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 →

Patrick Ernest Falkner – Class of 1958

Patrick Ernest Falkner (my father) and his 1958 graduating high school class, Cathedral Central High School in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He is in the center, third row down. I love that everyone is labelled, because people in group photos can be hard to identify. If anyone has family members in the photo, you can go... 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 →

Dolores Jarrell and John Walter Holmes

Each photograph tells a story and, sometimes, there are multiple narratves. In this excerpt, my aunt, Dolores Jarrell Roy, and her first cousin, John Walter “Jack” Holmes, are unhappy to be included in the family photo. I wonder what drama preceded this moment. The photo dates to the late 1930s/early 1940s. #falknerjarrell #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos... Continue Reading →

Jarrell Children – Burgess School (1940s)

Burgess School class photo, 1940s. My uncle, John William Jarrell, is third row from the front and second from the right, in the black shirt. My aunt, Dolores Jarrell Roy, is back row, third from the right. My mother, Mary Ann Jarrell Falkner, is the blonde girl at far right (indicated by arrows), hidden behind... 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 →

Alfred R. Schermack

Alfred R. Schermack, practicing golf in front of his parents’ house at 19470 Winston in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He was the son of Alfred and Grace Schermack and my grandmother’s first cousin. #falknerjarrell #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #familyarchives #ancestors #lovefamilyhistory #detroit #michigan #schermackgenealogy #schermack #golf #vintagegolf #antiquegolf... Continue Reading →

Schermack Sisters

Picnic with Schermack Sisters. My great-great aunts, Emma Schermack (front, second from left) and Alma Schermack Feneley (third from left), at a picnic. The photo is not inscribed, so I am unsure of the group and occasion. #falknerjarrell #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #oldphotos #oldphoto #detroit #detroithistory #michigan #familyhistory #familyhistorian #sisters #sister #ancestors #ancestor #ancestry #familyphoto #cousins... Continue Reading →

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