Meta Messenbrink Interview, ca. 1979

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Meta Messenbrink Interview, ca. 1979

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Interviewer

Lee Tempte

Interviewee

Meta Messenbrink

Date Recorded

1979

Date Digital

7-29-2020

Keywords

Mothers--Death; Funeral rites and ceremonies; Farm life--Minnesota; Laundry; Chores; Ice cream, ices, etc.; Dairy products; Agriculture--Minnesota; Rural schools--Minnesota--Stevens County; Parties; Stevens County (Minn.)--Social life and customs; Bands (Music); Slaughtering and slaughter-houses; Card games

Description

Meta Messenbrink was born in Stevens County in 1896 and lived in Morris at the time of the interview.; she was 82 years old Her mother came from Germany and her father came from Wisconsin.

In this interview, Meta talks about her mother's death and her funeral. Meta recalls life on the farm in the early part of the 20th century and fieldwork and farm chores. She talks about the first time she had ice cream and the processing chores for their dairy and meat products. She reminisces about her country school education and the entertainment of barn raisings, house parties, and neighbors in music bands.

Run Time

00:10:59

Language

English

Notes

This oral history has no transcript.

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

KMRSMessenbrink01

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

1019

Meta Messenbrink Interview, ca. 1979

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