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Object Name Recording, Audio
Date 1981
Scope & Content Interview by Steve Frederick of Willard S. Bergey (b. 12/15/1912), son of Horace & Esther Souder Bergey.

Digital copy available
Start time Subject
00:01:05 early farm work, electrical work later
00:02:07 spoke no English, first schoolteacher spoke no Dutch
00:03:46 Quarry hole accident
00:10:08 windmill energy
Length of Interview 00:12:39
Notes Obituary:
Willard S. Bergey, 87, of Rockhill Mennonite Community, Sellersville, died Saturday. Aug. 12, in the community. He was the husband of Anna S. (Clemmer) Bergey. They were married 66 years.

He founded Bergey's Electric, Hatfield, in 1937 and operated it for more than 55 years before retiring.

Born in Hatfield Township, Montgomery County, he was a son of the late Horace L. and Esther B. (Souder) Bergey.

He was a member of Franconia Mennonite Church, Franconia, Montgomery County.

Survivors: Wife; sons, Robert C. of Bethlehem, Philip C. of Sellersville, and Harold C. and Willard C., both of Hatfield; daughters, Janet Frederick of Hatfield and Joan Myers of Souderton; brother, Horace S. of Hatfield; sisters, Esther S. Moyer and Grace S., both of Souderton, and Elizabeth S. Cassel of Telford; 19 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

Services: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the church. Call noon-2 p.m. Tuesday in Rockville Mennonite Community, Sellersville, and 4-7 p.m. Tuesday in the church. Arrangements, Anders-Detweiler Funeral Home, Souderton.

Contributions: To the church building fund.

(Allentown Morning Call, August 14, 2000)
Object ID # 2013.25.105
Source Gift of S. Duane Kauffman
People Bergey, Willard S., 1912-2000
Collection Christopher Dock HS Oral History Tapes