past faces

emil hoffer

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emil, ca. 1902

sometimes, i speculate about the nature of my great-grandparents’ marriage. my great-grandfather emil was a young widower with a 3 year old child when he married helene 10 months after the tuberculosis death of his first wife, rosalia. helene was a somewhat of a spinster by 1908’s norms: at 34, this was her first marriage. … Continue reading