St. Joseph Lead Mining Company

St. Joseph Lead Mining Company stock certificate, 1920s. They operated mines in Missouri’s “Lead Belt,” were my mother’s paternal family came from. My great-grandfather, John McCreary Jarrell, was a driller in the mines, before moving to Detroit, Michigan, USA. #falknerjarrell #jarrellgenealogy #jarrell #missouri #deslogemissouri #desloge #leadmine #missourihistory #familyhistory #genealogy #oldphotos #mininghistory #leadmining #jarrell #industrialphotography #mining... Continue Reading →

Freeport, Illinois School

Uncaptioned photo, possibly the Freeport, Illinois 3rd Ward No. 4, around 1890 (based on other school photographs in my collection). I can’t identify any family members amongst the visible students, unfortunately. #falknerjarrell #schermackgenealogy #schermack #freeportillinois #freeport #freeportil #pennyfarthing #familypictures #familyhistory #genealogy #genealogyphoto #schoolmemories #classphoto #schoolphoto #schoolphotos #antiquephotographs #antiquephoto #oldphotograph #oldphotographs #oldphoto #thirdward

Schermack Relative – Brooklyn, New York

Unidentified Schermack relative from Brooklyn, New York, USA. The Schermack family migrated to Brooklyn, New York from Heimbach-Weis, Germany in 1857. While my great-great grandfather, Joseph J. Schermack, Sr., moved to Freeport, Illinois, USA, his brother,Jacob stayed in Brooklyn. This is likely one of Jacob’s desendants, since they are my only known connection to Brooklyn.... Continue Reading →

Charles Feneley

Charles Feneley, husband of my great-great aunt, Alma Schermack Feneley. They relocated from Freeport, Illinois, USA to Detroit, Michigan, USA along with her siblings, in the early 1900s. Uncle Charles was a veteran of the Spanish American War. #falknerjarrell #schermackgenealogy #schermack #freeportillinois #illinois #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #oldphoto #oldphotos #illinoishistory #detroit #detroithistory #michigan #feneley #feneleygenealogy #hats... Continue Reading →

John William Jarrrell and Alfred Schermack

My uncle, John William Jarrrell, with my great-great uncle, Alfred Schermack, in the 1950s. “Uncle Al” was adored by his grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. He loved tending to his garden, where he grew beautiful flowers, fruit, and vegetables. #falknerjarrell #jarrellgenealogy #jarrell #schermackgenealogy #schermack #detroit #detroitmichigan #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #oldphoto #oldphotos #detroitmi #detroit #detroithistory #michigan #michiganhistory... Continue Reading →

Schermack/Blumenstiel Families

Schermack aunts/uncle with their Blumenstiel nieces (circa 1912/1913). Back row, left to right: Left to right: Anna K. Schermack, Alfred H. Schermack, and Emma P. Schermack. Front row (left to right): Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell (my grandmother), and her sister, Margaret Blumenstiel Holmes. Detroit, Michigan, USA. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #oldphotos #oldphoto #detroit #detroithistory... Continue Reading →

Freeport, Illinois 3rd Ward No. 4 School Class Photo 1890

I posted the original 1890 school photo a while ago, but came across this 1953 newspaper article that names the students. Freeport, Illinois 3rd Ward No. 4 School Class Photo 1890. Emma P. Schermack, my great-grandmother’s sister, attended this class and is in the first seated row, far right. Note the student on the penny-farthing... Continue Reading →

Southwark, London, UK

Map of Southwark, London, UK in the 18th Century. My great-great grandfather, John William Falkner, founded J.W. Falkner and Sons building company on New Kent Road in the late 19th Century. #falknergenealogy #falknerjarrell #familyhistory #familypictures #genealogy #london #londonhistory #southwark #england #england🇬🇧 #oldphotos #jwfalkner #jwfalknerandsons #falkner #oldphoto #ancestors #ancestor #southwark #southwarklondon #map #oldmap #oldmaps #londonmap

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