Sunday, May 24, 1936

Henry’s birthday 32 yrs. We went to Red Bud 6 o’clock mass. The Bishop comes there at 10:30, we didn’t go down for confirmation, there was a class of 22 children & 7 adults. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Josie Keller were here all day, dinner supper, she was out at Aunt Mary’s all nite last nite; came about 9 o clock. Omer & we went to Foster Pond to free birthday dance tonite.

Tuesday, June 5, 1934

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up to work there garden’s, had dinner & lunch here. Hugo Probst brought the chev. back, all repaired, new Con. [connector] Rod – charged $5.40, labor was $2.00, all included. Confirmation at Evansville today; seen the Bishop pass. Mrs. Wm Probst was operated for gall at Belleville Hospital.

Thursday, August 21, 1930

We had to get our chicken ready for the picnic this morning.  Bertille went to church.  Aunt Mary & Rosalia went up to see the procession of the Bishop.  Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary, Henry’s family were all here for chicken dinner.  Henry & Rosalia did the work this evening.  They had a very large crowd at the picnic.  The Smithton Band furnished music.

Wednesday, May 21, 1930

Today the Bishop comes to Hecker to confirm 37 children.  Bertille went up to church at 6:30 this morning.  Henry, Leona, Mrs. Jake Geodelle were at church too.  Robert, Floyd was here at our house.  They all had breakfast here.  At 9 o’clock we went to church again the Bishop came.  The people were to meet the Bishop at Philip Cortner’s place.  There were quite a few went out with their machine all decorated.  Leona got confirmed today.  Mrs. Jake Geodelle was Sponsor.  There were 14 priests there with the Bishop.  Papa & Rosalia went to Belleville this afternoon.  Eggs are .17¢.  There is going to be a dance at Rapp’s tonight, but we got no invitation so we won’t go.  Miss Bertha Wolf of Belleville is in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital is under surgical attention.  She lives at 414 East Mckinley Street.  Papa & Bertille went out to Henry’s this evening.  Bertille took her first automobile lesson.

Monday, May 19, 1930

Today all the Ladies of the Parish have to clean the church for confirmation.  Wednesday, the Bishop is coming.  Leona, Robert, Floyd were here this morning.  Leona & Bertille went to church.  Rosalia helped to scrub the church this morning.  Bertille went up to practice singing for Wednesday.  Father Grooten called up this morning and wanted to know if he could use the Whippet.  Papa said “yes.”  So he came down and Johnny was here too.  Papa went along with him to Chester.  He said he wanted to get some rock for the school house.  So Papa went with Father too, so I guess he will see Chester for the first time.  Rosalia & Bertille went up to Eichenseer’s and got Mamie and then we went to Joseph Braun’s & took our pillow slips back for the picnic.  There was a Jefferson Club meeting in Hecker tonight, at Griffin’s Hall.  In Kammler’s Hall the boys were tearing the stage out ready for the dance Saturday night.

Monday, March 17, 1930

Bertille took 4 dozen eggs & got .22¢.  We planted 3 rows of potatoes today.  Mrs. Rheinecker got 4 dozen eggs from us this evening for her brother, Louis Dehn.  She gave us .22¢ a dozen.  Leona & Bobby & Floyd were here this morning.  The Bishop was to come to Hecker this evening on account of complains for school.  We found 26 eggs.