This site represents years of research into the family trees of my wife, Joan Brandes and me.

The Brandes family documentation goes back to 18th century in Germany. The Lesser family history starts in the middle of the 19th century in Eastern Europe.

I believe that information is generally correct, however there will always be errors. If you find any, please let me know.

Elliweiss family 1890
You can read about them by using the indexes in the menu above.