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.

Friday, May 4, 1934

Olivia Laut’s birthday. We cleaned little chick house. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were up. Pap got a money order from Ettling $5.60 – 1933 is all paid now. We got the Watterloo Republican, a piece of it today. I guess on account of the corn & hog contract, it is in there, & also in the Times. Mrs. Hy. Wedel was granted a divorce, & settlement was made the amount $875.00. Mrs. Pretzilk got no divorce. Several from Renault are having there farms leased for oil drilling, Mary May is one. Wm. Reheis of Burksville is putting up a new store on his premises; Osterhage has the contract. Mr. & Mrs. Fred Fauss of Burksville bought a house in Waterloo from Fred Mueller, one of Ida Sommer’s & will move in near future, will have sale tomorrow. Cyril Havey is recovering from an operation on appendix in the new St. Louis University Hospital, he took ill suddenly & was operated on next day; also Mrs. Arstice Whiel is recovering from an operation.

Friday, Sept. 22, 1933

Papa & Rosalia went out to Henry’s, took some tomatoes along, & got wheat & milk. We are cooking catsup & pear preserve. The hard road gang are up at Gus Keckritz’s now. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up. Chas. Jung brought the balance what he owed us. News from the Times, Louis Lenhardt sold his property to Hy. Eichelman Sr, who will now be residents of Waterloo, & Lenhardt bought P & H Lumber Co. house.

Saturday, Jan. 14, 1933

We went to Jac. Brandt funeral it was largely attended. Papa went to Waterloo this afternoon he got a book from the Times printing office, for agriculture – it is for farmers. Christ Buehler’s are having corn shocking frolic & butchering. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary helped. Mr. & Mrs. Steve Rennecker & George Wagner’s family where all here this evening, playing cards, Bertille had 1500 trump in Clubs & partner 300 pinochle. Harold Wagner’s birthday is today. Henry & Leona went to Belleville & left the kids here this afternoon. 3 little pigs born.

Saturday, Oct. 15, 1932

Papa went out to Armstutz Quarry & got a load of chat & lime for our walk for 50¢. Rosalia & Bertille went to Waterloo paid the Waterloo Times & took 24 doz. eggs @ 22¢. Stopped at Henrys. Geodells from St. Louis are coming to see them tomorrow. Mrs. Adolph Petri called out to Hill’s this morning & told them that George Petri Skinny got killed sometime last night or the morn, his machine turned over & he was pinned under, she taught [sic – thought] may be the wheels clocked, they brought him home dead. The Fahey boy said he went out squirrel hunting Fri. nite at 11 o clock & upset in a sink hole & broke his neck. Harry Kammler’s got a dance tonite, muscis [sic] “by the Country Club Orchestra, Adm. 35¢.

Friday, Oct. 14, 1932

We fixed a gravel walk out to the chicken yard, & also brick & filled up around it. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had dinner here with us, soup, salmons, sweet potatoes. Papa & Rosalia went out & got a load of gravel. We went out to Uncle Fred’s tonite & got some flowers to plant along side of our walk. We got the Waterloo paper & took it along. Hy. Ronnerberg came a while too. Seen in the paper that Herbert Hill – Chas. Boy & Pearl Fischer, – Hy. Fischers girl where married last Sat. at Nashville, she is 17 & him 19, they live with Chas. Hills. Cyrus Hill have a little baby boy born last Sat. at St. Clements Hospital at Red Bud, they have a boy & girl.

Wednesday, April 27, 1932

It is white frost & pretty cold this morning. We cooked a kettle of soap this morning. The people from Collinsville that wanted to buy timber stopped in again, papa went along to the woods with them, but didn’t sell anything. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary worked around there place up here, cut lawn & such like. The Hecker baseball club, All Stars are giving a dance in Fred Weber’s barn tonite, Rheinharts playing. Fredrick Fristche was here & got 2 settings eggs 35¢. Ray Schmidt the tinner of Waterloo was around advertising stoves. In the evening paper, it say Chas. Dalkert, editor & publisher of the Waterloo Times died & will be buried Fri afternoon, he was 68 yrs. old, suffering from an heart attack. The sons will keep up the business as usual. Mrs. Friewelier, Anna Faust mother died & will be buried Thurs. afternoon at Waterloo. Henry & family & Ralph Collier where here this evening.

Friday, March 4, 1932

Today is Eddy Brand’s birthday in Albama [sic]. We set 3 hens last night & the incubator. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up, she helped to quilt, & he worked in there garden. Bertille was over at Renneckers to get the paper to see about Hy. Frischkorn having sale tomorrow. There was a man around trying to sell chicken medicine, we didn’t buy any. the Eicheneseer’s boys was down & looked at our little pigs & chickens. Seen in the Waterloo paper that Emil Querheim had twins a boy & a girl born 9 clock on Feb. 29 leap year, they have 4 – 2 boys & 2 girls. Alois Havey have a child born in the hospital at St. Louis & Hy. Eichleman Jr. have a little boy, the first born.

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1931

Bertille & Rosalia went out to Aunt Mary’s & finished the dresses.  Papa went to Waterloo & renew our Waterloo paper, the times.  This afternoon he took the chev. out to Barthel’s & got the oil changed (14342 miles).  Hill’s cooking apple butter.  Hill was here & told Papa about the telephone meeting tomorrow evening at his place.  It rained nearly all night.

Friday, Sept. 18, 1931

Papa went up town.  Today he is supposed to be at Belleville but ain’t going, Ignatz Neff received a letter too, he is going in.  Papa went to Red Bud on business.  There was a man going around taking orders to sell coffee.  I seen in the Waterloo paper that Wm. Heyl’s daughter Ester got married to Hugh Mays last Sat.  Mildred Stiffler got, was granted a divorce from Harry Stiffler.  Steve was over & looked at our hogs this eve, they walk lame, but eat good.