40 years. They was at our house about a half an hour. Hecker played their last baseball game today with Floraville for this season. Hecker won 12 to 1. Rosalia and Bertille went to church, Rosary Devotion this evening. There was a man here from E. St. Louis here and wanted to buy some eggs, so we sold him 6 doz. for .27¢ a doz. Pours got the baby christened Ethel.
Harry Kammler is having a dance again tonight in the Hall. Papa went to Waterloo today. Leona & Bobby were here a little while this afternoon. There wasn’t such a crowd at Kammler’s dance tonight, any how there weren’t many cars parked down this away. We found 40 eggs today. Bertille took 3 doz. off and got .25¢ for them. Bertille went to church this afternoon.