Sunday, Oct. 16, 1932

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here awhile. Mr. Bectholdt from Smithon [sic] was here & got his 6 pigs for $20.00. We went out to George Boll’s to shooting match but didn’t win anything, ducks & geese where raffled. We went to church this eve, talked with Marcella & boy’s Fahey’s. Mrs. Fahey is still awful weak. The St. Augustine’s Parish have euchre tonite. Mr. & Mrs. Frank Birkner are married 3 yrs. today.

Monday, Aug. 29, 1932

Aunt Mary went to church, they are spending the day in Hecker, they have 13 hr. devotion at church today. Papa is hauling wood. We got 6 pigs, born Sun Aug. 28, & 6 pigs born Aug. 30. [ed. note – believe this last sentence was added at a later date]. We washed. Aunt Mary, Rosalia & Bertille went over to see Mrs. Stauenfbiel, Rose Wacthel came there too. We seen the quilt she has in the frame for Edna Schilling we took the pattern, it is a stitched quilt. Hy. Armstutz was here awhile this evening. Lorberg’s shooting match wasn’t much Sun, they raffled 8 ducks, & no pigs. Clarence Wittenauer is celebrating his 21 yr. old birthday at Weber’s barn tonite. We have no invitation. George Boll was here this morn, wanted to borrow money to pay the rest of his tax; he paid half.

Friday, Aug. 26, 1932

It rained last night, we cut in 2½ saurkraut [sic] this morning. Rang over the lines this morn, that Geo. Lorberg is going to have a shooting match next Sun. on ducks, & pigs. Papa got a letter from Gus. Blackburn, for $3.00 that papa owes him for road rent 1 yr. ago; they had called it straight, till now it want his pay. Papa hauled a load of wood & he seen Gus, so he is going to pay him in the near future. A fellow from St. Louis was here & bought 12 doz. eggs & 9 lbs. springs 13¢ & eggs 15¢. Bertille went over to Renneckers with the papers.

Monday, Nov. 16, 1931

Henry came up & got the plow. Mrs. Kern was here & brought the money for the beef, that she brought from Henry. George Parker’s had shooting match yesterday on geese. Papa went out to Henry’s, Cleveland’s, & Buehler’s. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this eve. he took Josie down to Heyl’s again. Eggs are 28¢.

Sunday, Oct. 25, 1931

We went to Waterloo church this morning to hear the new organ, & they have 2 weeks mission starting today.  This week for the women & next for the men.  We went to George Boll’s shooting match but didn’t win a thing, there wasn’t much of a crowd there, he had 11 geese & a few ducks to raffle.  Fred Schaefer was here this morn. to collect his threshing bill, papa paid him $1.85, for Henry.  Harry Kammler has a dance tonight, Peter Bros. playing Thurs. night.  The Hecker baseball club is giving a dance in Kammler’s Hall, Herzog Orchestra.

Friday, Oct. 23, 1931

Papa & Rosalia went down & cleaned our truck patch this morning, we have our green tomatoes all picked.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where up all day & pulled there turnips up, some of them, they tried to deliver some around town, but couldn’t sell many, some to Mrs. Dueker & Mrs. Ahrens, that all they sold.  The egg man came this afternoon he got our 8 doz. eggs & 1 bu. pears, from Uncle Fred, & they took 14¾ lbs. of springs along for 194, that’s the price at Lipperts.  Eggs came down a ¢ in the paper, they are 25¢ today.  We pulled our turnips out & put them in the cellar, what we had by the roadside.  They rung over the lines last night that John Schmidt the tinner, he used to be at Waterloo died & would be buried Sat. afternoon, & also that Geo. Boll has shooting match Sun. for ducks & geese.  Carl Quathmer also has shooting match Sun. Willie Reagean’s, quite a few Sunday.  They worked at the cemetery agan today, Braun, Grossheim, Schaefer had the teams.

Sunday, Oct. 18, 1931

Alfred May has his shooting match over again today, on account of the rain last Sun.  We all went back there this afternoon, it wasn’t a very big crowd, toon [?] many others.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here for dinner, they brought some stuff along & we made it here.  We were at Red Bud church.  Papa went to town this evening.  Frank Birkner brought some butter up, so he went up to get it for Aunt Mary 30¢ a lb.  Tonight is the last night for show.

Sunday, Sept. 27, 1931

We where at Red Bud church this morning.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary where here for lunch, dinner, supper.  This afternoon John Hempe’s family where here & Papa & Uncle Fred where back at Wm. & Gus Hempe’s, just got back when they got here.  Today is Leona’s birthday 21 yrs. old. there where a party there, a bunch from Waterloo & there neighbors.  Today Fred Harms had shooting match for ducks, first one this yr. around here.

Sunday, Nov. 16, 1930

Today is Clara Gregson’s birthday.  Levi Ganley & Martin Doyl’s are going to have shooting match.  Mrs. Rexroth is to be buried in the Waterloo cemetery this afternoon.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went to the funeral & then to Levi Ganley’s shooting match, we were there too but didn’t get anything.  This evening, we went out to Uncle Fred’s and had a game of pinochle.

Sunday, Nov. 2, 1930

Today is Harold Hellmer’s birthday.  Henry & family were here for dinner today.  After dinner we played ball.  It is such a nice day.  Charles Schilling & Odillo Eichenseer was riding around this afternoon they went down as far as Meng’s road and turned around & he missed the culpert with one wheel and it went down, Odillo got the truck and pulled him out.  At 2 o’clock was church, so we went to church & after church to the cemetery.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went to the cemetery first then they came up here, then to church, then to Mrs. Threfall’s shooting match.  We had company from St. Louis, they first was at the house, but we weren’t at home, so they came up to church & then they went along to the cemetery & then they came back up to Hecker again & had lunch with us.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up again afterwards from the shooting match.  There was nobody there.  The people from St. Louis were Mr. & Mrs. Sig. Dudenhoeffer, and friends Mrs. Karmer and son Harry & Jake Becherle from Germany, he is just over 4 months now.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had supper here and then they went to Willie Birkner’s it was their wedding anniversary.  Tonight Harry Kammler has a dance again.  People Jane Orchestra playing.  Bill Matzenbacher, Ed. Wittenaurs, Mrs. Threfall all had shooting matches this afternoon.

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