Friday, April 21, 1939

Cloudy & still cold wind, rained heavy again last nite. Pap was by Emil awhile this morn. He said that wasn’t so that Mrs. Threfall was married, he back out. There was about 12 cars & 5 trucks loads people went by yelling etc; guess they went over to city for ball game which is now going on over there, starting last Mon. Wild of Waterloo sale cryer passed away, being sick just a week. Levi Gregson’s & Emil attended Tipton euchre last Wed. nite reported having had such a good time, arriving home at 4:30. Temperatures these days being around 40 [degrees] & raining.

Tuesday, April 11, 1939

Cloudy & colder tonite suppose to be 30 tonite, with frost. Bert [Bertille] washed. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary stopped in he went to Red Bud she stayed at Buehler’s. Raining a little. A. [Aunt] Mary said that Mrs. Threfall got married to Stoeckel of Waterloo. The Young Ladies have euchre tonite in School Hall. Uncle Fred & A. [Aunt] Mary came here awhile before euchre.

Friday, July 27, 1934

Rosalia’s sewing, we washed a few pieces. A year today Aunt Lizzie died. Cloudy this morning. The 4-h Club of Hecker is going to Duquoin State Fair today. The Reheis family have a Memoriam in the Times for the death of Aunt Lizzie a year ago. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped in a little while, they went to Christ Buehler’s, moved a few articles to the Skear farm, were Bill Geodelle formerly lived, he moved last Wed. to Therefall farm. Chas. Helfrich moved to the Singer farm, next place to were they lived. Candler is moving were Helfrich lived.

Tuesday, May 15, 1934

We ironed, patched. Nice again today after the rain. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Henry & family, Emil, Mr. Cleveland, were here for lunch, dinner, lunch. Robert got a fish, took it along home. Uncle also for supper, all worked on barn, all standing & nailed shut, on sides; Rosalia cut her a dress out. Aunt Mary was talking to Frieda Bueheler, she told her, they were going to move on Skaer’s place, were Bill Geodelle now lives, he is going to move, on Threfall’s farm; some moving around Oh! Boy.

Monday, Feb. 23, 1931

Leona was up today and got some medicine.  Bobbys got the measles.  Papa was at church last night.  Aunt Mary, Uncle Fred were at Christ Buehlers last night.  Frieda’s birthday was.  So many people are dying from the measles in Red Bud.  Mrs. Threfall move to Darmstadt last Wed.

[Ed. note:  This entry was not written by Bertille.  Perhaps Rosalia?]

Friday, Feb. 20, 1931

We sent a birthday card today too Martha Boll, her birthday is Sunday, & also it is Frieda Buehler’s.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary was here a little while this morn. & then they went down to Red Bud to help Christ Buehler’s move, they are going to to move on Mrs. Threfall’s farm today.  He has already 4 horses, & a wagon.  He only took 3 horses past here, & 2 truck loads of furniture & things.  Mrs. Buehler is also helping them.  Bertille went to church this evening.

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 1931

Leona sent a 1/2 gal. milk along with the milk driver & this afternoon Bertille baked Cream Pies.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came down this evening first before they went up to the euchre.  They brought our cabbage plants along.  There is a lot of cases of measles around now, Adam Eckert’s, Ed Cortners children all have them now.  Mrs. Threfall moved a truckload of her things out today, they are going to move up by Darmstadt, they are to be out by Thurs. or’s they have to set them out.  The Waterloo Bank has it in it’s hands.  Christ Buehler is going to move in just as soon as their out.  Today is Elvis Jatho’s birthday.

Saturday, Feb. 14, 1931

Uncle Fred/Aunt Mary were here a little while this morning & from here they went to Christ Jensens’ sale 4 miles north west of Waterloo & then back again to Mrs. Threfall’s, she is selling household goods, brooder house, farm implements.  Christ Buehler’s are figuring coming on that place.  We got our Chicago Mail Order catalog today.  Adam Eckert’s baby is awful bad sick, it has it in his throat.  Tonight is Masquerade Ball at Smithton.

Monday, Jan. 26, 1931

Rosalia was at church this morning.  Today is Aunt Mary’s birthday she is 54 years old.  We went out there this evening.  The bunch came and then they danced “what a time?!”  Lemonade and cake were served.  They left at 12 o’clock.  We got our invitation for a dance down at Wiegand’s house next Friday night, Clem Parker & Aaron Papenberg are giving it.  It sure is a heavy fog this evening.  Talk is out that Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had a farewell party tonight & Feb. 1 they are going to move to Hecker.  Adam Eckert rented the Kaiser farm east of Hecker where Joe Herzog is now living.  Christ Buehler intends to rent Mrs. Threfall’s farm.

Sunday, Nov. 2, 1930

Today is Harold Hellmer’s birthday.  Henry & family were here for dinner today.  After dinner we played ball.  It is such a nice day.  Charles Schilling & Odillo Eichenseer was riding around this afternoon they went down as far as Meng’s road and turned around & he missed the culpert with one wheel and it went down, Odillo got the truck and pulled him out.  At 2 o’clock was church, so we went to church & after church to the cemetery.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went to the cemetery first then they came up here, then to church, then to Mrs. Threfall’s shooting match.  We had company from St. Louis, they first was at the house, but we weren’t at home, so they came up to church & then they went along to the cemetery & then they came back up to Hecker again & had lunch with us.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up again afterwards from the shooting match.  There was nobody there.  The people from St. Louis were Mr. & Mrs. Sig. Dudenhoeffer, and friends Mrs. Karmer and son Harry & Jake Becherle from Germany, he is just over 4 months now.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had supper here and then they went to Willie Birkner’s it was their wedding anniversary.  Tonight Harry Kammler has a dance again.  People Jane Orchestra playing.  Bill Matzenbacher, Ed. Wittenaurs, Mrs. Threfall all had shooting matches this afternoon.

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