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Object Name Recording, Audio
Date 1978
Scope & Content Interview by Gerald Kolb of Elmer G. Kolb (b. 02/12/1905), son of John & Anna Good Kolb.

Digital Copy Available
Start time Subject
00:00:00 parents, siblings
00:00:57 jobs, hobbies
00:01:50 early life (no electricity, spent a lot of time around the kitchen stove, content with discipline he received, different games)
00:04:36 church
00:05:33 school
00:06:45 childhood events (moved to a bigger farm)
00:07:47 historical events (World War 1 armistice, first airplane)
00:09:22 spouse (met on a blind date, double wedding)
00:11:17 early travel (trains, airplanes)
00:12:16 past versus present (simple in the past, technology in the present)
Length of Interview 00:13:22
Notes Obituary:
Kolb-. Elmer G., 99, Souderton, Pa., died Aug. 10. Spouse: Emily A. Moyer Kolb (deceased). Parents: John and Anna Good Kolb. Children: Shirley Lutz, Ruth Graybill, John, David; 14 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Funeral: Aug. 14 at Souderton Mennonite Homes.

(The Mennonite, 2 Nov 2004)
Object ID # 2013.25.542
Source Gift of S. Duane Kauffman
People Kolb, Elmer G., 1905-2004
Collection Christopher Dock HS Oral History Tapes