Amelia Schauer Schermack and Donald Blumenstiel

Amelia Schauer Schermack, my great-great grandmother, with my great- uncle, Donald Blumenstiel. Amelia was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, USA in 1853. Her family migrated west to Freeport, Illinois, USA, where she married Joseph J. Schermack, Sr. in 1875. Following the death of her husband in 1915, she moved to Detroit, Michigan, USA, to be near... Continue Reading →

Unidentified Couple – Freeport, Illinois, USA

Here is another unidentified photograph from my Freeport, Illinois, USA based family. Unidentified couple, photograph, 19th Century. #falknerjarrell #schermackgenealogy #schermack #schauergenealogy #schauer #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #vaupelgenealogy #vaupel #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #knowyouroots #antiquephotograph #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #antiquephoto #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #unidentified #unknown #unknowncouple #unidentifiedcouple

Schermack Type III Perforations

One section of a chart of Schermack Type III perforations with private control marks, intended for use in Schermack mailing and vending machines. Sheets of stamps were cut into strips, pasted together in rolls, and perforated with the Schermack Type III “hyphen-hole” perforation. The control marks punched into the stamps denoted the company by which... Continue Reading →

Unidentified Photo

Here is another unidentified photograph from my Freeport, Illinois, USA based family (Schauer/Schermack/Blumenstiel/Vaupel surnames). It may be a sibling of my 2x great grandmother, Amelia Schauer Schermack. Some branches of the family moved west to Iowa. Unidentified couple, cdv photograph, 19th Century. #falknerjarrell #schermackgenealogy #schermack #schauergenealogy #schauer #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #vaupelgenealogy #vaupel #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry... Continue Reading →

Schermack Stamp Machines

Schermack Stamp Machines, circa 1920s. They were invented by my 2x great-uncle, Joseph J. Schermack, Jr., known for inventing vending and mailing machines, along woth private postal perforations. #familyhistory #detroit #detroithistory #schermackcompanies #schermackgenealogy #stampvendingmachine #stampcollection #stampcollector #genealogy #falknerjarrell #vending #vendingmachines #schermack #josephjschermack #familyphotos #ancestry #history #knowyouroots #antiquephotograph #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #patent #inventor #inventions #oldpatent #postalhistory... Continue Reading →

Laura Schermack Blumenstiel

Laura Schermack Blumenstiel (my great-grandmother) around 1905. Freeport, Illinois, USA. #falknerjarrell #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #schermackgenealogy #schermack #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #oldphotos #oldphoto #freeportil #freeportillinois #freeport #familyhistory #familyhistorian #ancestors #ancestor #ancestry #familyphoto #1900s #greatgrandma #greatgrandmother #greatgrandparents

Schermack Type III Perfins

One section of a chart of Schermack Type III perforations with private control marks, intended for use in Schermack mailing and vending machines. Sheets of stamps were cut into strips, pasted together in rolls, and perforated with the Schermack Type III “hyphen-hole” perforation. The control marks punched into the stamps denoted the company by which... Continue Reading →

Unidentified Child

Here is another unidentified photograph from my Freeport, Illinois, USA based family. Unidentified child, photograph, 19th Century. #falknerjarrell #schermackgenealogy #schermack #schauergenealogy #schauer #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #vaupelgenealogy #vaupel #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #knowyouroots #antiquephotograph #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #antiquephoto #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #unidentified #unknown #unknownchild #unidentifiedchild

Unidentified Photograph

Here is another unidentified photograph from my Freeport, Illinois, USA based family. Unidentified child, photograph, 19th Century. #falknerjarrell #schermackgenealogy #schermack #schauergenealogy #schauer #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #vaupelgenealogy #vaupel #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #knowyouroots #antiquephotograph #family #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #ancestor #antiquephoto #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #unidentified #unknown #unknownchild #unidentifiedchild #christening

Unidentified Man

Here is another unidentified photograph from my Freeport, Illinois, USA based family. Some branches of the family moved west to Iowa. Unidentified man, photograph, 19th Century. #falknerjarrell #schermackgenealogy #schermack #schauergenealogy #schauer #blumenstielgenealogy #blumenstiel #vaupelgenealogy #vaupel #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #ancestry #antiquephotograph #vintagephotography #oldphotos #oldphoto #antiquephoto #genealogyresearch #familytree #familyhistorian #findyourroots #unidentified #unknown #unknownman #unidentifiedman #reinbeckiowa #reinbeck #reinbeckia... Continue Reading →

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