Wednesday, Nov. 29, 1933

George Wagner came, payed [sic] for his hog $3.80 lb. Hy Meng got one to & butchered today. The Moonlighters played at a dance at Foster Pond last nite, wedding of Simon Matthews 19 & Agnes Scheinder 19 & to best, where Chas. Shilling & Mary Matthews. Tonite they played at Pautler’s park; Gents 25 ladies free. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stoped [sic] in, on there way to Red Bud, moving Christ Buehler & family down there, all the Birkners is helped. Frank Buehler moved into a different place down there. Miss Josie Keller was here for supper, she brought us each a dress goods, & quilt patterns. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came then we went to the free show in school hall. Rheinhardt from Belleville & Scout Boy’s;  all free. When we left Josie got flat tire. Braun’s kids fixed it for her. Ed Pabst brought load corn.

Wednesday, Nov. 15, 1933

We washed, ironed. Papa went out to Henry’s, talk with the culpert boss. Cleaning chicken houses, putting in clean straw. Mrs. Jim Ganley, (“Liza Otto”) died this morning at 9:30. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came & we all went out to the wake, stayed all night, had supper, left 4:30, there was a few more there. Mrs. Schilling & Ben, Chas Kern & sons came after 12 o’clock. Freund boys prayed the rosary. She will be buried Sat. morn. Querheims have the funeral, they didn’t have her away. Rose is sick with swollen head.

Friday, Oct. 20, 1933

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came over then went home, they stayed in town over nite. Papa & Rosalia gathered up those barrels sitting along the streets. We got a battery for the chev, $4.95 with the old one, got it from Ed. Neff. We paper flower pots; did cleaning. In the Waterloo Paper, it gives all the names of farmers & how much wheat acreages they can sew this year; Harold Hellmer & Clara Treasa [sic? – Teresa] Bertram where married at St. Peter & Pauls Church Wed, at 8 o clock; the attendants where Learord [sic? – Leonard] Bertram & Lucine Hellmer, brother & sister of the bride & groom & the wedding also of Lydia Osterhage & Otto Susewind, last Sat. at the Evangocial [sic] church, the attendants where, Lavina Susewind, & Awred, & Clarence, & Adel Osterhage brothers & sisters of bride & groom; going to live with Mrs. Susewind. Hellmers are going to live on Flower St. Waterloo. Miss Mathilda Schilling & Mrs. Slyvester Miller gave Miss Bertram a miscellanous shower, last Tues. evening, prizes where awarded to Eugenia Hellmer, Mouras [?] Schilling & Miss Bertram playing bunco.

Sunday, Oct. 15, 1933

Went out to Uncle Freds had dinner there, then left the car stand by church lanes & walked down the hard road to where they are working by Cleveland’s House, we walked up to Henry’s but no one home there, so went back home again, it started in raining. Harry Kammler has a dance tonite musci [sic] furnished by Mac Ocr. [sic] of Red Bud. Ed Neff traded his old car in for a new one, also Joe Wacthel, R. Stauenfbiel. Ed is building a new garage, wrecked his old one, & putting it up modern. Mr. Peter Reheis got the place from Ralph Collier, known as Whiteside farm, sold on forclosure [sic] sale $7500.00. Mrs. Collier & children are in St. Louis. Mr. Jo. Neff 45 yrs. passed away was buried Fri., sick 2 days in hospital. Mrs. Joe Schilling brother, Smithon [sic] Church, Green Mount Cemetery. Mrs. Neff 86 yrs, his mother lives in Old Folds [sic – Folks] Home, Belleville; he married Lavin Buehler, and have 3 children, all living on farm near Smithon [sic].

Saturday, Sept. 30, 1933

Made Pumpkin pie. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came we all went to Hornberger’s sale, on Louis Schilling’s Srs. farm, south Burskville [sic – Burksville], bought few articles; met school teacher Schilling, & Mr. & Mrs. Lhad of Columbia. Barry May sale cryer, Vccins Walsh, auctioneer, Maniers have a dance again & music Herzog’s nite Owls; Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had supper here; Pete Ganley & family, Weehler, stopped in on a short call, bought 2 hams, & 20 lbs. hens, we have nothing but sausage left.

Monday, Sept. 11, 1933

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary rode along down to Brauns with us, John Schilling read a german prayer at the house before they left, the pallbearers were 6 cousins, Norbert & Morris Braun, Leo & Willie Braun, Paul Wittenauer, Kenneth Neff; large funeral. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this evening, was here for supper, brought peaches along, we got our cans all filled now. Eggs are 16¢ now in the stores here.

Saturday, Aug. 12, 1933

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, we fixed 4 chickens, & things for the pinic [sic] & Papa went up to see George Schilling. Henry brought Rosalia home, & Robert went home, he went to the pinic [sic] first with Aunt Mary. Karl Boll’s have a little baby girl since 5 o clock this 9 lbs morn; she is pretty sick, no one alound [sic – allowed] to come into the house for 3 days. It rained & hailed up north terrible, we had a shower, & wind, spoiled the pinic [sic] for awhile. We drove 1 up with the car, after the rain, it was a fair crowd, they got rid of all the chicken & things, we bought cake for 30¢ pies they sold 5¢ a piece. Smithon [sic] Band furnished the musci [sic], the 10 articles where raffled out at 9 o clock, Rich from Belleville won the ft. prize a quilt, lace dresser scarf, Geo. Gresslioem plaid blanket, Ed. Parker, 100 lb. flour F ed Eichenseer; ½ doz. stailes knives & forks, Hamil of Belleville, bed spread, Josie Gregson, pillow cases, H. Becker, pocket watch, Hy. Kirsch Jr. Red Bud, linen tablecloth, Ethel Pour, 5 gal. gas Ed. Coup.

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, June 29, 1933

Papa is working corn, they brought the mule home last nite. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up, had lunch here, he helped papa fix straw stack. Bertille helped them take out some of there onions. eggs are 10¢ today, wheat 83¢ Red Bud. Klotz’s threshing machine started out today, this afternoon. Schilling started couple days ago, thereshing [sic] at Schillings today & tomorrow by Buehler’s. Miss Klinberg of Maeystown spent a few day with Lauts.

Wednesday, June 28, 1933

Today is the big Weddings of Arthur Moehrs & Isabel Kalmer at Tiptown; & dance at Oak Grove, & Sylvester Hellmer, Mamie Mueth at Waterloo, dance at Brezzy Hill. We went out to Uncle Fred’s helped make hay, had lunch, dinner. It sure was cloudy in all corners, but still no rain, out at Schillings it rained, they couldn’t thresh from 3 o’clock on. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came & we went to Brezzy Hill, stop in at Henry’s. Mamie didn’t get so very many presents at the hall; 4 in all, that we seen; the crowd was just about right, she wore white hat with little veil on it & dress, hose & shoes, flower pink, long sleeves, all satin; & the bridesmaid Aurelia Hellmer wore light green with white hat, & white bow, & slippers, the groomman [sic] Jerome Schilling & groom wore dark suits, Schillings Moonlighters furnished musci [sic], we had fish lunch & sodas then went to Oak Grove, stoped [sic] in on our way home, but boy! was there a crowd there it was awful there, everybody played musci [sic] Keohler’s Orchestra; the bride wore all white, with long veil; double bridesmaids, brothers & sisters from both sides; one wore pink & blue with slippers to match; they played “Home Sweet Home” we left, got home 1:30. We gave Mamie a pair pillow cases.