Sunday, July 30, 1933

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.

Thursday, July 27, 1933

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]

Wednesday, July 26, 1933

We all went to sale by Waterloo today but we did not get anything. Irene Neff got married today. Aunt Melissa is alful [sic] bad sick the doctor gave up hopes.

[editor's note: Believe this entry is written by Rosalia]

Wednesday, July 12, 1933

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.

Sunday, July 9, 1933

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here for chick dinner; a man here bought 4 doz. eggs @ 12¢; it rained all afternoon in showers, no ball game, the married men where to play Blue Caps. Jonny Whiteside’s little 5 yrs. old girl died, got operated on appendix, & died, the funeral will be tomorrow afternoon, & also Joe Huber, the auctioneer died & be buried tomorrow. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came & Rosalia & Berti rode along down to John Whiteside, but they didn’t have the girl at home, on account of roads, she is at Kochs undertaking parlor, so we went there to see it, looks pretty, dressed in white, her name is Dorthy, a 5 yrs. old; there where few people came in & out, while we was there, about hr. Some people wanted egg.

Tuesday, June 27, 1933

Today is 3 anniversary of Gambach bros. Steve’s Renneker birthday, also Agnes Gregson. Rosalia & Bertille went out washing at Henry’s; had lunch there. We all went out to Uncle Fred’s to help with hay had supper. Mr. Rettinghouse is pretty bad.

Saturday, June 24, 1933

Papa got crushing done this morn. Osie Neff was telling him that Bruns are all sick but one, got tyhoid [sic - thyphoid] fever. Roy Gregson of Red Bud had his machine stolen. George Schilling is going to start in threshing Mon, if it don’t rain. There is a big street dance in Chester, Ill. tonite. Miss Frances Schilling is taking her habit today & in two years [words crossed out]; Odillo Eichenseer has to take Mr. & Mrs. Joe Schilling there going to leave today. Misses Martha Schilling & Helen Kectriz left yesterday also for Indiana to take in the performance. Fr. Aydt, is going today to, to be there for tomorrow, & then go to the Worlds Fair; George Wagner & family came over this evening. A lady got 5 doz. eggs 8½¢ & selling fruit jars & bonnets.

Monday, June 12, 1933

We washed, ironed. George Wagner brought our [illegible] back this morning. Henry came up with the team, & took our Whip & got 2 loads of coal & put them in the wagon here papa used his team so long working corn; he had lunch & dinner here. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up, cut Bert’s dress out. It sure is nice & cool today, beautiful. Mr. & Mrs. Herman Goessling have a little baby girl born Fri. nite; she was Adalia Wagner, she is pretty bad sick, had Fr. Aydt out there. Stern was called out some where.

Wednesday, May 31, 1933

We washed,  ironed, Pete Watchels called there little girl Alsace, & George Lorbergs called there boy William. Ed Scheinder is making hay. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up. Marshal Schender of Smithon [sic] was here, & then him & papa went out to look at Uncle Freds horses. A man was here trying to sell electric plants. We all went out to Ed. Parker’s dance, the crowd wasn’t so large as the other time. Henry Keorber announced a dance at John Lipperts June 10 musci [sic] furnished by Riverside band. Rheinhardt played tonite. Henry Henze Sr. died between 4 & 5 o clock this evening, he has been ailing for quite awhile. Mrs. Pete Wittenauer was buried this morning at Belleville, St. Luke’s church, Green Mount cemetery.

Saturday, May 13, 1933

We had an awful wind storm last nite & rain all morn, & afternoon. Papa got crushing done, he got his hair cut. Mr. Laut is awful bad, they didn’t expect his to live till morning, he doesn’t speak any more. Mr. & Mrs. Geo. Lorberg’s have a 11 lb. baby boy born this morning, they now have 2 girls & boy. We killed a hen, boy! it sure was fat; baked mince pie, devil food & Spice cakes. It rained all afternoon; & boy! I mean it did rain & water.