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Object Name Recording, Audio
Title Alderfer, Anna Keller, 1906-1996
Date 1981
Scope & Content Interview by Todd Alderfer of grandmother Anna Keller Alderfer (b. 07/27/1906), daughter of Newberry and Katie Swartz Keller.

Digital copy available
Start time Subject
00:01:19 played a lot of baseball
00:01:49 spent three years in 8th grade because she'd skipped ahead and was too young to leave
00:03:56 "memory jams"
00:05:29 first family to have a car in the neighborhood
00:07:49 excitement about airplanes
00:08:54 dating--sleigh rides, car rides, visitations
00:09:39 social life of young people, singing
00:13:35 too much going on for young people today
00:15:29 first to get electricity and heat in their neighborhood; used to wish for bathrooms and
00:19:30 "Now I think we have all these conveniences, we have to work hard to keep up the expense to keep these conveniences going."
00:19:56 end of audio
Length of Interview 00:19:56
Notes Obituary:
Alderfer, Anna Keller, 90, Sellersville, Pa. Born: July 27 , 1906, Pipersville, Pa., to Newberry and Katie Swartz Keller. Died: Sept. 22, 1996, Sellersville, Pa., of acute pulmonary edema. Survivors-children: Marion Meyers, Anna Meyers, Evelyn Meyers, A. James; brothers: Norman S. and Howard S. Keller; 22 grandchildren, 50 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Arthur L. Alderfer (husband) and Arlene Histand (daughter). Funeral and burial: Sept. 25, Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, by David A. Stevens and Truman H. Brunk Jr.

(Gospel Herald, 8 Oct 1996)
Object ID # 2013.25.7
Source Gift of S. Duane Kauffman
People Alderfer, Anna Barbara Keller, 1906-1996
Collection Christopher Dock HS Oral History Tapes