Hungarian interview - John Ehl

MHSO, and Anne Schooley, Hungarian interview - John Ehl.

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Creator MHSO
Anne Schooley
Title Hungarian interview - John Ehl
Published MHSO, and Anne Schooley, Hungarian interview - John Ehl.
Identifier nlc-bnc.bvas.nlc-bnc.bvas.hungarian.19
Subject Ehl, John
Hungarian Canadian
Oral history
Language English
Media Audio
Contributor Alouette Canada
Description John Ehl describes, in detail, his personal history beginning with his emigration from Hungary to Canada, up to the time of the interview. He first settled in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and worked on the railroad for thirty cents per hour. Mr. Ehl moved to Ontario and was able to buy his first farm (50 acres) in 1943 for $2,800. He converted it to a tobacco farm. He had never done any share growing or worked with tobacco before this time. Mr. Henry Gehring sponsored Mr. Ehl's wife's immigration to Canada around 1938. To immigrate at this time, you needed either $1,000 in the bank or a sponsor. Mr. Ehl speaks very lucidly in this interview and has an excellent memory for dates, names, and places.
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