Saturday, December 09, 2006

Moshe Eli Caplan

moishe eli caplan
Originally uploaded by savtadotty.
My great-grandfather. Isn't he gorgeous? He married Dvosa Galski and they had seven children: Ethel Ernestine (1865-1948) (Cousin Lucy's mother!), Rachel (1877-1960), Eva, Heinrich (my grandfather), Isak, Fani, and Essa. If any of these people are your relatives too, let me know!

So Cousin Lucy is actually my first cousin once-removed. As if it mattered.


claude said...

What a stunning portrait! Definitely worth clicking on, to see a larger view. This man looked like he had a dream or a vision.

Fred said...

He certainly is an authoritative looking guy. Great portrait.

Savtadotty said...

Claude I wish I knew what his dream or vision was...there are no family legends remaining, just the portrait.

Fred, I think he looks kind of sad. Of course in those days they didn't smile for portraits. I love his squared-off beard, and wonder whether it just grew that way or had to be trimmed?

Gansons Again said...

What a surprise it is to find this incredible picture. Moishe Eli Caplan is my husband's Great-Great Grandfather and I have never been so thrilled to make such a glorious find. Thank you so much for posting this. I know it was some time ago, but it is such a treat!!!

Savtadotty said...

Wow! That means your husband and I are probably second cousins once removed! I think I have met your in-laws at family events in Los Angeles. The Internet is so cool!