Thursday, June 30, 1938

Pap went to Henrys. Alsace Eckert – living back in Hecker again, moved to Sparta after they were married, have a baby girl now. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary were up. Bert [Bertille] took onions out over 1 bu. for sale.

Monday, March 21, 1938

Spring begins; & beautiful hot day. 75 at 7 o’clock. Bert [Bertille] washed, ironed; pap hauled load wood home, got potatoe ground ready & we planted a small patch by straw stack, planted out onions in garden; this eve. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary & Bert [Bertille] went to Belleville this afternoon, got shoes etc. Berniece came over, said Mehrmanns couldn’t use no more eggs now. Still 15 [cents] here. Josie Keller & landlord & family stopped in this afternoon, pap was here, was also at A. [Aunt] Mary they weren’t at home, they took 13 doz. eggs, along with them.

Saturday, July 1, 1933

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up took the rest of there onions out in there garden; we helped, they sold them to Braun’s got 94¢ for 51½ lbs. New Athens have home coming today. There was a fire at Kaltwasser’s today, Spalts are threshing at Wacthel & Armstutz set there & spark flew out & started the weeds to burn, they got it out with shovels & water, Joe Wacthel got his hand burned a little. It is so awful hot again. John Reagean & family moved in John Hepps house here in town.

Monday, April 10, 1933

Rosalia & Bertille went out to help at Henrys today we planted onions 5 lb; cleaned up stairs. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where planting onions in there garden up here, they had dinner over here. It rained pretty heavy this eve. They are grading the road in front of Parker’s today; it is a real mess. We had dinner over at Henry’s. Chas. Jung stop wanted to buy hens for 8¢, we didn’t sell him none.

Wednesday, July 6, 1932

We took our onions out this morning. Papa took the saddle horse & went riding. Mr. Thed. Klinkhardt died this morning at 3 o clock in St. Louis. John & Mrs. Pour are going over this afternoon. Henry came up this afternoon & brought some potatoes up, & got some when at the station, papa got a barn full too. Clarence Wagner came down this afternoon to see the horses we shared there mares [? illegible]. To sent letters today, have to pay 3 cents postage.

Thursday, July 2, 1931

We finished digging our potatoes this morning, it was nice & cool.  Joe Schilling started thrashing his wheat today.  Ed Wittenauer’s is also thrashing wheat.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up this afternoon, they sold there onions, 90¢ a bu. they had 3 bus., sold them to Braun’s.  We got a letter from Burkhardt, receiver of Hecker Bank, a check for $9.75, paying out 15¢ [possibly mean percent] now, to everybody.  Emery Kreher’s baby died, 10 mos. old & was buried at Paderborn.  In today’s paper was that 500 people died at Chicago.  It is clouding up again, for rain, & it came.  Rosalia got some ice cream this evening, it sure was good.

Monday, March 16, 1931

Papa went out to help Henry in the woods again today, he was there for dinner.  Mr. Hill was here this morning, & told us about some pea sticks.  This week is court week, it is today for the stockholders of the Bank.  We washed, ironed, & patched.  Fr. Grootens has Lorberg, Wittenauer’s, Braun’s, trucks to haul each a load of coal for the church & school, today they coal oil heaters in the school room’s for the children.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this evening & planted their onions in the garden.  They were here for supper.  Eggs are 17¢.