Category Archives: July

Monday, July 21, 1930

Bertille went to church this morning.  Papa is spreading lime dust.  Rosalia is on the sick list, too much beer last night I guess.  There was a machine, the Karr Range Co., they had a victorola in it then those big horns on top of it.  They played all kinds of pieces, “Just a Precious Little Thing Called Love.” “I Fall Down and Go Boom,” “Romana.”  Bertille took 2 doz. eggs to the store & got .18¢ a doz.  The leghorn spring are .17¢. White & Red Rocks are over 2 lbs. .21¢ and under 2 lbs. .18¢.  Yesterday the Young People’s League of Hecker had their outing in Rittenmyer’s woods by their clubhouse.  It rained awful by Peter Dehns today the way Mrs. Rennecker told Katie Klotz.  It just sprinkled a little here.  It didn’t amount to anything.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here a little while this evening, but it started to get cloudy so they went home.  They wanted to go to Adam Eckerts yet from here, but I don’t think they did.  It is Edmund Eckerts birthday.  It rained pretty hard for awhile this evening, thundered & lightning, wind.


Sunday, July 20, 1930

We all went to church this morning.  After dinner we all went out to Uncle Fred’s and Aunt Mary’s, we were there for lunch.  This evening we all went to church, after church we went out to Nick Schaefer’s to a dance.  Uncle Fred furnished the music, everything was free, cake, beer, lemonade.  Ozzie Neff also had a dance.  Henry Birkner, Henry Brand, Roy Staufenbiel furnished music.  There wasn’t many girls there the way they say.  Rosie & Mamie Mueth were there.  There was quite a crowd at Schaefer’s.  They danced in the house.  Last Sat. or yesterday there was a fire in Krebs’ and Kreher’s field.  They say in five or ten minutes longer then Emery Kreher’s house would of burned down again.


Saturday, July 19, 1930

Today is Hy. Geodelle’s sale and also Herman Auer.  We all went to Auer’s sale, Papa bought a few things & a six gallon crock.  Henry bought some crocks too and also some tools.  Uncle Fred bought a great big dish pan.  Louis Weihl was sale cryer.  They had so much stuff to sell.  Papa got his hair cut this morning.  Somebody’s Ford car started to burn at the sale, they put it out by taking the wires off, putting ground on top of the flames, & smothered it with a sack.  Our machine was right in front of it, & Henry’s right behind it.  Eggs are .18¢ now.


Friday, July 18, 1930

Papa and Rosalia went to Waterloo with a load of wheat.  Wheat is .75¢ a bu.  Bertille stayed at home and cleaned house, baked bread, cake and peach pie.  I saw in the Waterloo Times today that Albert Heyl’s have a little boy.  Miss Hilda Fritz resigned from Rex’s confectionary & is working at the knitting mill & Miss Edna Geodelle is working at Rex’s now.  Archie Weihl got married last Thurs. July 10 in Chicago to Miss Helene L. Swanson.  They will return to Waterloo on July 28 to make their home with the groom’s parents, Mr. & Mrs. Louis Weihl of Waterloo.


Thursday, July 17, 1930

Papa went out to see Ben Kuhns this morning.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here for supper.  We had 2 leghorn chicks for supper.


Wednesday, July 16, 1930

Jos. Schilling is threshing oats today but Henry had to help Joe Meuth’s, Willie Ganley, Bevirt and Reheis.  Rosalia baked peach pie this morning.  Papa, Bertille went to Waterloo with a load of wheat, and Rosalia stayed out at Henry’s that long.  Wheat is .75¢ bu.  Kuhns boys are plowing & they also got the oats threshers.


Tuesday, July 15, 1930

We are cooking plum jelly today.  Bertille went up town & got some sugar.  Papa is spreading lime dust this morning.  Kuhns are plowing over at Ed Mengs, they are going to stay another year yet.  I guess they will crop our ground again too.  Leona, Robert, & Floyd were here this afternoon, she came up & got the milk check.  Clarence Pabst was here this afternoon & brought the oats here from down at their place.  I saw in the paper that Joe Handrich fainted while out at thrashing, but they called for Dr. Pautler from Waterloo to come out.  He is allright again now.  They took William Braun to the hospital last Thurs. he got operated on appendicitis, he is as good as can be expected, last Sunday.  Papa went to Waterloo last Sun. & got the oil changed in the chev. 10,942 miles.  Steve Rennecker came over a little while this evening.


Monday, July 14, 1930

Rosalia & Bertille washed and ironed this morning.  Papa spread lime dust.  This afternoon we went over and got Aunt Mary & then we stopped at George Henkel where the Engine was, then we went up to Henry’s.  Henry had the thrasher men for supper, & they stayed all night the 3 of them.  Mrs. Gus. Geodelle was also there.


Sunday, July 13, 1930

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Henry & Leona & family were all here for dinner today.  This evening Rosalia & Bertille walked up to Eichenseer’s corner.  It is nice & cool today, yesterday it was 106 degrees.  Henry C. Voges was buried this morning.  Today is Fern Gulley’s birthday & also George Parker’s, he was 50 years old.  Fern was 20 years old.  Today the Smithton Pontiac’s & Hecker teams played but Hecker lost this time.  They also lost last Sunday, they played with Waterloo K.C.


Saturday, July 12, 1930

Leona called up and said Rosalia should come out today, because she wasn’t feeling very good.  So Papa took Rosalia out there then he came back home again.  We had chicken for dinner and supper.  Papa went to Waterloo this afternoon and Bertille went along out as far as Henry’s, there she scrubbed and cleaned.  Papa got the oil changed in the Chevrolet and got the battery charged, but it is still in Waterloo yet.  We had 10942 miles.  Rosalia had dinner and supper out at Henry’s.  This evening they brought her home again.


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