Category Archives: April

Sunday, April 20, 1930

Today is Easter Sunday.  But Nobody came.  So in the afternoon we drove out to Aunt Mary’s for supper.  We just got home and got the chicks put away and everything done, and it just poured down rain, thundering and lightning.  The way we heard Kean’s found Mrs. Agnes Hirst death in bed this morning.  If she would have lived until May 20, she would of been 69 years old.  She is to be buried Wednesday afternoon, services at home and then to the private cemetery.  There is to be a dance at (inlegible) Schaefer’s tonite.  It is his birthday but we were not invited.


Saturday, April 19, 1930

Papa went down to Pabsts to get some wheat.  Clarence Pabst has new machine, a DeSoto.  Papa is hauling cinders from Louis Armstutz quarry.  Papa, Rosalia, Bertille, Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary went to lawn the grave at the cemetery this evening.  Afterwards Uncle Fred and Aunt Mary came up here for a little while.

Friday, April 18, 1930

Papa, Rosalia, Bertille went out to Uncle Fred’s this morning and then Aunt Mary, Papa, Rosalia, Bertille went to church.  After church we all went out to Aunt Mary’s for dinner and supper.  Papa learned Uncle Fred how to drive his machine.  Henry & family were here for dinner and supper.  Henry and Leona went to Belleville in the afternoon.  In the evening we all went to church.  The Evangelicals had church this evening too.  We found 23 eggs.

Thursday, April 17, 1930

Aunt Mary, Papa, Rosalia, Bertille went up to church this morning.  Aunt Mary was at our house for breakfast and dinner.  After dinner Aunt Mary, Rosalia, Bertille went to church for a half an hour.  Uncle Fred & Papa went to Waterloo in the morning.  Uncle Fred traded his old Ford for a new one cupe, but he didn’t know how to run it.  Papa, Rosalia, Bertille went up to church tonight.

Wednesday, April 16, 1930

Papa went to Red Bud this afternoon.  Rosalia went over to Meng’s this afternoon to try her dress on.  We planted out some corn this morning.  We had lettuce today for the 3rd times already.  Bertille sold 3 dozen eggs and got .22¢ a dozen.  Rosalia and Bertille went to church to confession this evening.  We found 22 eggs.

Tuesday, April 15, 1930

We washed today.  Leona, Robert, Floyd came up this morning to get the milk check.  Lena Meng stopped in here tonite and told Rosalia to come over tomorrow evening to try her dress on.  It is awful windy at present.  We found 31 eggs today.  Papa was up at Hecker at the election, it was town election.

Monday, April 14, 1930

Papa & Rosalia went out to Henry’s to get some seed corn.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this evening and brought some horse radish along for us to grind for her.  We found 26 eggs.  Bertille took 5 dozen eggs to the store, got .22¢ for them.

Sunday, April 13, 1930

Today is Palm Sunday.  Bertille went to get palms.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary & Henry & family were here for dinner today.  This afternoon Papa went over by Steve Rheinecker for a little while.  In the evening Papa, Rosalia, Bertille, Aunt Mary went to church.  We found 26 eggs.

Saturday, April 12, 1930

Today there is a school election in the districts of Monroe County.  Papa, Rosalia, Bertille, Uncle Fred, Aunt Mary went to Red Bud and Waterloo this afternoon.  Bertille got a pair of shoes.  Found 25 eggs.

Friday, April 11, 1930

Papa, Rosalia went out to Henry’s this afternoon to get some setting eggs and some straw.  When they came back they went down to the Okaw bottom to get some shade trees.  We ate our first lettuce today.  There was telephone meeting last nite at Rheinecker.  Mrs. Rausch fell this morning and sprained her ankle and wrist the way we heard.  Bertille sold 5 dozen eggs, got .22¢.  Steve Rheinecker couldn’t get his machine started this morning to go to the Rock quarry so Vic Eichenseer had to take him down in the truck.  Uncle Fred and Aunt Mary came up.  Aunt Mary & Rosalia, Bertille went to church this evening.  We found 25 eggs.  We set 5 hens.  The days are sure beautiful but we ought to have rain.  There were 4 motorcycles went down and came back again tonight.