Category Archives: January

Saturday, January 11, 1930

It is sleeting.  Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here and had dinner with us. Rosalia & Aunt Mary were fixing dresses for Rosalia.  Mr. Bill Fritche and Werner Kalamer were trying to start Werner’s machine by pulling it down the hard road.  Papa paid Steve Reihnecker for a share on the line 18.  He paid $8.00 for it.  There is telephone meeting this afternoon in Hecker.


Friday, January 10, 1930

It is awful icy.  Fr. Goottens and Frank walked through our wheat field going East.  Leroy Kuhns came here to get some sand. He was going to drive in and got stuck in our lane.  The Bruns brothers, Lester, Henry, Eugene, lifted him out.  Papa, Rosalia, Bertille, went out to Henry’s this morning but when we got to the hills we turned around & went back, we couldn’t get through.

George Freund’s barn burned down, Sat. Jan. 4.  Five loads of hay, 2 load of bundle oats & some wheat & machinery [were lost].  The fire was put out by some neighbors.

Thursday, January 9, 1930

Rain & sleet all day.  Telephone meeting at George Wagner’s tonight.  Mrs. Nick Schaefer Jr. is sick with pneumonia.

Wednesday, January 8, 1930

It rained all day & sleeted.  Rosalia & Bertille washed today & baked bread & coffee cake.  Papa paid Ed Meng for hauling lime(stone) $8.75.

Tuesday, January 7, 1930

It rained all day & sleet & ice.

Monday, January 6, 1930

Henry butchered 2 hogs, one from Joe Gregson weighing 400 lbs.  Papa & Uncle Fred got it.  Emil & Henry got the other from Albert Cleveland weighing 224 lbs.  We were all there helping to butcher.  Mr. & Mrs. Gus C. Geodelle were also there.

Sunday, January 5, 1930

Henry & Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here.  In the afternoon, Papa, Rosalia, & Bertille went to Uncle Fred and Aunt Mary for supper.  On Sunday nite August Blackburn had a dance but we were not invited.

Saturday, January 4, 1930

Papa, Rosalia & Bertille went to Waterloo & we had a punctured & had to get a new inner tube.  Mr & Mrs. Peter Watchel from Smithton were also here to look at our new house.  On Saturday morning Miss Leocadia Braun from Eavunsville was buried she was killed in a accident on New Years eve.  She was 25 years old.  Also on Sat. eve. Henry Ronenberg had a dance & chicken dinner & Aunt Mary & Uncle Fred were there until 2 a.m.  Aunt Mary and Fred were here Saturday.

January 1, 1930

It rained on Jan. 1st.  We had company.  Henry & Leona were here.  After they left Rosalia & Bertille went to see Mamie Eichenseer.