Mike Roggeman Interview, ca. 1977
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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
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.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Roggeman, Mike, "Mike Roggeman Interview, ca. 1977" (1977). Reminiscing in West Central Minnesota (KMRS Feature). 45.