Tag Archives: thrashing

Monday, August 4, 1930

Bertille went to church this morning.  Henry called up & said we should come out that they were going to thrash clover, so we went out.  We was there for dinner. Today is a sale at the Mississippi bottoms.


Tuesday, July 15, 1930

We are cooking plum jelly today.  Bertille went up town & got some sugar.  Papa is spreading lime dust this morning.  Kuhns are plowing over at Ed Mengs, they are going to stay another year yet.  I guess they will crop our ground again too.  Leona, Robert, & Floyd were here this afternoon, she came up & got the milk check.  Clarence Pabst was here this afternoon & brought the oats here from down at their place.  I saw in the paper that Joe Handrich fainted while out at thrashing, but they called for Dr. Pautler from Waterloo to come out.  He is allright again now.  They took William Braun to the hospital last Thurs. he got operated on appendicitis, he is as good as can be expected, last Sunday.  Papa went to Waterloo last Sun. & got the oil changed in the chev. 10,942 miles.  Steve Rennecker came over a little while this evening.


Monday, July 14, 1930

Rosalia & Bertille washed and ironed this morning.  Papa spread lime dust.  This afternoon we went over and got Aunt Mary & then we stopped at George Henkel where the Engine was, then we went up to Henry’s.  Henry had the thrasher men for supper, & they stayed all night the 3 of them.  Mrs. Gus. Geodelle was also there.


Friday, July 11, 1930

Bertille was up at the store this morning.  We heard this morning when Mr. Hill telephoned into Belleville to the News Democrat office that Henry C. Voges died last night at 1:30 a.m.  He was over heated from thrashing.  He was helping August Voges to thrash and today he was to get them.  Peter Dehn, Jr. also had a stroke frm over heated, he was out thrashing too.  Henry C. Voges was 63 years old.  Mrs. Hill is Aunt over him and August Voges is Uncle.  That is where he got over heated.  Mr. Steve Rennecker is at home today, so Papa went over a little while now.  That isn’t so that Peter Dehn Jr. got a stroke.  Old Man Dehn is pretty bad, he can’t move his legs nor his arms.


Monday, July 7, 1930

Henry is trashing this morning.  We all went out to Uncle Fred’s and Aunt Mary’s and got them then we all went to Henry’s.  Mrs. Gus Geodell and Mrs. Dan Geodelle were also helping.  They had them for lunch and dinner.  After dinner, Papa took the horses & colt & hitched them to the cultivator and drove them to Hecker.  We thrashed about 183 bus. out at Henry’s.  And here from Kuhns we thrashed about 166 bus. and from Pabst, 63 bus.  Kuhn’s thrashed altogether 2300 bus. wheat.  Papa hauled to Red Bud 8 bus. and got .78¢ that was Hecker wheat.


Friday, July 4, 1930

Today we can eat meat.  We are thrashing this morning again.  We had spring chicken for dinner.  We thrashed 139 bu. of wheat.  Kuhns thrashed altogether 2300 bu.  This evening we all went out to Henry’s.  Gus Geodelle and family, Conrad Geodelle and family, Miss Hilda Klube & boyfriend, Mr. Fred Lindes & mother were all there.  They played music, accordion, violin, guitar.  Today you can see all kinds of fireworks.  Papa & Rosalia fixed fences this afternoon.  There is picnic in Columbia, picnic & fish fry in Oak Grove Park, one in Belleville, and a good many other places.


Thursday, July 3, 1930

Today is Willard Gambach’s birthday.  Had he lived until today, he would have been 27 years old.  Today is also Ralph Ettling’s birthday.  I heard they were going to celebrate it tonight with a dance.  But we are not invited.  I send a check to the Athens Lumber Co. this morning for sewer pipes amounting to $15.40.  The thrashing machine came here about 4 o’clock this evening.  They didn’t finish here yet.  We got 108 bu. so far.  We got one load tomorrow morning.  We were all out at Ettlings this evening.  We sure did have a good time.  We came home at 2 o’clock.  Cake and beer were plentiful.  They had fireworks.


Wednesday, July 2, 1930

Today is Hy. Armstutz’s birthday.  Him and Mr. Gambach tend the store.  I send a letter to the Auto Ins. Co. for the Chev. $7.18.  Kuhus started thrashing today.  Tomorrow they will be over at Ed Mengs.  Rosalia and Bertille went out to Henry’s this afternoon and took a few things along out from the store what she needed for thrashing.  This evening Papa, Rosalia, Bertille went out to Henry’s to see about thrashing.  Geodell’s family from Waterloo were also there.  We helped Leona string and cut beans for to can.  Bertille was up at church this morning.


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