Thursday, May 3, 1934

Papa is 56 yrs. old today. Ed Neff has sold his filling station & tools & now he moved to St. Louis were he is employed as a mechanic. On May 12 will be another school election, appoint a new director on Rausch’s place who just resigned. Papa went to Red Bud got chick mash & cement. Mr. Rennecker brought our paper down. Eggs are 12¢. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Henry & family were all up for the birthday, cake, popcorn, beer wine were served.

Tuesday, May 1, 1934

Linus Buehler’s birthday; 13 yrs. old. Renneckers are papering dining room & kitchen. Papa got a letter from Mrs. Leohr to meet Hempe’s this afternoon, 2 o clock in Waterloo. The transfer is in the paper of Christian Bestmann & wife to Peter Reheis, $3,000. Steve Rennecker was here to borrow some planks, so he can paper. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, we all went to Waterloo, they met the Hempe Bros. at the post office. We got some free flower seed at Hamscher’s. Uncle Fred & Aunt had lunch here, went home, came back, went to Red Bud to Buehler’s. We planted 36 cabbage plants out. Papa got his watch repaired $2.50 Bersche’s.

Friday, April 27, 1934

Pap & Rose went to Belleville with some more hogs. Seen in the paper that Roy Cameron a farm hand, now near Belleville, but formerly worked for Ald. Rittmeyer was married to a girl near Belleville on last Mar. 15. at Carlye Ill. by Justice of Peace. Got $3.55, for hogs. 475 lb. they brought some beef along 12¢ lb. sure high, to what hogs are. Mr. & Mrs. Ben Heyl stopped in. Ben took a look at the hogs; but to high price for him. Mr. Ralph Collei of Waterloo, Insurance Agent, gave us a call told us his wife Manda came back to him, & also Mark he was gone 6 mon. & in 13 states; he went to Washington, first place; the girls are going to high school in St. Louis. A man here wanted a pair socks, we gave him some old ones; he was walking from Belleville, wanted to go to Red Bud, said his feet were sweating & wanted a pair dry socks. Milton Wagner, brought the beef sack, here & invited us to his Wedding dance next Sat. in Kammlers Hall. It was in the paper that Hy. Wedel Jr. was granted a divorce from his wife Leona Mueller. Prestitzle & his wife’s case was in court, too for divorce but it is dropped. Omer Schilling birthday.

Wednesday, April 25, 1934

Papa went to Red Bud got medicine & went to see Christ Buehler, to haul his lumber home from Schillings; so Ivo is hauling also pop, in there truck, he was here for dinner. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, he plowed his orchard with the mule; we all had lunch together here, Ivo hauled 3 loads, $4.00, finished up. We went to Waterloo to Pautler Park, free dance, given by the aldermen, Gus Goedell’s Orchestra music; & pretty fair crowd; nice hall. Sure some cool nights.

Tuesday, April 24, 1934

Papa & Rose went to Belleville to Streck’s with 2 hogs, got $3.70 lb. had 415 lbs. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up to work. Papa & Rosalia got load rock & sand out of the branch. We went to Red Bud this evening to get medicine to spray chicks, but Zipfel wasn’t there, he went to Evansville. Al Vonderhide baby of Red Bud died will be buried Wed. afternoon; Mrs. nee Schmidt, mail carriers sister’s child. It turned awful cold this evening. “Ginger Girls” a 3 act play will be given in Paderborn Hall by the St. Libory Dramatic Club; tonight. It froze ice this morn.

Sunday, April 22, 1934

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary called from church. We all went there for dinner & supper. It rained this morning early; then turned out to be a nice day. Nic Loehr was here & also at Henry’s but found no one at home, he wants to buy a horse. We got another business letter from Aug. Hempe. Tonight the St. John’s Church at Red Bud, given by the Dramtic [sic] Club, will give a play; 3 acts entitled “Spooky Tavern;” we went to see it, awful good, the hall was crowded, not enough seats. Songs & Au Buchon’s Band; kids tap dancing between acts. Good many people from Hecker, was down. Mr. & Mrs. Ben Heyl stop on there way home from Berkel’s funeral, at Smithon [sic], he wants to buy small pigs.

Friday, April 20, 1934

Papa & Rose, strawing the rest of the potatoes. Went out to Henrys got load wheat to feed pigs; then got one took too Red Bud got 58¢. Went to Waterloo & got 57¢, & took another load to Red Bud 58¢. W. Luhr came to look at our chicks, sick; got some medicine to spray with, & tablets for drinking water. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, made little garden. Hy. Keorber was by them all day yesterday. They were at Belleville this morn. Mr. & Mrs. Joe Sunmer barber have a little baby girl is now 3 girls. Mr. & Mrs. Clarence Olendorph had there boy christened last Sun. Jackie Otto. Mr. Lawrence Berkel of Smithon [sic] shot & killed himself last nite, he was a implement dealer; funeral Sun. his wife nee Siebert.

Tuesday, April 17, 1934

Town Election. We cleaned house down stairs, all finished now, but the basement. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stoped [sic] awhile, went down to Red Bud with wheat. 70¢ bus. Pap & Rosi went up to vote. Lester Gregson won by 12 votes & tonite Clifford came & told us that Lester has 1/8 beer in all 3 saloons, everybody should come & help themselves. We didn’t. Ha! Ha! plenty beer; real day for Hecker! Henry came this evening, awhile. Three of our little chicks died. We ate our first lettuce yesterday. We planted 20 tomato plants from A. [Aunt] Mary.

Thursday, April 12, 1934

Light frost last night, & Boy! it is cold this morning. Papa went to Red Bud got 100 lb. sack chick starting $3.00 from the hatchery. He went out, woods got load posts & hauled them up here. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up to fix her dress, was here for supper, she got dress goods in Belleville for us, & black what she is making for herself, & a spring coat. Hy. Armstutz was here a little while, to see if he could plant sugar cane on our ground. Mr. & Mrs. Reuben Kammler have a little baby girl 7½ lb. born to them at there home 500 State St. Bellville [sic] Tues. Apr. 10 it will be named Miariam Louise, Mrs. was formerly Edith Montgomery of Cypress Ill; he is teaching Fairview school, on the Belleville & Millstadt road. Eggs 13¢.

Wednesday, April 11, 1934

Papa & Willie Ganley are hauling logs. It rained a little went we came home last night, thundering & lightening, this morning we have northwind & cold. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up, brought some beef along, & we had soup for dinner, they were here & also for lunch. Frieda Buehler & girl stop in on there way home, had dinner here to – stayed till 2 ‘ o clock. Aunt Mary & Bertille went to church this morning, mass for Louise Birkner, all the children went but Willie didn’t go. Louis Birkner went. Always one of the men folks stayed with him every evening. They finished hauling logs. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went down to Dr. Pautler’s, at Red Bud. Mr. Ziebold miller of Waterloo died. George Wagner, came to borrowed automobile jack; he wants to change tires on his machine. Some real April Showers, & a pretty rainbow.