Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here for dinner, lunch. It is rather warm again today. We went early to church, had a blow out coming home close to Chas Helfrichs, changed tires & came on. Fred Papenberg got a new chev & Oscar Birkners a used Ford, all close cars. There must be some thieves around Hecker, Hugo Probst got $10 stolen, Wagners got all the ripe & green plums stolen. Lester Gregson moved from the Gambach place to his own that he bought on East Main St. & Mr. & Mrs. Willie Gregson moved in Gambach property. We had our first roasting ears corn for dinner. The pallbearers from Aunt Lizzie where, Emil Brand, Ben Schilling, Hy Eichelman, Edwin & Willie Reheis, Fred Wiegand. The Heyl’s relatives have basket pinic [sic] at the Round Prairie Park, in honor of Mrs. Kessler from Alba. The threshing crew of Oscar Klotz’s have chicken bouilion, at Sam Krehers woods. It is in the paper that Lavern Koerber 23 & Irene Neff 21 where married at Red Bud by Rev. Stern in Catholic parsonage, Mary Havey & Paul Neff where attendats; last Wed. Roller skates & bicycle riding is the latest in Hecker at present. Mr. Rettinhouse is very bad expecting to live only couple days. We have 2 qts tomatoes canned so far, Mrs. John Reheis has 28 qts. & ain’t near finished yet.
Today Aunt Lizzie got buried, she had gray coffin & dress, it was an awful large funeral, Querheim Undertaker, went to church at 10 ‘o clock, had blessing & sermon, organ & choir, ringing bells just like other ones only no mass, priest went to the Catholic Cemetery & said prayers. Dudenhoeffers where all out, that is Frank’s, Sig, Ludwigs’ & Adams, & others from St. Louis; people from all over. We came home by Red Bud, can’t hardly travel the roads now they are jetting the fills & makes it all mud. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came here for dinner. Aunt Lizzie was buried in a vault & looked natural.
Papa & Rosalia went back to Reheis again, & Uncle Fred to, Aunt Mary stayed last nite; Bertille came along home, helped clean up to. We all went out to Reheis this evening & stayed all night, had supper & breakfast & the people that came, it was such a crowd in & out, we took our clothes along ready for funeral.
Papa went out with the Doctor to see Aunt Lizzie this morn. Aunt Mary & Uncle Fred when out this afternoon. They oiled the streets again this Morning. Aunt Lizzie she was 58 yrs. 3 mo. 19 days died at 10 mins, after 12 today, they didn’t have no priest, Aunt Mary got to late, also Jac, got to later. Mr. Rittmeyer was here selling brushes. Mrs. Rennecker came over. Henry went over to Reheis this evening; but they didn’t have her home yet, not till tomorrow.
[editor's note: Beginning of this entry is believed to have been written by Rosalia]
We were all out Aunt Marys for lunch and dinner they hitched the young mare up from there we went up to Henry and got the boar. Bertille stayed out there, and we had sometime coming home. Red Bud Laydies [sic] were hear [sic] solicting [sic] for the pinic [sic].
[editor's note: Believe this entry is written by Rosalia]
Papa & Rosalia brought the boys out & took Bertille along to Waterloo to church. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here awhile, then went to Nic Schaefers, Mrs. birthday had a party. Harry Kammler has a dance to, music by Koehler’s Orch.
Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here for dinner papa and Uncle Fred when to Red Bud.
[ed. note: Part of this entry is in a different handwriting. Believe it is written by Rosalia.]
We went to church, nice, cool day, turner pinic [sic] at Smithon [sic]. Uncle Joe was here, wanted to pay Rosalia for threshing, but neither new what they take; so he is going to wait awhile. We sold 11 doz. eggs 12¢. Mr. & Mrs. Zimmer, & Mrs. Vogel & Rose, where looking at Aunt Mary’s house, they are going to rent 3 rooms, that is the Mrs. & Rose the teacher for McQuillian School; $6.00 mo. house & garage. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here for lunch, then we all went to Turner Pinic [sic] at Smithon [sic]; this evening, cool nights here later.
This morning we all went to Henry’s again, Mrs. Geodelle & Ray where there, & Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, they started threshing about 9:30, we all had lunch, dinner, lunch, they finished there & then went to Levi Ganley’s had supper there, & threshed 8 loads over there, Leona got awful sick, she went in to Waterloo with Goedells, the night & came come tomorrow.
It is cloudy & raining this morn. again. We made little garden, planted beans, lettuce. Papa & Rosalia went out to Uncle Freds got the mule again. canned 2 qts plum & cooked jelly. The lady delivered the pottery what we ordered the other day for $1.35, it looks alright. Papa is working corn with the mule & Uncle Freds mare. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up this afternoon, for lunch & supper, he helped went down with his car to Joe Gregsons & got the rest of wheat.