Schulze, Hugo O 1972-03-06

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Hugo Schulze, Mason County farmer, discusses his family history and recalls important events in Mason County history. He then reviews his activities in civic and government organizations.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Hugo O. Schulze

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: March 06, 1972

Location: Mason, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 1 hour 20 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Family immigrated to Texas with John O. Meusebach colony in 1846, Reviews father’s background and education, Converted to Christianity and worked in Methodist ministry, Traces origin of "Hilda" community, Entered Texas A & M College in 1913, Farming in Mason County discussed, Notes father’s acquisition of land, Raised goats, Drafted into Army (1918), Army life in San Antonio described.

Tape 1, Side 2: Discharge from Army recalled, Mentions marriage and honeymoon, Cites experiences raising cotton in Mason County, Family members listed, Describes drought conditions of 1934, Cattle feed in the Depression, Reveals World War I sentiment toward German families in Mason County, Scott Cooley Gang recalled, Suffered drought again in the 1950s, Engaged in goat raising in Mason County, Comments on peanut farming in Mason County, Deer hunting a big part of Mason County’s economy, Description of Doss community in Gillespie County.

Tape 2, Side 1: Review of Mason County communities and local historians, Discusses the game reserve in Mason County for orphans’ homes, Holds chairmanship of county Soil Conservation District, Soil Conservation awards listed, Is also church lay leader, Description of farm holdings, Recalls being burned in a butane accident, Relates history of German Song Fest in Mason, Need to preserve church records cited.

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1846-1972

Bulk Dates: 1913-1972

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