Category Archives: September

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 1930

Aunt Mary called up this morning and said we should come out they had company from St. Louis.  So this afternoon we went out there.  Mr. & Mrs. Val Adams & children Ellen & Eugene & Mrs. Frank Dudenhoeffer from St. Louis were there, but they couldn’t stay very long on account of Val had to start work at 5:30.  We had lunch out there.  Uncle Fred & Papa sawed our barrel in two after the company left.  Tonight is a dance down at Wiegand’s place, Herzog & Schultz is giving it.   Herzog wants to advertise his music, we have an invitation but we ain’t going.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went.


Tuesday, Sept. 9, 1930

Rosalia & Bertille went out to Henry’s to help cook apple butter, she got 10 gallons.  Mrs. Geodelle was also out, we cook a kettle full of soap, and washed this afternoon & scrubbed the rooms & porches for Leona.  We had lunch & dinner out there.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here.  We found 19 eggs.  Egges are .20¢ a doz.  I seen in the paper that $500,000 as fire sweeps Quality & Oakland Foundries at Belleville yesterday.  Papa is discing the chicken yards.  Henry Meng was over watching Papa disc a little while.


Monday, Sept. 8, 1930

Today is Cletus Buehler’s birthday.  Leona called up this afternoon to come out this evening and peel apples.  So we went out.  The rest helping present were, Mr. & Mrs. Gus Geodelle & Rayomond & 2 Lenhardts boys, Mr. & Mrs. Peter Reheis & family, Joe Geodelle & wife, Dan Geodelle & family, Edna Geodelle & husband & children from St. Louis, Mr. & Mrs. Fred Birkner.  We peeled 4 bus. of apples.  We found 16 eggs today.


Sunday, Sept. 7, 1930

We went to late mass this morning.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here all day, we took them home this evening.  We at the watermelon this afternoon.  What we got from Lee Gregson for .30¢.  It tasted pretty good.  Uncle Fred gave Mr. Hill a piece to put in the paper about Rosalia’s birthday.


Saturday, Sept. 6, 1930

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here for lunch, dinner & lunch today, we dug a well.  There is about 8 ft. of water.  In the evening we drove out to Uncle Fred’s & got them went back to Hecker and took the hard road to Breezy Hill to Gus Geodell’s 25th wedding anniversary, silver.  There was a big crowd there.  It rained this evening, it just poured down.  They stayed at our house all night.  Bertille was over an invited Elmer Kammler.


Friday, Sept. 5, 1930

It is raining a little this morning.  Gregory McArthy is teaching the Hecker School and he boards by Eichenseers.  I seen in the paper that there are a lot of people ailing at present, they are, Mrs. Rausch ailing of a weak heart.  Mrs. Spalt has Typhoid fever, Bill Parkinson has rehuwates [?], Peter Dehn is no better yet.  George Gambach had his well closed up with cinders.  Harry Stiffler moved in Gambach’s property.  Clarence Pabst sold his milk route and truck to Clarence Wittenauer.  Edward Neff & Mr. & Mrs. John Reheis motored to St. Louis & visited Forest Park.  The Hecker baseball team played with Waterloo, the Catholics, Sunday there and were defeated with a score of 14 to 6 & Monday they played at New Athens & was defeated by a score of 14 to 4.  William Birkner is building a garage.  Henry Armstutz is on jury at Waterloo.  Papa, Rosalia, & Bertille went to Uncle Fred’s & Aunt Mary’s this afternoon to help to cut corn.  We had lunch out there.  We brought some corn father along back.  Rosalia went and got the mail.  Tomorrow we intend to dig a well by the straw shed.  Bennet Mudd from Red Bud guessed in Waterloo Sunday that a sack of feed weighed 30.9 lbs.  He was closest to it, it weighed 30.8 lbs.  He got the 100 lb. sack of pig chow.  Mrs Threfall & John Henkel had to be on circuit court last Tuesday.  She sued John $300.00 for board.  On Sept. 1 Mon. Peter Dietz & Miss Marie Henke were married in Waterloo.  Mrs. Ralph Neff & Miss Anna Dietz were best.  Henry Eichleman marriage license was also in the paper he is 29 yrs. old & Dora Einwich is 18 yrs.  Virginia Emery of Hecker won the Normal School Scholarship.


Thursday, Sept. 4, 1930

Today is Rosalia’s birthday, she is 19 years old.  Bertille baked 3 birthday cakes this morning.  Papa went over to Freeburg this morning & got some tiling for a well.  We are having chicken soup for dinner.  Papa went out in the Blackjacks to see a man by the name of Hover this afternoon.  This evening Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary, Christ Buehler’s family & Henry & family were all here celebrating Rosalia’s birthday, music was played & watermelons, cakes, doughnuts, lemonade were the refreshments.  There was a man here this afternoon trying to sell watermelon, he came from Sparta.  But we didn’t buy any because we already had two.


Wednesday, Sept. 3, 1930

Rosalia & Bertille washed, ironed, patched today.  Papa & Rosalia went out to Henry’s this morning.  Mr. H. Hover was here and looked at our horses, he was here for dinner.  Papa went up town to get coal oil to spray the chicken house with.


Tuesday, September 2, 1930

Papa & Uncle Fred went to Waterloo this morning.  Aunt Mary stayed here they had dinner with us.  There was a party here looking at our blind horse this morning.  He wanted to trade on some hogs.  Leona & kids were here this morning.  We canned apples & made some jelly this morning.  Rosalia got the mail this evening.  Frank Buehlers have a little boy since last Friday, Frances.  I seen in the paper that Irwin Albrect Bertha Meuth, have a little boy.


Monday, September 1, 1930

Today is Labor Day.  Picnic at Red Bud, Smithton, Tiptown & Old time dance at Waterloo Court House Yard.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up about 3 o’clock and then we went down to Red Bud we were there a little while, then the fellow came with snakes & selling Cactus Oil & rattle snake oil.  There were four fellows singing and one playing piano, Snitzelbank & Adam’s Rib.  From there we watched the ladies or women saw wood on the stage.  About 5:30 we all went to Tiptown picnic & dance.  We were there a little while & the prizes were awarded.  1st prize Living Room Suite Mrs. Kate Brand from Red Bud, Ill.  2nd prize 9×12 rug A.L. Clifford Red Bud, Rt. 4 the same man what got the radio last year.  3rd prize wrist watch Herman Geoslling Waterloo, Ill. 4 rd. & fifth prize went to St. Louis & East St. Louis.  The dancing began in the evening.  Admission .25¢.  Ludwigs accordion & guitar, mandolin, furnished music.  Uncle Fred & Gregory Mcarthy played together.  We left from there & went back to Red Bud and listened to the music a little while there.  Rosalia was at church this morning.


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