Schermack and Jarrell Gathering

Schermack and Jarrell Gathering. Left to right (back row): Alma Schermack, Anna Schermack, unknown, unknown, Mabel Forshee Jarrell (my great-grandmother), unknown, unknown, unknown, Vernon Lee Jarrell (my maternal grandfather), Alfred Schermack. Front row: Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell (my maternal grandmother), Bessie Haile Calvird, Grace Richards Schermack. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #jarrellgenealogy #schermackgenealogy #blumenstiel #jarrell #schermack #forsheegenealogy #forshee #familyhistory... Continue Reading →

Julia Grady Carney

Julia Grady Carney, my great-grandmother, in the 1920s. She immigrated from Widnes, Lancashire, UK to Canada about 1911. The photograph was likely taken in Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada. #falknerjarrell #ancestors #familyhistory #genealogy #genealogyphoto #ancestry #antiquephotograph #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #antiquephoto #genealogyresearch #oldphotograph #savinghistory #findingroots #falknergenealogy #carneygenealogy #carney #gradygenealogy #grady #falkner #greatgrandmother #canada #portarthur #ontario... Continue Reading →

Bing Schermack (1920s)

Unidentified woman holding Bing Schermack, a Pekingese (1920s). Bing was the canine child of my 2x great-grandmother, Amelia Schauer Schermack. The woman could be one of Amelia’s sisters or nieces, but I need to do more work to confirm her identity. #falknerjarrell #schermackgenealogy #schermack #freeportillinois #illinois #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #oldphoto #oldphotos #illinoishistory #detroit #detroithistory #michigan... Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday – Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell

Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell (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 #americassweetheart #americassweethearts #grandmother #grandma #maternalgrandmother

Blumenstiel/Schermack Family Christmas, 1930s

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 →

Dina Lee Chilton, 1950s

Dina Lee Chilton, 1950s. She was my Mother’s second cousin, one generation removed, but were close in age. She was a frequent “partner-in-crime” in our family adventures. Her great-grandmother, Eliza Forshee Haile was sister to mine, Mabel Forshee Jarrell. #falknerjarrell #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots... Continue Reading →

Schermack Sisters, 1950s

Schermack Sisters, 1950s. Left to right: Anna K. Schermack, Emma P. Schermack, Alma Schermack Feneley, and Laura Schermack Blumenstiel (my great-grandmother). They were born in Freeport, Illinois, USA and migrated to Detroit, Michigan, USA in the early 1900s. Their brother was an inventor, Joseph J. Schermack, known for his vending and mailing machines. #falknerjarrell #schermackgenealogy... Continue Reading →

Charles Feneley (right) and Friend

Charles Feneley (right) and friend. He was the husband of my great-aunt, Alma Schermack Feneley. They relocated from Freeport, Illinois, USA to Detroit, Michigan, USA along with her siblings, in the early 1900s. Uncle Charles was a veteran of the Spanish American War. #falknerjarrell #schermackgenealogy #schermack #freeportillinois #illinois #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #oldphoto #oldphotos #illinoishistory #detroit... Continue Reading →

George Ernest Falkner, Jr.

George Ernest Falkner, Jr. in front of Olympia Arena in Detroit, Michigan, USA. For some reason, it makes me think of bootlegging. I have a letter from his sister admonishing him to “never do that again,” so I wonder what he got up to in the wild days of prohibition. #falknerjarrell #ancestors #familyhistory #genealogy #genealogyphoto... Continue Reading →

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