The People of Pancho

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Town and Country Leo

Hello, People. Selfie sticks weren’t a thing in my Great-grandpa Franz Georg Leopold Lessiack’s day, and I have no idea who was on the shooting end of the camera in this … Continue reading

June 6, 2015 · 2 Comments

Branches Intertwining

Hello, People. We’ve reached the point in the narrative where my great-grandpa Leo Lessiack’s story begins to intersect with my great-grandmother, Margaret Spielmann’s story. This is a full-circle moment for me, and worthy … Continue reading

June 4, 2015 · 9 Comments

Where Did Pancho Go?

Hello, People. You might have noticed that I’ve been rather silent of late. I’ve been following and commenting on the favorite blogs that appear regularly in my feed, but I haven’t … Continue reading

May 7, 2015 · 14 Comments

Great War Stories Project

Happy Friday, People. Please click on over to Florida International University’s WWI  #GreatWarStories project on tumblr, where my great-grand-uncle Ernst Spielmann is featured today!

March 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

Keil Family Portraits

Emma Lessiack Keil, born November 24, 1886, was the elder sister of my great-grandfather, Franz Georg Leopold Lessiack. Emma was married to Bruno Max Keil, and their daughter, Wally Keil, was born … Continue reading

March 26, 2015 · 14 Comments

Wally in Winter, 1915

I’m not sure why I find this 1915 picture of Emma and Wally Keil so funny, but maybe it’s because we all sometimes take things just a little too far when … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · 11 Comments

Baby Wally Joins Team Keil

Today I continue the story of my great-grandpa Leo’s new life in America. At first I was puzzled as to why his sister, Emma (Emmi) Lessiack Keil, with whom he stayed when … Continue reading

March 21, 2015 · 14 Comments
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