A Guide to the Wilhelmina Layher Montgomery Oral History Sound Recording, [ca. 1965]
A native of Kirchberg, Germany, Wilhelmina Layher (ca. 1873-1970) immigrated to the United States around 1888. Settling initially in Kansas, she married itinerant musician Frank Montgomery (ca. 1873-1941), with whom she had six children. In 1900, the couple moved to Port Arthur, Texas, where Frank worked at an oil refinery.
Composed of an interview by her son-in-law Edward Oberholtzer on a reel to reel tape, the Wilhelmina Layher Montgomery Oral History Sound Recording, [ca. 1965], chronicles Montgomery’s experiences immigrating from Kirchberg, Germany, to Kansas.
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Wilhelmina Layher Montgomery Oral History Sound Recording, [ca. 1965], Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
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