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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

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 · 27 Comments

And Baby Bob Makes Three

I return to my semi-chronological exploration of the lives of my maternal great-grandparents, Franz Georg Leopold Lessiack (Leo) and Margaret Spielmann Lessiack, who courted in romantic rowboats, and who were … Continue reading

December 8, 2015 · 8 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving, People (and Happy Birthday to Margaret)

“Skeptics often distrust the motivations of genealogists. Isn’t this obsession with ancestry just self-obsession? Isn’t it just another narcissistic pastime, sort of a “six degrees of separation” game in which … Continue reading

November 25, 2015 · 16 Comments

A Missive to Margaret

Hello, People. Today I return to the story of my great-grandparents, Leo Lessiack and Margaret Spielmann Lessiack, the happy newlyweds last seen picnicking with their in-laws. I was inspired to learn … Continue reading

November 17, 2015 · 5 Comments

Leo and Margaret Picnic with the In-laws

Hello, People. I hope you all had a satisfying Halloween. I costumed up as an accordion-playing gypsy and relaxed by my new Campfire-in-a-Can (so great) to serenade the trick-or-treaters walking by, and hand out … Continue reading

November 2, 2015 · 15 Comments

The Wedding of Leo and Margaret

Hello, People. Can you believe it? In all the photos that I’ve unearthed and scanned, I have yet to come across a definitive wedding picture of my great-grandparents, Franz Georg … Continue reading

October 30, 2015 · 12 Comments

The Courtship of Leo and Margaret

Hello, People. I’m back. I won’t bore you with the details of the rather long hiatus since my last post, but I will say that ramping up at a demanding new job, working … Continue reading

October 29, 2015 · 11 Comments