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Tag Archives: Herman Spielmann

A New Puzzle Piece

I discovered a genealogical record today that appears to unlock several mysteries at once. I want to pose the evidence to you, my Genealogy People, to see what you think. Am I … Continue reading

September 7, 2014 · 29 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

Decades of Clues

Margaret Madness continues! The Spielmann family arrived in the United States in 1897 on the SS Trave out of Bremen, Germany. Most of what I know about the family prior to Margaret’s … Continue reading

June 1, 2014 · 1 Comment

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

Meet the Spielmanns

I have at last finished sorting and scanning a great many pictures of my Great-Grandmother Margaret Spielmann’s people, most of which were unlabeled. A few images did have dates, and … Continue reading

May 22, 2014 · 6 Comments