Master's Theses

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Date of Award

Spring 1937

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)




Dr. Myrta E. McGinneis


This thesis is divided into three parts. The first part tells about the European homes of my parents and about their coming to Kansas. The second part is about their marriage and moving into Hodgeman County where they and other Mennonite families formed a Mennonite colony. Various pioneer experiences are recounted. The third part tells about the opening of the Cherokee Strip in Oklahoma Territory and my parents moving to the Strip to take up pioneer life farther south. In this work I attempted to portray the pioneer life of my parents and show that their experiences were typical of those experienced by many pioneers.


Copyright 1937 Edward E. Hirschler


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