Friday, Nov. 23, 1934

Started fire in furnace. Papa & Rosalia went out to Henry’s got wheat for crushing, Mr. & Mrs. Harold Hellmer of Waterloo, are the parents of a 7½ lb. baby girl born last Wed. The Paderborn fighters had a trial at Belleville this morning, the case was settled between themselves, Edwin Neff & Leo & Wiefred Cortner & August Schaefer & Jake Orlet, the Cortners said, they will not go to Paderborn & Neff neithers, he was employed at Evansville now. Edwin Neff struck a boy at Main St. this morning, with the car, the boy wasn’t hurt, & his name was not given.

Wednesday, Nov. 21, 1934

It rained nearly all day, getting colder. We went to the dentist, Rose got another pulled; & Boy! was it one. Mr. Adam Eishenauer, now of Belleville died yesterday afternoon, he formerly lived in Hecker, was trustee for several years. Miss Katie Koerber youngest daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Louis Koerber of Prairie Du Long, celebrated her 22 yr. birthday at her home Sun, & the engagement was also announced to Mr. John Weber, second oldest son of Willie Weber, the marriage to take place next June; the paper says.

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 1934

Uncle Fred came brought Aunt Mary up for the Ladies Convention to be held at the School Hall, with dinner 50¢ a plate & program this afternoon. Uncle Fred & papa went out to Henry’s sawed wood this afternoon. Rose & Berti went to the Dentist, Rose got 1 pulled & 1 filled Berti got 1 filled. Richert of Dupo was here this morning, engaged 2  hogs for 2 weeks & bought 2 pigs from Henry $2.00 a p. [a piece]. Mr. Edgar Wittenauer & Miss Alsace Eckert are giving a free birthday dance in Kammlers Hall tonite; rang over lines, everybody invited. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had supper here, there were so many ladies at the hall today, over 200, for dinner was served, chicken, dressing, peas, turnips, mashed potatoes, cake, cranberries on lettuce & ice cream, ice water & coffee; a big day was had; a quilt was raffled to a Lenzburg lady. We all went to the dance, nice crowd, Koehler’s Orch, in which Edgar plays drums. Rather cold again, froze ice last few nights.

Saturday, Nov. 10, 1934

Papa & Rosalia went out, got a load wheat & got it crushed. Henry & family went to Waterloo sell the rest of the beef. Our hogs were out, George Wagner told us about it. A guy around selling household articles, we didn’t buy anything; we canned 2 qts beef, made soup rest for roast, awful warm today again. Lena Meng was over wanted some beef for tomorrow, but we had none here either. Dances everywhere again tonite, at Brezzy Hill a electric radio is given as attendance prize, Moonlighters playing. Adm. 25¢. Herb. Bertram was the lucky one. Hunting season opens today.

Friday, Nov. 9, 1934

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up, took turnips & radishes out of garden. Henry was up, looking for some one to butcher his bulls. He got George Boll to do it, started this morning. Papa & Rosalia went out had dinner there. Brought 13½ lbs. along @ 12½¢ -14¢, Rosalia went along around town with him, sold nearly all he had, along.

Thursday, Nov. 8, 1934

Rose finished my dress, started hers. We had chicken soup dinner. Mr. William Rankin & painter of Waterloo, gave us a call. We went to Mr. John Dehn’s funeral at Red Bud this afternoon. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went down too; we didn’t go out to the cemetery, it got so late, till church was over; an awful large funeral; nice flowers.

Wednesday, Nov. 7, 1934

Bernice Wagner got ½ dozen eggs. Pierre Laut’s birthday. Papa went to Red Bud to get hog feed, Zipfel wasn’t there, he didn’t get none. Papa went out to Fleckenstein’s got piece iron for binder. Papa & Rosalia got load butchering wood. Sure is warm today. We cleaned chicken house. Rose & Berti went to Dr. Isselhardt this afternoon; Rose got 1 pulled; wisdom tooth; Berti got 3 tempoary [sic] filling. We went out to Uncle Fred’s this evening played pinochle, Rose had 1500 trump clubs; had cake. The Election yesterday went Democratic all over the states; Monroe Co. has all repbulician [sic] Offics in but one Al. Gaven. Democrats in state won 2 to 1. Mr. Zipfel brought 2 sacks feed this evening. Weather is beautiful.

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 1934

Election Day. We washed & ironed. Mrs. Jackel of St. Louis, Ed & Hy. Meng sister died, will be buried this afternoon at Belleville. Mr. John Dehn died last night is now at Dashner’s Parlor at Red Bud; he was operated on last Fri. afternoon, died last night. Mrs. Rennecker’s brother. Mr. & Mrs. Ed Brand left for Ala. this morning 7:30. Mr. & Mrs. Levi Gregson went out to Uncle Adam’s today, Emil was on the polls all day. Papa & Rosalia went up to vote. Henry & Leona came up this afternoon to vote. Report was Democrats won in Hecker.

Monday, Nov. 5, 1934

Bertille’s birthday 20 yr. anniversary. Cleaned furnace, baked. Rosalia sewed dress. The dance given in Kammler’s Hall last night by The Pals of Harmony was nothing no crowd. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Henry & family & Mr. & Mrs. Dan Geodelle & family were here this evening, played cards.

Monday, Oct. 29, 1934

We washed, ironed. Henry & Leona came this morning, he finished plowing & took the tractor home. Papa & Rosalia went out after dinner, looked at his pigs, wanted to make a trade. We all went to Swansea to see Polace to see team horses & wagon etc. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, stopped, then went out to help Henry Birkner’s & Geo Parkers peel peas. Cleaned winter coats.