Saturday, Sept. 28, 1935

Papa has some sores on his face now, something like Henry & them had it. Beautiful day, nice warm again. Chas. Schilling is giving a birthday dance at Pautlers tonite, Moonlight Orch. Adm. gent 25 ladies free. There is also a few birthday dance at Donahue’s Midway Inn, musci [sic] by Phil Carle & entertainers; Rose & Bert went to Waterloo this afternoon, took papa’s watch to Bersche’s to get spring fixed, it was broke. Clara Wagner wanted flower slips, we weren’t home. Rose & Bert went to see Mamie this evening; seen her quilts & etc; listened to radio.

Monday, Sept. 23, 1935

We washed, ironed, scrub basement, dye dress & Oh my. Papa went to Waterloo this morning, got chimney fixed for Henry, & this afternoon him & Rose went out to Henry’s, he is going to roll the ground, while Henry cuts corn, had lunch. It rained this morning, pretty nice shower; but not near enough, the sun crossed the equator, Equinox Days. Pap stopped at Emils & gave him his card from Clem; Uncle Adam got his foot hurt last Tues. they hauled ground in the chicken house the wagon ran over his foot, swollen quite a bit he can’t walk on it; never went to the doctor so far yet. The milk trucks, Wittenauer, Gregson & Brauns 2 trucks are hauling sand for Clarence Braun’s to built a new house on the corner by J. Brauns land; that is another getting married in the near future, she is taking instructions for religion at present, Stehl. Joe Griffins wife also took lessons; catholic religion. George Lorberg’s got there baby girl christened yesterday; Ivo Rapp & wife sponsors.

Thursday, Sept. 19, 1935

John Lehrs of Belleville buried this afternoon Stehfest cemetery. Papa went down to see Hy. Armstutz about corn fodder, pap & Rosalia cut some this morning. Mrs. Alfred Crook daughter, the youngest & Miller boy being married this morning at Waterloo Church & wedding dance at Brezzy [sic] Hill to nite. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came & we went to the dance, nice crowd, & pretty wedding bride all white with veil & 2 bridesmaids cousins, in light pink & blue; with head bands; best man in dark blue suits, her brother & his brother; she is 19 yrs. & him 21, nice couple. We trimmed up tin cans for flower pots.

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 1935

Canned 1 qt. pickles & ½ pt. tomatoes. Rose fixed Bert a skirt. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary was up had lunch here. Bert took some cucumber pickles over to Clara; they got a 6 lb. fish from Hy. Armstutz. Mr. & Mrs. Milton Wagner have a 8 lb. baby boy born this morning, everybody is well they say; that increases the Hecker population to 201. We went to Red Bud, then out to Tiptown to see Mike Elonka, about some pigs, but his were sold; then went to Burksville Station to see Van De Reit, to see a cow that Finnerty has to sell there for $40.00, old; then to Waterloo got beef bone for soup tomorrow; then home, had supper.

Friday, Sept 6, 1935

Papa & Rose went out digging potatoes; stoped [sic] at Henry’s. Bert canned qt. pickles & ½ tomatoes. Papa hauled load wheat to Red Bud got 77¢, that is the fourth load from Hecker wheat. Bert Thompson sold his farm to Minor from Belleville; Al. Eckert Niede Rausch, Jul Rausch, are going to Waterloo High School, Fredrick Fritsche to New Athens, & Beata Stiffler to Red Bud, lots of high school students.

Thursday, Sept. 5, 1935

Aaron Papenberg’s 22 yr. birthday today. Leona brought Henry up & he couldn’t get the tractor started all morning, so he got Hugo Probst to fix it for him, started right away then. Papa is hauling coal 2 loads for basement & 1 nut coal for brooder stove .05¢; this morning; finished hauled 182 bus. including 12 bus. nut coal @ 5¢ the others 8½ & tax all $15.53 from the East Side coal mine at Freeburg. Henry finished plowing, took the tractor along home; had lunch, dinner. Papa hauled 2 loads wood from Pabsts – 60¢ paid for sawing. Mr. Ed Meng got a light stroke yesterday morning seated in a rocking chair, had the doctor, was better again now. Sterling circus in Waterloo this afternoon & evening porformances [sic] Adm. 25¢; We went in this evening, & crowd just picked reserved seats 10¢ extra, chairs & Boy it sure was good; flying trapeze, elephants & horse dance etc, big band, 3 different side shows at 10¢ Adm; littlest mother & baby. Wild west, 500 lbs. boy, a girl with thousand eyes & so much; a girl lyed [sic] down & elephant walked over her, Monkey, dogs & baby elephant etc.

Sunday, September 1, 1935

Went to Red Bud. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came went along with us to Waterloo Home Coming, stopped at Henry’s first. We seen the parade, nice & large. free dancing all afternoon, Mrs. Gus Geodelle won $10.00 attendance prize. It started in to rain pretty heavy about 6:30; We went to Oak Grove in the evening, free dance & Boy! a crowd & good time, Blossom City Orch.; it was good.

Thursday, Aug. 29, 1935

Cloudy & rainy; this morning. We went to Waterloo took Aunt Mary along, also went to Columbia, got new dresses & R [Rosalia] got coat for $1.75. Uncle Fred came up & got her. again; got 16-14½-17¢ for springs [chickens].

Wednesday, Aug. 28, 1935

Henry & Emil & Grover putting up hay; had lunch dinner lunch; made 11 loads. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped here a little, then went to the pinic [sic]. We went this evening, to the Catholic Church pinic [sic], but didn’t win a thing; large crowd. K C Band; Aunt Mary was lucky got pillow cases, & tea kettle, & Uncle Fred won the $10.00 chance first in book, Miss Mary Ann $5.00. Maria Braun $2.00 Jennie Coop bedspread Emma Birkner tapestry rug; Schroeder of Waterloo won ton coal & L. Dalkert a fancy quilt, the rest, rug & flour, gas went to Belleville. Willie & Jack Ganley had a razzling for a while, Jack wanted to fight with Hy Birkner, Ben Schilling took him down town; went home then.

Friday, Aug. 23, 1935

We canned peaches, tomatoes, pickles, baked pie. Henry came to cut hay, had lunch. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this afternoon; it is there 37 Wedding Ann. today we went out this evening, had supper. Henry & family went to Waterloo to see a 10¢ show. Mrs. Mary Cody died last Sat. aged 74 yrs. she is Mrs. Perry May’s & Jack Cody’s mother. There sure was some fellow, entered the home of a aged couple at Maeystown & intended committing murder, but the gun didn’t fire; so he hit the couple unsconsious [sic], the door had been open & screen door wasn’t hooked; had blood hounds to trace it; & tracked through a woods to a car track so far nothing has been found, he left his gun lye, & it is at the Sheriff office at present. A robber also entered Louis Stadter’s home near Poe Station, gaining entrance by forcing the door open with an axe, Sun. afternoon, awhile the family were helping threshing took 2 suits clothes $4.00 each etc. & he wasn’t found either so far.