In 1887, Dora Joseph was born in Romania. She was the sister of my father’s mother. She came to America in the early 1900s where she married another Romanian emigrant, Jacob Goldberg. Dora and Jacob had no children.
In 1923, my father was born as Louis Sepersky. When Aunt Dora came to see her new nephew, she told her sister, “He doesn’t look like a Louis. He’s a Leonard.” From that time forth, my father was Leonard.