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Object Name Recording, Audio
Title Anders, Earl M., 1912-2011
Date 1983
Scope & Content Interview by Barry Anders of Earl M. Anders (b. 05/18/1912), son of Menno & Lizzie Moyer Anders.

Digital copy available
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Start time Subject
00:00:00 genealogical information
00:00:46 occupations
00:01:10 hobbies
00:01:38 early home life/school
00:02:29 historical events
00:03:37 meeting spouse/courtship
00:04:35 transportation
00:05:00 church/church life
00:05:43 what was better in the past than the present?
00:06:39 what is better in the present than the past?
00:07:29 end of audio
Length of Interview 00:07:29
Notes Obituary:
Earl M. Anders - 99, of Souderton, PA; formerly of Elroy, PA went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, November 6, 2011 at Souderton Mennonite Homes.

He was the husband of the late Mary B. (Nyce) Anders.

Born in Harleysville, PA to the late Menno and Lizzie (Moyer) Anders.

Earl was a dairy farmer for over 40 years in Elroy, PA. After retiring in 1972, he was employed and later volunteered at Souderton Mennonite Homes in the laundry and mail department, until August.

Earl volunteered much of his time at the Souderton Mennonite Home, Spruce Lake Retreat and the Franconia Mennonite Church. He enjoyed board / table games, shuffleboard, genealogy and local history, traveling to Florida / Iowa with his late wife & spending time with his family and friends.

Earl was a member of Franconia Mennonite Church where he served as a former Sunday School teacher, superintendent and trustee.

He was survived by: Betty Kratz (Daughter) & husband, Robert of Souderton, PA; Donald Anders (Son) & wife, Catherine of Telford, PA; Earl Anders (Son) & wife, Elaine of Sutton, AK; Aldine "Deanie" Frankenfield (Daughter) & husband, Dale of Elroy, PA; Rebecca Derstine (Daughter) & husband, G. Dale of Elroy, PA; Betty Hackman (Sister) & husband, Harrison of Souderton, PA; Lewis Anders (Brother) of Kulpsville, PA; 12 grandchildren - Eric, Phillip, David, Cathy, Connie, Blaine, Steve, Neil, Jill, Andrew, Sheldon, Conrad; 25 Great-Grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by his grandson, Barry Anders; two sisters, Alma Nyce & Sallie Landes; three brothers, Marvin, Willis "Bill" & Linneaus Anders.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, November 13, 2011 at Souderton Mennonite Summit View Auditorium, Souderton, PA. Burial was at Franconia Mennonite Cemetery.
Object ID # 2013.25.34
Source Gift of S. Duane Kauffman
People Anders, Earl M., 1912-2011
Collection Christopher Dock HS Oral History Tapes