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Object Name Recording, Audio
Title Alderfer, Caroline A., 1915-1991
Date 1984
Scope & Content Interview by Connie Landis of Caroline A. Alderfer (b. 08/10/1915), daughter of Rein & Susan Alderfer Alderfer.

Digital copy available. You can listen to a portion of the interview in this clip: Click Here
Start time Subject
00:00:00 genealogical information
00:01:04 occupations
00:02:29 hobbies
00:02:59 early home life
00:04:44 school experiences
00:07:05 travel
00:08:19 historical remembrances
00:11:10 church/church life; German/PA Dutch vs. English
00:14:40 writing the Alderfers of Americas book
00:15:44 living on the Harleysville farm
00:16:29 what is better in the present than the past?
00:17:33 what was better in the past than the present?
00:18:11 what about today's young people?
00:19:04 thoughts on changes in the church
00:20:22 dating?
00:21:40 canning/freezing
00:22:21 antiques
00:24:52 childhood
00:26:04 what did your mother do?
00:28:10 Pennsylvania Dutch cooking
00:30:24 playing the organ
00:34:03 school
00:40:07 friends
00:42:36 end of audio
Length of Interview 00:42:36
Notes Obituary:
Caroline A. Alderfer, 76, of Franconia Township, died Wednesday in Grand View Hospital, Sellersville.

She worked in the dietary department of Souderton Mennonite Homes for the past 10 years. Previously, she was active in home nursing care and domestic work.

Born on the Alderfer homestead near Harleysville, she was a daughter of the late Rev. Rein A. and Susan A. (Alderfer) Alderfer.

She was a member of Salford Mennonite Church, Harleysville, where she taught children's and adult Sunday school classes. She also assisted various churches with their Vacation Bible School classes.

Survivors: Sister, Naomi A., wife of George S. Moyer of Sellersville, and brothers, Sanford A. and Harold A., both of Harleysville.

Services: 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the church. Call 4-6 p.m. Sunday in the church. Arrangements, Anders-Detweiler Funeral Home, Souderton.

(Allentown Morning Call, December 6, 1991)
Object ID # 2013.25.9
Source Gift of S. Duane Kauffman
People Alderfer, Caroline A., 1915-1991
Collection Christopher Dock HS Oral History Tapes