Charles Feneley

Charles Feneley, 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 #detroithistory #michigan #feneley #feneleygenealogy #hats #meninhats... Continue Reading →

Charles Feneley 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 →

Helen Blumenstiel and Friend

Helen Blumenstiel (left) and Ella Phillip. Helen was the eldest sister of my great-grandfather, John William Blumenstiel. My great-grandfather wrote their names on the photo and that it was taken in 1897. Photo taken in Freeport, Illinois, USA. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #knowyouroots #antiquephotograph #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #antiquephoto #genealogyresearch #familytree... Continue Reading →

John William Blumenstiel

John William Blumenstiel, circa 1900. He was my maternal great-grandfather and the photo was likely taken in Freeport, Illinois, USA. He lived until 1976, so I was fortunate to know him. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #freeportillinois #illinois #illinoishistory #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #antiquephotograph #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #antiquephoto #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #traceyourroots #genealogia... Continue Reading →

Arcade Manufacturing – Freeport, Illinois

Arcade Manufacturing, Freeport, Illinois, USA. My great-great uncle, Joseph J. Schermack worked here in the late 19th/early 20th Century. He invented and patented two cork pullers, which were assigned to the company. He had a contentious departure from the company in 1902/3, as he sought to go into business for himself. He would go on... Continue Reading →

Schermack Siblings

Schermack great-great aunts/uncle in the early 1880s. They were siblings of my great-grandmother, Laura Schermack Blumenstiel, who was not yet born when the photo was taken. Left to right: Anna K. Schermack, Emma P. Schermack, and Joseph J. Schermack, Jr.. Taken in Freeport, Illinois, USA. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #oldphotos #oldphoto #detroit #detroithistory... Continue Reading →

Helen Blumenstiel

Helen Blumenstiel, the eldest sister of my great-grandfather, John William Blumenstiel. My great-grandfather wrote on the photo the she was 17 years of age. Photo taken in Freeport, Illinois, USA. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #knowyouroots #antiquephotograph #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #antiquephoto #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #freeportil #sister #sisters #cabinetcard #cartesdevisite #freeportil... Continue Reading →

William H. Vaupel House

The William H. Vaupel house at 1209 S Benson Blvd, Freeport, Illinois, USA. Will Vaupel was a son of John Vaupel, founder of John Vaupel Clothier in Freeport, Illinois, USA and first cousin to my great-grandfather, John William Blumenstiel. The tree in front of the house is a Beech tree brought from Germany. The William... Continue Reading →

Elizabeth and Helen Blumenstiel

Elizabeth Blumenstiel Williams (left) and Helen Blumenstiel, were the sisters of my great-grandfather, John William Blumenstiel. They look relatively young in the photo, so I suspect it was taken in Freeport, Illinois. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #knowyouroots #antiquephotograph #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #antiquephoto #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #freeportil #sister #sisters #photobooth... Continue Reading →

John Vaupel Clothier – Trade Card

Pontifical States flag trading card for John Vaupel Clothier. The Vaupel Clothier was on Galena Street in Freeport, Illinois, USA. John Vaupel was the brother of my great-great grandmother, Christina Vaupel Blumenstiel, and my 3x great-uncle. #falknerjarrell #vaupelgenealogy #vaupel #genealogy #familyhistory #freeportillinois #freeportil #oldphotos #storefront #clothingstore #johnvaupel #johnvaupelclothier #advertising #vintageadvertising #gar #grandarmyoftherepublic #citydirectory #citydirectories #oldstore... Continue Reading →

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