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 →

John William Blumenstiel and Friends

John William Blumenstiel (left, my great-grandfather) and Friends. He is frequently pictured with a cigar in his mouth, which is how I remember him. Photo pin, circa 1900. #blumenstiel #blumenstielgenealogy #falknerjarrell #genealogy #genealogyphotoaday #familyhistory #oldphotos #antiquephoto #antiquephotography #familyartifacts #familymementos #freeportillinois #freeportil #photopin #friends #friendship #menwithcigars #cigars #1900s

Blumenstiel Sisters

Blumenstiel Sisters, circa 1915. Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell (right, my grandmother) and Margaret Blumenstiel Holmes were the daughters of John William and Laura Schermack Blumenstiel. The photo is about 1915 and the family lived in Detroit, Michigan, USA. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #jarrellgenealogy #jarrell #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #oldphotos #oldphoto #detroit #detroithistory #michigan #michiganhistory #sisters #sistersđź‘­ #siblings #1900s... Continue Reading →

Adolph and Christine Blumenstiel

Adolph and Christine Blumenstiel of Freeport, Illinois, USA around 1910-1915. Adolph married Christine following the death of his first wife, Christina Vaupel Blumenstiel in 1889. Adolph was a stone mason by trade. He was the father of great-grandfather, John William Blumenstiel. #falknerjarrell #freeportillinois #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #illinoishistory #familytree #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #carriage #horse #oldphotos #oldphoto #horseandbuggy... Continue Reading →

Postcard of Reichensachsen, Germany

The Blumenstiel Family came from Reichensachsen, Germany to America in 1885. The town still exists today, as part of the city of Wehretal. The church pictured in the postcard is still central to the city.

John William Blumenstiel and Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell

John William Blumenstiel (my great-grandfather) and daughter, Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell (my maternal grandmother). The photo was taken about 1910 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. #falknerjarrell #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #family #vintagephotography #ancestor #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #traceyourroots #genealogia #familyarchives #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #jarrellgenealogy #jarrell #ancestors #lovefamilyhistory #lovehistory #michigan #fatheranddaughter #antiquephoto #oldphotograph

Blumenstiel Family

My great-grandfather, John William Blumenstiel (seated) with his son Donald’s family, early 1970s. Right to left: Donald Blumenstiel, William “Skip” Blumenstiel, Kathy Ryan Blumenstiel, Beatrice Wallace Blumenstiel, and Mrs. Wallace (Beatrice’s Mom). #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #antiquephotograph #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #antiquephoto #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #traceyourroots #genealogia #familyarchives... Continue Reading →

Blumenstiel/Schermack Family Christmas

Blumenstiel/Schermack Family Christmas, 1930s. Left to right: Laura Schermack Blumenstiel (my great-grandmother) Beatrice Wallace Blumenstiel, Vernon Jarrell (my maternal grandfather), Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell (my maternal grandmother), Walter Holmes, Anna K. Schermack, Alma Schermack Feneley, John William Blumenstiel (my great-grandfather). The couple at far right and three people sitting in front of them are unidentified. #falknerjarrell... Continue Reading →

Nancy Louise Blumenstiel

Nancy Louise Blumenstiel, my mother’s first cousin, was featured on her family’s Christmas card in 1941. She is the daughter of my great-uncle and aunt, Donald and Beatrice Blumenstiel. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #oldphotos #oldphoto #detroit #detroithistory #michigan #michiganhistory #baby #babygirl #babyphoto #babyphotography #christmascard #christmascardphoto #firstcousins

Henny Buggy Company in Freeport, Illinois

Henny Buggy Company in Freeport, Illinois, USA (1910). My 2x great uncle, William George Blumenstiel worked here in 1906, according to the U.S. City Directory. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #freeportillinois #illinois #illinoishistory #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #family #ancestor #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #traceyourroots #familyarchives #greatgreatuncle #henneybuggy #henneybuggycompany #postcard #oldpostcard #vintagepostcard #factory #oldfactory

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