Tag Archives: Leona

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 1931

Leona sent a 1/2 gal. milk along with the milk driver & this afternoon Bertille baked Cream Pies.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came down this evening first before they went up to the euchre.  They brought our cabbage plants along.  There is a lot of cases of measles around now, Adam Eckert’s, Ed Cortners children all have them now.  Mrs. Threfall moved a truckload of her things out today, they are going to move up by Darmstadt, they are to be out by Thurs. or’s they have to set them out.  The Waterloo Bank has it in it’s hands.  Christ Buehler is going to move in just as soon as their out.  Today is Elvis Jatho’s birthday.


Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1931

We started fire in the furnace again today.  Tonight is a meeting for the people on account of reopening the bank in the school hall.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here this afternoon.  Rosalia is on the sick list with headaches, colds.  This evening Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Henry & family came up.  Henry & Uncle Fred went to the meeting.  Leona brought a dress pattern along up.  There was a funeral went past here today.  The Smithton minister was in the lead.  Dashner’s Ambulance & 9 cars following.


Sunday, Feb. 8, 1931

Henry & family & Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were all here for dinner today.  Uncle Fred & the kids also had lunch here this morning.  We all went over to see Uncle Fred’s property this afternoon.  Then, Henry & Leona & Aunt Mary went up to church to confession because tomorrow is 13 hour Adoration.  George Wagner is butchering today.  Steve Rennecker is the butcher.  Tonight is a dance at Papenberg’s, but we can’t go on account of church tomorrow.  Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary, Oscar Birkner, Hy. Ronederberg, Jerome Cortner, Clarence Rettinghouse, Ray Armbruster were all down at Evansville last night at a dance & Chicken Supper by Ronenbergs relation, Marie Davis birthday.  Papa got oil changed in the Chev., yesterday at Barthels Garage cost $1.10 12305 miles.  Philip Freund was here this evening.


Wednesday, Feb. 4, 1931

Papa went out to the cemetery this morning, because they are going to start to plow it over today.  But we don’t want it done to our lots.  Rosalia fried down sausage this morn.  There wasn’t anybody at the cemetery today.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up & then we went over to clean their place.  They were here for dinner.  We were just washing dinner dishes when all at once, we heard there was fire at Mrs. Deukers house.  So we all ran down there & fire was a blazing, the house burned to the ground & the shed & barn would of went too if they hadn’t called the Smithton Fire Apartment [Department].  The water was to scared or’s they could have saved the house.  They saved all the furniture down stairs, their clothing was all up stairs, that they couldn’t save.  Mrs. Ruhl just about went wild about it.  They stored all their stuff in Kammler’s Hall for the evening.  They were here this afternoon & looked at Aunt Mary & Uncle Fred’s place, it suited them allright but the rent was to high.  They went down to Barthel’s house, but the chimneys were condemned, so they couldn’t get in there.  Deukers was going to call Harold out & then talk it over with them.  Tonight they went to Walter Parrot in Red Bud.  Olivia Gregson & baby was here this afternoon while Lester helped to move the furniture.  This evening Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Henry & Leona & kids were all here.  The kids stayed at home with Papa, & the rest of us went to the dance down at Wiegand’s House.  Herzog gave it.  Bill Freund & Creses took Rosalia & Bertille along there.  It was a crowd there from all over.  They said there was about 500 people at the fire today.  Bill & Philip Freund was there too.  They were working at Ganleys.


Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1931

Rosalia & Bertille, Leona & the kids all went to church.  Then Papa, Rosalia, & Bertille went to Belleville with 26 doz. eggs sold 12 doz. for 15¢ & the rest for 20¢.  This eve. is meeting for the farmers again in the school hall.  Papa is hauling wood this afternoon.  He helped Henry fix fence yesterday afternoon.  John McCarthy died & will be buried tomorrow.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this evening.  Then we all went over to see there house across the street.  Henry & family came too this eve.  Henry went to the meeting.  Jac. Neff was here this evening & wanted to see Uncle Fred for buying some seed potatoes from him.  This afternoon Bertille washed the Chev. & Rosalia spaded a piece in the garden & sewed some lettuce seed.  Some people up by Belleville were planting potatoes today already.


Saturday, Jan. 31, 1931

Papa went to Red Bud this afternoon & paid the Chev. Insurance.  This evening we & Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went up to see Uncle Adam & Emil.  We stopped in at Henry’s, but they weren’t at home, they were in Waterloo by Leona’s grandma, she is sick & no hope for recovery.


Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1931

Today is Mrs. Boll’s birthday.  We are going to butchered today.  The last one now.  Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary, Henry & family were all here for dinner today.  Leona when [went] to Red Bud to the dentist this afternoon.  We seen in the paper the marriage license of Alven Roos & Florence Meuth, & Gregory Neff & Hedwig Watchel all of Paderborn.  Last Sun. Lena Roth & Ed. Quirin were published for the first time in church.


Sunday, Jan. 25, 1931

Henry & Leona & kids were all here for dinner today.  This afternoon Philip & Bill came and we went out to Henry’s for supper.  The pews in church were rented this morning.  Today George Vonderheit of Red Bud was buried, he was a old man & used to live out by Hecker.


Friday, Jan. 23, 1931

Today is another spring day.  It is also Mrs. Emma Eckert’s birthday.  Tonight is meeting again for the farmers in the new school hall.  Mr. Tillman is giving it.  This evening Joe Gregson & Lester was here.  Henry & family came too.  Papa & Henry went to the meeting.  We baked a sponge & Angel cake tonight.  This afternoon Rosalia & Bertille were out at Henry’s, Leona cut Bertille’s hair.  Papa went in the woods.


Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1931

We all went to Belleville this morn. & sold 15 doz. eggs @ .25¢.  Henry & Leona went down to Red Bud to the dentist & the kids stayed here this afternoon.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this afternoon.  Him & Papa went to Red Bud then to Waterloo.  Henry took wheat along down to Red Bud for us, it is .71¢ @ bu. now.


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