The People of Pancho

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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 · 12 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

Return and a Despedida

Hello again, People. The People of Pancho went dark unintentionally there for awhile; I’ve been busy catching curve balls from all directions, some of them work-related, some of them life-related. Funny how … Continue reading

March 19, 2015 · 15 Comments

Leo’s Northeastern Tour, 1913

Hello, People. I’m heading to Napa Valley this coming weekend to visit my friend Maren, and to accomplish what I hope will be a ton of translating. I have a scrapbook … Continue reading

February 19, 2015 · 19 Comments

A Mysterious But Witty Tribute

One of the more puzzling artifacts that I came across in my recent scanning binge (oh, but there is still so much more to do, People) is this unlabeled photograph of … Continue reading

February 11, 2015 · 11 Comments
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