Engdahl, Mr and Mrs George 1969-10-00

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This first of two interviews, conducted by Fred Carpenter, concerns the Swedish ancestors of Mr. and Mrs. Engdahl, their experience in Sweden and in Texas, and the communities of East and West Sweden.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mr. and Mrs. George Engdahl

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Date: October 1969

Location: East Sweden, Texas

Interviewer: Fred A. Carpenter

Length: 20 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Klauspeder (?) Engdahl - brother, Gave up a very comfortable life in Sweden to come to Round Rock in 1882, Difficult times on farm, Tells about a rifle belonging to his great-great-great- grandfather in Lapland, West Sweden community, Karl Harvest Widen's family (Mrs. Engdahl's father), Story about army names given in Sweden, Story about how Mr. Widen changed his name, Mrs. Engdahl's mother's family, Meeting of Mrs. Engdahl's parents, Story about Mrs. Engdahl's mother paying her father back for her passage to America

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1882-1969

Bulk Dates: 1882-1969

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