Detten, Mary 1981-08-14

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Mrs. Detton discusses her life as well as the community of St. Francis, Texas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mary Detten

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Date: August 14, 1981

Location: Amarillo, Texas

Interviewer: James Seuseney

Length: 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Mrs. Detton, Background, Born Nauvoo, Illinois (1895), Moved to Texas (1907), Reasons for move, Immigrant cars, Rented land, Origin of ancestors, Tom Detton, Childhood, Sausage making, Grapes, J. C. Berg, Vineyard, Nauvoo Vineyard, Wine tasting, Wine making process, Ancestry, Maternal grandfather Haas, Wine making in Nauvoo, Role of children, Maternal grandmother Haas, Marriage, Children, Grandfather sold wine, Berg vineyard at St. Francis, Texas, Arbor (photograph), Mr. Detton planted cuttings, Jelly making, Process, Grapes used, Berg vineyard (again), Mother (Mrs. Berg), Grape pie, Process, Berg vineyard (again), Six, Grape arbor (again), Photographs discussed, Slaughtering, Rabbit hunting, Confirmation, Family and instruments, Tractor, Picnic in Canyon, Texas, Instruments (again), Joe Greber house, May Day, In-laws (Detton), Married 1888, Husband born 1889, Ages at marriage, Berg vineyard (again), Source of grape cuttings, Wick's farm, Umbarger, Texas, Mrs. Detton's childhood (again), Arrival in Texas (1907), Panhandle, Texas, Background of immigrants, Berg family movement, St. Francis, Origin of name, Father Reiley, German Catholic priest, Agricultural conditions in area, J. C. Berg, Cattle, Corn, Other crops, Cattle (again), Sausage making (again), Preservation, Amenities, Instruments (again), Teaching to play, Music for enjoyment

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1888-1930s

Bulk Dates: 1907-1930s

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