Monday, Oct. 8, 1934

Papa baked bread. We went out to Uncle Fred’s painting had dinner. Mrs. Staufenbiel brought Aunt Mary’s basket here. Mr. Henry Wittenauer stopped wanted to buy sweet potatoes, we have none to sell so far; ours are such awful big ones. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came dug some of there’s out this evening, stayed in Hecker all night.

Sunday, Oct. 7, 1934

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed awhile had lunch. Barry May has shooting match this afternoon. The Hecker Baseball team has a dance at Manier’s tonite, Jolly Six Osc. of Red Bud, pretty fair crowd attended. We stayed home all day; had beef soup dinner. Mr. Joe Hilpert & family stopped a little while, he bought 2 doz. eggs; they were down at Sparta, he helped to build the CCC camps there. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, too take in Maniers dance; outside. Papa & Uncle Fred went out to Henry’s. Pete Birkner looked at the house, he said he would furnish everything & plastered it for $30.00, papa thought that was rather much, so he won’t let him fix it. We went to Oak Grove to a dance, musci [sic] by Chris Dorn’s Orc. Adm. 25¢; nice crowd & good time. James McCaffery 68 of Red Bud died, funeral tomorrow, 9 o’clock by Rev. Stern. Mr. Emil Frick brother of Mrs. Willie Gregson died, will be buried tomorrow afternoon at St. Louis.

Saturday, Oct. 6, 1934

Papa went down to Buehler’s got crushing done. They didn’t crush in Hecker. Clara Wagner came. Rosalia set her hair for tonite, Edwin’s wife birthday dance at Floraville. Leona brought Berti home, she went to Waterloo. We all went to Waterloo, took lard to Schulmiester 10¢ lb., then went to Columbia bought some things at Weilbacher’s cheap sale; talked to Chas. Kern about farm implements; went to see Jac Mavers, then to Red Bud home, bought liver sausage 17¢ & soup beef 12½¢. Mr. & Mrs. Willie Matzenbacher have a little boy. first born; last week. There was a accident at the creamery station yesterday, the guy that works there & Adolph Rittmeyer, cars were damaged somewhat.

Thursday, Oct. 4, 1934

Rosalia & Bertille went out to Henry’s to help clean house, washed; she isn’t feeling well, Berti stayed out all week till Sat. afternoon. Papa got the stove fixed up, Bill Fritische fixed it up again, won’t need no new one now.

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 1934

Cooked kettle soap. A man here wanted to clean cess pools. Fournie bros. here wanted to know if Uncle Fred still had his spring harrow for sale yet, they went out there. Henry & Leona came up he broke a piece on his harrow. Papa hauled wood. Henry came got the rest of the hay. We went out to Uncle Fred’s took them along to Paderborn euchre; Pap & Bert each got pillow cases, 10 points the rest got nothing had 7 points; played 14 games & dance after musci [sic] by Rheinhardt’s; nice prizes, quilt was raffled to a Smith from Waterloo; large crowd there.

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 1934

Papa & Rosalia went out & got a load wheat. Mrs. Rennecker has a boarder Ferd [Fred?] Smith. The St. Augustine Parish are having a euchre, lotto, pinochle; tonight; in the hall. We cooked kettle soap. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, we all went to the euchre, Rosalia had 8 points, she got a glass & plate, the rest of us got nothing had 7 points. Cecilia Coop won attendance prize, pillow cases. Mr. Albert Griffin was fired at the St. Louis Dairy Station here, another guy Smith got on his place. Frank Hilpert’s wedding ann. today.

Saturday, Sept. 29, 1934

Papa got crushing done. A man around selling pears 60¢ bu. We went to Belleville. Zippel brought the hog feed that was ordered. We walked up to Mamie’s but she wasn’t at home, then she came down here, & gave us a call; she was by Mrs. Staufenbiel. Odillo has a new chev, traded his old one in, coach, orange weehls [sic] tan body; got it this morning. Ed Parkers have a V8 ford, not new.

Monday, Sept. 24, 1934

Papa & Rosalia went back to Straub’s to get the heifer. There is going to be a Democrat Rally at Kammler’s Hall tonight, Judge Riess principal speaker. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Henry & family came, all went, papa took care of the kids, stayed here. All the Monroe Co. candidates, were present, Judge Riess, Urban Heyl, Brand’s, Schaefer speakers, free beer was held; after the meeting. We planted our flowers. Mrs. Rennecker came got a dress pattern. We canned 6 qts pears.

Monday, Sept. 17, 1934

We washed, ironed. Henry, Leona & Billy were up had dinner, Papa & Henry went down to School House got there corn & hog checks, Henry got a $90. check, & papa $43. & $2.40 from Ed. Pabst contract, but it is not all straightened out yet. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up, she & Berti went to see Mrs. Staufenbiel. Papa & Rosi went to Red Bud, wanted to get oil changed but it is all o.k. also wanted for all paper, but couldn’t get none; brought some home made liver sausage along all had supper here. Gus Klotz brought lime dust spreader home here again. Manier’s had a fish fry & dance Sat. night, selling fill all day yesterday 15¢; didn’t have much of a crowd. Mr. George Schilling & Ben left last Tues. for Indiana to see the sisters come back last night, Sister Brunslava, one that used to be a sister in the Hecker Schools, several years ago send a pin with them Lizzie Boll; she surely was happy about it.

Saturday, Sept. 15, 1934

Papa went up to Wm. Fritsche to get some repairs done for the grass mower. There were 3 people from St. Louis Walsh’s & Mr. Ducan [? – illegible] the latter fixing a truck at the home of J. Kraft near Waterloo, they skidded hit a passing truck, & were all three killed, Mrs. Walsh was a Kraft. Raining again this morning & colder. Alice & Lucille are visiting at Mrs. Staufenbiel’s now, then they want to go to Joe Gregson’s. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, we all went out to Al. Cleveland’s to a party; had a most wonderful time, Oh! Boy, old time & modern musci [sic], furnished by Miss Miles & her band, & Uncle Fred; Papenberg & Parker; beer & cake were served, to people from far & near.