Tag Archives: Smithton

Sunday, July 13, 1930

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Henry & Leona & family were all here for dinner today.  This evening Rosalia & Bertille walked up to Eichenseer’s corner.  It is nice & cool today, yesterday it was 106 degrees.  Henry C. Voges was buried this morning.  Today is Fern Gulley’s birthday & also George Parker’s, he was 50 years old.  Fern was 20 years old.  Today the Smithton Pontiac’s & Hecker teams played but Hecker lost this time.  They also lost last Sunday, they played with Waterloo K.C.


Sunday, July 6, 1930

Leona fainted in church this morning.  Henry and family were all here for dinner.  Ed Pabst was here a little while this evening.  Today is Turner picnic in Smithton.  Good many Hecker folks went there for the dance in the evening.


Monday, June 16, 1930

Bertille was at church this morning.  Papa went along with Eichenseer to Belleville to haul desks out to the new school this morning.  Bertille took 3 doz. eggs to the store & got .19¢ a doz.  The price of springs [chicken] at the store is .25¢ for the heaviest ones.  Papa, Rosalia, Bertille, Mamie Eichenseer, Aunt Mary, we all went to Belleville this afternoon.  Rosalia & Bertille got new dresses and also got caps.  We were also by a fellow named Smith to see a Jersey Heifer between Smithton & Freeburg.  Aunt Mary came along up to Hecker with us.  We did our work up then we went out to Uncle Fred’s for supper.


Friday, May 23, 1930

It rained last night.  Papa went out to see Mr. Statterman the man that lives were Julius Ambruster lived.  This afternoon he went up to Smithton to August Mueths place, it is getting sold this afternoon.  Miss Bertha Wolf of 414 E. McKinley Street died at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital.  She was only 21 years old, she will be buried tomorrow afternoon.  I went to Blackburn school with her.  She was born March 24, 1909.  The Fahey twins, Stella and Marcella of St. Louis were home Sunday and celebrated their 19th birthday anniversary.  Bertille was at church this morning.  Eggs are .17¢ a dozen at Eichenseer’s store.  Henry & family were up this evening.  Henry sold his gray mare to Schneider from Smithton, for $10.00.


Thursday, May 8, 1930

Today is Josie Gregson’s birthday.  She will be 50 years old.  Rosalia & Bertille washed today.  There was an inquest at Smithton yesterday afternoon for George Heyl.  They pronounced it accident.  There was a dance at Gregson’s this evening.  Some people from their corner were there.  Blackburn and the other bunch were at Sensel’s, there was a dance and birthday there too.  We didn’t have no invitation for either one, so we stayed at home.  Eggs are only .19¢.  Wheat $1.00.


Tuesday, May 6, 1930

Today is Uncle Adam’s birthday.  He is going to be 81 years old.  It is raining again a little this morning.  Rosalia went out to Uncle Fred’s this morning and brought Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary along back with her.  They were here for dinner & two lunches.  Henry & family were all here too for dinner and two lunches.  Papa, Uncle Fred, Henry, dug up the sewer this morning.  It was blocked up but it didn’t come through yet, so they will have to work another day if they didn’t get finished today.  Mr. Hill was over a little while.  Rosalia took 4 doz. eggs to the store & got .19¢ a dozen.

Mr. George Heyl got killed this afternoon.  The way we heard Mr. George Heyl had been to the stockyards and when he was coming home he got killed between Smithton and Hecker in that creek bottom by Grohman’s.  He ran out of gas and went to the neighbor’s house to get some, when coming back a machine struck him and killed him.  There is so many tales out, that you don’t know which was the right.  Henry Gambach found him laying on the road when he came back from St. Louis.


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.


Wednesday, March 19, 1930

Papa, Rosalia, Bertille, Aunt Mary went to church this morning.  Emma Birkner has quilting this afternoon.  Mr. Winters was here this morning from St. Louis trying to sell medicine, Bon a tone and chick tonic for little chicks to cure sickness.  We found 23 eggs.  Mr. Meng asked Papa to take him to Smithton this afternoon.  So he did.  Mr. Meng gave him a dollar for taking him up there.  He wanted to look at some horses.  Leona, Bobby, Floyd were here this afternoon.  Bertille took 2 dozen eggs and got .21¢ a dozen.


Sunday, February 23, 1930

Papa went to first mass.  Rosalia and Bertille went to late mass.  In the afternoon we drove up to Eichenseer’s and got gas and air and took Mamie along, we went to Smithton, Douglas, Belleville, Millstadt, Darmstadt, Columbia, Waterloo, Red Bud & then back to Hecker.  Oh!  Wasn’t that some drive.  I say it was.  It took 2 hours.  We found 20 eggs today.


Friday, February 7, 1930

Rosalia was at church this morning.  After dinner Rosalia & Mamie Eichenseer went up to the quilting in the priest’s house.  We found 6 eggs today.  There is going to be a dance at Charles Hepps.  Mildred invited us to come down this evening.  But we didn’t go.  Roads are too bad.  Elmer Lother was in County Jail for having 3 gallons of whiskey in his machine and also some empty jars.  He had a accident at Smithton with a sheriff from Champaign County driving the car.  Lother had to pay $200 and costs.  His friends got him out this afternoon.  Lother was intoxicated.


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