Chicago history

For Love and Money

For Love and Money

This  business card from my grandmother’s employer, Mrs. Jickeli, was among the documents I ignored for a while.  I put off...

The Highest Recommendation

The Highest Recommendation

The above photograph was signed on the back to my grandmother from Mrs. Jickeli, in December, 1910. (For details about...

A Tale of Two Photos

A Tale of Two Photos

Genealogy sure takes you back – but sometimes to a place you didn’t expect to go. Like when I was...

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