Tag Archives: Belleville

Tuesday, Dec. 30, 1930

We all went to Belleville this morning & sold 16 doz. eggs for .35¢, $5.60.  Papa went in the woods this afternoon & also stopped in at Henry’s & brought the thread in for her, what we brought along from Belleville.  Rosalia is fixing up the doll & stuffed it.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came here this evening & then we all went up in the School Hall & there Oh! what a time, it was a dance.  Isadore Helfrich went home & got his accordion & then Uncle Fred Roy Staufenbiel furnished music.  There were a few outsiders there.  Papa bought a cake.  Uncle Fred got 2 cakes.  The dance was over about 11 o’clock.


Tuesday, Dec. 23, 1930

We send off a few Christmas Greeting today.  This morning we went to Belleville with our meat & eggs.  We bought some tree ornaments & also a few presents.  This afternoon went up to see the Children’s Christmas Program.  It was nice.  Adm. 11¢ the whole family.


Thursday, Dec. 18, 1930

Looks like snow this morning.  It started snowing & kept up all day.  Henry & Leona went to Belleville this morning & left the kids here.  They were back again for dinner.  We baked delicious cookies this morning.  Harold & Virgil Eichenseer were here this evening and brought us a letter for an invitation for a play in St. Augustine’s Hall next Tues. afternoon given by the school children, admission fee says 11¢ in this letter.  We got a Christmas card today from Creses Freund.


Wednesday, Dec. 17, 1930

Papa, Rosalia, Bertille all went to Belleville to sell sausage again this morning, so we did pretty good today, we sold $6.30 eggs & had calls for many more, but we didn’t have any, only 18 dozs.  We also came across Aunt Mary & Uncle Fred too, John Reheis’s, Louis Armstutz, Flossie Kammler, Alvera Jatho.  We & Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went to Rhein’s & Kamapp Piano Co. we bought a victrola from Rhein’s for $8.00 delivered to the house, 24 records, 2 package needles.  Rosalia & Bertille are baking oatmeal cookies tonight.  We met Tony Eichenseer & also Raymond Schumacher at Belleville today.  Bertille was up town twice this evening to get the papers.  The marriage licenses of Osborn Birkner & a girl from Belleville 16 years old were in the paper & also those who were present at the wedding supper.  He is the son of Pete Birkner, he is 29 yrs. old & married a girl 16.  Viola Steinheimer of Belleville.  Hy. Rausch is ill at present.


Wednesday, Dec. 10, 1930

We all went to Belleville today to sell some meat & eggs, we sold $8.30 meat & $9.10 for 26 doz. eggs & .35¢ a doz.  We took our old route back again.  Rosalia ran across John Kammler’s house in Belleville but they just butchered out at George Wagner’s last Saturday.  Today is Edwin Eckert’s 2nd year birthday.  It is raining.  Rosalia isn’t feeling very well this evening.  I seen in the Hecker news in the paper that “Bill Lehr” is reported to be very sick with double pneumonia.  Our Ozark Trip by Frances Schilling was also in the paper.


Tuesday, Dec. 9, 1930

We are butchering one hog today.  Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary, Henry & family were all here for lunch & dinner.  Steve Rennecker was over this morning also a little while.  This afternoon Aunt Mary & Bertille went to Mrs. Rausch funeral.  There were so many people there so we just went as far as the house, because the church would of been crowded anyway.  It was an awful large funeral.  Miss Elsie Rausch is going to go down by Mrs. Brauns now the way we heard.  We were going out to Uncle Fred’s, Aunt Mary’s & met then coming to our place, right by the cemetery, so we turned around & came back home again, we were going out to listen to their radio, but there receiver didn’t work, so they brought it up this evening, so we could take it along to Belleville tomorrow.  They want to get one now from Philip Braun’s, so when they got there Mrs. Braun wasn’t at home, she went along over to St. Louis with Victor & the rest didn’t know were it was at, so Aunt Mary & Uncle Fred came down again.  I seen in the paper that Miss Emma Baetje from Smithton died.


Monday, Dec. 8, 1930

Today is Church Holiday.  We all went to first mass this morning & then came home & ate breakfast & dinner.  Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary & Emil were all here, after that Oscar Birkner’s family came to get the wash stand.  Emil was here to see about butchering.  Henry & family went to Waterloo today.  We all went in to Belleville, Aunt Mary took some eggs along in & sold 3 doz. for .35¢.  We bought some toys for the kids Christmas presents.  The Hecker people were all mostly presented in there.  Ike Napiers moved today from the Knapp place to Ed. Meng’s again, Sensel & Pannebecker Blackburn moved him back, he was only up there about 3 months.  Adam Eckert’s birthday is today.


Monday, December 1, 1930

Bertille was at church this morning.  Papa & Rosalia went to Belleville again today with the eggs.  Last week they took Mrs. Owen Fahey & Mrs. Rose Crook to the hospital in Red Bud.  Mrs. Fahey is to get operated on appendix & Mrs. Albert Crook has heart & kidney trouble.  There was no funeral in the Hecker Catholic Church during 1930 church year.  There was a man here at noon and wanted to sell some rugs & 3 fur coats, but you had to make your price on them, we didn’t take any it looked kind of suspicious, like it might of been stolen goods, the man was from California, and has intended to go to Canada & Montreal.  There were 2 men in the car.  Papa & Rosalia sold 18 doz. eggs for .40¢ a doz. to some customers in Belleville.  Ed Meng was over a little while & took a look at our hogs.  He wanted to know if Henry still had his for sale, so Bertille called out to Henry’s & found out.  Papa went over to Meng’s & told him & also took his post hole digger back again.  The paper says 20 above zero tonight.


Monday, Nov. 24, 1930

Rosalia went to church this morning & then Papa & her went to Belleville with the eggs & turkey.  Henry bought one of them pigs, what Papa brought along last Sat. for $4.00.  It is snowing this morning.  We heard this morn. that Albert Thompson had a little baby born dead, they tolled the bell yesterday morning, & it was buried Sunday.  Eggs are .40-.38¢ a doz.  We got .25¢ a lb. for our turkey in Belleville.  We got some skimmed milk this afternoon for the pigs & the cat for .2¢ a gal.


Saturday, Nov. 22, 1930

Papa went to Waterloo this afternoon to get his watch fixed.  Henry & Leona went to Belleville this afternoon & got the kids new shoes.  The kids stayed here.  The Democrat candidates gave a free dance & lunch in the Odd Fellow’s Hall tonight, Henry & Leona went there, it was so crowded in the basement & also on the second floor.  Hugo Radan furnished the latest music & Crooks Ramblers the old time music.  We were out at George Boll’s celebrating Karl’s 20 birthday.  Cake, Lemonade, Beer, wine, sandwiches were the refreshments served.  Papa bought 2 little pigs this afternoon from a man by Burksville.  He also brought a little kitten along too.


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