Category Archives: July

Friday, July 11, 1930

Bertille was up at the store this morning.  We heard this morning when Mr. Hill telephoned into Belleville to the News Democrat office that Henry C. Voges died last night at 1:30 a.m.  He was over heated from thrashing.  He was helping August Voges to thrash and today he was to get them.  Peter Dehn, Jr. also had a stroke frm over heated, he was out thrashing too.  Henry C. Voges was 63 years old.  Mrs. Hill is Aunt over him and August Voges is Uncle.  That is where he got over heated.  Mr. Steve Rennecker is at home today, so Papa went over a little while now.  That isn’t so that Peter Dehn Jr. got a stroke.  Old Man Dehn is pretty bad, he can’t move his legs nor his arms.


Thursday, July 10, 1930

Papa & Rosalia went to Waterloo & took 5 bus. wheat along & got .77¢ bus.  They got the oil changed in the Whippet.  5150 miles.  This afternoon Papa & Bertille took 16 bus. to Freeburg & got .78¢ bus.  That was all wheat from out at Henry’s.  Clarence Pabst hauled a load to Freeburg from down there and got 78 & .63¢ bus.  He charged $3.50 to haul it there.  Bertille was up at the store this afternoon.  Mrs. George Gambach is awful sick at present.  Rosalia went across the street awhile to talk to Ida.


Wednesday, July 9, 1930

We all went out to Uncle Fred’s again to help to make hay, we were there for lunch, dinner & lunch.  Today is Mrs. Frank Birkner’s birthday.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went.  Today is also Mamie Eichenseer’s birthday.


Tuesday, July 8, 1930

Papa hauled 22 bus. of Henry’s wheat to Red Bud and got .75¢ for that.  Leona called up this afternoon and said we should come out & help her milk so we went.  But Henry came home from thrashing early.  While we were there Aunt Mary called up & said we should come over & help to make hay, so then we went over there.  We had supper there.  Oscar Birkner was helping too.


Monday, July 7, 1930

Henry is trashing this morning.  We all went out to Uncle Fred’s and Aunt Mary’s and got them then we all went to Henry’s.  Mrs. Gus Geodell and Mrs. Dan Geodelle were also helping.  They had them for lunch and dinner.  After dinner, Papa took the horses & colt & hitched them to the cultivator and drove them to Hecker.  We thrashed about 183 bus. out at Henry’s.  And here from Kuhns we thrashed about 166 bus. and from Pabst, 63 bus.  Kuhn’s thrashed altogether 2300 bus. wheat.  Papa hauled to Red Bud 8 bus. and got .78¢ that was Hecker wheat.


Sunday, July 6, 1930

Leona fainted in church this morning.  Henry and family were all here for dinner.  Ed Pabst was here a little while this evening.  Today is Turner picnic in Smithton.  Good many Hecker folks went there for the dance in the evening.


Saturday, July 5, 1930

Today there is homecoming in New Athens.  This evening we went out to Henry’s a little while, they are going to thrash Monday morning.  I saw in the paper that Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Koch have the blessing of a little boy since last Thursday.  They now have a boy and a girl.  Mr. [and Mrs.] Jacob Miller celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary on July 2.


Friday, July 4, 1930

Today we can eat meat.  We are thrashing this morning again.  We had spring chicken for dinner.  We thrashed 139 bu. of wheat.  Kuhns thrashed altogether 2300 bu.  This evening we all went out to Henry’s.  Gus Geodelle and family, Conrad Geodelle and family, Miss Hilda Klube & boyfriend, Mr. Fred Lindes & mother were all there.  They played music, accordion, violin, guitar.  Today you can see all kinds of fireworks.  Papa & Rosalia fixed fences this afternoon.  There is picnic in Columbia, picnic & fish fry in Oak Grove Park, one in Belleville, and a good many other places.


Thursday, July 3, 1930

Today is Willard Gambach’s birthday.  Had he lived until today, he would have been 27 years old.  Today is also Ralph Ettling’s birthday.  I heard they were going to celebrate it tonight with a dance.  But we are not invited.  I send a check to the Athens Lumber Co. this morning for sewer pipes amounting to $15.40.  The thrashing machine came here about 4 o’clock this evening.  They didn’t finish here yet.  We got 108 bu. so far.  We got one load tomorrow morning.  We were all out at Ettlings this evening.  We sure did have a good time.  We came home at 2 o’clock.  Cake and beer were plentiful.  They had fireworks.


Wednesday, July 2, 1930

Today is Hy. Armstutz’s birthday.  Him and Mr. Gambach tend the store.  I send a letter to the Auto Ins. Co. for the Chev. $7.18.  Kuhus started thrashing today.  Tomorrow they will be over at Ed Mengs.  Rosalia and Bertille went out to Henry’s this afternoon and took a few things along out from the store what she needed for thrashing.  This evening Papa, Rosalia, Bertille went out to Henry’s to see about thrashing.  Geodell’s family from Waterloo were also there.  We helped Leona string and cut beans for to can.  Bertille was up at church this morning.


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