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Monthly Archives: May, 2014

Fanny and the Frustration of a Dead End

My great-great-grandmother was named Franzisca, but went by the nickname Fanny. I’ve been unable to find out anything at all about her family of origin, which has been frustrating. I’m not … Continue reading

May 29, 2014 · 10 Comments

Honoring Ernst on Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day in the United States, a time when we honor the servicemen and servicewomen who shoulder the burden of our nation’s defense. In keeping with Margaret Madness … Continue reading

May 26, 2014 · 2 Comments

Meet the Spielmanns

I have at last finished sorting and scanning a great many pictures of my Great-Grandmother Margaret Spielmann’s people, most of which were unlabeled. A few images did have dates, and … Continue reading

May 22, 2014 · 6 Comments

Happy Birthday, Grandma Kathi

Today, May 18th, is the birthday of my maternal grandmother, Katherine Adams Lessiack. She was born in 1920 in Idaho, and she died at the age of 92 in the … Continue reading

May 18, 2014 · 4 Comments

Making Margaret Less Mysterious

My great-grandmother Margaret was born on November 26, 1891 in Vienna, Austria, and died on July 22, 1953 in Bogota, New Jersey, long before I was born. My mother was only … Continue reading

May 18, 2014 · 4 Comments