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WCHS Oral Histories

    Last Name
    First Name
    Subject of Interview
    Date of Interview
    Interviewer
    Abraham E.W. (Dutch) Railroads 18 March 1980 Peggy Korsmo-Kennon

    Full Interview

    Amsrud Elmer D Day 29 March 2000 Unknown Full Interview
    Anderson Martin Creamery 26 May 1983 Peggy Korsmo-Kennon Full Interview
    Arentson John John Arentson 7 April 1960   Full Interview
    Arentson John John Arentson Birthday Party 11 July 1964   Full Interview
    Bartelt Herb and Elsie Ewert Family Research 1 March 1983   Full Interview
    Bergerson Orlan War Memories 12 November 2007 Joan Mooney Full Interview
    Summary of Interview
    Photos
    Brown Don 50th Anniversary as editor of Waseca Journal 1975 E.F. Johnson

    Full Interview

    Byron William E. William E. Byron 14 September 1981 Joe Eustice

    Full Interview

    Carlson Arthur Harvesting Ice

    17 February 2009

    Vanessa Zimprich Full Interview
    Carlson Arthur World War II 12 November 2007 Joan Mooney

    Full Interview

    Chambers Clarke Clarke Chambers Unknown Peggy Korsmo-Kennon Full Interview
    Collins Emma (Mrs. Leo Colins) Emma Collins 10 November 1979 Mary Sharon

    Full Interview

    Collins Joe Joe Collins 26 February 1987 Timothy Madigan Full Interview
    Collins Joseph M. City Council / Waseca 15 August 2013 Donna Mae Fostveit and Joan Mooney

    Full Interview
    Photos

    Connors Robert M. Wars 12 November 2007 Joan Mooney Full Interview
    Cotler Michael Storyteller 7 December 1989   Full Interview
    Didra Peg Peg Didra 6 November 1986 Carol Rutledge Full Interview
    Doss Alfred Alfred Doss 24 October 1983 Mary Lou Westerlund Full Interview
    Dumbeck Harry Harry Dumbeck 20 November 1984 Hanna Lambert

    Full Interview

    Eichhorst Iraline Post War Years 26 April 984 Unknown

    Full Interview

    Engebretson Gyda Gyda Engebretson     Full Interview
    Erickson Carl E. Paintings by Eugene Iverd 5 March 1983 Carl E. Erickson

    Full Interview

    Felske Emil Emil Felske 26 February 1978 Joe Eustice

    Full Interview

    Fisher Joe Railroads 21 February 1980 Hanna Lambert

    Full Interview

    Fostveit, Sr. Nels       Full Interview
    Fox James "Jim" Boy Scouts Troop 85 18 March 2014 Sheila Morris Full Interview
    Fretham Gena Gena Fretham 28 November 1983 Norma Nelson Full Interview
    Gallagher George & Mary George & Mary Gallagher 1975 Joe Eustice

    Full Interview

    Gallagher Lawrence Lawrence Gallagher 14 April 1987 Timothy Madigan Full Interview
    Gasink Lewis Waseca history 15 October 2013

    Susan Bateman, Kathryn Rieck and Vanessa Zimprich

    Full Interview
    Gehring Fletcher Fletcher Gehring     Full Interview
    Gigeay Charlie Railroads 9 April 1980 Peggy Korsmo-Kennon

    Full Interview

    Gigeay Dorothy Post War Years 24 April 1984 Unknown Full Interview
    Goodspeed Frank Frank Goodspeed 1978 Joe Eustice

    Full Interview

    Groskreutz August August Groskreutz 8 December 1983 Jan Brown

    Full Interview

    Grunz Al Railroads 29 November 1979 Sharon Full Interview
    Hagen   Hagen Farm 2003 Joan Mooney Full Interview
    Hansen Ella Ella Hansen 24 August 1982 Peggy Korsmo-Kennon Full Interview
    Hansen Ella Ella Hansen 1 September 1982 Peggy Korsmo-Kennon Full Interview
    Harguth Anna Anna Harguth 16 July 1981 Joe Eustice Full Interview
    Harguth Anna Anna Harguth 16 May 1984 Carol Rutledge Full Interview
    Herbig Elaine Elaine Herbig 22 April 1993
    6 May 1993
    1 June 1993
    17 June 1993
    3 July 1993
    Unknown

    Part 1
    Part 2
    Part 3
    Part 4
    Part 5

    Herskovitz Bob Preserving Treasures 15 April 2001   Full Interview
    Herter Berthe Herter Family and Business   Margaret Sinn Full Interview
    Hodgson   Hodgson Family 1 February 1941 Hodgson Family Full Interview
    Holmes Terrance Terrance Holmes 1978 Joe Eustice Full Interview
    Hughes Dan Railroads 24 February 1980 Hanna Lambert Full Interview
    Ide Edith Edith Ide     Full Interview
    Iversen Einer Einer Iversen 13 September 1995 3 October 1995 Carol Rutledge

    Part 1
    Part 2

    E. F. Johnson Company   Corporate Capabilities     Full Interview
    E. F. Johnson Company   Four Radio Commercials     Full Interview
    E. F. Johnson Company   Thru the Decades     Full Interview
    E. F. Johnson Company   60th Anniversary History   Lynn Anderson Full Interview
    Johnson Edgar Radio History 1973   Full Interview
    Johnson Edgar Edgar Johnson 25 November 1986 Carol Rutledge Full Interview
    Johnson Margaret Margaret Johnson     Full Interview
    Kastelle George St. Clair and Kastelle Store 7 March 2013 Carol Wobschall

    Full Interview
    Photos

    Kastner Eugenia (Bonnie) Everett House Interior 26 February 2013 Carol Wobschall Full Interview
    Kopischke Arnold Creamery 22 February 1984 Peggy Korsmo-Kennon Full Interview
    Kozan Ruth Waseca Music 25 January 2013 Carol Wobschall Full Interview
    Kugath Norma Norma Kugath 17 April 1984 Carol Rutledge Full Interview
    Kulot Ann Ann Hackett Kulot Spring 1975   Full Interview
    Kunst Dave Earthwalk Lecture 5 October 1987   Full Interview
    Lake Shore Inn Nursing Home Residents   The Best Gift, Antiques, Washing Clothes 30 November 1983 Carol Rutledge Full Interview
    Lake Shore Inn Nursing Home Residents   Books 17 February 1987 Carol Rutledge Full Interview
    Lake Shore Inn Nursing Home Residents   Books and Magazines 24 March 1987 Carol Rutledge Full Interview
    Lake Shore Inn Nursing Home Residents   Carrie's Story 5 February 1986 Carol Rutledge Full Interview
    Lake Shore Inn Nursing Home Residents   Childhood Homes - "The Place I Grew Up"

    4 April 1984

    Carol Rutledge Full Interview
    Lake Shore Inn Nursing Home Residents   Children and Christmas 28 November 1984 Carol Rutledge Full Interview
    Lake Shore Inn Nursing Home Residents   Christmas 18 December 1985 Carol Rutledge Full Interview
    Lake Shore Inn Nursing Home Residents   Christmas Memories 23 December 1986 Carol Rutledge Full Interview
    Lake Shore Inn Nursing Home Residents   Churches 21 October 1986 Carol Rutledge Full Interview
    Lake Shore Inn Nursing Home Residents   Colors 8 January 1986 Carol Rutledge Full Interview
    Lake Shore Inn Nursing Home Residents   Comments on Class Graduation 23 May 1984 Carol Rutledge Full Interview
    Lake Shore Inn Nursing Home Residents   Depression Years 13 January 1987 Carol Rutledge Full Interview
    Lake Shore Inn Nursing Home Residents   Dreams 18 January 1984 Carol Rutledge Full Interview
    Lake Shore Inn Nursing Home Residents   Dressing Up 19 May 1987 Carol Rutledge Full Interview
    Lake Shore Inn Nursing Home Residents   Fires 2 December 1986 Carol Rutledge Full Interview
    Lake Shore Inn Nursing Home Residents   Fires and Tornadoes 25 November 1986 Carol Rutledge Full Interview
    Lake Shore Inn Nursing Home Residents   First Impressions of Waseca 11 November 1986 Carol Rutledge Full Interview
    Lake Shore Inn Nursing Home Residents   Games 11 January 1984 Carol Rutledge Full Interview
    Lake Shore Inn Nursing Home Residents   Grandparents 4 January 1984 Carol Rutledge Full Interview
    Lake Shore Inn Nursing Home Residents   Grandparents 15 January 1986 Carol Rutledge Full Interview
    Lake Shore Inn Nursing Home Residents   Grandparents, Hoboes, Gypsies 29 January 1986 Carol Rutledge Full Interview
    Lake Shore Inn Nursing Home Residents   Halloween 26 October 1983 Carol Rutledge Full Interview
    Lake Shore Inn Nursing Home Residents   Halloween 28 October 1986 Carol Rutledge Full Interview
    Lake Shore Inn Nursing Home Residents   Handiwork 20 January 1987 Carol Rutledge Full Interview
    Lake Shore Inn Nursing Home Residents   Home Remedies, Doctors 25 January 1984 Carol Rutledge Full Interview
    Lake Shore Inn Nursing Home Residents   Lent 20 February 1985 Carol Rutledge Full Interview
    Lake Shore Inn Nursing Home Residents   Lights, Candles, Electricity 1 February 1984 Carol Rutledge Full Interview
    Lake Shore Inn Nursing Home Residents   Our Parents 9 January 1985 Carol Rutledge Full Interview
    Lake Shore Inn Nursing Home Residents   Pets 23 November 1983 Carol Rutledge Full Interview
    Lake Shore Inn Nursing Home Residents   Pictures 20 March 1985 Carol Rutledge Full Interview
    Lake Shore Inn Nursing Home Residents   Post World War II 28 March 1984 Carol Rutledge Full Interview
    Lake Shore Inn Nursing Home Residents   Recipes 10 February 1987 Carol Rutledge Full Interview
    Lake Shore Inn Nursing Home Residents   St. Patrick's Day 14 March 1984 Carol Rutledge Full Interview
    Lake Shore Inn Nursing Home Residents   School Days February 1986 Carol Rutledge Full Interview
    Lake Shore Inn Nursing Home Residents   Small Towns 9 October 1985 Carol Rutledge Full Interview

    Lake Shore Inn Nursing Home Residents

      Snow 9 November 1983 Carol Rutledge Full Interview
    Lake Shore Inn Nursing Home Residents   Spring Cleaning 12 May 1987 Carol Rutledge Full Interview
    Lake Shore Inn Nursing Home Residents   Thanksgiving 16 November 1983 Carol Rutledge Full Interview
    Lake Shore Inn Nursing Home Residents   Thanksgiving 4 December 1985 Carol Rutledge Full Interview
    Lake Shore Inn Nursing Home Residents   Tornadoes & Cyclones 28 April 1987 Carol Rutledge Full Interview
    Lake Shore Inn Nursing Home Residents   Valentine's Day 8 February 1984 Carol Rutledge Full Interview
    Lake Shore Inn Nursing Home Residents   Valentine's Day February 1985 Carol Rutledge Full Interview
    Lake Shore Inn Nursing Home Residents   Weddings 7 March 1984 Carol Rutledge Full Interview
    Lake Shore Inn Nursing Home Residents   Weddings 5 March 1986 Carol Rutledge Full Interview
    Lake Shore Inn Nursing Home Residents   What we did before tv 5 May 1987 Carol Rutledge Full Interview
    Lake Shore Inn Nursing Home Residents   Winter and Sports 11 December 1985 Carol Rutledge Full Interview
    Larson Alma Alma Larson 11 April 1984 Norma Nelson Full Interview
    Lavold Ruth Ruth Lavold 2 February 1984 Norma Nelson Full Interview
    Lindahl Esther Esther Lindahl     Full Interview
    Lorenz Irma Post War Years 1945-1950 12 April 1984 Carol Rutledge Full Interview
    Madden Agnes Railroads 20 February 1980 Hanna Lambert Full Interview
    Maguire Charlie The Alphabet Song Performance 1980   Full Interview
    Markus Richard Railroads 8 March 1980 Peggy Korsmo-Kennon Full Interview
    McCarthy Nellie Nellie McCarthy 14 February 1984 Joe Eustice Full Interview
    Minske August August Minske Unknown Joe Eustice Full Interview
    Mitchell George Railroads 27 February 1980 Unknown Full Interview
    Moe Marian Swen Family 18 August 1983 Peggy Korsmo-Kennon Full Interview
    Moss James Raildroad History   Northfield Sampler 2 Full Interview
    Murphy Patricia Architecture 30 June 1985   Full Interview
    Myers Roy C. Waseca Boy Scouts, Troop 85

    30 January 2007

    Sheila Morris

    Full Interview
    Transcribed Interview

    Neidt Daryl "Pete" Reflections of the 40s 2 November 1983 Audrey Neidt Schmidt Full Interview
    Neidt Ellen Railroads 20 February 1980 Hanna Lambert Full Interview
    Nelson Philip Nelmoor Stables November 2012 Joan Mooney Full Interview
    Nelson Philip E.P. Nelson Theaters November 2012 Joan Mooney Full Interview
    Nelson Philip Letter to daughter Curtis Ann and Lil Wymann November 2012 Joan Mooney Full Interview
    Nelson Philip Aswelikit Clear Lake Summer Cottage November 2012 Joan Mooney Full Interview
    Nelson Philip Herb Strietz, Bob Mishek, Rev. Green November 2012 Joan Monney Full Interview
    Nobel David Railroads 17 July 1980 Northfield Sampler Full Interview
    Nordeen Alvin Creamery 26 May 1983 Peggy Korsmo-Kennon Full Interview
    Normann Dr. Steven Dr. Steven Normann 28 November 1995 Carol Rutledge Full Interview
    Norton Holland Railroads 21 February 1980 Peggy Korsmo-Kennon Full Interview
    Norton Holland Social Activities in Waseca 1909-1920 19 May 1987 Elaine Herbig Full Interview
    Nystuen Dave Dave Nystuen

    18 June 1987

    Preservation Full Interview
    Oeljen Dr. Dr. Oeljen 8 February 1991
    15 February 1991
    22 February 1991
    1 March 1991
    11 March 1991
    Carol Rutledge Part 1
    Part 2
    Part 3
    Part 4
    Part 5
    Oftedahl Harriet Harriet Oftedahl 1 November 1983 Peggy Korsmo-Kennon Full Interview
    Olds George George Olds Retirement Party 29 June 1986   Full Interview
    Olds George George Olds 20 June 1984 Peggy Korsmo-Kennon Full Interview
    Olson Ellsworth Wars and POWs 26 September 2008 Vanessa Zimprich Full Interview
    Panzram Pansy Pansy Panzram 1975 Unknown Full Interview
    Papke Frank Frank Papke 2 May 1984 Peggy Korsmo-Kennon Full Interview
    Peterson Inez Inez Peterson     Full Interview
    Peterson Jeannette (Wyman) Railroad 29 April 1980 Peggy Korsmo-Kennon Full Interview
    Peterson Levene Levene Peterson 13 November 1978 Joe Eustice Full Interview
    Phelps Andrew Railroad 1 November 1979 Unknown Full Interview
    Phelps Andrew Railroad 2 August 1980 Peggy Korsmo-Kennon Full Interview
    Pomerening Art Art Pomerening 24 August 1982 Melinda Hennies Full Interview
    Quitney Lester Lester Quitney     Full Interview
    Reineke Louie Louie Reineke 1975 Joe Eustice Full Interview
    Rethwill Dr. Wesley Dr. Rethwill and Waseca 30 December 2008 Sheila Morris Full Interview
    Reycraft James Railroad 5 October 1979 Unknown Full Interview
    Reycraft James Railroad 2 August 1980 Peggy Korsmo-Kennon Full Interview
    Reycraft Jimmy       Full Interview
    Rieck Augusta Augusta Rieck 1984 Joe Eustice Full Interview
    Ristau Holly

    Maiden Minnesota:

    Woodland Stories: "Ghost Stories of New Ulm"; "Gone is Gone"; "A Matter of Trust"

    1995   Full Interview
    Ristau Holly

    Maiden Minnesota:

    Farmland Stories: "The Dollar"; "Memorial Day in Waseca, Minnesota."

    1995   Full Interview
    Rudolph John John Rudolph 30 April 1981 Joe Eustice Full Interview
    Ryan Charlie Ryan Farm 5 January 1984 Elmer Grossman Full Interview
    Schoenrock Esther Esther Schoenrock 24 August 1982 Karen Roesler Full Interview
    Shurson George D Day 3 March 2000 Unknown Full Interview
    Senn Martin 1988 City History 11 November 1986 Carol Rutledge Full Interview
    Skudlarek Joseph Joseph Skudlarek 28 April 1981 Joe Eustice Full Interview
    Spies Dorothy Everett House 19 February 2013 Carol Wobschall Full Interview
    Strom (Miller) Marianne Tornado of 1967 15 April 2015 Sheila Morris Full Interview
    Stuart (Johnson) Margaret New Richland 28 August 2015 Pauline Fenelon Full Interview
    Thompson Ray Thompson's Boat House 2 April 1998 Joan Mooney Full Interview
    Ward Vera Vera Ward 6 June 1985 Jan Brown Full Interview
    Wolf Allen Allen Wolf 1 May 1981 Joe Eustice Full Interview
    Wyman Lillian D. Jobs as Supervisor of nursing at Waseca Hospital and School Nurse 10 April 1985 Unknown Full Interview
    Youngberg Manley Manley Youngberg     Full Interview
    Zimmerman Mrs. L.P. (Flora) Mrs. L.P. (Flora) Zimmerman 1974 Joe Eustice Full Interview
    Unknown Farmer, Pezel, Ide Ray, Orlan Farming; Minnesota Lake; War; Railroad; Brewery; School days; Street Car.     Full Interview
    Unidentified Group Memories 1980s Peggy Korsmo-Kennon Full Interview
             
    Farmamerica Farmamerica Dedication 7 June 1986  

    Full Interview

               
    Vista Sisters Virginnia Swenson and Marge Gores   Indian Uprising Survivor
    Otisco Township
    6 June 2012 Pauline Fenelon

    Full Interview

             
    Monday Study Club Senn, Priebe, Ward, Rethwill, Johnson, Spalding, Rosemyer Monday Study Club 70th Anniversary 2 February 1976 Mrs. Kenneth Miller Full Interview
    Monday Study Club Mrs. F.M. Senn; Mrs. E.C. Priebe; Mrs. E.C. Ward; Mrs. W.H. Rethwill; Mrs. Marvin Johnson; Mrs. Rosemeier, daughter of Mrs. L.A. Bullard; Mrs. C.W. Spaulding Monday Study Club 70th Anniversary     Full Interview
    Monday Study Club Allen Wolf; John Sommers; Bruce McKay Monday Study Club Tour of Historical Waseca April 1990   Full Interview
    Monday Study Club Monday Study Club, Oral History Project March 1995 Carol Rutledge Full Interview
           
        Octoberfest 3 October 1976   Full Interview
        Octoberfest 3 October 1976   Full Interview
           
               
    Irish American Club of Minnesota Bob Connors; Pat Gleason; Art McDonough; Mary Witte; Margaret Cahill Barden; James O'Regan; Dorothy Foster; Margaret Moonan; Nellie McCarthy; Mrs. McCloone; Mrs. Art Byron; Mrs. Robert Byron; St. Patrick's Day, Waseca 14 March 1976 Joseph Eustice Full Interview
        Scandinavian Day, Waseca 16 May 1976   Full Interview
        School Children's Concert 4 songs "Waseca County" by Supt. VanLoh November 1981   Full Interview
               
    Waseca County Jean Anderson; Merlin Bartelt; Steve O'Brien; Denise Schmidt Waseca County, A Patchwork of History: Communities 26 October 1982 Denise Schmidt, Jan Brown, Peggy Korsmo-Kennon Full Interview
    Waseca County   Waseca County: A Patchwork of History, Architecture     Full Interview
               
    Waseca Jean Byron, Henry Lewer Waseca Downtown Buildings 16 April 2009 Joan Mooney Full Interview
               
        Southern Minnesota Historical Assembly SMHA Annual Meeting September 1988   Full Interview
               
    Waseca County Historical Society   WCHS Annual Meeting 1974   Full Interview
    Waseca County Historical Society   Waseca County Historical Society Christmas Tea 1978   Full Interview
    Waseca County Historical Society   Waseca County Historical Society Quilt Show: "If quilts could talk what would yours say?" July 1979 Peggy Korsmo-Kennon Full Interview
    Waseca County Historical Society   1940's Radio Program - Station WCHS December 1983  

    Part 1

    Part 2

    Part 3


    Part 4

    Waseca County Historical Society   Annual Meeting: Place Names in MN 2 November 1986   Full Interview
    Waseca County Historical Society Vi Panzram, Joe Eustice, Dorothy Foster, Eunice Gasner WCHS President's Meeting 16 June 1987   Full Interview
    Waseca County Historical Society Sherry Jone; Eunice Gasner; Elaine Schwarz; Elaine Herbig; Rod Searle Waseca County Historical Society 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting 23 October 1988   Full Interview