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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

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

Town and Country Leo

Hello, People. Selfie sticks weren’t a thing in my Great-grandpa Franz Georg Leopold Lessiack’s day, and I have no idea who was on the shooting end of the camera in this … Continue reading

June 6, 2015 · 3 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