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Object Name Recording, Audio
Title Alderfer, Estella "Gisele" Tapler, 1916-2014
Date 1994
Scope & Content Interview by Chris Muse of grandmother Estella "Gisele" Tapler Alderfer (b. 06/24/1916), daughter of John & Hedwig Unger Tapler.

Digital copy available
00:00:18 discussion of Chris' parents (Gisele's daughter and son-in-law)
00:01:50 happy home life, loved holidays, family gatherings
00:02:20 vacations were shore and mountains
00:02:30 typical Sunday was church and visiting
00:02:40 high school activities were reading and swimming
00:03:30 loved to cook and prepare dinner for her family
00:03:40 child- Mary Louise, guidelines were obedience, had to study, was a very good child, she is a nurse
00:04:10 very nice being a grandparent, have 2 grandchildren
00:04:40 term "senior citizen" is confusing
00:04:55 "too old soon and too late smart" means "I'm a dumbell" I don't agree with the phrase
00:05:13 activities now - "housework, housework, housework, I do not always like to do housework"
00:05:37 hobby is reading
00:05:40 historical events - remembers Lindbergh Atlantic flight, Great Depression, WW II, first radio, first airplane
00:06:47 favorite President - Roosevelt, "he had a consideration for the working man"
00:06:57 not as much violence in the past as now
00:07:07 advantages of the present is the advancement of healthcare and meds
00:07:27 most significant achievement - happy family
00:07:33 would like to see less violence in the world
00:07:44 end of audio
Length of Interview 0:07:44
Notes Obituary:
Estella "Gisele" Alderfer, 97, a longtime resident of Telford, passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2014 in Dock Terrace, Towamencin Twp. She was the beloved wife of 70 years to the late Walter C. Alderfer who died in 2010.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late John F. and Hedwig (Unger) Tapler.

She was employed as a licensed practical nurse at the Lutheran Community in Telford for more than 20 years prior to her retirement in 1986.

Mrs. Alderfer was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Sellersville. In her free time she loved to cook, and flower gardening.

She was survived by a daughter, Mary Muse and her husband Del of Perkasie, two grandchildren: Christopher K. Muse and his wife Charlene of Perkasie, and Greg P. Muse and his wife Sally of Quakertown, five great grandchildren: Hans, Sheyanne, Sabine, Anja, Austin, a brother, John Tapler of Allentown, and three sisters: Florence Berner, Lily Tapler, Rose Anne Tapler, all of Zionsville. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters: Violet, Helen, Eleanor, and a brother, William.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Thursday, January 16, 2014 in St. Agnes Catholic Church, Sellersville, PA 18960. Interment was in the adjoining church cemetery.
Object ID # 2013.25.30
Source Gift of S. Duane Kauffman
Collection Christopher Dock HS Oral History Tapes