• Kraske, William (Bill)

    Biggers, Trudie Porter

    Bill Kraske spoke about both his father's side of the family, the Kraske's who came from Germany through the Port of New York circa 1900, and also his mother's side of the family, the Wade's who had o…

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  • Ohlin, Ron

    Biggers, Trudie Porter

    I interviewed Mr. Ron Ohlin at his home in Huntley, Montana. Ron's grandparents came from Sweden to Elgin, Nebraska and then on to the Huntley Project in Montana and were part of the original homestea…

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  • Schreuder, Dorwin

    Biggers, Trudie Porter

    Dorwin Schreuder's grandfather John Schreuder, immigrated from Holland and passed through Ellis Island in 1910. There is some confusion about when John met and married his wife, Mary, who immigrated f…

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  • Walters, Lydia Oblander

    Biggers, Trudie Porter

    I visited Lydia Oblander Walters in her home at The Vista Retirement Community. Also present was Mrs. Walters daughter, Teri Walters Swartz. Mrs. Walters spoke to me about her parents; Conrad & Mrs. O…

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  • Tennyson, Thomas (Tom)

    Biggers, Trudie Porter

    "While visiting Aspen View Retirement Community in Billings, Montana, I made the acquaintance of Mr. Thomas (Tom) Tennyson. Mr. Tennyson agreed to an impromptu interview which took place in the activi…

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  • Weidinger, Phyllis Reiter

    Biggers, Trudie Porter

    Phyllis Reiter Weidinger's grandparents, George Phillip Reiter & Eva Elizabeth Hartd Reiter were born and raised in Kautz, Russia. In 1913 George Phillip's father encouraged George to take his wife an…

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  • Anderson, Kathrine Davidson

    Biggers, Trudie Porter

    Kathrine Davidson Anderson's father, Jesse Davidson homesteaded on the Huntley Irrigation Project. His first wife died of tuberculosis. Following her death, Jessie took their daughter Alice and moved…

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  • Farnes, Ruth Ann Chesterman

    Biggers, Trudie Porter

    Ruth Ann Chesterman Farnes grandmother was Cynthia Ann Chesterman. Cynthia Ann and her husband Elijah had farmed in Nebraska for several years and had 11 children. With 6 children still at home, they…

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  • Caster, Margaret Ann Oxenreider

    Biggers, Trudie Porter

    Today, I had the opportunity to interview Margaret Ann Oxenreider Caster. It was a stroke of luck to catch her home as she was not expecting me. Margaret was the postmistress of Worden for over 28 yea…

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  • Weidinger, Ed

    Biggers, Trudie Porter

    Ed Weidinger's grandfather, Ludwig Weidinger, immigrated from Germany in 1910. Records show that Lue passed through Ellis Island in 1901. After arriving in America, Lue met and married Magdalene Hasen…

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  • Fark, Milburn F. Jr.

    Biggers, Trudie Porter

    I gave a presentation on the oral history project to a group of residents at Magic City Terrace in Billings, Montana on Monday, June 13, 2016. I met Mr. Fark and found that his father, Milburn F. Fark…

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  • Banderob, Barbara

    Biggers, Trudie Porter

    Today, I interviewed Barbara Banderob. Barbara spoke about the memories of her father-in-law, Rudolph, (Rudy) Banderob, who was two years old when his parents homesteaded on the Huntley Project. Rudy…

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