DARE Interview : Pottstown, Pennsylvania; Primary Informant PA064

  • 1967
  • Informant Data:
  • PA064: White; male; age: 79 (old); education: high school; community type: small city
  • Media File:
  • Full Interview (Tape 1363-S1).
  • Content:
  • [Fieldworker reported different ages] 00:30 Informant’s ability to speak "Dutch" [=German]
  • 04:10 Job history—canning factory
  • 06:05 Superstitions—against night air
  • 06:30 Home remedies—for infections, colic, hernia
  • 08:55 Superstitions—Ash Wednesday, greasing wagon wheels
  • 10:10 Amish—best day for marriage, blue gates, hex signs
  • 12:25 Powwow doctors
  • 15:00 Home remedies—for infections, measles
  • 16:05 Amish—education, raising tobacco
  • 17:15 Home remedies—for a cold, infections
  • 19:40 Prank—albedritsch
  • 24:25 Hobbies—fishing
  • 26:50 Personal history—lived on a farm, walked to school, taught school
  • 32:05 Tape end
  1. Full interview

Details

Fieldworker
Hausmann, Robert
Date
  • 1967
Publisher
  • Dictionary of American Regional English
Language
  • English
Collection
Subjects
For Staff