Thank you so much for replying to my inquiry. There is no doubt in my mind that our "Leopolds" are one in the same. I just took a look at my tree and couldn't find an Emerson, although I know I have seen the name. Perhaps I either missed, or have yet to enter your line of Leopold's into my tree.
I promise to look into Emerson and get back to you on what I find. What a shame that your Father didn't take interest in his ancestors, but then again, if he had, we wouldn't have any fun discovering them for ourselves now would we?