John William Blumenstiel (1883-1976)

John William Blumenstiel (1883-1976), my maternal great-grandfather. Born in 1883 in Reichensachsen, Hessen, his family immigrated to Freeport, Illinois, USA in 1885. He lived until 1976 (92 years), so I was fortunate to know him. He was one of my childhood heroes. The photo was taken in the back garden of his house on Grandview Street in Detroit, Michigan, USA in the 1960s. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #antiquephotograph #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #antiquephoto #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #traceyourroots #genealogia #familyarchives #detroit #michigan #blumenstiel #greatgrandfather #reichensachsen #hessen #freeportil #immigrant

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