Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1937

Bert washed, ironed. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came they had dinner & supper here, him & pop went to Waterloo on business. Uncle Fred & Aunt went to see Louis Birkner this afternoon; he is pretty sick, has flu, fever. Henry & Leona went to Belleville, took calf in got 9½ – they are 10½ on the radio. Billy [aka Willis] stayed here, came back all had dinner here. Some fellows here from Red Bud looked at horses. We all went to euchre in School hall tonite, we got nothing. Uncle got picture of a bird, & A. Mary a lamp; big crowd, from all over Waterloo, Red Bud, Athens, Paderborn; nice evening, cold. Mrs. Hepp died at Wm Wiegands, her daughter; will buried about Sat. at Round Prairie; she was pretty old to.

Thursday, July 25, 1935

Rose & Berti went to Red Bud got things, flour mash & fruit jars 2 doz. 75¢ ap. Canned peaches all day, 17 qts. Henry & family came, kids stayed here & they went to Belleville, had lunch here. Rain today again, this evening, every day so far this week it rained; heavy at Belleville & Athens. Mascoutah had a terrible storm the other day, no decent tree left any more, some were saying. Harold Wagner had a automobile accident Sun. night at Athens some one ran into him, without lights, machine is being repaired at Smithon [sic] garage. We went over to Renneckers awhile.

Friday, March 1, 1935

Pap went out to Henkels farmed clover seed. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came we, went along with them to Athens see the quilt show; so many nice quilts, 166; prizes will be given tomorrow night last chance; all different kinds, priced, plain, stitched, appiqud [sic – appliqued] old. We all went to Columbia & Waterloo this afternoon, we got wall paper for dinning [sic] room, 6 rolls for wall, 50 ft. border, & 4 ceiling, we will have some left to return; I guess; nice day; little windy; We seen some people are busy making garden already, on way to Columbia.

Monday, June 4, 1934

Christ Buehler’s stopped in yesterday & brought Rose’veil back again, Irene used it. We washed, ironed, & awful hot again today. Hugo Probst got our car took it to his garage, to fix up. Henry Birkner’s birthday. Mrs. Karl Boll’s Henry came to cut hay this afternoon, didn’t cut much, it rained, he had lunch here. It rained way more in Athens & around then it did here. Eggs 11¢. Cowboy Jack gave a dance in Kammler’s Hall last nite. 3 couples there, gave it up & went back to St. Louis again, we heard, never will come out to Hecker to give a dance again.

Friday, July 3, 1931

There sure was a pretty rainbow in the west this morning.  Wilma Birkner was here & brought a pattern.  We had a nice shower rain this afternoon.  I seen in the paper Red Finnerty died, he was the mail carrier at Burksville.  It was a pretty lucky day last Sun, for the Hecker Baseball Teams, Athen’s & the fist [sic] team played 3 to 4 in favor or Hecker, the second team played Round Prarie [sic], 3 to 1 in favor of Hecker.  There where 2 young chickens killed on the hard road today.

Friday, Dec. 12, 1930

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.