Oheim, Fred 1978-03-30

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Journalist Fred Oheim discusses his background and early years and the Neu Braunfelser Zeitung, a German language newspaper in New Braunfels that his father started.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Fred Oheim

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: March 30, 1978

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

Interviewer: Bobby Weaver

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Grandfather, Immigrant to Texas (1881), Railroad employee, Father, Schoolteacher, Editor, Neu Braunfelser Zeitung (1898-1940) in New Braunfels, Other German papers in Texas, Effect of Civil war on New Braunfels, German culture in Texas, Neu Branfelser Zeitung, Stories to write about, Prohibition, "Shaped" notes, Mother, Born in Blanco, Texas, Bell, family name, Religious problems among Germans.

Tape 1, Side 2: Education, Early New Braunfels, Texas, New Braunfels, Segregation and desegregation, Ethnic communities, Greek language, Discrimination due to World War I, Mutual associations, Breweries.

Tape 2, Side 1: Hand cheese, Neu Braunfelser Zeitung, Partnership with the Herald, Mr. Ohem retired (1960), Education, Contracted diphtheria (age 5), Began reading because of health, Affected his education, Literary background.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1881-1960

Bulk Dates: 1989-1960

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