Schauer Sisters

Schauer Sisters in Freeport, Illinois, USA. My great-great grandmother, Amelia Schauer Schermack is at far left, with her sisters behind her. #falknerjarrell #ancestors #familyhistory #genealogy #genealogyphoto #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #antiquephotograph #family #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #antiquephoto #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #traceyourroots #genealogia #familyarchives #oldphotograph #savinghistory #findingroots #schermackgenealogy #schauergenealogy #freeportillinois #greatgreatgrandmother #schermack #schauer

Schermack/Blumenstiel Family

Schermack/Blumenstiel Family (circa 1915). The woman in black, center row, is my great-great grandmother, Amelia Schauer Schermack. The children seated in the front row include my grandmother, Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell, at center, with my great-aunt, Margaret Blumenstiel Holmes, to the left, followed by their cousin, Florence Schermack. I can identify various other family members, such... Continue Reading →

Schermack Sisters

My great-grandmother, Laura Schermack Blumenstiel, at right, with her sister, Alma Schermack Feneley. The child could be my maternal grandmother, Dorothy Blumenstiel Jarrell. #falknerjarrell #schermackgenealogy #schermack #freeportillinois #illinois #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #oldphoto #oldphotos #illinoishistory #sisters #detroit #detroithistory #michigan #strongwomen #sisters #hats #1900s #womeninhats #women #womensfashion #feneley #hats #aunt #greatgreataunt #feneleygenealogy #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel

Schauer Sisters

Schauer sisters and daughters. Amelia Schauer Schermack (my great-great grandmother) at center, with her sister (Pauline Grell?) at left. Back row, clockwise from left are Anna Schermack, unknown, Alma Schermack Feneley, and Emma Schermack. #falknerjarrell #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #oldphotos #oldphoto #familyhistory #familyhistorian #sisters #sister #ancestors #ancestor #ancestry #familyphoto #cousins #schermackgenealogy #schermack #1910s #greatgrandparents #grandparents #greatgreatgrandma... Continue Reading →

Laura Schermack Blumenstiel Postcard

1909 Postcard from my great-grandmother, Laura Schermack Blumenstiel in Freeport, Illinois, USA to my great-grandfather, John William Blumenstiel, in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He moved to Detroit to seek his fortune, along with Laura’s brother, inventor Joseph J. Schermack, Jr.. Apparently, Laura wanted to move back to their hometown of Freeport and she tells him he... Continue Reading →

Jacob G. Schermack

Memorial card for Jacob G. Schermack of Brooklyn, New York, USA. He was the brother of my great-great grandfather, Joseph J. Schermack, Sr., who moved from Brooklyn to Freeport, Illinois, USA in the 19th Century. They immigrated to the USA from Heibach-Weiss, Prussia 29 May 1857. #illinoishistory #familyhistory #genealogy #freeportillinois #familyphotography #falknerjarrell #schermackgenealogy #oldphotos #schermack... Continue Reading →

Schermack “Talking Salesmen”

Schermack "Talking Salesmen" Vending Machines (1929). The machine used a “continuous bucket” system, which allowed different sizes/types of products to be vended. A phonograph was incorporated in the machine, so a short message, such as a compny slogan, would play when the crank was turned. These machines were invented and patented by the inventor Joseph... Continue Reading →

Laura Schermack Blumenstiel

Laura Schermack Blumenstiel (1886-1958) in the 1950s. She was my maternal great-grandmother, but died before I was born. Laura was born in Freeport, Illinois, USA and moved to Detroit, Michigan, USA with her husband, John William Blumenstiel. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #antiquephotograph #family #vintagephotography #oldphoto #ancestor #antiquephoto #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian... Continue Reading →

Schermack Triple Stamp Vending Machine

Brochure for Schermack Triple Stamp Vending Machine (1950s). The round-back model had a clear plexiglas back and was much lighter than the iron and plate glass models of the 1920s. The Schermack Products Company was founded in Detroit by inventor Joseph J. Schermack, my great-great uncle. #familyhistory #detroit #detroithistory #schermackcompanies #schermackgenealogy #stampvendingmachine #stampcollection #stampcollector #genealogy... Continue Reading →

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