Breiger, Ben 1978-10-25

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Ben Breiger discusses his past and his experiences as one of the first German settlers in the Slaton, Texas, area.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Ben Breiger

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Date: October 25, 1978

Location: Slaton, Texas

Interviewer: Bobby Weaver

Length: 35 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Born (April 6, 1894), Corpus Christi, Texas, Farming, Marriage (October 11, 1914), Bishop, Texas, Flood (1919), Slaton, Texas (1924), Trips to Lubbock, Texas, Crops, Tractors, World War I, Attitudes toward Germans, Depression, Land, Irrigation wells, Lutheran church, Ministers, German services, Prohibition, Wine-making, Lewis Wilkie, uncle, Reasons for settling West Texas, Schools, Language barriers, School Board

Tape 1, Side 2: School consolidation (1936), Football, German families, Catholics, M. F. Klattenhoff, Insurance, Germania Mutual Company

Range Dates: 1894-1978

Bulk Dates: 1910- circa 1940

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