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Adorableness on the High Seas

Happy Friday, People. With the saddest post I’ve ever researched now behind me, I’m moving on to happier subjects. Today I return to the semi-chronological telling of the story of my great-grandparents, … Continue reading

January 8, 2016 · 11 Comments

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

After Tragedy, Bureaucracy

Hello, People. This post covers the bureaucratic aftermath of the terrible train crash in Kreiensen in 1923 that took the lives of my great-great grandmother Marie Puhlmann Lessiack, as well as … Continue reading

January 3, 2016 · 14 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

Baby Wally Joins Team Keil

Today I continue the story of my great-grandpa Leo’s new life in America. At first I was puzzled as to why his sister, Emma (Emmi) Lessiack Keil, with whom he stayed when … Continue reading

March 21, 2015 · 18 Comments

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

Lissy, Another Mystery Friend

Several months back, I posted some images of mystery ladies that I found in my great-grandpa Leo Lessiack’s treasure pile. I have since found a few more images of one of the … Continue reading

January 26, 2015 · 6 Comments