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Object Name Recording, Audio
Date 1983
Scope & Content Interview by Brian Bauman of Jacob M. Clemmer (b. 05/03/1913), son of Allen & Alice Moyer Clemmer.

Digital copy available
00:00:00 birth, life on farm
00:01:42 parents, siblings
00:02:20 jobs
00:02:40 travel to Florida
00:03:15 school (walked a one mile dirt road to school)
00:03:48 historical events (World War 1, 1917 saw his first plane, first car, first tractor)
00:05:20 courtship, marriage (married during Great Depression)
00:05:36 travel
00:06:13 church
00:06:39 slower pace, lower prices in the past
00:06:50 modern appliances, medical care better now
Length of Interview 00:06:58
Notes Obituary:
Jacob M. Clemmer, 87, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Souderton and Sarasota, Fla., died Saturday, Jan. 20, in the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Life Care Center, Tucson, Ariz. He was the husband of the late Martha B. (Lewis) Clemmer.

He was a mechanic for the former Stiens International Tractor Inc. of West Norriton, where he later entered its retail sales department. He worked in sales for various companies in the North Penn area, including the former Johnson & Biehn Oil of Norristown and the former I.G. Rosenberger of Silverdale. While living in Florida, he worked for more than 10 years for the Public Supermarkets of Sarasota. Previously, he worked on the family farm.

Born in Harleysville, he was a son of the late Allen L. and Alice (Moyer) Clemmer.

He was a member of Franconia Mennonite Church, Franconia.

Survivors: Son, Jacob L. Jr. of Harleysville; daughters, Mildred L. Bauman of Telford, Lorraine L. Zook of Souderton, and Betty A. Moyer, with whom he resided; brothers, William of Chalfont, Cyrus of Souderton, Marvin of Harleysville; sisters, Mary Ellen Derstine of Franconia, Elizabeth Kupeerus of New Paris, Ind., Alice Rittenhouse of Harleysville; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by an infant daughter, Linda F.

Services: 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the church. Call 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday in the church. Arrangements, David R. Sadler Funeral Home, Telford.

Contributions: American Diabetes Association, Plymouth Meeting.

(Allentown Morning Call, January 24, 2001)
Object ID # 2013.25.192
Source Gift of S. Duane Kauffman
People Clemmer, Jacob M., 1913-2001
Collection Christopher Dock HS Oral History Tapes