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Object Name Recording, Audio
Date 1990
Scope & Content Interview by Andy Halteman of grandfather Curtis L. Bergey (b. 11/10/1916), son of Vincent & Margaret Landis Bergey.

Digital copy available. You can listen to a portion of the interview in this clip: Click Here
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Start time Subject
00:00:00 father
00:02:02 mother
00:04:23 father's geneaolgy
00:05:31 mother's genealogy
00:06:23 siblings
00:08:18 early home life/discipline
00:09:47 illnesses
00:10:51 holidays/vacations
00:11:12 pets
00:11:35 'typical Sunday'
00:12:21 school
00:13:51 childhood memories
00:16:44 high school
00:17:07 hobbies/occupations
00:18:10 parents/religion
00:19:31 meeting spouse/courtship/marriage
00:24:23 cars
00:26:01 church/church life
00:26:24 family vacations
00:27:05 children/children's occupations
00:31:33 on being a grandparent
00:32:42 'senior citizen'
00:33:31 activities/problems/frustrations
00:34:17 historical events/inventions/natural disasters
00:38:58 favorite President
00:39:35 what was better in the past than the present?
00:40:45 most significant achievement
00:42:18 recording from Feb 1968 of Curtis' parents reciting psalms, singing songs and extended conversation in Pennsylvania German dialect
01:11:40 end of audio
Length of Interview 01:11:40
Notes Obituary:
Bergey.- Curtis L., 91, Souderton, Pa., died Feb. 4. Spouse: Esther M. Bergey. Parents: Vincent K. and Maggie Landis Bergey. Children: Marilyn Halteman, John Derstine, Henry Derstine, Betty Kerr; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 9 at Franconia Mennonite Church, Franconia, Pa.

(The Mennonite, Mar 4 2008)
Object ID # 2013.25.86
Source Gift of S. Duane Kauffman
People Bergey, Curtis L., 1916-2008
Collection Christopher Dock HS Oral History Tapes