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 →

Arcade Manufacturing – Freeport, Illinois

Arcade Manufacturing, Freeport, Illinois, USA. My great-great uncle, Joseph J. Schermack worked here in the late 19th/early 20th Century. He invented and patented two cork pullers, which were assigned to the company. He had a contentious departure from the company in 1902/3, as he sought to go into business for himself. He would go on... 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 →

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 →

Schermack Relative – Brooklyn, New York

Unidentified Schermack relative from Brooklyn, New York, USA. The Schermack family migrated to Brooklyn, New York from Heimbach-Weis, Germany in 1857. While my great-great grandfather, Joseph J. Schermack, Sr., moved to Freeport, Illinois, USA, his brother,Jacob stayed in Brooklyn. This is likely one of Jacob’s desendants, since they are my only known connection to Brooklyn.... Continue Reading →

John William Jarrrell and Alfred Schermack

My uncle, John William Jarrrell, with my great-great uncle, Alfred Schermack, in the 1950s. “Uncle Al” was adored by his grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. He loved tending to his garden, where he grew beautiful flowers, fruit, and vegetables. #falknerjarrell #jarrellgenealogy #jarrell #schermackgenealogy #schermack #detroit #detroitmichigan #familyhistory #genealogy #familyphotos #oldphoto #oldphotos #detroitmi #detroit #detroithistory #michigan #michiganhistory... Continue Reading →

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