Tag Archives: Hill

Friday, Jan. 16, 1931

Papa isn’t feeling well this morning.  Bertille got the mail.  In the Waterloo Paper it states that Mr. & Mrs. Matt Crowe have a twin boy & girl at St. Mary’s Hospital in E. St. Louis.  They now have seven children 4 boys & 3 girls.  Rosalia & Bertille went up in the woods this afternoon & got a load.  But we had to put chains on & then take them off again.  We stopped at Henry’s first.  This evening is bank meeting at the new school.  Henry & family & Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up.  The men folks went to the meeting they said there was an awful crowd there.  Fr. Grootens was the main speaker & H. M. Hill made a few remarks that Mr. Burkhardt said that he thought everybody would be paid out in full if they gave him time, about a year or so.  We played 4 handed pinochle.  Bertille & Leona, & Rosalia & Aunt Mary, we each won one game.  Then Elsie & Alfred Eckert came & wanted to sell seeds.  Aunt Mary bought a package of seed corn.  They all left about 10:30.


Tuesday, Jan. 6, 1931

Today is Epiphany.  Rosalia fried down 5 gals. bacon today.  Papa took the car up town & got air & gas ready for Belleville tomorrow.  Mr. Hill called up this evening & told us about telephone meeting next Thursday Evening at George Kammler’s.  Bertille made some mush & put blood sausage in with it & fried it for supper.  It sure was good.  This evening we cooked some beef soup for tomorrow when we come back from Belleville.


Friday, Jan. 2, 1931

Rosalia & Bertille went to church this morn. & Papa went out to Oscar Birkner’s.  This afternoon he went out in the woods.  Fr. Grootens & Frank Swindle were here this evening & looked at our new pigs, they said “they are sure nice.”  H.M. Hill was reporting the news to the Belleville Papers that the Hecker bank shut its doors.  I seen in the Waterloo Times that Miss Helen Keckritz & a Cowell from Red Bud had a collision & Miss Keckritz machine got on fire & was completely pushed off the road & all damaged, it happened between Red Bud & Waterloo, she & a few more friends were going to the Brickey School, when the accident happened.  I believe she has a new Whippet now.  Emmett Cowell of Red Bud, the store manager of there was fined $102 (he had no license) for buying furs of a certain kind.  Robert Basecher 19 of Red Bud & Miss Fern Gully 20 of the same place were married last week.  Dr. Fentor also of Waterloo was in a collision in E. St. Louis & Mr. & Mrs. Fenton & their niece was hurt seriously.  Henry Kessler of Hecker has just passed his 70th birthday anniversary & says he is going to withdraw from the Woodmen.


Saturday, Dec. 6, 1930

Papa got some crushing done this morning.  This afternoon Mrs. Lutz property is getting sold.   Papa went to the sale.  Mr. Hill was auctioneer.  Rosalia & Bertille went to church this afternoon & then we also went down to the sale, Papa bought some fruit jars and pie cake pans .50¢ it was a pretty cheap sale.  Papa bought a wash stand for Oscar Birkner for $3.00.  We brought it home on our Whippet truck.  Aunt Mary came up with Oscar Birkner’s wife in the buggy.  There sure were a lot of people got crushing done today.  They finished this evening about 8 o’clock.


Thursday, Dec. 4, 1930

Mr. Caldwell from Burksville was here this morning.  This afternoon Papa & Rosalia went up in the woods.  It rained a little this morning.  This evening Mamie &  Angela Eichenseer came down & took Rosalia & Bertille along to the Literary Meeting.  The main feature of the evening was music, played by Mr. H.M. Hill with violin, & Greg McCarthy piano, & he also sang a few songs.  Spring-Time in the Rockies & America was sung by the audience.


Monday, Nov. 17, 1930

Mr. Hill was here this morning & asked for permission to bury a dog on our ground, Papa told him it was alright.  They shot that shepherd dog that was around here, it was a lost dog.  Mr. Willie Ganley was here this morning, he wanted to see Papa.  Papa & Rosalia went to Belleville & took some eggs along in to sell & they also want to get some fruit trees at Dintelmanns Nursery.  Bertille was at church this morning.  J. Sauzek bought the 12 doz. eggs in Belleville for .38¢ a doz.  They brought 18 fruit trees along.


Thursday, Oct. 30, 1930

Henry & family were here all day today.  Henry finished plowing this evening.  Emil was here this afternoon.  We baked molasses cookies today.  There was a man here this evening, he wanted to buy eggs, but we told him we didn’t have any.  Eggs are .29¢ at the store.  Rosalia & Bertille went up to Mamie’s & Angela & then we all went down to the public School House for a Literary Meeting.  Speakers were: H. M. Hill, Wm. Wiegand, Greg. McCarthy.  Mr. Wiegand spoke on prohibition and ruination of the country.  Mr. Hill spoke of Art and Mr. McCarthy spoke of Nature.  Mr. Hill also sang a song & played the violin with it, a war time song.  Today is Annie Reheis Birthday.


Wednesday, Oct. 29, 1930

Henry came up again this morning to plow.  He was here for dinner.  Mr. Hill was over this afternoon he told Papa about some brush over at the school yard, if Papa wanted to, he could have it to fill up ditches down in the field, so Papa got four loads.  Rosalia & Bertille went up to church this evening.


Wednesday, Oct. 15, 1930

Bertille cleaned house this morning.  We made some sweet chow-chow this afternoon & also some piccalilli.  One of our white young pullets died today.  Rosalia & Bertille went to church this evening.  Rosary Devotion again.  When we came out of church it just started pouring down raining.  Tonight is also the Literary Meeting down in the Public School House.  Speakers are H.M. Hill, Wm. Wiegand, Dr. Bock from Smithton & Greg McCarthy teacher.


Tuesday, Oct. 14, 1930

Mrs. Alfred Stahl got buried yesterday afternoon at Smithton.  She died in the hospital Friday at 6:30 in the evening.  She was operated for gall stones about 4 weeks ago.  Rosalia & Bertille went to Henry’s this afternoon to iron and help to work.  They are sewing wheat, he wants to finish tomorrow.  Mr. Hill was here this evening & collected telephone dues.  We found 39 eggs today.  Papa got the oil changed in the Whippet last Sat. in Waterloo, 6505 miles.


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