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Monthly Archives: June, 2014

Why Do This?

“Do not hunt for subjects, let them choose you, not you them. Only do that which insists on being done and runs right up against you, hitting you in the … Continue reading

June 6, 2014 · 3 Comments

More About Ernst

I came across a few more images of my great-grand-uncle Ernst Spielmann (later changed to Spellman), born on October 27, 1893 in Vienna, Austria. He was two years younger than … Continue reading

June 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

Herman’s Sad Homecoming

When my Grandma Kathi died, I inherited a treasure trove of century-old photographs that once belonged to Margaret, the mother of her late husband, Robert Lessiack.  Almost none of the images are … Continue reading

June 4, 2014 · 6 Comments

Decades of Clues

Margaret Madness continues! The Spielmann family arrived in the United States in 1897 on the SS Trave out of Bremen, Germany. Most of what I know about the family prior to Margaret’s … Continue reading

June 1, 2014 · 1 Comment