William Blumenstiel and Clara Blumenstiel Campbell

William Blumenstiel and Clara Blumenstiel Campbell. They were half-siblings and my great-great uncle and aunt. Uncle Will lived in Spokane, Washington, USA. #falknerjarrell #blumenstiel #freeportillinois #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #antiquephotograph #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #antiquephoto #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #traceyourroots #genealogia #familyarchives #greatgreatuncle #greatgreataunt #siblings

William and Helen Blumenstiel House

Home of siblings Helen and William Blumenstiel, of Spokane, Washington, USA. They were my great-great uncle and aunt, siblings to my great-grandfather,John William Blumenstiel. The “current” photo is from Google Earth. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #freeportillinois #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #antiquephotograph #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #antiquephoto #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #traceyourroots #genealogia #familyarchives... Continue Reading →

Winter Scene (1920s)

Found in a Schermack/Blumenstiel Family photo album. I love this Winter scene with the old cars. I’m not sure of the location, but Detroit, Michigan is one possibility. #falknerjarrell #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #traceyourroots #genealogia #familyarchives #ancestors #lovefamilyhistory #lovehistory #schermackgenealogy #blumenstielgenealogy #oldcar #oldcars #1920s

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 →

Air Show (1920s)

Air Show (1920s). Found in a Schermack/Blumenstiel Family photo album. It reminds me that my grandmother, Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell, went up in an open-cockpit plane in 1928. She only told her mother about it afterwards. I'm not sure of the location of this photo, but it could be Freeport, Illinois or Detroit, Michigan. #falknerjarrell #familyhistory... Continue Reading →

Niagara Falls (1920s)

Niagara Falls (1920s). Found in a Schermack/Blumenstiel Family photo album. #falknerjarrell #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #traceyourroots #genealogia #familyarchives #ancestors #lovefamilyhistory #lovehistory #niagara #niagarafallscanada #niagarafalls #1920s #oldcar #oldcars #tourist_pic #vintagetourism #schermackgenealogy #blumenstielgenealogy

Schermack Sisters

Schermack Sisters. I am unsure of the group/occasion, but three of my Schermack great-great aunts appear in the photo. They were sisters of my great-grandmother, Laura Schermack Blumenstiel. Back row, left is Anna Schermack, next to Alma Schermack Feneley. In front of Alma is Emma Schermack. As a bonus, my maternal grandmother, Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

Dorothy and Donald Blumenstiel

My grandmother, Dorothy Louise Jarrell, and her brother, Donald William Jarrell (circa 1912). #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #oldphotos #oldphoto #detroit #detroithistory #michigan #michiganhistory #familyhistory #familyhistorian #ancestors #ancestor #ancestry #familyphoto #1900s #siblings #jarrell #jarrellgenealogy #familyphotography #1910s #children #sister #brother #grandmother #grandmothers

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