Tag Archives: Grootens

Tuesday, July 1, 1930

Rosalia & Bertille washed today.  Papa is setting posts.  Joe Schilling thrashed 900 bu. wheat today.  Rosalia & Bertille went out to Henry’s this evening a little while.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up a little while this evening.  Rosalia clipped their necks for them.  Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary, Rosalia & Bertille went down to the cemetery to see the Gambach’s graves.  They are all decorated with flowers.  Eichenseers were also down there.  Papa was over at Ed. Mengs and then he came up to the store.  The day when Gambach brothers got buried, they say that Father Grootens was also in their church too.  On June 27 is also Steve Rennecker’s birthday, the same day the Gambach’s died.


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.


Tuesday, June 3, 1930

Rosalia & Bertille washed today and also ironed.  Papa fixed some gates this morning and this afternoon.  Johnny came and said that Father Grootens said “he should come up and work at the new school today.”  So he went up this afternoon.  Mrs. Rennecker was over a little while this morning, one of our chickens got over there so she brought it back again.  Her brother Valentine Dehn drowned in the river Monday evening.  Him and another fellow were trying out a new boat, he was at Belleville Monday and got himself a $160 motor boat.  And Monday night him and another fellow went boat riding and they both drowned.  His partner they found right away, but they didn’t find him until this morning about 5 o’clock.  All the children went down there yesterday afternoon.  He is now down at Ellis Grove by his sister Annie.  They intend bringing him up to Red Bud in Dasher’s undertaking parlor until Friday afternoon 2 o’clock.  Later on Mr. Dehn had intended to take a 700 mile trip down the river to Arkansas.

 


Thursday, May 27, 1930

We washed for Aunt Mary this morning.  Papa went home and he came back again for dinner.  After dinner Papa and Rosalia went home.  Papa had to help fix up the stands & Rosalia had to help scrub the hall for the picnic.  In the evening they came back again.  There were so many people there that evening.  Christ Buehler’s family, Willie Birkner’s family, Louis Birkner, Fred Armstutz & wife & Miss Mary Wagner, Father Grootens, Joe Braun, Frank Birkner & wife & all of us were there.  We stayed all night.


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.


Thursday, April 24, 1930

Today is Alfreda Wittenauer’s birthday and also Elmer Parker’s.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary have an invitation to come to Parker’s this evening.  There is going to be a dance there.  We are not invited.  Papa, Rosalia went out to Henry’s this morning to get some straw and a few other things.  Bertille went to church.  Uncle Fred & Papa went to Waterloo this afternoon.  They brought souvenirs along for the women.  They gave egg timers and for the men a key knife.  Aunt Mary stayed at our house.  They ate supper with us.  Bertille took 4 dozen eggs to the store and got .21¢ a dozen.  Farther Grootens and Clement Parker was at our house this afternoon.  They wanted a wheelbarrow, but we didn’t have any so they went over to Joe Wachtel and there got one.


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.


Friday, January 10, 1930

It is awful icy.  Fr. Goottens and Frank walked through our wheat field going East.  Leroy Kuhns came here to get some sand. He was going to drive in and got stuck in our lane.  The Bruns brothers, Lester, Henry, Eugene, lifted him out.  Papa, Rosalia, Bertille, went out to Henry’s this morning but when we got to the hills we turned around & went back, we couldn’t get through.

George Freund’s barn burned down, Sat. Jan. 4.  Five loads of hay, 2 load of bundle oats & some wheat & machinery [were lost].  The fire was put out by some neighbors.


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