Tag Archives: St. Augustine School

Friday, August 22, 1930

Papa, Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary, Rosalia went up to help clean things again.  Hecker played ball with Waterloo Sunday.  Hecker won.  There is a big piece in the paper about the dedication of the new school.  There were 40 priests here and 12 sisters.  Gusta Dudenhoeffer and some people came she came with from St. Louis were out, they were down at the house a little while.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here for dinner.


Friday, July 25, 1930

Today is Peter Melhauser’s sale by Burksville, Ill.  Papa thought he was going.  Today is also Clarence Pabsts birthday.  The way they say there is a bunch going to surprise him tonight.  Uncle Fred helped at the school today and Aunt Mary was here all day.  Uncle Fred came down here for dinner then afterwards Papa went along up & worked at the school too all afternoon.  We went out to Henry’s this morning.  Rosalia & Bertille got a hair cut.  We took some plums along too for jelly.  This evening Wm. C. Heyl came & wanted his money for lime dust.  Papa paid him $117.65 by check.  Mamie & Clarence Eichenseer was down a little while this evening.  Mamie said there was a big bunch went down to Clarence Pabst birthday.  He is 22 years old today.


Sunday, June 29, 1930

Papa & Rosalia went to first mass this morning.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary & Papa went in to Gambach’s this morning.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary was at our house for dinner today.  After dinner we all went up to Eichenseer’s corner and stood around there awhile.  Rosalia & Mamie & Angela & Bertille went up to see the new school.  It rained this evening.  There were an awful lot of people going in and out over at Gambach’s this afternoon.  Grace Axley was also up here.


Thursday, June 26, 1930

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had breakfast with us, then Uncle Fred went home with Lester Gregson & came back up again with Roy Stavenbiel. Papa and Uncle Fred went to work at the school.  Papa went on Henry’s place all day.  They had dinner and also supper with us.  After supper we took them home.  Aunt Mary stayed all day.  We dug some of our potatoes the other day.  They sure are nice.  Eggs are .17¢ today.


Friday, June 20, 1930

Papa went up town this morning.  Rosalia was up at Mamie Eichenseers this afternoon and got one of her dress patterns.  She brought our umbrella along back.  They got it fixed up now.  The men are going to work in the quarry again today.  Fr. Grootens called on Uncle Fred to come to the new school and work today.  He was afraid it was going to rain so Rosalia went out there and brought them along back.  Then Uncle Fred and Papa went to work at the school all day.  Henry & family came up this afternoon.  Henry & Leona went to Belleville and the kids stayed here.  Aunt Mary & Bobby carried lunch up to the men working, to Uncle Fred and Papa.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had dinner, supper & breakfast with us.  Clarence Wagner was down a little while this evening or this afternoon playing with Bobby.  This evening Mamie, Angela Eichenseer & Mrs. Joe Wachtel came here to get us.  Then we all went up to Kammler’s Hall and celebrated Odillo Eichenseer’s birthday.  There were quite a few people there – Gus Blackburn, Uncle Fred, Karl Boll, Hy. Rausch & Ralph Rausch furnished the music.  Gus Blackburn charged $3.00.  They had 8 cakes baked.  We sure had a good time!  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed all night at our house.  There is going to be a dance at Rapp’s next Wed., but we got no invitation.


Thursday, June 19, 1930

Bertille went to church this morning.  Feast of ‘Corpus Christie.’  Today is Odillo Eichenseer’s birthday.  He is 18 years old.  He is going to celebrate tomorrow night in Kammler’s Hall.  Papa is digging post holes this morning.  He is going to put up a straw shed for the horses.  They have a big piece in the paper of Fr. Schlarman becoming Bishop.  Today he has a big time for all the children.  Bertille took 2 1/2 dozen eggs off.  Eggs are .19¢ a dozen.  Fr. Grootens wanted Papa to come and help on the new school today, but I told him he was too busy.  He had to set posts for a straw shed.  So then he called for Adam Brand but I don’t think he answered.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were there this evening.  Uncle Fred helped Papa put the posts on.  Papa went up town this evening.  Albert Griffin a student at the University of Illinois graduated and can be anything he wants to in the case of law or anything else.  Irene Reheis also graduated from Belleville High School.


Wednesday, June 18, 1930

Rosalia & Bertille went out to Uncle Fred’s this morning to pick dewberries.  We picked about 2 gallons.  We canned 2 gls. today and made the rest is jelly.  We took Aunt Mary’s curtains along home and washed them for her.  We had lunch out there this morning.  Kuhus brothers started cutting wheat in our field this afternoon.  Mr. Kuhus is sick in bed with rheumatism.  Yesterday was Ike Napiers birthday, but they didn’t have no dance.  This evening Kuhus brother-in-law was here and looked at our little leghorn chick.  Uncle Fred and Aunt Mary were also here.  Papa went out a little while to help Kuhus shock wheat.  Pete Wachtel and Louis Armstutz, Uncle Fred helped a little while this evening too.  Papa and Uncle Fred went up to the new school this evening to get some benches.  Uncle Fred took 2 of them.  Aunt Mary, Rosalia, Bertille went over to Mrs. Rennecker.  She showed up her garden.  They finished fixing the church steeple today.


Tuesday, June 17, 1930

Leona was up & the kids too.  Papa was called on to help work at the new school again today, so he went up & brought 3 benches down here & Leona took one along home with her.  When Papa came for dinner he brought 4 benches along for Aunt Mary’s.  We washed and ironed, baked bread, patched today.  Today Father Schlarman is to be ordained [the] Bishop of Peoria.  There is expected to be 300 to 400 priests present & 25,000 people to see the big event.  Mrs. Rennecker was over talking to us a little while this evening.  Papa dug a few new potatoes this evening.  Those that are there are sure nice & large, but there isn’t very many on a hill.  Papa didn’t go to work this afternoon.  He didn’t feel good.  He is so stiff in his legs.  Rosalia & Bertille went out to Henry’s this evening.  Leona cut our hair.  We looked after the horse & colt & mare.


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, June 13, 1930

Papa went out to Henry’s this morning & got the team & then hauled posts.  He brought the little colt along up to Hecker too.  Afterwards he went over to Ed Meng’s a little while, then went back out to Henry’s again.  Mr. John Armbruster & son Raymond were here this morning & looked at our leghorns chicks that we have for sale, but he heard that we just wanted to sell the pullets.  So he said he would talk to his wife about it first and would let us know later.  Yesterday was Uncle Pete & Aunt Lizzie Reheis wedding anniversary.  They are married 36 years.  Last Sunday the Hecker baseball team played up & with Floraville & Hecker won.  Rosalia got the mail & took 2 doz. eggs to the store, got .18¢ a dozen.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went to Red Bud this afternoon a little while they stopped in when they went both ways.  Mr. Jake Helfrich & another fellow from Belleville were here this evening.  They each bought 2 spring chickens for .80¢ a piece.  Papa went up to work at the school from about 4:30 to until 6 o’clock.

Mr. Hill called up this evening and said there was a little chick over there that didn’t belong to them & we should come over & see it, maybe it was ours.  So Bertille went over & brought it along back, but it didn’t belong to us.


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