Tag Archives: Armstutz

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.


Monday, June 30, 1930

Bertille went to church this morning.  It is also raining this morning again.  This afternoon the Gambach brothers are getting buried in one hole side by side.  Mrs. Gambach said they died together, they should stay together & be buried together.  We all went to the funeral this afternoon, it was the largest ever had in Hecker.  So many pretty flowers.  They had 2 florist wagons to haul the flowers to the cemetery.  It was an awful sad case.  Mrs. George Gambach and Mrs. Henry Gambach & Mildred Stiffler, they just hollered & cried something terrible.  The parents bought a big bouquet of flowers for each one.  Mrs. Hy. Gambach bought one with “My Dear Husband” written on it.  We all went to Freeburg this evening & got some steel posts.  We saw the graves as we went by.  It was just decorated all over with flowers.  Their coffins cost $700. a piece.  They was put in concrete vaults.  They took the picture of them coffins when they was in the undertaking wagon.  The Y.P.L. walked down in front of the hearsts all the way to the church.  And also the pall bearers walked along side of the hearsts.  The ball bearers for Henry were- Harry & Elmer Kammler, Mrs. Gambach’s brother, Louis & Fred Armstutz, & another fellow I didn’t know him.  For Willard was, Henry Spalt, Henry Siegand, Werner Kammler, Kenneth Kemp, Flossie Kammler’s brother, Henry Emery.


Wednesday, June 25, 1930

Today is Mrs. Mike Armstutz birthday and also Yvonne Rapp’s.  We have an invitation for Rapp’s, but we ain’t going to go.  Uncle Fred brought Aunt Mary up this morning then he went home again.  She helped us fix our dresses.  Aunt Mary & Bertille was at the store this morning and we also went upstairs by Mamie, and tried one of her dresses on, so I got mine fixed just like heres, only mine has a big collar.  It got awful windy this afternoon.  It started to thunder and lightnin’ and then rain.  So in the evening Uncle Fred walked up here.  He came here in time for supper.  She [Aunt Mary] was here all day.  In the evening they went down to Armstutz’s birthday.  Then afterwards they stayed here all night.  It rained again so much that night.  Rapp’s had an awful crowd.  They invited us but we didn’t go.  It looked too much like rain.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had an invitation.


Tuesday, June 24, 1930

Papa went down to Red Bud to get some lumber this morning.  Hy. Armstutz is cutting oats today.  Nick Schaefer is on the binder (?) and Hy. & Arthur are shocking.  It was in today’s paper that Mr. & Mrs. Colonel Lindbergh have a little son born last Sunday at 3:15 p.m.  They didn’t know what they was going to called it yet.  Some said “Charles Augustus” and others said “Charles Morrow” in honor of the grandfather.  It will be in tomorrows paper what they are going to call it.  Papa is setting fence posts this afternoon.  “Dick” Stahlebher & John Wertz were here at noon hour & John wanted to look at our little leghorn chick.  He was going to talk to his papa about them once and would (let) us know later.  He is working over at Meng’s today, hauling mist.  Rosalia & Bertille went out to Henry’s this evening to water the horses.  Henry & Emil are cutting oats.  After supper we all went out to set posts.  We had spring chicken for dinner today.  It sure was good.


Wednesday, June 18, 1930

Rosalia & Bertille went out to Uncle Fred’s this morning to pick dewberries.  We picked about 2 gallons.  We canned 2 gls. today and made the rest is jelly.  We took Aunt Mary’s curtains along home and washed them for her.  We had lunch out there this morning.  Kuhus brothers started cutting wheat in our field this afternoon.  Mr. Kuhus is sick in bed with rheumatism.  Yesterday was Ike Napiers birthday, but they didn’t have no dance.  This evening Kuhus brother-in-law was here and looked at our little leghorn chick.  Uncle Fred and Aunt Mary were also here.  Papa went out a little while to help Kuhus shock wheat.  Pete Wachtel and Louis Armstutz, Uncle Fred helped a little while this evening too.  Papa and Uncle Fred went up to the new school this evening to get some benches.  Uncle Fred took 2 of them.  Aunt Mary, Rosalia, Bertille went over to Mrs. Rennecker.  She showed up her garden.  They finished fixing the church steeple today.


Friday, May 30, 1930

Today is a school picnic at Waterloo.  Papa was up town this morning.  Papa has to help to fix up the stands this afternoon.  Bertille scrubbed all over.  Rosalia baked 2 cakes for the picnic and also 2 loaves of bread.  In the evening we went out to Uncle Fred’s & Christ Buehler’s family were there & George Wagner’s family, Fred Armstutz and wife and Mrs. Mike Armstutz.


Wednesday, May 28, 1930

Rosalia and Bertille stayed out at Aunt Mary’s.  Papa went home, he was at home in the morning, in the afternoon he went to help fix stands again for the picnic.  In the afternoon Henry & Mrs. Armstutz & Oscar Birkner were there a little while.  They had lunch there.  In the evening Papa & Henry & family was there.  We stayed all night again.  Mr. Ronenberger came a little while.  Papa was at Henry’s this morning.  Mr. Schneider was there too.  Henry sold his gray mare to him for $10.00.


Thursday, May 27, 1930

We washed for Aunt Mary this morning.  Papa went home and he came back again for dinner.  After dinner Papa and Rosalia went home.  Papa had to help fix up the stands & Rosalia had to help scrub the hall for the picnic.  In the evening they came back again.  There were so many people there that evening.  Christ Buehler’s family, Willie Birkner’s family, Louis Birkner, Fred Armstutz & wife & Miss Mary Wagner, Father Grootens, Joe Braun, Frank Birkner & wife & all of us were there.  We stayed all night.


Monday, May 26, 1930

Rosalia & Bertille went to church this morning.  There were quite a few people in church this morning.  We washed today.  Uncle Fred was kicked by his horse.  Aunt Mary called up to told us to come out.  He didn’t know what happened, he was unconscious for a little while.  We called for Dr. Eckert to come out.  He was kicked on his leg and on his side of the face, right by the eye.  It is all swoll(en) up.  Oscar Birkner was there too.  We stayed there for dinner.  After dinner Bertille and Rosalia went home and finished washing, ironing.  In the evening we went out again.  Louis Armstutz and his wife, Mrs. Mike Armstutz and Luisa Birkner were there.  Oscar Birner’s wife was there in the afternoon.  We all stayed there that night.  We was there for supper.


Monday, April 28, 1930

Uncle Fred is helping to work on the new school.  Aunt Mary was here all day.  Uncle Fred came down here for dinner and supper.  They both ate with us today.  Aunt Mary and Rosalia were sewing a dress.  Henry came up this afternoon to get some sour milk.  Werner Kammler has a new Chevrolet truck.  Today was eclipse of the sun.  Bertille was down at Louis Armstutz this morning and this afternoon, got a dress pattern and returned it again.  Bertille took 4 dozen eggs to the store, got .21¢ this morning and this afternoon, Uncle Fred took 10 dozen there and got .20¢ a dozen.


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