Minssen, M F 1980-11-19

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Mrs. Minssen, a German American, reminisces about life in West Texas after World War I and discusses the various German customs and traditions practiced in Texas.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Mrs. M.F. Minssen

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: November 19, 1980

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Elaine Brock

Length: 1 hour 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Minssen Family, Lutheran Church, Reasons for moving to Lubbock (1928), Speaking German, Move to Holmon, Texas, Speaking German (again), World War II, Prejudices against German Americans, Church, Fredericksburg, Texas, End of, Catholics, Religious difficulties, Dancing, Socializing outside the German community, Square dancing, Lutheran Church services , Home brew, Wine, Beer, Reaction of Protestants to Prohibition, Catholics (again).

Tape 1, Side 2: Religion, Speaking German (again), World War II, Food rationing during World War I, Speaking German (again), During wartime, Butchering livestock, Making German sausage, Making head cheese, Deer hunting.

Range Dates: 1917-1950

Bulk Dates: 1920-1950

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