Emma Schermack and Friends

My great-great aunt, Emma Schermack (front row, second from right) explores the woods with friends (circa 1900). The photo is not inscribed, but it is likely in Freeport, Illinois, USA, where her family lived. #falknerjarrell #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #familyhistory #familyhistorian #sisters #sister #ancestors #ancestor #ancestry #familyphoto #schermackgenealogy #schermack #1910s #greatgreataunt #greatgreatauntie #picnic #familypicnic #picnic #familypicnic... Continue Reading →

Freeport, Illinois School

Uncaptioned photo, possibly the Freeport, Illinois 3rd Ward No. 4, around 1890 (based on other school photographs in my collection). I can’t identify any family members amongst the visible students, unfortunately. #falknerjarrell #schermackgenealogy #schermack #freeportillinois #freeport #freeportil #pennyfarthing #familypictures #familyhistory #genealogy #genealogyphoto #schoolmemories #classphoto #schoolphoto #schoolphotos #antiquephotographs #antiquephoto #oldphotograph #oldphotographs #oldphoto #thirdward

Charles Feneley

Charles Feneley, husband of my great-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 #detroithistory #michigan #feneley #feneleygenealogy #hats... Continue Reading →

Freeport, Illinois 3rd Ward No. 4 School Class Photo 1890

I posted the original 1890 school photo a while ago, but came across this 1953 newspaper article that names the students. Freeport, Illinois 3rd Ward No. 4 School Class Photo 1890. Emma P. Schermack, my great-grandmother’s sister, attended this class and is in the first seated row, far right. Note the student on the penny-farthing... Continue Reading →

Alma Schermack Feneley

Colorized tintype photo of Alma Schermack Feneley, my great-great aunt. Born to Joseph J. Sr. And Amelia Schauer Schermack in Freeport, Illinois, USA, she and her siblings followed her brother, inventor Joseph J. Schermack, Jr., to Detroit, Michigan, USA in the 1910s. She married Charles Feneley in 1917. I knew her as a widowed octogenarian... Continue Reading →

John William Blumenstiel and Friends

John William Blumenstiel (left, my great-grandfather) and Friends. He is frequently pictured with a cigar in his mouth, which is how I remember him. Photo pin, circa 1900. #blumenstiel #blumenstielgenealogy #falknerjarrell #genealogy #genealogyphotoaday #familyhistory #oldphotos #antiquephoto #antiquephotography #familyartifacts #familymementos #freeportillinois #freeportil #photopin #friends #friendship #menwithcigars #cigars #1900s

Joseph J. Schermack, Sr.

My great-great grandfather, Joseph J. Schermack, Sr. working in a tailor shop in Freeport, Illinois, USA, circa 1900. He is second from the right, by the window. He was born on 4 November 1844 in Heimbach, Neuwied, Rheinland, Prussia and arrived in New York City 29 May 1857. He moved to Freeport, Illinois, USA and... Continue Reading →

Unidentified Couple

I wish I knew the identity of this couple found amongst family photographs from my Freeport, Illinois based ancestors. I’m fortunate to have photos my great-great grandparents in those lines, and it doesnot appear to be them. Unidentified couple, tintype photograph, 19th Century. #falknerjarrell #schermackgenealogy #schermack #schauergenealogy #schauer #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #vaupelgenealogy #vaupel #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos... Continue Reading →

Adolph and Christine Blumenstiel

Adolph and Christine Blumenstiel of Freeport, Illinois, USA around 1910-1915. Adolph married Christine following the death of his first wife, Christina Vaupel Blumenstiel in 1889. Adolph was a stone mason by trade. He was the father of great-grandfather, John William Blumenstiel. #falknerjarrell #freeportillinois #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #illinoishistory #familytree #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #carriage #horse #oldphotos #oldphoto #horseandbuggy... Continue Reading →

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