Thursday, April 30, 1931

It is raining.  Lester Gregson & family took Christ Buehlers big truck & hauled Lela & Ethel Duekers school children for a trip today.  Papa went up town this afternoon.  The town officers where all at Waterloo they will meet.  Jatho, Armstutz, Huber where also in this morning.  There was a dance at Robert Laut’s last night.  Henry’s were invited, but didn’t go.  They where here this evening, Henry & Bertille went to Henry Hepp’s to get leghorn eggs, he got 205 eggs.  There still 12¢ a doz.

Wednesday, April 29, 1931

Papa & Rosalia went out too Henry’s, she helped Leona clean her front room, they were there for lunch & dinner.  Papa went to see Uncle Adam is isn’t feeling well, has cold.  Katie Klotz was here & wanted to get about 8 settings of white eggs, but we didn’t have none for sale, so she couldn’t get none.  Wm. Sensel was here & wanted to see Papa, but he was at Henry’s, so he went there.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this eve, & Rosalia & Bertille went along with them too the dance down at the Brick House, given by the Horse Creek Ramblers.  Adm. Gents 25, ladies 15¢.  They sure did have a crowd.  The Hecker baseball club announced a dance for May 6 music furnished by the Horse Creek Rambler, & they are going to give one again the 13 & Emery’s one on the 16 of May.  The town board has meeting at George Wagners to-night.  Our 8 little pigs where born Apr. 26 Sun.

Tuesday, April 28, 1931

We washed, ironed.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this morning to work their potatoes & garden.  They where here for dinner, lunch, & supper.  Papa got some papers from Arch Whiel for the Braun’s business, what there stock & things where praised at, & there Liabelities [sic].  Henry Hintze came here this evening & got 1 from each.  Henry Armstutz was here & wanted a mixing box, but we didn’t have any.  Henry & family where all up this evening.  Uncle Fred & Papa went down to Henry & Charles Hepp to see if Henry could get some leghorns eggs from him, he can get them by Thurs. night so Henry is going to take 200 eggs.  They are Brown Leghorns.  We went to Mrs. Eckerts this eve. but she wasn’t at home.

Monday, April 27, 1931

We all went out to Uncle Fred’s today, we where there for dinner.  Papa went to Waterloo to pay his tax.  We helped Aunt Mary wash & Rosalia sewed Bertille’s dress.  This afternoon then we all went to the cemetery & cleaned that, then came home, Fr. Grootens & Frank just came there when we left.  Celestine Neff was here & wanted to sell us thicket [ticket] for 35¢ adm. to go to there play on May 5.  We didn’t buy any.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came this evening, him & Papa went to Red Bud, he got some iron barrels.  Aunt Mary & Bertille went up the store this eve. a little while, eggs are 12¢ today.

Sunday, April 26, 1931

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Henry & family where all here for dinner.  Philip & Bill where here for lunch.  In the evening they came back & we went down to the Brick House,  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went there too.  Bill Herzog furnished musci, [sic] they had a pretty fair crowd.  They charged the gents 25¢ ladies free.  The Red Bud Dramitic [sic] Club came to Hecker to the new school hall & gave a play to-night.  There was a terrible accident in Hecker, this evening, there was a car came from the west & didn’t make no stop, & Eugene Bruns was going by & then smashed together, nobody was hurt but the cars where both damaged.  The stranger car was a man from Belleville & one from Chester, they where intoxicated.  The Sheriff was called & he arrested them took them to Waterloo to jail & the way they said they would have to pay $100 fined & 10 day in jail.  I don’t know who is right, we heard now again that the boy’s where uncosinence [unconscious].

Saturday, April 25, 1931

Papa went to get crushing this morning.  Papa & Rosalia went out to Henry’s again today to build on the milk house, they had dinner & lunch there.  It rained all day & tonight too.  There is a dance down in the Brick House given by Lester Bruns & Ralph Wiegand, we where invited, but didn’t go on account of the weather.  Odillo Eichenseer was here & he delivered 100 lbs. flour this morning.

Friday, April 24, 1931

We all went out to Henry’s this afternoon.  Papa & Henry started building the milk house.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here but there was nobody at home.  They came back again this evening a little while before they went to Elmer Parker’s birthday dance, we where not invited, Mrs. Blackburn told them to come.  Bertille got the mail today.  In the Waterloo Times it was that Jac. Schaefers have a little baby girl.  The Misses Rose & Alice Harbough went to Mc’ellester Oklomoa [McAlester, Oklahoma] to visit there sister Elenora.  Ed Meng sold his 85 acre farm on Richland Creek last Sat.  Henry Kleber of Floraville was the buyer, at about $40. an acre.  The Hecker bank was appraised last Sat. morning, the lot & building at $1200, & fixtures $650, Albert Gardner, Emil Hartman, H.M. Hill where the appraisers.  There was Central Examination held last Sat. in Hecker Public School by Mr. McCarthy & various schools in Prairie Du Long the teachers present where, Miss Gladys Hull, Miss Hilda Wihelms.  Last Friday Mrs. Dan Mendel the barbers wife was taken to E. St. Louis to the hospital for treatment.  The John McCarthy farm was sold at Master’s sale last Sat.  Dr. N.B. Pautler Dr. for $2500.  We had lunch out at Henry’s today.

Thursday, April 23, 1931

Papa went down to Dr. Eckerts to pay for medicine.  $4.25 for the time when we had the measles.  Papa & Rosalia went out in the woods this morning & got a load of black ground to put around the house for flowers, & also filled up the holes in the lawn.  We had white frost this morning.  This afternoon we went down in our truck patch & set out 66 cabbage plants.  Hy. Armstutz came & talked a few words with us.  Steve Rennecker was over a little while while we where cutting the lawn.  Rosalia took the eggs to the store, they are 13¢ a doz.  We cooped 5 roosters this evening for fattening.  Today a year ago Mrs. Hirst was buried.

Wednesday, April 22, 1931

Bertille baked molasses cookies, & Rosalia is shelling corn this morning.  Papa went out to Henry’s to help him measure for a milk house, he wants to make it in the back porch, they say its allright that way.  This afternoon Papa & Henry went to Belleville to get the lumber for it.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this evening for the euchre & dance given by the Y.P.L. in Kammlers Hall.  Bill Herzog & his brother Ray furnished the musci [sic], 10 games in Euchre where played Uncle Fred had 6 points & got a Jar of Honey Aunt Mary had 6, & got a pan & a lid, Bertille had 6 got a potato masher.  Rosalia had 3 points.  Wm. Sensels the assessor was here & sessed Uncle Fred’s property.

Tuesday, April 21, 1931

We washed, ironed, patched today.  This morning the assessor Wm. Sensel was here, John Reagan came & wanted to know if it was all right for him to throw his chicken manure in our oats field but it was soft in there, so he throwed it in the stubble ground closed by.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary was here, Uncle Fred went down to Red Bud & she went to Wm. Birkners, & Louis Birkners, but nobody at home on either place.  They where here for lunch.  Joe Griffin was around electioneering, today is town election.  He & Elmer Kammler running for town mayor.  Papa went up & gave him his vote for Joe, & a citizen thicket [ticket].  It is cold again, we covered our tomato plants, because some said, we was gong to have a frost tonight, but we didn’t.

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