Tag Archives: Leona

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.


Thursday, Jan. 15, 1931

Bertille baked cookies this morning.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this morning, & then Papa went along with Uncle Fred to Waterloo to see a party there.  They were here for dinner & supper.  After dinner Uncle Fred & Papa went out to see Wm. Harbaugh, but he wasn’t at home.  Then they went to see Jos. Braun & he wasn’t at home.  So about 2 o’clock they called him up & then he was at home, so they went there & had a talk with him. Then they went into Waterloo again & then down to see Arma & John Braun.  Henry & Leona went to Red Bud to the dentist this afternoon & left the kids here.  Bertille got the mail this evening.  Rosalia finished sewing aprons.  Aunt Mary & Bertille started piecing the quilt together that we started.  There was quilting this afternoon at the School Hall but none of us went there.  Henry was by Christ Buehler’s today & brought a Red Rooster along for $1.00.  The bank is now sealed shut since last Tuesday.  Mr. Burkhardt of Red Bud has the book, bonds.


Sunday, Jan. 11, 1931

Henry & family were here for dinner today, after that we played pinochle.  Papa & Leona won against Henry & Bertille.  Angela Eichenseer was here this afternoon, then Rosalia & Angela & Papa & Bertille we won 4 games out of 5 that one we lost.  Fr. Grootens has a sermon about the bank this morning.  He said the Waterloo Bank.  Jas. Schmidt, Roy Gauer, Dr. Pintler & him were going to Springfield tomorrow & find out about it.  This evening Angela came back again then we played 2 more games of pinochle & Rosalia & Angela won both of them.  We heard today that Rosie & Mamie Meuth left Joe Meuth’s last Tues. evening, walked off & went to Waterloo.  There are a good many cars passing tonight I guessed there all going to the dance down at Wiegand’s, we were invited, but didn’t go.  It rained all day.


Sunday, Jan. 4, 1931

Today is Robert Probst’s birthday, they are to have a party there tonight.  George Boll’s family are going to Uncle Fred’s this afternoon.  Papa went up town a little while this morning.  Leona came up by herself this morning the kids ain’t feeling so good yet.  We all went to Uncle Fred’s & Aunt Mary’s this afternoon, George Boll’s family & Lizzie Schaefer from Texas was there too for supper.  Karl Boll has to play music over at Probst’s tonight.


Thursday, January 1, 1931

We all went to church this morn.  Leona was here by herself this morn. because Henry & the kids have an awful cold.  Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary, Uncle Adam & Emil were all here for dinner & supper today.  Uncle Joe was here a little while this morning he brought a radio receiver here for Uncle Fred.  This evening, Leo Wittenauer, Philip, & Wm. & Creses Freund were all here & we had a six handed game of pinochle & Oh! the fun.  Bertille, Philip, Leo were partners & won every game, we played 3 games, they all left about 12 o’clock.  Fr. Grootens had a sermon this morn. – on the Hecker Bank closed.  There are people working study [?] all the time.


Tuesday, Dec. 30, 1930

We all went to Belleville this morning & sold 16 doz. eggs for .35¢, $5.60.  Papa went in the woods this afternoon & also stopped in at Henry’s & brought the thread in for her, what we brought along from Belleville.  Rosalia is fixing up the doll & stuffed it.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came here this evening & then we all went up in the School Hall & there Oh! what a time, it was a dance.  Isadore Helfrich went home & got his accordion & then Uncle Fred Roy Staufenbiel furnished music.  There were a few outsiders there.  Papa bought a cake.  Uncle Fred got 2 cakes.  The dance was over about 11 o’clock.


Thursday, Dec. 25, 1930

Today is Merry Christmas.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up early this morning & we all went to church but Uncle Fred he went up stairs & lay down awhile with the kids.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary was here last night for supper.  This morning they were all here for breakfast.  Henry & Leona went home & left the kids here.  Bobby went along with them home with Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary.  We took Floyd along out to Henry’s with us, we were all there for dinner & for supper, Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Geodells, family.  In the afternoon we played pinochle.  Papa & Bertille were partners & won every game against Uncle Fred & Henry.  We came home about 4:30 then Bertille went after the mail, but no mail there.  Mamie Eichenseer called up this evening & wanted to know if we would be at home, so then she came down this [way], we played pinochle, Papa & Bertille & we won every game.  Then we played Euchre because next Sun. night is euchre in the School Hall, but them Mamie & Rosalia won.  She stayed till about 10 o’clock.


Monday, Dec. 22, 1930

We all went out to Henry’s butchering today.  When we came home we started washing.  We brought our old talking machine along up & played a few pieces on it.  Henry butchered 2 hogs.  Emil also helped.  Leona & Bertille scrubbed the kitchen floor yet, after we were through butchering, we were done about 11:30.  We got a little Christmas tree and took it along home.


Thursday, Dec. 18, 1930

Looks like snow this morning.  It started snowing & kept up all day.  Henry & Leona went to Belleville this morning & left the kids here.  They were back again for dinner.  We baked delicious cookies this morning.  Harold & Virgil Eichenseer were here this evening and brought us a letter for an invitation for a play in St. Augustine’s Hall next Tues. afternoon given by the school children, admission fee says 11¢ in this letter.  We got a Christmas card today from Creses Freund.


Friday, Dec. 12, 1930

Today is Emil Brand’s birthday.  Bertille baked honey cookies this morning.  This afternoon we all went up in the woods.  I seen in the Waterloo Times that George Wiegand of Hecker Ills., has a new Plymouth Coupe.  Hugo Schroeder of St. Louis was in a accident Tuesday evening a machine collided with him on the Hard Road by Coxeyvile.  Leona baked some pinwheel cookies this afternoon for Christmas.  Herman Geodelle & Ray Crook had a accident too Tuesday evening.  The machines were both damaged & Crook had a cut in his hand.  A baby girl was born to Mr. & Mrs. Nick Meuth on Dec. 2 & a baby girl was born to Mr. & Mrs. Hy. Brinkman sponsor were Mr. & Mrs. George Welzbacher.  Its name is Sylveria[?] Elizabeth it was baptized in Waterloo Sunday.  In Red Bud it is reported have 30 cases of scarlet fever & it also is spreading out in the country now, the way the paper says.  The Co. commissions to 3 surveys for the hard road to Hecker & sent them up to Springfield.  One was the old road & thru Lord’s Corner down to Athens, & one north, & another still further north, straight east from Waterloo.


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