Margaret Blumenstiel Holmes & Donald Blumenstiel

My Blumenstiel/Holmes great-aunts and uncles. Left to right: Walter Holmes, wife Margaret Blumenstiel Holmes, Donald William Blumenstiel, and wife Beatrice Wallace Blumenstiel. The child is John Walter “Jack” Holmes, my mother’s first cousin. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #familyhistory #genealogy #genealogia #genealogist #genealogía #généalogie #genealogical #familyphotos #oldphotos #oldphoto #detroit #detroithistory #michigan #michiganhistory #familyhistorian #1930s #1930sfashion #holmes #siblings... Continue Reading →

John William Blumenstiel (driver) and Friends

John William Blumenstiel (driver) and Friends. #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 #greatgrandfather #oldcar #oldcars #autos #vintagecar

Jarrell/Forshee Cousins

Vernon Lee Jarrell (my maternal grandfather) with first cousin Bessie Haile Calvird (left) and cousin’s wife, Helen Bell Hale (changed from Haile). Vernon and Bessie were related through sisters Mabel Forshee Jarrell and Eliza Forshee Haile of Missouri. Detroit, Michigan, USA. #falknerjarrell #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #genealogyresearch #geneabloggers... Continue Reading →

Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell and friend (1920s)

Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell (left) and friend (1920s). Dorothy was my maternal grandmother and 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 #flapperstyle #flappers #flapper #roaring20s #1920s #1920sfashion #fashion #womensapparel

Marvin “Mick” Jarrell (1904-1952)

Marvin “Mick” Jarrell, brother of my maternal grandfather, Vernon Lee Jarrell. Sadly, Both brothers had brief “shotgun” marriages in 1929/1930 and were divorced after the children were born. Mick’s daughter was adopted out and re-connected with my mother, her first cousin, in the 1980s (they are still in touch). Vernon’s son (my mother’s half-brother) was... Continue Reading →

Alfred R. and Florence Schermack (Circa 1915)

Alfred S. and Florence Schermack (Circa 1915). They were first cousins to my maternal grandmother, Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell. They were the children Alfred and Grace Richards Schermack and first cousins to my grandmother, Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell. #falknerjarrell #blumenstiel #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #oldphotos #oldphoto #detroit #detroithistory #michigan #michiganhistory #familyhistory #familyhistorian #sister #ancestors #ancestor #ancestry #familyphoto #1900s... Continue Reading →

Schermack Sisters

Schermack Sisters, Emma (left) and Anna Schermack with a colleague, in front of Schermack Products Company, 1950s. They were born to Joseph J. Sr. And Amelia Schauer Schermack in Freeport, Illinois, USA. They followed their brother, the inventor Joseph J. Schermack, Jr. to Detroit, Michigan, USA and worked at the Schermack Company for many years.... Continue Reading →

Bing Schermack

Bing Schermack, canine child of my great-great grandmother, Amelia Schauer Schermack (1920s). He provided companionship when Amelia moved from Freeport, Illinois, USA to Detroit, Michigan, USA, following the death of her husband in 1915. #falknerjarrell #schermackgenealogy #schermack #freeportillinois #illinois #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #oldphoto #oldphotos #detroit #detroithistory #michigan #schauer #schauergenealogy #grandmother #greatgrandmother #greatgreatgrandmother #1900s #dog #pekingese... Continue Reading →

Emma and Anna Schermack House

Emma and Anna Schermack House at 19440 Winston St. Detroit, Michigan, USA. My great-great aunts bought this home for their retirement. It was next door to the home of their brother, Alfred Schermack. In the 1940s, before the home was fixed up, my maternal grandparents, Vernon and Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell, raised their family here. #falknerjarrell... Continue Reading →

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