Schauer Sisters

Schauer Sisters in Freeport, Illinois, USA. My great-great grandmother, Amelia Schauer Schermack is at far left, with her sisters behind her. #falknerjarrell #ancestors #familyhistory #genealogy #genealogyphoto #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #antiquephotograph #family #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #antiquephoto #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #traceyourroots #genealogia #familyarchives #oldphotograph #savinghistory #findingroots #schermackgenealogy #schauergenealogy #freeportillinois #greatgreatgrandmother #schermack #schauer

John Vaupel Newspaper Article

1907 Newspaper article about a court case in Sioux City, Iowa, USA. involving John Vaupel, My 3x great-uncle. He owned the Vaupel Clothier 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... Continue Reading →

Adolph Wilhelm Blumenstiel and Son

Adolph Wilhelm Blumenstiel (left), my great-great grandfather, with two of his son, William George Blumenstiel in Freeport, Illinois, USA (early 20th Century). #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #freeportillinois #illinois #illinoishistory #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #antiquephotograph #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #antiquephoto #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #traceyourroots #genealogia #familyarchives #greatgreatgrandfather #1900s #fatherandchildren

Five Generations Photo

Five Generations Photo: Schwarze/Schmertman/Kottman Family of Freeport, Illinois, USA. This print of a photo was amongst my great-grandfather’s (John William Blumenstiel) papers. While I haven’t found a blood relationship, this family attended the same church and was almost certainly known to my family. The photo is undated, But it appears to be from the early... Continue Reading →

Karl Vaupel Janssen

Karl Vaupel Janssen. He was the son of my great-grandfather’s (John William Blumenstiel) first cousin, Regina Vaupel Janssen. Her father, John Vaupel, founded the Vaupel Clothiers in Freeport, Illinois, USA. #falknerjarrell #vaupelgenealogy #vaupel #johnvaupel #johnvaupelclothier #janssen #janssengenealogy #familyhistory #genealogy #genealogyphoto #familyphotography #familyphoto #ancestors #ancestor #freeportillinois #illinois #oldphotos #oldphoto #antiquephoto #antiquephotograph #firstcousins #cousins #1900s #babybuggy #babyboy... Continue Reading →

Martha Vaupel Mayer and Family

Martha Vaupel Mayer and Sam Mayer with great-grandchildren. Martha was the sister of my 2x great-grandmother, Christina Vaupel Blumenstiel. She died in 1961, at the age of 103, which was uncommon for the time. The Blumenstiel/Vaupel family immigrated from Reichensachsen, Hessen in the 1880s. #falknerjarrell #vaupelgenealogy #vaupel #mayergenealogy #freeportillinois #illinois #illinoishistory #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry... Continue Reading →

Adolph Wilhelm Blumenstiel and Christine Dreier Blumenstiel

Adolph Wilhelm Blumenstiel and Christine Dreier Blumenstiel, of Freeport, Illinois, USA (early 20th Century). I found the quilts on the clothesline very interesting. 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... Continue Reading →

Schauer Sisters

Schauer sisters and daughters. Amelia Schauer Schermack (my great-great grandmother) at center, with her sister (Pauline Grell?) at left. Back row, clockwise from left are Anna Schermack, unknown, Alma Schermack Feneley, and Emma Schermack. #falknerjarrell #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #oldphotos #oldphoto #familyhistory #familyhistorian #sisters #sister #ancestors #ancestor #ancestry #familyphoto #cousins #schermackgenealogy #schermack #1910s #greatgrandparents #grandparents #greatgreatgrandma... Continue Reading →

Laura Schermack Blumenstiel Postcard

1909 Postcard from my great-grandmother, Laura Schermack Blumenstiel in Freeport, Illinois, USA to my great-grandfather, John William Blumenstiel, in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He moved to Detroit to seek his fortune, along with Laura’s brother, inventor Joseph J. Schermack, Jr.. Apparently, Laura wanted to move back to their hometown of Freeport and she tells him he... Continue Reading →

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