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Object Name Recording, Audio
Date 1982
Scope & Content Interview by Cherie Nice of Emma Lorraine Henning Bickel (b. 09/09/1909), daughter of George & Minerva Keyser Henning.

Digital copy available
Start time Subject
00:00:49 tried to push her chores on her siblings
00:01:55 still works as a housekeeper
00:03:09 sledding incident -- 18 stitches
00:08:34 cooked for a hunting camp for fifteen years
Length of Interview 00:09:06
Notes Obituary:
Emma L. Bickel, 98, passed away Feb. 26, 2008 in Dock Terrace. She was the wife of more than 49 years to the late Ellis M. "Reds" Bickel, who died in 1985. She lived at the family farm on Troxel Road in Towamencin Twp. until moving to the Dock Woods Community in 1994.

Born in Towamencin Twp., she was a daughter of the late George K. and Minerva (Keyser) Henning.

She was a devoted homemaker and for many years, assisted her husband in the daily operation of their dairy farm and later in truck farming. Her love of the outdoors was expressed in gardening and working in their large truck patch, especially raising Silver Queen sweet corn, much in demand from new and returning customers.

A life member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Towamencin Volunteer Fire Company, she served as one of the head cooks at their many catered and public dinners. In addition, she was the cook for Camp Carson Hunting Camp in Lycoming County for 25 years.

Mrs. Bickel was a longtime member of Hatfield Church of the Brethren.

Her funeral service was held Feb. 29, 2008 in the Dock Woods Community Chapel, Towamencin. Interment was in Hatfield Church of the Brethren Cemetery.
Object ID # 2013.25.109
Source Gift of S. Duane Kauffman
People Bickel, Emma Lorraine Henning, 1909-2008
Collection Christopher Dock HS Oral History Tapes