Postcard of Reichensachsen, Germany

The Blumenstiel Family came from Reichensachsen, Germany to America in 1885. The town still exists today, as part of the city of Wehretal. The church pictured in the postcard is still central to the city.

Gottlieb and Philippine Schauer

Gottlieb and Philippine Schauer (my 3x great-grandparents), late 19th Century. The family immigrated from N├╝rtingen, Baden-W├╝rttemberg (present day Germany) to the USA in 1848. They settled in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA, where several children were born, including Amelia Schauer Schermack (b. 1853), my great-great grandmother. The family joined the German migration to the Midwest and settled... Continue Reading →

Anna Neuman Vaupel (1818-1908)

Anna Neuman Vaupel (1818-1908) immigrated to Freeport, Illinois, USA in 1885. She joined her daughter and son-in-law, Christina Vaupel and Adolph Blumenstiel in relocating from Reichensachsen, Hessen. Anna died in 1908, just before her 90th birthday. She had 3 other children in the USA: John Vaupel, George Vaupel, and Martha Vaupel Mayer. She was the... Continue Reading →

Blumenstiel/Vaupel Hometown – Reichensachsen, Hesse

The Blumenstiel and Vaupel Families 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

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