Alice Pieper Oral History Interview


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Alice Pieper Oral History Interview
Alice Pieper Oral History Interview
March 31 2001
Alice Pieper was born on 25 August 1925 in St. Paul, Minnesota, the youngest of 
three children, and attended local schools. She lived here with her family until 1942, 
when they moved to Sunfish Lake, a rural community on the outskirts of St. Paul. No 
longer attending school when war broke out, during the war years 1941-45 Alice 
stayed with her family and worked around the home. She recalls the effects of 
rationing and shortages on family life.

In 1946, Alice married and moved back to St. Paul. She and her husband 
raised four children in the following years; Alice was a homemaker but also worked 
part time over the years at the retailer Montgomery Ward, a doctor’s office, and a 
school. Later in life, she and her husband moved to Lindstrom, Minnesota, where 
they lived during retirement. Alice remains active in her church, Trinity Lutheran in 
Osceola, Minnesota, and also keeps busy with gardening and canning.
43m 59s
Alice Pieper, Interview, National Home Front Project, Washington College, Chestertown Maryland.
Interview was recorded by Brian Baird-Brown and Karen Wilkening through Concordia University St. Paul for the Starr Center of the American Experience National Homefront Project.
Lindstrom, Chisago, Minnesota, United States, NA [45.38941,-92.84799] [id:5034746]Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States, NA [44.94441,-93.09327] [id:5045360]Sunfish Lake, Dakota, Minnesota, United States, NA [44.8708,-93.09855] [id:5049221]Osceola Township, Renville, Minnesota, United States, NA [44.84827,-94.81332] [id:5040412]