Aunt Lizzie’s birthday, 59 yrs. she would be. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped a while before church. Christ Kerns second daughter was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital in E. St. Louis to be operated on appendix, but it must have bursted before they could do anything. Miss Ruth Roscow has lost her mind, she stays by Austin McDermott at present, took a walk the other night, all nite, next morning found her by Nic Mueths with McDermott’s dog in the yard; she may be taken to Alton. It rained this morning a good shower. Henry & family, Mrs. Cleveland, & Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here for supper after the funeral. Papa took care of the kids, the rest of us went. It surely was a large funeral people from all over, nice day, the church was packed, standing in the back & vestibule, largest ever held in Hecker. Fr. Aydt made a nice sermon. Willie he had to go out of church.
Raining all day. We sewed dresses. Lucille Brand is 35 yrs. Papa went uptown mailed letter to Mrs. Fritisch about corn. He went up again this afternoon.
Uncle Fred & Papa went down to Mr. Albert Gregson’s sale, didn’t get anything. Starr Auc. & Russel Gregson clerk, everything brought pretty fair price. Two fellows here from Wartburg, Dunn, bought our 3 heifers $57.50, going to get them Mon. morning; wanted to buy Jersey Bull from Henry also. We & Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went out to Roberts birthday 8 yrs. old; the only ones present had cake. Brought Mr. Cleveland & Grover along out from Hecker, they got there machine in the Ed Neffs garage, broke the head, pouring hot water in while cold, & Emil froze his radiator up, the last cold spell. Oh, Boy!
Yesterday it was so warm last nite colder & also this morn. Rosalia spaded a piece in the garden. Nearly everybody made garden yesterday, it was so nice. We went out in the woods this afternoon. George Wagner came & paid for his hog, 210 lbs. @ $4.50. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped on there way to Red Bud. Otto Horn suit agent was here. We went to Red Bud, church, then to Buehler’s, Ivo’s birthday, cake & wine was served. Henry Birkner & family where the only ones down.
We all went up in woods all day. Robert Laut ordered his hog to butcher on Thurs. We went out to Floyd’s birthday, 5 yrs. old. Aunt Mary & Uncle Fred where the only ones there. Geodell’s was out night before. Henry & Leona went to East St. Louis, got xray taken of her arm.
Went to church, rain & snowed all day; stayed at home. Angela Eichenseer’s 19 birthday. Stauefenbiel’s 2 kids got chicken pox.
We washed, ironed, nice day, little windy. Shrove Tues. today, Josie Keller’s birthday, 44 yrs. old. Mrs. Stauenfbiel is moving, Zita’s & Felicia’s furniture, storing in by Hy. Rausch; so Mr. & Mrs. Hy. Volkman will move in part of her house, at present. The Men of Augustine’s Parish will give a Pinochle & Euchre tonite in school hall. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came then Rose & Bert rode along up to the euchre, & Oh! my what a crowd; 36 tables euchre, alone, without sleepers, & pinochle. Attendance prize $1.50 worth of different articles, all 10¢ each, was won by Lee Howery. Quilt was raffled to Herbert Schmidt Red Bud, so many people from all over, Ruma Myerscough’s, Evansville, Waterloo, Red Bud, Smithon [sic], & all different places. We weren’t lucky, Uncle got a bucket, & Aunt got dougnuts [sic] : dish what she she took there; several nice prizes. Miss Keller won 2 prize 1 left them here for next euchre. Dances at quite a few places.
Bertille went to Willie Birkners, took cake up there. It was in yesterday’s paper that Mrs. Francis Eichenseer of Belleville was granted a divorce from her husband Francis, & he will have to pay $30. mo. alimony, to support her & child. Papa & Rosalia went out to Henry’s & papa went to the woods. Mrs. George Boll’s birthday today. We all went to George Wagners played 1 cards, 5 hand & 4 pinochle, Bertille had 800 kings, partner Rosalia had 100 aces, melted 10, 40 in 4 hand game; cake was served.
Pap went to Hecker. Vic Eichenseer came & fixed our pump at the straw shed. the E. W. A. roadworkers started again today, only work 15 hrs. week. Seven were fired, & 4 new ones put on, they are Chas. Helfrich, Hy. Brown, Philip Jatho, Osie Neff put on, & those fired, where Robert Laut, Hecker & 2 guys from Waterloo. Meyer’s, Hy. Emery, Bill Sensel. Rosalia went after the mail. Pierre Laut was here yesterday evening, said we could come & help quilt this afternoon; Rosalia went; Mrs. Rennecker, Mrs. George Kammler were the quilters for today. It is sun burst quilt they had lunch. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up awhile this afternoon. We had cooked cheese from Mertz store, lb. Adam Eckert’s butter; all was good. This evening we went out to Uncle Freds, Aunt Mary’s 57 birthday, cake & orangeade was served to the following: Mrs. Oscar Birkners family, Frank Birkner’s family, Christ Buehler’s family, Wm. Birkner’s family, Miss Josie Keller, Pinochle & lotto was played by the kids, got prizes; Frieda got attendance prize again. Miss Josie spent the day by Lizzie Boll’s.
Papa got crushing done. Ben Schilling brought clover seed. Geodelle the bread man stops here now. We went to Bellville [sic] this afternoon. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary & Josie were butchering by Adam Eckerts, stop in on there way home. This evening went out to Uncle Fred’s took them all along & went to Hy. Ronnenberg to Luella’s 18 yrs. old birthday, & what a time, musci [sic] was furnished by Birkner’s, & Evansville boy’s, Kaemper & Wunderlich, with guitar & violin. Beer, wine, root beer & chicken soup; it sure was good; Evansville people Jerry Kissel & his wife had a quarrel, & also his daughter & her husband, all were feeling good; lots to drink. We came home about 2:30 this morn.