The People of Pancho

At Play In The Archive

Back in the Saddle

Hello, People. It’s been a while. Thanks for hanging in there with me. Remember that foot surgery I had back in December? Well, turns out that it didn’t go so … Continue reading

May 30, 2016 · 14 Comments

Adorableness on the High Seas

Happy Friday, People. With the saddest post I’ve ever researched now behind me, I’m moving on to happier subjects. Today I return to the semi-chronological telling of the story of my great-grandparents, … Continue reading

January 8, 2016 · 11 Comments

The Method Behind the Madness

Hello, People. I’ve gotten a few queries about how I manage my archive, so I’m going to digress a bit today and describe my process. If nerdy details are not your cup … Continue reading

January 7, 2016 · 22 Comments

A Late-breaking Translation

This post is an update to After Tragedy, Bureaucracy, in which I discussed a letter describing the travels of my great-grand uncle Peter Lessiack and great-grand aunt Wally Lessiack after … Continue reading

January 5, 2016 · 13 Comments

After Tragedy, Bureaucracy

Hello, People. This post covers the bureaucratic aftermath of the terrible train crash in Kreiensen in 1923 that took the lives of my great-great grandmother Marie Puhlmann Lessiack, as well as … Continue reading

January 3, 2016 · 14 Comments

Happy New Year, People

Happy 2016, People. It’s been three weeks since my foot surgery. I started with this enormous dressing– the hose connects to a miraculous recirculating ice machine that is one of the more … Continue reading

January 1, 2016 · 18 Comments

Heartbreak in Hamburg

Well, People, if I’m working in chronological order, then I can’t avoid telling this sad tale any longer. It’s the strangest feeling to miss and mourn people that I never actually knew, … Continue reading

December 10, 2015 · 24 Comments
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