Tag Archives: Waterloo

Saturday, Feb. 14, 1931

Uncle Fred/Aunt Mary were here a little while this morning & from here they went to Christ Jensens’ sale 4 miles north west of Waterloo & then back again to Mrs. Threfall’s, she is selling household goods, brooder house, farm implements.  Christ Buehler’s are figuring coming on that place.  We got our Chicago Mail Order catalog today.  Adam Eckert’s baby is awful bad sick, it has it in his throat.  Tonight is Masquerade Ball at Smithton.


Friday, Feb. 13, 1931

Rosalia is got them spots all over this morning, so I guess in a few days she will be alright again.  Papa took 8 doz. eggs off & got 12¢.  This afternoon a fellow from Belleville was here & looked at our chickens, he wanted to buy 6 for $1.50 a piece, but Papa wanted $2.00.  So he bought 6½ doz. eggs from the White Rocks, selling eggs for 25¢ a doz.  We got a Valentine yesterday & today, one from Rosie & Mamie Mueth.  Joe Miller from Waterloo got buried the other day, that is Bess Miller’s dad.  The transfer of Ben Schilling to Clara Braun was also in the paper.  Quernheim’s are going to have their new funeral apartment open on Main St. next Sunday from 9 to 5, everybody should come to see it.  Papa took a letter to Chicago Mail Order to the bank this morning.  Mr. Pinkel said, he would take charge of it.  That he would send it away tomorrow.  We send a Valentine to Rosie & Mamie today.


Friday, Feb. 6, 1931

Rosalia & Bertille went to church this morning.  Papa is hauling wood.  Today is Karl Kammler’s birthday, he will be 22 years old.  I seen in the paper that Tiptown is going to have a euchre & box social on Feb. 15.  The Ladies Aid of Hecker will have one on that date too.  Papa & Rosalia went to Waterloo this afternoon with a load of wheat, 70¢ a bu. today.  It is raining this afternoon, we sure need it to.  It rained mostly all night.


Saturday, Jan. 31, 1931

Papa went to Red Bud this afternoon & paid the Chev. Insurance.  This evening we & Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went up to see Uncle Adam & Emil.  We stopped in at Henry’s, but they weren’t at home, they were in Waterloo by Leona’s grandma, she is sick & no hope for recovery.


Thursday, Jan. 22, 1931

Rosalia went up to church this morn.  Mr. Caldwell was here & from here he went to Waterloo.  Papa & Uncle Fred went to Waterloo this afternoon.  Aunt Mary, Rosalia, Mamie went to the quilting in the new school hall.  There were 14 there.  It is just like spring today, so warm.  This evening we, & Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went out to Henry’s.  We had a six hand pinochle game, men against the ladies, the men won all 3 games.  There was a picture of 4 generations in the Sunday paper, they were Mrs. Hy Geodelle, Mrs. Adam Matzenbacher, Frieda Grohman & her baby Arlene.  There was also a picture of Lucy DeMint dancing [with] pupils.  Blanche & Rose Mary Crowe is also in it.


Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1931

We all went to Belleville this morn. & sold 15 doz. eggs @ .25¢.  Henry & Leona went down to Red Bud to the dentist & the kids stayed here this afternoon.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this afternoon.  Him & Papa went to Red Bud then to Waterloo.  Henry took wheat along down to Red Bud for us, it is .71¢ @ bu. now.


Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1931

We washed today.  Anna Braun was here this morning.  This afternoon Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here.  Papa & Uncle Fred went down to see Anna Braun, & then afterwords went to Waterloo.  Uncle Fred bought Anna Braun’s house & buildings in Hecker today for $3,000.00.  A note as part pay.  Uncle Fred & Papa went over to see Elmer Kammler about the rent.  It is $10.00 every month.  Papa went down to see Jos. R. Braun this evening.  And ordered his license.  Jos. Watchel & Mr. Laut are each butchering 1 hog today.  Henry told us this morning that Rose Crook “nee” McDermott was buried this morning, she was in St. Clements Hospital in Red Bud, & was pretty bad sick, she had heart trouble.  They were just married about a year.  Ben Schilling bought Phillip Braun’s property, & Henry Braun sold 2 lots where his buildings are on to Clara Braun.  Everybody’s selling & buying now.  This evening Mr. & Mrs. Steve Rennecker was here, we played 4 handed pinochle.  Steve and Bertille were partners & lost 5 games out of 6.


Sunday, Jan. 18, 1931

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, Henry & family were all here for dinner today.  This afternoon, Philip & Bill Freund came, they were here for supper.  Uncle Fred & Papa went to Waterloo to see Archie Wiehle.  Then Papa went up to see Fr. Grootens.  This evening he went up to Eichenseer’s store.


Saturday, Jan. 17, 1931

It is raining a little this morning.  Papa went up to see Fr. Grootens a little while & had a conversation with him.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here this morn. they stayed for dinner & then they went through Red Bud to Waterloo & then back here again, they were here for supper, after that we played a 4 handed pinochle game, 4 games were played each winning 2 games.  Fredie Fritsche was here and wanted to sell seeds for the school.  Today was election for telephone operator, Eliza Boll received it again.  Mrs. Deuker & Jake Neff had applied for it too.  Deukers had 2 votes, Neff 7 votes, Eliza 3 votes.  Today is George Boll’s birthday, Karl is sick ever since last Wednesday, he has awful high fever.


Thursday, Jan. 15, 1931

Bertille baked cookies this morning.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this morning, & then Papa went along with Uncle Fred to Waterloo to see a party there.  They were here for dinner & supper.  After dinner Uncle Fred & Papa went out to see Wm. Harbaugh, but he wasn’t at home.  Then they went to see Jos. Braun & he wasn’t at home.  So about 2 o’clock they called him up & then he was at home, so they went there & had a talk with him. Then they went into Waterloo again & then down to see Arma & John Braun.  Henry & Leona went to Red Bud to the dentist this afternoon & left the kids here.  Bertille got the mail this evening.  Rosalia finished sewing aprons.  Aunt Mary & Bertille started piecing the quilt together that we started.  There was quilting this afternoon at the School Hall but none of us went there.  Henry was by Christ Buehler’s today & brought a Red Rooster along for $1.00.  The bank is now sealed shut since last Tuesday.  Mr. Burkhardt of Red Bud has the book, bonds.


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