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

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 →

Alma Schermack Feneley

Alma Schermack Feneley in about 1910 and 1972. She was my great-great aunt, who I knew as an old woman in the 1960s/70s. I don’t remember her personality, but definitely remember our family visiting her at home and in the nursing home where she passed. She relocated from Freeport, Illinois, USA to Detroit, Michigan, USA... Continue Reading →

John William Blumenstiel and Laura Schermack

Wedding Announcement for my great- grandparents, John William Blumenstiel and Laura Louise Schermack (Freeport Journal Standard, Freeport, Illinois, USA. December 1905). #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #antiquephotograph #family #ancestor #antiquephoto #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #traceyourroots #genealogia #familyarchives #schermack #schermackgenealogy #marriagebanns #newspaperarticle #newspaper #freeportillinois #freeportil #weddingannouncement #marriagelicense

Emma Schermack and Amanda Kuhlmeyer

Emma Schermack at left (my great-great aunt) with friend, Amanda Kuhlmeyer in Freeport, Illinois, USA. Aunt Em always had a sense of style. #falknerjarrell #schermackgenealogy #schermack #freeportillinois #illinois #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #oldphoto #oldphotos #illinoishistory #strongwomen #sisters #hats #1900s #1890s #1890sfashion #womeninhats #women #womensfashion #womensrights #friends #bestfriends #greatgreataunt #senseofstyle #style #stylishwomen #cdv #cartesdevisite

Regina Vaupel and Berend Anton Janssen

Regina Vaupel and Berend Anton Janssen married in October, 1909. She was first cousin to my great-grandfather, John William Blumenstiel, whose mother was Christina Vaupel Blumenstiel. Regina’s father, John Vaupel, founded John Vaupel Clothiers in Freeport, Illinois, USA. #falknerjarrell #vaupelgenealogy #vaupel #johnvaupel #johnvaupelclothier #janssen #janssengenealogy #familyhistory #genealogy #genealogyphoto #familyphotography #familyphoto #ancestors #ancestor #freeportillinois #illinois #oldphotos... Continue Reading →

Shermac Universal Envelope Sealer, 1905

Shermac Universal Envelope Sealer, 1905. My great-great uncle, Joseph J. Schermack, Jr. left his hometown of Freeport, Illinois, USA in about 1902 and moved to Chicago to seek his fortune. He worked with a number of companies, trying to bring his inventions to market. In 1905, the Hall Office Specialty produced his Universal Envelope Sealer... Continue Reading →

John Vaupel Clothiers Ad

Clothes for Corn! 1884 Newspaper advertisement for John Vaupel, Clothier in the Freeport Journal-Standard (Illinois, USA). The Vaupel Clothier was located at 108 Galena St. Freeport, Illinois, USA. John Vaupel immigrated to the USA from Reichensachsen, Hessen and opened his shop in 1880. He was the brother of my great-great grandmother, Christina Vaupel Blumenstiel. She... Continue Reading →

Martha Vaupel Mayer (1857-1961)

Martha Vaupel Mayer (1857-1961, 103 years). She was the daughter of Christian Vaupel and Anna Elisabetha Neuman. Her sister was Christina Vaupel Blumenstiel, the mother of John William Blumenstiel. Martha Vaupel migrated to Freeport, Illinois, USA from Reichensachsen, Hessen with her brother, John Vaupel, in 1880. Martha died in 1961, at the age of 103... Continue Reading →

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