Bellinghausen, Henry 1980-07-29

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Henry Bellinghausen, early Knox County, Texas resident, reminisces about his life and the German culture of St. Francis, Texas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Henry Bellinghausen

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Date: July 29, 1980

Location: St. Francis, Texas

Interviewer: Bobby Weaver

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Henry Bellinghausen, Knox County, Texas, Munday, Texas, Parents' deaths, Mother (1907), Father (1911), Return from World War I, John Bellinghausen, brother, To Panhandle, Texas (August, 1921), Bellinghausen (again), To Panhandle, Texas (October, 1921), To current residence (February 2, 1924), Mr. Bushcutter, landlord, Harvest, Bad yield (1924), Types of crops raised, Father, From Germany, To Ryeman, Texas (1903), Trip to U. S., Nebraska Shakers, Lack of water, Hand dug wells, Family life, German community, Bellinghausen (again), Married (January 30, 1903), Ryeman, Texas (again), German community, World War I, Prohibition, Homebrew, Berg, winemaker, Bootlegger, Sheriff, Berg (again), Cellar tours, Arrested for bootlegging, Character witnesses, Anecdote: after a tour Bellinghausen was unsure of how he got home, Harvesting, Techniques, Thrashing machines

Tape 1, Side 2: Bellinghausen (again), Cattle, Masterson Ranch, Cattle land, German sausage, Family recipes, Travel, Entertainment, Community Hall, Big dances, Local musicians, Amarillo orchestras, Borger, Texas, Oil boom, Panhandle, Texas (again), Over100 miles of railroad tracks and switch liens, Bellinghausen (again), Robbery

Range Dates: 1903-1980

Bulk Dates: 1924-1930s

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