Last week I posted the obituary of my grandfather’s brother Clarence. I am still waiting to receive an obituary I ordered from the Vigo County Library before New Year’s. I had been hoping to post the obituary for my grandfather’s last brother today. So change of plans….this week I will write about Clarence’s first wife, Clara.
Clara Etta Steiner was the daughter of George and Rosina (Willen) Steiner. Clara was the fourth of five children. After her mother died, George remarried. His second wife Grace had four children. George and Grace’s youngest son, Earl, was good friends with my grandfather’s youngest brother Floyd. George Steiner and his family lived in Owen County, Indiana. The Steiners were another family of immigrants from Berne, Switzerland. They, too, followed the same immigration trail through Holmes County, Ohio and thence to Owen County, Indiana. The Steiners were members of St. Peter’s Church as well as the Yegerlehners. The church is located on the Owen and Clay county line. In fact, I believe the church is technically in Clay County while the graveyard is in Owen County. The Steiners and the Yegerlehners were two families that knew each other well and have trees that have intertwined over the years.
Clara and Clarence had certainly known each other since they were very small children. They were married May 22, 1920 in Coal City, Indiana, by the Rev. William Krieble, Clarence’s great uncle. If you would like to read more about Clarence and Clara, see the images posted with Clarence’s obituary.
Again Sat. and no delivery and no letter. Got a card from Boone. I’ve had the P.M. off and just now feel like the cat that licked the cream because I’ve spent the whole afternoon reading a ten cent detective story. I picked it up this AM and started it and there was nothing doing this PM. So we go off and I brought it home to finish all one story about 250 long.
Lentz went out to play golf and I’m waiting to get a message for him if it comes. He may take another week end off if he gets the right message. I think his girl friend is in Wilmington Delaware. That’s just a surmise and since I’ve been reading detective stories I try to figure those things out.
I go on duty tomorrow at 9:00 AM and get off at 4:30 Mon PM quite some stretch, but I guess I can stand it. Maybe I can find some time to write during the day.
Jim called me the other night he had come in to legde lodge but I was working on my correspondence course so I didn’t go downtown. He told me he was thinking of taking some sort
(page 2) of school work himself.
I’m running very low on clothes again. Haven’t gotten any laundry back since June 30 and socks are getting to be a problem again. And also underware. I’ve got some but not enough to last for one month. Its been 10 days since I took the laundry in and it took several days to get that much dirty clothes so that takes the most of the months supply.
Very very warm here today, only a faint sprinkle of rain last night again. It did help things to cool off however
Well, I’ll write again tomorrow