Mabel Koch Interview, 1979

Title

Mabel Koch Interview, 1979

Authors

Mabel Koch

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Interviewer

Jeff Rasmusson

Interviewee

Mabel Koch

Date Recorded

3-4-1979

Date Digital

7-7-2020

Location Recorded

300 E. 6th St., Morris, MN

County

Pope County

Keywords

Norwegian Americans--Minnesota--Pope County; Lutheran Church--Minnesota--Pope County; Nora Lutheran Church (Kensington, Minn.); Norwegian language--Minnesota; Farm life--Minnesota--Pope County; Housekeepers--Minnesota

Description

Mabel Koch discusses church activities and family life while growing up on a farm north of Cyrus, Minnesota in Pope County. She also discusses her Norwegian ethnicity, the use of Norwegian in the church she attended, Nora Lutheran Church, and that church's switch from using Norwegian in the services to using English. She also discusses the jobs she held in West Central Minnesota as a housekeeper for several families.

Run Time

00:27:59

Language

English

Notes

This oral history was done as part of a Norwegian ethnicity oral history project.

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

NORKoch01

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

1170

Mabel Koch Interview, 1979

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