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31 Aug 2013

My Grandmother At Work 100 Years Ago

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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 [...]

22 Jun 2013

Obituaries from Chicago German-Language Newspapers for Gottfried Hann

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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 [...]

30 Dec 2011

Remembering Frieda Hann Loe (1896-1979)

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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 [...]