Elhy, Mrs Anna 1980-10-03

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Mrs. Elhy reminisces about her childhood and life in Nazareth, Texas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. Anna Elhy

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Date: October 3, 1980

Location: October 3, 1980

Interviewer: Nazareth, Texas

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Anna Elhy's family, Parents were Berhenfelts, Father from Germany, Book about the history of the Berhenfelt family, Compiled by Rose Berhenfelt, Spoke and wrote German as a girl, Grew up in Rhineland, Texas, Knox County, Texas, Learned German in school, Came to Nazareth, Texas (1915), School, Parochial School, Described, Part of the family was already in Nazareth, Children helped with the farming, Father was a success as a cotton farmer, Sister married a Bellinghousen, Transportation to Nazareth, Came by train, Trip described, House they lived in, Father added four rooms, Worked in Amarillo, In St. Anthony's Hospital, Married January 1919, Husband moved to Nazareth (1918), Rented land, Wedding described, Moved into a house they owned (1930), Electricity available (1938), How they were able to afford a home, Affect of Depression, Sale of milk and eggs, Prices, Had 10 children, Items they had to buy, Prices (again), Sale of milk cream (again), Clothes, Prices, Crops, Garden, Meat, Methods of canning, Bought most supplies from Tulia, Problems with Dimmit in World War I, Father Conrad incident (World War I), Incident involving thrashing machine, Father Conrad (again), World War II

Tape 1, Side 2: Mrs. Elhy's children, Boys went to dances, World War II, Oldest son, Other children, Grandchildren, Sunday dinner, At her farm, Family dinner before Labor Day, Location of children, Sunday activities when she was young, Christmas celebrations, Dinner, Play, Trees, Clubs belonged to, Home demonstration clubs, During the Depression, Demonstrations performed, Cheese making, Meat preservation, Beer making, Prohibition, Measuring alcoholic content of beer, Card playing, Games played, Moved to town (1960), Reasons for the move, Current house, Post Office, Mother had house in town built in (1923), Carpenters, Mother's diary, World War I, German relatives contacted them for help after the war

Range Dates: 1910-1980

Bulk Dates: 1910-1960

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