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Franz, An Important Mystery Friend

In my recent scanning binge, I came across several images of the same young man, which suggests that he must have been important to my Great-grandpa Leo. Eventually, I found a … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · 15 Comments

The Early Days of Emmi

As I described in an earlier post, my great-grandpa Franz Georg Leopold Lessiack had three sisters: Emmi, Wally (which I presume is pronounced with a “V” sound), and Johanna, and one … Continue reading

January 18, 2015 · 15 Comments

Postcards to Pollo

Our family always called Great-grandpa Franz Georg Leopold Lessiack by the nickname “Leo”, but I have a great many postcards addressed to “Pollo Lessiack” which I assume is also a … Continue reading

December 8, 2014 · 13 Comments

Leo at the Opera

Here is the next installment in the adventures of my great-grandpa Leo Lessiack, known more formally as Franz Georg Leopold Lessiack. So far, he has been baptized, raised, schooled, and confirmed in … Continue reading

November 21, 2014 · 6 Comments

Leo is Confirmed

Here is another installment in the adventures of my great-grandfather Leo Lessiack, more formally known as Franz Georg Leopold Lessiack. On April 2, 1905, at the age of fifteen, Leo was … Continue reading

November 20, 2014 · 6 Comments

Leo’s School Days

My great-grandfather Leo was seven years old when he began school in April of 1897. I feel so fortunate to have a few pictures of him as a schoolboy, even if … Continue reading

October 27, 2014 · 10 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