Tag Archives: sales

Saturday, Feb. 14, 1931

Uncle Fred/Aunt Mary were here a little while this morning & from here they went to Christ Jensens’ sale 4 miles north west of Waterloo & then back again to Mrs. Threfall’s, she is selling household goods, brooder house, farm implements.  Christ Buehler’s are figuring coming on that place.  We got our Chicago Mail Order catalog today.  Adam Eckert’s baby is awful bad sick, it has it in his throat.  Tonight is Masquerade Ball at Smithton.


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.


Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1931

We all went to Belleville this morning & sold $10.85 meat & $3.50 for 10 doz. eggs, we got .35¢ a doz.  Papa went up town this afternoon.  We cooked some beef soup for supper & invited Henry & family & Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary to come up, so they all were here for supper.  We played six handed pinochle, ladies against the men, two games were played & each won one.  It started snowing so they all left for home.  Aunt Mary said this evening that Oscar Birkner’s boy Leo & girl Erma were both so sick with the Winter Fever.


Saturday, August 9, 1930

Today is sales all over again.  Mrs. Hirst, Fred Schaefer and many others.  Papa is spreading lime this morning.  This afternoon we all went to Mrs. Hirst sale.  Papa bought a harrow for $1.50.  Roy Staunbiel bought a bed and we had to haul it up to Jennie Coop’s for them.  This evening we took the spring wagon out to Roy’s and from there we went to Uncle Fred’s and took them along & then we went to Hy. Ronedebergs dance.  Beer, cake, fruit salad were the refreshments.  There is also a dance at Bill Probst’s tonight too.  John Reheis have one by Burksville too.


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