Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell and Children

Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell (my maternal grandmother) 80th birthday celebration. Dorothy and children, left to right: John William Jarrell, Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell, Dolores Jarrell Roy, Mary Ann Jarrell Falkner (my mother). Taken in Farmington, Michigan, USA (1989). #falknerjarrell #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #family #vintagephotography #ancestor #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #traceyourroots #genealogia #familyarchives #jarrellgenealogy #jarrell... Continue Reading →

John William Blumenstiel and Daughters

My great-grandfather, John William Blumenstiel (center), with his daughters and their spouses. Left to right: Walter Holmes, Margaret Blumenstiel Holmes, John William Blumenstiel, Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell, and Vernon Lee Jarrell. This likely dates to the early 1970s. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #jarrellgenealogy #jarrell #holmesgenealogy #holmes #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #antiquephotograph #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto... Continue Reading →

Alfred R. Schermack

Alfred R. Schermack, practicing golf in front of his parents’ house at 19470 Winston in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He was the son of Alfred and Grace Schermack and my grandmother’s first cousin. #falknerjarrell #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #familyarchives #ancestors #lovefamilyhistory #detroit #michigan #schermackgenealogy #schermack #golf #vintagegolf #antiquegolf... Continue Reading →

John William Blumenstiel Member Card

My great-grandparents, John William Blumenstiel and Laura Schermack Blumenstiel, owned a cottage on Cranberry Lake in Commerce Township, Michigan, USA. This is his membership card for the Log Cabin Club at the lake. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #knowyouroots #antiquephotograph #family #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #antiquephoto #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #traceyourroots #familyarchives #commercetownship #commercetownshipmi #michigan... Continue Reading →

1908 Flood of Benton Harbor

1908 Flood of Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA. It reminds me of the terrible floods in Midland, Michigan, USA this year. This postcard is from an album belonging to Helen Blumenstiel (my great-great aunt), but there is no inscription. #falknerjarrell #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #genealogia #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #unidentified #mysteryphoto #bentonharbor #bentonharbormichigan... Continue Reading →

Blumenstiel Siblings

Blumenstiel siblings, taken at Cranberry Lake, Commerce Township, Michigan, USA. Back row, left to right: John William Blumenstiel (my great-grandfather) and William Blumenstiel. Front row : Elizabeth Blumenstiel Williams and Helen Blumenstiel. William and Helen were visiting from Spokane, Washington, USA and Elizabeth lived in Freeport, Illinois, USA. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry... Continue Reading →

Blumenstiel Family

Blumenstiel Family, probably taken at their cottage on Cranberry Lake, Commerce Township, Michigan, USA. Left to right: Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell (my grandmother), Laura Schermack Blumenstiel, Margaret Blumenstiel Holmes, John William Blumenstiel. Taken in the late 1910s. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #jarrellgenealogy #jarrell #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #antiquephotograph #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #antiquephoto #genealogyresearch... Continue Reading →

Schermack-Rueger Marriage License

Marriage license of my maternal grandmother’s first cousin, Margret Schermack and Milton J. Rueger (1937). Her father was my great-great uncle, Joseph J. Schermack, an inventor of mailing machines, vending machines and other devices. #familyhistory #detroit #schermackgenealogy #schermack #genealogy #falknerjarrell #vending #vendingmachines #josephjschermack #marriagelicense #cousin #clarkstonmi #clarkstonmichigan

Patrick Falkner – Third Grade School Class

Patrick Ernest Falkner (my father) with his third grade school class, Our Lady of Sorrows (1940s). He is in the back row, third from the left. #falknerjarrell #ancestors #familyhistory #genealogy #genealogyphoto #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #antiquephotograph #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #antiquephoto #genealogyresearch #oldphotograph #savinghistory #findingroots #falknergenealogy #falkner #boy #redfordmi #1940s #schoolphoto #classphoto #catholicschool #ourladyofsorrows

Schermack-Blumenstiel Family

Schermack-Blumenstiel Family, 1940s. Back row, left to right: Anna K. Schermack, Margaret Blumenstiel Holmes, Alma Schermack Feneley, Emma P. Schermack, Laura Schermack Blumenstiel (my great grandmother). Front row, left to right: John “Jack” Holmes, Ronald Holmes, and John William Blumenstiel (my great grandfather). #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #oldphotos #oldphoto #detroit #detroithistory #michigan #michiganhistory... Continue Reading →

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