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Interview with Jacob and Martha Dockter, 1979
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TitleInterview with Jacob and Martha Dockter, 1979
IntervieweeDockter. Jacob, 1891-1986
Dockter, Martha, 1900-1983
InterviewerSpiker, Allen L.
DescriptionInterview conducted by Allen Spiker is almost entirely in German, begnning with a number of stories told by Jacob Dockter, followed by him singing several songs, pronouncing words and phrases in English as requested by Spiker, followed by additional German stories and singing. Martha Dockter speaks only infrequently.
Ordering InformationConsult:
Date of Original1979-01-02
General SubjectEthnic
Subject (LCTGM)Language
Subject (LCSH)Russian Germans
German language
Personal NameSpiker, Allen L.
Dockter. Jacob, 1891-1986
Dockter, Martha, 1900-1983
LocationGoodrich (N.D.)
Sheridan County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Item NumberMss 371.Tape 1; Mss 371.Tape 26
Format of OriginalAudio tapes
TranscriptionNo transcription made for interview.
NotesDigitization done by an outside vendor from Tape 1 in collection.
Tape 26 (other copy of same interview, possibly the master) copied onto six cassettes by Institute staff..
Topics Covered in Interview:
0:01 - 4:00 Stories told by Jacob Dockter in German
4:00 - 7:00 Dockter sings songs in German
7:00 - 9:14 Additional stories
9:15 - 58:43 Jacob and Martha say phrases and words in German as requested by Spiker
58:44 - 65:00 Additional stories and singing in German.
Biography/HistoryJacob Dockter was born in 1891 in Neudorf, Russia to John and Magdalena Dockter. The family immigrated to America in 1899 and settled in Sheridan County, N.D. Jacob married Martha Dockter in 1923 and they farmed and raised their family near Goodrich, N.D. until retiring in 1957. Martha Dockter died in 1983 and Jacob in 1986.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionAllen Spiker German Russian Dialect Tapes 371
Collection Finding AidConsult:
Credit LineAllen Spiker German Russian Dialect Tapes (Mss 371), Institute for Regional Studies, North Dakota State University, Fargo.
Rights ManagementCopyright transferred to the Institute by Allen Spiker.
Digital IDDockter (Goodrich)
Original SourceAudio tapes;
Audio Sample Rate44100 Hz
Data Rate128 kbps
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