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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Papa went out to work on the church farm again. This afternoon Rosalia & Bertille went out to Aunt Mary’s. Papa came over there too with Uncle Fred. We all had supper there. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped in this eve. before they went down to the dance at Wiegands. The transfer of Anna Braun’s property was in the paper today. It was in the paper about Gregory Neff & Hedwig Watchel, they were married Tues. morning at Paderborn. Alvin Roos & Florence Meuth were also married at Paderborn this week. The license for Elmer Quirin 21 to Lena Roth, Hecker, 22 were in the Times.
Rosalia was at church this morning. Today is Aunt Mary’s birthday she is 54 years old. We went out there this evening. The bunch came and then they danced “what a time?!” Lemonade and cake were served. They left at 12 o’clock. We got our invitation for a dance down at Wiegand’s house next Friday night, Clem Parker & Aaron Papenberg are giving it. It sure is a heavy fog this evening. Talk is out that Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had a farewell party tonight & Feb. 1 they are going to move to Hecker. Adam Eckert rented the Kaiser farm east of Hecker where Joe Herzog is now living. Christ Buehler intends to rent Mrs. Threfall’s farm.
Henry & family were here for dinner today, after that we played pinochle. Papa & Leona won against Henry & Bertille. Angela Eichenseer was here this afternoon, then Rosalia & Angela & Papa & Bertille we won 4 games out of 5 that one we lost. Fr. Grootens has a sermon about the bank this morning. He said the Waterloo Bank. Jas. Schmidt, Roy Gauer, Dr. Pintler & him were going to Springfield tomorrow & find out about it. This evening Angela came back again then we played 2 more games of pinochle & Rosalia & Angela won both of them. We heard today that Rosie & Mamie Meuth left Joe Meuth’s last Tues. evening, walked off & went to Waterloo. There are a good many cars passing tonight I guessed there all going to the dance down at Wiegand’s, we were invited, but didn’t go. It rained all day.
Papa went to church this morning & then he went down to see Jos. Braun a little while. We washed & ironed today, baked bread. This afternoon Mamie called up & wanted to know if any of us were going to the quilting in the School Hall. We didn’t know anything of it at all so Rosalia went up to Mamie’s & then they went. There is Trustee meeting over at Elmer Kammler’s this afternoon. This morning the ground was all covered with snow, but it is so warm today, that the snow is all most gone already. This evening Papa went down to the telephone meeting at George Kammler’s & Rosalia & Bertille went up to Mamie’s & played pinochle. Angela & Bertille were partners & Mamie & Rosalia, we played 2 games & each won one. Greg. McCarthy went to a show with Ralph Wiegand. Odillo went over to Ed. Neff’s & the 2 Schilling’s boys too, they had a game of pinochle there. At the telephone meeting they elected the old officers again, & the next meeting will be in April at our place.
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.”
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 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 & family were here all day today. Henry finished plowing this evening. Emil was here this afternoon. We baked molasses cookies today. There was a man here this evening, he wanted to buy eggs, but we told him we didn’t have any. Eggs are .29¢ at the store. Rosalia & Bertille went up to Mamie’s & Angela & then we all went down to the public School House for a Literary Meeting. Speakers were: H. M. Hill, Wm. Wiegand, Greg. McCarthy. Mr. Wiegand spoke on prohibition and ruination of the country. Mr. Hill spoke of Art and Mr. McCarthy spoke of Nature. Mr. Hill also sang a song & played the violin with it, a war time song. Today is Annie Reheis Birthday.
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.