Wednesday, Aug. 16, 1933

Rosalia & Bertille went out to Aunt Mary’s, had lunch, dinner, lunch, sewed Aunt Mary a dress. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this evening, they got a check from Dugans & cashed it now, it says insufficient funds, but they can’t locate Caldwell. Rosalia was by Mrs. Rennecker for awhile. Canned 2 qts. tomatoes.

Friday, Aug. 4, 1933

We went out to Uncle Fred’s took a spring along out & brought one back, & also the mule. Henry called up, said one should come out, so papa & Rosalia went, she is going to stay. Mrs. Geodelle went home last nite, & Mrs. Cleveland stayed there & this morning; Robert came along back with papa. We cultivated the pumpkin patch. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up, we helped clean house, & set things straight again had lunch, there, a watermelon, but it wasn’t very good. Steve Rennecker was here awhile, we all went along home with him to see a flower, Kings of the Night, it will be opened about midnight, it is nice.

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]

Sunday, July 23, 1933

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.

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.

Thursday, June 22, 1933

We had weed out of garden & corn patch. Mrs. Rennecker came over awhile. Our telephone doesn’t ring at all. Wagners either. Henry started cutting oats today. Mamie & Pete where here awhile this evening. Hy. Staleheber came & paid Uncle Fred interest. We went to Belleville in afternoon. A man was here selling grease & stain remover, we bought  bottle 20¢, Oh boy & does it do the work, I’ll say it does.

Saturday, June 17, 1933

Papa & Rosalia hauled 2 loads of wheat yesterday, one to Waterloo got 65¢ & to Red Bud 66¢. We went to Mrs. Frank Metzgers sale bought 60¢, Leona got washing machine 10¢. George Wiegand 37 & Alma Koerber 30 are getting married at 1:30 in Smithon [sic] parsonage, Ralph Weigand & Adelia Kooerber are best, the wedding dinner will be held at Louis Koerber’s. Mr. Alois Rheinhardt St. of Paderborn, is being buried this morn, Clifford called in awhile this evening. We went over to Steve Renneckers. Melvin Wagner is 4 yrs. old today. Awful hot.

Saturday, June 3, 1933

We baked cherry pie; Leslie Siebert & Alivera Jatho are to wed this afternoon in Smithon [sic] by Rev. Hasto at 2:30, she is to wear pink silk & blue sash ribbon, the attendant will be, her sister & husband, of St. Louis. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up & we went to Bill Curran’s sale back by Tiptown. Boy! believe me it sure was some sale, 2 mules brought $405. mare & colt, $175.00 everything so high priced. 15 mon. credit, Alfred May was auctioner [sic], Vincent Walsh clerk. Curran got the job to be motor cop on Route 3, they will move to Waterloo now. Authur [sic- Arthur] Fisher is to move there. Lucille McCarthy told us today that Hoffman & Elvira Bozzay of Tiptown will get married Tues. June 6, at 3 o clock in the parsonage, & shower was given to Isabella Kalmer; Mr. & Mrs. Rennecker where over this evening, she was saying that Reuben Kammler got married today, he goes to Carbondale School, & married one from there, it must of been surprised, because Wagner’s wasn’t there.

Monday, May 29, 1933

Rosalia & Bertille went out to Henrys washed 2 weeks wash, quilts, worked garden had lunch, dinner, lunch. Laurent from Prairie Du Rocher, & papa came out to look at Henry’s cow he had to trade, didn’t make no trade though, then they went to Uncle Freds, made no trade there either, Henry bought a sheep from him yesterday for .50¢ & old one. Ed Scheinder cut our hay around here, & is going to make it on shares. There was a guy here from below Red Bud, wanted to buy horses. Mr. Philip Wuertz & Ted where here got some more hay. Mrs. Rennecker is 61 yrs. old today. Wagner & Lauts went.

Tuesday, April 18, 1933

Today is town election, Rennecker & Neff Osie are running on the Independent thicket [sic]. We washed, ironed; nice day. Papa went up to vote. Rosalia, Mrs. Rennecker, Mrs. Wagner went this afternoon. Mrs. Rennecker came to see our chickens. Papa went over to George’s, Robert Laut & Steve where also there. There was 77 votes cast at the election today. Elmer Kammler President received 60 votes, Werner Kammler Treas. 57 votes, Vic Eichenseer 50 votes, Hy. Armstutz trustsee [sic] 38, Philip Jatho 34, Osie Neff 37, Rennecker Steve 31 Jatho & Rennecker lost Neff won.