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ella holzmann

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a shades of the departed special birthday edition: ladies in glasses

Many of my ancestresses suffered from poor eyesight, but only a few of them were ever bold (or perhaps desperate) enough to wear their glasses for the camera.   My great-great grandmother Ella was a very fashionable lady and a very strong-willed one.  It’s likely she didn’t need glasses until she was middle-aged (her side of the […]

max and ella, ca 1903

Ella & Max As I have mentioned before, my great-great-great grandfather Jacob was relatively prolific with regards to wives and children: he had at least 2 – maybe 3 – wives with whom he raised at least 7 children over a span of 30 years. This meant that my great-great-grandmother Ella, who was born to […]

ella, september 1931

Ella was born in what is now Slovakia in 1882.  She came on a ship to the United States by herself at the age of 15. She married, had 2 children, got divorced, moved to California and lived until the age of 89. Somewhere in between all this, she went to Glacier National Park and […]

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