Ernest Weiss Interview, ca. 1977
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Farm life--South Dakota--Kingsbury County; Agriculture--South Dakota--Kingsbury County; Rural schools--South Dakota--Kingsbury County; World War, 1914-1918; Farm life--Minnesota; Agriculture--Minnesota; Droughts--Minnesota; Horses; Carpenters
Ernest Weiss was 83 years old and was born in Kingsbury County, South Dakota. His parents immigrated from Germany. He grew up on a farm in South Dakota. He farmed in both South Dakota and Minnesota in his life.
In this interview, he discusses living on the farm as a child. He talks about going to country school. He then discusses World War I--he was in the service but never went overseas. He then moved to Minnesota to farm and talks about the droughts they had there. He mentions his horses and the training of them. He was a carpenter for some time and discusses those experiences.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Weiss, Ernest, "Ernest Weiss Interview, ca. 1977" (1977). Reminiscing in West Central Minnesota (KMRS Feature). 63.