Tag Archives: Napier

Monday, Dec. 8, 1930

Today is Church Holiday.  We all went to first mass this morning & then came home & ate breakfast & dinner.  Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary & Emil were all here, after that Oscar Birkner’s family came to get the wash stand.  Emil was here to see about butchering.  Henry & family went to Waterloo today.  We all went in to Belleville, Aunt Mary took some eggs along in & sold 3 doz. for .35¢.  We bought some toys for the kids Christmas presents.  The Hecker people were all mostly presented in there.  Ike Napiers moved today from the Knapp place to Ed. Meng’s again, Sensel & Pannebecker Blackburn moved him back, he was only up there about 3 months.  Adam Eckert’s birthday is today.


Tuesday, Nov. 11, 1930

Today is Mrs. Napier’s birthday.  We washed this morning.  Papa went out to Henry’s.  Osie Neff is butchering a cow for him, he is going to take it to Waterloo and sell it there.  Papa had dinner out there & then he took some beef back to Willie Ganley’s & then brought some to Uncle Fred’s.  Rosalia & Bertille went out to Aunt Mary’s this afternoon & finished our dresses.  This evening Rosalia & Bertille went up to see Mamie, we played cards & dominos.  Mr. Fries is getting buried this afternoon at New Athens.  There is also 2 funerals at Smithton, Mr. Heinrich, Mrs. Weyhaupt.


Saturday, Nov. 8, 1930

Today Rosalia & Bertille & Alvera Braun, Annie Braun have to clean church this morning.  Papa went to see Willie Ganley this afternoon.  Today is Mildred Napier’s birthday.


Thursday, Oct. 2, 1930

Rosalia went to church this morning.  George Reheis brought our lime dust spreader back again.  Today is Mrs. Oscar Birkner’s birthday & also chicken supper in Paderborn.  Papa hauled a load of coal this morning & this afternoon took some tile to Belleville for Fr. Grootens & then he brought another load of coal along back.  Rosalia took 8 doz. eggs off & got .25¢ a doz.  She bought 2 1/2 yds. of table cloth for $1.65.  I seen in the paper that Ike Napier moved his family & household goods to a farm by Paderborn, one of Knapp’s places last Thurs.  Ike is going to work for Knapps.  Mr. & Mrs. Martin Fritsche celebrated their golden Wedding last Sunday.


Thursday, July 31, 1930

Today is Ike Napier’s sale.  We all went to Napier’s this afternoon.  There was a large crowd there & things brought a pretty fair price.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary got an invitation to come back tonight again.  So I guess they will go.  We got an invitation to come to Wiegand’s on Aug. 12 & to Blackburns Aug. 13 & to Clevelands next Sat. night.  Hurrah! for a good time.  Mary May was buried this morning at Tipton Church and cemetery.  We had a little rain this morning.  We fixed a tire & tube.  Ed Ming bought most of his stuff today from Ike.  He got 2 horses & wagon, brooder house and many other articles.  Today is Robinson’s Circus in Belleville.  Emil Brand went up to see the parade.  Bertille went and got the mail this evening, our paper come in the evening now.


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.


Monday, May 5, 1930

It is raining this morning.  Today is Dorothy Napier’s birthday.  She is going to be 12 years old.  Papa went to New Athens this morning and got some tilining.  This afternoon he went to Waterloo to get the Whippet repaired.  He got the chive greased last Saturday.  Joe Meuth was here this morning on business.  Yesterday the Hecker and Smithton ball players played together.  Hecker won.  Calvin Mcarthy got hurt.  Papa, Rosalia, Bertille went out to Aunt Mary’s this evening a little while.


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