Adolph Wilhelm and Christine Dreier Blumenstiel

Adolph Wilhelm and Christine Dreier Blumenstiel, of Freeport, Illinois, USA (early 20th Century). Adolph married Christine Nieman Dreier, a widow, following the death of his first wife, Christina Vaupel Blumenstiel, in 1889. Adolph was a stone mason by trade and is said to have erected the monument to the Lincoln-Douglas Debates in Freeport, Illinois. He... Continue Reading →

Adolph Wilhelm Blumenstiel and Children

Adolph Wilhelm Blumenstiel (left), my great-great grandfather, with two of his children, William George Blumenstiel, and Clara Blumenstiel Campbell in Freeport, Illinois, USA (early 20th Century). #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #freeportillinois #illinois #illinoishistory #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #antiquephotograph #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #antiquephoto #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #traceyourroots #genealogia #familyarchives #greatgreatgrandfather #1900s #fatherandchildren

John William Blumenstiel at Cranberry Lake

John William Blumenstiel (1883-1976), my maternal great-grandfather, at his cottage on Cranberry Lake in Commerce Township, Michigan, USA. Born in 1883 in Reichensachsen, Hessen, his family immigrated to Freeport, Illinois, USA in 1885. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #knowyouroots #antiquephotograph #family #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #antiquephoto #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #traceyourroots #familyarchives #commercetownship #commercetownshipmi #michigan... Continue Reading →

Blumenstiel Girls Canoeing

Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell (my grandmother) at right, canoeing with her sister, Margaret Blumenstiel Holmes, and dog. Taken in the late 1910s. . #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #antiquephotograph #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #antiquephoto #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #traceyourroots #familyarchives #michigan #blumenstiel #siblings #grandmother #canoeing #canoe #doggo #dog

Dorothy Tees Off!

Dorothy Tees Off! My grandmother, Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell, practices golf in the 1920s. Unfortunately, the photo is out-of-focus, but the tee holder may be my grandmother’s sister, Margaret Blumenstiel Holmes. #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... Continue Reading →

Schermack/Blumenstiel Family

Schermack/Blumenstiel Family (circa 1915). The woman in black, center row, is my great-great grandmother, Amelia Schauer Schermack. The children seated in the front row include my great aunt, Margaret Blumenstiel Holmes, second from left, and my grandmother, Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell, third from left. I can identify various other family members, but some are unknown to... Continue Reading →

Woodward Avenue in Detroit

Woodward Avenue in Detroit, about 1909 (postcard). The Blumenstiel and Schermack branches of my family moved to Detroit in the early 1900s. #falknerjarrell #ancestors #familyhistory #genealogy #genealogyphoto #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #antiquephoto #genealogyresearch #oldphotograph #savinghistory #findingroots #postcard #oldpostcard #detroit #detroitmichigan #woodwardave #woodward #vintagedetroit #olddetroit #detroithistory

Clara Blumenstiel Campbell and Friend

Clara Blumenstiel Campbell (right) and friend. She was the half-sister sister of my great- grandfather, John William Blumenstiel, daughter of Adolph Wilhelm Blumenstiel and his second wife, Christine Nieman Blumenstiel. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #antiquephotograph #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #antiquephoto #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #traceyourroots #genealogia #familyarchives #blumenstiel #freeportil... Continue Reading →

Women’s Club Photo

Women’s club photo. My great-grandmother, Laura Schermack Blumenstiel is front row, far left, and her sister-in-law, Grace Richards Schermack, is front row, second from right. The organization is unidentified. The location is either Detroit, Michigan or Freeport, Illinois. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #oldphotos #oldphoto #detroit #detroithistory #michigan #familyhistory #familyhistorian #sisters #ancestors #ancestor #ancestry... Continue Reading →

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