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Broberg, Edmond

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Oral History

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Edmond Broberg was born on 21 April 1921 on a farm in rural Pillsbury Township, Swift County, Minnesota. One of five children, he attended a local country school during the early to mid-1930s, but did not attend high school. One of three boys, Edmond worked on the farm with his father. During the war years 1941-45, because he was the only healthy brother at home, Edmond received a deferment from military service. Following the war Edmond got married (1946, wife Maybelle Ortenblatt) and moved to his own farm in Swift County. Edmond and Maybelle raised a family of six children, and lived and worked on the farm until 1983. At the time of this interview (July 2002) Edmond and Maybelle lived in the Swift County town of Kerkhoven. In this interview, Edmund provides personal recollections of wartime price controls, shortages, rationing of certain goods, and farm life in general.


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