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Tag Archives: Anton Ludwig Lessiack

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 · 12 Comments

Leo Arrives in America

Happy Thursday, People. I’m just back from a wonderful trip to celebrate my paternal grandmother’s 90th birthday with her. All her children and grandchildren were in attendance for the big day, … Continue reading

February 5, 2015 · 9 Comments

Fröhliche Weihnachten to the Lessiacks, and to You

It’s been wonderful spending 2014 with you, my blogging People. I look forward to more adventures in the archives in 2015, but until then I’m going to take a break to … Continue reading

December 22, 2014 · 7 Comments

Zithering with Leo

Though I can scrounge up no personal memory of actually hearing my great-grandpa Leo play the zither, I have long known that he did. Perhaps his hands were no longer dexterous … Continue reading

December 17, 2014 · 5 Comments

Meet the Lessiacks of Hamburg

Happy Saturday, People. Here in the Bay Area we got a little bit of sorely needed rain this morning. I love waking up to rain. Allow me to back up … Continue reading

October 25, 2014 · 14 Comments

The Birth and Baptism of Leo

We begin at the beginning. My great-grandfather Franz Georg Leopold Lessiack was born on the 17th of December in the year 1890 in Hamburg, Germany. I am reasonably sure this information … Continue reading

October 20, 2014 · 9 Comments