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Object Name Recording, Audio
Date 1983
Scope & Content Interview by Andy Brunner of Anna M. Derstine Brunner (b. 11/20/1901), daughter of Irwin & Magdalena Moyer Derstine.

Digital copy available.
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Start time Subject
00:00:00 genealogical information
00:01:11 occupations/hobbies
00:01:47 early home life/chores
00:02:24 school/school remembrances
00:02:49 historical events
00:03:17 courtship/marriage
00:03:40 church/church life
00:04:09 what was better in the past than the present?
00:04:22 what is better in the present than the past?
00:06:05 transportation
00:06:46 farming/methods
00:08:05 prices/wages
00:09:27 horse & buggy transportation
00:10:37 mending feed bags
00:11:43 fishing
00:12:14 trains/hoboes
00:13:53 neighbors
00:15:17 farm
00:17:04 sunday school/evening services
00:18:10 sewing circle
00:18:40 shopping
00:20:34 farming/farm life
00:27:19 married life
00:28:43 school
00:30:39 feed mill/saw mill
00:32:09 residences
00:34:25 discipline
00:35:32 WWI Service
00:38:33 end of audio
Length of Interview 0:38:33
Notes Obituary:
Brunner, Anna M. Derstine, daughter of Irwin and Magdaline (Moyer) Derstine, was born at Sellersville, Pa., Nov. 20, 1901; died at Allenstown, Pa., Jan. 10, 1988; aged 86 y. She was married to Edgar O. Brunner, who died in July 1981. Surviving are 3 sons (Paul, David, and Donald), 8 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Martha Clemmer and Mildred Godshall). She was a member of Rockingham Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 12, in charge of Russell M. Detweiler and Henry L. Ruth; interment in Rockhill Mennonite Church Cemetery.

(Gospel Herald, Feb. 9, 1988)
Object ID # 2013.25.138
Source Gift of S. Duane Kauffman
People Brunner, Anna M. Derstine, 1901-1988
Collection Christopher Dock HS Oral History Tapes