Tillie's father, Samuel Lerner
, came from the same part of Russia (now Belarus) as his wife. As the only boy in a family of girls he had grown up with many privileges, but...
filed reports on TO
and her family, with such data as her father
's alleged crimes against Tsarist Russia, and pro-Communist statements by her sixteen-year-old daughter
Reid, Panthea. Tillie Olsen: One Woman, Many Riddles. Rutgers University Press, 2010.
There Sam Lerner
worked as a labourer while his wife
raised vegetables and chickens. This experiment, which brought much hardship and shunning by their Christian neighbours, ended in autumn of 1916. They returned to Omaha...