Tag Archives: Waterloo

Saturday, Jan. 10, 1931

Papa was up town this morning.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here too, Uncle Fred & Papa went to Red Bud & then to Waterloo & Aunt Mary stayed here.  We got 2 new calendars today.


Friday, Jan. 2, 1931

Rosalia & Bertille went to church this morn. & Papa went out to Oscar Birkner’s.  This afternoon he went out in the woods.  Fr. Grootens & Frank Swindle were here this evening & looked at our new pigs, they said “they are sure nice.”  H.M. Hill was reporting the news to the Belleville Papers that the Hecker bank shut its doors.  I seen in the Waterloo Times that Miss Helen Keckritz & a Cowell from Red Bud had a collision & Miss Keckritz machine got on fire & was completely pushed off the road & all damaged, it happened between Red Bud & Waterloo, she & a few more friends were going to the Brickey School, when the accident happened.  I believe she has a new Whippet now.  Emmett Cowell of Red Bud, the store manager of there was fined $102 (he had no license) for buying furs of a certain kind.  Robert Basecher 19 of Red Bud & Miss Fern Gully 20 of the same place were married last week.  Dr. Fentor also of Waterloo was in a collision in E. St. Louis & Mr. & Mrs. Fenton & their niece was hurt seriously.  Henry Kessler of Hecker has just passed his 70th birthday anniversary & says he is going to withdraw from the Woodmen.


Wednesday, Dec. 31, 1930

The last day of the old year.  A year ago today Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Medlock were married & Leocadia [?] Braun got killed in an accident.  Papa went up town this morning to order his license & he went in the store first & they told him that the bank was closed.  Ted Eichenseer went down to see Jo. Braun, but he wasn’t at home.  When Braun came home, Arthur Barthel went down to the house to see him , & he asked him what it was shut for, & he said “for the Federal Reserve Banks, & to protect the depositors.  The sign was first on the door early this morning, last night it wasn’t on yet.  The signs say closed until further notice.  So I don’t know how long it will be closed.  It may not be long.  Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary were here this afternoon then went to Belleville.  They was to inquire about some beef for us from Streck’s Butcher Shop.  After they left, we all went out in the woods.  We also stopped in at Henry’s.  He has such an awful bad cold.  We all got an invitation to come to Hy. Ronederberg’s dance Sat. night.  Uncle Fred has to furnish the music.  Gene Mechler of Waterloo have a little baby boy since last week.


Friday, Dec. 12, 1930

Today is Emil Brand’s birthday.  Bertille baked honey cookies this morning.  This afternoon we all went up in the woods.  I seen in the Waterloo Times that George Wiegand of Hecker Ills., has a new Plymouth Coupe.  Hugo Schroeder of St. Louis was in a accident Tuesday evening a machine collided with him on the Hard Road by Coxeyvile.  Leona baked some pinwheel cookies this afternoon for Christmas.  Herman Geodelle & Ray Crook had a accident too Tuesday evening.  The machines were both damaged & Crook had a cut in his hand.  A baby girl was born to Mr. & Mrs. Nick Meuth on Dec. 2 & a baby girl was born to Mr. & Mrs. Hy. Brinkman sponsor were Mr. & Mrs. George Welzbacher.  Its name is Sylveria[?] Elizabeth it was baptized in Waterloo Sunday.  In Red Bud it is reported have 30 cases of scarlet fever & it also is spreading out in the country now, the way the paper says.  The Co. commissions to 3 surveys for the hard road to Hecker & sent them up to Springfield.  One was the old road & thru Lord’s Corner down to Athens, & one north, & another still further north, straight east from Waterloo.


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.


Wednesday, Dec. 3, 1930

Today is Gus Geodell’s birthday.  Papa went up to the creamery this morning to find out whether they had any cinders to spare.  Uncle Fred wanted some, but they didn’t have any, then Papa & Rosalia went up in the woods.  Joe Watchel is butchering a hog today.  Johnny Reheis is his butcher.  Lloyd Rausch was here at noon & wanted to sell us some Christmas stamps but we didn’t take any.  We all went out to Henry’s this evening to get the sleigh for a scalding binch [?].  After we left they went in to Waterloo, to Mr. Geodell’s birthday.  He is 49 years old.


Tuesday, Dec. 2, 1930

We washed & hung it in the basement this morning.  Papa went to Waterloo to get his watch & get the Whippet fixed.  We fried down a quart of shoulder meat this morning.  Today is Frances Schilling’s birthday, she is 24 years old.  We took the screens off this afternoon.  This evening Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary was here, they brought us a liver & blood sausage along up.  Henry & Emil were also here.  Henry sold his boar pig to Ed Meng it weighted 174 lbs. & at .9¢ a lb.  Eggs are .33¢ at the store.


Sunday, Nov. 23, 1930

Henry & family were here for dinner today.  After dinner they went home & then they was to get company from New Athens, the Klube family.  So Henry came up after some dishes and things from the store this afternoon.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this afternoon.  This evening Frieda Keim of Waterloo is celebrating her birthday at Oak Grove.  We were there.


Saturday, Nov. 22, 1930

Papa went to Waterloo this afternoon to get his watch fixed.  Henry & Leona went to Belleville this afternoon & got the kids new shoes.  The kids stayed here.  The Democrat candidates gave a free dance & lunch in the Odd Fellow’s Hall tonight, Henry & Leona went there, it was so crowded in the basement & also on the second floor.  Hugo Radan furnished the latest music & Crooks Ramblers the old time music.  We were out at George Boll’s celebrating Karl’s 20 birthday.  Cake, Lemonade, Beer, wine, sandwiches were the refreshments served.  Papa bought 2 little pigs this afternoon from a man by Burksville.  He also brought a little kitten along too.


Friday, Nov. 21, 1930

Rosalia went to church this morning.  Papa is fixing fence.  We put clean straw in the chicken houses this afternoon.  There was a boy here this morning, he was deaf & dumb & couldn’t speak a thing.  He had a card and on there it said “he was deaf & should help him out by buying a package of needles for .25¢, so we bought one from him.  I seen in the paper that Jake Frierdichs moved into there new house on the Waterloo & Hecker road this week, & Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Payne moved into the Frierdich’s residence on Morrison Ave. Tuesday and are citizens of Waterloo now.  Mr. & Mrs. O. J. Maul moved from Waterloo to Breezy Hill Wednesday to take charge of the service station there.  A little baby girl arrived at the home of “Bill” Heubner, they now have a boy and a girl.  The two McCarthy’s boys Greg & Kevin & John Cody captured two coons & two opossums for the start of the hunting season.  Joe Watchel is building chicken house & garage on his premises.  The Orbon Stove Works in Belleville are laying quite a few men off from work at present.


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