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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.  The […]

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past faces