We went to Red Bud, the Catholic will have pinic [sic] & chicken supper, Aug. 8. Hecker ball team played Douglas last Sun. here & won 7 to 5, & today are playing up at Belleville, & lost 24 to 2. Mrs. Cleveland’s is celebrating her birthday today, her mother came along back with here from Centralia. Ruth Braun was here selling chances for the pinic here in Hecker on Aug. 12; we took one. Mr. & Mrs. Rennecker came over awhile, till they got company. Katie came. It sure rained nice here; some places they can thresh like by Pour’s.
We all went out to Henry’s threshing, but it rained before they got started, & rain all day, so a few where there for morning lunch, & the rest went home. We where there for lunch & dinner, then went home, & what a time! stuck here & there, had to push nearly all the way across the hills. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came to Hecker first, planted beans, pickles & etc, then went home. Harry Kammler is giving a dance to nite, but not much doing, Dixie Blue Bloys mussic [sic], it is still raining. We cut in about 1 gal kraut; what we took along out to Leona’s & back.
Rosalia, Bertille, Mamie, Pete went down to the ball game this afternoon Kochs bakeries playing Hecker, 14 to 0 in favor of Belleville, they just played about half, it was to hot. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up for supper, & evening. It got cooler tonite.
Scheiders are threshing, they finished last nite at the house & moved up here right away this morning, & started threshing 267 bus. altogether, we got 69 bus. they had them for lunch, so they ate here in the dining room. Mrs. Scheinder & Eunice, Carol Papenberg, Cecelia Parker, we had lunch with them. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up to help to; had dinner & then went to Christ Buehler’s this afternoon, threshing there. Seen in the Waterloo paper, that Mr. & Mrs. Ambrose Doyle have a baby boy & also Mr. & Mrs. Al. Crook first born. Louis Goessling & family, are back again from Nashville, & working on Hecker road now.
We washed, ironed. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came & rode along with us to a sale. Shields by Burksville, everything went cheap, implements all $45.00; cows $5 a piece, horses $303 & 3 mules $30; we went through Red Bud home & brought 100 lbs. flour along from F. Buehler. Bertille took the eggs up 9¢ today. Mr. & Mrs. Joe Schilling & Odillo just came back from there trip to Indiana, Odil says everything is so nice there. Frances took the habit on Sun, her name is Sister Edmundina; he seen S. Eith & Achatia, & several others that he knew, 814 miles trip; they left Indiana at quarter after 9, & got to Hecker about quarter to 9. Maniers slot machines got stolen Sat. night, money & all. It was in the paper the surprise marriage of Lela Deucker to Cyrus Holcomb of Freeburg, where wed at Collinsville in the Lutheran church, on May 21, Miss Ethel Dueker & friend where best.
The St. Marcus Church of Round Prairie are giving pinic [sic], chicken supper today. Miss Cornelia Kuhn 20 & Albert Brazelton 24 are being married at the home of the bride, George Kuhn Sr. this afternoon. Miss Emily George & Walter Miller are best. Reception will be held in eve. The Hecker ball team will play High Prairie at Hecker today & won 10 to 14. We went to Uncle Fred’s today for dinner & supper. Papa went over to Ed Meng’s looked at his colts & mule.
Today is band concert in Smithon [sic], & the News Democrat Corres. was to have there pinic [sic] at Daab’s ClubHouse but was given up now on account of the concert. there is pinic [sic] & cold supper here, given by the Evangical [sic] church; we went down awhile, watch the ball game between Red Bud & Hecker, the latter won 5 to 3; there wasn’t much doing at the pinic [sic] in the afternoon, everybody was at Smithon [sic]; at the band concert; the Koehler’s Orch. furnished music for the pinic [sic], Casper Koehler, Rahn, Cowell, Auelibou, are in the band. Uncle Fred won the quilt that was raffled, & a dandy. Bertille got pair pillow cases at playing bluey. Ed Schilling was published for 3 times & wedding will be Wed. morn. 8 o’clock at Red Bud dance at Oak Grove in the evening. Mamine Mueth & Bess Hillmer where published 1st time in Waterloo.
We went to Red Bud, & to Ratz’s looked at a horse. Henry & family where up for dinner, & supper. Papa, Henry & boys went to Prairie Du Rocher to looked at horse & colt. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went down to the bridge, & from there came here, had supper, then went home came back again & went to the play in St. Augustine’s Hall school children, gave one Adm. 35¢. We went over to Wagner’s awhile, Rob & Olive Laut came too. Ed Schilling & Mary Furnace where published for the first time in Red Bud, & Waterloo. Miss Frieda Keim, Pete Keim’s daughter & Oscar Jatho, ran of to Belleville & where married last Thurs. afternoon by the squire, he had been going to instructions. Hecker ball team played Floraville at Hecker & won 23 to 3 in favor of Hecker, they won every game so far this season.
We washed, ironed, washed dresses & curtains. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here. Emil came up to Hecker with buggy & horses came here awhile, paid papa 50¢ wood sawing. We planted flowers out. Eggs are 8¢. Uncle Fred got a new blade put in his lawn mower at Bill Fritsche’s. The Belleville Rendering Co. was out last Sat. & got 2 dead horses, Barney Kaiser’s & John Krehers.
Raining all morning, nothing but rain. The baseball team went over & played with New Athens yesterday. Hecker won with score 19 to 1. Bertille went up town mailed a letter to Cresces. We went to Waterloo this afternoon took our eggs in got 11¢ doz., got some repair done on Chev, for 20¢ at Schrieber’s. Papa took eggs up to Hecker this evening; got 10¢. George Wagner & family where here this evening.