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Tuesday, April 29, 1930

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here for dinner and supper.  Uncle Fred & Papa worked up at the school building.  Bill Haudrich & a sales agent were here this evening trying to sell all kinds of stuff.  Rosalia & Bertille & Aunt Mary were at Louis Birkner’s a little while this evening.  We looked at her garden then Haudrich and that sales agent came there.  We bought a few things from him.  A box of face powder, perfume, cream, lice and insect powder.  Henry came up this evening, he got a letter from Bollinger in charge of Philip Braun, to pay a bill amounting to $21.90.


Friday, April 25, 1930

Rosalia was at church this morning.  Bertille scrubbed upstairs.  Henry Braun the census enumerator was here this morning.  Papa went up to the bank this afternoon and gave Father Grootens a check for $149.00.  He gave $100.00 for building of new school, $20 for masses, $27 for pew rent, $2 for brick.  We saw the license in today’s paper for George Dudenhoeffer and Estelle Forester from St. Louis.  The marriage license was in the Belleville News Democrat paper.  We will have 5 hen hatching on the 2nd of May.  We sent 6 hens on the 24 of April.  Ed Kaiser is sporting a new Ford Coupe.  Henry Birkner’s have a little boy.  It was born about 9 o’clock this evening.  They got him christened Sunday.  Mr. and Mrs. George Parker were sponsors.  They called him Zeno Birkner.


Wednesday, April 9, 1930

Today it is a year that Henry Birkner Jr. got married.  John Weigand’s wife got buried today at the Village cemetery.  It sure was largely attended.  She died from blood poison and heart disease.  This coming Sat. they would of been married 5 weeks.  Rosalia, Bertille, Aunt Mary, Uncle Fred went to church and cemetery.  She was the daughter of Valentine Jatho from Belleville.  Bix from Belleville was the undertaker.  Henry & family came up a little while this evening.  They brought us some setting eggs along.  We found 29 eggs today.


Saturday, April 5, 1930

Father Grootens took Frank Schwindle his boy that stayed by him off this morning.  He got home sick for his mother in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Rosalia and Bertille went over to Elmer Kammler’s for a little while this evening.  We found 30 eggs.  Today Oscar Birkner’s baby is a year old.


Sunday, March 23, 1930

Uncle Fred and Aunt Mary and Henry were up for church this morning.  After dinner Papa, Rosalia, Bertille went out to Aunt Mary’s for supper.  Christ Buehler and Mrs. Louise Birkner were also there for supper. It just started to rain heavy.  There is to be a moving picture show tonight in Griffins Hall, the name is “King of Kings” given by the Catholic Church.  But they rang over the (phone) lines to post pone it, then they rang back and said it was going to have it.  So Papa, Rosalia, Bertille went up and stopped for Mamie Eichenseer and then went to the show.  It was pretty good.  They had a pretty fair crowd for the way the weather was.  Admission was .40¢  We found 21 eggs today.  There is going to be a play in Griffins Hall after Easter.


Wednesday, March 19, 1930

Papa, Rosalia, Bertille, Aunt Mary went to church this morning.  Emma Birkner has quilting this afternoon.  Mr. Winters was here this morning from St. Louis trying to sell medicine, Bon a tone and chick tonic for little chicks to cure sickness.  We found 23 eggs.  Mr. Meng asked Papa to take him to Smithton this afternoon.  So he did.  Mr. Meng gave him a dollar for taking him up there.  He wanted to look at some horses.  Leona, Bobby, Floyd were here this afternoon.  Bertille took 2 dozen eggs and got .21¢ a dozen.


Tuesday, March 18, 1930

Ed Parker’s little baby girl, May Martha was buried this morning.  Oscar Birkner was here.  Angela Eichenseer & Lucida was here a little while this afternoon to let us know that they are going to make paper flowers up at the priest’s house this evening.  Tomorrow is St. Joseph’s day.  We found 30 eggs.  Bertille baked cookies this afternoon.  Papa, Rosalia, Bertille went to church to confession, then afterwards Rosalia, Bertille, Mamie Eichenseer went to the priest house to help make paper flowers.  Those others present were Emma Birkner, Hildegard Watchel and Angela Eichenseer and Lena, the housekeeper.


Friday, February 21, 1930

Papa and Rosalia went out to Henry’s this afternoon, Henry is sawing wood.  Mr. Jeff Payne and Virginia Alterkruse were married Wednesday, way it states in the paper.  Albert Monike was surprised last Sat. evening, when a number of his friends gathered at this home to join in the celebration of the anniversary of his birthday.  He was 52 years old.  Among those present were: Nick Schaefer, Frances, Rosalia, Lorinda, Maggie, Clarasia, his daughters, Mr. & Mrs. Frank Birkner, Henry Volkman, Robert Probst, George & Clarence Rettinghouse, Jerome and Wilford Cortner, Robert Lippert, Raymond Ambruster, Ed Cortner, Ben Kuhn, August Frisch, Clarence Pabst, August Millman & Roy Kammeron.  The elderly persons played cards while the young folks enjoyed the evening dancing.  The bachelor’s band consisting of harp, accordion & organ furnished the music.  Mail Carrier Schmidt’s niece died at Red Bud of flu.  The store of late Henry Kocchel at Waterloo was sold to Mrs. Lulu Myers who is going to start business as soon as possible.  We found 17 eggs today.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here this evening.


Saturday, February 15, 1930

Henry was here for dinner today.  He came up with the wagon and brought a telephone pole along.  He said the roads were awful bad.  Papa put our telephone box in today.  We found 19 eggs today.  Rosalia was up town this afternoon to Braun’s and ordered some chick feed.  She told them to bring it down right away, but they ain’t here yet, so maybe we will have to get it somewhere else.  Frank Birkner was stuck with his machine right in front of his shed this evening.  He couldn’t get in so I guess he left it stand in front of his house.  Uncle Adam is on the sick list at present.  Last week Emil was in bed and this week Uncle Adam ain’t feeling well.


Wednesday, February 5, 1930

It happen to be a nice day after all.  We found 8 eggs today.  Henry came up this morning to get his machine from the garage, but it wasn’t finished yet.  So he came down here for dinner and afterwards went back up again.  Then about four o’clock he left for home, but when he got to the corner his machine stopped and then he got Vic Eichenseer to look after it.  So he got it started again, he left.  When he got between Schneiders and Kammlers it stopped again.  He called up Steve Rheinecker’s to call Papa over to the telephone to bring the Whippet out there.  During that while he came up to Braun’s & had a little talk with him (and) told him to come out & pull it in.  So Papa and Henry went out to where his machine was & got the Whippet passed there.  So Henry could get home.  Papa walked home.  Papa got his hair cut this morning.  Willie Birkner dug a well on his place today.  Louis and Oscar were doing it for him.  Bill Birkner bought Mrs. Lorberg’s place.


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