Papa went up town this morning. Rosalia was up at Mamie Eichenseers this afternoon and got one of her dress patterns. She brought our umbrella along back. They got it fixed up now. The men are going to work in the quarry again today. Fr. Grootens called on Uncle Fred to come to the new school and work today. He was afraid it was going to rain so Rosalia went out there and brought them along back. Then Uncle Fred and Papa went to work at the school all day. Henry & family came up this afternoon. Henry & Leona went to Belleville and the kids stayed here. Aunt Mary & Bobby carried lunch up to the men working, to Uncle Fred and Papa. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had dinner, supper & breakfast with us. Clarence Wagner was down a little while this evening or this afternoon playing with Bobby. This evening Mamie, Angela Eichenseer & Mrs. Joe Wachtel came here to get us. Then we all went up to Kammler’s Hall and celebrated Odillo Eichenseer’s birthday. There were quite a few people there – Gus Blackburn, Uncle Fred, Karl Boll, Hy. Rausch & Ralph Rausch furnished the music. Gus Blackburn charged $3.00. They had 8 cakes baked. We sure had a good time! Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary stayed all night at our house. There is going to be a dance at Rapp’s next Wed., but we got no invitation.
Category Archives: June
Bertille went to church this morning. Feast of ‘Corpus Christie.’ Today is Odillo Eichenseer’s birthday. He is 18 years old. He is going to celebrate tomorrow night in Kammler’s Hall. Papa is digging post holes this morning. He is going to put up a straw shed for the horses. They have a big piece in the paper of Fr. Schlarman becoming Bishop. Today he has a big time for all the children. Bertille took 2 1/2 dozen eggs off. Eggs are .19¢ a dozen. Fr. Grootens wanted Papa to come and help on the new school today, but I told him he was too busy. He had to set posts for a straw shed. So then he called for Adam Brand but I don’t think he answered. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were there this evening. Uncle Fred helped Papa put the posts on. Papa went up town this evening. Albert Griffin a student at the University of Illinois graduated and can be anything he wants to in the case of law or anything else. Irene Reheis also graduated from Belleville High School.
Rosalia & Bertille went out to Uncle Fred’s this morning to pick dewberries. We picked about 2 gallons. We canned 2 gls. today and made the rest is jelly. We took Aunt Mary’s curtains along home and washed them for her. We had lunch out there this morning. Kuhus brothers started cutting wheat in our field this afternoon. Mr. Kuhus is sick in bed with rheumatism. Yesterday was Ike Napiers birthday, but they didn’t have no dance. This evening Kuhus brother-in-law was here and looked at our little leghorn chick. Uncle Fred and Aunt Mary were also here. Papa went out a little while to help Kuhus shock wheat. Pete Wachtel and Louis Armstutz, Uncle Fred helped a little while this evening too. Papa and Uncle Fred went up to the new school this evening to get some benches. Uncle Fred took 2 of them. Aunt Mary, Rosalia, Bertille went over to Mrs. Rennecker. She showed up her garden. They finished fixing the church steeple today.
Leona was up & the kids too. Papa was called on to help work at the new school again today, so he went up & brought 3 benches down here & Leona took one along home with her. When Papa came for dinner he brought 4 benches along for Aunt Mary’s. We washed and ironed, baked bread, patched today. Today Father Schlarman is to be ordained [the] Bishop of Peoria. There is expected to be 300 to 400 priests present & 25,000 people to see the big event. Mrs. Rennecker was over talking to us a little while this evening. Papa dug a few new potatoes this evening. Those that are there are sure nice & large, but there isn’t very many on a hill. Papa didn’t go to work this afternoon. He didn’t feel good. He is so stiff in his legs. Rosalia & Bertille went out to Henry’s this evening. Leona cut our hair. We looked after the horse & colt & mare.
Bertille was at church this morning. Papa went along with Eichenseer to Belleville to haul desks out to the new school this morning. Bertille took 3 doz. eggs to the store & got .19¢ a doz. The price of springs [chicken] at the store is .25¢ for the heaviest ones. Papa, Rosalia, Bertille, Mamie Eichenseer, Aunt Mary, we all went to Belleville this afternoon. Rosalia & Bertille got new dresses and also got caps. We were also by a fellow named Smith to see a Jersey Heifer between Smithton & Freeburg. Aunt Mary came along up to Hecker with us. We did our work up then we went out to Uncle Fred’s for supper.
Leona came up for church by herself this morn. Henry stayed at home and watched the kids, then he went to Waterloo to late mass & brought Jake Geodell’s family along out. Leona had to cook dinner for them. Uncle Fred and Aunt Mary were here for dinner today, they brought some peas & beans, dewberries along up. It rained this afternoon & then they ran for home. Mamie Eichenseer came down a little while this evening until it was time to go to church, then Rosalia, Bertille, Mamie went up to church. It rained this evening again a little. There were 2 St. Franciscans Sisters here, one was Rosa Kaiser. Today the Hecker baseball team played with New Athens. Hecker won 3 to 4. The ball players went coming back from New Athens they slipped in the ditch by Jake Klein’s and tore the mailbox off.
Today is Flag day but I didn’t see very many flags floating. Leona called this morning and wanted to know if one of us could come out there today and watch the kids, her and Henry was going to cultivate corn. So Papa & Rosalia went out. Papa went to Waterloo & Rosalia stayed there, she had dinner there. Papa came home for dinner. After dinner, Papa went to New Athens & Freeburg on business. We have an invitation from Mrs. Cleveland to go to Weber’s barn dance, it is Mrs. Weber’s birthday. I don’t know if we will go yet or not. I seen posters today for Harry Kammlers dance next Saturday, the 28 of June. I noticed in todays Belleville News Democrat that Edward Neff from 19 North Church Street was in the hospital undergoing medical attention. And also that Miss Ester Ida Dalkert had her name analysis. She is from Waterloo, Ill. Miss Irene Roth analyzed it for her. Good many people are cutting wheat already. Steve Rennecker went out shocking for Jake Klein. Henry & family came up this evening & brought Rosalia along back with them, they didn’t get off of the machine because they wanted to go to Waterloo to get their machine, they had theirs in there getting it fixed up in running condition. We stayed at home this evening. George Wagner & Bernice, Charles, Melvin were over here this evening a little while. He came to get a spring chicken for Sunday. We sold him one for .75¢ a piece. He took 1. Afterwards Papa went along with him to see his barn. Ralph Rausch took a motor cycle ride this evening. The motor cop is on the road now. I think he was on Saturday anyway.
Papa went out to Henry’s this morning & got the team & then hauled posts. He brought the little colt along up to Hecker too. Afterwards he went over to Ed Meng’s a little while, then went back out to Henry’s again. Mr. John Armbruster & son Raymond were here this morning & looked at our leghorns chicks that we have for sale, but he heard that we just wanted to sell the pullets. So he said he would talk to his wife about it first and would let us know later. Yesterday was Uncle Pete & Aunt Lizzie Reheis wedding anniversary. They are married 36 years. Last Sunday the Hecker baseball team played up & with Floraville & Hecker won. Rosalia got the mail & took 2 doz. eggs to the store, got .18¢ a dozen. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went to Red Bud this afternoon a little while they stopped in when they went both ways. Mr. Jake Helfrich & another fellow from Belleville were here this evening. They each bought 2 spring chickens for .80¢ a piece. Papa went up to work at the school from about 4:30 to until 6 o’clock.
Mr. Hill called up this evening and said there was a little chick over there that didn’t belong to them & we should come over & see it, maybe it was ours. So Bertille went over & brought it along back, but it didn’t belong to us.
Papa went up to Jake Neff’s this morning and when he got there Ed was still in bed yet so after awhile Ed came down here & him & Papa went out to Henry’s & got his team & went up in the woods to haul posts. They came back at dinner time. Ed was here for dinner. Papa went out in the woods this afternoon again. Rosalia planted some beet seed, radish & beans this morning after the rain. We washed & ironed, patched today. There were 3 fellows here this morning that goes around demonstrating washing machines, the Maytag’s. They wanted to see Papa, but he was out at Henry’s or rather up in the woods. This afternoon there was a man by the name of Herzog from Belleville here. He wanted to fix up landscaping. But we didn’t want to do it, so he left. This evening those washing machine men came here again & then Papa was at home. The Misses Lela & Ethel Denker & Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary were here this evening.
It is raining this morning but we sure need it to. Everything is so dry, the garden is just like dying, from heat and no rain. It rained almost all day & nite. Henry & family were over at Uncle Fred’s this afternoon and got some tomato plants to plant out this evening. They came here when they came back but they didn’t get out of the car. Papa was up town twice today. George Wagner & Werner Kammler were here this evening and looked at our little leghorns. Werner would like to buy some, he is going to let us know by tomorrow morning. Louis Millman was also here & looked at them. Today Pete Birkner fixed Steve Rennecker’s chimney for him. Papa asked a few this morning up town if they know of any one wanted to buy leghorn chicks. Bertille baked bread, coffee cake, cookies, today. Rosalia worked in the garden and also planted some flowers out and sowed some lettuce seed in the garden after the rain, so tonight we have some more showers and then it will start to grow.