Tag Archives: Birkner

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.


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.


Saturday, August 23, 1930

Papa went to a sale today by St. Joe.  But he didn’t buy anything.  In the evening we went out to Uncle Fred’s, it was their 32 year wedding anniversary.  Henry & family & Christ Buehler’s family were there, we had lemonade. coffee, cakes, cookies, pies, doughnuts.  Music was furnished by Christ Buehler, Henry Brand, Fred Birkner.  The rest of us danced.


Tuesday, August 19, 1930

Papa, Rosalia are going to haul gravel in our road today.  Lester Gregson’s have a little boy since last Sat. afternoon.  They got it christened Sunday, Robert Leo.  Leo Wittenauer and a girl from Belleville stood up for it.  Ed Schneider have a little girl, they christened it Mary Frances.  Last Friday when we was in Belleville we all got weighed in the News Democrat office.  Uncle Fred was 161.  Papa was 160.  Aunt Mary was 160.  Rosalia was 153.  Bertille was 113 lbs.  Bertille was out at Henry’s this afternoon.  We had chicken for dinner and one for supper today.  Rosalia took Bobby along up this afternoon when she hauled a load of gravel.  Peter Birkner was at our place at noon.  Papa wanted to see him about making sidewalks.  He is fixing a driveway by Joe Watchel’s house.


Thursday, August 7, 1930

We all went out to Henry’s this morning.  Papa help to fan clover seed.  We help Leona wash.  We took 2 chickens along & had them for dinner out there.  In the afternoon we went to Louis Voges’ sale, Papa bought a plow & Uncle Fred bought a wagon for $7.00.  We had to pull it home for him.  So we had supper out there.  After supper Oscar Birkner played the radio and we listen in.


Tuesday, July 29, 1930

Uncle Fred came up & helped Papa haul straw this morning.  He was here for lunch.  Before noon he went home & got Aunt Mary & then they both was here for dinner.  We had chicken dinner.  After dinner we went down to George Vonderveil sale.  Papa bought 400 worth of stuff, a shovel & a spring buggy.  Everything went cheap there too.  Henry Birkner bought a horse for $7.00.  This evening Jac. Anderson & his son were here and looked at the mare and colt.  He thought maybe he would take her.  He is going to let us know tomorrow morning.  Today is Catholic Church picnic at Red Bud.


Sunday, July 27, 1930

They were all up for church this morning.  This afternoon we went to Millstadt to hear the singers.  It was Saengerfest Picnic.  We met Frank Dudenhoeffer, his wife & George, Peter Reheis & Jas. Reheis, Oscar Birkners, Adam Eckerts.  From Millstadt we went to the Club House, there we had chicken supper.  They had a tarpaulin laid to dance on.  There were a lot of people there.  When we came home Henry just came out from our house.  But he came back again, he wanted to know where that club house was, but they went back home again.  Last Sunday the Millstadt ball team played with Hecker here.  The score was 19 to 2 in favor of Hecker.  Rex Rapp made a home run.  Today they are playing with a St. Louis team.  I seen in the paper that Henry S. Braun threshed 1800 bus. of wheat & 1500 bus. of oats.


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.


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.


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