Elsie Mohr Interview, 1974
Download Elsie Mohr Interview Transcript (2.1 MB)
Mohr Residence, Morris, Minnesota
Farm life--Minnesota--Stevens County; German Americans--Minnesota--Stevens County; Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919; World War, 1914-1918--German Americans; World War, 1914-1918--Minnesota--Stevens County; World War, 1939-1945--German Americans; Farmers--Minnesota--Stevens County
Mrs. Mohr was born in 1890 in Nebraska. At the age of eleven, she and her family moved to Horton Township in Stevens County. She lived on a farm in that township for most of her life, though during the time of the interview she was living in the City of Morris.
In this interview, Mrs. Mohr recalls her early experiences in a rural setting and compares life as a German American in World War I to World War II. In addition, she discusses the Spanish Flu epidemic, the boom and the depression of post-war Stevens County, and life living on a farm in rural Stevens County.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Mohr, Elsie, "Elsie Mohr Interview, 1974" (1974). Stevens County Oral Histories. 11.