Oakland Cemetery – Freeport, Illinois

Oakland Cemetery - Freeport, Illinois, USA. This is the final resting place of my 3x great grandmother, Anna Neuman Vaupel (1818-1908). She immigrated to Freeport, Illinois, USA in 1885 with my 2x great grandparents, Christina Vaupel and Adolph Blumenstiel, from Reichensachsen, Hessen, Germany. Anna died in 1908, just before her 89th birthday. #falknerjarrell #vaupelgenealogy #vaupel... Continue Reading →

Adolph Willi Blumenstiel – U.S. Naturalization

Naturalization papers of Adolph Willi Blumenstiel (1890). He was my 2x great-grandfather, the father of my great-grandfather, John William Blumenstiel. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #freeportillinois #illinois #illinoishistory #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #antiquephotograph #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #antiquephoto #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #traceyourroots #familyarchives #greatgreatgrandfather #greatgreatgrandparents #naturalization #naturalizationpapers #uscitizenship

William Blumenstiel

William Blumenstiel (left), my great-great uncle and unidentified man (about 1900). The unidentified man appears in at least one other photo, but they are glued into a photo album, so I don’t know if he is a relative or friend. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #freeportillinois #illinois #illinoishistory #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #antiquephotograph #family #vintagephotography... Continue Reading →

Gottlieb and Philippine Schauer

Gottlieb and Philippine Schauer (my 3x great-grandparents), late 19th Century, colorized by My Heritage. The family immigrated from Nürtingen, Baden-Württemberg (present day Germany) to the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA in 1848. They moved to Reading, Pennsylvania, USA, where several children were born, including Amelia Schauer Schermack (b. 1853), my great-great grandmother. The family eventually settled near... Continue Reading →

John William Blumenstiel -Confirmation

Confirmation certificate of John William (Johann Wilhelm) Blumenstiel, my great grandfather. He was confirmed at the Evangelical Lutheran Immanuels Church of Freeport, Illinois, USA in 1898 an the document is in German. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #freeportillinois #illinois #illinoishistory #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #antiquephotograph #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #antiquephoto #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots... Continue Reading →

Oak Street Evangelical Church

Oak Street Evangelical Church in Freeport, Illinois, USA. According to his obituary, my 3x great-grandfather, Gottlieb Schauer, attended this church after he migrated to Illinois in about 1870. He came from Nürtingen, Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. He arrived in Philadelphia in 1848 and stayed for 5 years. He then lived in Reading, Pennsylvania for 15... Continue Reading →

Class Photo 1890

Freeport, Illinois 3rd Ward No. 4 School Class Photo 1890. Emma P. Schermack, my great-grandmother’s sister, attended this class and may be in the first seated row, far right. Note the student on the penny-farthing bike in the back row. #falknerjarrell #schermackgenealogy #schermack #freeportillinois #freeport #freeportil #pennyfarthing #familypictures #familyhistory #genealogy #genealogyphoto #schoolmemories #classphoto #schoolphoto #schoolphotos... Continue Reading →

William Schubert

Cabinet card of William Schubert (inscribed by my great-grandfather, John William Blumenstiel). I wonder if the black banner surrounding him indicates this is a memorial card. I’m not sure if he was a friend or relative of my great-grandfather, so I’ll have to research further, to find the connection. #falknerjarrell #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history... Continue Reading →

Karl Vaupel Janssen

WWII draft registration of 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... Continue Reading →

Vaupel/Janssen Family

Vaupel/Janssen Family photograph. Unfortunately, only the boys in front are identified (if anyone can identify the rest, I would be glad to know). John Vaupel (not the young John Vaupel in the photo, who is likely a son or grandson), founded John Vaupel Clothiers in Freeport, Illinois, USA in 1880. He was the brother of... Continue Reading →

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