Zappe, Hubert J 1972-04-04

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Hubert Zappe reminisces about his family and that of his wife as they settled in Texas after immigrating from Germany. He also describes early photographs of Ballinger and relates information about his personal collection of antiques.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Hubert J. Zappe

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: April 04, 1972

Location: Ballinger, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Carpenter

Length: 1 hour 5 minutes


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: Family history reviewed, Grandparents were German immigrants, Settled in Lavaca County, Texas, Father moved to Runnels County and purchased business and farm, Business experiences described, Early life in Ballinger recalled, Discusses drought of 1918, Comments on personal farming interests, Experienced government cattle shoot programs.

Tape 1, Side 2: Description of photographs of early day Ballinger, Wife’s family biographical information revealed, Trail family moved to Texas from Washington, D. C. (1877), Settled in Concho County, Texas, Lists interesting items in antique collection.

Range Dates: 1877-1972

Bulk Dates: 1918-1972


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