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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

Keil Family Portraits

Emma Lessiack Keil, born November 24, 1886, was the elder sister of my great-grandfather, Franz Georg Leopold Lessiack. Emma was married to Bruno Max Keil, and their daughter, Wally Keil, was born … Continue reading

March 26, 2015 · 16 Comments

Wally in Winter, 1915

I’m not sure why I find this 1915 picture of Emma and Wally Keil so funny, but maybe it’s because we all sometimes take things just a little too far when … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · 12 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

Leo’s Northeastern Tour, 1913

Hello, People. I’m heading to Napa Valley this coming weekend to visit my friend Maren, and to accomplish what I hope will be a ton of translating. I have a scrapbook … Continue reading

February 19, 2015 · 20 Comments