Deimler Family Oral History Interview Edit

Summary

Identifier
2007OH05

Dates

  • 2007-05-22 (Creation)
  • 1943 – 1970 (Event)

Extents

  • 1.00 Items (Whole)
  • 00:24:57 Length_hours (Whole)

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Notes

  • Scope and Contents

    The Deimler Family, a large family the included nine children, lived on a farm six miles outside of Hershey.  The Deimler sisters, Annie Ortity, Edie Bixler, Ruth Wilt, and Jane Klienfelter, discuss their brother Robert (b. 1931) who became ill with appendicitis around his twelfth birthday and was hospitalized at Hershey Hospital.  Milton Hershey met Robert during this period and offered to send him to the Hershey Industrial School.  Mr. Deimler, a chocolate factory employee, declined the offer but Mr. Hershey purchased a suit of clothes for Robert and continued to send the family baked goods.  Other topics discussed in the interview include Kiddies Day at Hershey Park, visits to the chocolate factory, and secondary education at Hershey High School.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Unrestricted

  • General

    Oral History Project: Tell Your Hershey Story

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