Family Pictures



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From left: Jakob (~15) |Tracy | Traudl | Josephine (almost 10) | Maike | Kerstin |Franzi | Franz
Background — Christmas Tree in St. Anton am Arlberg

Under the Schindlergrat and Schindlerrinne in Sankt Anton am Arlberg.
From left:  Tracy | Jakob | Kerstin | Josephine | Franzi | Franz | Maike | Traudl
December 2016

From left: Kerstin | Maike | Jakob | Franzi | Traudl | Josephine in Mittersill (State of Salzburg, Home of Kerstin’s family),  February 2019


Kerstin Austria
Medical Doctorate Vienna



                                   Kerstin USA                                   Anesthesiology Board Certificate

Maike graduating as a Veterinarian from Veterinary University Vienna
    Maike PhD Veterinary University Vienna
  Awarded of the von Fircks Doctoral Fellowship. Maike and University President von Fircks Maike  receiving the veterinary diploma (master’s degree) from the University President 2005

Maike’s doctoral work was initially funded by a fellowship sponsored by the President of the Veterinary University, Wolf-Dietrich Freiherr von Fircks, 2006

Annual award of excellence for best doctoral thesis 2010. Each Austrian University nominated awardees. Award sponsored by the Minister of Science.

The „Award of Excellence“ celebrates the best doctoral thesis in Austria. Maike won in the category „best Veterinary thesis“. Shown are her doctoral mentor Prof. Hess and the Sektionschefin (Section Chief, highest position under the Minister) at the Austrian Ministry of Science.

Franzi Bachelor in Applied Physics  („Technical Physics“) Vienna Technical University (TU Wien), 2012

Franzi Dipl.-Ing. in Theoretical Informatics (Computational Intelligence) Vienna Technical University (TU Wien), 2016

    Above: Franzi graduates from TU Vienna with 2 others in Computational Intelligence Below: Commencement by Prof. Margrit Gelautz, herself a 1997 doctoral graduate of Franz Leberl in Graz

Below: Traudl at Franzi’s Graduation receiving a bouquet from the Dean, to represent all mothers of graduates. Above: with Franzi and commencement speaker Prof. Margrit Gelautz


With my brother Peter [born 1948] on the last day of summer vacations in Kirchberg am Wechsel [Lower Austria] in 1957

With my father Franz & mother Dorothea, taken in late 1945 in my birth place Gersdorf [Sachsen/Saxonia, Germany]

The obligatory family picture taken before my departure to my first job in The Netherlands in 1968/9. Our ages were 23 for me, 20 for my brother, 51 for my father and 49 for my mother.

„Franz“ has been the prevailing male first name in our family. This shows 3 generations of „Franz“ in 1990. Since my grand father and great-grandfather also were Franz,  the little one is Franz V.

Franz at 21                                                                                      Traudl at 19
Summer on the Eastern beaches of Corsica in 1966. Married in 1969

The nuclear family in 1989 in Denver. Kerstin then was 18, Maike 7 and Franzi 1 year old

The  nuclear family on Kerstin’s wedding day in Boulder [Colorado] in July 2001. Franzi is 12, Maike 19

The importance of skiing in the family gets illustrated by Kerstin checking out her new skis in the Pasadena-summer in California, after we had purchased them in a garage sale


Family interests get illustrated by many pictures from recent Arlberg winters with a permanent residence in St. Anton am Arlberg since 2007. This is with Kerstin in 2012 on top of Schindlergrat looking south. My hat is also shown in a 1983 Kitzsteinhorn-photo in „Skiing“.

Baptizing the grandchildren Jakob and Josephine in the  catholic village church of St. Anton am Arlberg . The officiating village priest is father Augustin, Jan 2011.

Typical family activity on the Albona North slope with grandchild Jakob,  age 7, helped by his mother Kerstin after losing both skis in a fall. Opa Franz holds a lost ski and expertly observes, Feb-2012.

Kerstin [41] with her children Jakob [7] and Josephine [2]
June 2012 | Natters | Innsbruck | Austria

Son Franzi [23] and my brother Peter [64] at the occasion of my aunt Liesi’s 90th birthday near Wr. Neustadt, May-2012

July-2012: On a cool July day [with sweaters] at the top of the Galzig mountain in St. Anton am Arlberg. © Tracy Anderson

July-2012: Daughter Kerstin with husband, children and in-laws at the Galzig tram station. From left: Traudl | Franz | Kerstin | Josephine | Tracy | Jakob | Gina & Andy Anderson. © Tracy Anderson

Kerstin-Traudl-Maike in front of the Laughing Goat coffe house on a November-sunday in 2014 in Boulder, Colorado

A 2014-snapshot from a festive birthday dinner for Jake O’Neal [to the right] while he visited the Arlberg and his buddy Franzi [to the left]. The picture could be under „Skiing“ or „Friends“ but since I was criticized that Franzi gets short shrift vis-à-vis the girls shown above, I thought this was the right place to show Franzi at age 25 in a characteristic activity.