Kunze Family Oral History

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Voice Recordings--by elder Kunzes-MP3 or MP4 Sound Format
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Bob Kunze was born in 1931. He and his brother Bill worked with his Father, William Kunze in coal mines around Havelock around 1941. Bob was 75 when this was taped. Bob Kunze remembers working in the coal mine as very young boys. This includes handling dynamite as 10-11 year old kids!

The coal mine work Bob is talking about here was not then owned by H.O. Kunze. This was later.

Robert Kunze
Bob Kunze
of Dickinson, ND
with Fred, Johnand Russell Kunze

2007

Lucile Jacobs is the daughter of one of H.O. Kunze's daughters, Minnie (Jones). Lucille recalls memories about the Kunze family f rom the early days.

Lucille Jacobs
Lucille Jacobs
of Regent, ND
with Fred, John and Russell Kunze

2007
Lucille recalls early mornings with her Mother Minnie.
Lucille Jacobs of Regent, ND
with Fred, John and Russell Kunze
2007
Lucille Jacobs talks about music in the family and then reveals why and when H.O. Kunze would play the organ at home!
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Lucille Jacobs of Regent, ND
with Fred, John and Russell Kunze
2007
Fred and Herb Kunze explain what it was like in Montevideo when Fred Kunze Sr. cooked aftertheir Mother, Dena died.
Fred and Herbert Kunze
Herb, Fred, LaMoine
with cousin LaMoine Sorenson
2009
Fred Kunze remembers traveling from Montevideo to western North Dakoa via steam engine trains--the "milk run" which stopped at every little town.
Fred Kunze
with brother Herb and cousin LaMoine Sorenson
2009
Bill Kunze's memories of his Grandfather, H.O. Kunze Bill was 78 when we recoreded ths in August, 2009
Bill KunzeBill Kunze of Hutchinson, Kansas
2009
Bill Kunze's memories of his Grandmother, Ida (Krebs) Kunze
Bill Kunze
2009
Bill Kunze describes what it was like to be in the Havelock School when it burned down.
Bill Kunze
2009
Bill Kunze describes what Havelock looked like when he lived there in the 1940s.
Bill Kunze
2009
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Bill Kunze describes what he did for fun as a kid in Havelock, ND in the 1940s.
Bill Kunze
2009
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Bill Kunze describes his work in the Austen Coal Mine drilling "shot" holes for dynamite sticks.
Bill Kunze
2009
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Bill Kunze shares a very dangerous incident while he was working in the coal mine in the 1940s.
Bill Kunze
2009
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Bill Kunze can still hear the sound of the Havelock blacksmith working at his trade.
Bill Kunze
2009
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Bill Kunze says the Havelock water tasted okay, but was filled with a black substance! Bill Kunze
2009
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Herb and cousin Bill Kunze reminisce childhood events in and around Havelock and Rainy Butte. Herb Kunze and Bill Kunze
2009
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