Thursday, May 13, 2010

Who is she?

Could this be a Forler? Luft? Lasso? My father thinks this may be Emma Lasso or perhaps Irene Forler but we're not sure.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Irene Forler/Luft?

I think this is Irene Forler (Emma Lassow's daughter) who married Edward Luft. The man here isn't Edward so I'm unsure who he may be.

He could be one of Irene's brothers - Carl, Jack or William.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Johann (John) Lassow

Here is the famous and only photo of Johann Lassow that I just happened to find going through some of my father's family photos. It dates to approximately 1926-27 since the baby is Dorothy Lasso born in 1926.

I believe this is out front of 145 Peter St. in Kitchener which doesn't exist anymore as it was torn down to build the Schneider Creek. The house in the background has similar architectural features as 143 Peter St. which is still standing today.

Johann moved to 145 Peter St. sometime after 1912 when his wife, Carolina Augusta Fredericka died. Their daughter Emma Lassow married Edward Forler and this was their home.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Stricker/Lasso Children?

The girl on the far right is Lillian Stricker (daughter of Albert Stricker - Philip's son). I think that the boy to her right may be Harold Lasso and the boy sitting down on the far right may be Perlous Lasso.

The rest may be other children from school, church or the neighbourhood.

Are you able to identify any others?

Upper Canada College - 1899

This is a real head-scratcher. This fellow is obviously a student at Upper Canada College but even their historian cannot help me out with any family names attending anywhere near 1899.

Albert Leeds

These are two images of a photo postcard of Albert Leeds from Galt, Ontario who knew my great-grandparents, William and Laura Lasso from Bridgeport, Ontario. It seems he went to Bridgeport Public School, perhaps with their children Perlous, Harold or Margurite. He was stationed in London, Ontario when this card was written.

I found his attestation papers at

but I am unable to find out any other links.

McBrine Company Photo?

Can anyone confirm that this is a company photo of the McBrine Luggage Factory from Berlin (now Kitchener) Ontario? I believe I can see my grandfather in the photo but would like some confirmation. Can you identify anyone else?