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jacob holzmann

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jacob and margaret, ca 1900

My great-great-grandmother Ella used to tell people that her father was the bootblack to Emperor Franz Josef of Austria. This wasn’t true. Instead, her father was a tavern-keeper in a small town in Hungary (now, Slovakia) where he probably never set eyes on the emperor, but nonetheless raised at least 7 children over 30 years […]

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past faces