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Object Name Recording, Audio
Date 1979
Scope & Content Interview by Shana Peachy of Ernest R. Clemens (b. 03/17/1900), son of Jacob & Hanna Rittenhouse Clemens.

Digital copy available
Start time Subject
00:01:54 wanted to go to college, stayed on farm instead
00:07:24 father's ordination and lot drawing
00:14:38 wanted to teach history
00:17:34 has a lot of regrets
00:19:02 only the second from his church to attend high school
00:21:06 two Mennonites in his graduating class
00:31:13 baptism, communion services
00:33:02 feetwashing
00:35:40 the draft of both wars
Length of Interview 00:40:28
Notes Obituary:
Clemens, Ernest Rittenhouse, 97, Lansdale, Pa. Born: Mar. 17, 1900, Hatfield, Pa., to Jacob C. and Hannah Rittenhouse Clemens. Died: July 3, 1997, Towamencin Twp., Pa. Survivors - wife: Lois Gunden Clemens; daughter: Pauline C. Fisher; brother: James R. Clemens; 2 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Clara Nice Ruth Clemens (first wife). Funeral and burial: July 7, Plains Mennonite Church, by Michael A. Meneses, John L. Ruth, and Daniel W. Lapp.

(Gospel Herald, Jul. 29, 1997)
Object ID # 2013.25.172
Source Gift of S. Duane Kauffman
People Clemens, Ernest R., 1900-1997
Collection Christopher Dock HS Oral History Tapes