German Prisoner of War Camp, WWII

Worn photograph of the German prisoner-of-war camp where my grandfather, Vernon Lee Jarrell, was held in 1944-45. He was reported "missing in action" in France November 5, 1944. He carried this photo in his wallet and one can only imagine the horrors he saw, both in battle and in the camp. #falknerjarrell #jarrellgenealogy #jarrell #wwii... Continue Reading →

Birthplace of John William Blumenstiel

Birthplace of John William Blumenstiel, my great grandfather, in Reichensachsen, Hessen (present day Germany). The people in the photo owned the house after the Blumenstiel family relocated to Freeport, Illinois, USA in 1885.Reichensachsen is now part of Wehretal, a community in the Werra-Mei├čner-Kreis in northeastern Hesse, Germany. Wehretal came into being in 1971 and 1972... Continue Reading →

Patricia Roy Jarrell

My maternal aunt, Patricia Roy Jarrell (early 1960s). The photo was taken in Erlangen, Germany, where my uncle, John, was serving in the U.S. Army. #falknerjarrell #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #knowyouroots #family #vintagephotography #ancestor #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #traceyourroots #genealogia #familyarchives #jarrellgenealogy #jarrell #ancestors #lovefamilyhistory #roy #roygenealogy #uncle #aunt #usarmy #usarmysoldier #erlangen #erlangen_de #germany #deutschland

Reichensachsen, Hesse, Germany

Postcard from Blumenstiel/Vaupel hometown - Reichensachsen, Hesse. My Blumenstiel and Vaupel great-great grandparents came from Reichensachsen, Hesse (present day Germany) to Freeport, Illinois, USA in the 19th Century. The town still exists today, as part of the city of Wehretal. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #freeportillinois #illinois #illinoishistory #familyhistory #genealogy #germany #familyphotos #postcards #hesse #reichensachsen #wehretal

John William Jarrell and Patricia Arlene Roy

My maternal uncle and aunt, John William Jarrell and Patricia Arlene Roy (late 1950s). The photo was taken in Erlangen, Germany, where John was serving in the U.S. Army. #falknerjarrell #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #knowyouroots #family #vintagephotography #ancestor #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #traceyourroots #genealogia #familyarchives #jarrellgenealogy #jarrell #ancestors #lovefamilyhistory #roy #roygenealogy #uncle #aunt #usarmy #usarmysoldier... Continue Reading →

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