Henry Wendt Interview, ca. 1977
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German Americans; Farm Life--Minnesota--Stevens County; Agriculture--Minnesota--Stevens County; Frontier and pioneer life--Minnesota--Stevens County; Threshing; Plowing; Plows
Henry Wendt was 78 years old. His parents were born in Germany and immigrated to the United States. His father homesteaded in Stevens County in 1877, and Henry Wendt continued to live on the land at the time of the interview. He farmed the land from 1929-1963.
In this interview, Henry Wendt discusses his family history and the process of filing for a homestead. He also discusses various stories of his father, including a story about how his father almost lost his money pouch while threshing. He then talks about his experiences farming, including the changes in farming equipment.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Wendt, Henry, "Henry Wendt Interview, ca. 1977" (1977). Reminiscing in West Central Minnesota (KMRS Feature). 62.