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Object Name Recording, Audio
Date 2000
Scope & Content Interview by Josh Kerr of Curtis L. Bergey (b. 11/10/1916), son of Vincent & Margaret Landis Bergey.

Digital copy available
Start time Subject
00:00:00 father's genealogy/bio
could sing bass and play harmonica, but couldn't read music
00:02:21 mother's genealogy/bio
she couldn't keep a tune, and neither can I
00:04:58 grandparents
00:07:40 siblings
00:09:45 early life / home (chores, games, playmates)
00:13:18 holidays
00:14:16 vacations
00:15:58 pets
cats, dogs, guinea pigs
00:16:29 typical sunday events
00:17:48 elementary school, childhood memories
00:21:40 teenage years
00:23:04 attitude towards religion
00:23:46 courtship, dating
"we had lots of good clean fun"
00:26:47 wedding, marriage
00:30:35 occupations
"from age 42 on to age 70 I was involved in ministry"
00:36:04 transportation and travel
00:41:48 children
"we raised 3 of my cousins whose parents had both died"
00:43:08 rules and guidelines
00:44:20 joy and frustrations
00:47:32 being a grandparent
"grateful that we are grandparents together"
00:50:47 being a senior citizen
"I use the term often"
00:52:06 too soon old, too late smart
00:54:09 fulfilling activities
00:56:39 frustrations and problems
00:58:32 retirement
00:59:57 historical memories
01:03:38 end of audio
Notes Obituary:
Bergey.- Curtis L., 91, Souderton, Pa., died Feb. 4. Spouse: Esther M. Bergey. Parents: Vincent K. and Maggie Landis Bergey. Children: Marilyn Halteman, John Derstine, Henry Derstine, Betty Kerr; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 9 at Franconia Mennonite Church, Franconia, Pa.

(The Mennonite, Mar 4 2008)
Object ID # 2013.25.88
Source Gift of S. Duane Kauffman
People Bergey, Curtis L., 1916-2008
Collection Christopher Dock HS Oral History Tapes