Tag Archives: Smithton

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.


Sunday, Oct. 19, 1930

We had our first snow this morning for this year.  Today is shooting matches all over, George Boll’s, Martin Doyl’s, Mike McCarthy’s.  There is also a picnic in Smithton fish fry and dance tonight.  Henry and family were all here for dinner today.  We had roast beef.  Tonight Rosalia & Bertille went to the picture show in the new school hall, the name of the show was “Noah’s Ark” in 10 reels.  There was a good crowd there.  Admission was 10 and 25¢.


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.


Monday, Oct. 6, 1930

Papa is hauling coal again today.  They took Mrs. Louis Armstutz over to East St. Louis Hospital, last Friday afternoon.  Mr. & Mrs. August Klotz have a little girl since Sat. afternoon, they now have 2 girls.  Rosalia took 8 doz. eggs to the store & got .25¢ a doz. for them.  The Young Men & Ladies Sodality of St. Augustine’s Parish was to meet in the new school hall tonight, but was postponed on account of rain.  Papa finished hauling coal today, he has 210 bu’s. in the coal cellar now.  He paid $18.90 for 210 bu’s.  We found 33 eggs today.  The ambulance that went through Hecker last Sunday, was that they took a man to the Red Bud Hospital, he got hurt while working by Smithton on the Gulf Pipe Line Co.


Thursday, Sept. 18, 1930

We are baking bread & coffee cake today.  Papa furnished harrowing this morning & this afternoon started plowing.  We had company this afternoon, they were neighbors to Mr. Greinvell at Smithton.  They wanted to buy some leghorn pullets, but they only wanted about 5 or 6 & we couldn’t sell them that way, they either had to take them all or’s none.  There were some gypsies went through Hecker with the wagon & horses.  We found 27 eggs today.  We took 5 doz. off & got .25¢ a doz.  Mrs. Adolph Rittemeyer is on the sick list at present the way we heard.


Thursday, Sept. 11, 1930

Rosalia & Bertille had house cleaning upstairs today.  Washed curtains.  There was a man here this morning wanted to know if we had any wells or cisterns to clean.  We sent him off.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here this morning.  He wanted to get some jack to raise the house a little.  Aunt Mary said there was just such an awful crowd down at Wiegands, they took up collection .25¢ a piece.  They took in $9.00 and some cents.  Bill Herzog, Lawrence Schultz and another fellow, furnished music.  Ted Eichenseer’s were cooking apple butter today.  Rosalia took 5 doz. eggs to the store & got .25¢ a doz.  I noticed in the paper in Hecker news that, Adam Eisenhaver and H.M. Hill were called into probate court at Belleville Sat. to testify as witnesses to the last will of Benhardt Buss.  George Gambach dug a new well on his premises.  There is about 5 or 6 ft. of water in it.  A St. Louis baseball team arrived here Sunday & showed Hecker boys how to play ball by defeating them with a score of 7 to 2.  Hurrah! for St. Louis.  Charles Boll is the oldest man in Hecker.  He celebrated his 82 birthday last Sunday.  Mr. & Mrs. Roy Kunz are the happy parents of a baby boy born to them last Tuesday, Sept. 9.  She was formerly before marriage, Miss Marie Rausch of Hecker, Ill.  They now live at Smithton.  Clifford Sthaleber [Stahlebher] was over a little while this evening.


Monday, September 1, 1930

Today is Labor Day.  Picnic at Red Bud, Smithton, Tiptown & Old time dance at Waterloo Court House Yard.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up about 3 o’clock and then we went down to Red Bud we were there a little while, then the fellow came with snakes & selling Cactus Oil & rattle snake oil.  There were four fellows singing and one playing piano, Snitzelbank & Adam’s Rib.  From there we watched the ladies or women saw wood on the stage.  About 5:30 we all went to Tiptown picnic & dance.  We were there a little while & the prizes were awarded.  1st prize Living Room Suite Mrs. Kate Brand from Red Bud, Ill.  2nd prize 9×12 rug A.L. Clifford Red Bud, Rt. 4 the same man what got the radio last year.  3rd prize wrist watch Herman Geoslling Waterloo, Ill. 4 rd. & fifth prize went to St. Louis & East St. Louis.  The dancing began in the evening.  Admission .25¢.  Ludwigs accordion & guitar, mandolin, furnished music.  Uncle Fred & Gregory Mcarthy played together.  We left from there & went back to Red Bud and listened to the music a little while there.  Rosalia was at church this morning.


Sunday, August 10, 1930

Today is Smithton home-coming.  It looks like rain this morning.  Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary, Henry & Leona & the kids were all here for dinner today.  After dinner we all went up to Smithton to see the parade.  It was sure nice.  We went home about 5:30.  They had such a big crowd there.  I guess in the evening it was worse yet.  It was nice & cool today.  They had a mule there that did all kinds of stunts.  This evening Steve Rennecker came over a little while & talked with us and also Nicci Rausch was here a little while.


Saturday, August 2, 1930

Today is sales all over again, Smithton, Red Bud, Waterloo, Burksville.  Papa was talking like going to Geoddelman down by Red Bud.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here a little while this afternoon.  Papa didn’t buy anything at the sale today.  This evening we all went out to Cleveland’s dance, we sure did have a good time, there were so many people there.  Dan Geodelle & Gus Geodelle, Bill Herzog furnished music.  Lemonade, cake, beer were served.


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