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31 Aug 2013

My Grandmother At Work 100 Years Ago

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 [...]

26 May 2012

Finding Hans Loe

Finding Hans Loe, my Norwegian great-grandfather, is very satisfying, especially in light of my floundering beginning efforts and not knowing enough about Norwegian records. Is there anything more satisfying that figuring out primary source records in another language? I don't think so! And Norway may be the exception to the rule that [...]

22 Jul 2011

ISGS Ancestor Photo Contest Winners

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.