Christina Vaupel Blumenstiel

Christina Vaupel Blumenstiel, my great-great grandmother. Reichensachsen, Hessen, Germany, late 19th Century. She immigrated to Illinois with her family in 1885. This photo was enhanced in My Heritage and being able to see her face is amazing. She died in 1889, and we only have a few photos. #falknerjarrell #vaupelgenealogy #vaupel #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #familyhistory #genealogy... 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 →

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 Blumenstiel -Confirmation

Confirmation certificate of John William (Johann Wilhelm) Blumenstiel, my great grandfather. He was confirmed at the Evangelical Lutheran Immanuels Church of Freeport, Illinois, USA in 1898 an the document is in German. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #freeportillinois #illinois #illinoishistory #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #antiquephotograph #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #antiquephoto #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots... Continue Reading →

Birthplace of John William Blumenstiel

Birthplace of John William Blumenstiel, my great grandfather, in Reichensachsen, Hessen (present day Germany). The people in the photo owned the house after the Blumenstiel family relocated to Freeport, Illinois, USA in 1885. Reichensachsen is now part of Wehretal, a community in the Werra-Meißner-Kreis in northeastern Hesse, Germany. Wehretal came into being in 1971 and... Continue Reading →

John William Blumenstiel and Daughters

My great-grandfather, John William Blumenstiel (center), with his daughters and their spouses. Left to right: Walter Holmes, Margaret Blumenstiel Holmes, John William Blumenstiel, Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell, and Vernon Lee Jarrell. This likely dates to the early 1970s. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #jarrellgenealogy #jarrell #holmesgenealogy #holmes #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #antiquephotograph #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto... Continue Reading →

Happy Baby

This happy baby was found in a photo album belonging to my great-grandfather’s sister, Helen Blumenstiel. There is no caption, but it could be the child of one of her Vaupel cousins. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #vaupelgenealogy #vaupel #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #knowyouroots #antiquephotograph #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #antiquephoto #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #greatgreataunt #smilingbaby... Continue Reading →

William Blumenstiel – Inland Auto Top Factory

William Blumenstiel - Inland Auto Top Factory, 223 Monroe St. in Spokane, Washington, USA. William (Will) Blumenstiel and his sister, Helen, moved westward from Freeport, Illinois, USA. They ran a general store in Idaho, but ultimately settled in Spokane, Washington. Will opened the Inland Auto Top Factory and appears at far right in the photo.... Continue Reading →

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