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Object Name Recording, Audio
Title Alderfer, Ralph A., 1908-1986
Date 1983
Scope & Content Interview by Brian Friesen of Ralph A. Alderfer (b. 02/25/1908), son of Rein & Susan Alderfer Alderfer.

Digital copy available.
Start time Subject
00:00:00 genealogical information
00:00:43 occupations
00:01:47 early home life/school
00:03:12 memories of past experiences
00:04:58 games
00:05:41 pasttimes/hobbies
00:06:09 first car
00:07:09 historical event memories
00:08:17 church
00:09:12 what is better in the present than the past?
00:10:54 what was better in the past than the present?
00:15:57 end of audio
Length of Interview 15:57
Notes Obituary:
Alderfer, Ralph A., son of Rein and Susan (Alderfer) Alderfer, was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., Feb. 25, 1908; died at his home in Harleysville, Pa., June 2, 1986; aged 78 y. He was married to Marie Derstine, who survives. Also surviving are 4 daughters (Geraldine ­ Mrs. Ben F. Lapp, Evelyn ­ Mrs. Arden Godshall, Nancy ­ Mrs. H. Ray Mininger, and Donna Marie ­ Mrs. Arlin Derstine), 3 sons (James D., Gordon D., and Curtis Neal D.), 18 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters (Caroline Alderfer and Naomi Moyer), and 4 brothers (Allen, Abram, Sanford and Harold). He was a member of Souderton Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on June 5, in charge of Samuel R. Janzen and Gerald A. Clemmer; interment in Souderton Mennonite Cemetery.

(Gospel Herald, June 24, 1986)
Object ID # 2013.25.22
Source Gift of S. Duane Kauffman
People Alderfer, Ralph A., 1908-1986
Collection Christopher Dock HS Oral History Tapes