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Object Name Recording, Audio
Title Alderfer, Zephaniah K., 1912-1992
Date 1977
Scope & Content Interview by Regina Detweiler of grandfather Zephaniah K. Alderfer (b. 04/14/1912), son of Horace & Bertha Keller Alderfer.

Digital copy available
Start time Subject
00:02:10 learned to plow at age nine
00:04:25 renting horse-sheds at Salford Church
00:04:59 "amen benches" at Salford Church
00:06:31 never cared too much for school, only went up to sixth grade
00:08:27 World War I - farmers "didn't have to go to war."
00:09:57 dating
00:11:32 "I can say, all of my life, that I've always enjoyed life."
00:12:15 end of audio
Length of Interview 00:12:15
Notes Obituary:
Alderfer, Zephaniah K., 80, Harleysville, Pa. Born: April 14, 1912, Upper Salford Twp., Pa., to Horace and Bertha (Keller) Alderfer. Died: Nov. 5, 1992, Sellersville, Pa. Survivors - wife: Estella Grace (Moyer) Alderfer; children: Darvin, Jean Detweiler, Glenn, Elaine Stutzman, James Lee; brothers and sisters: Linford, Wellington, Horace, Pearl Leatherman, Frances, Bertha Burbank, Miriam Benner; 15 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Nov. 8, Salford Mennonite Church, by John L. Ruth, James C. Longacre, and Wellington K. Alderfer.

(Gospel Herald, 8 Dec 1992)
Object ID # 2013.25.31
Source Gift of S. Duane Kauffman
People Alderfer, Zephaniah K., 1912-1992
Collection Christopher Dock HS Oral History Tapes