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Missing Marine Captain | Guest Reflections Vol. 2

Missing Marine Captain: Uncovering His Trails Our recent guest was in search of a long lost relative. She was a retired University Professor in Sweden and yearned to uncover the life story of an uncle, her mother’s brother.  Leaving home in Sweden as a young adult, he made no contact with family for the rest of his life. Many clues led her to New York where she stayed...
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Guest Reflections | Blog Segment | Vol. 1

Guest Reflections is a new segment of our blog. We are are introducing Guest Reflections to honor special moments with our visitors when they tell us stories of their travels and what brings them to The Leo House. Just by telling stories of ancestors, guests honor special relatives and make them real in the present moment. We enjoy reflecting with our...
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Pope Leo XIII and Leo House History

Pope Leo XIII was born in 1810, was ordained a priest in 1837, created a cardinal in 1853, and elected Pope in 1878. He died in 1903, having been the longest reigning pope in Church history. During those same years, from 1865 to 1900, German immigration to America constituted nearly thirty-five percent of all immigrants arriving at its shore. German...
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