Tag Archives: Columbia

Friday, Oct. 24, 1930

Bertille was at church this morning.  The Catholic School children didn’t have no school all this week, because the furnace isn’t fixed yet.  They took Mrs. Lutz to the hospital this morning, she is in a pretty bad condition, she is swollen up so bad she can’t hardly breathe they say.  Mr. Zimmer the candidate for School Superintendent was here this morning.  The Monroe Co. farmers Institue is going to be held at Columbia this year.  This evening the bell of the Evangelical church tolled 58 strokes for the death of Mrs. Lutz, she died at 3:30 this afternoon.  They was to operate on her, but she was too weak, when they brought her to the hospital.


Friday, August 15, 1930

We all went early this morning to church.  The priest passed Miss Stella Roscow by this morning at the communion railing.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here for dinner and breakfast.  This afternoon we all went into Belleville.  We got some cook pots.  Rosalia went and got the mail.  This evening Papa, Rosalia, Bertille, Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary, Henry & family went up to Uncle Adam’s & Emil’s.  I have seen in the Waterloo Times that Miss Ida Sommer & two girl friends from Columbia motored to Louisville, Kentucky, where they will spend a week seeing many points of interest such as Mammoth Cave, Lincoln’s birthplace at Hodgenville, Ky., The Old Kentucky home of Bardstown & Camp Knox.  They expect to return home Sat.  Also Miss Marie Kolmer and Louise Dalkert left Sat. for a tour of the west.  Their stops will include Denver, Colorado Springs, Estes & Yellowstone parks.  They will be gone about 2 weeks.  A 8 lb. baby girl was born to Mr. & Mrs. Geo. Strattman, the shoe man, at St. Mary’s Hospital, East St. Louis, Monday morning.  They now have a pair.  On August 9, Miss Alice Hoffman became the bride of Mr. Roy Bohres of St. Louis.


Friday, July 4, 1930

Today we can eat meat.  We are thrashing this morning again.  We had spring chicken for dinner.  We thrashed 139 bu. of wheat.  Kuhns thrashed altogether 2300 bu.  This evening we all went out to Henry’s.  Gus Geodelle and family, Conrad Geodelle and family, Miss Hilda Klube & boyfriend, Mr. Fred Lindes & mother were all there.  They played music, accordion, violin, guitar.  Today you can see all kinds of fireworks.  Papa & Rosalia fixed fences this afternoon.  There is picnic in Columbia, picnic & fish fry in Oak Grove Park, one in Belleville, and a good many other places.


Tuesday, April 8, 1930

Today is Aunt Lizzie birthday.  We have a wash day.  Rev. Otto Meier of Columbia parish died last Friday and will be buried this morning at Columbia.  Rev. Eschman is to have the sermon.  We found 26 eggs.


Sunday, February 23, 1930

Papa went to first mass.  Rosalia and Bertille went to late mass.  In the afternoon we drove up to Eichenseer’s and got gas and air and took Mamie along, we went to Smithton, Douglas, Belleville, Millstadt, Darmstadt, Columbia, Waterloo, Red Bud & then back to Hecker.  Oh!  Wasn’t that some drive.  I say it was.  It took 2 hours.  We found 20 eggs today.


Tuesday, January 14, 1930

The weather sure is pleasant, nice, sunshine, but the roads are muddy.  There was high water all around.  Casey Pabst went out as far as Kemps Hill and he said the creek was out.  The Heckers scouts went to Columbia to attend to a American Legion meeting.  They are repairing telephone lines in town which were broke down by ice.  Alfred Geodelle baby is sick.


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