Mr. and Mrs. John Schritter
John Schritter was born in Bessarabia and emigrated to the United States with his family when he 2 years old. His interview discusses his family's immigration, moving from North Dakota to Idaho to Kansas to Colorado; farming and homesteading.Includes transcript and audio snippets.Excerpt 1: Being German in America during World War I. Mr. and Mrs. Schritter discuss being German during World War I; Speaking German in public was forbidden, creating difficulties for Russian Germans who knew little English; non-citizen Russian Germans were suspected of hoarding supplies; the difficulties Mr. Schritter's father had in applying for U.S. citizenship. Text of this excerpt found on p. [26-28] of Mr. and Mrs. John Schritter.Excerpt 2: Idaho jackrabbits. Mr. Schritter describes how jackrabbits were used as an important food source when he was living and farming in Idaho. Text of this excerpt found on p. [15-16] of Mr. and Mrs. John Schritter.