Friday, April 17, 1936

Pap had dinner at Henry’s again, finished all but 1 load for Henry yet. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, she was by Staufenbiel’s & he got load rock in woods, & cut his lawn across the street, we cleaned dining room & kitchen. Zita Carrol is going to move her furniture over to E. St. Louis tomorrow, Eichenseer’s truck. Mr. Fred Grohmann of Douglas shot himself Thurs. evening going to be buried tomorrow, leaves his wife Annie nee (Herzog) & 5 sons; all of around Smithon [sic]. Mr. Ed Rehling has a new plymouth sedan; Dr. Wagner was here wanted to get about 6 bus. oats, this evening maybe, when pap home.

Monday, Feb. 24, 1936

We put quilt in the frame, Herzog fruit tree agent was here. Nice day; Eggs. 19¢ sure some drop. Paderborn had euchre & dance tonite. Mrs. Ahrens died last nite, will be buried Wed. afternoon; the oldest person, living in Hecker. Was a bum here this morning, asked for a piece soap.

Sunday, Aug. 11, 1935

Went to Red Bud mass, & Boy! was Fr. sored [sic – soured], caused of the pinic [sic], only cleared $100.00 our quilt brought $20.00, but he had to take 48. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stopped & went to the pinic [sic] for supper, at Manier Park, we went to in the evening; large crowd; music in the afternoon by Floraville brass band & Pals of Harmony for the dance. Adm. 25¢, we didn’t win a thing; the quilts were won by Adele Bocker, & Mrs. Ad. Spalt & one raffled with playing bluey, by Adolph Rittmeyer. The chickens were all [gone] before supper, Adm. 40¢. Ray Herzog & Dorothy Napier were married yesterday. Rickert of Freeburg & Lillian Armbruster were married about 2 weeks ago at Belleville Court House, they say.

Monday, Nov. 12, 1934

Holiday, Armistice Day, town people don’t work, stores closed, banks, no papers printed. Papa went to Red Bud got sack laying mash, paid for hog feed. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came, had dinner & supper here. We sawed wood this afternoon, Henry sawed, it, 3½ hrs. Ed Mueth, Emil, Henry & Uncle Fred. We took our wash along out & washed at Leona’s this afternoon. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed, played pinochle this evening. Mr. Herzog fruit tree agent was here, & left a card at the door.

Wednesday, July 25, 1934

Joe Herzog has sale this afternoon, also one in Maeystown. Kouminity [sic] Pinic [sic] in Red Bud, tickets are raffled out. like last year. Henry was here for lunch, he brought the wagon up & we had Armstutz’s, hauled the wheat out. We all went out this afternoon, some were there for lunch & supper, it rained, the machine got there about 4 o’clock, so they threshed, 2 loads wheat & 1 oats. we got 25 bus. from the 2 loads. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary come this evening & we all went to Red Bud pinic [sic], Bertille won 50 lb. flour on little tickets; several others, Mary Braun, Mrs. L. Millman, Percy Starr, Martin Fahey, Wm. Harbaugh got cheese & butter, Percy Roscow won $20 cash; they had a calf & nice prizes. The wrestling match was L. Cowell & boy from Belleville the latter won.

Monday, July 16, 1934

We washed, ironed. Awful hot again today. Buehler’s threshing this afternoon. Joe Schilling’s threshed oats today. Henry came & papa went along with him to Joe Herzog’s, to look at a team horses, that he has for sale; he is sick in bed, wants to move to town; sell out. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this evening, it rained, thunder, & lighten [sic- lightning], pretty much. Eggs are 11¢ again. Irvin Buehler is home again from the hospital Sun. evening; he still has clamps on his head in the back, the doctor has to open that now, & take the book out of there; he has lost so much blood, the doctor had said, if it would have been 15 mins longer, they couldn’t have saved him anymore. Hy. Gruber, who just moved out to Al Gregson’s place from Waterloo, died about 4:30 this evening, in a chair, his wife went to feed the chicks, when she came back to him, he was just stretching out, he was sick awhile back, but last Thurs. was in town, visiting Hill’s. Wagner Undertaker got the corpse.

Tuesday, April 3, 1934

Papa & Rosalia went in the woods again this morn. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up to pay tax; were here for dinner & supper. Papa & Uncle Fred went up to the woods this afternoon with the mule & Henry’s mare, worked fine. Aunt Mary went up to see Louise Birkner awhile, she is worse again, they quit Dr. Eckert now & Pautler from Red Bud. Louie was there today. It was in the Bellville [sic] paper tonite, that suit to foreclose a $4100 mortgage on real estate in East St. Louis was filed in court by Peter Reheis against Louisa Fritsche & Joe Herzog.

Sunday, Oct. 29, 1933

Uncle Fred, & Aunt Mary where up for dinner, then we went riding to see if we could get corn, went to Adam Eckerts he wants 50¢ bu; Herzog on Fritsche’s place, she won’t sale none they say, has over 1000 bus, & won’t sell; to Papenberg’s, nobody home, went to Henry talked awhile there, hard road opened that far, went to Barthels place, then past Joe Gregson’s home, also pass Voges, Brauns, then home, still didn’t buy no corn. We went out to Uncle Fred’s this evening, Mr. & Mrs. Oscar Birkner & family, Christ Buehler’s family, Frank Birkners family, Hy. Spalt; were there, the ladies had 6 hand pinochle game Mrs. Oscar Birkner has 1500 trump; the men had social conversation.

Sunday, Sept. 17, 1933

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Henry & family where here for dinner, & supper; had chicken soup. Steve Rennecker’s wed. anniversary. Mamie & Clarence where down tonite. Maniers have a dance, Herzog Nite Owls. Miss Marie Krack died Thurs. & will be buried this afternoon, with mass tomorrow morning; she was 29 yrs. old, they have her at home upstairs. Mr. Rex Rapp & Miss Helen Braun where married yesterday; surprise, they weren’t published.

Friday, May 12, 1933

Papa & Rosalia went in to Belleville twice this morning with hogs, took 4 to Streck Bros. 1,025 lbs. & $4.10 brought a cotton mattress along for Henry for $2.25. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came over to help load the hogs up, was here for lunch; we baked bread, cookie, cake. Papa bought himself a straw hat for 25¢ this afternoon from Eichenseer; we got free today a toilet bowl idolizer, to remove all odors. It is in the paper that Louis Petrie Sr. died last Mon, had a stroke was buried yesterday afternoon. Vivian Geodelle daughter of Al Geodelle & Mr. George Stumpf of Belleville where married quitely last Sat. May 6. at the Evangical [sic] Church; the attendants where Miss Estel Geodell a cousin & Kermit a brother to the bride. Waterloo had a many visitors last Sun. just like homecoming to hear the band concert, 8 bands where present. Rosalia finished our dresses today. Papa went over by Wagners a little while. George told him that the ball team was going to give a dance in Kammler’s Hall last wed. nite but the hall was rented to Herzog & he had his dances so they will give one there next Wed nite; musci [sic] to be furnished by Rheinhardt & Skaers bros; we didn’t no a thing about a dance last wed. nite;  rain every day this week, it is awful. Co. from Freeburg looked at mule.

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