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Oral history interview with Margrit Luise Feil

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8548

Scope and Contents

Contains an oral history interview with Margrit Luise Feil, conducted by her grandson Joshua Feil on October 28, 2012, for a World Civilizations course taken at Brigham Young University. The oral history discusses her childhood in Europe and her experience living there during WWII. She also discusses her conversion to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and immigration to Utah.


  • 2012 October 28


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

Margrit Luise Feil passed away on July 17, 2021.

Biographical / Historical

Joshua Feil was born in 1989. He and served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Ukraine from 2008 to 2010. Joshua graduated from Brigham Young University in 2014 and The University of Iowa College of Law in 2016. He married Kayla Bloom in 2012 and they have five sons. As of 2024, Joshua and his family lived near Des Moines, Iowa.

Biographical / Historical

Margrit Louise Knubel Feil was born on February 16, 1936, in Paltzwitz, Prussia, Germany to Samuel Gottlieb Knubel and Anna Helena Pfund. She lived there during WWII until her family moved to a small town in Switzerland. Her family eventually moved to Basel, Switzerland, where she attended the Basel College of Fashion. She was introduced to the missionaries in Basel and was later baptized in 1955. In 1961, Margrit visited the United States by herself. She met her husband, David Feil, in Midway, Utah, after his mother invited her over for dinner. They began dating and soon after were married on June 12, 1963, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Margrit and David later settled in Visalia, California. Margrit passed away on July 17, 2021, in Bountiful, Utah.


1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

Materials were donated by Joshua Feil, the grandson of Margrit Luise Feil, in 2012.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Joshua Feil; 2012.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Processing Information

Processed; Catie Freedman; 2015.

Register of Oral history interview with Margrit Luise Feil
Catie Freedman
2015 February 26
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States