Falkner Children

Falkner Children (1971). Left to right: Craig (me), Kathy, and Mike. Taken in front of a ferris wheel at a carnival, probably in Redford, Michigan, USA. #falknerjarrell #ancestors #familyhistory #genealogy #genealogyphoto #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #ancestor #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #traceyourroots #genealogia #familyarchives #oldphotograph #vintagephotograph #findingroots #falkner #falknergenealogy #redford #redfordmichigan #redfordmi #michigan #siblings #siblinglove #siblingsunday #ferriswheel... Continue Reading →

Patrick Ernest Falkner – Class of 1958

Patrick Ernest Falkner (my father) and his 1958 graduating high school class, Cathedral Central High School in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He is in the center, third row down. I love that everyone is labelled, because people in group photos can be hard to identify. If anyone has family members in the photo, you can go... Continue Reading →

George Ernest Falkner, Sr. and Jr.

George Ernest Falkner, Sr. and Jr. taken in Redford, Michigan, USA in the 1940s. Senior was born in London, UK and migrated to Canada in the early 1900s. Junior was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1911. They were undocumented immigrants to Detroit, Michigan, USA in the 1920s and Junior applied for USA citizenship in... Continue Reading →

Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell and Children

Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell (my maternal grandmother) 80th birthday celebration. Dorothy and children, left to right: John William Jarrell, Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell, Dolores Jarrell Roy, Mary Ann Jarrell Falkner (my mother). Taken in Farmington, Michigan, USA (1989). #falknerjarrell #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #family #vintagephotography #ancestor #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #traceyourroots #genealogia #familyarchives #jarrellgenealogy #jarrell... Continue Reading →

Oakland Cemetery – Freeport, Illinois

Oakland Cemetery - Freeport, Illinois, USA. This is the final resting place of my 3x great grandmother, Anna Neuman Vaupel (1818-1908). She immigrated to Freeport, Illinois, USA in 1885 with my 2x great grandparents, Christina Vaupel and Adolph Blumenstiel, from Reichensachsen, Hessen, Germany. Anna died in 1908, just before her 89th birthday. #falknerjarrell #vaupelgenealogy #vaupel... Continue Reading →

Widnes, Lancashire, UK

Widnes, Lancashire, UK. This real photo postcard shows a typical street in Widnes when my great-grandparents, Julia Grady and Thomas Carney, lived there in the late 19th/early 20th Century. #falknerjarrell #carneygenealogy #carney #ancestors #familyhistory #genealogy #genealogyphoto #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #antiquephoto #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #traceyourroots #genealogia #familyarchives #oldpostcard #rppc #realphotopostcard... Continue Reading →

John and Laura Blumenstiel with Grandchildren

Laura Schermack Blumenstiel and John William Blumenstiel (seated), with their Jarrell/Holmes grandchildren. Left to right: Mary Ann Jarrell Falkner. Dolores Jarrell Roy, Ronald Holmes, John Walter “Jack” Holmes, and John William Jarrell (1950). #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #jarrellgenealogy #jarrell #holmesgenealogy #holmes #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #antiquephoto #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian... Continue Reading →

Adolph Willi Blumenstiel – U.S. Naturalization

Naturalization papers of Adolph Willi Blumenstiel (1890). He was my 2x great-grandfather, the father of my great-grandfather, John William Blumenstiel. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #freeportillinois #illinois #illinoishistory #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #antiquephotograph #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #antiquephoto #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #traceyourroots #familyarchives #greatgreatgrandfather #greatgreatgrandparents #naturalization #naturalizationpapers #uscitizenship

William Blumenstiel

William Blumenstiel (left), my great-great uncle and unidentified man (about 1900). The unidentified man appears in at least one other photo, but they are glued into a photo album, so I don’t know if he is a relative or friend. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #freeportillinois #illinois #illinoishistory #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #antiquephotograph #family #vintagephotography... Continue Reading →

John William Falkner

John William Falkner, my great-great grandfather, at the gates to his home, Oak Lodge, on Beddington Lane, Croydon, UK in the 19th Century. Unfortunately, the home is gone and the land appears to be part of an industrial estate. John founded J.W. Falkner and Sons, Builders, in the mid-19th Century, expanding the business started by... Continue Reading →

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