Tag Archives: Eichenseer

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.


Sunday, June 22, 1930

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Henry’s family were all up this morning.  This afternoon Papa, Rosalia & Bertille drove down to Wm. A. Voges to see about some pigs.  We talked with Irene that long.  She told us that Kunkelmann’s had a dance Sat. nite and that Hy. Hillsman is to have one over at Fayetteville to-night.  The bunch from Hecker, 40 of them, was going over in Clarence Braun’s truck.  We went out to George Schilling’s this evening & took their sacks back again.  We stopped at Henry’s but nobody was at home so we came back home again.  In the evening Mamie & Angela Eichenseer came down.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went to Red Bud to Irene Buehler’s birthday.  They stopped in here when they came back.  Irene was 8 years old today.  Today it is so hot it is 104 under porches in the shade.


Friday, June 20, 1930

Papa went up town this morning.  Rosalia was up at Mamie Eichenseers this afternoon and got one of her dress patterns.  She brought our umbrella along back.  They got it fixed up now.  The men are going to work in the quarry again today.  Fr. Grootens called on Uncle Fred to come to the new school and work today.  He was afraid it was going to rain so Rosalia went out there and brought them along back.  Then Uncle Fred and Papa went to work at the school all day.  Henry & family came up this afternoon.  Henry & Leona went to Belleville and the kids stayed here.  Aunt Mary & Bobby carried lunch up to the men working, to Uncle Fred and Papa.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had dinner, supper & breakfast with us.  Clarence Wagner was down a little while this evening or this afternoon playing with Bobby.  This evening Mamie, Angela Eichenseer & Mrs. Joe Wachtel came here to get us.  Then we all went up to Kammler’s Hall and celebrated Odillo Eichenseer’s birthday.  There were quite a few people there – Gus Blackburn, Uncle Fred, Karl Boll, Hy. Rausch & Ralph Rausch furnished the music.  Gus Blackburn charged $3.00.  They had 8 cakes baked.  We sure had a good time!  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed all night at our house.  There is going to be a dance at Rapp’s next Wed., but we got no invitation.


Thursday, June 19, 1930

Bertille went to church this morning.  Feast of ‘Corpus Christie.’  Today is Odillo Eichenseer’s birthday.  He is 18 years old.  He is going to celebrate tomorrow night in Kammler’s Hall.  Papa is digging post holes this morning.  He is going to put up a straw shed for the horses.  They have a big piece in the paper of Fr. Schlarman becoming Bishop.  Today he has a big time for all the children.  Bertille took 2 1/2 dozen eggs off.  Eggs are .19¢ a dozen.  Fr. Grootens wanted Papa to come and help on the new school today, but I told him he was too busy.  He had to set posts for a straw shed.  So then he called for Adam Brand but I don’t think he answered.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were there this evening.  Uncle Fred helped Papa put the posts on.  Papa went up town this evening.  Albert Griffin a student at the University of Illinois graduated and can be anything he wants to in the case of law or anything else.  Irene Reheis also graduated from Belleville High School.


Monday, June 16, 1930

Bertille was at church this morning.  Papa went along with Eichenseer to Belleville to haul desks out to the new school this morning.  Bertille took 3 doz. eggs to the store & got .19¢ a doz.  The price of springs [chicken] at the store is .25¢ for the heaviest ones.  Papa, Rosalia, Bertille, Mamie Eichenseer, Aunt Mary, we all went to Belleville this afternoon.  Rosalia & Bertille got new dresses and also got caps.  We were also by a fellow named Smith to see a Jersey Heifer between Smithton & Freeburg.  Aunt Mary came along up to Hecker with us.  We did our work up then we went out to Uncle Fred’s for supper.


Sunday, June 15, 1930

Leona came up for church by herself this morn.  Henry stayed at home and watched the kids, then he went to Waterloo to late mass & brought Jake Geodell’s family along out.  Leona had to cook dinner for them.  Uncle Fred and Aunt Mary were here for dinner today, they brought some peas & beans, dewberries along up.  It rained this afternoon & then they ran for home.  Mamie Eichenseer came down a little while this evening until it was time to go to church, then Rosalia, Bertille, Mamie went up to church.  It rained this evening again a little.  There were 2 St. Franciscans Sisters here, one was Rosa Kaiser.  Today the Hecker baseball team played with New Athens.  Hecker won 3 to 4.  The ball players went coming back from New Athens they slipped in the ditch by Jake Klein’s and tore the mailbox off.


Monday, June 9, 1930

Papa & Rosalia went to Henry’s this morning.  They had dinner out there.  Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary, Bertille went to Red Bud to the school picnic.  Papa went to look for dewberries, but he said “there was none there.”  In the evening we all went out to Kenneth Kemp’s barn dance.  Ha!  Ha!  We sure did have fun.  Bertille was at church this morning.  This evening she took eggs to the store & got .17¢ a dozen, then she went up to Eichenseer’s to see if Mamie could go along to Kemps.  But she wasn’t allowed to go.


Saturday, June 7, 1930

Papa & Rosalia went up to Henry the morning to fix [the] fence.    There are dances all over tonight.  We have an invitation to Ronnenbergs and also have one to Ettlings, Marcella’s birthday.  There is one at Chas. Sensel’s barn dance, one at Oak Grove, Renault.  It rained a little this evening.  Papa, Rosalia & Bertille were at Ettlings this evening.  There sure were a lot of people there.  Marcella got all kinds of beautiful presents.  Those that were there were, Peter Reheis & family, John Reheis & family, Albert Cleveland & family, Robert Laut & family, Perry Klotz & family & Elmer Kammlers wife & Billy, August Blackburn & family, Nick Menths family, Ike Napier & family, George Boll & family.  The boys were: Henry Spalt, Clifford Stallebher, Elmer & Clement Parker, Odillo Eichenseer, Henry & Ralph Wiegand, Levi Ganley, Clarence Pabst, Karl Kammler & his girl, & Alfred Kammler & his girl, Ralph Rausch, Kenneth Kemp, Milton Wagner, & a good many others from St. Louis.  Cake, Beer, Lemonade were served.  We came home at 12:30.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were at Ronnenbergs.  There was an awful big crowd there too.  Henry said it was crowded at Sensel’s too.  There were way many more people at Ettling then what I have mentioned.


Friday, May 23, 1930

It rained last night.  Papa went out to see Mr. Statterman the man that lives were Julius Ambruster lived.  This afternoon he went up to Smithton to August Mueths place, it is getting sold this afternoon.  Miss Bertha Wolf of 414 E. McKinley Street died at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital.  She was only 21 years old, she will be buried tomorrow afternoon.  I went to Blackburn school with her.  She was born March 24, 1909.  The Fahey twins, Stella and Marcella of St. Louis were home Sunday and celebrated their 19th birthday anniversary.  Bertille was at church this morning.  Eggs are .17¢ a dozen at Eichenseer’s store.  Henry & family were up this evening.  Henry sold his gray mare to Schneider from Smithton, for $10.00.


Monday, May 19, 1930

Today all the Ladies of the Parish have to clean the church for confirmation.  Wednesday, the Bishop is coming.  Leona, Robert, Floyd were here this morning.  Leona & Bertille went to church.  Rosalia helped to scrub the church this morning.  Bertille went up to practice singing for Wednesday.  Father Grooten called up this morning and wanted to know if he could use the Whippet.  Papa said “yes.”  So he came down and Johnny was here too.  Papa went along with him to Chester.  He said he wanted to get some rock for the school house.  So Papa went with Father too, so I guess he will see Chester for the first time.  Rosalia & Bertille went up to Eichenseer’s and got Mamie and then we went to Joseph Braun’s & took our pillow slips back for the picnic.  There was a Jefferson Club meeting in Hecker tonight, at Griffin’s Hall.  In Kammler’s Hall the boys were tearing the stage out ready for the dance Saturday night.


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