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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Blumenstiel Siblings

William Blumenstiel, Elizabeth Blumenstiel Williams (left) and Helen Blumenstiel, were the older siblings of my great-grandfather, John William Blumenstiel. They look relatively young in the photo, so I suspect it was taken in Freeport, Illinois. William and Helen would later move to Spokane, Washington, USA. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #knowyouroots #antiquephotograph #family... Continue Reading →

Emma Schermack and Friends

My great-great aunt, Emma Schermack (front row, second from right) explores the woods with friends (circa 1900). The photo is not inscribed, but it is likely in Freeport, Illinois, USA, where her family lived. #falknerjarrell #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #familyhistory #familyhistorian #sisters #sister #ancestors #ancestor #ancestry #familyphoto #schermackgenealogy #schermack #1910s #greatgreataunt #greatgreatauntie #picnic #familypicnic #picnic #familypicnic... Continue Reading →

Charles Feneley

Charles Feneley, husband of my great-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... Continue Reading →

Freeport, Illinois 3rd Ward No. 4 School Class Photo 1890

I posted the original 1890 school photo a while ago, but came across this 1953 newspaper article that names the students. Freeport, Illinois 3rd Ward No. 4 School Class Photo 1890. Emma P. Schermack, my great-grandmother’s sister, attended this class and is in the first seated row, far right. Note the student on the penny-farthing... Continue Reading →

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