The Oral History Section includes fascinating life stories,
Matilda Schlenker Dockter's story (Streeter, ND). She was 105
on July 31, 2000. Born in the village of Klöstitz, Bessarabia,
on July 31, 1895, Matilda died on March 29, 2001. Matilda was seven
years old when she immigrated to the United States with her family.
She remembers the 21-day journey across the Atlantic Ocean, and arriving
at Ellis Island, New York.
||The Dakota Memories Oral History Project (DMOHP) preserves
the history and heritage of second- and third-generation Germans
from Russia. Since its 2005 inception, the project has focused
on childhood memories and family relationships. In short,
it chronicles what it was like growing up German-Russian on
the Northern Plains. Visit our website - Dakota
Memories Oral History Project.