This is my fourth Wednesday’s Child blog. Wednesday’s Child is a genealogy writing prompt in which the gravestones of children are highlighted. So far I have written about the gravestones of my uncle and two of my grandparents’ nephews. Fortunately, there are no other graves of young children in this generation. I have to go back another generation to continue this prompt. Over the next few weeks I will be highlighting the graves of my grandparents’ cousins.
The first such grave is that of my grandfather’s cousin Harvey. Harvey was the son of Charles and Henrietta Paulina (Yegerlehner) Steuernagel. Henrietta was my grandfather Roscoe’s aunt. She died long before my grandfather was born in 1904. Henrietta was only 23 when she died in 1889. Henrietta died the mother of three children, none of which survived long enough to have children of their own. After Henrietta’s death, Charles married Henrietta’s younger sister Matilda Savilla Yegerlehner.
Harvey E. Steuernagel is buried at St. Peters Cemetery at Hickory Corner, Owen county, Indiana. (FAG)
Do you remember the agreement that you typed and I signed to take a correspondence course in naval regulations etc? Well I got the course and that is what I’ve been doing this P.M. We always get an afternoon off and since I had the duty Sat and couldn’t take it Sun. I’m taking it today because the fellow who had it Sun. took Mon. That sentence sounds like Boly S. but its OK. There are 14 lessons in the course and one must get one in each month. If I can keep awake I don’t think it will take that long. The first lesson has 77 questions.
I went to the Captain today about the leave and he told me to come back next Mon. That will be the 13th so if I don’t get orders before then I’ll probably get to leave here around the 14th or 15th at least that is what he thought today. Sometimes it takes 3-4 days to get the papers made out so can’t be sure just what day it will be. By then I may hear from the other. And one fellow I know of got some little vacation between the time he left here and the time he had to report in Fla. That would help a lot we’ll just have to wait + see.
We had a pretty good shower yesterday Eve and last night but not enough to soak up this dry ground around here
(page 2) There was one new (Jg) came in today and there are others due Captain Mills told me today between now and the 12th so that is why he is holding me until then.
Mrs. E had her cleaning done today and was taking a bath. Told me if any of the boys came home to keep them out of the bathroom. Just as if they would break the door down. And just as if I’d fight them off.
Lentz went to bed last night at about 7:00 PM. He had been up most of Sat. + Sun. Couldn’t hardly get him up this AM at 7:30.
I rather enjoy the course. Think it will give me something to do during the Eve. The questions are given and the answers have to be copied of out of a book. Not hard but tedious.
Don’t know where I’ll eat yet this Eve. Have to wait to see where Lentz goes.
This room is still vacant. Wish you were here so we could live there, if I had know[n] that that Dr. was going to be transferred. We could have sent Dorothy home and you could still stay, but those things we don’t know.