The People of Pancho

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One Year In

Today is my one-year blogoversary here at The People of Pancho, one year since I looked at all the boxes of paper and photographs I dragged home from my grandma’s … Continue reading

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Leo at the Opera

Here is the next installment in the adventures of my great-grandpa Leo Lessiack, known more formally as Franz Georg Leopold Lessiack. So far, he has been baptized, raised, schooled, and confirmed in … Continue reading

November 21, 2014 · 3 Comments

Leo is Confirmed

Here is another installment in the adventures of my great-grandfather Leo Lessiack, more formally known as Franz Georg Leopold Lessiack. On April 2, 1905, at the age of fifteen, Leo was … Continue reading

November 20, 2014 · 5 Comments

My Fifteen Minutes

A hearty thank you to Jana Last and Thomas MacEntee over at Geneabloggers for kindly featuring an interview with me in their May I Introduce To You series today. In case you … Continue reading

November 17, 2014 · 8 Comments

Honoring My Veteran People

Today I share images of some of my Veteran People. I don’t have pictures of everyone, unfortunately, but I am deeply grateful for the service of each and every one of … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · 2 Comments

In Memory of Aunt Louise

Yesterday morning, just a few weeks after her 90th birthday, my great-aunt Louise Stabler Dilda passed away. My stepfather described her perfectly: “A good lady with a heart as big … Continue reading

November 5, 2014 · 14 Comments

When English-major-genealogy-nerds Celebrate Halloween

According to my great-grandmother Mama Helen’s genealogy scroll (which is utterly free of source citations, but great fun to peruse nonetheless), we are descended from Duncan I of Scotland, killed … Continue reading

November 1, 2014 · 5 Comments
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