Mike Roggeman Interview, ca. 1977

Title

Mike Roggeman Interview, ca. 1977

Authors

Mike Roggeman

Files

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Interviewer

Lee Tempte

Interviewee

Mike Roggeman

Date Recorded

1977

Date Digital

7-29-2020

Keywords

Belgian Americans; Belgium--Emigration and immigration; United States--Emigration and immigration; Agriculture--Minnesota; Farmers--Minnesota; Musicians--Minnesota; Shivaree--Minnesota; Blacksmiths--Minnesota; Liquor stores--Minnesota--Alberta; Softball--Minnesota

Description

Mike Roggeman is 70 years old and was born in Belgium. He immigrated to the United States when he was 4 years old.

In this interview, he discusses immigrating to the United States and his time working as a farmer. He discusses playing as a musician at barn dances and other parties and shivarees. Then he discusses other occupations he held, such as working in a blacksmith shop and creating a new farm implement and purchasing and operating the liquor store in Alberta, Minnesota. Finally he discusses the softball games played in Alberta and the surrounding area.

Run Time

00:11:55

Language

English

Notes

The transcript for this oral history is a rough draft and is missing a significant portion of the interview.

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

KMRSRoggeman01

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

1019

Mike Roggeman Interview, ca. 1977

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