Bertille went to church this morning. It rained last night & today too. Bertille send an order to Chicago Mail Order this morning for Papa & Rosalia’s shoes. $6.29. I seen in the paper that Mrs. Jake Helfrich of Belleville is in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. Henry Kern & family moved into Henry Braun’s place on Goose Alley this week. George Reheis hurt his wrist with the hatchet while out carpeting, he now carries his arm in a sling. It is getting awful cold again.
Category Archives: November
Papa went to Waterloo again this morning. Wm. Ganley was here this morning. Papa (had dinner out there too) went to Henry’s first and helped him get his pig pen fixed so when the man comes with pigs, so it was ready. He got the mule this morning & brought Henry the pigs. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came up this evening & brought a 40 lb. watermelon along up to eat, so I called Leona & told them to come up too, so they did but still we couldn’t eat it all. Eggs are .32¢.
Today is Uncle Fred’s birthday, he’s 53 yrs. old. We all went out & the whole bunch came too. So they cleaned the room out & danced, it was a surprise. Cakes & lemonade were served. Papa went to Waterloo today is John Henkel’s property sale. George Henkel bought the place for $5,032.50. Henry sold his mule for $10.00 & 2 pigs.
Mr. Hill was here this morning & asked for permission to bury a dog on our ground, Papa told him it was alright. They shot that shepherd dog that was around here, it was a lost dog. Mr. Willie Ganley was here this morning, he wanted to see Papa. Papa & Rosalia went to Belleville & took some eggs along in to sell & they also want to get some fruit trees at Dintelmanns Nursery. Bertille was at church this morning. J. Sauzek bought the 12 doz. eggs in Belleville for .38¢ a doz. They brought 18 fruit trees along.
Today is Clara Gregson’s birthday. Levi Ganley & Martin Doyl’s are going to have shooting match. Mrs. Rexroth is to be buried in the Waterloo cemetery this afternoon. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went to the funeral & then to Levi Ganley’s shooting match, we were there too but didn’t get anything. This evening, we went out to Uncle Fred’s and had a game of pinochle.
Rosalia went to clean the church this morn. on Aunt Mary’s place. Papa went down to Red Bud & got some desks for the Sister. Leona was up & got the milk check and paid $49.00. She also brought some bones along up too. Victor Eichenseer was down & fixed our pump. Steve Rennecker was also over. The coffee man was around this afternoon, but we didn’t take any. Mr. Stadliman was around selling apples, he came here too, but we didn’t take none. Mr. Mike Armstutz was here & brought us a load of corn. Today is Louise Birkner’s birthday.
Bertille went to church this morning. Papa went up in the woods again. Today is Louis Birkner’s birthday. The priest Frank Swindle came back last night. He left from here last Spring & now he is back again. Papa hauled a load of ground up for the priest this morning. Uncle Fred brought Aunt Mary up this afternoon & then he went back home again. Aunt Mary did some sewing. She was here for supper, we had pancakes. Papa went out in the woods this afternoon in Lord’s Corner & brought some shade trees along home. We planted them out this evening. Uncle Fred went to Wm. Harbaughs first & then he came up here, & then they went to Louis Birkner’s. Lester Gregson & wife & Bobby were here this evening, he brought us our sack of feed. Cyril Eichenseer was down this evening, he wanted to know what Aunt Mary’s middle name was. I seen in the paper that Tiptown Church is going to have a Euchre & turkeys will be disposed of next Sunday night. Rexroth’s in Waterloo, his mother died last night at 7 o’clock.
Papa went up in the woods this morning & Rosalia went out to Henry’s to help Leona fry down beef. She took 4 gal. lard along. Tonight is Bluey (?) in the church Hall & 100 turkeys & geese given away as prizes. We were there. Rosalia got a turkey tom. Lester Gregson & Mr. Williams the feed man from E. St. Louis, was here this afternoon, we ordered a sack of feed. Lester is going to bring it tomorrow night.
Papa went to Red Bud & Waterloo this morning. Mrs. Rausch is awful bad sick again, she had a stroke, she doesn’t speak anymore, just whispers the way they say. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary went to Red Bud this afternoon. This evening they are going to Fred Papenberg’s dance. We were not invited.
Today is Mrs. Napier’s birthday. We washed this morning. Papa went out to Henry’s. Osie Neff is butchering a cow for him, he is going to take it to Waterloo and sell it there. Papa had dinner out there & then he took some beef back to Willie Ganley’s & then brought some to Uncle Fred’s. Rosalia & Bertille went out to Aunt Mary’s this afternoon & finished our dresses. This evening Rosalia & Bertille went up to see Mamie, we played cards & dominos. Mr. Fries is getting buried this afternoon at New Athens. There is also 2 funerals at Smithton, Mr. Heinrich, Mrs. Weyhaupt.