Chicago, c. 1913 My grandmother at work 100 years ago: Frieda Hann Loe (second from right) worked as a seamstress and tailor her entire life in various Chicago sweatshops. She was born in 1896, two months after her father died, and left school after the 8th grade to [...]
Today’s topic is obituaries from Chicago German-Language newspapers for Gottfried Hann (1861-1896), my great-grandfather, as I continue trying to read 19th-c. German without actually knowing any. Chicago Abendpost, Samstag, den 17 October 1896, S. 4 Gestorben: Gottfried Hann, geboren am 2. May 1861 im Ladis, Tyrol, 35 Jahre [...]
Frieda Hann Loe (1896-1979) Remembering Frieda Hann Loe, who was born 115 120 years ago today at 93 Webster Avenue in Chicago, Illinois. Her Austrian father, Gottfried Hann, died two months before she was born. Her Swedish mother, Anna Lovisa Larsdotter Hann, raised my grandmother and two older siblings with [...]
I'm delighted to say that the photograph of my grandmother, Frieda Hann Loe, at work in a Chicago sweatshop c. 1912 has been selected as one of 12 winners in the Illinois State Genealogical Society's Ancestor Photo Contest. Visit ilgensoc.org to see the other winners.