Henry Wendt Interview, ca. 1977

Title

Henry Wendt Interview, ca. 1977

Authors

Henry Wendt

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Interviewer

Lee Tempte

Interviewee

Henry Wendt

Date Recorded

1977

Date Digital

7-29-2020

Keywords

German Americans; Farm Life--Minnesota--Stevens County; Agriculture--Minnesota--Stevens County; Frontier and pioneer life--Minnesota--Stevens County; Threshing; Plowing; Plows

Description

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.

Run Time

00:09:26

Language

English

Notes

This oral history has no transcript.

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

KMRSWendt01

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

1019

Henry Wendt Interview, ca. 1977

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