Thursday, Sept. 7, 1933

Papa is cutting corn, we cooked catsup. Emil stopped in & gave us a call. Chas. Jung stop in. George Wagner’s family came over this eve, we had watermelons. Started laying slab today by Dr. Pautler’s place going towards Waterloo, they want to lay 1800 ft. in day; have change shifts from 6 to 12 & then 12 to 6 different men. Uncle Fred went to Buehler’s.

Sunday, Aug. 27, 1933

We went out to Uncle Freds for dinner & supper. Mrs. Authur [sic - Arthur] Roscow came along from church up here, she went to see Mrs. Stauenfbiel; they came here awhile after we got home. Henry came up & got our truck to haul hogs to the market tomorrow. Miss Josie Keller & Miss Kuhn where here this evening for supper. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came to; had watermelon lunch, they left about 9:30, then the alarm ring came of Ald. Rittmeyer’s house was on fire, went over to Wagner’s, papa & George went out; everything was ablase [sic], summer kitchen & house, burned to the ground, & all that was in it, they where up at Belleville, so all they have left is what is on there backs 1 car, Smithon [sic] fire department came but no good, no water no where’s. Mr & Mrs. H. M. Hill observed there golden Wedding Anniversary today, which will be Aug. 30 Wed; all the children, grandchildren where present, lot of musci [sic] furnished.

Thursday, Aug. 24, 1933

Papa & Bertille finished the potatoe [sic] patch. John Griffins & Noel Roscow went to attend World’s Fair this week, Stella Roscow attended last week; she surely enjoyed it. There are quite a few people very sick, Chris Buehler, Million Wagner, Arthur Barthel all have summer flu, or thphoid [sic - typhoid] fever. There were 2 men here again, talking about the brewery at Red Bud, where is to be built soon. It is awful warm again.

Wednesday, Aug. 23, 1933

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary 35 Wedding Anniversary. We requested “Mountain Musci [sic],” over the radio for them. Monadville [sic- Madonnaville] have church pinic [sic]. Miss Evelyn Roscow is visting [sic] folks & realatives [sic] of hers, around here now, she is going to leave soon for school in New Haven Conn. Papa & Bertille dug potatoes. Levi Gregson stopped to get drink water. Schaws the brewery man was around to see some people about taking up stock for the big building they want to put up at Red Bud. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, we all went to Red Bud to Waterloo. Bert got a pair shoe $1.95 from Helbers at Red Bud. Henry was at Belleville, stopped in on his way home. George Wagner came over.

Monday, Aug. 14, 1933

Rosalia & Bertille went out washing at Henry’s, cleaned house & canned tomatoes. Mr. Hill was here gathering news, George Wagner came & got himself a mess roasting ears.

Wednesday, Aug. 2, 1933

Canned 8 qt. corn, took just ½ bu. Clara Wagner was here. The road workers started working in town today. Chas. Jung was here bought 27 lb. springs 9¢ lb. A little baby boy was born at Henry’s this evening at 7 o clock, 10 lbs. Dr. Werth’s & Mrs. Geodelle came there.

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.

Tuesday, July 25, 1933

We went out to Henrys. I stayed out there and We washed. Papa took Henry, team and wagon along and fixed the straw stack. George Wagner and Uncle Fred helped.

[editor's note: Believe this entry is written by Rosalia]

Thursday, July 20, 1933

We all when out to Henry they Threshed we were there for dinner. The boys came along home tonight. we were over at Wagner’s.

[ed. note: This entry is written in different handwriting. Believe it is written by Rosalia.]

Saturday, July 15, 1933

Pap & Rosalia, Robert came out to Henry’s this eve, brought ice along, & we had ice cream, took Bert along back home again. It rained Friday night Henry didn’t go threshing at Biffar’s today. Wagner kids where here playing with Robert. Pinic [sic] at Red Bud.