Glumper, Valentine Vallie 1980-07-02

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Mr. Valentine "Vallie" Glumper discusses life among the German community at Pep, Texas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Valentine "Vallie" Glumper

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Date: July 2, 1980

Location: Pep, Texas

Interviewer: Betty Cox

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Family background, Knox County Texas, Paradise Valley Mexico, Parents immigrated as infants, Europe to Galveston, Littlefield Texas, Pep Texas organized (1923), Move to Pep (1924), Job on farm, Yellow House Ranch, Alexander brothers, Littlefield Texas, Families in Pep in 1924, Most from Knox County, Brother-in-law, Move to Pep (again), Parents, Paradise Valley (again), Climate, Water, Mexican labor, Lifestyle, Gathering Yucca, Pep (again), Mrs. Glumper, Background, Marriage (1933), Children, Died (1970), Pep (again), Grubbing mesquites, World War I, Rhineland, Knox County, Treatment of Germans, Education, Depression, Work, Home, Rheumatism, Livestock.

Tape 1, Side 2: Preservation of meat, Process, Storage, Sausage making, Sauerkraut, Eggs, Cream, World War II, Situation in Pep, Littlefield, Newspapers, Credit, Levelland Texas, Father Keller (Slaton, TX), Father, Land agent in Mexico, Revolution, Parties, Pep (early 1920s), Threats to citizens, Klan activity, Big Tub well incident, Animosities, Public dances, fundraisers, "Sons of Herman" (Rhineland), Knights of Columbus, Organized (1928), Lodge locations, Leisure Activities, Men, House Dances, Public dances (again), Sports, Women, Visiting, Altar Society, Family, Sunday get-together.

Range Dates: 1901-1970

Bulk Dates: 1920s-1930s

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