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What I’ve Learned So Far

As promised, here’s a progress report on what I know so far about Hermann and Fanny Spielmann’s marriage record from the Records Office of the Jewish Community in Vienna. I can’t … Continue reading

December 11, 2014 · 13 Comments

Leonor, the Littlest Spielmann

I came across a few more images of my great-grand-aunt Leonor Spielmann/Spellman, the youngest of the Herman and Fanny Spielmann’s eight children. I’m sharing these new finds as well as re-publishing (in rough … Continue reading

August 3, 2014 · 2 Comments

1921 Was A Good Year for Babies

In my Sisyphean effort to sort, scan, and identify the hundreds and hundreds of pictures I dragged home from my grandmother’s house, I came across another image of my great-grand-aunt Hilda Spielmann/Spellman … Continue reading

July 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

Family Picnics

I don’t know exactly when these photos were taken, but I’m willing to make a guess. The smallest boy in the first photograph is my grandfather, Robert Lessiack, and he looks … Continue reading

July 7, 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

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