H. Wayne Gruber

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agriculture, seeds, Richard M. Gruber, Mary Ann Schaeffer, Heidelberg Township, Berks County, moon phases, almanac, Zodiac signs, corn, potatoes, grain harvesting


A typed essay entitled, "Planting, Seeding, or Sowing and Harvesting On My Parent's Farm, In North Heidelberg Township, Berks County Pennsylvania", by H. Wayne Gruber, dating from January 1952. Within, Gruber recalls the agricultural practices his parents practiced in relation to the moon and star signs and details the methods of planting and harvesting corn, potatoes and grain.

Corresponds to:

Packet 4-35 to 4-46


Reading, Pennsylvania


Includes both the essay written in Pennsylvania Dutch and its English translation.


English and Pennsylvania German

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Planting, Seeding, or Sowing and Harvesting on My Parent's Farm, in North Heidelberg Township, Berks County Pennsylvania From 1876 to 1893



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