Vernon Lee Jarrell

Final driver’s license of Vernon Lee Jarrell, World War II veteran and POW. Inducted at Fort Sheridan in 1944, he was a prisoner of war in Germany in 1944-1945. “Vern” was my maternal grandfather and died in 1977. #wwii #wwiihistory #fortsheridan #jarrellgenealogy #familyhistory #genealogy #familyarchives #familyarchive #falknerjarrell #usarmy #usarmyinfantry #militarymen #pow #prisonerofwar #normandy #worldwar2 #worldwartwo... Continue Reading →

Canadian Cousins

My aunt, Shirley David Falkner (later Den Braven), with my paternal grandmother’s first cousin, Irene Chuliner Callaghan, and her daughter, Cathy Callaghan. Irene would periodically travel by train from her home in Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada to visit my family in Michigan. The photo is likely taken at the Windsor, Ontario, Canada train station, across... Continue Reading →

Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell Birth Certificate

Birth Certificate of Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell, my maternal grandmother ((1909). She was the daughter of John William and Laura Schermack Blumenstiel. The family lived in Detroit, Michigan, USA. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #oldphotos #oldphoto #detroit #detroithistory ##michigan #michiganhistory #familyhistory #familyhistorian #jarrell #jarrellgenealogy #birthcertificate #birthcertificates #vitalstatistics #1909 #1900s

Agnes Carney Falkner and Sons

My father, Patrick Ernest Falkner (right), with his mother, Agnes Carney Falkner, and brother, Ronald Falkner in the early 1940s. Scanned from a Kodakchrome slide. Redford, Michigan, USA. #falknerjarrell #ancestors #familyhistory #genealogy #genealogyphoto #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #oldslides #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #genealogyresearch #oldphotograph #savinghistory #findingroots #falknergenealogy #falkner #father #carneygenealogy #carney #grandmother #mother #motherandson #motherandsons #kodakchrome... Continue Reading →

Reichensachsen, Hesse, Germany

Postcard from Blumenstiel/Vaupel hometown - Reichensachsen, Hesse. My Blumenstiel and Vaupel great-great grandparents came from Reichensachsen, Hesse (present day Germany) to Freeport, Illinois, USA in the 19th Century. The town still exists today, as part of the city of Wehretal. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #freeportillinois #illinois #illinoishistory #familyhistory #genealogy #germany #familyphotos #postcards #hesse #reichensachsen #wehretal

Schauer Sisters

Schauer Sisters in Freeport, Illinois, USA. My great-great grandmother, Amelia Schauer Schermack is at far left, with her sisters behind her. #falknerjarrell #ancestors #familyhistory #genealogy #genealogyphoto #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #antiquephotograph #family #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #antiquephoto #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #traceyourroots #genealogia #familyarchives #oldphotograph #savinghistory #findingroots #schermackgenealogy #schauergenealogy #freeportillinois #greatgreatgrandmother #schermack #schauer

George Ernest Falkner, Sr.

My great-grandfather, George Ernest Falkner, Sr. with two unidentified women. Taken in the early 1940s. #falknerjarrell #ancestors #familyhistory #genealogy #genealogyphoto #ancestry #knowyouroots #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #antiquephoto #genealogyresearch #oldphotograph #savinghistory #findingroots #falknergenealogy #falkner #detroit #michigan #redfordmi #1940s #grandfather #greatgrandfather #greatgrandparents

John William Jarrell and Patricia Arlene Roy

My maternal uncle and aunt, John William Jarrell and Patricia Arlene Roy (late 1950s). The photo was taken in Erlangen, Germany, where John was serving in the U.S. Army. #falknerjarrell #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #knowyouroots #family #vintagephotography #ancestor #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #traceyourroots #genealogia #familyarchives #jarrellgenealogy #jarrell #ancestors #lovefamilyhistory #roy #roygenealogy #uncle #aunt #usarmy #usarmysoldier... Continue Reading →

Sister St. Edmund (Kathleen Carney)

Sister St. Edmund (Kathleen Carney). Aunt Kathleen was a sister to my paternal grandmother, Agnes Carney Falkner. She served at St. Paul’s Convent in Selly Park, Birmingham, UK. #carneygenealogy #falknerjarrell #carney #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #vintagephotography #lancashire #england #convent #nun #sister #catholicnun #catholic #catholicchurch #convent #birmingham #birminghamuk #stpaulsconvent #sellypark #religious #genealogia #genealogie #genealogist #england #greataunt #sellypark

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