Tag Archives: St. Augustine Church

Friday, Dec. 26, 1930

This morning we all went to church.  The Eichenseer’s kids were all here this morning.  Harold, Cyril, Clarence, Lucinda.  Them boys all got pocket knifes for Christmas from Santa Claus.  Today Bill Freund was here for dinner, he brought Rosalia & Bertille each a scarf for a Christmas present.  Rosalia got the mail this morning.  I seen in the papers that Al Geodelle of Waterloo have a little girl.  Mr. McCarthy teacher of the Hecker Public School had a Christmas Program & also Santa Claus was there, he received many beautiful present, powder, perfume, shaving outfit from the school children, & he presented them each with a bag of candy.  School is closed now till Monday, Jan. 5 1931.  The author Mr. Harris, of the piece “After the Ball” passed away at the age of 65, I seen in the paper.


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.


Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1930

Mr. Rhein was here this morning & delivered our victrola.  This afternoon we all went to confession.  This evening Santa Claus came.  Henry & Leona & family were here all night, & Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here till about 10 o’clock.  Papa got a tie, shirt, garters for Christmas.  Rosalia got 2 handkerchiefs, a box powder, perfume, garters, puff, handkerchief, 75¢, scarf.  Bertille got garters, perfume 2 bottles,powder, cat [?], 75¢, scarf.  We played victrola this evening & also 6 handed game of pinochle & Papa & Uncle Fred & Bertille were the winners.


Sunday, Dec. 14, 1930

Henry & family were all here for dinner today.  This evening Bill Freund was here for supper.  We played 6 games pinochle, Papa & I were partners & Rosalia & Bill.  We won 5 games out of 6.  Not so bad eh!  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here a little while this morning before church.


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.


Saturday, Dec. 6, 1930

Papa got some crushing done this morning.  This afternoon Mrs. Lutz property is getting sold.   Papa went to the sale.  Mr. Hill was auctioneer.  Rosalia & Bertille went to church this afternoon & then we also went down to the sale, Papa bought some fruit jars and pie cake pans .50¢ it was a pretty cheap sale.  Papa bought a wash stand for Oscar Birkner for $3.00.  We brought it home on our Whippet truck.  Aunt Mary came up with Oscar Birkner’s wife in the buggy.  There sure were a lot of people got crushing done today.  They finished this evening about 8 o’clock.


Monday, December 1, 1930

Bertille was at church this morning.  Papa & Rosalia went to Belleville again today with the eggs.  Last week they took Mrs. Owen Fahey & Mrs. Rose Crook to the hospital in Red Bud.  Mrs. Fahey is to get operated on appendix & Mrs. Albert Crook has heart & kidney trouble.  There was no funeral in the Hecker Catholic Church during 1930 church year.  There was a man here at noon and wanted to sell some rugs & 3 fur coats, but you had to make your price on them, we didn’t take any it looked kind of suspicious, like it might of been stolen goods, the man was from California, and has intended to go to Canada & Montreal.  There were 2 men in the car.  Papa & Rosalia sold 18 doz. eggs for .40¢ a doz. to some customers in Belleville.  Ed Meng was over a little while & took a look at our hogs.  He wanted to know if Henry still had his for sale, so Bertille called out to Henry’s & found out.  Papa went over to Meng’s & told him & also took his post hole digger back again.  The paper says 20 above zero tonight.


Sunday, Nov. 30, 1930

Papa went to first mass this morning.  It is raining again this morning.  Mamie Eichenseer was down this afternoon, she had supper with us.  This evening Steve Rennecker came over a little while and had pinochle game.  Papa & Rosalia were partners & won 2 games out of 8.  Steve & Bertille were partners.  Papa went up to Griffins this afternoon.  The roads are awful muddy.  Lester Gregson slipped in the ditch this morning hauling milk out in the prairie.


Thursday, Nov. 27, 1930

Today is Thanksgiving.  Uncle Fred’s are going to butcher, they are getting 2 fat hogs from Walter Stahl for .9¢ delivered.  Tonight is to be Box Supper in the Church Hall.  We all went out to Uncle Fred’s today.  We stayed for supper.  Oscar Birkner’s family & Henry Brand were also helping.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up here this evening & then we all went to the Box Supper.  There we danced first & then afterwards sold the boxes, there were 7 boxes to sell.  They were sold as follows: Helen Braun, Rex Rapp, Verna Stiehl, Clarence Braun, Marie Truttman, Ray Braun, Angela Eichenseer, Fr. Grootens, Pearl Griffins, Victor Braun, Rosella Braun, Ben Schilling, Alvera Braun, Olivia Pour.  The highest box brought $1.50, Rex Rapp’s bought it.  The only ones that eat together were Angela & Fr. the rest all left for a Smithton dance.


Monday, Nov. 24, 1930

Rosalia went to church this morning & then Papa & her went to Belleville with the eggs & turkey.  Henry bought one of them pigs, what Papa brought along last Sat. for $4.00.  It is snowing this morning.  We heard this morn. that Albert Thompson had a little baby born dead, they tolled the bell yesterday morning, & it was buried Sunday.  Eggs are .40-.38¢ a doz.  We got .25¢ a lb. for our turkey in Belleville.  We got some skimmed milk this afternoon for the pigs & the cat for .2¢ a gal.


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