Chicago — a view over time

Drafted 100 Years Ago!

Drafted 100 Years Ago!

The summer before Josef wrote his sweet postcard to Lisi (see Can Love Last 100 Years?), he had received a written...

Can Love last 100 years? Nov. 18, 1910-Nov. 18, 2010

Can Love last 100 years? Nov. 18, 1910-Nov. 18, 2010

Funny thing about love. We know it when we feel it. We know it when we see it. I can...

Welcome to Family Archaeologist

Welcome to Family Archaeologist

My family’s ancestral roots are in Transylvania—known more for its Dracula legend than the hundreds of thousands of ethnic Germans,...

On Jan. 23, 1943, my uncle, Frank Ebner Gartz, (photo in uniform, above) reported to the draft board in Chicago...

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